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How to Shop the Sunny Dunes Vintage District for Home Décor in Palm Springs

How to Shop the Sunny Dunes Vintage District for Home Décor in Palm Springs

Hunt down a fair price on antiques, collectibles, and midcentury wares by scouting this ever-burgeoning vintage row
With the latest addition of Antiques Galleries of Palm Springs, this intriguing little enclave set along East Sunny Dunes Road and Industrial Place offers a clandestine cluster of antique, vintage, art, and thrift stores.
Explore Palm Springs: Memorial Day

Explore Palm Springs: Memorial Day

Gold Star Families will be given special recognition for the first time
American Legion Owen Coffman Post 519 in Palm Springs has historically honored local servicemen and women who were killed in action. This year they will honor 27 local residents from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Careerbuilder Challenge Will Keep 2016 Edition on La Quinta Golf Courses

Careerbuilder Challenge Will Keep 2016 Edition on La Quinta Golf Courses

TPC Stadium Course, Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course join La Quinta Country Club
The TPC Stadium Course and its PGA WEST sister course – the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course – will join mainstay La Quinta Country Club for the CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation PGA Tour event in 2016.
Enter to Win a Dinner for 2 During Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Enter to Win a Dinner for 2 During Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Savor and enjoy the desert's unique cuisines
Celebrate the Coachella Valley’s bountiful and eclectic cuisine during Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week by entering to win a dinner for two in our Facebook contest.
Desert Hills Premium Outlets Extends Hours, Boasts Sales for Memorial Day Weekend

Desert Hills Premium Outlets Extends Hours, Boasts Sales for Memorial Day Weekend

Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the unofficial start to summer with extended hours and special sales at Desert Hills Premium Outlets this Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25.
Colt's Lodge Brings New Life to Palm Springs Accommodation Options

Colt's Lodge Brings New Life to Palm Springs Accommodation Options

It's a little bit country, and a little bit East Coast against a desert backdrop
Colt's Lodge, a newly redesigned and renovated 11-room hotel located in Palm Springs' historic Deepwell Estates area, takes advantage of new owners Jon Nelson and Frank Young's design and theater backgrounds to create a fresh, new look.
King's Highway, Amigo Room Partner on New Menus at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

King's Highway, Amigo Room Partner on New Menus at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Chef Ken Addington and partner Jud Mongell interpret diverse international flavors with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients
With a focus on fresh, local, organic ingredients and diverse cultural dining traditions from around the world, Jud Mongell and Ken Addington have brought a diner-centric menu to King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.
Cool High Desert Offers Golf, Total Escape Package From Palm Springs Sizzle

Cool High Desert Offers Golf, Total Escape Package From Palm Springs Sizzle

Thirty-minute drive makes it easy to get away
A quick and easy visit to the High Desert just 30 minutes outside of the Greater Palm Springs area lessens the temperatures by about 15 degrees while providing entertaining golf, accommodations, music, and food.
Madison Rising Sings Red, White & Blue at Agua Caliente Casino Show

Madison Rising Sings Red, White & Blue at Agua Caliente Casino Show

Concert benefits Swim to Win weekend event in Palm Desert
Formed in 2011, Madison Rising plays original and cover tunes to generate positive vibes and inspire gratitude for the good ole U.S.A.
Diane Best Helps Desert Town Show Itself at Inaugural Joshua Treenial Event

Diane Best Helps Desert Town Show Itself at Inaugural Joshua Treenial Event

Will screen three videos to show the area's dramatic landscape
Joshua Tree's Diane Best will be among 50 artists from 15 countries who will showcase their work in the inaugural Joshua Treenial held at various venues over Memorial Day Weekend.
La Rue Café Wine Bar Fills That "Go To" Spot in Your Restaurant Choices

La Rue Café Wine Bar Fills That "Go To" Spot in Your Restaurant Choices

Participation in Palm Springs Restaurant Week reinforces ties to locals
La Rue Café Wine Bar in Old Town La Quinta aims to become that “got to” spot during Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which runs May 27 through June 7.
Witness the Power of Space During Monthly Stargazer Party

