January 2014

Articles

Korakia Pensione Seduces Guests With Serene Lifestyle

Korakia Pensione Seduces Guests With Serene Lifestyle

No televisions, no telephones, no kids
Enter the courtyard of the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs' Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood, and you are immediately seduced by the gentle sound of water.
Palm Desert Shop Shows Vintage Applies to Clothing, Too

Palm Desert Shop Shows Vintage Applies to Clothing, Too

A part of the Las Casuelas Restaurant family, Nicolas Delgado forges his own path
A family member of the Las Casuelas family restaurant legacy in the Coachella Valley, Nicolas Delgado has created his own niché in collectible clothing and accessories.
Things to Do This Weekend: Dwight Yoakam, Foreigner

Things to Do This Weekend: Dwight Yoakam, Foreigner

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 30 to Feb. 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.
Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Gender Blenders to Gentility

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Gender Blenders to Gentility

See the latest look at Fashion Week El Paseo
Since 2006, the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo has featured more than 3,500 looks from diversified designers.
Explore Palm Springs: Alcott Home

Explore Palm Springs: Alcott Home

Rooftop ramada offered clear view of Coachella Valley
Franklyn Alcott Jr. and his wife Polly built their Palm Springs home in 1925, which stands today and is occupied in the Mesa neighborhood.
Miramonte Resort & Spa's Wine Dinner Series Hits New Heights

Miramonte Resort & Spa's Wine Dinner Series Hits New Heights

Selection of wines rates 90 or higher for five-course dinner
A recent wine dinner series at Miramonte Resort & Spa paired a selection of wines rated 90 and above with a five-course dinner.
Artist Charles Bibbs Brings Black History to Life on Canvas

Artist Charles Bibbs Brings Black History to Life on Canvas

Artwork commemorates Black History Month at Palm Springs Art Museum
Riverside artist Charles Bibbs believes young black people need strong art images to help them develop confidence.
Tribal Seeds Plants Firm Roots in Reggae Sound

Tribal Seeds Plants Firm Roots in Reggae Sound

Decade-long path puts them next to Steel Pulse, The Wailers, and Midnight
Brothers Tony-Ray and Steven Rene Jacobo formed an extended family in Tribal Seeds, which plays Feb. 1 at The Date Shed in Indio.
Where to Watch Super Bowl 2014 in Palm Springs Area

Where to Watch Super Bowl 2014 in Palm Springs Area

There's even an event Feb. 2 for non-football fans
Check out these Super Bowl 2014 venue options where everything is taken care of from food to libations to big-screen TVs Feb. 2.
Go-Go's Bassist Helps The Bluebonnets Find Their Voice

Go-Go's Bassist Helps The Bluebonnets Find Their Voice

Kathy Valentine is writing a new chapter in her life
Former Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine has created a homespun rock ‘n’ roll group called The BlueBonnets, which plays Pappy & Harriet’s with Jan Lee Hooker Feb. 1 in Pioneertown.
Ashley Judd Remains Politically Vigilant After Flirting With Running

Ashley Judd Remains Politically Vigilant After Flirting With Running

2014 shows a return to a full-time acting career
After choosing not to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky in 2013, actress Ashley Judd remains outspoken on several issues.
Spa Tour Puts Desert Hot Springs on the Map

Spa Tour Puts Desert Hot Springs on the Map

The secret is really in the hot mineral waters
Desert Hot Springs, lying just a few short miles north of Palm Springs, unveils its unique boutique resorts and spas during Spa Tour.
Lawrence Gowan Recalls Just Being Himself in Joining Styx

Lawrence Gowan Recalls Just Being Himself in Joining Styx

Band's popularity remains strong to the tune of 100+ dates a year
Fifteen years ago, Lawrence Gowan had his moment of truth as a new member of Styx, but now with more than 100 tour dates a year, it proved to be a good move.
Mariel Hemingway Finds Freedom in Sharing Family's Tragic Story

Mariel Hemingway Finds Freedom in Sharing Family's Tragic Story

Plans to return to films, TV in 2014
In making the documentary about her family's very public life and tragic battle with mental illness, Mariel Hemingway says she found freedom.
Things to Do This Weekend: Dolly Parton, Styx, SW Arts Festival

