August 2012

Articles

World Famous Dance Party Stimulates Senses

World Famous Dance Party Stimulates Senses

Ace Hotel Hosts Once-A-Month Gathering
The Ace Hotel hosts a once-a-month dance party that quickly became the most anticipated event of the social calendar.
Producers Get Red Carpet Treatment At Palm Springs Premiere

Producers Get Red Carpet Treatment At Palm Springs Premiere

Palm Springs-based Producers Jim Casey & Kim Waltrip celebrated for Hit & Run
Palm Springs-based producers of the new movie Hit & Run walked the red carpet for the desert premiere of the biggest production yet.
Lulu's Gives Back To Palm Springs After Stellar First Year

Lulu's Gives Back To Palm Springs After Stellar First Year

Owners To Give 50 Percent Of Receipts To Charity
Lulu California Bistro celebrates its first anniversary in Palm Springs by giving half of its birthday money to charity.
Palm Springs City Hall, Church Scenes For Liberace Movie

Palm Springs City Hall, Church Scenes For Liberace Movie

Sites Sent Back In Time For 1970s Biopic
Film crews transformed Palm Springs City Hall and a downtown church into their exact replicas from the 1970s for the Liberace biopic being shot in the desert.
Hyatt Indian Wells Unveils Luxury Renovation, New Name

Hyatt Indian Wells Unveils Luxury Renovation, New Name

Hyatt Grand Champions changed to Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
Hyatt's 45-acre resort in Indian Wells has a lot to show for its recent renovation, including a new name.
Watch Marilyn in Palm Springs Anywhere

Watch Marilyn in Palm Springs Anywhere

New Webcam Feed Gives Bird's Eye View
A new live webcam feed allows people living anywhere in the world to see Marilyn Monroe standing in Palm Springs.
Palm Desert Best Buy Rolls Out Eye Candy With New Store

Palm Desert Best Buy Rolls Out Eye Candy With New Store

Showroom Now Located In Desert Crossing Shopping Center
See how the Palm Desert Best Buy staff moved an entire store in two days and still had time to redesign the store to a more sleek customer-friendly design.
5 Ways To Cool Off In Palm Springs

5 Ways To Cool Off In Palm Springs

Beating the heat and the humidity in style
High temperatures and humidity mean cool and fun times if you know where to look!
Weekend Planner: Heart, Wine and Meteors

Weekend Planner: Heart, Wine and Meteors

Weekend of August 9, 2012
Find out what's happening in the Palm Springs and desert resort cities of Southern California for the weekend of August 9, 2012.
Palm Springs Life Weekend Planner

Palm Springs Life Weekend Planner

Smokey Robinson, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland light up the desert
Are you trying to make plans for the weekend and need some ideas? See some of the highlights in the Weekend Planner.
Dogs With Jobs

Dogs With Jobs

Some of our community’s hardest workers do without telephones, computers, and power tools — relying instead (quite successfully) on their animal instincts.
Dogs perform some tasks better than people do. With sharp minds, strong spirits, and fit bodies, dogs can get a lot done in a day’s work.
Lucky Dogs — and Cats

Lucky Dogs — and Cats

Rescued animals thrive in loving homes
The Coachella Valley plays host to more than a dozen animal shelters and rescue programs, including the $8 million Palm Springs Animal Shelter that opened in October. The sheer volume of rescue animals far outstrips even the capacity of this 19,000-square-foot facility.
A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Bailey, a Jack Russell terrier mix, gains stardom and raises awareness for pet rescue.
Bailey’s life began modestly, as one of seven puppies born to an abandoned dog found tied to a tree in Desert Hot Springs. His luck turned when Rick Ketchem selected him from the squirming litter.
August Horoscopes

August Horoscopes

Keep Your Reactions in Check For Now
Venus joins the Pluto-Uranus square this month, and we’re all affected. Notice how you are more emotional due to a strong gut-instinct reaction?
psst! Intelligencer

psst! Intelligencer

Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs and the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs infamous for its historic mob ties and movie-star guests — have new owners Woodridge Capital Partners.
Word Association

Word Association

"Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand" by William Mann and "The Merry Lives of Lisa" by Lisa Figus
CAMEO - What's Cooking, Felicia Benavides?

CAMEO - What's Cooking, Felicia Benavides?

Busy people -— and those who don’t enjoy cooking — wish they had a private chef. Greg and Stacey Renker and their three sons are fortunate to have discovered Indio native Felicia Benavides.
psst! Who Let the Dogs Out?

psst! Who Let the Dogs Out?

In Palm Desert's Big Horn community, dogs socialize in style!
While some people mark the end of the day at local watering holes, Bighorn Golf Club members gather with their dogs at the community’s dog park for “yappy hour” socializing.
Where the Dogs Are

Where the Dogs Are

Here are the most popular desert destinations for canines and their people.
Palm Springs Life sought out the hot spots where dogs are in their element, enjoying quality time with each other and with their beloved people.
psst! Image Makeovers

psst! Image Makeovers

Artists parlay their work into chic merchandise.
Although Icon launched its business with the iconic work of a world-famous artist and still uses images by the Masters, the company is supporting up-and-coming, local artists.
Best Of The Best

Best Of The Best

You voted. We reveal. Here is the best of everything, as selected by our readers.
Each year, Palm Springs Life readers weigh in on the people, places, and things that make the Coachella Valley special: the Best of the Best.
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