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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

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

Gordana Gehlhausen — Project Runway

Gordana Gehlhausen’s Goga line offered a striking feminine look for spring during Project Runway night at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Bert Keeter — Project Runway

Bert Keeter has made his mark with minimalism — simple, modern designs that are sophisticated and timeless.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Elena Slivnyak — Project Runway

San Francisco-based designer Elena Slivnyak, a Project Runway season 10 contestant who has since been designing costumes for musicians, brought her ready-to-wear collection, IIMUAHII R2WEAR, to the Fashion Week El Paseo runway on Wednesday.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Fabio Costa — Project Runway

Fabio Costa, the Brazilian native who was runner up in season 10 of Project Runway, brought a different vibe to Fashion Week El Paseo, showcasing his self-described circus-inspired collection of off-sized clothing and unusual proportions.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Joshua McKinley — Project Runway

The crowd in the big white tent at Fashion Week El Paseo went wild when gorgeous male models burst onto the runway wearing Joshua McKinley’s colorful board shorts, hoodies, and shirts with wild prints.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Korto Momolu — Project Runway

Korto Momulo, who appeared in the fifth season of Project Runway, as well as on Project Runway All Stars, slowed the pace at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

April Johnston — Project Runway

April Johnston came to Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night with a spring look that was pure black magic.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Seth Aaron — Project Runway

Seth Aaron was the first designer on the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo on Wednesday night. Aaron, winner of Project Runway season seven and head casting judge replacing Tim Gunn, rolled out out a largely black collection, which featured lots of leather and was punctuated with brightly colored headwear
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Viktor Luna — Project Runway

New York-based designer Viktor Luna introduced his Project Runway segment Wednesday night with an A-frame red-and-white dress with a full skirt that popped into view against the simple white background.
2013.03.21 03:11 PM

Sunnylands Chic, Fashion Week El Paseo™, March 19, 2013

The new creations will be photographed for the Sunnylands Center & Gardens’ archives before returning to the designers; the photographs will be available for public viewing through the center’s library.
2013.03.21 08:19 AM

'Project Runway': What the TV Cameras Don't Show

Drama and creative spark always surrounds the arrival of Project Runway designers, who make their third straight appearance March 20-21 at Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert.
2013.03.20 03:12 PM

Fresh Looks from El Paseo Rule the Runway at Fashion Week — Tuesday, March 19

More than 15 El Paseo retailers who sent their best spring looks up the runway on Tuesday night drove home the point in front of a well-dressed audience exceeding 800 at the big white tent at Larkspur Lane and El Paseo in Palm Desert.
2013.03.20 02:46 PM

Emerging Designers Show Their Colors at Style & Beauty Bash

Two young designers earned time on the Fashion Week El Paseo™ Runway during the Style & Beauty Bash event on Sunday.
2013.03.20 11:30 AM

Style & Beauty Bash, Fashion Week El Paseo™ March 17, 2013

Wide-eyed fashion enthusiasts came in full force to Sunday’s Style & Beauty Bash to have stylists, aestheticians, and cosmetologists apply transformative makeovers for a donation of $30, with proceeds going to charities throughout the desert.
2013.03.19 03:55 PM

Victor Tung, Fashion Week El Paseo March 17, 2013

A San Francisco artist and couture designer, presents his women’s collection of one-of-a-kind “wearable art” that he creates from his own fabrics.
2013.03.18 10:04 AM

Cameo — Game On!

Jack Whitaker spent his youth in Philadelphia and saw most of the country — and parts of the world — during his career as a sportscaster with CBS and ABC.
2013.02.27 08:34 AM

PSST! - Vroom, Vroom

Rev your engine, because tardiness is unacceptable — unless you arrive in one of these bad boys, in which case you’ll likely win a second date.
2012.12.31 08:08 AM

PSST! - The Gifted Home

Renowned interior designer Robert Bailey brought his sophisticated style to Jacquie Somerville’s La Dolce Vita-meets-glam retro house in Rancho Mirage. The property reflects the aesthetics of his favorite Uptown Palm Springs design stores: Boulevard, Christopher Anthony, Trina Turk, and Raymond | Lawrence.
2012.12.31 08:08 AM

Up for the Challenge

The Coachella Valley’s revived PGA Tour event didn’t simply take one big step toward its reshaped image in 2012. It took 84 million.
2012.12.31 08:08 AM

