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Discovery Shop Rancho Mirage Offers Holiday Shopping Alternative

Looking for treasures, especially unique, high-end designer clothing — and you love landing a deal in the name of supporting a worthy charity — consider a trip to the Discovery Shop in Rancho Mirage on your list of holiday shopping must-dos.
2014.12.10 10:30 AM

Dining in a Winter Wonderland

Palm Springs' Lori Tiedeman, an interior designer for more than 30 years, tells us how to bring the holiday magic to our own homes.
2014.12.08 09:52 AM

Santa Baby

Here are Him and Her holiday gift suggestions to reward your significant other for being so nice (or naughty) with a sweet something under the tree.
2014.12.08 09:31 AM

Share the Cheer

Start your holiday retail therapy on Black Friday in the Coachella Valley with extended store hours, knockout discounts, and stellar sales. Here’s where to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — and help others at the same time.
2014.11.14 10:03 AM

What’s Old Is New

An upscale consignment boutique in Palm Desert is a dream setting for ladies who love high fashion.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Carry the Cause

A unisex boutique in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District lends help to local teenagers in distress.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Blue Tie

A colorful take on cocktail attire breathes new life into classic evening wear.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Palm Springs Vintage Market is Midcentury Mecca

The Palm Springs Vintage Market gives mid-modern design and décor buffs another reason to visit downtown the first Sunday of each month during the season to find awesome retro finds.
2014.10.27 10:01 AM

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.
2014.10.01 09:33 AM

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.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

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.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

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.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

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.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Who What Wares

Five new shops in the Coachella Valley will impact the way you dress and decorate your home.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

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.
2014.10.01 06:56 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 - 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 - 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

Elements of Style

From complete closet makeovers to special events styling, Leslie Christen shares her tips for becoming more style savvy.
2014.09.02 06:25 AM

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.
2014.07.29 12:18 PM

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.
2014.07.29 12:15 PM

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.
2014.07.07 01:43 PM

Summer Reading

Slip one of these recent summer reading releases into your pool tote or carry-on – and get lost in literature.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Decked Out

Constructed from repurposed milk jugs, the Lollygagger outdoor furniture line by Loll Designs lends a sleek, modern aesthetic to a poolside landscape.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

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.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Top Lawyers

An independent firm selects 70 Coachella Valley attorneys in 18 specialties
2014.05.30 02:58 PM

Show Your Best Assets

Whatever your idea of idle recreation, you can shine in swimwear and comfortable, chic clothing to keep you looking hot.
2014.05.30 02:34 PM

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.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

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.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

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.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

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.
2014.05.28 09:05 AM

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.
2014.05.20 05:31 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

The Sporting Life

With many sportswear lines adopting savvy street styles, there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
2014.05.12 08:09 AM

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.
2014.04.07 10:51 AM

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.
2014.04.04 02:17 PM

Green Is the New Black

Eco-minded fashion designers stitch sustainability with style.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

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.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

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.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

Sheer Artistry

Wrap yourself in luxury, from soft cashmere loungewear to sensual silk sheaths.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

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

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
2014.03.21 02:54 PM

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

Greg Bennett Contemporary Art Offers New Look to El Paseo

The grand opening of Greg Bennett Contemporary Art March 20 on El Paseo in Palm Desert gives art afficionados a chance to embrace abstract art.
2014.03.18 02:23 PM

Style & Beauty Bash: Pretty on El Paseo

On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., stylish attendees of all ages flocked to the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent for Fashion Week El Paseo Palm Desert’s 2014 Style and Beauty Bash.
2014.03.18 09:07 AM

Fashion Week 2014 - StyleBeautyBash

2014.03.18 08:20 AM

Sunday's Fashion Frenzy

More than 15 fine designers and retailers set up one-day-only pop-up stores in the tent adjacent to the Runway Tent, giving attendees the chance to try on and purchase their newest spring styles.
2014.03.17 03:42 PM

Cheryl Tiegs Adds Runway Buzz to Fashion Week El Paseo

The buzz surrounding Fashion Week El Paseo will raise a few octaves when sponsor Cambria will celebrate the opening of its El Paseo countertop gallery with a special runway appearance by Cheryl Tiegs.
2014.03.17 02:16 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

Michael Costello Will Show Outfits Worn by Beyoncé, Britney, Shakira

Michael Costello returns to Fashion Week El Paseo on the heels of his outfits appearing on such megastars as Beyoncé, Brittney Spears and Shakira.
2014.03.11 01:07 PM

