Social Life 

Groundbreaking for Trilogy at The Polo Club's New Club - Oct. 18, 2014

Trilogy’s new club was inspired by the iconic Southern Pacific Depot Station & Hotel that once defined the social scene of the area.

Moving Paintings Show at Take 3 Gallery and Nandina Organics - Oct. 12, 2014

Take 3 Gallery in conjunction with Nandina Organics held an incredibly original Opening Reception and Light Show at The Shops at 1345 on North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Life’s 40 Under Forty at The Saguaro Palm Springs - Oct. 14, 2014

Palm Springs Life celebrated the Coachella Valley’s newest generation of up-and-coming inspirational stars at The Saguaro Palm Springs on October 14, 2014.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Honors Environmental Efforts

Some of world’s leading scientists recently gathered Oct. 12 to discuss how to advance and provide leadership strategies to combat the alarming rise of sea levels across the planet at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.

40 Under Forty: Casey Jones

For Palm Springs native Casey Jones, it is all about creativity and welcoming new ideas.

Palm Springs Life September Annual Launch Reception at Melissa Morgan Gallery - Sept. 25, 2014

Palm Springs Life celebrated the launch of the 37th Annual Desert Living Edition and the fourth edition of VISION magazine at Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery on El Paseo.

40 Under Forty: Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson, the COO for Desert Regional Medical Center, manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital, serves on the board of United Way of the Desert, and volunteers at Hanson House.

40 Under Forty: Matthew Buehler

Matthew Buehler has a main career goal to create the best STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program in the desert.

40 Under Forty: Casey and Gerry Washack

Casey and Gerry Washack are making a powerful impact on anyone looking for fitness inspiration through Next Level Fitness, and their own 42-day program, Fit in 42.

40 Under Forty: Chris Pardo

Chris Pardo is on the forefront of so many new, innovative projects in the valley that it is becoming hard to keep score.

40 Under Forty: Kelly McLean

Splash House co-founder Kelly McLean had aspirations of being a performer herself, starting her own girl pop group in Los Angeles and doing some acting in Palm Springs.

40 Under Forty: Katharine Johnson

As the only woman serving on the Palm Springs Fire Department, Katharine Johnson has a lot of big brothers — 54, to be exact.

40 Under Forty: Amir Afsar

Amir Afsar chose business law and real estate development litigation to have a “toe in the water” in a broad range of businesses, from gold buying to restaurants.

40 Under Forty: Alex Lechuga

Alex Lechuga holds the distinction of being a certified 'master molder' in injection molding, one of only 2,500 in the world.

40 Under Forty: Joe Pradetto

Joe Pradetto started as an intern for then-Assemblyman John Benoit and went on to become a legislative assistant for the state senator.

40 Under Forty: Karina Medina-Thomas

As the chief operating officer of Desert Family Medical Center, Karina Medina-Thomas expertly handles the day-to-day operations and procedures of the private family medical practice.

40 Under Forty: Jaci Fitzsimonds

You might be surprised to find out that Jaci Fitzsimonds, president of Cord Media, grew up on a farm in a town of 1,000 people in North Dakota.

40 Under Forty: Mara Gladstone, Ph.D.

As the assistant curator of Palm Springs Art Museum, Mara Gladstone develops exhibitions and art programs, and also helps preserve and expand the museum’s collection.

40 Under Forty: Reid D. Milanovich

As one of five Tribal Council members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Reid Milanovich is grateful every day.

40 Under Forty: Patrick Service

Restaurateur Patrick Service has lived most of his life in Palm Springs, being born into the legendary Las Casuelas restaurant family here.

40 Under Forty: Darrell Tucci

The mission of Desert AIDS Project is very close to Darrell Tucci's heart, who lost his grandfather and childhood best friend to the disease.

40 Under Forty: Michele Mician

As sustainability manager for the city of Palm Springs, Michele Mician is able to combine her career with her passion.

40 Under Forty: Dominique Medina

While most people her age were making plans to begin high school, at age 14 Dominique Medina began working in her dad’s business, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage.

40 Under Forty: Liberty Naud

In 2008, Liberty Naud walked into an elementary school computer lab to find all the kids playing solitaire. It was a defining moment in her life.

