April 2014

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Kay Henkel's Sculptures Reflect Her Homeless Days

Kay Henkel's Sculptures Reflect Her Homeless Days

Her book chronicles those early days that continue to inspire her work
Sculptor Kay Henkel's clients have included Lucille Ball, Sonny Bono, and Gene Hackman, a far cry from her penniless days in Rio de Janiero.
Where to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Palm Springs Area

Where to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Palm Springs Area

Riverside hosts 107th annual parade, fiesta
While Cinco de Mayo is officially May 5, the party will be underway well before then in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Desert Lexus Jazz Fest Moves to Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Desert Lexus Jazz Fest Moves to Indian Wells Tennis Garden

New venue expands event, talent offerings
Famed jazz saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot are returning to the desert May 3 to kickoff a new era as the Desert Lexus Jazz Festival moves to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
La Quinta Brewing Co. Pours Originality at "Brew at the Zoo"

La Quinta Brewing Co. Pours Originality at "Brew at the Zoo"

Keeps focus on local ingredients and inventive recipes
The La Quinta Brewing Co. makes its first appearance at The Living Desert's "Brew at the Zoo" with a beer lineup featuring local ingredients and inventive twists.
Stagecoach 2014: John Prine, Michael Nesmith, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Stagecoach 2014: John Prine, Michael Nesmith, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

The last of the three-day Stagecoach Music Festival brought the likes of Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Wanda Jackson.
'First Ladies of Disco' Help Inspire Palm Springs AIDS benefit

'First Ladies of Disco' Help Inspire Palm Springs AIDS benefit

Books bring back beat of popular 1970s music
Author James Arena's lifelong passion for disco music and its divas led him to write a pair of books that inspired an AIDS Assistance Program event.
Ariana Grande Debuts New Song at White Party Palm Springs

Ariana Grande Debuts New Song at White Party Palm Springs

Three-song set includes new one, "Problem"
Like Lady Gaga before her, Ariana Grande may be the next singing sensation to count the White Party Palm Springs as a pivotal platform for her meteoric rise.
Stagecoach: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ashley Monroe, Crystal Gayle

Stagecoach: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ashley Monroe, Crystal Gayle

Day Two of Stagecoach Music Festival brought several familiar faces for country music fans, like Crystal Gayle and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Stagecoach: Eric Church, Shelby Lynne, The Wild Feathers

Stagecoach: Eric Church, Shelby Lynne, The Wild Feathers

Despite inclement weather, Stagecoach Music Festival fans warmed up to the headliner act of Eric Church and many others.
Melvyn's Restaurant, The Purple Room Ride Resurgence

Melvyn's Restaurant, The Purple Room Ride Resurgence

Nightclubs thrive as customers seek food, music and nostalgia
Melvyn’s Restaurant and The Purple Room are riding the wave of the nightclub scene comeback dating back to its 1950’s roots when “The Rat Pack” roamed the desert cities.
Michael Nesmith Taps Into Texas Roots for Stagecoach

Michael Nesmith Taps Into Texas Roots for Stagecoach

Former 'Monkee' lived in Palm Springs in the late 1960s
Still recognized from the 1960s TV band, The Monkees, Michael Nesmith has always been a Texas rock 'n roller who looks forward to performing at Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio.
Foxygen Shows Growth Both in Numbers, Music

Foxygen Shows Growth Both in Numbers, Music

Band makes its first appearance at Coachella 2014
Whether it’s working with musical inspirations like Richard Swift of The Shins or experiencing their first Coachella, Foxygen is enjoying the ride.
Explore Palm Springs: Horseback Riding Through the Desert

Explore Palm Springs: Horseback Riding Through the Desert

Actors Jackie Cooper, Robert Taylor and Charles Farrell join local group
Exploring the open desert around Palm Springs became an organized activity in the 1930s when a group of men went on an 85-mile trek.
Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs Area

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs Area

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 24-27
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Serves to Beat of State Fare Bar Kitchen

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Serves to Beat of State Fare Bar Kitchen

Chefs' Market Table will let guests sample, pair foods, wines
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage resort will open May 15, and at the heart of the resort will be the State Fare Bar Kitchen.
Skylark Hotel Palm Springs Restores Vintage Look

