March 2013

Articles

Gun Outfit Is Loaded With Talent

Gun Outfit Is Loaded With Talent

The next wave of Pacific Northwestern domination has arrived
The Olympia, Wash. trio, set to play at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, has taken its sound and put it in a powerful package that fans are lining up to see.
Weekender: Gen. Stanley McChrystal, White Party, Blue Man Group

Weekender: Gen. Stanley McChrystal, White Party, Blue Man Group

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for March 28-31
Weekender 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 Means White Party is Blooming

Spring Means White Party is Blooming

Annual gay gathering boasts impressive lineup of talent
Carmen Elektra, Swedish sensation Icona Pop, Alexis Jordan, Carley Rae Jepsen, and Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters headline an impressive talent lineup for this weekend's White Party Palm Springs.
10 Spots for Easter Brunch

10 Spots for Easter Brunch

Where to make reservations for a traditional or non-traditional feast
Easter is just around the corner, and reservations are going fast for the best spots in Palm Springs and desert resort cities.
Documentary Festival Introduces Films, Directors

Documentary Festival Introduces Films, Directors

Several filmmakers will make trek from abroad to Palm Springs event
Several directors will participate audience Q&As during the second annual American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund.
Business, Pleasure Mix Well at Catalan

Business, Pleasure Mix Well at Catalan

Father, son find the right chemistry to capture Mediterranean cuisine appetites
In just a year, Catalan has become a must-eat location while Drew Davis is about to gain a larger audience as a featured local chef at this weekend's Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert.
'Golden Gays' Boasts Palm Springs Storyline

'Golden Gays' Boasts Palm Springs Storyline

New TV series premieres on the Canadian network Slice
"Golden Gays", which premieres March 22 with back-to-back episodes on the Slice network, follows a group of outrageously loveable characters during their fabulous mishaps as they ‘retire’ in Palm Springs.
Weekender: Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert, Chicago, Fashion Week El Paseo

Weekender: Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert, Chicago, Fashion Week El Paseo

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for March 21-24
Weekender 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.
Cello's Keeps Its Menu Secret for Chef's Table

Cello's Keeps Its Menu Secret for Chef's Table

Monthly seven-course meal set to a theme complete with unique table decor
Cello’s American Bistro in Cathedral City will join five local chef-owned restaurants in presenting a special dish at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert.
2014 Hotel Bookings Show Significant Jump in Palm Springs

2014 Hotel Bookings Show Significant Jump in Palm Springs

Projections indicate more than 77,000 hotel rooms will be filled
Group bookings are on the rise and more money is being spent in Palm Springs, according to a recent report by the Palm Springs Convention Center and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club Hosts Benefit for Linda Gerard

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Hosts Benefit for Linda Gerard

Palm Springs hotel gives back to star of Sissy Bingo
The Palm Springs hotel is throwing a benefit party for Sissy Bingo host and Palm Springs icon Linda Gerard, who is battling lung cancer.
Spa Menu Focuses on Health, Wellness Beauty

Spa Menu Focuses on Health, Wellness Beauty

The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa makes you feel at home
The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells has a new spa menu, and patrons will feel like every service is tailor-made for them.
Mic & Moe's Makes Early Impression

Mic & Moe's Makes Early Impression

Palm Desert restaurant's soft opening builds interest now that it's official
Mic & Moe’s, a family-style restaurant dishing up a variety of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and handcrafted draft beers and wine, officially opened what could be the first of many locations to come.
Making a Difference One 'Dish' at a Time

Making a Difference One 'Dish' at a Time

Former trial lawyer finds new calling with Dish-Creative Cuisine
A former trial lawyer, Chef Joane Garcia-Colson left the legal frying pan for one in the kitchen to serve up a modern American menu with Dish-Creative Cuisine.
Weekender: Fashion Week El Paseo, BNP Paribas Open, Paul Anka

Weekender: Fashion Week El Paseo, BNP Paribas Open, Paul Anka

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for March 14-17
Weekender 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.
Bonny Bonds with 'Seven Psychopaths' Male Cast

Bonny Bonds with 'Seven Psychopaths' Male Cast

Shih Tzu brings movie star quality to Fashion Week's Le Chien Couture show
The 2-year-old Shih Tzu makes new friends with actors Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson to steal the camera in 'Seven Psychopaths'.
Four-Legged Fashion

Four-Legged Fashion

Linda Higgins designs outfits that turn canines into runway stars
Linda Higgins once designed clothes for her own dogs, and now she is considered the best in her field as she heads up the Le Chien Couture Show at the 2013 Fashion Week El Paseo.
Experience Coachella By Working There

Experience Coachella By Working There

Goldenvoice stages job fair March 15 in Indio
Fans can still enjoy the sold-out 2013 Coachella Music and Arts Festival and make a few bucks in the process.
Selling LA Features Palm Springs Realtors

Selling LA Features Palm Springs Realtors

Palm Springs will take center stage March 15 with a mid-century home for sale on the HGTV show, Selling LA.
Lucky 7 Places to Enjoy St. Patrick's Day

