April 2013

Articles

At Salton Sea, North Shore Yacht Club is Alive!

At Salton Sea, North Shore Yacht Club is Alive!

The 53-year-old North Shore Yacht Club is a midcentury modern treasure and a community treasure. The building, recently redeveloped by the County of Riverside, has become a thriving community center serving the residents of the North Shore community.
Music Makers

Music Makers

Pioneers of the desert’s indie-rock scene reveal a vibe that runs deeper than this month’s Coachella festival
Trying to understand contemporary music in the High and Low deserts is no easy task. It’s a sound born of the canyons, sand dunes, gated estates, meth labs, utopianism, conservatism, tourism, high design, and hopelessness — a sound deeply informed by the surreal extremes of its environment.
Stars Align to Lead

Stars Align to Lead

Celebrity and civics collide, giving Palm Springs government a special shine
Celebrities discovered Palm Springs long before it was incorporated 75 years ago. Here they let their hair down, relaxed in the sun, and began supporting local civic and charitable activities. For many celebs, it was a natural segue to local politics.
Time Out for Larry Pettinelli

Time Out for Larry Pettinelli

Superlative engineering has distinguished Patek Philippe for 174 years. The brand has earned the official Geneva Seal for its mechanics and boasts the world’s two most expensive watches, including the $11 million Henry Graves Supercomplicated Pocket Watch.
Style — The Personal Touch

Style — The Personal Touch

At DeLuca Jewelers, a collaborative experience turns out customized designs
As trade-ins go, three for one hardly sounds like much of a deal — especially when we’re talking about diamond rings. For the owner of this dazzling piece, however, it was a dream come true.
Cameo — Q&A With Author Tod Goldberg

Cameo — Q&A With Author Tod Goldberg

The fact that Tod Goldberg didn’t learn to read or write until he was 10 may have honed his story-telling chops. “I was creating these long, involved sagas with my action figures,” he says.
75 Things We Love About Palm Springs

75 Things We Love About Palm Springs

People to our east may have the Grand Canyon, Gateway Arch, and Broadway, but they also have intolerant immigration rules, tornadoes, and stressful traffic. People to our west may have Pacific Ocean beaches and Sunset Boulevard, but they also have fog and stressful traffic.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

Fabulous Figs, Old-Time Rock and Roll, Sunnylands for the Pacific Rim, and Toscana Country Club Sales Soar.
The Gospel According to Dionne Warwick

The Gospel According to Dionne Warwick

The legendary singer comes to Palm Springs to discuss the new documentary about her family’s influence on 50 years of gospel, soul, and R&B
Warwick will be featured speakers at the opening-night gala of the American Documentary Film Festival on April 4 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
Market Watch — Prices Increase, Sales Decrease

Market Watch — Prices Increase, Sales Decrease

Fewer distress sales affect overall home-sale numbers, as price normalization sets in
The median price per square foot for the Coachella Valley rose another 4 percent to $135 in January — a three-month increase of 14 percent. Market Watch projects a year-end price of $150, assuming sales pick up in the next few months.
Docs’ Leading Voice

Docs’ Leading Voice

Festival to honor documentary narrator Peter Coyote
Someday, someone, somewhere will create a fascinating documentary about the life of Peter Coyote. Until then, he’s happy working from the other side of the camera.
The New Formal

The New Formal

Tuxedos and gowns have long been the go-to staple for formal affairs, but black tie doesn’t have to be, well, so black and white.
psst! — The Best of The Coachella Valley and Beyond

psst! — The Best of The Coachella Valley and Beyond

Philanthropist Donna MacMillan, Nike Air Technology in Cole Hann Shoes, Beauty tips from Makeup Artist Dimitri James, Michael Childers' Music of My Life at the McCallum Theatre.
A Supreme Moment

A Supreme Moment

Performing at this month’s Red Hot Heart Ball Gala, iconic singer Mary Wilson says Palm Springs feels like her second home
Mary Wilson, who launched a solo career in 1977, will give fans a fresh opportunity to see her perform at this month’s Red Hot Heart Ball Gala at Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.
The Long Road to the PGA Tour

The Long Road to the PGA Tour

Byron Smith took his game on a road less traveled before returning to the desert and finding a path to greater glory
At the outset of 2013, the PGA Tour website’s profile page for Byron Smith showed a blank silhouette in the space deemed for a golfer’s standard-issue headshot. Now in the 10th year of a decade-long pursuit to compete at the sport’s highest echelon, the roads of Smith’s journey have taken the 32-year-old Palm Springs native from the depths of his own resolve to golf courses around the world.
April 2013 Horoscope

April 2013 Horoscope

For High Mars, Seize the Day
Of particular celestial formations, I am often asked, “Is that good or bad?” The answer is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
Palm Springs Life

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90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

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Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.