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Chef Chris Mitchum, Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Chef Chris Mitchum, prepares Lumpia, with avocado, ancho chile chicken and chipotle cheddar cheese.
2014.11.10 03:38 PM

Visionary - Michael Landes

Healthcare Visionary - Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s only not-for-profit hospital, relies on charity, donations, and philanthropy to continue delivering excellence to all its patients.
2014.11.06 03:27 PM

Food FUNdamentals

The Purple Room’s new executive chef talks food, brew, and supper club menus.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Maximum Minimalism

The design motif of midcentury modern and the buildings created here in that aesthetic are now the subject of best-selling coffee-table books, entries in national architectural registers, and the focus of the annual 10-day celebration called “Modernism Week.”
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Creative Mexican Cuisine Marks Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club's Reopening

New entertainment, special events, and a new executive chef in Ruben Galvez mark the reopening of Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs.
2014.10.15 11:45 AM

Triada Palm Springs Has Hollywood Star-Studded Past

Formerly known as The Spanish Inn and host to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes, the Triada Palm Springs opens with a modern look of its ancestor.
2014.10.15 09:12 AM

Visionary - Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "This is my favorite place in the whole world,” says Dr. Timothy Jochen. “I’ve traveled everywhere, and I always am so happy to come home.”
2014.10.09 11:01 AM

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 James Beard 4-Course Luncheon

To kick off the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 there was a a four-course gourmet luncheon featuring James Beard-recognized chefs, including David LeFevre, Brooke Williamson, Matthew Accarrino, and Gale Gand,
2014.10.07 11:50 AM

Visionary - Casey Coyle

Workforce Excellence Visionary - The Coachella Valley’s strong interest in healthy living made it the perfect place for Whole Foods Market to open a new store.
2014.09.30 09:26 AM

Whole Foods Palm Desert Marks Entrance into Coachella Valley

Sharing the joy and love of food became a reality for Whole Foods Palm Desert, which opened its doors Sept. 24.
2014.09.30 09:13 AM

Visionary - Todd Blue

Workforce Excellence Visionary - “We have been able to attract and hire incredible talent,” he says. “They are passionate about our community and it shows in their desire to work.”
2014.09.26 09:29 AM

Visionary - Gary Honts

Healthcare Visionary - Honts notes that the hospital is an economic driver to the community, recruiting new physicians, which leads to additional office staff jobs as well.
2014.09.23 07:14 AM

Visionary - Nachhattar Singh Chandi

Real Estate Visionary - “This is the best place to do business. We have great schools, good hospitals, and good transportation.
2014.09.22 03:29 PM

Visionary - John Monahan

Real Estate Visionary - John Monahan had been visiting Palm Springs regularly for about 15 years when he noticed that the 1968 Alan Ladd Building was for sale.
2014.09.22 03:28 PM

Visionary - Shaun Murphy

Workforce Excellence Visionary - SBEMP provides litigation and transactional services — “the full spectrum of the local economy, including business, commercial, and personal injury,” Murphy says.
2014.09.22 03:28 PM

Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Healthcare Visionary - DRMC also works in close partnership with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, relying on the agency’s internship and mentorship programs to introduce young people to healthcare careers at the hospital.
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Ritu Chopra, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "The best thing about locating our business here in the Coachella Valley is becoming part of the community,” says Dr. Ritu Chopra
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Bighorn Properties

Real Estate Visionary - Bighorn Properties has been an unmatched resource for buyers and sellers since the inception of Bighorn Golf Club, having successfully negotiated more than $2.4 billion in property sales.
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Tim Ellis

Tourism & Hospitality Visionary - Tim Ellis, the general manager for Palm Mountain Resort, came to the Coachella Valley 22 years ago “because I was looking to get into resort hotel management.”
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Richard Oliphant

Workforce Excellence Visionary - Oliphant says he’s traveled the world and, unfailingly, “I can’t wait to get back to the Coachella Valley. We have a lifestyle that’s second to none.
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Steven Quintanilla

