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Trilogy at The Polo Club Clubhouse Design Reflects Railroad Station & Hotel

Trilogy at The Polo Club Clubhouse Design Reflects Railroad Station & Hotel

Inspiration comes from local area and connected to club
In Indio, Trilogy at the Polo Club has broken ground on The Polo Club, their 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with a design inspired by the Southern Pacific Depot Station & Hotel.
Rosamund Pike Merits Palm Springs Film Festival's Breakthrough Performance Award

Rosamund Pike Merits Palm Springs Film Festival's Breakthrough Performance Award

Singled out for her performance in the film, "Gone Girl"
Actress Rosamund Pike will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Bryan Lebedevitch Lends His Expertise to My Ugly Swing

Bryan Lebedevitch Lends His Expertise to My Ugly Swing

PGA West Golf Academy instructor has improved the games of players from all levels, including mine
A teacher at PGA West Golf Academy since 1998, Bryan Lebedevitch has been a fixture in Golf Digest's "Best" instructional ranks in recent years, and recently lent his expertise to writer Judd Spicer's game.
Explore Palm Springs: City of Swimming Pools

Explore Palm Springs: City of Swimming Pools

By the mid-1960s, city had more than 2,000
By the mid-1960s, Palm Springs could claim the highest per capita pool rate, one for every six residents or a staggering 2,000 pools.
Dynamic Duo Open My Little Bridal Boutique as All-in-One Wedding Stop

Dynamic Duo Open My Little Bridal Boutique as All-in-One Wedding Stop

Offer tailored, personal experience to customers
Coachella Valley’s own dream team, Gregory Goodman and Alan Kelly, are expanding their client services with the opening of the new My Little Bridal Boutique in Palm Springs.
Stroke Recovery Center Palm Springs Hosts 'A Night at the Copa' Benefit

Stroke Recovery Center Palm Springs Hosts 'A Night at the Copa' Benefit

Fundraising helps keep stroke and traumatic brain injury services free for clients
The Stroke Recovery Center of Palm Springs will host its “Evening of Hope: A Night at the Copa” on Nov. 22 at the Riviera Palm Springs.
Citron Palm Springs Introduces Fresh, French Innovation to Menu

Citron Palm Springs Introduces Fresh, French Innovation to Menu

Citron Restaurant at The Viceroy in Palm Springs has a new menu created by Chef Patrice Martineau, which showcases his classic French training with some innovative influences from Japan and California.
Fantasy Springs Cupcake Challenge Amateur Winner Enters Son's Choice

Fantasy Springs Cupcake Challenge Amateur Winner Enters Son's Choice

"Cupcake Zero" wins over judging panel, fans
Christina Smith may want to rethink her day job after winning first place in the amateur division of the Third Annual Fantasy Springs Cupcake Challenge on Nov. 16 at the casino’s Special Events Center.
The Palm Springs Hotel Reflects History, Design of Yesteryear

The Palm Springs Hotel Reflects History, Design of Yesteryear

Striking mix of midcentury modern meets industrial chic
The Palm Springs Hotel, a renovated 1950s property, is a striking mix of midcentury modern meets industrial chic with a bit of European flair. Think clean lines, ceramic tiles, and adorable Parisian inspired cafe tables.
4 Million Lights Illuminate The Mission Inn's Holiday Extravaganza

4 Million Lights Illuminate The Mission Inn's Holiday Extravaganza

Visit to Riverside's sister city in Japan inspires owner to expand display
The Mission Inn’s "Festival of Lights" is an annual gift to the community from Duane and Kelly Roberts, who saved the historic landmark from destruction in 1992. Now more than 250,000 visitors come each year.
J.K. Simmons Will Receive Palm Springs Film Fest's Spotlight Award

J.K. Simmons Will Receive Palm Springs Film Fest's Spotlight Award

Fans will recognize him from Farmers Insurance commercials
J.K. Simmons, whose face and voice is recognizable to fans as the spokesperson in those Farmers Insurance commercials, will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Coachella Valley Theatre Season Has Plenty to Offer