Cheryl Tiegs, Mariel Hemingway Will Walk Fashion Week El Paseo Runway

Cheryl Tiegs and Mariel Hemingway have added superstar power to Fashion Week El Paseo by walking the runway March 18 in Palm Desert.
2014.03.04 01:17 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

Fashion Rewind

As Christian Dior, the fashion designer of the late 1940s and ’50s, stated, “Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing.”
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Couture On Point

Ballet-inspired looks from international designer Zang Toi’s spring 2014 collection have an ethereal aesthetic that radiate elegance and luxury.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Shop: Haute Treasure Hunter

Vintage clothing aficionado William Miller curates an upscale collection for his uptown boutique.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Style: Painting the Town Red

French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, renowned for his signature red sole, makes his debut in palm desert with a vibrant and colorful spring collection.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Find Your Chic

Fashion Week El Paseo is renowned for whipping the stylish into a shopping frenzy. Here’s a guide to getting your hands on the finest pieces from the shows.
2014.02.28 08:27 AM

Michael Costello and His Cadre of Couturiers

Michael will be débuting his latest collection straight from New York’s Fashion Week runway. This means that you will get to see it all well before Beyoncé has a chance to get her hands on it!
2014.02.06 10:03 AM

Uptown By Design

Big change often starts small. Such was the case in 2002, when fashion designer Trina Turk set up shop within a depressed section of Palm Springs’ North Palm Canyon Drive.
2014.01.31 07:57 AM

Stories of Modernism

A must for every coffee table, these five design books explore the history of Palm Springs modernism.
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

Things to Do This Weekend: Dwight Yoakam, Foreigner

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
2014.01.29 09:37 PM

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Gender Blenders to Gentility

Since 2006, the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo has featured more than 3,500 looks from diversified designers.
2014.01.29 04:00 PM

In the Mood 4 Mod

Palm Springs stands at the epicenter of the midcentury modern movement, boasting large concentrations of this iconic design and architecture style.
2014.01.28 10:36 AM

Palm Springs Groups Help Connect Wine Lovers

They are affectionately known as “Moodies”, a Palm Springs group that constitutes a growing social wave connecting wine lovers to fine wines.
2014.01.08 03:40 PM

The Hot Seat

For Calvin Dahlstrom, what began as a creative outlet three years ago has evolved into a new career — and lifestyle.
2013.12.31 07:46 AM

Rock Candy

Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, and Gwyneth Paltrow have rocked Beth Yorn’s one-of-a-kind designs.
2013.12.31 07:46 AM

Diamond in the Buff

Yellow diamonds were once thought to be inferior to the lucid white variety, but naturally occurring yellow diamonds are among the rarest, and therefore one of the most sought-after gems.
2013.12.31 07:46 AM

Girls Will be Boys

Fashion Feature — The rebel has a cause: to spin cool men’s style into her own
2013.12.31 07:46 AM

The New Age of the 401K

Gone are the days when companies offered generous employer contributions to their employees’ 401(k) plans. In the 1980s, Forbes magazine matched employee contributions dollar for dollar.
2013.12.30 02:30 PM

To have & to hold

Trendy totes, fabulous fold-overs, and coveted clutches of all kinds are within your grasp in Coachella Valley stores.
2013.12.30 02:09 PM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2014 Names Sponsors

Fashion Week El Paseo 2014, a Palm Springs Life magazine event, continues to break new ground as one of the premiere events on the West Coast with the naming of Saxony Group as title sponsor and JM Couture as presenting sponsor.
2013.12.18 10:24 AM

Red Carpet Ready

American fashion designer David Meister reveals his sartorial secrets. He fills his day with beautiful women, bright lights, and red carpets.
2013.11.27 07:40 AM

Not Your Parents’ Plan

“Baby boomers are completely rewriting retirement for today’s realities,” says Chuck Underwood, founder and principal of The Generational Imperative, a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.
2013.11.27 07:40 AM

All That Glitters

Holiday festivities drive the desert’s casual mode up a notch. Dare to be seen about town, at friendly get-togethers, and the most lavish of parties, using best-dressed tips from those in the know.
2013.11.25 01:56 PM