Workforce Excellence Visionary - Steven Quintanilla first came to the Coachella Valley in 1992 when Cathedral City retained him to work on the original Ritz-Carlton project.
2014.09.22 03:13 PM

Visionary - Jeff L. Grubbe

Philanthropy Visionary - As chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Jeff L. Grubbe is one of five council members who oversee all tribal business.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Joshua Otten

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - Otten notes that the area is an ideal place for companies looking to relocate. “There’s a great appreciation for hard work here.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Healthcare Visionary - I’ve observed a lot of growth in the Coachella Valley in general, and I think that anyone who decides to move here will find it a rewarding experience.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Healthcare Visionary - Living in the Coachella Valley has been a “really amazing experience for us,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “My husband and I moved here 16 years ago.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Phillip K. Smith, Jr.

Real Estate Visionary - Smith appreciates all the Coachella Valley has to offer. “It’s been a terrific place to raise a family,” he says.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Keith McCormick

Workforce Excellence Visionary - McCormick is president of Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, a collector car auction and classic car dealership. “We moved here in 1981 from Blackpool, England.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Visionary - Deena Suffin

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - When Deena Suffin wanted to launch her company, Post Modern Inc., she turned to local resources for help — with resounding success.
2014.09.22 03:11 PM

Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Arts, Media & Entertainment Visionary - “It’s two hours from everything, whether you want to be in the mountains or by the ocean. It’s a huge community of good people, and it’s become a mecca of good design.”
2014.09.22 03:11 PM

The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

“The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, held a book signing followed by a cooking demonstration at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 Watch them make rocky road pot stickers in this video.
2014.09.12 06:50 AM

Villa Royale Inn Reflects Palm Springs History, Ambiance

What began as film star and Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie’s estate in the 1940s has been preserved and developed into a hidden gem as Villa Royale Inn.
2014.08.20 10:41 AM

Michael Caruso: 'DeVanity' Was Not All About Him

When he decided to both write and star in his own soap opera web-based series, DeVanity, Michael Caruso made sure to put his personal ambitions aside.
2014.08.15 03:26 PM

Chef Roy Choi, Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and POT

Chef Roy Choi shares his recipe for and prepares Korean barbecue on the final day of Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014
2014.08.15 07:51 AM

Michelle Stafford Creates Internet Hit with 'The Stafford Project'

When actress Michelle Stafford of General Hospital decided to try her hand at developing "The Stafford Project" for the Internet only, she was surprised by the audience's reaction.
2014.08.14 08:22 AM

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.
2014.08.13 06:59 AM

"Top Rock" Commands Stage at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

"Top Rock" brings a brash, rockin' musical tribute to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs on Friday and Saturday nights through September.
2014.08.07 02:52 PM

Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

From its 100-year-old flooring from an Italian farmhouse to its authentic menu, Il Corso in Palm Desert has created a slice of Italy at its El Paseo location.
2014.07.23 11:02 AM

Heirloom Tomatoes Guide Escena Lounge & Grill's Salad Choice

Since being diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, Escena Lounge & Grill Chef Oscar Ayala has found the healthy benefits of heirloom tomatoes in his salad creations.
2014.07.21 02:09 PM

Watch Our Top 10 Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Videos

Where should I eat in the Greater Palm Springs area? Watch our Top 10 Restaurant Videos to help you find the answer to that question.
2014.07.18 09:36 AM

Palm Springs Life Unveils August Cover at Pets on Parade Event

The 16th annual Pets on Parade awards luncheon provided the perfect backdrop for announcing Palm Springs Life's Cutest Pet Award winner, who will grace the August 2014 cover.
2014.07.15 12:59 PM

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Makes for Colorful Scene

Nearly 1,000 people left the inaugural Palm Springs Tattoo Convention with possibly a little more color and body art than when they arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
2014.07.15 07:07 AM

Watch Our Top 10 Palm Springs Hotel Videos

Watch our videos to discover what the hotel options are in the Greater Palm Springs area from well-known big names to small, boutique hotels.
2014.07.11 07:10 AM

The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

The Palm Springs Hotel, set to open this fall, will bring an industrial take on midcentury modern design in North Palm Springs.
2014.07.10 11:46 AM

