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Women’s Council Of Realtors Hosts Boutique Fashion Show

Women’s Council Of Realtors Hosts Boutique Fashion Show

Portion of the proceeds to benefit The Girlfriend Factor
The Palm Springs Desert Cities Chapter of the Women’s Council Of Realtors (WCR) will roll out the red carpet for its Seventh Annual Boutique Fashion Show and Luncheon on May 8 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells.
Intersecting Perspectives

Intersecting Perspectives

Grammy Award–winning musician and DJ Moby returns to Palm Springs to share his love for architecture
While Moby might be best known for infectious DJ sets and his blend of electronica, trip pop, and rock that has sold millions of albums, he’s equally well-versed and respected in architecture and design.
Unstoppable Mickey Gilley Still Has Stories to Share at Stagecoach

Unstoppable Mickey Gilley Still Has Stories to Share at Stagecoach

Country legend remains tireless performer
Country legend Mickey Gilley is still on the road telling his life story featuring a 17 hit-song career, and the 79-year-old will stop when they put him “in that box.”
Aerial Vantage Point Brings New Perspective to Greater Palm Springs Golf Courses

Aerial Vantage Point Brings New Perspective to Greater Palm Springs Golf Courses

Scott Avra uses drone technology
Veteran Coachella Valley photographer Scott Avra brings desert golf courses to viewers from a whole new vantage point using drone technology.
Lilly Pulitzer for Target Home Collection to Hit Greater Palm Springs Stores

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Home Collection to Hit Greater Palm Springs Stores

Are you ready to act fast and grab some limited edition home accessories?
With the countdown underway to the Lilly for Target launch in the wee hours of April 19, it’s time to make your prioritized selections from the official Lookbook and create an action plan.
Explore Palm Springs: Breakfast Flight Fills the Skies

Explore Palm Springs: Breakfast Flight Fills the Skies

More than 850 planes fly in annual event that attracts Hollywood celebrities
On April 13, 1947, participants of the sixth annual Palm Springs Breakfast Flight darkened the desert sky as the greatest mass flight of private planes in history touched down at the airport in Palm Springs.
Pinzimini Restaurant Reaches Beyond Resort Dining

Pinzimini Restaurant Reaches Beyond Resort Dining

Wine Dinners, Concert Jazz series, Holiday events and Cooking Classes are all on offer at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
For a special and intimate experience where the chefs behind a special meal come out of the kitchen to be a part of the evening, check out a newly created series of wine dinners at Pinzimini Restaurant at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.
Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey

Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey

Look forward to the responsive potential we would like to possess as a result of our thinking
Sentimental Journey is ostensibly about the heart wanting what it wants when it wants it. And it’s about the yearning, second-guessing reminiscences that at some point down the road may accompany the choices we make.
Casa Ocotillo Palm Springs Offers Privacy, Respite from White Party Craze

Casa Ocotillo Palm Springs Offers Privacy, Respite from White Party Craze

Mexican hacienda estate reportedly began as Howard Hughes' sporting lodge
As White Party Palm Springs approaches, Casa Ocotillo, a private vacation home/guest house offering gay men uniquely designed and appointed bungalows and suites, is an excellent option.
Soukie Modern Clutch Handbags Compliment Coachella Fest Scene

Soukie Modern Clutch Handbags Compliment Coachella Fest Scene

One-of-kind designs crafted from handwoven Moroccan textiles
Soukie Modern, the company that launched a boutique line of imported vintage Moroccan rugs and home goods, has expanded its line to include one-of-a-kind handbags perfect for this year’s Coachella Music Festival scene.
ZZ Top's Return to Stagecoach Reinforces Love of Desert, Country Music Roots

ZZ Top's Return to Stagecoach Reinforces Love of Desert, Country Music Roots

Billy F Gibbons says best car to drive around Palm Springs is the 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible
ZZ Top guitarist and vocalist Billy F Gibbons may be the leader of one of the most famous and most successful little ol’ rock bands from Texas, but he’s also planted some deep, deep roots in Palm Springs.
Keith Sweat Brings Distinct Voice to Spotlight 29 Casino

Keith Sweat Brings Distinct Voice to Spotlight 29 Casino

iHeart Radio host is working on a new album
From the New York Stock Exchange working as a commodities broker assistant to singing at clubs at night, Keith Sweat paid his dues, found his passion in music, and never looked back.
Rosie Casals Promotes Junior Tennis Program With Palm Desert Tournament

