Lifestyles 

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 : Ezekiel Bonillas

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

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.

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: 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.

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.

Cinema Diverse Attracts Record Crowds Again in Palm Springs

Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, brought the world premiere of "Saugatuck Cures" and record attendance for the second straight year.

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.

30th Anniversary Event at Eileen Fisher on El Paseo

Eileen Fisher marked its 30th anniversary Sept. 20 nationwide by advocating its stores to donate 10 percent of its proceeds to a locally based group which empower women and girls.

Contour Dermatology’s Super Hero Day of Beauty

Super heroes and heroines turned out in full force at Contour Dermatology’s Day of Beauty in early September to benefit Shelter from the Storm.

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.

Cinema Diverse Offers Record Number of Feature Films in Palm Springs

Individual tickets for Cinema Diverse go on sale Aug. 31 as the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers the largest selection of feature films in its seven years.

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 Animal Shelter Spruces Up Canine Suites

Those doggies in the window over at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter are wagging their tails in approval over the recent makeover of the canine suites.

Portrait of a Lady

After bouncing from home to home and then being abandoned at a shelter, rescued greyhound Roxie Davenport’s grace and gentle spirit shine through with help from her devoted adoptive dad.

A Voice for the Voiceless

Lindi Biggi founded the nonprofit Loving All Animals in 2008 “to bring together local, regional, and national animal welfare organizations to collaborate for the greater benefit of animals.”

Lisa Vanderpump Achieves Star Status in Palm Springs

Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', will receive the 372nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars July 30.

Pets on Parade Celebrates Animal Lovers and Their Work

More than 400 animal lovers arrived July 13 at the Doral at Desert Princess Hotel to support Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and the Humane Society of the Desert, beneficiaries of the 16th annual Pets On Parade awards luncheon.

Palm Springs Life Unveils August Cover at Pets on Parade Event

The 16th annual Pets on Parade awards luncheon provided the perfect backdrop for announcing Palm Springs Life's Cutest Pet Award winner, who will grace the August 2014 cover.

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.

AIDS Assistance Program Raffles Off 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

AIDS Assistance Program is raffling off a 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet from Desert European Motorcars’ Audi Rancho Mirage to support the organization’s food voucher program.

Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Day at Mission Hills Country Club

A hot summer day was the perfect time for more than 150 supporters of ACT for Multiple Sclerosis to gather at Mission Hills Country Club for cool jazz.

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.

Palm Springs Modern Committee Honors PSUSD Students at Annual Scholarship Reception - June 17, 2014

Palm Springs Modern Committee celebrated three PSUSD high school graduates who were each awarded a one thousand dollar scholarship during a reception at the historic Desert Star.

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.

Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

Performer Lynda Kay pays homage to her favorite era, midcentury modern, every time she takes stage from her big hair, sultry voice, and sparkly costumes.

'Tom in America' Touches on Gay Feelings of Married Men

'Tom in America' explores the arousal of homosexual feelings in an older married man during the Palm Springs International ShortFest, which opens June 17.

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

Festival in the Canyons - May 17, 2014

Festival in the Canyons XIX, a benefit for the Hanson House Foundation was held Saturday May 17th at the beautiful Indian Canyons Golf Resort.

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 Ranks Among Top 50 as Summer Honeymoon Destination

Palm Springs ranks among the top 50 summer honeymoon destinations based on budget, weather, activities and romanticism, according to WalletHub.com

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

2014 Women in Business Awards Luncheon - May 21, 2014

Actress and Cambria brand advocate Mariel Hemingway spoke before a packed ballroom at the second annual Women in Business Awards luncheon at the newly opened Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage.

Boots in Squares Palm Springs Stays a Step Ahead

Boots in Square Palm Springs, a gay square dance club, is open to all comers and offers a fun way to meet new people and exercise your body and brain.

Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Welcomes Desert Arc and the First Tee Coachella Valley - May 6, 2014

The First Tee Coachella Valley pairs students with Desert Arc clients and the six-somes work on their golf skills while interacting for a day of very special fun.

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.

Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers Hosts Women In Business Reception - May 7, 2014

Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers hosted an enthusiastic champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception in honor of the Women in Business Award winners and nominees.

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.

Stroke Recovery Center Breaks Ground on Clarice and Luhr Jensen Therapy Facility - May 1, 2014

Stroke Recovery Center hosted a groundbreaking and reception on May 1, 2014 for the Clarice and Luhr Jensen Exercise Therapy Facility.

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.

"Evening Under The Stars" Boogies to "First Ladies of Disco"

The First Ladies of Disco proved to be a smashing success at the 21st annual Evening Under The Stars held May 3 to benefit the AIDS Assistance Program.

Desert Cancer Foundation's A Round for Life Golf Tournament - Mar. 31, 2014

The Desert Cancer Foundation’s A Round For Life, a triad of three events, raised $422,225.00 on the 20th Anniversary of the events.

Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament benefits the Tracy Lane Foundation - May 1, 2014

Tamarisk Country Club hosted an annual Pro-Am golf tournament that raised more than $5000 benefiting the Tracy Lane Foundation

The Girlfriend Factor hosts Club Cabana

The Girlfriend Factor hosted its annual Club Cabana “Uncorked & Unleashed” fundraiser April 26 at Toscana Country Club.

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.

White Party Palm Springs Recognizes Achievers with Icon Awards

As part of the White Party Palm Springs' 25th anniversary, creator Jeffrey Sanker recognized individuals with Icon Awards for their 'unique and varied' achievements.

ACT for Multiple Sclerosis Beach Party

The ACT for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “Beach Party” featuring Dean Torrence (formerly of Jan and Dean) and the Surf City AllStars made such a successful spash that plans are underway for "Beach Party II".

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.

'First Ladies of Disco' Help Inspire Palm Springs AIDS benefit

Author James Arena's lifelong passion for disco music and its divas led him to write a pair of books that inspired an AIDS Assistance Program event.

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