40 Under Forty: Kenneth Ebner

Kenneth Ebner's Rock Your Resolution program is designed to make fitness goals come true and help change the way people feel about the gym.

40 Under Forty: David Woods

Golf professional David Woods refers to his position as PGA director of golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells as his dream job.

40 Under Forty: Jaime Kowal

Jaime Kowal has worked as an editorial and commercial photographer, building her portfolio of work globally over the past 14 years.

40 Under Forty: Michael Beckman

While popular chef and restaurateur Michael Beckman studied at the University of San Francisco, he fell in love with his Italian colleagues’ passion for food and wine.

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: Ron Alderete

Owning a tequila company could make a person pretty popular — if he had time to bask in the glory. Ron Alderete’s life stays busy and moving, literally.

40 Under Forty: Jeff L. Grubbe

Jeff Grubbe, at just 37 years old, is already a leader locally and nationally in his role as chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Palm Springs Horoscope: October 2014

Scorpios cajoled from the shadows to center stage have a small window of opportunity to make a quick impact before scurrying away for strategic planning.

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: Tory Christensen

Tory Christensen and his wife moved here three years ago from Stockton with their three young children to find a safer place to raise a family.

40 Under Forty: Drew Davis

Catalan Chef and owner Drew Davis Davis wants to create the best experience for his dining patrons, as is giving back to the community.

40 Under Forty: Engin Onural

Sushi chef and restaurant owner Engin Onural believes he shares an important attribute with his generation: Innovation.

40 Under Forty: Bianca Rae

CBS Local 2 anchor Bianca Rae loves the desert, noting that it doesn’t feel like a small town with so many incredible events and opportunities.

40 Under Forty: Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown relocated to the desert from Louisiana 15 years ago and discovered her career path was not to have Broadway stardom after all.

40 Under Forty: Ashley Vertuno

As a college undergrad, Ashley Vertuno nixed her original plan to become an orthopedic surgeon but chose to stay within the healthcare field on a management path.

40 Under Forty: Josh Zipperman

Since his arrival in the desert six years ago, Josh Zipperman has had many accomplishments and positive impacts on the community.

40 Under Forty : Ezekiel Bonillas

A Coachella Valley native, Ezekiel Bonillas cares about making the community a better place, as well as turning visions into reality.

A Generation of Leaders

Every four years, Palm Springs Life celebrates the Coachella Valley’s newest generation of up-and-coming inspirational stars.

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.

40 Under Forty: Ashlee Ciora

Ashlee Ciora has traveled to Europe 33 times, has been to 34 U.S. states, and visited 30 countries on four continents, with a goal of ultimately traveling to six of the seven continents.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Five Hundred Hosts Palm Springs Real Estate Showcase - Sep. 17 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, The Five Hundred executive building in Palm Springs hosted its first real estate showcase.

Palm Springs Life Celebrates Top Doctors — Sept.11, 2014

Palm Springs Life celebrated the Top Doctors for 2014 at a private reception held at Jorge Mendez Gallery, Palm Springs.

United Way of the Desert Recognition & Kick Off Luncheon

The United Way of the Desert has set a fundraising goal of $1.5 million for 2014-15 following an announcement at its Recognition & Kick Off Luncheon on Sept. 12.

Palm Springs Horoscope - September 2014

Libras have been challenged over the past year to define a balance in many areas of their life. Neither manipulation nor polite nudging is working.

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.

'Top Rock' Brings Interactive Musical Tribute to Palm Springs

"Top Rock" is back home at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, featuring a 12-member cast and a five-piece band that belts out hit after hit.

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.

Palm Springs Short Fest Earns Worldwide Accolades

The largest turnout of filmmakers ever gathered for the 20th annual Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Festival at the Camelot Theatres.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Celebrates Success of “Live Life to Discover” Art Event

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa hosted an exciting Day of Discovery of visual art featuring Chicago-based artist Patrick Scoff.

Top Lawyers Reception - June 18, 2014

Palm Springs Life celebrated attorneys that were named as Top Lawyers in the June issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine.