PSST! — Kitchen Love

The kitchen often proves the liveliest, most popular room in the house. Outfit it with top-of-the-line appliances, custom detailing, and fanciful décor. Here are some fine ideas for your gourmet temple.
2012.12.31 08:07 AM

Strong, Simple, and Peaceful

A massive dose of midcentury modern feels oddly cozy at the Madison Club in La Quinta. read the Q&A With Architect Austin Kelly
2012.12.31 08:07 AM

Living With Liberace

A couple pays homage to their home’s flamboyant previous owner, while creating a space of their own
2012.11.01 08:37 AM

Sunnylands Tours In-Demand

Sunnylands garners great reviews and stimulates ideas to address challenges.
2012.09.28 03:35 PM

PSST! - High Roller Checklist

Western Sunshades, Pampered Pups, Beautiful Skin and more.
2012.08.31 08:14 AM

Hyatt Indian Wells Unveils Luxury Renovation, New Name

Hyatt's 45-acre resort in Indian Wells has a lot to show for its recent renovation, including a new name.
2012.08.16 02:46 PM

Driving Passions

Palm Springs Life visited five classic-car enthusiasts to see their vehicles and learn why they own them and how they use them.
2012.06.29 08:04 AM

CAMEO - What Drives You, Domenic Provenzano?

Domenic Provenzano went from making golf clubs to making golfers. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he learned the tools of the game while constructing clubs in his family’s golf shop.
2012.03.30 02:18 PM

PSST! Designed to Go

2012.03.30 02:18 PM

A Course Away From Home

Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells California have offered father and son Bill and Jay Haas club memberships so they have a home course on the west coast.
2012.02.29 03:48 PM

18K for Your Sweetie

For a mere $18,000 (OK, it’s actually a mere $17,999), you and your beloved can enjoy a romantic getaway on a private Caribbean island accessible only by boat or helicopter.
2011.12.28 01:27 PM

Wheels - The Best Car in the World?

“Harmony” might seem a strange word to describe a blazing yellow, 202 mph, 562 bhp supercar. But that’s what comes to mind after spending a few minutes with the new Ferrari 458 Italia.
2011.12.28 12:53 PM

Function & Flair

There’s a reason that even the most lavish house parties often ebb and flow in and out of the kitchen.
2011.10.28 10:30 AM

Betting on Bighorn

A self-admitted risk taker and wizard at turning the impossible into the probable, Depression-raised Hubbard sees much in life as a gamble — but only on his terms, which have proven widely profitable.
2011.10.28 10:30 AM

Stars on the Links

Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, and Frank Sinatra attracted fellow celebrities, top golfers, and national attention to Palm Springs' golf scene. Over the years, the names of the game have changed.
2011.08.31 11:22 AM

Intelligencer - Digs at Golfers

James Pomerantz's new book might bring him trouble in the Coachella Valley.
2011.05.26 10:31 AM

Detours - Escape to the Coast

When another day by the pool suddenly feels small-minded, daydreams turn toward afternoons at the ocean’s edge. July. It’s time to revisit the Orange County coast.
2011.05.26 05:35 AM

The Greens of Sunnylands

The list of people who strolled the fairways behind the pink walls of Sunnylands reads like the attendees at a G8 Summit or World Golf Hall of Fame dinner —individuals whose lives were so public that they relished the private time afforded by this invitation-only retreat.
2011.05.26 12:51 AM

A Course for Speed

Tortoise-slow golf carts need to make friends with lightning-quick race cars. The latter could soon join the former as an icon-on-wheels for the Coachella Valley region.
2011.04.29 08:01 AM

Location, Location, Location

The best place to live may not be New York, Monte Carlo, or Dubai, but rather and Dubai.
2011.04.29 06:01 AM

Home Is Where The Art Is

The depth and sophistication of the Annenbergs’ art collection became ever clear in the 1990s, when its heart and soul — the Impressionist and post-Impressionist works — departed Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2011.04.29 04:01 AM

Art in the City

You need only walk out of the arrivals terminal at Vancouver International Airport to see one of the sculptures that punctuates the open-air museum known as the Vancouver Biennale
2011.03.30 02:42 PM

Wheels - The Sound and the Fury

This new Mulsanne has received the undivided attention of Bentley’s finest engineers and craftsmen, all of who have been itching to show the world what they can do.
2011.03.11 07:35 AM
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