'If the Shoe Fits...' It Does for Mary Ann Weisberg

When she couldn't find the type of elegant slippers she wanted, Mary Ann Weisberg did the next best thing and started her own company, Luxe Me Now.
2013.11.20 11:43 AM

Classic Pueblo

Palm Springs Life selected Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, located in Desert Hot Springs, as the location for this month’s fashion shoot.
2013.10.31 08:58 AM

Modern Oasis

Destination PSP celebrates the lifestyle in the fun collectibles it creates for the home and pool, as well as souvenir apparel and other gifts designed to echo midcentury modern charm.
2013.10.31 08:58 AM

Snakes on a Chain

With this exotic and beautiful serpent collar necklace anyone can ever so subtly command attention. Part of the Jardin de Papillon collection, the intricate statement piece hisses pretty-meets-punk.
2013.10.31 08:58 AM

Gerald, Betty Ford's Belongings to be Auctioned

Contents of the Rancho Mirage home of President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford will be auctioned to benefit the Betty Ford Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley, and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Nov. 16.
2013.10.16 11:13 AM

Fall Fashion Trends: Black is Back at Saks Fifth Avenue

Susan Stein, fashion editor of Palm Springs Life, identified some of the fall fashion trends to members of the Women Leaders Forum during its Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue at El Paseo Gardens in Palm Desert.
2013.10.03 10:41 AM

Business to Consumer Expo Champions Small Businesses

Small business will be championed Oct. 3 at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Business to Consumer Expo at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
2013.10.01 03:46 PM

Cool Blue

Less a time-telling tool than an accessory of cool, a man’s wristwatch remains a style essential, conveying sophistication, adventure, and lifestyle.
2013.10.01 07:57 AM

Zoot Suit Riot

This fall, suits for men and women take an audacious turn, changing from the streamlined shapes of the 1950s and ’60s to exaggerated silhouettes of the 1940s zoot suit.
2013.09.30 02:39 PM

Visionary - Marc Empey

The partners at Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney law firm believe in staying connected to the community. In fact, the founding partners grew up in the Coachella Valley and returned here to practice.
2013.09.27 01:38 PM

Visionary - Troy Zimmerman

Zimmerman focuses on luxury residential interior design, new construction from concept to completion, remodels, and commercial interiors, with emphasis on function and artistry.
2013.09.27 01:36 PM

Visionary - Bohdan Olesnicky

Bohdan Olesnicky parlayed his experience as a SWAT team physician — into creating a line of vitamins and nutritional products aimed at people in high-stress jobs.
2013.09.27 01:19 PM

Visionary - Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy, formerly a stockbroker in Los Angeles, opened his interior design firm 10 years ago in Palm Springs and has since found a rewarding marketplace.
2013.09.27 01:01 PM

Visionary - Ethan Kaminsky

He started his career photographing the valley’s iconic architecture. “Today many of my clients are architects, interior designers, and builders,” Kaminsky says.
2013.09.27 01:00 PM

Visionary - Singh Chandi

When Singh Chandi came to the Coachella Valley more than 20 years ago, he rode on the hope of achieving the American dream.
2013.09.27 12:32 PM

Linking the Nation’s Supply Chain

The Coachella Valley is poised to become an important distribution center for the more than 40 percent of imports that enter through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
2013.09.27 10:45 AM

Porsche of Rancho Mirage Unveils New 2014 Porsche Panamera - Sept. 12, 2013

Porsche of Rancho Mirage unveiled the exciting 2014 Porsche Panamera to a crowd of sports car enthusiasts at the Porsche of Rancho Mirage showroom.
2013.09.16 10:24 AM

Moon Landing Luxury

Timeless jewelry carries you light years ahead
2013.09.03 10:24 AM

Glamour Begins at Home

These Studio 54-inspired ensembles encourage the ultimate in lounging
2013.09.03 10:24 AM

Shop by Vibe

Whether you’re looking for luxury apparel, modern home furnishings, décor and novelties, the desert has a shopping destination to fulfill your desires.
2013.09.03 10:24 AM

Dog’s Best Friend

Chef Mike has a diet that dogs love — and it’s healthy for them too! FreshFetch Real Meals for Dogs is available at Jensen’s Fine Foods, Bones-n-Scones, and Whole Foods markets.
2013.07.29 05:01 PM

Haute for Doggie

From fancy bowls to fashion-forward collars to designer furniture, our canine companions deserve the best of everything.
2013.07.29 05:01 PM
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