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Harley and Me

"Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life" is a cross-country chronicle of transformation that started in the saddle of a 550-pound motorcycle.
2016.05.09 01:43 PM

Estate of Grace

Experience a full day at the sprawling, 200-acre Rancho Mirage estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg known as Sunnyands.
2016.04.11 02:56 PM

Tight, Bright, Beautiful Gowns Cinch Fashion Week El Paseo

South African-born designer Marc Bouwer is synonymous with glamorous eveningwear, making him a fitting choice for the closing night of Fashion Week El Paseo.
2016.04.10 09:53 AM

Dame Zandra Rhodes Brings Down the House

Zandra Rhodes' fashion show on April 8 at Fashion Week El Paseo, simply put, was unforgettable, from clutching start to performance-art finish.
2016.04.09 08:58 AM

FIDM Students Put Diverse Backgrounds on Runway Display

A delighted and diverse crowd cheered on 10 debut FIDM designers from around the globe as they unveiled their collections at Fashion Week El Paseo.
2016.04.08 10:41 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo Packs Twice the Shine

“A Night of Diamonds and Grayse” was a night of matches well made at Fashion Week El Paseo, pairing locally designed fashions with international names in jewelry.
2016.04.07 02:25 PM

Zandra Rhodes Has Collection You'll Love to Wear

British designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes is jumping over the pond to share her classic signature styles and latest collection on April 8 at Fashion Week El Paseo.
2016.04.07 08:00 AM

Art is Architecture: The Designers of Project Runway Trunk Show

All the designers at the Project Runway Trunk show were walking tall on April 6 at Fashion Week El Paseo.
2016.04.07 06:00 AM

Project Runway Designers Surprise, Delight … and Confuse

Bare shoulders, toned tummies, long legs, and décolletage were some of the biggest stars of the Stars of Project Runway show on April 5.
2016.04.06 09:55 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo is Home for Project Runway Stars

Michael Costello, who earned a big break by appearing on Season 8 of Project Runway, headines the April 5 Stars of Project Runway show at Fashion Week El Paseo.
2016.04.05 04:36 PM

"El Paseo Rocks" Ready-To-Wear For All Ages

Shop, swoon, and sweat: you can do it all on Palm Desert’s El Paseo Avenue, and it was all on display at Fashion Week El Paseo on April 4.
2016.04.05 09:38 AM

'Strut Your Style' Winner Walks Runway With Top Models

Jodessa Braga is the winner of your 'Strut Your Style' contest produced by Palm Springs Life.
2016.04.04 12:58 PM

Dogs Walk the Walk to 1980s Tunes at Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo’s Le Chien show has become a family-friendly event that includes loyal canine pets in the audience who support the fellow canines on stage.
2016.04.04 09:56 AM

Monique Lhuillier Sculpts Fashion Week Artistry

Designer Monique Lhuillier showed the opening crowd at Fashion Week El Paseo how she sculpts her looks around the artistry of the female form itself.
2016.04.03 11:22 AM

Home Alone

She had the entire estate to herself, and all day to play in it. What's a girl to do?
2016.03.09 02:35 PM

Screen Gems

It may be sheer fantasy to dream of a diamond as big as the Ritz. So how about a necklace as big as a couch?
2016.02.01 08:29 AM

Palm Springs Fashion Trends for 2016

Here are some of the outstanding trends you should consider when shopping for your Fall/Winter 2016 wardrobe in Greater Palm Springs.
2016.01.14 08:34 AM

La Ronde Dans La Cabana

'La Ronde' is a play written by Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler in 1897 where 10 pairs of characters interact before and after their sexual encounters.
2015.12.31 09:05 AM

The Look

As the party season begins in Greater Palm Springs, there are a variety of touches you can shop for to ensure your outfit catches everyone's attention.
2015.12.31 09:05 AM

Treasure Chests

These gifts from Frasca Jewelers in Palm Desert prove their luxury and beauty all within one glimpse.
2015.12.01 06:58 AM

The Muse and the Willows

There is something about The Willows in Palm Spring that takes your breath away.
2015.10.30 02:56 PM

Shop the Oasis

From the outlets to luxury shopping, the Greater Palm Springs area offers a variety of choices and opportunities to find what you're looking for.
2015.09.29 08:38 AM

Big City Ranchers Come to High Desert Terrain

When you spend a day with Rimrock Ranch owner Jim Austin, there is never a dull moment as you experience this part house, part rental, and part performance venue just north of Pioneertown.
2015.07.13 08:25 AM

