August 2013

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Sleep in Marilyn Monroe's Room at Rendezvous Palm Springs

Sleep in Marilyn Monroe's Room at Rendezvous Palm Springs

"Pretty in Pink" suite attracts starlet's fans
The Rendezvous Palm Springs once was a “getaway” for movie star-sex symbol Marilyn Monroe during the 1950s from her regular residence at The Racquet Club of Palm Springs.
Palm Desert Business Shares Helpful How-to Travel Tips

Palm Desert Business Shares Helpful How-to Travel Tips

Seminar covers security, health and technology
"It's...in the Bag!" owner Chuck Weisbart in Palm Desert offers monthly “B4-U-GO” seminars featuring tips toward a less stressful travel experience.
Sheila Kelley Connects Fitness With Sexuality

Sheila Kelley Connects Fitness With Sexuality

Palm Desert retreat focuses on women's inner development
Sheila Kelley combines the physical with the philosophical during a two-day retreat Sept. 7-8 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.
Editors' Picks: 10 Things to Do, Sept. 2-8

Editors' Picks: 10 Things to Do, Sept. 2-8

What are your plans? Here's our suggestions
Editors' Picks helps plan out your week in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Palm Springs is Home To Oldest Wind Farm in U.S.

Palm Springs is Home To Oldest Wind Farm in U.S.

Wind energy can power about 300,000 homes
Palm Springs is home to nearly 2,700 wind turbines in San Gorgonio Wind Park — the oldest wind farm in the United States.
Alta Verde Group Ushers in Asian-Inspired Architecture

Alta Verde Group Ushers in Asian-Inspired Architecture

Models for two of four home designs open
Alta Verde have created contemporary homes in Coral Mountain that are the first in the area to introduce a Balinese influenced style of architecture.
Coachella Valley Artist Reveals Frailty of Salton Sea

Coachella Valley Artist Reveals Frailty of Salton Sea

Cristopher Cichocki presents "Desert Abyss"
Artist Cristopher Cichocki's "Desert Abyss: Cycle in Cycle" serves as a visually stunning wake-up call, using painting, photography, video, and sculpture, often punctuated under black light.
Sales Open in October for Rancho Mirage Development

Sales Open in October for Rancho Mirage Development

Location is close to El Paseo shopping
Revelle at Clancy Lane will offer 32 residences ranging from more than 3,200 square feet up to 4,300 in Rancho Mirage.
Elvis' Palm Springs Hideaway Transcends Passage of Time

Elvis' Palm Springs Hideaway Transcends Passage of Time

Tour recreates courtship with the desert
Take a tour of Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Hideaway Honeymoon house in the Las Palmas neighborhood of north Palm Springs, and the King's stay here comes to life.
Bucatini Comes Calling With Italian Expertise

Bucatini Comes Calling With Italian Expertise

La Quinta restaurant offers extensive menu
If you’ve sometimes found yourself wrestling with whether to get your lasagna with a red or white sauce, Bucatini Trattoria in La Quinta has solved your dilemma.
Colony Palms Hotel: Private, Spacious Palme d'Or Residence

Colony Palms Hotel: Private, Spacious Palme d'Or Residence

Great views to chef-cooked meals
The two-story, 1,800-square foot Palme d’Or Residence makes you forget the Colony Palms Hotel is situated on one of the busier thoroughfares of downtown Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Zaddie Bunker

Explore Palm Springs: Zaddie Bunker

Her efforts led to many Palm Canyon Drive buildings
Zaddie Bunker purchased land on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, when it was called Main Street, and was responsible for many of the residential and downtown buildings.
Palm Springs Art Gallery Plays as Hip Home

Palm Springs Art Gallery Plays as Hip Home

Shawn Savage showcases latest offerings
Shawn Savage owns a Palm Springs art gallery that resembles a hip home, where he is carving out a niche as a prolific painter, confident salesman, and wise mentor.
Comedy Documentary Good to the Last Laugh

Comedy Documentary Good to the Last Laugh

Director Ron Frank will participate in Q&A
Ron Frank will participate in a Q&A following his co-directed documentary, “When Comedy Went to School”, which traces the evolution of Jewish humor by showcasing the Catskills in upstate New York.
Concert is Way to Honor Palm Springs' Joey Covington

Concert is Way to Honor Palm Springs' Joey Covington

Legend Alvin Taylor pays tribute to friend
Upon hearing the tragic death of his Palm Springs friend and fellow drummer Joey Covington, Alvin Taylor has put together a special tribute performance in his honor.
Editors' Picks: 10 Things to do This Week

Editors' Picks: 10 Things to do This Week

Here are suggestions for Aug. 26 to Sept. 1
Editors' Picks helps plan out your week in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Palm Springs Life Instagram Contest Entrant Posts a Winner

