April 2013

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Tour Eight Modern Masterpieces in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage

Tour Eight Modern Masterpieces in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage

See homes designed by the architectural icons
See the homes designed by the men synonymous with Palm Springs modern architectural history, including E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and Rick Harrison, William Krisel, and William Cody during the Fall Home Tour on Nov. 1.
Sowing Seeds: TV on the Radio Debuts New Album in the Desert

Sowing Seeds: TV on the Radio Debuts New Album in the Desert

Band delivers energetic blend of indie rock
TV on the Radio dove into the songs from its new album, Seeds - coming out next month - during its crowd-pleasing performance at Pappy & Harriet's.
Foodie Radar Zeroes in on Desert Tasty Tours

Foodie Radar Zeroes in on Desert Tasty Tours

Learn the history of Palm Springs, Palm Desert while eating along the way
If your idea of relaxation involves eating your way through the rich history of Palm Springs or the fashion, art and shopping district of Palm Desert, consider indulging your inner-tourist with Desert Tasty Tours.
Cheyenne Jackson Draws from New Album for McCallum Gig

Cheyenne Jackson Draws from New Album for McCallum Gig

Will sing unrecorded song dedicated to his grandmother
Cheyenne Jackson has come a long way from his Washington state roots, selling out Carnegie Hall, performing at the White House and now his first solo appearance Nov. 1 at McCallum Theatre.
Ghouls’ Night Out

Ghouls’ Night Out

Don your best costume and head to a desert Halloween celebration.
Halloween is always hot in Palm Springs — and we’re not just talking about the temperature. So get your costume ready, pick your venue, and prepare for an unforgettable night.
Coachella Hosts Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Coachella Hosts Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Festival starts what could become city's signature fall event
The city of Coachella will host a two-day event honoring the dead and the living with art, music and other activities during Dia de los Muertos, Nov. 1-2, at Rancho Las Flores Park.
Reba McEntire Brings Four Decades of Hits to Desert

Reba McEntire Brings Four Decades of Hits to Desert

Says more female country singers are needed
Reba McEntire, who is the only female country music soloist to post No. 1 songs across four decades, makes a desert appearance Nov. 1 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Debra Hovel Footwear Unveils One-of-a-kind Shoes

Debra Hovel Footwear Unveils One-of-a-kind Shoes

Creates shoes for weddings, milestone events
The recent launch of Debra Hovel Footwear in downtown Palm Springs brings a crowd on Oct. 16 for the exhibition of spectacular hand-crafted shoes.
Palm Springs Vintage Market is Midcentury Mecca

Palm Springs Vintage Market is Midcentury Mecca

Bargain hunters mix with designers and dealers
The Palm Springs Vintage Market gives mid-modern design and décor buffs another reason to visit downtown the first Sunday of each month during the season to find awesome retro finds.
Judy Tenuta Ready to Dish Dirt for AIDS Benefit

Judy Tenuta Ready to Dish Dirt for AIDS Benefit

Comedian joins powerful quartet to sass Hollywood stars
Comedian Judy Tenuta will dish the dirt about her Hollywood encounters with stars like Bea Arthur and Joan Rivers during an AIDS Assistance Program benefit on Nov. 1 in Palm Springs.
Parade of Planes Opens Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs

Parade of Planes Opens Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs

Three-day event features events for public to check out
Flying Magazine editor Robert Goyer will experience a homecoming of sorts when he taxis his plane in the Parade of Planes on Oct. 30 to start the 2014 Flying Aviation Expo.
 How to Turn an Old Kitchen into a New One

How to Turn an Old Kitchen into a New One

Palm Springs designer Dann Foley notes challenges of 2nd-floor location
The kitchen is situated on the second floor of this New Jersey home, so Palm Springs designer Dann Foley went about retaining its original look with an effective splash of modern.
Christopher Kennedy Will Return to Modernism 2015

Christopher Kennedy Will Return to Modernism 2015

Palm Springs designer opens boutique; plans taking shape for Modernism splash
Christopher Kennedy, who recently opened his own interior design boutique in Palm Springs, says he will be back to create another amazing event for Modernism Week 2015.
Halloween 2014: Glam it Up With Help From Makeup Experts