Coachella Valley Theatre Season Has Plenty to Offer

More choices, celebrated talent, award-winning stories, and inspiring directors show growth on stage
Theater is coming of age in the Coachella Valley by attracting celebrated talent, award-winning stories, critically acclaimed playwrights, and inspiring directors as the 2014-2015 season takes the stage.
Alexis Bittar Shines as Brightly as His Jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue

Alexis Bittar Shines as Brightly as His Jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue

Reveals his latest creations to VIP audience
Famed jewelry deisgner Alexis Bittar made a personal appearance and trunk show stop on Nov. 14 at tony retailer Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Desert to showcase his luxurious, yet affordable haute couture baubles.
Beverly Johnson Helps Shine Spotlight on Cancer Fight at El Paseo Holiday Event

Beverly Johnson Helps Shine Spotlight on Cancer Fight at El Paseo Holiday Event

She will illuminate 60-foot grand El Paseo Christmas Tree during the Bighorn “Behind a Miracle” festivities
After watching a family member survive a battle with cancer, supermodel and actress Beverly Johnson jumped at the chance to serve as honorary chair for the 2014 “Miracle on El Paseo” event on Nov. 22 to benefit Bighorn "Behind a Miracle."
Pomme Frite Palm Springs Offers Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Choice

Pomme Frite Palm Springs Offers Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Choice

Experience European holiday treats at Belgian bistro
Thanksgiving takes on a whole new look and taste when you experience a bit of non-traditional fare with European holiday treats at Belgian bistro, Pomme Frite Palm Springs.
Rod Man, "Last Comic Standing Season 8's" Top 5 Close Tour with McCallum Show

Rod Man, "Last Comic Standing Season 8's" Top 5 Close Tour with McCallum Show

Show's mentors taught him value of work ethic in comedy
"Last Comic Standing Season 8's" winner, Rod Man, says "anything could happen" when he and the other top four finishers from the NBC show close their tour with a Nov. 23 show at McCallum Theatre.
Tamarisk Country Club Home's Interior Shows Off William F. Cody Style

Tamarisk Country Club Home's Interior Shows Off William F. Cody Style

Architect created spaces that were open, yet private
William F. Cody's work with architect Cliff May — who has often been called the father of the California ranch home — clearly influenced the projects he built in the desert including this Tamarisk Country Club home.
Colin Fisher Studios Sets Opening Exhibition for Nov. 15

Colin Fisher Studios Sets Opening Exhibition for Nov. 15

"Here's Looking at You" features abstract and contemporary face paintings
Colin Fisher Studios presents its gallery opening exhibition of "Here's Looking at You" on Nov. 15 featuring abstract and contemporary face paintings by well listed to self-taught artists.
Share the Cheer

Share the Cheer

Find fabulous treasures for everyone on your list
Start your holiday retail therapy on Black Friday in the Coachella Valley with extended store hours, knockout discounts, and stellar sales. Here’s where to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — and help others at the same time.
See Yourself Behind the Wheel of a Race Car to Benefit College of the Desert

See Yourself Behind the Wheel of a Race Car to Benefit College of the Desert

Satisfy your need for speed while assisting college’s Automotive Technology Program
DXL’s Ride & Drive Experience comes to the Coachella Valley in partnership with the College of the Desert for an exclusive charity event Nov. 23 to benefit the college’s Automotive Technology Program.
Maria Bartiromo Brings FOX Show to Palm Springs

Maria Bartiromo Brings FOX Show to Palm Springs

"Opening Bell" will broadcast from JW Marriott Desert Springs Friday morning
Maria Bartiromo is bringing her Opening Bell" show on FOX Business Network to the EY Strategic Growth Forum on Nov. 14 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert.
Desert Willow Golf Resort Makes Short List to Play