Lucky 7 Places to Enjoy St. Patrick's Day

The Coachella Valley has traditional offerings to a day at the races
Whether you're looking for the best Corned Beef and Cabbage or just a mug of green beer, here is a list of Coachella Valley places without the blarney.
8 Must-See Pieces at La Quinta Arts Festival

8 Must-See Pieces at La Quinta Arts Festival

Ranked No. 1 in the country, the La Quinta Arts Festival attracts an amazing array of contemporary art. Here are some of the ones that stood out.
Standing up to Bullying

Standing up to Bullying

Hairstylist fashions fundraiser to benefit It Gets Better organization
Lenny Strand remembers being bullied as a teen, and now the well-established hair stylist hopes to celebrate his 50th birthday by raising $50,000 for It Gets Better organization.
Chef Alejandra Schrader Flexes Her 'Mussels'

Chef Alejandra Schrader Flexes Her 'Mussels'

The MasterChef finalist will share recipe at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert
The MasterChef finalist shares the recipe she will cook up at the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert.
How Sweet it is for Sharpova

How Sweet it is for Sharpova

World-ranked tennis star forges way into business world with Sugarpova
Maria Sharpova, the No. 3 ranked women's tennis player in the world, took time out March 6 to introduce her premium candy line, Sugarpova, to the BNP Paribas Open faithful at the La Quinta Resort & Club.
Weekender: La Quinta Arts Festival, Jeb Bush, BNP Paribas

Weekender: La Quinta Arts Festival, Jeb Bush, BNP Paribas

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for March 8-10
Weekender 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.
Modernism Week Sets New Attendance Record

Modernism Week Sets New Attendance Record

Interest continues to swell over mid-century architecture
More than 40,000 attended the recent Modernism Week, breaking the previous mark of 35,000 set last year, according to Palm Springs Modernism Week officials.
Spring Cleaning Checklist Starts With Desert Living Home Show

Spring Cleaning Checklist Starts With Desert Living Home Show

See the latest trends, hear from the experts
Gain tips on landscaping, decorating and remodeling for kitchens, baths, pools and spas. The show offers a broad mixture of windows, doors, antique treasures, collectibles and patio furniture.
Jewelry Designer Follows Modernism's Pristine Lines

Jewelry Designer Follows Modernism's Pristine Lines

Luxury ring designer makes inaugural appearance at La Quinta Art Festival
Ranked No. 1 in the nation, the La Quinta Art Festival attracts artists from the East coast like Harry Roa, who is excited to show his luxury jewelry for the first time.
Moby Offers Unique Observations on Modernism

Moby Offers Unique Observations on Modernism

Living in L.A., the Grammy-nominated musician blogs about finding the architectural gems like in Palm Springs
The Grammy-nominated musician has become as well known for his dance music as the blog he pens on L.A. modernist architecture.
Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tourney Doubles Funds

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tourney Doubles Funds

Raise more than $700,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital
More than 30 celebrities spent the weekend in Palm Desert, helping the 'Rules of Engagement' actor raise more than $700,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Palm Springs is No. 2 'Gaycation' Destination for Students

Palm Springs is No. 2 'Gaycation' Destination for Students

Fort Lauderdale earns No. 1 slot from "Miss Travel" website survey
Gay college students gearing up for upcoming spring breaks choose Fort Lauderdale as their No. 1 destination over Palm Springs, according to a survey by Miss Travel website.
Art with an Edge Comes to Palm Springs' Uptown District

Art with an Edge Comes to Palm Springs' Uptown District

archangel art collective owner hopes to expand gallery offerings in neighborhood
His winter home made Palm Springs a logical choice moving from Seattle, and Michael Fiacco hopes to turn the Uptown District into an art mecca.
Modernism is All Around Us

Modernism is All Around Us

After the microscope of Modernism Week, the Palm Springs architectural wonders remain
If Modernism Week teaches us one thing, it's that the Palm Springs architectural wonders are there to enjoy and learn from all year 'round - and not just for 10 days.
Luxury Jewelry Designer Starts With a 'Rough Doodle'

Luxury Jewelry Designer Starts With a 'Rough Doodle'

Sketches instill personal creativity into the process from the beginning
Temple St. Clair puts her personal stamp on every piece of lavish jewelry she designs, whether it's for Saks Fifth Avenue or a collaboration with a client.
Weekender: Prince Poppycock, Elvis, Stevie Nicks

Weekender: Prince Poppycock, Elvis, Stevie Nicks

What's on your agenda? Here are suggestions for March 1-3
Weekender 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.
A Creative Oasis for Coachella Valley Artists

A Creative Oasis for Coachella Valley Artists

Venus Studios Art Supply in Palm Desert fills independent niche
Venus Studios Art Supply in Palm Desert provides an outlet for like-minded artists to meet, create, learn and find the supplies they need.
Vintage Trailer Show Resonates With Modernistic Adventure

Vintage Trailer Show Resonates With Modernistic Adventure

Palm Springs Modernism Week exhibit puts style back into traveling
From the classic Streamline to a 1966 Aladdin or a Harry & David model, the 2013 show in Palm Springs rekindles the image of hitting the open road in style.
Bob Hope Estate Price Tag is $50 Million