Skylark Hotel Palm Springs Restores Vintage Look

Property exudes cool vibe with modern technologies
The term “a hidden gem” gets thrown around a lot, but that’s a literal description of the Skylark Hotel located in the Palm Springs Uptown Design District.
La Quinta High School Chefs Create 'MaJic' at Miramonte Resort

La Quinta High School Chefs Create 'MaJic' at Miramonte Resort

Test culinary skills at 2014 National ProStart Invitational
Five young chefs from the La Quinta High School Culinary Arts Institute recently showed off their skills in preparation for competing May's 2014 National ProStart Invitational.
Budweiser Clydesdales Make Stop at Stagecoach Music Festival

Budweiser Clydesdales Make Stop at Stagecoach Music Festival

Plan three-day stopover in Indio
To celebrate their 81st anniversary with Anheuser-Busch this year, the Clydesdale will appear in Indio, April 25-27, including Stagecoach Music Festival.
Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Speaks to Do-It-Yourselfers

Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Speaks to Do-It-Yourselfers

Yucca Valley couple's home has more than 50 varieties of indigenous plants
Participants can view a variety of desert landscapes during the Desert-Wise Landscape Tour, which includes up to 24 homes.
Indian Wells Golf Resort Wine Tasting Attracts Large Field

Indian Wells Golf Resort Wine Tasting Attracts Large Field

More than 35 wineries will be pouring at The Pavillion
More than 35 wineries from all over the wine map will be pouring at the inaugural “Wine” Down of the Season April 25 in Indian Wells.
Idyllwild Lilac Tour Shows Off Beauty of Flower

Idyllwild Lilac Tour Shows Off Beauty of Flower

Gary Parton opens his one-acre estate through May
Gary Parton introduces the public to the beautiful, fragrant lilac through a guided tour around his one-acre estate in Idyllwild.
Palm Springs Historical Society Tours "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"

Palm Springs Historical Society Tours "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"

Visit the homes of stars from Frank Sinatra to Cary Grant
The Palm Springs Historical Society offers a walking tour of celebrity homes in the Movie Colony District referred to as "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood".
Michael Childers Unveils Latest Work at El Paseo Gallery

Michael Childers Unveils Latest Work at El Paseo Gallery

Special tea event set for Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery
Michael Childers, renowned photographer and Rancho Mirage resident, will show his latest series of work, Fusions, April 27 in Palm Desert.
Coachella 2014: Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Little Dragon

Coachella 2014: Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Little Dragon

The closing day of Coachella 2014 brought a lot of sunshine and plenty of music from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Motorhead, Surfer Blood and Arcade Fire.
Carmen Electra Brings a Royal Presence to White Party's 25th

Carmen Electra Brings a Royal Presence to White Party's 25th

As Queen of the biggest gay party of the year, Electra is out to have fun
Carmen Electra probably won’t be seen in the same outfit twice as Queen of the White Party, April 25-28, in Palm Springs.
Coachella 2014: Muse, MGMT, Warpaint

Coachella 2014: Muse, MGMT, Warpaint

Coachella 2014, Day Two of Weekend Two featured bands like MGMT, Muse and Warpaint.
Coachella 2014: Outkast, Chromeo, The Afghan Whigs

Coachella 2014: Outkast, Chromeo, The Afghan Whigs

Coachella 2014, Weekend Two is in full swing at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.
Nick Vujicic Conquers Fear Through Peace, Purpose

Nick Vujicic Conquers Fear Through Peace, Purpose

Inspirational speech touches on overcoming pain, bullying
Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, and his personal spiritual journey has brought his inspirational words before millions.
Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

Crack $400,000 mark from 20th anniversary events
The Desert Cancer Foundation's A Round For Life has raised more than $400,000 at the 20th Anniversary of the events held March 30-31.
Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

Spruces up pool area, restaurant, Hoodoo Lounge
A downtown Palm Springs fixture since 1990, Hyatt has reaffirmed its community roots and changed its name from Hyatt Regency Suites to Hyatt Palm Springs.
10 Things To Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

10 Things To Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 17-20
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Tachevah 2014: Yip Yops, CIVX, One11, CLASSIXX

Tachevah 2014: Yip Yops, CIVX, One11, CLASSIXX

Second annual event showcases local music groups
In a celebration of a growing local music scene, the second annual Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party debuted three Coachella Valley bands April 16.
Explore Palm Springs: 1969 Pop Festival