Halloween 2014: Glam it Up With Help From Makeup Experts

All Tressed Up gives you the facial look to accent your costume
The experts at All Tressed Up on El Paseo in Palm Desert can help you glam it up for Halloween with a professional VIP makeover experience.
Bobbie Eakes Preps to 'BE' Noticed With Clothing Line

Bobbie Eakes Preps to 'BE' Noticed With Clothing Line

Palm Springs actress will showcase colorful resort wear Oct. 12
Emmy-nominated actress Bobbie Eakes is preparing to light up Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District district with the launch of her retail fashion business, Studio BE.
Mamie Van Doren Celebrates Palm Springs Connection with Exhibit

Mamie Van Doren Celebrates Palm Springs Connection with Exhibit

Historical Society slates tours, evening benefit
The Palm Springs Historical Society celebrates 1950s blonde bombshell and former Miss Palm Springs, Mamie Van Doren with the opening of her exhibit Oct. 25.
Golf's Decline Nationally Showing Signs in the Desert

Golf's Decline Nationally Showing Signs in the Desert

Humana Challenge, Kraft Nabisco both in search of new sponsors
Despite the celebrated courses and conditions, golf clubs, and players, the Coachella Valley is not immune to some alarming trends in the golf world.
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Rolls to 50th Annual

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Rolls to 50th Annual

More than 100 entries, USC Marching Band, and full day of activities
Fifty years of Palm Desert Golf Cart parades will be celebrated Oct. 26 when the annual event treks down El Paseo.
Dan Schawbel: Uniqueness Will Attract Millennials to Area

Dan Schawbel: Uniqueness Will Attract Millennials to Area

Take risks, learn from failures to achieve big-time successes
Dan Schawbel will share his expertise on millennial employees and customers in today’s marketplace at the 2014 Coachella Annual Economic Summit on Oct. 30 in Palm Desert.
The Search for Sushi in the Desert

The Search for Sushi in the Desert

Columnist tells you her best picks from 3 locations
Shortly after making the move from her native Seattle to the desert, our new restaurant/foodie columnist became obsessed with finding her culinary go-to…fresh sushi.
Villa Portofino Adds New Italian Villas to Palm Desert Oasis

Villa Portofino Adds New Italian Villas to Palm Desert Oasis

Great rooms accentuate open space, seamless movement around house
Villa Portofino may not be a brand new development — the 55+ active adult community originally opened in 2005 — but there’s a lot of new activity going on at this Palm Desert oasis.
Weekend Getaways: Terranea Resort Lives Up to Buzz

Weekend Getaways: Terranea Resort Lives Up to Buzz

9-hole, par-3 course marries architecture, coastline views
Desert residents seeking an idyllic, oceanfront escape need look no further than Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Art in the Open

Art in the Open

Spectacular Sculpture Gardens Showcase The Desert's Abundant Creativity and Beauty.
Infusing character and paying homage to the community’s dedication to creativity, sculptural gardens play a major role in the desert outdoor experience. Here, we highlight three unique spaces that shine under our resplendent sunny skies.
The Suite Life at Riviera Palm Springs

The Suite Life at Riviera Palm Springs

Two suites offer plenty of reasons to never leave the resort
Two suites at Riviera Palm Springs provide the type of amenities and comfort for that luxury getaway to acting as a home base for a wedding or bachelorette party.
Robin Hood Archery Hits a Bullseye With All Ages

Robin Hood Archery Hits a Bullseye With All Ages

Indio location becomes important outlet for youth
Robin Hood Archery in Indio pairs safety and simplicity as a means to extend the sport to a wide spectrum of clientele ranging in age from 7 to 90.
Judy Garland's Star is Reborn Through Joey Luft's Show

Judy Garland's Star is Reborn Through Joey Luft's Show

Stories recall her phone conversations with presidents
Judy Garland's star was reborn through her son Joey Luft's show, "A Judy Garland Concert With Joey Luft," using rare photos, clips, gowns, and an audience Q&A.
Carpool Mom Finds Her Inner 'Drive' at La Quinta Resort & Club