Witness the Power of Space During Monthly Stargazer Party

Gain an up-close view of the evening light show
If you have not explored the wondrous splendor of space up close, the Astronomical Society of the Desert hosts a monthly “Star Party” for curious stargazers and space aficionados alike.
Trina Turk Turns 20

Trina Turk Turns 20

Stellar fashion events becoming all the rage in Palm Springs
Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, used the allure of the desert to unveil his Resort 2015 Collection, but Palm Springs' own Trina Turk has been designing and sharing the California lifestyle with the rest of the world for more than 20 years.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar Becomes Palm Springs' 1st James Beard Award Winner for Design

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Becomes Palm Springs' 1st James Beard Award Winner for Design

Restaurant, SOMA Architects earn national acclaim
The rest of the world has taken notice of Workshop Kitchen + Bar after the Palm Springs restaurant has been recently awarded the city's first James Beard award for Outstanding Restaurant Design in the category of over 75 seats.
Dorothy Willetts Infuses Character Into La Quinta Plain Jane Home

Dorothy Willetts Infuses Character Into La Quinta Plain Jane Home

Renovation goes for French Moroccan style, but with a "tribal twist"
Not every new home comes with built-in character, but a talented interior designer can infuse any home with character to spare.
Your Love Made Me Appear to Myself

Your Love Made Me Appear to Myself

We must come out from hiding behind our pride
We must be willing to reveal to ourselves, let alone to another, what we’ve chosen to forget and to remove the masks of character we employ.
Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat and High Desert Lifestyle

Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat and High Desert Lifestyle

The next wave of high tech meets the desert development
Dave McAdam of Homestead Modern is banking on the current wave of baby boomers who want to recapture the homesteader wave of 50 years ago in the high desert area north of Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: The Desert Turf Club

Explore Palm Springs: The Desert Turf Club

Luxury race track was to sit off Highway 111 between Cathedral City and Palm Springs
Seventy-five Coachella Valley officials gathered on May 3, 1957, to watch as bulldozers began to break up the sand dunes in an attempt to transform the barren desert into The Desert Turf Club, a luxury horseracing track.
In Tune With the World

In Tune With the World

The 13th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival Returns With More Food For The Soul.
In an era of multimillion-dollar music festivals featuring lineups of mega-bands, the Joshua Tree Music Festival remains a pure, intimate affair that’s all about the music and the community.
Tour Lavender Festival at Historic Highland Springs Grounds

Tour Lavender Festival at Historic Highland Springs Grounds

Luxury bus tours set for June 13 and 20 to Beaumont
Two luxury bus tours will be offered to the 11th annual Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Resort on June 13 or June 20 in Beaumont.
California Housing Affordabilty Rate Rises for 2nd Straight Quarter

California Housing Affordabilty Rate Rises for 2nd Straight Quarter

Highest level since second-quarter 2013
Lower interest rates and stabilizing home prices over the past year combined to make it easier for more Californians to purchase a home in the first quarter of 2015, according to the California Association of Realtors.
Guillermo’s Restaurante on El Paseo Makes Mex Like No Other

Guillermo’s Restaurante on El Paseo Makes Mex Like No Other

Palm Desert hot spot participates in Restaurant Week
Guillermo’s Restaurante in Palm Desert has been in business for 11 years, but is new to Restaurant Week, which runs May 29 through June 7 offering diners specially priced menus.
Hotel California Has Rooms to Suit all Palm Springs Vacation Styles

Hotel California Has Rooms to Suit all Palm Springs Vacation Styles

Signature bell tower, rubber tree help create a private romantic setting
Hotel California is a rustic 14 room, Spanish mission style boutique hotel which offers many different styles of rooms to suit your vacation needs in Palm Springs.
Steak Your Claim

