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Desert Staycations

Desert Staycations

When temperatures reach triple digits, these local summer special packages can help you cool off
The Palm Springs area is filled with resorts offering packages in the summer months to help people unwind and have fun.
12 Places to Dine During Dog Days of August in Palm Springs

12 Places to Dine During Dog Days of August in Palm Springs

Some restaurants close, but many remain open
August in the Palm Springs area means some restaurants close, but which ones remain open? We've put together a list of a dozen with a table waiting for you.
Modernism Week's Fall Preview Tickets on Sale Starting Aug. 1

Modernism Week's Fall Preview Tickets on Sale Starting Aug. 1

Modernism Show & Sale makes its first fall appearance
Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 for Modernism Week's Fall Preview, Oct. 10-13, in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
Lisa Vanderpump's 'Star Dream' in Palm Springs Comes True

Lisa Vanderpump's 'Star Dream' in Palm Springs Comes True

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star loves city
Lisa Vanderpump of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame considers a place on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars a "dream come true."
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 31 to Aug. 4
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.
Explore Palm Springs: Jack Freeman Serves Up the Stars

Explore Palm Springs: Jack Freeman Serves Up the Stars

Village Pharmacy counter attracted stars like John Wayne, Rod Taylor, and Rudy Vallee
In the 1930s, Jack Freeman's time at the Village Pharmacy in Palm Springs brought him in contact with stars like John Wayne, Rudy Vallee, and William Powell.
Rocket Fizz Offers Blast From the Past Candy, Soda

Rocket Fizz Offers Blast From the Past Candy, Soda

New addition to downtown Palm Springs recalls Penny Candy stores
Rocket Fizz has moved to downtown Palm Springs,recreatings the candy store once the epicenter of every child’s sweet dreams.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Unleashes "Top Rock" Entertainment

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Unleashes "Top Rock" Entertainment

Musical tribute show opens 2nd season
New music, new dance numbers and special effects highlight the return of the "Top Rock" musical tribute show to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
Escena Golf Club Offers Room With a View, Combined Living Space

Escena Golf Club Offers Room With a View, Combined Living Space

Architect Anthony Poon calls the Panorama home, 'like a work of art that you can live in'
The Panorama Home at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs combines the living, dining, and kitchen space with breath-taking views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Explore Palm Springs: Beating the Heat Before Air Conditioning

Explore Palm Springs: Beating the Heat Before Air Conditioning

Early starts, waiting for the sun to set
Summers in Palm Springs before air conditioning meant finding creative ways to try and stay cool.
10 Things to Do in Palm Springs This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Palm Springs This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 24-27
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.
Lisa Vanderpump Achieves Star Status in Palm Springs

Lisa Vanderpump Achieves Star Status in Palm Springs

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” lead is frequent visitor
Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', will receive the 372nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars July 30.
Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

Il Corso Creates Authentic Italian Experience in Taste, Look

Executive Chef Mario Marfia imports many products from Italy
From its 100-year-old flooring from an Italian farmhouse to its authentic menu, Il Corso in Palm Desert has created a slice of Italy at its El Paseo location.
Air Canada Will Add New Non-stop Service to Palm Springs

Air Canada Will Add New Non-stop Service to Palm Springs

Flights from Vancouver strengthen ties with Canada
Air Canada will introduce new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and Palm Springs International Airport beginning Dec. 18.
Jeremiah Clark Embraces Role as Traveling Musician

Jeremiah Clark Embraces Role as Traveling Musician

Makes his first desert stop at Purple Room
Jeremiah Clark prefers to travel by train, giving him a chance to see the country and bring those experiences into his music.
Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's Still Got the Beat

Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's Still Got the Beat

Lead singer splits her time between LA and France
Belinda Carlisle splits her time between the U.S. and France, loves yoga, and oh, she just also happens to sing six weeks a year with her pop/rock band, The Go-Go’s.
Rancho Mirage May Become Home to President Obama

Rancho Mirage May Become Home to President Obama

Reports say Thunderbird Heights house is about to close escrow
The Palm Springs area may once again become the home of a U.S. president with reports that the Obamas are close to buying a house in the Thunderbird Heights community of Rancho Mirage.
Desert AIDS Project Helps Inspire Cameron Neilson's Song

Desert AIDS Project Helps Inspire Cameron Neilson's Song

'All Equal on the Dance Floor' comes with a message singer found in Palm Springs
Palm Springs is not only a second home for singer Cameron Neilson, it's also a source of inspiration for his hit, 'All Equal on the Dance Floor'.
Heirloom Tomatoes Guide Escena Lounge & Grill's Salad Choice

Heirloom Tomatoes Guide Escena Lounge & Grill's Salad Choice

Countless varieties that promote healthy lifestyle
Since being diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, Escena Lounge & Grill Chef Oscar Ayala has found the healthy benefits of heirloom tomatoes in his salad creations.
'The Voice' Puts Tessanne Chin's Life into Hyper Drive