Watch the Top 10 Palm Springs Life Videos

From architecture to hotels to food, viewers have clicked on Palm Springs Life videos to learn more about the Greater Palm Springs area.
2014.07.04 08:38 AM

Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

The true potential of Mexican cooking and how it can enhance even traditional Fourth of July items like hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at Tacos & Tequila at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.
2014.07.02 10:42 AM

Star Power

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honors philanthropic superhero Lynda Carter for shattering stereotypes and blazing new paths for generations of women.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Enrique G. Jacome, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Dr. Enrique G. Jacome was the first gynecologic surgeon to perform a robotic hysterectomy in Riverside County and is an expert on da Vinci robotic surgery.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Sean A. Barlow, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Dr. Sean A. Barlow, chief psychiatrist at Betty Ford Center, is driven by the interconnectedness of emotions, biology, and society.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Khoi Le, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Growing up in Vietnam during the war years, Dr. Khoi Le saw firsthand the need for good medical care.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Monica Khanna, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Dr. Monica Khanna describes her job as providing 'confidence' for the patient, even before she mentions the state-of-the-art radiation technology.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Bryan L. Stone, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Let Dr. Bryan L. Stone explain his branch of medical science, and he enthusiastically describes nephrology as a full-body concert.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Timothy M. Jochen, M.D. - Top Doctors 2014

Dr. Timothy M. Jochen is not only accomplished in medicine, he has also worked as an engineer - a valuable skill in his highly successful dermatology practice.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Brian Marki Fine Art Honors Late Mentor's Work in Palm Springs

Brian Marki is paying back on Sandro Negri's mentorship by debuting the late artist's work in Palm Springs when the new Brian Marki Gallery hosts a Summer Open House June 20.
2014.06.17 01:30 PM

Reception Honors Life of Palm Springs Life Publisher Milt Jones

Frank Jones was one of five speakers to share their thoughts June 4 before a full ballroom at a reception honoring Palm Springs Life Publisher Milt Jones, who passed away May 21 at 84.
2014.06.10 03:24 PM

Summer Salad Recipe: How to Stay Cool, Eat Well

As summer temps climb, a succulent summer salad may be your coolest option thanks to a recipe from Appetito Cal-Italian Deli in Palm Springs.
2014.06.02 08:05 PM

Bonita Domes Resembles 'Star Wars'-Like Place

To celebrate the completion of their 'Star Wars'-like Bonita Domes, a Joshua Tree couple is co-hosting a fundraising party with the local Chamber of Commerce.
2014.05.29 09:12 AM

Boots in Squares Palm Springs Stays a Step Ahead

Boots in Square Palm Springs, a gay square dance club, is open to all comers and offers a fun way to meet new people and exercise your body and brain.
2014.05.23 11:54 AM

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Brings Luxury Stay to Valley

For the first time since 2010, Ritz-Carlton has opened one of its luxury hotels in Rancho Mirage.
2014.05.22 05:19 PM

Salvation Mountain Colors Desert Palette Near Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain, a spiritual monument created by Leonard Knight, disrupts the rugged hilly terrain that lies just southeast of the Salton Sea.
2014.05.19 04:46 PM

François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant

Chef François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant prepares Moroccan Sea Scallop, Preserved Lemon Farrotto, Green Charmoula, Gewürztraminer Beurre Blanc
2014.05.15 02:32 PM

David Quintanilla Infuses Colorful Images to Sinatra Fundraiser

David Quintanilla's bold and colorful portrait photography will be part of a Palm Springs fundraiser to aid the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.
2014.05.13 10:05 AM

PS Underground Combines Food With Performance

Michael Fietsam and David Horgen's love affair with food and performance has taken them underground, PS Underground, that is.
2014.05.09 06:48 AM

Pair Turn Pipes Canyon Ruin into Outdoor Dining Gem

On a hike in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown, Paul Goff and Tony Angelotti discovered a 1920’s stone house, formerly owned by a mining family, and knew they had to save it.
2014.05.05 04:25 PM

Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club Harkens to Palm Springs Traditions

Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club is just one of the new supper club restaurants to make their mark on an old Palm Springs tradition.
2014.05.02 07:03 AM

Skylark Hotel Palm Springs Restores Vintage Look

The term “a hidden gem” gets thrown around a lot, but that’s a literal description of the Skylark Hotel located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District.
2014.04.23 02:26 PM

White Hot

Jeffrey Sanker ups the ante in celebration of his annual White Party Palm Springs’ silver anniversary.
2014.04.21 08:18 AM

Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Own a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the first hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace.
2014.04.16 09:41 AM

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 plays Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16 in what could be a launching pad for this talented La Quinta-based band.
2014.04.15 03:55 PM

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

As stage manager at McCallum Theatre for the past 16 years, Joanna Fookes oversees the production of Open Call, a local talent show set for April 17-19.
2014.04.15 12:03 PM

Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

In less than two years, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is gaining ground with its cutting edge art exhibits and its “urban oasis” sculpture garden.
2014.04.01 04:33 PM

New York-based Designer Zang Toi Closes Out Fashion Week El Paseo 2014

The highlighted “Designer of the Week” wowed the audience closing night with a theatrical runway performance.
2014.03.23 10:20 AM

Saks Fifth Avenue Takes the Runway

Saks Fifth Avenue put its best foot forward at El Paseo Fashion Week 2014 sending the finest of 2014 Designer apparel down the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.
2014.03.22 11:58 AM

The Superstars of Project Runway

Simmering anticipation came to a bubble as fashion’s current “it” man Michael Costello brought five fellow alumni to the runway under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.
2014.03.20 11:42 AM

Street Seen on El Paseo

El Paseo came alive under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent as 10 of the street’s finest retail stores and designers showcased their spring collections of jewelry and fashion.
2014.03.19 10:32 AM

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Debut Runway Show

A standing-room-only crowd cheered Runway Tent during Fashion Week El Paseo as nine graduates of California’s FIDM's debut class presented their final couture collections
2014.03.18 03:38 PM

Le Chien - A Celebration of Dogs & Fashion

A sharply turned out crowd of all ages came Runway Tent to support the Humane Society of the Desert and watch as fashion went to the dogs with “Le Chien – A celebration of Dogs & Fashion.”
2014.03.17 11:26 AM

Hotel Lautner Takes You Back to Mid-20th Century

Time travel has never been more fun touring the Hotel Lautner, which sits at the end of a quiet residential street in Desert Hot Springs.
2014.03.05 04:54 PM

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tourney Rocks to New Fundraising High

The jam session of the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament rocked the Marriott Desert Springs Feb. 28 in Palm Desert.
2014.03.03 03:50 PM

Blake Patterson Gains Fashion Inspiration From the Ocean

Blake Patterson, a student in FIDM's advanced program for fashion design, previewed a few pieces during a Fashion Week El Paseo DIVA event.
2014.02.28 04:41 PM

The Dustbowl Revival Pumps New Life into Old Songs

The Dustbowl Revival is not trying to turn back time as much as show how songs with roots in the 1800s have an audience today.
2014.02.25 08:47 AM

Self-Guided Home Tour Aids Morongo Basin Cause

Take a self-guided tour of six distinct properties Feb. 16 and help raise money to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin.
2014.02.10 09:45 AM

Frey House II: Simple. Durable. Zen. Iconic.

Frey House II is the second of two personal homes designed and constructed in Palm Springs by legendary architect Albert Frey.
2014.02.09 08:57 PM

Rancho Mirage Tells Its Story With New R/M Magazine

The city of Rancho Mirage has all of its communications tools in place with the recent publication of R/M Magazine, which was officially launched Jan. 14 with a celebration at Wally’s Desert Turtle.
2014.01.15 05:21 PM

Separations Bring Haunted Summer Band Together

After leaving their respective bands, Bridgette Moody and John Seasons formed a deeper bond built on both love and musical passion in creating Haunted Summer.
2014.01.14 10:01 AM