Steak Your Claim

Sink Your Teeth Into These Juicy, Top-Choice, Must-Try Cuts Cooked To Perfection At The Desert's Prime Steakhouses.
Our overview of great cuts of beef and the great Coachella Valley steakhouses that serve them.
Stone Eagle Golf Club Adds Expansive Restaurant, Entertainment Area

Stone Eagle Golf Club Adds Expansive Restaurant, Entertainment Area

Architect Guy Dreier design will occupy a much larger footprint
Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert recently broke ground on a state-of–the art facility that will include a full-service restaurant, private indoor and outdoor dining areas, and open spaces for receptions and live entertainment.
Hiroshima Band Closes Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa's Concert Series

Hiroshima Band Closes Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa's Concert Series

Asian-American jazz band fuses world beats, Latin rhythms, and the soft tones of the koto
It’s been more than 40 years since East met West to form the band, Hiroshima, introducing America to its unique multi-cultural blend of Asian-American jazz fusion incorporating world beats, Latin rhythms, and the soft tones of the koto.
Desert European Motors Adds McLaren Automotive to British Lineup in Rancho Mirage

Desert European Motors Adds McLaren Automotive to British Lineup in Rancho Mirage

Dealership will be the only location in the country representing every British luxury and performance car
Desert European Motors is in the throes of expanding its showroom space and recently announced the addition of McLaren Automotive, which will make it the only location in the country representing every British luxury and performance car.
Mojave Rock Ranch Plays Host to Natural Cactus Garden Setting

Mojave Rock Ranch Plays Host to Natural Cactus Garden Setting

Duo spend 20 years transforming Depression era homestead shack
A former homestead shack looks as though it naturally sprouted up from the ground, thanks to 20 years of painstaking efforts by Gino Dreese and Troy Williams to build Mojave Rock Ranch.
CareerBuilder Challenge Takes Over Title Sponsor of Bob Hope Classic

CareerBuilder Challenge Takes Over Title Sponsor of Bob Hope Classic

"Dad's dream is in good hands," says Linda Hope
CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, is the new title sponsor of the former Bob Hope Classic after entering a six-year agreement that runs through 2021.
Palm Springs Among New Couples' Top 10 Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend

Palm Springs Among New Couples' Top 10 Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend

Dating site surveys new couples' travel plans for long weekend
Palm Springs will be the seventh most popular destination for new couples when Memorial Day weekend rolls around in two weeks, according to the dating site, OnMutualTerms.com.
The Last Internationale Bring Provocative Edge to Joshua Tree Music Festival

The Last Internationale Bring Provocative Edge to Joshua Tree Music Festival

Band rides the cusp between hard rock and folk-protest music
The Last Internationale, appearing at the Joshua Tree Music Festival, are a powerful trio of modern day musical revolutionaries that ride the cusp between hard rock and folk-protest music.
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Brings Vintage Movies to Camelot Theatre Screens

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival Brings Vintage Movies to Camelot Theatre Screens

Actor Norman Lloyd, at 100, will make appearance
When Alan Rode took over the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in 2008, he made sure it remained true to has remained true to its namesake by paying tribute to black and white vintage films.
Harpo Marx Estate has Historic Designation in Rancho Mirage

Harpo Marx Estate has Historic Designation in Rancho Mirage

Comedian paired up with architect Wallace Neff to build expansive house
Well-known comedian Harpo Marx commissioned the equally famous architect Wallace Neff to build a home for his family in the mid1950s before Rancho Mirage was even incorporated as a city.
Jon Polito Will Appear for "Miller's Crossing" Screening at Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Jon Polito Will Appear for "Miller's Crossing" Screening at Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Role led to casting in other movies directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
Miller's Crossing will return to the big screen as the opener to the 16th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival on May 14, and with it will be actor Jon Polito, who gained his first role in a Coen Brothers-directed film.
Greater Palm Springs Wedding Resorts Offer Many Venues In One