Carpool Mom Finds Her Inner 'Drive' at La Quinta Resort & Club

Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience puts guests behind wheel of flashy sportscars
Michelle Roe is a carpool Mom. But thanks to the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience at the La Quinta Resort & Spa, she was behind the wheel of a 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider.
Get to Know: Palm Desert Golfer Jiyoon Jang

Get to Know: Palm Desert Golfer Jiyoon Jang

Dramatic summer climb puts golfer in national spotlight
Over a scintillating summer, Palm Desert High School junior Jiyoon Jang's profile on the golf course rose from desert standout to national name.
Explore Palm Springs: Jilly Rizzo

Explore Palm Springs: Jilly Rizzo

Was known to be Frank Sinatra's bodyguard
Jilly Rizzo, known as Frank Sinatra’s right hand man, opened his nightclub called Jilly’s in Palm Springs on Oct. 15, 1965.
Creative Mexican Cuisine Marks Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club's Reopening

Creative Mexican Cuisine Marks Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club's Reopening

Chef Ruben Galvez blends regional Mexican flavors with California cuisine
New entertainment, special events, and a new executive chef in Ruben Galvez mark the reopening of Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs.
Triada Palm Springs Has Hollywood Star-Studded Past

Triada Palm Springs Has Hollywood Star-Studded Past

The former Spanish Inn once attracted Elizabeth Taylor, Howard Hughes
Formerly known as The Spanish Inn and host to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes, the Triada Palm Springs opens with a modern look of its ancestor.
Sublime Intervention

Sublime Intervention

Palm Springs medium devotes himself full-time to readings and spiritual healing
Geoffrey Jowett's communication with the spirit world, he recalls, started when he was still in the crib. After a career in academia, the Palm Springs medium now devotes himself full-time to readings and spiritual healing.
Joey Luft Shares His Mom, Judy Garland, With Audiences

Joey Luft Shares His Mom, Judy Garland, With Audiences

Rare film footage, family stories, and collectibles to be featured
The 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz' this year gave Judy Garland's son, Joey Luft, the perfect opportunity to produce a show about his mom from his perspective.
Free Event Includes Tips on Creating a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Free Event Includes Tips on Creating a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Ninth Annual Desert Garden Community Day passes on valuable information
You may know first hand the frustrations of creating a sustainable vegetable garden in the desert climate, so hear from a Coachella Valley expert who has some helpful tips to pass on.
Oak Glen is the Place to Pick Apples, Celebrate Fall

Oak Glen is the Place to Pick Apples, Celebrate Fall

Just an hour from Palm Springs, there is plenty more to do
The month of October is prime U-Pick’em season at Oak Glen’s six apple orchards just an hour away from Palm Springs, and doubles as a great weekend getaway for desert dwellers and visitors.
Michael Airington Brings Back Paul Lynde's 'Hollywood Squares' Humor

Michael Airington Brings Back Paul Lynde's 'Hollywood Squares' Humor

One-man show captures hilarity of late comedian
Channeling the funny spirit of legendary entertainer Paul Lynde, Michael Airington recreates his 'Hollywood Squares' humor with the help of Peter Marshall's voice.
Modernism Show & Sale: Bracelets, Baubles, & Antiques

Modernism Show & Sale: Bracelets, Baubles, & Antiques

More than 40 exhibitors are showcasing everything modern at the Modernism Show & Sale, which continues Sunday at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Jeffrey Jurasky Takes Powder Rooms to Another Level

Jeffrey Jurasky Takes Powder Rooms to Another Level

Palm Springs designer elevates status of neglected room
Palm Springs designer Jeffrey Jurasky has made sure powder rooms don't get overlooked with over-the-top creations that have become the multi-talented designer’s specialty.
Gloria Loring Brings 'Inspired' Act to Copa Palm Springs

Gloria Loring Brings 'Inspired' Act to Copa Palm Springs

Watching Lena Horne showed her how to share with audiences
Gloria Loring found the inspiration for her nightclub act from the legendary Lena Horne, which audiences can catch Oct. 11 at Copa Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Western Week