Palm Springs Life Instagram Contest Entrant Posts a Winner

Four-photo collage captures essence of Palm Springs' "90 Days of Summer"
A single post to Instagram has brought Lucy Liu a two-night hotel stay in Palm Springs, dinner for two at a premiere restaurant and passes to cool off at Knott's Soak City from Palm Springs Life.
Coachella Valley Home Prices Increase For 7th Straight Month

Coachella Valley Home Prices Increase For 7th Straight Month

Price jumps $80,000 in July over July 2012 even during summer off-season
Even during the real estate off-season, the median price of an existing home in the Coachella Valley has increased for the seventh consecutive month
Hike It: Desert View Trail Above Palm Springs

Hike It: Desert View Trail Above Palm Springs

Here's a cool escape, and a chance to see the beauty of the San Jacinto wilderness
Seeking chillier temperatures and less challenging terrain, the San Jacinto wilderness seemed like the most desirable summer destination, and the moderate Desert View Trail was the perfect path.
Lewis Rekindles Love of Football Again With SoCal Coyotes

Lewis Rekindles Love of Football Again With SoCal Coyotes

Former Cathedral City quarterback juggles real-life responsibilities with playing
Former Cathedral City High School quarterback Nate Lewis has made the most of playing football again since joining the SoCal Coyotes, earning 2012 National Player of the Year honors and earning a roster spot with the Arena Football League’s San Jose Sabercats.
California Hits Highest Housing Sales Mark in 7 Years

California Hits Highest Housing Sales Mark in 7 Years

Last month's 48,000+ is the highest for any July since 66,929 homes sold in 2005
More than 48,000 new and resale houses and condos sold in California in July, marking the highest count since 2006, according to the California Desert Association of Realtors.
Weekender: Elvis, Heart, Jeffrey Osborne

Weekender: Elvis, Heart, Jeffrey Osborne

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Aug. 22-25
Weekender 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.
Blame It On Midnight Brings Back Good Memories

Blame It On Midnight Brings Back Good Memories

Palm Springs restaurant is back under new management with revamped menu
Blame It On Midnight is back under the ownership of 89-year-old Melvin Frank, whose track record in Palm Springs includes Bongo Johnny's and Crazy Mel's.
Explore Palm Springs: Sunmor Neighborhood

Explore Palm Springs: Sunmor Neighborhood

First Palm Springs community to have sewer system installed before construction
Palm Springs architects Donald Wexler and Ric Harrison designed the first 10 homes to be built by Robert C. Higgins for the Sunmor neighborhood in 1955.
F4 Phantom II Carries Personal Touch at Palm Springs Air Museum

F4 Phantom II Carries Personal Touch at Palm Springs Air Museum

Fuselage bears late commander's name thanks to his squadron's fundraiser
The F4 Phantom II on display for the final Open Cockpit event of the summer carries the name of its late pilot and docent at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens Start Public Tours Sept. 5

Sunnylands Center & Gardens Start Public Tours Sept. 5

New tours, more bird watching, walks
Along with the traditional tour of the historic home at Sunnylands Center &Garden, a number of other more-specialized tours have been added starting Sept. 5 in Rancho Mirage.
Desert Stars Shine Over Pioneertown

Desert Stars Shine Over Pioneertown

Free inaugural festival promises rowdy, rockin' time at Pappy & Harriet's
The inaugural Desert Stars Festival at Pappy and Harriet’s promises a rowdy, rockin’ good time for environmentally conscious punk kids, indie rockers, hippies, and everyone else in between.
Elvis Event Includes Tours of Palm Springs Honeymoon Hideaway

Elvis Event Includes Tours of Palm Springs Honeymoon Hideaway

There is not one square room in the house designed by the late Robert Alexander
The Palm Springs house which brought Elvis and Priscilla Presley to Palm Springs will be open for public tours Aug. 24 as part of a celebration of the "King", whose passing marked its 36th anniversary last week.
Del Shores Film Opens Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Del Shores Film Opens Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Director of "Sordid Lives" brings "Southern Baptist Sissies" to Camelot
Director Del Shores, who found a second home in Palm Springs with the film version of “Sordid Lives”, will open the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival with his latest, “Southern Baptist Sissies”.
Stay Cool, Bring Your Little Explorers Inside at The Living Desert

Stay Cool, Bring Your Little Explorers Inside at The Living Desert

Interactive, hands-on, fun things to do at Children's Discovery Center
The Miriam U. Hoover Children’s Discovery Center at The Living Desert is an indoor, interactive exhibit space perfect while it's still hot outside.
Sōl Palm Springs Preps for Construction

Sōl Palm Springs Preps for Construction

Development will feature 46 detached, two-story contemporary homes
Each home at Sōl Palm Springs will feature gourmet kitchens, two large master bedroom suites and large entertainment areas.
Bear Mountain Elevates Your Golf Game

