December 2012

Articles

CAMEO — Take a Bow, Donald McInnes

CAMEO — Take a Bow, Donald McInnes

A world-class violist passes on his knowledge
A master violist, Donald McInnes retired from performing in 2009, but teaches at USC Thornton School of Music and Music Academy of the West (which in August bestowed upon him its Distinguished Alumni Award).
PSST! — Eye Candy

PSST! — Eye Candy

If you’re dreaming of a “bright” Christmas, with a blaring sun and a base temp of 78 degrees, it must be winter in the desert — time to take stock of the hottest sunglasses from designers’ resort collections.
PSST! — Bling in the New Year

PSST! — Bling in the New Year

Illuminate the evening like a polished chandelier. Take your finest jewelry out of hibernation for party season. Sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds will make you queen of the night.
December 2012 Horoscope

December 2012 Horoscope

Reform, Renew, Rise Like the Phoenix
These next few weeks are an auspicious time for regenerating projects that have serious merit. Corporate interests? A willingness to reform and renew the accountability of power will create a rebirth of strength and profitability.
REAL ESTATE  — Bottoms Up!

REAL ESTATE — Bottoms Up!

As inventory declines, housing prices rise from last September’s low point.
From statistics, we know the bottom for home prices throughout the Coachella Valley generally occurred in September 2011. Because of this, home prices as of Oct. 1 are ideal to show the year-over-year percentage change.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

Sunnylands Center Gardens, ARnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal, Cellist Ray Kelley’s Soundscapes, Iron Chef Jose Garces' cookbook, and Word Association.
Barry’s Home

Barry’s Home

Our neighbor the superstar presents a special gift to the community
Manilow returned to Palm Springs in late September to rest for a couple of months before his next run of shows, which begin this month with five performances at McCallum Theatre.
PSST! — Hot Property

PSST! — Hot Property

This world-class gated estate in Vista Dunes Estate in Rancho Mirage unfolds on almost five private acres with panoramic mountain views in every direction.
PSST! — Proper Holiday Attire

PSST! — Proper Holiday Attire

Your nerves may fray this holiday season, but your outfit keeps you looking your best. Here are five tips for ladies and gentlemen.
PSST! — Toast of the Town

PSST! — Toast of the Town

Those special-occasion bottles will impress palettes and make the night unforgettable.
Those special-occasion bottles will impress palettes and make the night unforgettable.
STYLE — ‘There is Always Joy’

STYLE — ‘There is Always Joy’

Meet the thinnest perpetual calendar watch Patek Philippe has ever made
Most watches, if you strip them down, tell you an hour and a minute. A Patek Philippe perpetual calendar watch, on the other hand, encourages you to stand back and be amazed.
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

A magnificent Mirada estate perched above Rancho Mirage captures the fancy and cameras of HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms
A magnificent Mirada estate perched above Rancho Mirage captures the fancy and cameras of HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms
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