Explore Palm Springs: 1969 Pop Festival

Crowd-control issues, youth's death led to ban on outdoor concert permits
The Palm Springs Pop Festival held in April 1969 resulted in crowd issues, a death of a 16-year-old boy and a stop to outdoor concert permits being issued.
Tinto Palm Springs Chef Dazzles with 'Dinner in the Garden'

Tinto Palm Springs Chef Dazzles with 'Dinner in the Garden'

Features innovative modern Spanish and Basque cuisine
Chef Jose Garces, who owns Tinto at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, returned to dazzle with his second annual Dinner in the Garden.
Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Own a Piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

First hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace
Own a piece of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the first hotel to be crowdfunded by an online property marketplace.
Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Creating, sharing music keeps them among top local bands
Blasting Echo, despite missing the Tachevah Block Party 2014, continues to refine its sound as one of the top local bands in the Coachella Valley.
One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

La Quinta-based quartet sense this is an important time in their young rock lives
One11 plays Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16 in what could be a launching pad for this talented La Quinta-based band.
McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

Joanna Fookes helps make Open Call a continual success story
As stage manager at McCallum Theatre for the past 16 years, Joanna Fookes oversees the production of Open Call, a local talent show set for April 17-19.
PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

Organization welcomes public to share in achievements
The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors' 85th anniversary event is about recognizing the organization’s achievements and sharing it with the public.
Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Annual Easter Brunch focuses funding year round facility
Pegasus Riding Academy, which hosts its 19th annual Easter Brunch April 20, is trying to raise funds for a weatherproof roof over its open arena.
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Lineup Spotlights Guest Speakers

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Lineup Spotlights Guest Speakers

Barbara Hale, Nancy Olson will make appearances
The 2014 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, May 8-11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, features several guest speakers as part of each film screening.
Coachella Parties: Where to Find Them in Palm Springs Area

Coachella Parties: Where to Find Them in Palm Springs Area

Coachella musical influence can be found away from the main stage
The Coachella Music and Arts Festival sprouts several spin-off parties at venues all over the Greater Palm Springs area.
10 Places to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Palm Springs Area

10 Places to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Palm Springs Area

Plenty of choices available across the Coachella Valley
Leave that Easter Brunch to someone else and enjoy the freedom highlighted by good food and drink across the Greater Palm Springs area.
Suzan Hanson's Opera Voice Transcends Music Genre

Suzan Hanson's Opera Voice Transcends Music Genre

Returns to sing at "Opera Under the Stars"
Suzan Hanson has found success as a performer that transcends theatre, drama, music, dance, and art as a professional opera singer.
Coachella 'Reflects' Artist Phillip K. Smith's Work

Coachella 'Reflects' Artist Phillip K. Smith's Work

"Reflection Field" is Coachella Valley artist's largest installation
Festivalgoers at Coachella will have the added treat of seeing the latest and largest light installation from Coachella Valley artist Phillip K. Smith, III.
Real Estate, Tourism Continue Climb in Greater Palm Springs

Real Estate, Tourism Continue Climb in Greater Palm Springs

Economic forecast indicates bounce back from recession is solid, but tepid
Real estate and tourism continue their upswing in Greater Palm Springs, fueling continued local economic recovery, according to experts at the Coachella Valley Economic Forecast Conference.
Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names CEO

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names CEO

DaVina Lara comes from Newport Beach Association of Realtors
DaVina Lara has been named CEO of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors board of directors.
Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

Cracks top 20 in Travelers Choice awards for Destinations
After finishing 23rd last year, Palm Springs has improved six places to No. 17 in this year’s TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations.
Fitz & The Tantrums Ready to Share Stage at Tachevah Block Party

Fitz & The Tantrums Ready to Share Stage at Tachevah Block Party

Welcomes chance to share experience with local bands set to perform
Fitz & The Tantrums headline the second annual Tachevah Block Party April 16 in downtown Palm Springs plus the debut of several local bands.
Khool Pool Opens in Time for Palm Springs Pool Season

Khool Pool Opens in Time for Palm Springs Pool Season

Pools become centerpieces during music festivals, special events
Khool Pool, a pop-up store located in north Palm Springs, opens April 11 in time for the opening weekend of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.
Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Mario Pikus Opens the Door to His Rancho Mirage Art Studio