Desert Willow Golf Resort Makes Short List to Play

Courses offer challenges, perks like "Music and Dining Under the Stars"
Desert Willow Golf Resort makes the short list of courses for inquiring minds who want to know where to play golf in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Julianne Moore Earns Top Actress Award From Palm Springs International Film Festival

Julianne Moore Earns Top Actress Award From Palm Springs International Film Festival

Follows Best Actress award at Cannes for "Map to the Stars"
Julianne Moore will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Explore Palm Springs: Picnic Under the Palms

Explore Palm Springs: Picnic Under the Palms

In November of 1955, the Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs City Council, and Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce organized an event to celebrate the pioneers of Palm Springs.
Dum Dum Girls Will Play New Album at Pappy & Harriet's

Dum Dum Girls Will Play New Album at Pappy & Harriet's

Focus on new songs provides different perspective of playing on the road
Fresh from its first appearance at Coachella in 2014, the Dum Dum Girls return to the desert with a new album of songs for its Nov. 15 show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.
Palm Springs Earns Top Score From HRC Survey

Palm Springs Earns Top Score From HRC Survey

Index measures city's inclusivity of LGBT people
The City of Palm Springs has achieved a perfect score of 100 in a survey of LGBT equality in California conducted by the Human Rights Campaign.
Grayse-ful Beginnings on El Paseo

Grayse-ful Beginnings on El Paseo

Mother-daughter combo return to shopping mecca that has shaped their fashion history
A new era begins on El Paseo in Palm Desert for the mother-daughter design duo of Marie and Kelly Gray, who return to open Grayse in a shopping district that has been a huge part of their fashion careers.
Morton's The Steakhouse Boasts New Look to Mark 20th Year

Morton's The Steakhouse Boasts New Look to Mark 20th Year

Palm Desert location has new food items to go along with new vibe
Morton’s The Steakhouse has undergone some changes to its traditional décor to mark its 20th anniversary in Palm Desert, giving the restraurant a contemporary new vibe to go along with debuting some seasonal menu selections.
Golfers Will Enjoy Course Improvements at SilverRock Resort

Golfers Will Enjoy Course Improvements at SilverRock Resort

Arnold Palmer Group crafts architectural changes to the course
Golfers teeing up at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta will love the new look of the back nine holes as a result of the canal realignment project completed over the summer by the Coachella Valley Water District.
Dann Foley: Let the Holidays Begin

Dann Foley: Let the Holidays Begin

Here are some ideas to decorate Thanksgiving and yourself
So, it’s November and all eyes turn toward the fourth Thursday of the month - Thanksgiving. Dann Foley is here to answer the questions: How to decorate? What am I wearing? What am I serving?
Hotel Hot Spots: A Local's Guide in Greater Palm Springs

Hotel Hot Spots: A Local's Guide in Greater Palm Springs

Find out where to find that perfect getaway massage, drink, and meal
Looking for that perfect weekend getaway or mid-week escape but not sure where to stay to find it in the Greater Palm Springs area? Our hotel columnist gives her picks on where to find the best spa experience, crafted cocktail, and sumptuous meal.
Ed Asner Will Mark 85th Birthday at AMFM Fest

Ed Asner Will Mark 85th Birthday at AMFM Fest

Actor hooks up with Mark Rydell to perform one-act play, screen film
Ed Asner and Mark Rydell last worked together during the 1960s TV series, The Virginian, but some 50 years later, the duo have found a unique chemistry in a film and play on display at this weekend's AMFM Fest in Cathedral City.
Chef Chris Mitchum, Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Chef Chris Mitchum, Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa

Chef Chris Mitchum, prepares Lumpia, with avocado, ancho chile chicken and chipotle cheddar cheese.
Volunteers Sought to Work Phones at ‘Care for Kids’ Radiothon

Volunteers Sought to Work Phones at ‘Care for Kids’ Radiothon

Volunteers are being sought to work the phones for the 19th annual ‘Care for Kids’ Radiothon to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity of the Desert on Nov. 11-12.
Mummenschanz Brings Message Through Playful Act to McCallum Theatre