Greater Palm Springs Wedding Resorts Offer Many Venues In One

Surprise your guests with a dynamic party spread out over one property’s multiple venues
A stylish progressive wedding is ideal to take advantage of several incredibly beautiful locales that a resort has to offer. It’s a theme that promises to keep things interesting and filled with an upbeat momentum that surprises at every turn.
Indian Ridge Country Club Makes Signficant Contribution to Desert Cancer Foundation

Indian Ridge Country Club Makes Signficant Contribution to Desert Cancer Foundation

Annual dinner gala, auctions, and golf tournaments raise $450,000
Indian Ridge County Club in Palm Desert has been the largest contributor to the Desert Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that financially assists Coachella Valley residents fighting cancer.
Cruising to Louis Vuitton

Cruising to Louis Vuitton

Parker Palm Springs transforms into carnival with rides and 1980s video games
The Parker Palm Springs became the afterparty playground of enthusiastic fashionistas conversing about the futuristic looks presented by Louis Vuitton at the iconic Bob Hope Estate.
Louis Vuitton Achieves 'Wow Factor' With 2016 Resort Collection Unveiling at Bob Hope Estate

Louis Vuitton Achieves 'Wow Factor' With 2016 Resort Collection Unveiling at Bob Hope Estate

Fashion event puts city on fashion pedestal
Louis Vuitton and designer Nicolas Ghesquière hit its mark with the debut of its 2016 Resort Collection at the iconic Bob Hope Estate on May 6 in Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Jerry Lewis

Explore Palm Springs: Jerry Lewis

Comedian comes to The Chi Chi from movie premiere at Plaza Theatre
Comedian Jerry Lewis brought his entire cast of 20 to perform at the Starlite Room in The Chi Chi on May 25, 1957, in Palm Springs.
Trina Turk Splashes Color with Boutique at Parker Palm Springs

Trina Turk Splashes Color with Boutique at Parker Palm Springs

Shop marks designer's 20th anniversray
In celebration of her 20th anniversary, Trina Turk recently opened a boutique at the Parker Palm Springs.
Nina McLemore Says Women Walk Tough Line Dressing for Success

Nina McLemore Says Women Walk Tough Line Dressing for Success

Women (and men) in business show they can stay "on trend" at Palm Springs Life's Women in Business Awards Luncheon
Wearing a perfect emerald/teal jacket from her own clothing collection, Nina McLemore says experience taught her the importance of visuals and how they relate to the woman's place in the business world.
Desert Riviera Hotel Offers 'Midcentury Resort Community' in Palm Springs

Desert Riviera Hotel Offers 'Midcentury Resort Community' in Palm Springs

Poolside rooms have minimalist, clean, sharp lines of 1950s midcentury design
Owner Martha Stephen describes the Desert Riviera Hotel as “a close-knit midcentury resort community surrounded by gardens, where everyone smiles a 'Good Morning!' to everyone else.”
Expansion on the Horizon as SilverRock Resort Marks 10th Anniversary

Expansion on the Horizon as SilverRock Resort Marks 10th Anniversary

Project includes luxury hotel, world-class golf facility
As SilverRock Resort marks its 10th anniversary, there is great anticipation on what the next 10 years will bring.
Palm Springs Art Museum Pulls Out All the Stops for "Meet the Museum"

Palm Springs Art Museum Pulls Out All the Stops for "Meet the Museum"

'Alice in Wonderland' theme encourages guests to dress up
The Mad Hatter, himself, could not have topped the incredible extravaganza enjoyed at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Tenth Annual Membership Drive and Party, “Meet the Museum."
Real Estate Renaissance

Real Estate Renaissance

Newly renovated Vintage Club homes blend state-of-the-art technology and a relaxed contemporary aesthetic
A newly launched real estate incentive program encourages a process to update older houses, lending an extra degree of value to not just the home but to The Vintage Club community as a whole.
A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Here are tips on how to improve your bunker shot
Here are a few easy swing thoughts from David Woods, PGA Director of Golf at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, when playing out of a greenside bunker.
Honky Tonkin’

Honky Tonkin’

