February 2014

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Things to Do This Weekend: Patrick Warburton, Academy Awards, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Things to Do This Weekend: Patrick Warburton, Academy Awards, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Feb. 27 to March 2
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.
Blake Patterson Gains Fashion Inspiration From the Ocean

Blake Patterson Gains Fashion Inspiration From the Ocean

Rancho Mirage couple's scholarship allows FIDM student to pursue fashion dreams
Blake Patterson, a student in FIDM's advanced program for fashion design, previewed a few pieces during a Fashion Week El Paseo DIVA event.
Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Spearheads Helping Children

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Spearheads Helping Children

26th annual includes host of activities
The 26th annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational included a series of activities in Fantasy Springs Casino’s Entertainment Center plus golf competition on the Eagle Falls Golf Course.
Explore Palm Springs: 1938 Flood

Explore Palm Springs: 1938 Flood

Deluge left city without a way in or out
More than 75 years ago, Palm Springs was just about under water, which is in stark contrast to today's drought.
Twin Palms Frank Sinatra: View Icon's 1st Palm Springs Home

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra: View Icon's 1st Palm Springs Home

A mix of majestic midcentury design with Hollywood lore
The Frank Sinatra Twin Palms estate takes visitors into the late icon's Palm Springs home built by famed architect E. Stewart Williams.
Edris House: Owner Stays True to E. Stewart Williams' Vision

Edris House: Owner Stays True to E. Stewart Williams' Vision

Home first, and incorporate organic materials to its setting second
The Edris House in Palm Springs is both a home and a fitting tribute to its architect, E. Stewart Williams.
Bernie's Palm Springs: Where "Rat Pack" Would Hang Out

Bernie's Palm Springs: Where "Rat Pack" Would Hang Out

Setting creates updated version of classic 1950-60s Palm Springs supper club
From its menu to the decor, Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club in Palm Springs sought to create a place where Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin might hang out.
Gloria Trevi Continues to Set the Pace in Latin Music

Gloria Trevi Continues to Set the Pace in Latin Music

She's been called the 'Mexican Madonna' for her success
Gloria Trevi continues to set the trends in Latin music from outrageous outfits to soulful songs that reflect her culture.
Clementine Palm Desert Expands Worldly Menu With Spanish Tapas

Clementine Palm Desert Expands Worldly Menu With Spanish Tapas

Provides alternative to a heavy evening meal
Who knew that a little orange citrus would create the aptly named Clementine in Palm Desert that has added a new twist to its offerings.
The Dustbowl Revival Pumps New Life into Old Songs

The Dustbowl Revival Pumps New Life into Old Songs

A new spin opens the song to a whole new audience
The Dustbowl Revival is not trying to turn back time as much as show how songs with roots in the 1800s have an audience today.
Luke Perry Makes Lifetime Friend at Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

Luke Perry Makes Lifetime Friend at Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament

Participating in the Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament introduced actor Luke Perry to a friend for life, former cancer patient Natalie Tanner.
Time Travel: Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week 2014

Time Travel: Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week 2014

Space efficient, and all the comforts of home
Dating back to the 1940s, the Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week took patrons back to a mode of transportation that remains active today.
Aaron Neville Wishes to Share Another Song with Linda Ronstadt

Aaron Neville Wishes to Share Another Song with Linda Ronstadt

Ready to jazz it up at Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience
Aaron Neville brings his recognizable style and talent to the Third Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience March 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Joan Rivers Always Puts Her Best Line Forward

Joan Rivers Always Puts Her Best Line Forward

Says she got on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' without an audition
After more than 50 years as a standup comic, Joan Rivers continues to leave'em smiling by walking that fine line between laughs and insults.
Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Soars to New Heights

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Soars to New Heights

Celebrating 30 years of Desert AIDS Project through music, stage, and screen
The 20th annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards at the Palm Springs Convention Center soared above any past Chase events.
Palm Desert Theater Academy Puts Arts in Kids' Lives

Palm Desert Theater Academy Puts Arts in Kids' Lives

Couple dedicated to a multicultural and multilingual approach to theater
David Cantanzarite and Karen Lin have continued to play important roles in promoting the arts after moving to the Coachella Valley five years ago and creating the Palm Desert Theater Academy in 2010.
Forever Marilyn Will Leave Palm Springs; Head to Jersey

Forever Marilyn Will Leave Palm Springs; Head to Jersey

Plan free farewell party March 27
The Forever Marilyn sculpture will leave downtown Palm Springs at the end of March and head to an exhibit of its creator in New Jersey.
Palm Springs Chosen as One of the Friendliest Small U.S. Cities