Things to Do This Weekend: Dolly Parton, Styx, SW Arts Festival

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 23-26
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.
Designer of the Week Meets Fashion Week's Runway

Designer of the Week Meets Fashion Week's Runway

History unveils a diverse collection of fashion
As the 2014 Fashion Week El Paseo approaches, let's take a look at the past Designers of the Week who have graced the 100-foot runway.
Palm Springs Boutique Hotels Collect TripAdvisor Awards

Palm Springs Boutique Hotels Collect TripAdvisor Awards

Desert Riviera earns No. 1 Best Bargain ranking in U.S.
Ten Palm Springs boutique hotels received the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor website for Best Small Hotel, Romance and Bargain.
Explore Palm Springs: Flood of January 1969

Explore Palm Springs: Flood of January 1969

Over 3-day period, more than 3 inches of rain fell
During a period of just three days in January 1969, more than 3.25 inches of rain flooded the streets and homes of Palm Springs.
Goldenvoice Brings Added Firepower to Modernism Week

Goldenvoice Brings Added Firepower to Modernism Week

Partnership means more programming opportunities
Goldenvoice will co-produce Modernism Week 2014, an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture set for Feb. 13-23, in Palm Springs.
The Venue's Owner Takes Step Toward Master Sushi Chef

The Venue's Owner Takes Step Toward Master Sushi Chef

Certification means Engin Onural can teach sushi classes
Owner Engin Onural of The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge on El Paseo has accomplished the first of three steps in his ascent to becoming a Master Sushi Chef.
Economic Experts Give 2014 Forecast for Coachella Valley

Economic Experts Give 2014 Forecast for Coachella Valley

Will present information on financial markets and regional economics
Economic experts Esmael Adibi and Christopher Thornberg will present their 2014 economic forecast at Coachella Invest 2014.
Desert Publications Inc. Names Julie Sinclair New Editorial Director

Desert Publications Inc. Names Julie Sinclair New Editorial Director

Desert Publications announced the appointment of Julie Sinclair as editorial director, serving as editor of Palm Springs Life while overseeing the company's regional and custom titles.
La Quinta Potter Discovers a New Life in Art

La Quinta Potter Discovers a New Life in Art

Marks 10 years showing work at Southwest Arts Festival
Elliott Newton is known as “the potter of La Quinta,” and will be showcasing his ceramics with crystal glazes at the Southwest Arts Festival, Jan. 24-26, at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.
Documentary Shows "Granny's Got Game" On and Off Court

Documentary Shows "Granny's Got Game" On and Off Court

Lunafest gives platform to showcase women film directors
"Granny's Got Game", a documentary on a traveling senior women's basketball team, leads the selections at Lunafest Jan. 25 in Palm Springs.
Bandleader Tommy Dorsey Puts Michael Dante on Hollywood Path

Bandleader Tommy Dorsey Puts Michael Dante on Hollywood Path

Rancho Mirage resident looks back on acting career in memoirs
Rancho Mirage resident Michael Dante thought his future was in baseball, but a chance meeting with renowned bandleader Tommy Dorsey sent him on a path to Hollywood.
"I Live to Sing", "Gloria Victoria" Lead AmDocs Opening Night

"I Live to Sing", "Gloria Victoria" Lead AmDocs Opening Night

"I Live to Sing" director, stars will perform after March 27 screening
The screening of “I Live to Sing” at the American Documentary Film Festival will include an appearance the film's three stars, who will give a live musical performance March 27.
Take a Drive Down Memory Lane at La Quinta Car Show

Take a Drive Down Memory Lane at La Quinta Car Show

Custom, vintage cars recall special times in our lives
The La Quinta Hot Rod & Custom Car Show rekindles fond memories from viewing more than 125 vintage cars Jan. 26 at La Quinta Community Park.
Sunnylands Shares Items from Major Social Events

Sunnylands Shares Items from Major Social Events

From Barbara Sinatra's wedding dress to 24 carat gold plates
Leonore Annenberg’s penchance for keeping everything from important social events at Sunnylands is about to be shared with the world.
Palm Springs' Modernism Week Celebrates 'Modern' Style Living