Contour Dermatology Day of Beauty

Guests at Contour Dermatology’s recent Day of Beauty enjoyed a performance by hula dancers to benefit Advancing the Interests of Animals.

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.

Esquire Chooses Palm Springs as 1 of 8 Sexiest U.S. Cities

Palm Springs is ranked among the 8 sexiest cities in America by Esquire magazine, sitting at No. 5. Las Vegas was chosen No. 1.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe Celebrates 25 Years - May 21, 2014

Psst! Gentlemen Only

Besides fellowship during their annual escapes to the desert from freezing climes, members of two men’s clubs in Palm Springs share common interests, be it the local business climate or world events.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars Honors Dr. Scott M. Aaronson - May 18, 2014

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honored noted plastic surgeon, humanitarian, and Coachella Valley resident, Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S., with the 371st Golden Palm Star

HK Lane Real Estate Named an Affiliate of the Year by Christie's International - May 15, 2014

The Affiliate-of-the-Year Award recognizes excellence in branding and marketing throughout the Christie’s International Real Estate network.

Cheetah Conservancy Fund Stops in the Desert

Dr. Laurie Marker from the Cheetah Conservation Fund spoke at the Rancho Mirage home of Roswitha Smale on the plight of the cheetah, Africa’s most endangered big cat.

Rilington Group Breaks Ground - May 8, 2014

The Rilington Group kicked off a new era of housing developments with their Groundbreaking ceremony for the Valera Village Traditions/Palm Springs at the corner of Ramon Road & Calle El Segundo.

Michael Bolton Commands Desert Symphony's 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Desert Symphony's 25th anniversary celebration featured a performance by multiple Grammy winner Michael Bolton, who made his McCallum Theatre debut.

American Heart Association Fetes National Honorees

Three remarkable individuals were honored April 12 by the Coachella Valley Heart Association and American Stroke Association during the 26th annual Heart Ball.

Visionary Women

Palm Springs Life recognizes three women in business who go beyond the 9 to 5 to benefit the Coachella Valley community

Michael Childers’ 'One Night Only' Benefits Jewish Family Service

Kudos to producer (and famed photographer) Michael Childers for once more bringing the talent-driven “One Night Only” to the McCallum Theatre.

PS Regional Association of Realtor's 85th Anniversary at the Hard Rock Hotel - Apr. 19, 2014

The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors celebrated its 85th Anniversary with more than 400 guests at the Hard Rock Hotel.

American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Records

The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund presented 130 documentary films from around the world March 27-31 at three theaters in the Coachella Valley.

Michael Childers Honored by Jewish Family Service of the Desert

In tribute to Michael Childers’ talent and generosity, he was honored with the Michael Childers Jewish Family Service of the Desert Humanitarian Award.

Kim Seybert Trunk Show at Between the Sheets - Apr. 2, 2014

Luxury tabletop and home decor designer Kim Seybert made a personal appearance at her trunk show at Between the Sheets home store on El Paseo.

Dawson Cole Fine Art and Galerie Moderne Present Art, Wine and Dining - Mar. 27, 2014

Dawson Cole Fine Art and partner, Galerie Moderne, were pleased to present a one-of-a-kind event of art, wine and dining at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Indian Wells on March 27, 2014.

Ristretto for Coffee Lovers Officially Opens - Mar. 24, 2014

More than 40 guests that included Elected Officials, Tourism and Hospitality Partners, and invited VIPs helped to celebrate with a ribbon cutting, and assorted coffees.

'On The Air! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics'

"On The Air! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics" attracted a large crowd to the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs for this one night only performance.

"American Graffiti" Star Shines on Mizell Senior Center Benefit

Cindy Williams served as guest emcee and Sha Na Na performed at Mizell Senior Center’s ninth annual "Stars Among Us" benefit March 22 at Palm Springs Air Museum.

Aftab Dada, P.S. Resorts Chairman, Receives 365th Golden Palm Star - Mar. 27, 2014

Aftab Dada, chairman of P.S. Resorts and general manager of the Palm Springs Hilton hotel, received the 365th Golden Palm Star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars

Palm Springs Art Museum Marks 75th Anniversary

The Palm Springs Art Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary at a glittering event that showcased the museum’s present, past, and future while honoring Board Chairman Harold Meyerman.