Palm Springs Chosen as One of the Friendliest Small U.S. Cities

San Luis Obispo earns No. 1 ranking
Palm Springs has been chosen one of the top 10 friendliest small cities in the country by Movoto.com, a real estate research website.
Things to Do This Weekend: John Ondrasik, Jeff Dunham, Modernism Week

Things to Do This Weekend: John Ondrasik, Jeff Dunham, Modernism Week

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Feb. 20-23
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.
Phantogram Tops Hard Rock Hotel Grand Opening Event

Phantogram Tops Hard Rock Hotel Grand Opening Event

Attendance list will include Paul Tollett and Skip Paige of Goldenvoice
The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has created a Grand Opening event featuring Phantogram for March 6.
Morgan's in the Desert Chef Jimmy Schmidt Has a Good Beef

Morgan's in the Desert Chef Jimmy Schmidt Has a Good Beef

Major proponent of sustainable food movement
The desert is fortunate to have the legendary Jimmy Schmidt as executive chef at Morgan’s in the Desert where he creates peak harvest food festivals.
Joanne Casey Forges Four Decade Art Career

Joanne Casey Forges Four Decade Art Career

Will be featured artist at Artwalk in Indian Wells
Joanne Casey's work is the marketing image for La Quinta's Art Under the Umbrella, but the artist's real accomplishment is her 40-year career.
Spencer Day's Music, Life in a Good Place

Spencer Day's Music, Life in a Good Place

Jazz singer/songwriter got his start playing retirement homes in Palm Springs
Every day is a good day for Spencer Day, who has overcome some inner demons and found inspiration from writing and singing his own songs.
Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik Finds Inspiration in Palm Springs Hikes

Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik Finds Inspiration in Palm Springs Hikes

Singer/songwriter's love of hockey proved valuable in finding a name
Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik says he finds inspiration for his songs while hiking the country, including Palm Springs and Death Valley.
Kelly Lynch Makes Personal Connection to Oyler House, Neutra Through Film

Kelly Lynch Makes Personal Connection to Oyler House, Neutra Through Film

Documentary details unlikely pairing of famous midcentury architect Neutra with government employee Olyer
Actress Kelly Lynch had a chance to meet the original owner of the Richard Neutra designed Oyler House during filming of a documentary on its history.
Explore Palm Springs: Celebrate President's Day

Explore Palm Springs: Celebrate President's Day

Hebert Hoover was the first and the latest is Barack Obama
From Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, the Palm Springs area has a history of attracting sitting presidents.
Tonga Hut Palm Springs Brings Tiki Vibe

Tonga Hut Palm Springs Brings Tiki Vibe

Tiki has a history here dating back to the Chi Chi Lounge, The Bamboo Club
Tonga Hut Palm Springs hopes its drinks and food will transport customers to a Polynesian Island.
John Lautner Inspired Home is Sitting Pretty

John Lautner Inspired Home is Sitting Pretty

Based on Lautner’s original 1951 design of the Bergren home in Los Angeles
Bill Dailey's love of John Lautner architecture coupled with its scenic setting in Whitewater made finding the Snow Creek home a perfect fit.
Palm Springs Modernism Show: Marvelous Mod

Palm Springs Modernism Show: Marvelous Mod

Record-high number of exhibitors put their best foot forward
Everything modernism from jewelry to furniture to art filled the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: Eye Catching Images

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: Eye Catching Images

Sixty galleries from across the country come to Palm Springs
In only its third year, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair really fills up the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Valentine's Day Weekend Offers Many Dining, Music Choices

Valentine's Day Weekend Offers Many Dining, Music Choices

While Feb. 14 is the day, you really have the whole weekend
While Feb. 14 is officially Valentine's Day, the presence of another holiday Feb. 17 creates a long weekend of treats for you and yours.
Palm Springs Glass House Tour Remains Available

Palm Springs Glass House Tour Remains Available

See Palm Springs Modern Committee's mid-century modern home tours
Designed in 1967, the Palm Springs Glass House is an exceptional example of architect William Cody working his magic.
'Modern on the Market' Opens Door to Mid-Century Homes

'Modern on the Market' Opens Door to Mid-Century Homes

A brand of architecture special to the desert
'Modern on the Market' will give modernists and novices alike an opportunity to check out mid-century modern homes currently on the market Feb. 15.
Explore Palm Springs: Thomas O'Donnell