Palm Springs' Modernism Week Celebrates 'Modern' Style Living

Desert Modernism describes the genre of architecture and design of the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s.
Indian Wells Art Festival Selects 2014 Poster Artist

Indian Wells Art Festival Selects 2014 Poster Artist

Julie Dunn has been showing at the festival since 2007
Julie Dunn, an award winning fine artist whose unique style, known as “Tempera Batik” painting on paper, has been selected as the 2014 Indian Wells Arts Festival poster artist.
Fashion Week El Paseo Reveals 2014 Lineup

Fashion Week El Paseo Reveals 2014 Lineup

JM Couture debuts, Project Runway is back and Zang Toi is Designer of the Week
Fashion Week El Paseo 2014 will mark the debut of JM Couture, the return of Project Runway and internationally acclaimed designer Zang Toi, March 16-22, under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent in Palm Desert.
Palm Springs Film Festival Award Winners Earn Oscar Nominations

Palm Springs Film Festival Award Winners Earn Oscar Nominations

Belgium’s "The Broken Circle Breakdown" among Best Foreign Language Film nominees
Several of the award honorees from last week’s Palm Springs International Film Festival will vie for Oscar contention after the nominations were released Jan. 16.
Thing to Do This Weekend: Jackie Collins, Terry Fator

Thing to Do This Weekend: Jackie Collins, Terry Fator

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 16-19
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.
Rancho Mirage Tells Its Story With New R/M Magazine

Rancho Mirage Tells Its Story With New R/M Magazine

Yearly publication completes city's 3-prong communications platform
The city of Rancho Mirage has all of its communications tools in place with the recent publication of R/M Magazine, which was officially launched Jan. 14 with a celebration at Wally’s Desert Turtle.
Explore Palm Springs: Frank Sinatra Honors Father With Medical Library

Explore Palm Springs: Frank Sinatra Honors Father With Medical Library

Donald Wexler designs Desert Hospital building
Frank Sinatra raised the money to build the Martin Anthony Sinatra Medical Education Library in Palm Springs to honor his father.
Twin Palms Reopens With Familiar Comfort Food Dishes

Twin Palms Reopens With Familiar Comfort Food Dishes

Palm Springs restaurant also features nightly “all-you-can-eat” specials
Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge in Palm Springs has reopened with its familiar comfort food menu after fire closed the restaurant for 8 months.
Separations Bring Haunted Summer Band Together

Separations Bring Haunted Summer Band Together

Make desert visit while working on their first album
After leaving their respective bands, Bridgette Moody and John Seasons formed a deeper bond built on both love and musical passion in creating Haunted Summer.
Rickie Fowler Hopes to Make Statement With His Clubs

Rickie Fowler Hopes to Make Statement With His Clubs

Flashy dresser aside, Murrietta native seeks positive start at Humana Challenge
Murrieta native Rickie Fowler opens his 2014 season at the Humana Challenge, marking his return to the Coachella Valley for the first time since missing the cut at the 2010 Bob Hope Classic.
Shirley MacLaine Says Sinatra Built "Homey," Not Extravagant

Shirley MacLaine Says Sinatra Built "Homey," Not Extravagant

Actress hates the makeup and dress for "Downton Abbey," but loves the series
Shirley MacLaine, who spent many weekends in Palm Springs tagging along with the infamous Rat Pack, will shares stories of her colorful career Jan. 19 at McCallum Theatre.
Joyce Bulifant Taught Fred Astaire How to do the Twist

Joyce Bulifant Taught Fred Astaire How to do the Twist

Actress shares her talents in a pair of plays to aid local causes
Actress Joyce Bulifant may be 76, but the Rancho Mirage resident has hardly slowed down, starring in a pair of plays in one weekend for local philanthropic causes.
Late-Night Bites for Late-Night Craves in Greater Palm Springs

Late-Night Bites for Late-Night Craves in Greater Palm Springs

Here are some places serving well into the wee hours of the morning
Enjoy a late dinner or appetizer to cap a great evening out. Many restaurants and bars serve food well into the night and the wee hours of the morning.
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" Earns Best Foreign Film Award

"The Broken Circle Breakdown" Earns Best Foreign Film Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival taps juried award winners
Belgium’s "The Broken Circle Breakdown" captured the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
La Quinta Arts Festival Secures Pair of No. 1 Rankings