Mummenschanz Brings Message Through Playful Act to McCallum Theatre

Troupe likes openness of California audiences
Swiss mask theater group Mummenschanz is anxious to be back in front of California audiences Nov. 13 as part of the Palm Desert International Dance Festival and Choreography Festival at McCallum Theatre.
Dancing Without Borders

Dancing Without Borders

The McCallum Theatre hosts a salute to this graceful art form, featuring international troupes and local stars in the making
In November, the McCallum Theatre brings dance to the forefront with exceptional performances during the Palm Desert International Dance Festival.
Ry Bradley Strummin' Country Rock at AMFM Fest

Ry Bradley Strummin' Country Rock at AMFM Fest

La Quinta musician headlines Cathedral City gathering
La Quinta's Ry Bradey, a four-time nominee at the upcoming LA Music Awards, will headline this weekend's AMFM Fest with a Nov. 15 show at the Mary Pickford Theater in Cathedral City.
Griffin Ranch La Quinta Takes Indoor/Outdoor Living Seriously

Griffin Ranch La Quinta Takes Indoor/Outdoor Living Seriously

Potential buyers can choose from side courtyard, rear courtyard, or front courtyard
At the new Griffin Ranch in La Quinta, they take the concept of indoor/outdoor living very seriously.
See the Artistic Side of E. Stewart Williams at Architecture and Design Exhibit

See the Artistic Side of E. Stewart Williams at Architecture and Design Exhibit

New Architecture and Design Center opens Nov. 9 in Palm Springs
Upon viewing the opening exhibition on E. Stewart Williams when the newly crowned Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design, Edwards Harris Pavilion opens Nov. 9, you may be surprised to know he was also quite an artist.
Eddie Redmayne Earns 1st Accolade from Palm Springs International Film Festival

Eddie Redmayne Earns 1st Accolade from Palm Springs International Film Festival

Cited for work on latest film as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything"
Actor Eddie Redmayne in first in line to receive accolades from the Palm Springs International Film Festival with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor at the 26th annual Awards Gala on Jan. 3.
5 Ways to Party with Pride

5 Ways to Party with Pride

Keep the festivities going after sunset at high-energy shows and soirées
Lavish parade floats and an energetic two-day outdoor festival under the sun may be the calling cards of Greater Palm Springs Pride (Nov. 7-9), but there’s plenty to do after dark, too.
Lauretta Lowell is Featured Artist at Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Lauretta Lowell is Featured Artist at Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Overcomes personal challenges to find herself in artistic expression
Palm Desert artist Lauretta Lowell is a survivor, channeling her personal challenges into her artwork, which will be featured at the 14th annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire.
Explore Palm Springs: Historical Society 2015 Calendar

Explore Palm Springs: Historical Society 2015 Calendar

Color photos take recipient through city's changes
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Palm Springs Historical Society’s 2015 calendar is a tribute to how the city came to be.
Stonewall Gardens Palm Springs Offers Assisted Living to LGBT Seniors

Stonewall Gardens Palm Springs Offers Assisted Living to LGBT Seniors

Facility is the first of its kind in Southern California
What was once a 1950s bungalow style resort in north Palm Springs has become Stonewall Gardens - the first assisted-living village for gay seniors in Southern California.
Parade of Planes Takes Over Palm Springs Streets

Parade of Planes Takes Over Palm Springs Streets

City becomes hub for aviation industry
The streets of Palm Springs became a taxi runway for a host of small planes during the Parade of Planes, which opened the 2014 Aviation Summit at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
The Purple Palm Takes "Pride" in Crafted Cocktails

The Purple Palm Takes "Pride" in Crafted Cocktails

Check out these outstanding pours
Palm Springs takes pride in many things, and with the approach of Pride Weekend, cocktails will be at the heart of the many parties and events.
Free First Fridays Open Nov. 7 With Steve Poltz