Barely There

With summer upon us, we've put together the best looks, caught you up on the latest trends, found out what is inspiring designers, and put it all together into your Summer 2015 summer shopping picks.
2015.05.29 08:25 AM

Cool High Desert Offers Golf, Total Escape Package From Palm Springs Sizzle

A quick and easy visit to the High Desert just 30 minutes outside of the Greater Palm Springs area lessens the temperatures by about 15 degrees while providing entertaining golf, accommodations, music, and food.
2015.05.19 02:02 PM

Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat and High Desert Lifestyle

Dave McAdam of Homestead Modern is banking on the current wave of baby boomers who want to recapture the homesteader wave of 50 years ago in the high desert area north of Palm Springs.
2015.05.15 07:00 AM

East Meets West

Gemma Kahng, Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s finale designer, grew up in South Korea, eventually moving to New York to launch her first collection in 1989, shooting to prominence when it was featured in Vogue.
2015.05.01 07:04 AM

Greater Palm Springs Fashionistas Dish on Spring, Summer Wedding Looks for Guests and Couples

Fashion isn’t relegated to just one week here in the Coachella Valley; we live in a year-round parade of style. That’s never more true than when it comes to a desert wedding.
2015.04.25 10:11 AM

Flower Power

Daisy Lowe struts effortlessly across the sandy terrain at a Coachella Valley wind farm like a desert-born creature, in perfect rhythm and harmony with the magical, wild environment.
2015.03.31 09:00 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Gemma Kahng

Fade to black. The lights went dark under The Big White Tent to mark the start of Gemma Kahng’s haute couture collection as Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 rounded out its last night. The evening benefited Fashion Group International Palm Springs.
2015.03.29 10:38 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Michael Costello Trunk Show

Michael Costello held court as Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s reigning king of couture, inviting the public to get up close and personal at his special trunk show March 26.
2015.03.28 09:59 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: Michael Costello Couture Presents

Palm Springs native Michael Costello introduced his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection to the hometown crowd at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo on March 25.
2015.03.26 10:20 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: Project Runway Trunk Show

The Project Runway Trunk Show under the Big White Tent marks one of the top experiences at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo featuring designers Michelle Lesniak, Dom Streater, Patricia Michaels, and Daniel Esquivel.
2015.03.26 08:51 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: The Stars of Project Runway

"The Stars of Project Runway" shined bright Tuesday night under The Big White Tent, showcasing their creative artistry designed exclusively for Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo.
2015.03.25 09:27 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: El Paseo Rocks

With well-known keyboardist Rami Jaffee and his all-star cover band, Bitch, providing a musical background that enlivened the room, the Shops on El Paseo rocked Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2015.03.24 09:31 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Le Chien

Every dog has his day, and that day was March 22 at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s Le Chien. The event highlighted some of the cutest creatures swathed in canine couture ever to take the stage.
2015.03.23 11:11 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 came to life with the commencement of its 10th Anniversary opening celebration March 21 under The Big White Tent in the heart of the desert’s most illustrious shopping district, El Paseo.
2015.03.22 11:19 AM

Astrella, Musical T's Mix Luxury, Technology in Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo Show

Astrella Leitch's collection of luxury T-shirts with iconic album imagery and musical delighters will be on display when Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo opens March 21 for eight straight nights of fashionista frivolity.
2015.03.20 07:00 AM

Kevan Hall Makes Return to Saxony Group Fashion Week EL Paseo

Kevan Hall, who is part of a group of designers that shaped Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo into one of the top fashion shows in the country, returns to the desert to showcase his ladies line of golf outfits.
2015.03.18 08:47 AM

Dressing for Fashion Week: Part 4 (Time for Action)

Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein gives you a variety of inspirational sources when it comes to picking the outfit to wear to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo on opening night, March 21.
2015.03.15 07:00 AM

Passion for Fashion

It’s that time of the year again, when Palm Desert transforms into an exciting fashion mecca, stormed by stylish shoppers, designers, and trendsetters.
2015.02.27 03:06 PM

Blue Tie

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

Tour Eight Modern Masterpieces in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage

See the homes designed by the men synonymous with Palm Springs modern architectural history, including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and Rick Harrison, William Krisel, and William Cody during the Fall Home Tour on Nov. 1.
2014.10.29 02:53 PM

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

Call of the Wild

The opalescent light and serene, wine-dark water with its ever-changing shorelines are but a few hallmarks of the Salton Sea’s beauty.
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

Tourism Reboot

World-class events such as the Coachella music festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival are sparking renewed economic growth in the valley.
2014.09.26 08:55 AM

The Ripple Effect

The Salton Sea — California’s largest inland lake — presents big opportunities for environmentally sound economic progress.
2014.09.26 06:42 AM

