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Bobbie Eakes Preps to 'BE' Noticed With Clothing Line

Emmy-nominated actress Bobbie Eakes is preparing to light up Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District district with the launch of her retail fashion business, Studio BE.

Mod Options

While Palm Springs may be the epicenter of midcentury architecture — Perez Road in nearby Cathedral City beckons with its own set of treasures.

40 Under Forty: Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy began his interior design firm 10 years ago and has expanded nationwide with new projects and exciting ventures on the horizon.

40 Under Forty: Greg Rubino

Greg Rubino arrived in the desert nine years ago to open the Classic Club as its director of golf, assuming the position of general manager within the first year.

40 Under Forty: Christine Stein

Christine Stein knows how to make jewelry shine as the community relations and marketing director for Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers.

Far-Out Fashion

Modern sartorial trends pay a nod to the 1970s, from vibrant maxi dresses and flower prints to funky platforms and — yes! — Birkenstocks.

40 Under Forty: Erin Scott

Erin Scott is definitely making a name for herself as director of business development for Integrated Wealth Management, and with valley causes.

Who What Wares

Five new shops in the Coachella Valley will impact the way you dress and decorate your home.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Elements of Style

From complete closet makeovers to special events styling, Leslie Christen shares her tips for becoming more style savvy.

Bark, Bath & Beyond

You dress, dine, and sleep in style — and so should your pet. From such summer necessities as a life jacket and an outdoor bed to party-appropriate vests and collars, these local pet boutiques have your furry friends covered.

Rocket Fizz Offers Blast From the Past Candy, Soda

Rocket Fizz has moved to downtown Palm Springs,recreatings the candy store once the epicenter of every child’s sweet dreams.

Christopher Kennedy Design Store's Fall Opening Boosts South Palm Springs

Following the opening of the Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs, interior designer Christopher Kennedy will open a retail store and design studio just a block away.

Summer Reading

Slip one of these recent summer reading releases into your pool tote or carry-on – and get lost in literature.

Decked Out

Constructed from repurposed milk jugs, the Lollygagger outdoor furniture line by Loll Designs lends a sleek, modern aesthetic to a poolside landscape.

Red, White, and Hues of Blue

The hottest trends this season will keep you looking cool, from breezy frocks and tie-dye knits to red-haute shades and weightless accessories.

Top Lawyers

An independent firm selects 70 Coachella Valley attorneys in 18 specialties

Show Your Best Assets

Whatever your idea of idle recreation, you can shine in swimwear and comfortable, chic clothing to keep you looking hot.

The Real Mr. Turk

The creative force behind Palm Springs–based menswear label Mr. Turk is not, in fact, “Mr. Turk.” He is Jonathan Skow, husband of designer Trina Turk.

Style: Mission Impossible

Ducati Motor Holding and Tudor Watch Co. have collaborated to create a men’s timepiece that exudes strength, virility, and supreme reliability.

The Crowned Jeweler

For the past six years, vintage jewelry guru Matt Burkholz’s Palm Springs store, Route 66 West, has been the “it” destination for collectors from around the world.

Palm Springs Follies Slates Memorabilia Sale

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, which closed for good May 18, can’t say good-bye quite yet without a memorabilia sale June 13-14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Dann Foley Extends Design Line with Palm Springs Collection

When Dann Foley began his own interior design business while still in college, the Palm Springs resident's long-range vision is now coming into complete focus.

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.

The Sporting Life

With many sportswear lines adopting savvy street styles, there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.

How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

With events like Coachella, the Dinah Shore Weekend, White Party, and Stagecoach filling the valley in April, self-expression takes center stage.

Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Leslie Shockley lives by the motto, "Walk the talk", which has guided her toward creating Tea With Iris, a chic collection of comfortable, eco-friendly garments for women and children.

Green Is the New Black

Eco-minded fashion designers stitch sustainability with style.

Sheer Artistry

Wrap yourself in luxury, from soft cashmere loungewear to sensual silk sheaths.

Spin Doctors

Record Alley, which has been in the valley for 36 years, scratches the digital trend with new vinyl and old-school music memorabilia.

Gold Dust Woman

From free-flowing frocks to sequined bra tops, these bohemian-riche styles will earn you a spot on the best-dressed list at this year's music festivals.

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.

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.

Superstar Trunk Show

Michael Costello and five fellow Project Runway stars gave guests an up-close look at their Spring 2014 collections during a special trunk show and try-on at Fashion Week El Paseo

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.

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.

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

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