Rosie Casals Promotes Junior Tennis Program With Palm Desert Tournament

Honors late Jackie Cooper, who encouraged youth players to play sport
Tennis legend Rosie Casals' company, Sportswoman, Inc., will host the inaugural Rosie Casals & Jackie Cooper Invitational on April 26 to honor the late Cooper and promote junior tennis.
Gary Kott Debuts Work During Rancho Mirage Artists Studio Tour

Gary Kott Debuts Work During Rancho Mirage Artists Studio Tour

Successful writer from "The Cosby Show" shares his second career passion
With an award-winning writing career under his belt, Gary Kott is pouring his creative juices into painting and sculpture to debut at the second annual Rancho Mirage Artists Studio Tour on April 18.
Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson, Kellan Lutz Hit Coachella Party in Palm Springs

Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson, Kellan Lutz Hit Coachella Party in Palm Springs

Enjoy brunch and pool at Ingleside Inn
It was the ultimate Sunday Funday at The Music Lounge presented by MUDD and Ocean Pacific (Op) where celebs ended Coachella Weekend One with brunch and a pool party at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs.
Open Call Gives Greater Palm Springs Area Talent a Chance to Shine

Open Call Gives Greater Palm Springs Area Talent a Chance to Shine

Kaitlyn Farley found her voice through annual talent show
Kaitlyn Farley knew music was her calling from a young age, but opportunities like the annual Open Call at the McCallum Theatre took that passion to another level.
Brian Stokes Mitchell Steps Up for COD & Actors Fund

Brian Stokes Mitchell Steps Up for COD & Actors Fund

Wows audience at College of the Desert’s "Stepping Out for COD" benefit
Brian Stokes Mitchell mesmerized the crowd at College of the Desert’s "Stepping Out for COD" benefit in February presented by Wells Fargo.
Andalusia at Coral Mountain Illustrates 2015 Market Resurgence

Andalusia at Coral Mountain Illustrates 2015 Market Resurgence

Three model homes each with four bedrooms, four bathrooms
The latest to successfully navigate the post-recession blues is Andalusia at Coral Mountain in La Quinta, which went from existing homes sitting vacant for four years to 50 new homes being built in 2014 and half already under contract.
Creative Tastes

Creative Tastes

A Wave Of New Restaurants And Bars Is Bringing Original Flavors, Fresh Settings, And Fun Creations To Palm Springs.
The Valley is enjoying an explosion of new restaurants and chefs. Here are a few of their "must try" offerings.
alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton Leads a Beautiful Coachella Life

alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton Leads a Beautiful Coachella Life

Look forward to second appearance in three years
alt-J’s immediate future is playing Coachella for the second time in three years, something the 2012 Mercury Music Prize winners are very much anticipating.
Tycho Set to Ride the Chillwave at Coachella 2015

Tycho Set to Ride the Chillwave at Coachella 2015

Ready to introduce new elements, new directions of his music
If you told ambient chillwave artist Tycho that it seems like he’s in a constant dream state with a course permanently set for the outer reaches of the cosmos, he would very much appreciate the sentiment.
La Casa del Zorro, Rams Hill Golf Combine to Offer Chill Stay, Great Play

La Casa del Zorro, Rams Hill Golf Combine to Offer Chill Stay, Great Play

Borrego Springs resort is perfect for family retreat or buddy golf outings
For a wholly serene day or weekend trip, take a mere 90-minute drive from Palm Springs to the historic retreat of La Casa del Zorro in Borrego Springs, reopened in 2013 with a $13 million makeover after a three-year closing.
Explore Palm Springs: New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker

Explore Palm Springs: New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker

Escapes to Palm Springs from corruption scandal
More and more revelations surfaced about the corruption in New York City as Mayor Jimmy Walker left the Big Apple in the early 1930s for a restorative vacation in Palm Springs.
TPC Stadium Course at PGA West Creates Lasting Golf Memories

TPC Stadium Course at PGA West Creates Lasting Golf Memories

Writer and his father tee off for annual bragging rights
The TPC Stadium course at PGA West in La Quinta, ranked by Golfweek as the ninth-best public course in California, supplies both a golfing challenge and a chance to build family memories on the course.
The Cribs Make Return to Coachella Armed with New Album

