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The Show at Aqua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa
Great job, Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa!

Best Live Music

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa, Rancho Mirage

The Show delivers everything you want from the moment you enter. This all-ages venue has hosted Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and many others. It also has large-display screens for audiences to enjoy the music from any spot in the room.
32250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage.

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante
You go! Johnny Costa’s

Jon Edwards

Best Italian Restaurant

Johnny Costa’s Ristorante, Palm Springs

If Italian food conjures charming memories of Lady and Tramp kissing their way down a strand of pasta, or Loretta slapping Ronny in Moonstruck just before urging him to “Snap out of it!” then you are perfect to find or foster romance at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante in Palm Springs. From the cioppino to the angel hair pomodori, each dish is prepared fresh to order. Johnny Costa’s etches a memorable spot in the heart of any true fan of fine Italian cuisine.
440 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

Taste excellent wine at Spencer’s

David A. Lee

Best Wine List

Spencer’s, Palm Springs 

Let the juicy and aromatic tannins of a fine bottle of pinot noir seduce you at Spencer’s. This restaurant in the Tennis District wins for its array of beautiful vintages that you can pair with savory dishes, desserts or enjoy alone. Spencer’s has a bottle for any taste, including moscatos, sparkling wines, and imported reds. The Artadi Vina el Pison (from Spain) is enough to make any wine lover giddy with satisfaction.
701 W. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa dazzles.

Best Resort

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, in Palm Desert

Indulge your inner adventurer at JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. This hotbed of activity offers an awe-inspiring swimming pool complex and two 18-hole championship golf courses. The spa boasts a barber and beauty shop, and guests can even use the virtual concierge. Heaven? It could be the closest thing to it on Earth.
74855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert.

Brien O’Brien Salon
Congratulations, Brien O’Brien

Best Salon

Brien O’Brien Salon, Palm Springs

Transform your look with a Brazilian blowout or revitalize your tresses with a perfect cut at Brien O’Brien Salon. Each hair stylist is gifted and educated in the latest techniques. The salon offers specialty hair relaxers, children’s cuts, and full color processes. Brien O’Brien also carries Bumble & Bumble products, ideal for maintaining your ’do.
515 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.

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