August 2014

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Mutts & Martinis

Mutts & Martinis

Pet-friendly establishments cater to man and best friend during cocktail hour
No longer just for “man,” yappy hours at local restaurants, hotels, and resorts now invite your pooch to tag along.
Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

Rescued greyhound wins Palm Springs Life's "Cutest Pet of the Year" online contest
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.
Love Without Boundaries

Love Without Boundaries

Four-legged friends provide service to and therapy for desert residents
The Coachella Valley is home to an impressive host of animal-centric organizations that make it their mission to help desert residents through interaction with trained, caring animals.
Home of the Month: Palatial Retreat

Home of the Month: Palatial Retreat

A European-Style estate on Shakespeare Court in Rancho Mirage exudes worldly elegance and charm
Sitting on 1.23 acres in The Renaissance at Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, the 9,500-square-foot home boasts picturesque, 360-degree mountain views.
15 Getaways to Beat the Heat

15 Getaways to Beat the Heat

Take advantage of one of these summer travel packages and head to the ocean
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.
Bark, Bath & Beyond

Bark, Bath & Beyond

Outfit Fido in style with fabulous finds from local boutiques
You dress, dine, and sleep in style — and so should your pet. From such summer necessities as a life jacket and an outdoor bed to party-appropriate vests and collars, these local pet boutiques have your furry friends covered.
Color Play

Color Play

A remodel that spanned several years comes together, bringing visual energy into a family’s desert home
In the tony Thunderbird Heights neighborhood of Rancho Mirage — which has counted Gerald Ford, Anne Rice, and Michael S. Smith among its residents — sits a decidedly down-to-earth classic 1960s ranch house.
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

Housing prices continue to climb steadily even as home sales slow
Housing prices continued to inch up in May for the seventh consecutive month, even as sales continued on a year-over-year decline.
Palm Springs Horoscope - August 2014

Palm Springs Horoscope - August 2014

Finding the right road
Just persevere through these tough times, and know that the hard way will become the right road in 2015.
A Voice for the Voiceless

A Voice for the Voiceless

Lindi Biggi, founder of Loving All Animals and BG Bird Gardens, dedicates her life to helping creatures in need
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.”
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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.