Explore Palm Springs: Western Week

October event included parade, rodeo, carnival street dance and deep pit barbecue
Historically, Western Week, an annual event held during the month of October, marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the brand new season.
Brian Marki Fine Art Pays Tribute to Artist Sandro Negri

Brian Marki Fine Art Pays Tribute to Artist Sandro Negri

Season-opening exhibit includes hearing from painter's colleague
Brian Marki Fine Art & Framing will help mark the beginning of The Year of Sandro, a series of events celebrating Italian painter Sandro Negri's life and work, for its season-opening exhibit Oct. 10.
Bunkers Redesign at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Bunkers Redesign at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Changes help both handicappers enjoy championship course
When Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert reopens from overseeding on Nov. 1, guests who haven't visited the grounds in a spell will take note of some changes.
Imaginative Edge Marks New Chef at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Imaginative Edge Marks New Chef at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Jeremy Saccardi has history working with Kerry Simon brand restaurant
The newest restaurant by celebrity chef Kerry Simon, Simon Kitchen + Bar, just opened at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, bringing talented Executive Chef Jeremy Saccardi into the arena.
Five Free Events to Attend for Modernism Week Fall Preview

Five Free Events to Attend for Modernism Week Fall Preview

Watch an Elvis movie, take a bike ride, and meet an author
Modernism Week Fall Preview offers five free events for the public to experience the midcentury magic of Palm Springs, Oct. 10-13.
Rock Star Gazing

Rock Star Gazing

Improvisation highlights The Dandy Warhols' performance
The Desert Stars Festival delivered on its promise to be the best, ever, with intimate, cozy performances from bands like The Dandy Warhols, Jesika von Rabbit, and Miranda Lee Richards.
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 James Beard 4-Course Luncheon

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 James Beard 4-Course Luncheon

To kick off the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 there was a a four-course gourmet luncheon featuring James Beard-recognized chefs, including David LeFevre, Brooke Williamson, Matthew Accarrino, and Gale Gand,
Gain Sneak Peek at New Architecture and Design Center

Gain Sneak Peek at New Architecture and Design Center

Modernism Fall Preview event gives access to building before November opening
Palm Springs Art Museum invites will give the public a sneak peek at the new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion by attending íBienvenidos Modernistas! from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11.
The Amado Hotel Reflects Midcentury's Attention to Detail

The Amado Hotel Reflects Midcentury's Attention to Detail

Will be part of Modernism 2015 tour of Sunrise Park Neighborhood
Jaime Kowal tested 37 different colors on the hotel doors of The Amado in Palm Springs before choosing the now signature orange.
Black Joe Lewis Brandishes New Album at Joshua Tree Music Festival

Black Joe Lewis Brandishes New Album at Joshua Tree Music Festival

Electric Slave comments on today's world of technology and social media
Black Joe Lewis comes to this weekend's Joshua Tree Music festival brandishing a recent new album, Electric Slave, an artistic commentary on the effects technology and social media have on the world today.
Photography Exhibit on the Salton Sea at E. Stewart Williams’ Last Residential Project

Photography Exhibit on the Salton Sea at E. Stewart Williams’ Last Residential Project

Cocktail Reception to Benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee
Architect E. Stewart Williams’ last masterpiece, the Graff-Radford residence in Rancho Mirage, will be the backdrop for a photography exhibition by Vincent Ri-cardel titled: Oasis Lost? The Salton Sea, on Oct. 12.
4 Ways to Enjoy the Tram

4 Ways to Enjoy the Tram

From hiking among the pines to dining with spectacular views, here’s how to play on top of the world.
Since it opened in 1963, the tram has stood alone as the one “must-see, must-do” in a desert oasis replete with glossy events and attractions.
Table Merges Architectural Design with Midcentury Influence

Table Merges Architectural Design with Midcentury Influence

Palm Springs furniture designer crafts locally produced product
Palm Springs furniture designer Ryan Tharp created a room table that combines an appreciation for architecture, modern design and efficient use of space.
Explore Palm Springs: Chi Chi Chef Ernie Glaser