Artists home tour part of Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival
Four Rancho Mirage artists will open the doors to their home art studios April 12 during the Rancho Mirage Cultural Festival.
Palm Springs Art Museum Prices Famous Artwork at "99 Bucks"

Palm Springs Art Museum Prices Famous Artwork at "99 Bucks"

More than 700 works hide identity of artists until purchased
A well-known artist or even your favorite celebrity could be the creator of a piece of artwork at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s “99 Bucks” fundraiser.
Sunnylands Provides Perfect Backdrop for Yoga Class

Sunnylands Provides Perfect Backdrop for Yoga Class

Free sessions run through April 25
There's no "stretch" in getting one's desert weekend off to a lucid start with yoga at Sunnylands Gardens in Rancho Mirage.
How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

Rock the arts scene with these essential beauty and fashion finds
With events like Coachella, the Dinah Shore Weekend, White Party, and Stagecoach filling the valley in April, self-expression takes center stage.
Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

There are plenty of alternatives to enjoy the influence of Coachella
From world famous DJs and LA’s finest indie music groups to pool parties, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival’s second home has become Palm Springs.
(Merv) Griffin Ranch Reopens La Quinta Doors

(Merv) Griffin Ranch Reopens La Quinta Doors

Lennar plans to build homes on 240-acres in South La Quinta
Lennar has reopened homes for sale at Griffin Ranch, once touted by the late talk show host and media mogul, Merv Griffin.
Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Palm Desert–based clothing designer employs conservation practices
Leslie Shockley lives by the motto, "Walk the talk", which has guided her toward creating Tea With Iris, a chic collection of comfortable, eco-friendly garments for women and children.
Michael Bolton Relishes Singing in Desert Symphony's 25th Anniversary Concert

Michael Bolton Relishes Singing in Desert Symphony's 25th Anniversary Concert

Singer makes first appearance at McCallum Theatre
Michael Bolton is a big fan of the Palm Springs area, but will derive even greater enjoyment from connecting with his audience April 12 during the Desert Symphony's 25th anniversary gala.
College of the Desert Eyes Palm Springs Mall in Expansion Switch

College of the Desert Eyes Palm Springs Mall in Expansion Switch

North Palm Springs campus proposal falls apart without Southern California Edison solar project
The Palm Springs Mall has once again become a focal point for College of the Desert's campus expansion plans.
Barbara Hale Will Open Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Barbara Hale Will Open Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Palm Springs festival celebrates black and white classic movies
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival marks its 15th year May 8-11 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
Inbee Park Chases Elusive Back-to-Back Kraft Nabisco Titles

Inbee Park Chases Elusive Back-to-Back Kraft Nabisco Titles

Last repeat winner was Annika Sorenstam in 2001-02
For a player known as the LPGA's "Silent Assassin," Inbee Park's 2013 campaign created a din of enthusiasm that would voice across the sporting world and make women's golf front page news around the globe.
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 3-6
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Modernism Week Attendance Exceeds 45,000

Modernism Week Attendance Exceeds 45,000

Event makes 10 percent jump over 2013
Attendance at the 2014 Modernism Week broke the 45,000 mark or an increase of more than 10 percent over 2013, according to event officials.
Desert Concorso Puts Pedal to the Metal in Palm Desert

Desert Concorso Puts Pedal to the Metal in Palm Desert

Inaugural event brings dream sports cars for car buffs to ogle
Desert Concorso's inaugural splash March 30 at the Shadow Mountain Golf Club in Palm Desert brought more than 100 sports car owners from across Southern California much to the delight of onlookers.
Explore Palm Springs: Darryl F. Zanuck Estate

Explore Palm Springs: Darryl F. Zanuck Estate

Hollywood movie mogul held many star parties
Home to movie mogul Darryl F. Zanuck for decades, this substantial estate was built in 1935 in the Movie Colony neighborhood.
Indian Wells Arts Festival Serves French-Themed Menu

Indian Wells Arts Festival Serves French-Themed Menu

New Stadium 2 provides permanent kitchens for cooking
Food concessions at this year’s Indian Wells Arts Festival have taken a dramatic turn for the better with the opening of Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Explore Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

