December 1981

Regular Features
34Publisher's Letter: A Season In The Sun / By Milton W. Jones
36Comment: How Others See Us
38Sandscript: A Letter To Friends / By Bob Vivian
41Psl Informant: Keeping In Touch With What's Happening
42Closeups: People Worth Knowing
65Fashion: Finery Fit For The Season / By Maggi Miller
74Cosmetique: Fragrances For Christmas / By Maggi Miller
77Gallery Scene: Fine Works Of Art
97Palm Springs Life's Guide: News And Notes On Town Happenings
166Books & Authors: Gift Books And A Visit With Updike / By Roy Newquist
171Ask Eliot Janeway: Wise Words From An Economic Expert / By Eliot Janeway
174Stocks: Some Thoughts On A Bear Of A Market / By Justin And Robert Mamis
177Tax Talk: Tax-saving Tips Under Reaganomics / By Howard Gordon, Cpa
179Astrological Forecast: What's In The Stars / By Jean Farman
181Around Town: The Season's Off To A Good Start / By Rosemary Cox
198Estates & Properties: Beautiful Homes To Buy
199Shopper's Bazaar: Ideas For That Christmas Gift
Special Interest
49Eat, Drink And Be Merry: Special Gifts Tied To Fine Cuisine / By Renette Martin
53The Million Dollar Idea: Secrets Of Wealth To Share / By Mary Blaber
60A Frond Christmas Remembrance: Santa Comes To Town / By Nick De Marco
63Cookies For Christmas: A Treat For Santa / By Barbara Lawrence
78Desert Museum: California Innovations: An Outstanding Exhibit Comes To The Desert / By William Hemmerdinger
81It's Better To Give: Places To Find Just The Right Gift
90The Collectors: People Keep The Most Interesting Things / By William Hemmerdinger
154It's Got To Be Wright: The Ps Piranhas Are A Team Of Which To Be Proud / By Gary Morgenstein
160Former Irs Agent Changes Sides: Creating Creative Tax Shelters

ABOUT THE COVER: Candles accent the splash and color of the most glamorous party season of the year. Photographed at the home of interior designer James Callahan by Teke. Fashion courtesy of Hiroko's and Carl Martin's Desert Shop for Men.

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