Explore Palm Springs: Chi Chi Chef Ernie Glaser

Recipe contest winners received dinner, show at Starlite Room
During the 1950s, the Palm Springs Villager magazine ran a monthly recipe column entitled, “Gourmet at Large" featuring Chi Chi Chef Ernie Glaser, who organized a recipes contest.
Jacqueline Cochran Air Show Fills Coachella Valley Skies

Jacqueline Cochran Air Show Fills Coachella Valley Skies

Event pays tribute to female pilot's storied career
The Jacqueline Cochran Air Show returns to the Coachella Valley Oct. 25 featuring aerobatic performances, skydiving teams, jet races, and more than 60 food, merchandise and specialty booths.
Sen. Kevin de León Will Address SoCal Energy Summit

Sen. Kevin de León Will Address SoCal Energy Summit

Palm Springs hosts more than 600 regional and business leaders
Attend the sixth annual SoCal Energy Summit, Oct. 9-10, at the Palm Springs Convention Center for The Great Energy Debate: Beyond 33% & the Future of the Salton Sea.
David Woods: Coachella Valley Offers Unique Golfing Experience

David Woods: Coachella Valley Offers Unique Golfing Experience

Monthly column will focus on golf courses, golf instruction and more
In the Coachella Valley, golf is one common denominator that binds all of our valley cities, according to David Woods, PGA Director of Golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells.
Dann Foley: October Means Colorful Halloween Decorations

Dann Foley: October Means Colorful Halloween Decorations

Here are some tricks to using pumpkins without carving them
In October, we get to enjoy warm weather but that doesn’t mean we don’t yearn for the sights and experiences of falling leaves, harvest, pumpkins and of course, Halloween!
Zia McCabe, The Dandy Warhols Close Tour at Desert Stars Festival

Zia McCabe, The Dandy Warhols Close Tour at Desert Stars Festival

Full weekend includes DJ stint at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Zia McCabe will be busy in the Palm Springs area this weekend as keyboardist for The Dandy Warhols and leader of her own country band, Brush Prairie, plus a DJ stint at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club.
Cook Like a Pro

Cook Like a Pro

Elevate your culinary skills with classes hosted by local chefs.
Elevate your culinary skills with classes hosted by local chefs.
Just for Men

Just for Men

The desert’s top spas stand at the ready with skin-nourishing treatments geared just for males.
Mod Options

Mod Options

While Palm Springs may be the epicenter of midcentury architecture — Perez Road in nearby Cathedral City beckons with its own set of treasures.
TRIO Palm Springs: Fall In Love With Cool Drinks

TRIO Palm Springs: Fall In Love With Cool Drinks

Cocktails reflect the Palm Springs vibe
At TRIO Palm Springs, the diverse selection of cocktails reflect the Palm Springs vibe and highlight some of the most popular aspects of the area.
The Vintage Club's Director of Golf Strives to Improve Members' Games

The Vintage Club's Director of Golf Strives to Improve Members' Games

David Woods' instruction focuses on improvement
With the golf season about to tee off in the Coachella Valley, David Woods is looking forward to reconnecting with people he values highly — the members of The Vintage Club in Indian Wells.
Hotel Kitchenettes Exude That Home Away From Home Feel

Hotel Kitchenettes Exude That Home Away From Home Feel

Palm Springs offers travelers a variety of options
Choosing a hotel with a kitchen or kitchenette means spending less money eating out, or having snacks available for poolside afternoons when staying in the Greater Palm Spring area.
BalletBoyz Brings 'Cool' Approach to Dance in McCallum Theatre Show

BalletBoyz Brings 'Cool' Approach to Dance in McCallum Theatre Show

Appearance is part of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival
BalletBoyz, an all-male troupe, has brought a radical and amazing approach to dance, and will appear Nov. 6 at McCallum Theatre as part of the Palm Desert International Dance Festival.
Nadia G. Explores Palm Springs Cuisine With New Cooking Channel Show

Nadia G. Explores Palm Springs Cuisine With New Cooking Channel Show

Hits Kings Highway, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, and Over the Rainbow Cupcakes
Nadia G.'s favorite ingredient in cooking is comedy and her new Cooking Channel show recently came to Palm Springs to explore unique cuisine and have a few laughs.
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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.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.