"1st Fridays at The Galen" offer free opportunity
In less than two years, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is gaining ground with its cutting edge art exhibits and its “urban oasis” sculpture garden.
Tortoise Rock Casino Opens Doors in Twentynine Palms

Tortoise Rock Casino Opens Doors in Twentynine Palms

Has 30,000 square feet, nearly 500 slot machines
With 30,000 square feet of space and more than 2,000 parking spots, the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms is ready to let the dice roll.
Merrill Orr Carves Art Career Out of Stone

Merrill Orr Carves Art Career Out of Stone

La Quinta artist will host interactive demonstration at Indian Wells Arts Festival
Sculptor Merrill Orr won’t be the only one carving stone when he hosts an interactive demonstration for kids at the 12th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival.
Opera Guild of the Desert Boosts Tammie Bradley's Confidence

Opera Guild of the Desert Boosts Tammie Bradley's Confidence

Soprano returns to sing at 16th annual "Opera in the Park"
If Tammie Bradley had doubts about her opera aspirations, the soprano received a confidence booster during last year's Opera Guild of the Desert's voice competition.
'A Fork on the Road' Brings Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert to Airwaves

'A Fork on the Road' Brings Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert to Airwaves

Yeni and Mark DiCarlo interview an array of celebrity chefs
Mark DiCarlo and his wife, Yeni, brought their traveling radio show, A Fork on the Road, to the recent Food & Wine Palm Desert.
Cindy Bradley Trumpets Jazz Music at Palm Springs Festival

Cindy Bradley Trumpets Jazz Music at Palm Springs Festival

Finds life balance as 4th grade band teacher
Jazz trumpeteer Cindy Bradley will jam with a line-up of world-class female jazz musicians at the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Strikes a Chord

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Strikes a Chord

Find audience to celebrate talented female artists
Held the same weekend as Club Skirts Dinah Shore, the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival has secured a foothold showcasing talented female artists.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Attracts Bigger Crowds, Bigger Names

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Attracts Bigger Crowds, Bigger Names

Event has history of attracting top entertainment, celebrities
Club Skirts Dinah Shore, a five-day celebration known as the biggest party for lesbians all over the world, celebrates 23 years and running April 2-6 in Palm Springs.
Coachella Valley Brewing Rides Craft Beer Popularity

Coachella Valley Brewing Rides Craft Beer Popularity

Thirsty followers help industry show marked growth
The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. plans to stay ahead of the current craft beer craze by marketing its 'farm to glass' approach featuring locally produced ingredients.
Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Costa Mesa Musings: What's On This Season

Offers world-class fashion to stellar concert hall entertainment
Costa Mesa offers world-class fashion at South Coast Plaza, a palette of award-winning performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, exquisite dining and endless relaxation at an exceptional selection of hotels.
SilverRock Resort Promotes Healthy Living, 'Walk the Rock' Program

SilverRock Resort Promotes Healthy Living, 'Walk the Rock' Program

New clubhouse menu has heart healthy items
SilverRock Resort is promoting healthy living with a “Walk the Rock” golf program allowing golfers to walk and play golf daily starting at 3 p.m.
Coachella-Bound?

Coachella-Bound?

Make the most of your experience with these easy tips
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the greatest festivals on earth, drawing people from all parts of the globe to experience its magic.
Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out

Turn On, Tune In, Rock Out

Catch stellar live gigs as music-fest fever sweeps the desert
From street performances to poolside parties and live music shows, the Coachella Valley is prime stomping ground for new and established acts.
Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Earth-friendly skin care treatments get you glowing
In honor of Earth Day, celebrate the glamour in green at these Coachella Valley spots with skin care that’s raw, organic, and gorgeous.
Spring in Your Step

Spring in Your Step

Explore the desert’s reawakening flora and fauna on a scenic hike
With its warm days and wildflowers in bloom, springtime is ideal for touring the Coachella Valley’s diverse ecosystems on foot.
Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day with exceptional farm-to-table dining
Eating close to the earth means eating foods that have retained the color, nutrition, and flavor that nature intended.
Enjoy Fine Wine and Food at Desert Willow Uncorked

Enjoy Fine Wine and Food at Desert Willow Uncorked

Save room for traditional Easter brunch
Spring brings longer days and a warmer climate throughout the Coachella Valley means chances to attend two special events at Desert Willow Golf Resort.
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2014/15 Best of the Best

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