Bear Mountain Elevates Your Golf Game

At 7,000 feet in Big Bear, golfers find ball soars farther, club choice differs
Just 90 miles away from Palm Springs, Big Bear brings an ideal, temperate respite from the late-summer, early-autumn sizzle of the desert, and a must-play round at Bear Mountain Golf Course.
Exotic Pets Are Routine for La Quinta Veterinarian

Exotic Pets Are Routine for La Quinta Veterinarian

Dr. Kevin Fenton's incorporates alternative medicine treatments to assist patients
Exotics comprise about 20 percent of Dr. Kevin Fenton's practice at the VCA All Creatures Animal Hospital in La Quinta that he opened 21 years ago.
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2013 Chefs - Sean Kanan

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2013 Chefs - Sean Kanan

Author and Lead Character on ABC's General Hospital
In This Video - Sean Kanan, Author and Lead Character on ABC's General Hospital prepares pork chops Bada-Bing, with braised cabbage.
Weekender: "Hot As Hell" Event,  Jazz in the Pines, "Chasing Beauty"

Weekender: "Hot As Hell" Event, Jazz in the Pines, "Chasing Beauty"

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Aug. 15-18
Weekender 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.
Palm Springs Fan Festival is Sign of Growing Web-based TV

Palm Springs Fan Festival is Sign of Growing Web-based TV

Steve Silverman creates weekend featuring four Web series, stars for fans to meet
The inaugural Web Television Fan Series celebrates the growing popularity of Web-based comedy series, including 'The Inn' and 'Pretty', Aug. 16-18 at the Palm Springs Riviera.
Trilogy at The Polo Club to Reveal Floor Plans

Trilogy at The Polo Club to Reveal Floor Plans

Indio development encourages customers, architects and designers to brainstorm
More than 1,400 buyers have already been placed on an interest list for the Trilogy at The Polo Club location in Indio set to open this fall.
Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine Creates Roy's Distinctive Flavor

Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine Creates Roy's Distinctive Flavor

Restaurant puts out the welcome mat for customers with 'Aloha Service'
Roy’s in Rancho Mirage is built upon the concept of Hawaiian fusion cuisine, which is also known as Pacific Rim cooking.
Carnival of Wonders Inspires Audience's Imagination

Carnival of Wonders Inspires Audience's Imagination

In an age when the Internet answers everything, magic keeps us guessing
“Carnival of Wonders” has become a jewel in Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh’s collection of magical productions. Dark, mysterious carnival attractions set the stage for fantasy, levitation, grand illusion, and dance production.
Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Taps into Talented Student Body

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Taps into Talented Student Body

Over 20 years, some of biggest names to play were groomed at Idyllwild Arts Academy
The 20th anniversary of the 'Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines' is a tribute to the talented students coming out of Idyllwild Arts Academy who return to play, like American Idol finalist Casey Abrams.
Explore Palm Springs: Palm Trees Line Palm Canyon Drive

Explore Palm Springs: Palm Trees Line Palm Canyon Drive

Formal dedication in fall includes intro of future starlet Mamie Van Doren
In the summer of 1949, the installation of more than 300 palm trees along Palm Canyon Drive was part of a $950,000 civic improvement plan began in downtown Palm Springs.
'Chasing Beauty' Film Exposes Fashion, Modeling Industry

'Chasing Beauty' Film Exposes Fashion, Modeling Industry

Director Brent Huff, a former model, will appear for Q&A session
Director Brent Huff gives filmgoers a rare view of the sacrifices young men and women in the fashion and modeling business struggle with - the physical demands, the toll on body image, and emotional and financial investments.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Puts Fashion First

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Puts Fashion First

Fashion designer Anthony Franco will open the new hotel's entertaiment lineup
One of today’s hottest fashion designers, Anthony Franco, will open the entertainment lineup as the Hard Rock Hotel begins to make its presence known in downtown Palm Springs.
How to Enjoy San Diego's Craft Beer Scene

How to Enjoy San Diego's Craft Beer Scene

Start with the Stone Brewing Festival, book a room and explore nearby breweries
If you’re looking to sample a few of the best brews San Diego has to offer, don’t miss the upcoming Stone 17th Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival, Aug. 16-17, at Stone Brewing Company’s San Marcos location.
Website Seeks to Empower Women Facing Divorce

Website Seeks to Empower Women Facing Divorce

Palm Springs' Paula Swartz created LookForward based on her own divorce experience
After going through her own divorce after 15 years of marriage, Palm Springs' Paula Swartz created a website, LookForward, to empower women with information about the subject.
Weekender: Chicago, Splash House, UFO Conference

Weekender: Chicago, Splash House, UFO Conference

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Aug. 8-11
Weekender 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.
La Quinta Retreat Teaches How Food Choices Affect Body