'The Voice' Puts Tessanne Chin's Life into Hyper Drive

She's met the president, released her 1st album
Tessanne Chin's life has gone to hyper drive since her dramatic win of Season 5 of NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.
Friends of the Desert Mountains Make Hiking Cool in the Summer

Friends of the Desert Mountains Make Hiking Cool in the Summer

Learn about the area, not just the desert
Friends of the Desert Mountains has begun a series of hikes around the area that keep you cool and give a closer look at the great outdoors.
Watch Our Top 10 Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Videos

Watch Our Top 10 Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Videos

Tell us which one is your favorite
Where should I eat in the Greater Palm Springs area? Watch our Top 10 Restaurant Videos to help you find the answer to that question.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Welcomes 4-Legged Guest

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Welcomes 4-Legged Guest

Scooter the Tortoise finds a high-class home
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa has taken on a permanent guest called Scooter, a 15-year-old African spurred tortoise.
Palm Springs BUZZ Will Transport Residents, Visitors Around City

Palm Springs BUZZ Will Transport Residents, Visitors Around City

Free ride starts in November
The Palm Springs BUZZ will be seen on the streets of downtown starting in November after the City Council unanimously approved the swanky bus to transport residents and visitors around the city.
Agua Serena Spa Offers Skin Analysis to Aid Treatments

Agua Serena Spa Offers Skin Analysis to Aid Treatments

VISIA complexion machine gives a picture of your skin
Dr. Richard Fox uses a VISIA complexion analysis machine as part of the skin treatment process at Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.
10 Things to Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 17-20
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.
Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Awards Money Brick by Brick

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Awards Money Brick by Brick

'Great Wall' replica contains hidden cash
The Great Wall of Cash at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, a 45-foot-long replica of the Chinese landmark, allows guests to score free money.
Explore Palm Springs: Summer Baseball 1948

Explore Palm Springs: Summer Baseball 1948

Field Club drew crowds to watch America's pastime
Summer baseball was an important pastime for villagers in early Palm Springs, who were too busy during the winter season to have time for recreation.
Family Support Energizes Mario's Italian Cafe Owner

Family Support Energizes Mario's Italian Cafe Owner

Palm Desert Chamber awards Mario Del Guidice with Business Person of the Year
Mario Del Guidice, owner of Mario's Italian Cafe restaurants, says family is the driving force behind his recent Business Person of the Year Award from the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce.
Chez Pierre Chef's Warm Welcome Attracts Loyal Following

Chez Pierre Chef's Warm Welcome Attracts Loyal Following

Pierre Pelech loves what he does, and doesn't hesitate to tell his customers
Since last fall, loyal clients have found their way to the new location of Chez Pierre in Palm Desert for one reason - chef Pierre Pelech.
Maya Cinemas to Open 16-Screen Complex at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Maya Cinemas to Open 16-Screen Complex at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Opening slated for Fall 2015 in Indio
Maya Cinemas of North America will open a 16-screen movie theatre in the fall of 2015 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
Coachella Valley Real Estate Market is a Demographic 'Super Mix'

Coachella Valley Real Estate Market is a Demographic 'Super Mix'

Each city has diverse offerings from the others
The Coachella Valley is an eclectic mix of peoples, lifestyles, backgrounds, ages, incomes and wealth – a demographic super mix from all over the country and even the world.
Palm Springs Life Unveils August Cover at Pets on Parade Event

Palm Springs Life Unveils August Cover at Pets on Parade Event

Six-year-old greyhound receives recognition
The 16th annual Pets on Parade awards luncheon provided the perfect backdrop for announcing Palm Springs Life's Cutest Pet Award winner, who will grace the August 2014 cover.
Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Makes for Colorful Scene

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Makes for Colorful Scene

Good turnout marks inaugural event
Nearly 1,000 people left the inaugural Palm Springs Tattoo Convention with possibly a little more color and body art than when they arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
AIDS Assistance Program Raffles Off 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

AIDS Assistance Program Raffles Off 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet

Desert European Motorcars donation will help raise funds for food voucher program
AIDS Assistance Program is raffling off a 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet from Desert European Motorcars’ Audi Rancho Mirage to support the organization’s food voucher program.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Salutes Military in July

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Salutes Military in July

Free admission extended to active, retired personnel
For more than a decade, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has set aside the month of July to pay tribute to military personnel – active and retired.
Amy & Freddy's 'Musical Marriage' Takes on New Meaning

Amy & Freddy's 'Musical Marriage' Takes on New Meaning

Amy will officiate when Freddy marries his partner
Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, who have shared a musical marriage on stage for 18 years, will take on new roles when Freddy marries his partner and Amy officiates the wedding.
H3K Design Restores Midcentury Splendor to Palm Springs Home