Tesla CTO JB Straubel Heads SoCal Energy Summit

Tesla Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel will headline the sixth annual SoCal Energy Summit, Oct. 9-10, in Palm Springs.
2014.09.19 06:30 AM

Weekend Escape: Santa Barbara Wine Country in Los Olivos, California

Located off of Highway 154 along Santa Barbara’s Wine Country district, Los Olivos is known for its local wineries/vineyards and wine-tasting rooms.
2014.09.02 08:25 PM

Labor Day Vacation: Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands, California

Santa Cruz Island is a hiker’s haven, offering diverse terrain and trails that wind through the interior grasslands and along scenic coastal cliffs.
2014.08.26 09:30 AM

15 Getaways to Beat the Heat

When the mercury remains in the hundreds for months at a stretch in the Palm Springs area, a relaxing oceanside escape can really hit the spot.
2014.07.29 12:18 PM

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Awards Money Brick by Brick

The Great Wall of Cash at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, a 45-foot-long replica of the Chinese landmark, allows guests to score free money.
2014.07.16 04:13 PM

2014 Aviation Summit Returns With Plane Parade

The Parade of Planes is back as part of the 2014 Aviation Summit, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
2014.05.30 04:33 PM

'Sunset Boulevard' Became Part of American Culture

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival celebrates black and white classics, like 'Sunset Boulevard', which continues to make a cultural impact.
2014.05.06 10:09 AM

Childhood Influences Bring out the Blues in ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward's third trip to Coachella 2014 gave the artist a chance to showcase the blues roots in her music.
2014.05.04 08:35 PM

Kay Henkel's Sculptures Reflect Her Homeless Days

Sculptor Kay Henkel's clients have included Lucille Ball, Sonny Bono, and Gene Hackman, a far cry from her penniless days in Rio de Janiero.
2014.05.01 09:47 AM

Under the Open Sky

The season’s sunny days and warm nights present the perfect opportunity to get back to basics with a campout.
2014.05.01 08:05 AM

Stagecoach: Eric Church, Shelby Lynne, The Wild Feathers

Despite inclement weather, Stagecoach Music Festival fans warmed up to the headliner act of Eric Church and many others.
2014.04.26 08:43 AM

Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Speaks to Do-It-Yourselfers

Participants can view a variety of desert landscapes during the Desert-Wise Landscape Tour, which includes up to 24 homes.
2014.04.22 11:20 AM

Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Blasting Echo, despite missing the Tachevah Block Party 2014, continues to refine its sound as one of the top local bands in the Coachella Valley.
2014.04.16 07:26 AM

Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Four Rancho Mirage artists will open the doors to their home art studios April 12 during the Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival.
2014.04.09 10:03 AM

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

Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Costa Mesa offers world-class fashion at South Coast Plaza, a palette of award-winning performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, exquisite dining and endless relaxation at an exceptional selection of hotels.
2014.03.28 10:56 AM

Car Buffs Will Find Like-Minded at Desert Concorso

Car lovers like Coachella Valley residents Bill Sheffler and Len Saichaie will unite at the March 30 Desert Concorso, which makes it SoCal debut in Palm Desert.
2014.03.24 09:59 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

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

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

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

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

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

Get Outside: Horsing Around in Morongo Valley

The high desert is dotted with horse ranches, but word on the reservation led me to Crazy Horse Ranch in nearby Morongo Valley.
2013.10.25 10:50 AM

Wish You Were Here!

“Greater Palm Springs — a brand-new day,” the brand message that unifies the marketing of nine desert cities, underscores the refreshing excitement in the area’s robust tourism sector.
2013.09.27 09:27 AM

The Party Never Ends

Fun, sophisticated events define a city that loves its celebrities, modern architecture, Native culture, and philanthropy
2013.07.29 05:00 PM

The Art of the Matter

Art collectors and enthusiasts walk carefully through Mary Anne Turley-Emett’s studio — a Japanese-style structure surrounded by a robust garden adjacent to her house at The Reserve in Indian Wells.
2013.07.01 08:31 AM

Horoscope - July 2013

This month sees a power alignment in the water element. Those of us brave enough to trust our instincts and develop strong feelings that guide our decisions will thrive.
2013.07.01 08:31 AM

Quiet — and Idyllic — on the Set!