Bob Hope Estate Price Tag is $50 Million

John Lautner-designed house in Palm Springs commanded amazing view of Coachella Valley
Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate designed by John Lautner in 1973 and completed in 1980 is for sale.
Patrick Warburton Recalls Palm Springs Dress Code Bet with Mom

Patrick Warburton Recalls Palm Springs Dress Code Bet with Mom

Actor returns for 3rd annual Celebrity Golf Tournament in Palm Desert
A thumbs up for friend Seth Macfarlane's job as Oscar host, the actor also shares his passion for his Celebrity Golf Tournament this weekend in Palm Desert.
LGBTQ Authors, Readers Engage at Book Festival

LGBTQ Authors, Readers Engage at Book Festival

Palm Springs Public Library, Casitas Laquita Resort split free events
Readers of LGBTQ fiction will have an opportunity to meet authors, hear them read their own work and participate in question-answer sessions during a four-day free event in Palm Springs.
Lucy Introduces Rancho Mirage's 40th Anniversary Plans

Lucy Introduces Rancho Mirage's 40th Anniversary Plans

Free events focus on the movie stars who brought attention to the city
The late Lucille Ball served as honorary mayor of Rancho Mirage twice, and her presence in character reinforced the star's ties as the city celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Best Picks from Modern Living Expo

Best Picks from Modern Living Expo

As Modernism Week winds down this weekend, here are some picks from the Modern Living Expo that keep you thinking outside the box.
Spring Into Fun

Spring Into Fun

Choose from the season’s liveliest shows and events
From Live Music to Art, Fashion, Theatre and Dance - find it all in the Coachella valley this month.
Life is a Cabaret

Life is a Cabaret

Brace yourself for the desert’s most irreverent acts
You don’t have to be Sally Bowles to enjoy life in the cabaret. Head to our favorite shows, and remember your sense of adventure.
La Quinta Arts Festival

La Quinta Arts Festival

The toast of the art world
La Quinta Arts Festival celebrates its 31st year with a triumphant distinction. The venerable event is now the top-ranked art festival in the nation.
Now That’s Green Living!

Now That’s Green Living!

4 Refreshing Leafy Green Spa Treatments
You don’t need the luck of the Irish to have gorgeous skin. Choose from our favorite spa treatments to pamper and heal your mind, body, and spirit this St. Patrick’s Day.
Hot Picks!

Hot Picks!

Editor's choices for what to do in the desert.
Editor's choices for what to do in the desert.
Game, Set, Match

Game, Set, Match

Six tips to optimize your experience at the BNP Paribas Open
Six tips to optimize your experience at the BNP Paribas Open
Emerald Green

Emerald Green

The desert’s coolest shade
Color authority Pantone Inc. announced its pick of the year for 2013: emerald green. The opulent hue stands-out against the earthy desert landscape and sparks conversation at spring events like La Quinta Arts Festival and Fashion Week El Paseo.
Pet-Friendly Patio Dining

Pet-Friendly Patio Dining

Break bread with man’s best friend
The opportunity to dine alfresco is one of the most enchanting aspects of desert living. This spring, instead of leaving your pet behind, visit these restaurants for an early-morning coffee, an afternoon burger and doggie treat
At The Casinos

At The Casinos

When it comes to live entertainment, catch the action at local casinos. Here’s what’s hot and happening at Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa; Fantasy Springs Resort Casino; Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa; Spotlight 29 Casino.
Girl, Put Your Records On

Girl, Put Your Records On

Uh Huh Her and Karmin Rock The Dinah
For 22 years, Club Skirts has been bringing its girl party music festival known as “The Dinah” to the desert during Dinah Shore Weekend. In previous years, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have rocked the stage to adoring crowds.
The 5 Best Fries in the Desert

The 5 Best Fries in the Desert

Burgers, beware!
Savor these taters, prepared daily with a sliver of skin left on and fried up for the perfect ratio of crisp to fluffy goodness.
Tennis Whites and Golf Brights

Tennis Whites and Golf Brights

Cloak yourself in stylish sportswear
Golf and tennis are even more popular as the days lengthen and the sun warms the body and soul. Look your best on the links or the courts in these sharp athletic fashions.
It’s Tee Time

It’s Tee Time

Kraft Nabisco Championship Promises Thrills and Suspense
The Kraft Nabisco Championship returns to Rancho Mirage April 1-7. Aside from the Masters, Kraft Nabisco Championship is golf’s longest-running event.
Sashay, Shante’

Sashay, Shante’

Fashion Week El Paseo™ delivers fantasy and fierce designs
New York is known as the fashion capital of the world. In Los Angeles, body consciousness is all the rage. The eighth annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ has carved a niche for itself in the land of luxury.
Best Of The Best

Best Of The Best

You picked 'em!
You vote. We reveal. That's how Best of the Best works. You weight in weekly at www.PalmSpringsLife.com/best on your favorite places in the Coachella Valley.
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