La Quinta Retreat Teaches How Food Choices Affect Body

Teachings focus on food combining, acidity of foods, and quality of food
Detox cleansing teaches writer to eat more alkaline foods, and buy organic, farm raised, and foods with no genetically modified organisms.
King's Highway Offers Garden Oasis in South Palm Springs

King's Highway Offers Garden Oasis in South Palm Springs

Pull from its herb garden to flavor salads, sauces, meats and desserts
You might be familiar with the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in South Palm Springs, but the first thing that comes to mind is probably not their herb garden.
George Noory Moderates Panel at Joshua Tree UFO Conference

George Noory Moderates Panel at Joshua Tree UFO Conference

Desert town creates perfect backdrop 'rich in history as a spiritual mecca'
George Noory, host of one of the most listened to radio shows in North America, “Coast to Coast AM”, will moderate a panel during Contact in the Desert, Aug. 9-11, at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Explore Palm Springs: Desert Fashion Plaza

Explore Palm Springs: Desert Fashion Plaza

Downtown Palm Springs shopping project never fulfilled its destiny
When the Desert Fashion Plaza was completed in do, it was called a "salvation" of downtown Palm Springs. Unfortunately, it would never attain full tenant capacity and many store fronts would remain unoccupied.
Cuistot Palm Desert Receives Wine Spectator Accolade

Cuistot Palm Desert Receives Wine Spectator Accolade

Seven other restaurants in the Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage communities also honored
Eight restaurants in the Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage communities have received Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator's 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their extensive wine lists.
Spencer's Restaurant Earns Wine Spectator's 2013 Award

Spencer's Restaurant Earns Wine Spectator's 2013 Award

Palm Springs restaurant earns third consecutive Best of Award Excellence
Five Palm Springs restaurants have received Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator's 2013 Restaurant Wine List Awards for their extensive wine lists.
Stylish Poolside Look in Store for Palm Springs' "Splash House"

Stylish Poolside Look in Store for Palm Springs' "Splash House"

Chelsea Lane Bodywear, Destination PSP will outfit partygoers enjoying musical first
Chelsea Lane Bodywear and sister company Destination PSP will be on deck for the inaugural "Splash House" party, Aug. 10-11, spread among three Palm Springs hotels.
August Music Releases: Palm Springs Favs John Mayer, Franz Ferdinand

August Music Releases: Palm Springs Favs John Mayer, Franz Ferdinand

Each leaves their own lasting imprint on the Coachella Valley scene
What's the hot music coming out in August? British rockers Swim Deep release the much-awaited debut, 'Where the Heaven Are We' to lead music writer Ebony March's list.
Vast Movie Collection Spurs Indio's Saturday Night Screenings

Vast Movie Collection Spurs Indio's Saturday Night Screenings

Jerry Hernandez' love of movies leads to creating event for community
Jerry Hernandez' love of movies has led to creating a Saturday movie night at the Indio Performing Arts Center featuring a selection from his vast personal collection.
Dezart Performs Solicits Playwright Submissions

Dezart Performs Solicits Playwright Submissions

Submitted manuscripts will be judged to be produced for 2014-15 season
Beginning Aug.12, playwrights from across the country and around the world will have the opportunity to submit their work to Dezart Performs in Palm Springs for its Sixth Annual Play Reading Series set for April 2014.
Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Likes Wow Judges in Palm Springs

Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Likes Wow Judges in Palm Springs

Contestants on two and four legs capture the late movie star's magical presence
There were plenty of blondes in downtown Palm Springs for the Forever Marilyn Palm Springs Look-A-Like contest Aug. 1 honoring the late Marilyn Monroe.
LGBT Singles: Perfect Getaway Plan to Palm Springs Area

LGBT Singles: Perfect Getaway Plan to Palm Springs Area

There are plenty of options to go here, shop there, and never get bored or tired
One of the greatest gifts the Greater Palm Springs Area has to offer is variety, especially for LGBT singles looking to get the most out of their stay.
Casey Abrams Makes the Jump from Idyllwild to Burbank

Casey Abrams Makes the Jump from Idyllwild to Burbank

American Idol finalist brings his bluesy, jazz sound to 20th annual Jazz in the Pines
Casey Abrams returns to his Idyllwild roots, and this time as a paid entertainer at the 20th annual Jazz in the Pines, Aug. 17-18, at the Holmes Amphitheatre.
Weekender: Forever Marilyn, Diana Ross, Donna the Buffalo

Weekender: Forever Marilyn, Diana Ross, Donna the Buffalo

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Aug. 1-4
Weekender 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.
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2013 Chefs - Maria Sinskey

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2013 Chefs - Maria Sinskey

Culinary Director, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Candidate for Master of Wine
In This Video - Maria Sinskey, Culinary Director, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Candidate for Master of Wine prepares lamb burgers, on gougeres buns with tapenade sauce.
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