Fifty years on, Canyon View Estates still fulfills the midcentury dream — and offers a bright destination for a new generation of modernists
2013.07.01 08:31 AM

psst! — Just What the Doctor Orchid

Dr. Orchid (a.k.a. Young Lai) opened his shop in the Coachella Valley in 1994, offering rare, outstanding orchid specimens from his greenhouse.
2013.05.31 01:52 PM

Still Having Fun

Grammy winner, civil rights crusader, and Broadway powerhouse Cyndi Lauper returns to Palm Springs for an evening under the stars
2013.05.01 07:56 AM

Psst! - Hot Property

Amid the flutter of butterfly roofs and other specimens of midcentury modernism in The Mesa neighborhood in Palm Springs, a lone Craftsman home stands out on a grassy flat. The handcrafted property features Brazilian Koa hardwood floors and several low-pitched rooflines, bearing exposed rafters — a signature of the home’s breed and the artisan’s expertise.
2013.05.01 07:50 AM

PSST! - Look Who’s Driving!

Hotrod dads and skateboarding sons always try to keep up with mothers who stay a few steps ahead. This 1965 Carroll Shelby Cobra is just the ticket to keep up with today’s super-performance mom. With a high-rise 427 engine that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, it’s one of the fastest American cars on the road.
2013.05.01 07:50 AM

Swinging With the Pros

Though the mood may be idyllically mellow at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, the members’ approach to improving their golf game strikes far beyond a leisure pursuit.
2013.04.30 03:11 PM

Style — The Personal Touch

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.
2013.04.01 08:03 AM

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.
2013.04.01 08:03 AM

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.
2013.04.01 08:03 AM

The Long Road to the PGA Tour

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.
2013.04.01 08:03 AM

Cosmopawlitan Cafe and Pet Boutique Hosts Glamorous Dog Day Afternoon

She’s chic, adorable, and her legs — all four of them — look fantastic in the latest spring fashions. She’s your doggie, and her wardrobe just got a fabulous upgrade! Designer Linda Higgins showcased her delightful and cheery canine fashion line, Classy Doggie Designs, at Cosmopawlitan Café & Boutique, Sunday March 17.
2013.03.27 08:26 AM

Sue Wong Gives Art Deco a 21st-Century Reboot

To all the naysayers who lament over the long-passed golden age of 1920s glamour — when starlets were swathed in precious satins and royalty floated from room to room, adored in embroidered gowns of unimaginable opulence — Sue Wong has just answered your prayers.
2013.03.25 12:32 PM

Gilbert Chagoury, Designer of the Week, Fashion Week El Paseo, March 23, 2013

The eighth year of Fashion Week El Paseo wrapped on a high note Saturday as designer of the week Gilbert Chagoury launched his “Shattered Innocence” collection to rousing cheers and standing ovations from the more than 1,000 people packing the Big White Tent.
2013.03.24 09:25 AM

Houghton Designer Katharine Polk Celebrates the Power of Feminine Seduction

Inspired by London street art and American fashion icons like Katharine Hepburn and Bianca Jagger, designer Katharine Polk’s spring collection for Houghton New York wowed audiences Friday night with an intoxicating blend of hand-sewn embroidery, lavish lace, rich textures, and sexy, sheer confidence.
2013.03.23 10:00 AM

Fashionistas Get a Piece of ‘Project Runway’

It’s one thing to take your style cues from the irreverent and urbane looks seen on television. It’s another thing entirely when the fashions that barrel down the runway are there to be touched, examined, and purchased. That’s the joy Project Runway trunk show attendees experienced on Thursday.
2013.03.22 12:37 PM

Sue Wong Gets Down to Details

Tiered layers, exquisite embroidery, and meticulous detailing dominated the dresses that veteran L.A. designer Sue Wong sent down the runway Thursday night at Fashion Week El Paseo.
2013.03.22 10:33 AM

Wild, Sexy Fun ‘Project Runway’ Rocks Fashion Week

The cocktail-primed crowd streamed into the Big White Tent on Wednesday night anticipating an explosion of dramatic design, and the stars of Project Runway delivered.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Michael Costello — Project Runway

The last designer of the night was local favorite Michael Costello, who was greeted with loud cheers and whistles, as he thanked everyone associated with Fashion Week El Paseo via a video clip. He talked about the crazy lives he and others in his creative field lead — the drama and the design.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Mondo Guerra — Project Runway

Mondo Guerra went all out on Project Runway night at Fashion Week El Paseo, introducing his “Haute Dog” spring line, featuring a bold, bright mix of prints, patterns, and colors reminiscent of a day at the beach.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Anthony Ryan — Project Runway

Ryan, a cancer survivor who appeared in the ninth season of Project Runway, was the winner of season two of Project Runway All Stars. He also studied in Paris with Jean-Paul Gaultier and other top designers.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM
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