The Cribs Make Return to Coachella Armed with New Album

First appearance since 2007 for UK Band
After a nearly eight-year absence, The Cribs return to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival armed with a new album, For All My Sisters.
Desert Garden Tour Offers Creative Ways to Tackle California Drought

Desert Garden Tour Offers Creative Ways to Tackle California Drought

Five homes give ideas to using plants that bring beauty to your home without using a lot of water
The 10th Annual Desert Garden Tour will give guests creative ways to confront the ongoing California drought but keep their gardens fresh and full of life.
Coachella: Local On-Site Food & Brews to Add to Your Playlist

Coachella: Local On-Site Food & Brews to Add to Your Playlist

Concert revelers can enjoy burgers to beers to VIP treatment
Here are some of the local food and brew options you can find at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
Ingleside Inn Maintains Hollywood Mystique, Pristine Setting

Ingleside Inn Maintains Hollywood Mystique, Pristine Setting

Rooms offer distinct design and amenities
Nearly 40 years later, owner Mel Haber continues to maintain the Ingleside Inn's Hollywood mystique in a pristine setting nestled just South of Palm Canyon Drive.
Palm Springs Art Museum Unveils Joseph Clayes III Exhibition Wing

Palm Springs Art Museum Unveils Joseph Clayes III Exhibition Wing

Twentieth Century Modern Artworks fills museum’s second largest exhibition hall
The Palm Springs Art Museum, one of the Coachella Valley’s most prestigious cultural institutions, recently unveiled The Joseph Clayes III Exhibition Wing, formerly known as the McCallum Wing.
Jim Houston Lists Palm Springs Home for $11 Million

Jim Houston Lists Palm Springs Home for $11 Million

Old Las Palmas property has 5 bedrooms plus two one-bedroom guest houses
Palm Springs philanthropist Jim Houston has listed his Houston South mansion in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs for $11 million.
Jason Alexander Shows his Diverse Range in Desert Symphony’s Anniversary Gala

Jason Alexander Shows his Diverse Range in Desert Symphony’s Anniversary Gala

Says McCallum production will involve audience participation
Jason Alexander may be best known for playing the hilarious role of George Constanza on NBC’s Seinfeld, but the legendary entertainer has a repertoire of experience that goes so far beyond that of his personification of the beloved character.
Melissa Manchester Will Sing From New Album at McCallum

Melissa Manchester Will Sing From New Album at McCallum

First release since 2004 comes through crowd-funding website
Upon encouragement from her some of her mjsic studenta at the University of Southern California, Melissa Manchester embarked upon a crowd-funding venture via Indiegogo to produce her first album since 2004.
Change Without Extreme: Palm Springs Tennis Club Condo Renovation

Change Without Extreme: Palm Springs Tennis Club Condo Renovation

Not every renovation, even those with seemingly dramatic before and after transformations, involves taking a sledgehammer to the whole house.
Parties Surround Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Parties Surround Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Experience the festival vibe without the wristband
Even if you didn’t get a ticket to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2015, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the festival vibe without the wristband.
View St. Theresa School Student Projects at April 16 Open House

View St. Theresa School Student Projects at April 16 Open House

Students exhibit models of significant Palm Springs Modern architecture, artworks, and Powerpoint presentations at St. Theresa Catholic School
Those who missed viewing Modernism Week’s extraordinary St. Theresa Catholic School Student Project will have a final opportunity to see them at an open house at the school on April 16 in Palm Springs.
The Road Goes on Forever for Gregg Allman

The Road Goes on Forever for Gregg Allman

Will perform with his own band at Stagecoach
The Allman Brothers Band may have put its five-decades-long career to rest last December, but Gregg Allman has no plans to retire to the rocking chair just yet.
Vintage Club Members and Guests Forge New Friendships at Rendezvous Golf Tournament

Vintage Club Members and Guests Forge New Friendships at Rendezvous Golf Tournament

Camaraderie, friendship impact both players and their spouses alike
The Vintage Club's Rendezvous golf tournament attracts a large field, but more importantly the event creates shared experiences with friends and the opportunity to make new friends.
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert Hosts The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert Hosts The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

Weekend of events includes a living floral wall, sound performance, a project hub, and an artist talk
A flora wall sits on the grounds of the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert as part of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project curated by Los Angeles artist Zoe Crosher.
Explore Palm Springs: Birth of Modernism