La Quinta Arts Festival Secures Pair of No. 1 Rankings

Art Fair SourceBook looks at sales mark, quality of experience
La Quinta Arts Festival has been named the No. 1 Fine Art Show and No. 1 Fine Craft Show in the country for 2014 by the prestigious Art Fair SourceBook.
Franklin Loan Center Sets Mortgage Industry Seminar

Franklin Loan Center Sets Mortgage Industry Seminar

Covers the basic guidelines of today’s mortgage options
Franklin Loan Center CEO Walter K. Neil will present a Jan. 14 seminar on “State of the Mortgage Industry” at the Hyatt Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Mounted Police Rodeo and Parade

Explore Palm Springs: Mounted Police Rodeo and Parade

Annual event rode into downtown area
After the excitement of the Christmas holidays, children in Palm Springs did not have to wait long for a much-loved tradition - the annual Mounted Police Rodeo and Parade.
D.R. Horton Slates Palm Desert Grand Openings

D.R. Horton Slates Palm Desert Grand Openings

New additions are Esperanza, Sonrisa in Spanish Walk, and Expressions at the Gallery
D.R. Horton will conduct grand openings Jan. 11 for three new communities in Palm Desert - Esperanza and Sonrisa in Spanish Walk, and Expressions at the Gallery.
Palm Springs Real Estate Agents Host Their Own Film Premiere

Palm Springs Real Estate Agents Host Their Own Film Premiere

Commercial pushes the envelope in ways they hope make it memorable
Palm Springs real estate agents Michael Stray and John Cyr have decided to throw their own red carpet affair, only their film is a 30-second commercial and the stars are a pair of homes.
Erasure's Andy Bell Inked for International Bear Convergence

Erasure's Andy Bell Inked for International Bear Convergence

More than 4,000 men expected in Palm Springs
More than 4,000 men are expected to attend the inaugural International Bear Convergence in Palm Springs with Andy Bell of Erasure as headlining performer.
OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire Headline Coachella 2014 Lineup

OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire Headline Coachella 2014 Lineup

Ticket crunch already underway; go on sale Jan. 10
OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 lineup after being released Jan. 8.
Things to Do This Weekend: Snoop Dogg, Kathleen Madigan

Things to Do This Weekend: Snoop Dogg, Kathleen Madigan

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 9-12
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.
Palm Springs Groups Help Connect Wine Lovers

Palm Springs Groups Help Connect Wine Lovers

Mood Wine brings like-minded people together, offers discounts
They are affectionately known as “Moodies”, a Palm Springs group that constitutes a growing social wave connecting wine lovers to fine wines.
Jonah Hill says Snorting Vitamin B Gave Him Bronchitis

Jonah Hill says Snorting Vitamin B Gave Him Bronchitis

"The Wolf of Wall Street" Offers Dream of Working for Director Martin Scorsese
That white stuff Jonah Hill was snorting during the filming of “The Wolf of Wall Street”? It was vitamin B. The actor revealed more about the making of "The Wolf of Wall Street" recently in Palm Desert.
Cassey Ho Brings High-Energy Pilates to Palm Springs

Cassey Ho Brings High-Energy Pilates to Palm Springs

Joins fitess gurus Billy Blanks and Doonya at Mayor's Wellness Festival
Cassey Ho, the high energy creator of 'Blogilates', brings her high-energy pilates routine to the Mayor's Race, Swim and Wellness Festival Jan. 11 in Palm Springs.
Rancho Mirage Artist Creates One Name Following

Rancho Mirage Artist Creates One Name Following

TAIRA will exhibit work at Colin Fisher Studios
In an age where practically every artist is posting images via social media, TAIRA has remained refreshingly nonpromotional despite having her work shown in galleries and museums all over the globe.
'Lone Survivor' Producer Calls Film a 'Life-Changing' Project

'Lone Survivor' Producer Calls Film a 'Life-Changing' Project

Randall Emmett splits his time between La Quinta, Los Angeles
Part-time La Quinta resident Randall Emmett has produced more than 70 movies, but describes his latest, 'Lone Survivor', as “life-changing”.
Palm Springs VillageFest Patrons Know to "Ask the Rabbi"