Cirque Couture After Party for JM Couture Fashion Week Debut - Mar. 20, 2014

After a stunning and unprecedented runway show debut at Fashion Week El Paseo, the audience was invited for an after party at Mitch’s on El Paseo.

Native Film Fest Supports Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Actress Tantoo Cardinal received the Richard M. Milanovich Award for Distinguished Contributions to Inidigenous Film at the Native American Film Fest in Palm Springs.

Kaye Ballard's "Going Out of Business"

When her show ended, the consensus was 88-year-old Kaye Ballard is still too good to be done with live stage performances.

CODA Gallery Hosts Helper, Utah Artists of Helper Art Workshops at Opening Reception - Mar. 15, 2014

Coda continued it's month long celebration of the artists of Helper, Utah, featured the Established Artists of the Helper Art Workshops

Time and America Opening at J. Willott Gallery - Mar. 7, 2014

J. Willott Gallery “Time and America,” an ongoing show continuing the month of March featuring two rising stars in the art world, Erin Berrett and Jason Kowalski

Artist Sherry Wolf Debuts New Work at Imago Galleries - Mar. 7, 2014

After years out of the limelight, artist Sherry Wolf debuted her new series of paintings at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert

Stepping Out With Bernadette Peters for College of the Desert

A sold out crowd stepped up for College of the Desert and attended a performance by Bernadette Peters Feb. 19 at the McCallum Theatre in celebration of the college’s 30th anniversary.

American Advertising Federation Honors Milt Jones

Milt Jones, publisher of Palm Springs Life, recently received the American Advertising Federation Palm Springs Desert Cities' “A Legend of Advertising Award”.

Ironwood Ladies' Night - March 5, 2014

The Ironwood Country Club had its 4th Annual Ladies’ Night Out on March 5th at The Shops on El Paseo to help kick off the Coyote Classic Gold Tournament.

Colin Fisher Studios Engages the Valley's Art Scene with a Two Artist Show on Display through March 15, 2014

Two artists brought together their work at a well-attended opening night cocktail party at Colin Fisher Studios in Cathedral City.

Black & White Ball Honors Harold Matzner

The Virginia Waring International Piano Competition will long be remembered by arts supporters for its performances and importance of music in the lives of children.

Dine with the Artists, An Intimate Dinner with Shag and Chef Jon Tice at Tinto - Feb. 16, 2014

Mod art met modern cuisine at an intimate dinner for 26 people at Tinto restaurant at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs.

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Spearheads Helping Children

The 26th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational included a series of activities in Fantasy Springs Casino’s Entertainment Center plus golf competition on the Eagle Falls Golf Course.

Frasca Jewelers Honors Award Winning Designer, Myriam Gumuchian - Feb. 11, 2014

A private dinner hosted by famed El Paseo jeweler, Frasca Jewelers honored award winning couture designer Myriam Gumuchian

Forever Marilyn Will Leave Palm Springs; Head to Jersey

The Forever Marilyn sculpture will leave downtown Palm Springs at the end of March and head to an exhibit of its creator in New Jersey.

Palm Springs Chosen as One of the Friendliest Small U.S. Cities

Palm Springs has been chosen one of the top 10 friendliest small cities in the country by, a real estate research website.

Coda Gallery Opens Group Show Featuring Work by Landscape Artists - Feb. 15, 2014

Coda hosted a reception for "Exploring the Landscape of Color.” This group show featured contemporary landscape paintings by Mark Bowles, Alfred Currier, Tim Howe and Marshall Noice.

Porsche Coffee and Cars at Desert European Motorcars - Feb. 15, 2014

Over 165 Porsche enthusiasts gathered for the “Coffee and Cars” event held at Desert European Motorcars at the Porsche of Rancho Mirage showroom.

Trilogy at the Polo Club Grand Opening - Feb. 8, 2014

Trilogy by Shea Homes held its grand opening for its newest resort community, Trilogy at The Polo Club, Saturday February 8th and Sunday, February 9th.

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