Explore Palm Springs: Thomas O'Donnell

Multimillionaire's home still sits atop a hill overlooking Palm Springs
Thomas O'Donnell's Palm Springs home built in the 1920s later became the clubhouse at the O'Donnell Golf Club.
California Pizza Kitchen Makeover Entices Nightlife Crowd on El Paseo

California Pizza Kitchen Makeover Entices Nightlife Crowd on El Paseo

New bar area has both bar and dining options
Recent changes to California Pizza Kitchen in Palm Desert have created a nighttime hangout with a bar area that overlooks El Paseo.
Joshua Tree Setting Inspires Sleepy Sun's New Album

Joshua Tree Setting Inspires Sleepy Sun's New Album

Lead singer Bret Constantino says he found part of his voice in the high desert
Sleepy Sun singer Bret Constantino says Joshua Tree provided a special inspiration for their latest album, Maui Tears.
Exhibitors Hit All-Time Mark for Modernism Show & Sale

Exhibitors Hit All-Time Mark for Modernism Show & Sale

More than 80 to participate in 14th annual
More than 80 exhibitors, the largest in the history of the Modernism Show & Sale and in North America, will showcase their wares Feb. 14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Artists Depict Desert's "Dry Heat" at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Artists Depict Desert's "Dry Heat" at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Show features post war and contemporary art
"Dry Heat", known as a common description for the desert's temps, has become a theme bringing four artists together for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.
How to Pick a Wine for Valentine's Day

How to Pick a Wine for Valentine's Day

Find the one that complements a special evening
Valentine’s Day means love is in the air, and that means finding the right wine for that special occasion.
Self-Guided Home Tour Aids Morongo Basin Cause

Self-Guided Home Tour Aids Morongo Basin Cause

Provides services to local seniors and disabled neighbors
Take a self-guided tour of six distinct properties Feb. 16 and help raise money to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin.
Frey House II: Simple. Durable. Zen. Iconic.

Frey House II: Simple. Durable. Zen. Iconic.

Albert Frey turns a multi-ton boulder into its centerpiece
Frey House II is the second of two personal homes designed and constructed in Palm Springs by legendary architect Albert Frey.
Sparrows Hotel Takes Flight in Palm Springs

Sparrows Hotel Takes Flight in Palm Springs

The former El Rancho Lodge takes on whole new look
The subtle sign announcing the Sparrows Hotel in Palm Springs is in stark contrast to the amazing detail taken in rebuilding the 20-room property.
Trilogy at The Polo Club Previews Models

Trilogy at The Polo Club Previews Models

Community lifestyle highlights parks, food and wine
Shea Homes' Trilogy at The Polo Club reveals its newest resort community Feb. 8-9 in La Quinta.
Wally's Desert Turtle Earns OpenTable Award

Wally's Desert Turtle Earns OpenTable Award

Feedback gives Rancho Mirage restaurant Diners Choice honor
Wally’s Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage is among the restaurants to receive OpenTable's Diners Choice Award.
Dr. Peter Attia: Raising Questions on What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

Dr. Peter Attia: Raising Questions on What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

Shares his own personal weight loss journey coupled with his medical background
Dr. Peter Attia doesn't profess to have all the answers, but he's not about to settle for the status quo when it comes to explaining the relationship between obesity and diabetes.
Things to Do This Weekend: Chicago, Pat Benetar, Raul Ruiz

Things to Do This Weekend: Chicago, Pat Benetar, Raul Ruiz

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Feb. 6-9
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.
Michael Costello and His Cadre of Couturiers

Michael Costello and His Cadre of Couturiers

Michael will be débuting his latest collection straight from New York’s Fashion Week runway. This means that you will get to see it all well before Beyoncé has a chance to get her hands on it!
Pete Carlson's Golf Expo Offers Hot Equipment Trends

Pete Carlson's Golf Expo Offers Hot Equipment Trends

Free event gives duffers hands-on opportunity
One of the desert's perennial golf event swings back into Palm Desert when Pete Carlson's 10th Annual Golf Expo returns to the College of the Desert Feb. 7-8.
Explore Palm Springs: Palm Springs International Airport

Explore Palm Springs: Palm Springs International Airport

Tourism growth spurs new terminal in 1966
Up until 1950, then Palm Springs Municipal Airport covered a larger area than New York’s La Guardia Airport.
New Owner, Menu Spice Up Thai House

New Owner, Menu Spice Up Thai House

Palm Springs becomes owner's 1st restaurant venture in U.S.
Thai House Restaurant is tucked back from South Palm Canyon Drive, but once discovered this intimate Palm Springs restaurant with authentic Thai dishes will be hard to forget.
10 Dining Suggestions for Valentine's Day 2014