H3K Design Restores Midcentury Splendor to Palm Springs Home

Duo give makeover to house formerly owned by Alexanders' interior designer Dean Reynolds
Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design have restored a Palm Springs home in the Twin Palms neighborhood back to its original midcentury splendor, but in a very 21st-century fashion.
Watch Our Top 10 Palm Springs Hotel Videos

Watch Our Top 10 Palm Springs Hotel Videos

Tell us which property is your favorite
Watch our videos to discover what the hotel options are in the Greater Palm Springs area from well-known big names to small, boutique hotels.
The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

The Palm Springs Hotel Continues Boutique Resurgence

Owners sense North Palm Springs is the next West Hollywood
The Palm Springs Hotel, set to open this fall, will bring an industrial take on midcentury modern design in North Palm Springs.
10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 10-13
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.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club Brings Positive Vibe to 'Summer School'

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Brings Positive Vibe to 'Summer School'

Weekend immerses fans in art-meets-music experience
Summer school has never been a good reason to celebrate until the Ace Hotel & Swim Club fashionably borrowed the name for its upcoming art and music collaboration in Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Shadow Mountain Club

Explore Palm Springs: Shadow Mountain Club

Cliff Henderson was a founding father of Palm Desert
The Shadow Mountain Club became a sought after address where members could enjoy the desert lifestyle in a country club setting.
TRIO Palm Springs’ New Menu Integrates Summer’s Bounty

TRIO Palm Springs’ New Menu Integrates Summer’s Bounty

TRIO Restaurant’s new summer menu helps bring the temperature down while accentuating the abundant fresh produce of the season.
Catalan Restaurant's Tapas Convey Spanish Culture, Cuisine

Catalan Restaurant's Tapas Convey Spanish Culture, Cuisine

Summer tasting menu runs through July
Catalan Restaurant Chef Drew Davis offers a new prix fixe tasting menus and the 5 p.m. happy hour with 20 percent off tapas in the bar through July.
Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival Plants Seed of Restoration

Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival Plants Seed of Restoration

Weekend focuses on having unique flower flourish again
Lemon lilies once grew in the thousands along the creek beds in Idyllwild, but climate change and poachers have decimated the once flourishing flower.
Lou Cutell Held Off Writing Until Late in Comedic Career

Lou Cutell Held Off Writing Until Late in Comedic Career

Veteran actor will be honored at IPAC Comedy Festival
Lou Cutell, a regular on Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers', was once self-conscious of his English skills but has become prolific on and off stage late in his career.
Christopher Kennedy Design Store's Fall Opening Boosts South Palm Springs

Christopher Kennedy Design Store's Fall Opening Boosts South Palm Springs

Area experiences resurgence with new players coming in
Following the opening of the Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs, interior designer Christopher Kennedy will open a retail store and design studio just a block away.
Theo Von Collects Mementoes Since Feeling Lure of TV World

Theo Von Collects Mementoes Since Feeling Lure of TV World

Inventor of "Crank Texting" hosts Purple Room Comedy Night
Comedian Theo Von is a scrap-booker, and he's had plenty of mementos to collect during his meteoric rise on TV to working with Howie Mandel on the game show, "Deal With It".
Watch the Top 10 Palm Springs Life Videos

Watch the Top 10 Palm Springs Life Videos

Covers architecture, food, hotels and events
From architecture to hotels to food, viewers have clicked on Palm Springs Life videos to learn more about the Greater Palm Springs area.
Kyle Richards of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Buys La Quinta House

Kyle Richards of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Buys La Quinta House

Price tag is $2.35 million
Kyle Richards of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and her husband Mauricio Umansky have bought a house in La Quinta.
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 3-6
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.
Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

Matador Burger, sonoran hot dog lead holiday menu
The true potential of Mexican cooking and how it can enhance even traditional Fourth of July items like hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at Tacos & Tequila at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.
Explore Palm Springs: Real Estate Boom of 1880s

Explore Palm Springs: Real Estate Boom of 1880s

Railroad would end where Smoke Tree Ranch is today
The Colorado Desert settlements of Palm Springs, Palmdale and the Garden of Eden were part of a real estate boom that reverberated across the state between 1880 and 1889.
Toscana Country Club Creates Friendships with No Borders

Toscana Country Club Creates Friendships with No Borders

Members reunite on cycling tour of France
Toscana Country Club is on a roll with 40 home sales so far this year and a total sales volume of more than $74 million.
Indio Municipal Golf Course Lights Up the Sky

Indio Municipal Golf Course Lights Up the Sky

Par-3 course challenges golfers to bring a few more clubs
Reputed to be among the longest par-3 golf courses in the country, the Indio Municipal Golf Course is the only track in the desert to be lit at night.
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