Explore Palm Springs: Birth of Modernism

Pearl McCallum McManus puts Palm Springs on the architectural map
Pearl McCallum McManus is known as the person responsible for bringing Modernism to the Palm Springs area as early as 1923 when she hired Lloyd Wright to design an art deco tower for her new Oasis Hotel.
10 Tips to Creating the Bedroom of Your Dreams

10 Tips to Creating the Bedroom of Your Dreams

Palm Springs interior designer Dann Foley tells how to get that luxurious bed
Palm Springs designer Dann Foley give his Top 10 easiest tips and tricks to creating the bedroom of your dreams.
Tastes to Track Down from Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2015

Tastes to Track Down from Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2015

Discover local bites to delight post-festival
The best part of tasting food and wines from more than 40 top restaurants and 70 wineries at this year's Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert is that we are lucky enough to be able to visit these restaurants once the fest is over.
Contour Dermatology Hosts Casino-Themed Day of Beauty

Contour Dermatology Hosts Casino-Themed Day of Beauty

Benefits Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
Contour Dermatology’s Day of Beauty brought the community together on March 7 for a fun day with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.
DJ Zen Freeman Spins During Destination Luxury Poolside Fashion Party

DJ Zen Freeman Spins During Destination Luxury Poolside Fashion Party

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa hosts Coachella-influenced party
Destination Luxury, the brand known as the “ultimate destination for all things luxury,” has arranged an inspired poolside fashion show and cocktail affair on April 11 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.
Enjoy the 'Suite' Life During April's Festival Month

Enjoy the 'Suite' Life During April's Festival Month

Governor's Suites offer perfect base for big events and groups
With music in the air for April between Coachella and Stagecoach, plus a myriad of other big events, maybe the best route for your group is to book a room capable of housing multiple guests.
Cathedral City Celebrates Diversity with LGBT Days

Cathedral City Celebrates Diversity with LGBT Days

The new event features live entertainment, a charity race, and loads of festivities
The first-ever Cathedral City LGBT Days opens April 3 as part of a three-day celebration that includes an opening-night party, pool parties, dance parties, an Easter egg hunt for kids, and a costume-themed charity race.
The Desert’s Best

The Desert’s Best

We Ask You To Select Your Coachella Valley Favorites Online. You Vote; We Reveal. Here Are Your Latest Top Picks.
Readers' Choices for Best Public Golf Course, Steakhouse, Florist, Power Lunch and Japanese Restaurant.
Fest Fashion

Fest Fashion

Rock Out In Style With The Perfect Looks For Coachella And Stagecoach.
Fashion forward suggestions for the Music Festivals.
5 Ways to Decompress

5 Ways to Decompress

After The Festivals, Let Loose To A More Mellow Vibe With These Treatments Sure To Leave You Relaxed.
Palm Springs Health Spa treatments and therapies that relax, restore, and rejuvenate.
Best Fests In The West

Best Fests In The West

All You Need To Know About This Year's Coachella And Stagecoach.
April is the desert’s official live music month, featuring countless memorable performances, impromptu shows, and two major events that have put Greater Palm Springs on the music circuit map.
The Vintage Club Turns 35 Years Young

The Vintage Club Turns 35 Years Young

Tracing the past, present, and future of one of America's most prestigious and ultra-executive private country club communities
Just one year after its 1980 debut, the Mountain Course hosted the inaugural Vintage Invitational. The event attracted the likes of Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, and Byron Nelson. In short time, The Vintage Club catapulted to international prominence.
Silver Belles

Silver Belles

The Iconic Dinah Shore Weekend Celebrates 25 Years Of Rocking Palm Springs.
While The Dinah has matured over 25 years, the rhythmic heart of the event beats steady and true.
Toscana Country Club Members Create Educational Future for Others

Toscana Country Club Members Create Educational Future for Others

Golf event raises funds for Toscana Employee Scholarship Fund
Past PGA and LPGA stars took to the golf course to help at Toscana Country Club members raise money for the Toscana Employee Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships for Toscana employees or children of employees.
Can’t Stop the Music

Can’t Stop the Music

Catch Live Acts Across The Coachella Valley Throughout The Month.
The desert is always brimming with talented musicians, and it becomes a live music mecca this time of year with the arrival of bands and DJs from all over the world.
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