10 Dining Suggestions for Valentine's Day 2014

Many offer menus good for the whole weekend
At the heart of every Valentine’s Day is a good meal. Here are 10 dining suggestions for Feb. 14 in the greater Palm Springs area.
2014 Will be Good to Coachella Valley Economy, Expert Says

2014 Will be Good to Coachella Valley Economy, Expert Says

Tourism, investments, and housing lead way
Christopher Thornberg, one of the state's leading economists, believes 2014 will be one of the best growth years in the Coachella Valley in awhile.
Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Close to Home

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Close to Home

Find that special something to express your love
Valentine’s Day 2014 is just around the corner, and you don’t have to go far from home to find the perfect gift for the one you love.
'Days of Our Lives' Star Eric Martsolf Sings to Honor Friend

'Days of Our Lives' Star Eric Martsolf Sings to Honor Friend

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala marks 20th year
Eric Martsolf is known for his role on "Days of Our Lives," but he'll showcase much more of his talents at the Feb. 8 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.
Idyllwild Fair Keeps Art Under $100

Idyllwild Fair Keeps Art Under $100

Veda Roubideaux's two art disciplines are polar opposites
The "Under $100 Art Fair" on Feb. 8 in Idyllwild aims to put artwork made by Idyllwild Art Alliance members like Veda Roubideaux into the hands of attendees.
Michael Walters Brings Sharp Wit of Dame Edna to Purple Room

Michael Walters Brings Sharp Wit of Dame Edna to Purple Room

"She can say anything and almost does"
Celebrity Impersonator Michael Walters as Dame Edna brings her sharp wit and edgy persona to the Purple Room Palm Springs.
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Set to Open

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Set to Open

Ten-day fair includes entertainment, rides, food and special promotions
Attendance could top more than 300,000 when the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival opens Feb. 14 for 10 days in Indio.
The Purple Room Reopens With Pedigree Legacy in Mind

The Purple Room Reopens With Pedigree Legacy in Mind

Combines great food, live entertainment, and swanky decor
The original Purple Room first opened its doors in 1960 to coincide with the building of the Club Trinidad resort.
Desert Willow Golf Resorts Offers Triple Crown of Entertainment

Desert Willow Golf Resorts Offers Triple Crown of Entertainment

Live music, delicious fare completes perfect desert evening
Desert Willow Golf Resort’s Music and Dining Under the Stars series pairs live music with a delectable spread of gourmet fare, all staged on Desert Willow’s stunning outdoor terrace.
Toscana Country Club Celebrates the Month of Love

Toscana Country Club Celebrates the Month of Love

Active social calendar is an attractive draw to the lifestyle
From romantic spa experiences to golf events to out of town jaunts, members and homeowners of Toscana Country Club can celebrate the month of love in February.
Drive-Thru Modern Marvels

Drive-Thru Modern Marvels

Embark on a self-guided tour of midcentury architecture
Even if you were late in line to Modernism Week’s guided bus tour, you don’t have to miss out. Hit the road with our guide.
Hot Spots for Cool Cats

Hot Spots for Cool Cats

Live like the Rat Pack at these retro desert lounges
Luck is your lady once again in the Coachella Valley as midcentury chic experiences a new awakening with “groovy” watering holes and lounges.
Double Your Pleasure

Double Your Pleasure

Celebrate love with luxurious spa treatments for two
Flowers, candy, silly cards, and perfume are safe valentines — but a couple’s spa date is euphoric.
In the Mood 4 Mod

In the Mood 4 Mod

Great finds abound for fans of midcentury style
Palm Springs stands at the epicenter of the midcentury modern movement, boasting large concentrations of this iconic design and architecture style.
10 Must-Play Public Golf Venues

10 Must-Play Public Golf Venues

Coachella Valley courses stand primed for high season
Emerging from one of the most lauded overseed seasons in recent memory, the desert’s wealth of premier golf courses is ready to roll for the high season.
Love Bites

Love Bites

Romance reigns at these desert restaurants
A fine restaurant — where the service, music, lighting, and food blend into one powerful aphrodisiac — is the perfect stage to celebrate the relationship milestone called “special occasion.”
A Smashing Performance

A Smashing Performance

Bernadette Peters puts on a one-woman show to benefit College of the Desert
Peters, a three-time Tony Award winner, will perform Feb. 19 at McCallum Theatre in Stepping Out for COD.
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