Palm Springs VillageFest Patrons Know to "Ask the Rabbi"

Rabbi Yonason Denebeim answers queries for directions to life's big questions
Rabbi Yonason Denebeim's small, wooden booth with its black cloth cover and simple sign that reads, Ask the Rabbi, has become a staple of the Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday nights.
Film Festival Fetes Jonah Hill, 'Saving Mr. Banks' Director

Film Festival Fetes Jonah Hill, 'Saving Mr. Banks' Director

Parker Palm Springs brunch spotlights '10 Directors to Watch'
John Lee Hancock, who directed "Saving Mr. Banks", and actor Jonah Hill from "The Wolf of Wall Street" received the Variety Creative Impact Awards Jan. 5 at the Parker Palm Springs.
Food for Thought: 'The Mercury Factor' Benefits from New Title

Food for Thought: 'The Mercury Factor' Benefits from New Title

Chinese tainted milk scandal fuels movie's U.S. premiere in Palm Springs
The Mercury Factor, which helps open the Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 3, was once known by another name, but the change was for the better.
Renovations Create Better Visual at The Gardens on El Paseo

Renovations Create Better Visual at The Gardens on El Paseo

Changes unite luxury shopping center to customers' benefit
With the renovations to The Gardens on El Paseo, Robert Taubman hopes you no longer feel lost at Palm Desert’s luxury outdoor shopping mall.
Things to Do This Weekend: Palm Springs Film Festival, Movie Stars

Things to Do This Weekend: Palm Springs Film Festival, Movie Stars

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 2-5
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.
Groove to the Beat at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Groove to the Beat at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Music and Dining Under the Stars Series treats your senses with music, delicious fare
Desert Willow Golf Resort’s Music and Dining Under the Stars events fuse live music with a spread of gourmet fare on outdoor terraces overlooking the resort’s golf courses.
Good Food, Lively Setting Brings Accolades to TRIO

Good Food, Lively Setting Brings Accolades to TRIO

Palm Springs restaurant keeps the menu fresh
Housed in a mid-century modern landmark building that once operated as a bank, TRIO Restaurant has reaped dividends to become a desert treasure in Palm Springs.
SilverRock Golf Academy Clinics Help Boost Your Golf Game

SilverRock Golf Academy Clinics Help Boost Your Golf Game

Enjoy the thrills and pageantry of fast-paced polo matches in the desert
Take apart your golf game and put it back together through a series of weekly clinics starting in January at the SilverRock Golf Academy.
Toscana’s Growth Keeps Pace with Busy Season

Toscana’s Growth Keeps Pace with Busy Season

A Palm Springs couple says quirky art and furnishings make their house a home
Toscana is a whirlwind of activity as members returning for the season can attest to the quick immersion into a host of endeavors.
Polished to Perfection

Polished to Perfection

Edgy desert fashion lies at your fingertips
There’s good news for fashionistas immersed in the race to look on-trend this spring. The key to chic, of-the-minute style is — literally — at the tips of your fingers.
To have & to hold

To have & to hold

Adorn your arm with the season’s hippest handbags
Trendy totes, fabulous fold-overs, and coveted clutches of all kinds are within your grasp in Coachella Valley stores.
Chukker Up

Chukker Up

Enjoy the thrills and pageantry of fast-paced polo matches in the desert
Dust off your finery and best divot-stompers, and watch the ponies fly during the Coachella Valley’s polo season, opening Jan. 5 and running through March 30, 2014
Party Like a Star

Party Like a Star

Rub shoulders with the Hollywood crowd at these hot spots
Rub shoulders with the Hollywood crowd at these hot spots
Extraordinary!

Extraordinary!

Museum exhibits gifts of art to celebrate its 75th year
The shimmering stainless steel sculpture at the entrance of Palm Springs Art Museum punctuates a new era for the institution.
Film Festival Insider’s Guide

Film Festival Insider’s Guide

Navigate celebrity sightings and score the hottest screenings like a pro
Audiences love the Palm Springs International Film Festival for its accessibility and casual vibe. Filmmakers love to attend because the fest serves as a top launchpad for new works.
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90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.