Rancho Mirage Artist Creates One Name Following

In an age where practically every artist is posting images via social media, TAIRA has remained refreshingly nonpromotional despite having her work shown in galleries and museums all over the globe.
2014.01.07 10:34 AM

Palm Springs VillageFest Patrons Know to "Ask the Rabbi"

Rabbi Yonason Denebeim's small, wooden booth with its black cloth cover and simple sign that reads, Ask the Rabbi, has become a staple of the Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday nights.
2014.01.06 03:49 PM

Renovations Create Better Visual at The Gardens on El Paseo

With the renovations to The Gardens on El Paseo, Robert Taubman hopes you no longer feel lost at Palm Desert’s luxury outdoor shopping mall.
2014.01.02 10:51 AM

Burger Records: No Need to Ask, 'Where's the Beef?'

Burger Records is back at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs to bring in 2014 with a New Year's Eve jam featuring The Blank Tapes.
2013.12.23 05:20 PM

The Blank Tapes Find Their Yin & Yang

The Blank Tapes, which plays at Pappy & Harriett's Dec. 21, echoes back to a nostalgic The Beach Boys 1960’s pop sensibilities with a modern-psychedelic edge.
2013.12.18 08:36 AM

The Last Goodbye

The news hit like a roundhouse to the gut: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies will end its inspired run after 23 seasons
2013.12.15 10:34 PM

Genius: Willows Inn Reincarnates Vintage Palm Springs

The Willows Historic Inn's guest list in its previous incarnation included Albert Einstein, and its modern version maintains that historic heritage in Palm Springs.
2013.12.07 10:12 PM

Desert Spanish: The Early Architecture of Palm Springs

The Charles Farrell house, which has been beautifully restored to its 1934 roots in the historic Movie Colony neighborhood in Palm Springs, was originally built for Alexander Henry.
2013.11.29 09:15 PM

Light Shows Bring Festive Mood to the Holidays

Nightfall can bring out the best of the holiday season in the Greater Palm Springs area. We've put together a list of venues that make viewing holiday lights a night out with the whole family or your significant other.
2013.11.28 10:52 PM

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine in Rancho Mirage

Roy Yamaguchi opened his first Roy's restaurant in Honolulu in 1988. Since he has expanded his culinary empire to 31 locations throughout the world and, lucky for us, one of those is right here in Rancho Mirage.
2013.11.26 02:17 PM

Jackalope Ranch - Savor the Southwest

If you haven't experienced genuine ranch hospitality in the Coachella Valley, you haven’t been to Jackalope Ranch. Located on Highway 111 where La Quinta meets west Indio, it’s a destination unto itself.
2013.11.26 01:46 PM

Hog's Breath Inn La Quinta

In 1999, when Clint Eastwood asked his good friend Kaiser Morcus to reopen the Original Hog — which the A-list actor-director-producer had owned for more than three decades in Carmel, Kaiser Restaurant Group jumped at the chance.
2013.11.26 01:33 PM

In Lucid Stead, Phillip K. Smith III demonstrates reverence for land and light

Philip K. Smith III’s Lucid Stead is a remote and ephemeral monument to light in all its shifting, blinding, beckoning, alienating, meditative, magical, natural, and artificial splendor.
2013.11.25 10:56 AM

Film Fest Celebrates Connection to Director Stanley Kramer

Director Stanley Kramer would have turned 100 this year, but his legacy of cutting-edge movies lives on thanks to the inaugural Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Nov. 15-17, in Palm Springs.
2013.11.12 12:51 PM

Bella da Ball Finds a Home Among the Stars in Palm Springs

Bella da Ball, Palm Springs' big hair, big glasses diva, is about to be cemented in Palm Spring's celebrity history with a place on the Walk of Stars.
2013.11.07 05:03 PM

Europa Restaurant at Villa Royale Inn - Old World Charm, Innovative Cuisine

Within Tuscan-inspired estate of Villa Royale Inn, Europa Restaurant embodies the rich luxury of Old World Europe with innovative cosmopolitan cuisine.
2013.11.07 09:41 AM
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