Going country: a city girl’s experience at Stagecoach
During Stagecoach's recent stop at Indio’s Empire Polo Club grounds, editor Arianna Menon saw the differences and similarities between the country music festival and Coachella.
But Do Not Use the Rotted Names

But Do Not Use the Rotted Names

The right sentimental education asks us to question the dead metaphors and meaningless clichés
Many of the instincts and sentiments to which we were born and bred are not a resonant and forward-looking match for us as individuals or for us collectively in the cosmopolitan and connected world we live in today.
It's Spring: Time to Shake Things Up

It's Spring: Time to Shake Things Up

Palm Springs Designer Dann Foley gives some tips to rejuvenate your home
This is a perfect time to freshen tired style at home. Palm Springs designer Dann Foley shows how a few simple steps can make a big impact on the way your home looks and how you feel at the same time.
William Krisel-Designed Home Built to Fit Pie-shaped Lot

William Krisel-Designed Home Built to Fit Pie-shaped Lot

Midcentury masters were behind Valley of the Sun Estates tract
One of two custom-designed homes at Valley of the Sun Estates in Rancho Mirage, designed by midcentury masters William Krisel and Dan Palmer, is on the market.
Mother’s Day Celebrations for Every Type of Mom – A Greater Palm Springs Guide

Mother’s Day Celebrations for Every Type of Mom – A Greater Palm Springs Guide

A list of “Mom-Spots” to celebrate the Traditionalist, Music-Lover, Discerning-Diner, or Outdoor Enthusiast in your life
Moms deserve to be celebrated for their devotion, love, and countless acts of giving throughout the year. And be assured that there are plenty of places gearing up to fulfill the wishes of every type of Mom.
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 Vintage Clothing, Casino, Romantic Dining, Sushi/Japanese Restaurant, and Coffee House.
Well-Deserved Relaxation

Well-Deserved Relaxation

Spoil Mom This Mother's Day With These Soothing Treatments Designed To Help Recharge Her Batteries And Boost Her Mood.
Mom deserves a little pampering on her special day; here are a few of the valley's best treatments and the spas that offer them.
Gene Jr & The Family Spurs Gabriella Evaro's Creative Projects at Joshua Tree Music Festival

Gene Jr & The Family Spurs Gabriella Evaro's Creative Projects at Joshua Tree Music Festival

Has her hands in art installation, fashion accessory line, and musical production
Desert native Gabriella Evaro, who planted roots in the artisan village of Joshua Tree with her mother and siblings as a young girl, returns to the Joshua Tree Music Festival with a new musical production.
Made In The Coachella Valley

Made In The Coachella Valley

Find An Array Of Artisanal Products That Capture The Spirit Of The Desert At These Popular Destinations.
Locally produced, hand-made items with local and national appeal abound in the Coachella Valley.
Making A Scene

Making A Scene

Desert native Sarah Scheideman founded the Coachella Valley Art Scene, an organization that promotes art, music, and culture through creative venues and events, in 2008. Here, she shares what she loves about the valley.
Explore the Desert

Explore the Desert

Unleash Your Inner Indiana Jones In The Coachella Valley.
Restaurant Week’s array of tastings, pairings, and specialty menus promises to tantalize the taste buds, but this 10-day festival is so much more than a culinary haven; it also showcases attractions offering a taste of adventure.
Summers Mean Barbecues, Enjoying Your Outside Living Space

Summers Mean Barbecues, Enjoying Your Outside Living Space

Angelus Paving Stones offers barbecue layouts plus tables and fire pits
Outdoor living means outdoor dining and decorative wall stones are the perfect foundation for barbecues, fire pits and tables.
Nina McLemore Speaks at Third Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon

Nina McLemore Speaks at Third Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon

Will tackle issues women face in career advancement
Fashion guru Nina McLemore will be the keynote speaker at Palm Springs Life's third annual Women in Business Awards luncheon on May 5, which celebrate the desert’s finest female business leaders.
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