Free First Fridays Open Nov. 7 With Steve Poltz

Community event touches on all aspects of the arts
Performing arts, fine art, culinary arts, and the art of shopping make The Galen in Palm Desert a cultural destination on the first Friday of every month during the “visitor season.”
Bearfoot Inn Makes Palm Springs Imprint for Pride Weekend

Bearfoot Inn Makes Palm Springs Imprint for Pride Weekend

As the LGBT community descends on Palm Springs for Pride weekend, accommodations like the Bearfoot Inn await them with their own unique connections to the local gay scene.
E. Stewart Williams Documentary Includes Voice Tapes of Architect

E. Stewart Williams Documentary Includes Voice Tapes of Architect

Williams helped change the architectural landscape of Palm Springs
When filmmakers Jake and Tracey Gorst set out to create a documentary about midcentury architect E. Stewart Williams, they were unaware of the direct ties and connections that lay before them.
Human Rights Campaign Garden Party Set at Former William Holden Estate

Human Rights Campaign Garden Party Set at Former William Holden Estate

Civil rights organization honors local efforts
The former William Holden Estate will serve as the backdrop for the 15th annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Palm Springs Garden Party from 2-5 p.m. Nov 8 in Palm Springs.
Lagwagon Plans to "Hang" at The Date Shed

Lagwagon Plans to "Hang" at The Date Shed

Band releases first album after nine-year hiatus
Lagwagon just released its eighth album "Hang" after a nine-year hiatus, giving desert fans a chance to hear it live when they appear Nov 7 at The Date Shed in Indio.
IRAWniQ Pulls No Punches as Singer, Single Gay Mom

IRAWniQ Pulls No Punches as Singer, Single Gay Mom

Ready to hit the stage at Greater Palm Springs Pride after releasing music video with award-winning actress Tatum O'Neal
With an artsy name that gives her a bit of an edge, iRAWniQ (pronounced “ironic”) has crafted her own identity and an alternative hip/hop music career to suit her often hectic lifestyle.
Joel Douglas Puts Former Clark Gable/Carole Lombard House on Market

Joel Douglas Puts Former Clark Gable/Carole Lombard House on Market

Son of Kirk Douglas says house is part of Palm Springs heritage
Just like a Hollywood script, It was love at first sight for movie producer Joel Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas, when he saw the Old Las Palmas residence in Palm Springs.
Stopping Time

Stopping Time

These high-tech, luxurious skin treatments offer the fountain of youth
Here are a lucky seven remedies to skin issues, and what the treatment does and where to get it in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Purple Room Restaurant and Stage Brings Top Entertainment to Town

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage Brings Top Entertainment to Town

Award-winning artists grace the stage once commanded by The Rat Pack
Purple Room Restaurant and Stage has become Palm Springs’ entertainment center with amazing talent matched with a fun happy hour and great food.
New Heights

New Heights

Enjoy the Coachella Valley from a different point of view
This fall, experience the desert from new heights and see what you’ve been missing. Take a cue from the birds for a day and soak up the valley’s splendor from above.
David Woods: How to Tackle Uneven Lies

David Woods: How to Tackle Uneven Lies

Here are some keys to hitting these shots well
Why do we practice golf from a flat lie on a driving range tee box when the lies we have on the golf course are often anything but flat? Good question with a better answer.
Vintage Club Members Invest in the Next Generation

Vintage Club Members Invest in the Next Generation

Scholarship fund recognizes loyalty, service of its employees
Established in 2005, the Vintage Employee Scholarship Fund recognizes the loyalty and service of its employees by assisting with their education as well as their children’s.
Fuss-Free Feasts

Fuss-Free Feasts

Enjoy a delectable Thanksgiving meal without lifting a finger
In the Coachella Valley, it’s as easy as pumpkin pie to enjoy a perfect Thanksgiving Day dinner without turning on the oven.
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