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Palm Springs Earns Spot Among Top 30 U.S. Small Cities

Palm Springs Earns Spot Among Top 30 U.S. Small Cities

Conde Naste Traveler notes city's Hollywood connection, scenic destination
Palm Springs' Hollywood glamour and poolside vibe led to its place among the top “30 Best Small Cities in America” for 2014 as compiled by Conde Nast Traveler.
What Floats Your Boat?

What Floats Your Boat?

Take a shot of yourself with your favorite floatie to enter our Instagram contest and a chance to win passes to Splash House
Snap a photo of you with your favorite floatie and enter our Instagram contest for the chance to win two passes to Splash House, Aug. 8-9, at three Palm Springs hotels.
dish Creative Cuisine Opens Doors to its Palm Springs Kitchen During Summer

dish Creative Cuisine Opens Doors to its Palm Springs Kitchen During Summer

Cooking classes, Wine tastings and tapas night highlight calendar
dish Creative Cuisine's Joane Garcia-Colson and Michelle Heinrich have opened the doors to their Palm Springs restaurant kitchen to invite guests to get to know them and take home cooking tips.
San Giuliano Hotel's Privacy Continues to Attract Hollywood Crowd to Palm Springs

San Giuliano Hotel's Privacy Continues to Attract Hollywood Crowd to Palm Springs

New condo addition will open in October
Owned and operated by the Rossi family since 2004, San Giuliano Hotel remains a hideaway for contemporary Hollywood in downtown Palm Springs.
Sounding Off

Sounding Off

A new celebrity-packed, first person docu-comedy, 'Do I Sound Gay?,' explores one man’s quest to come to terms with his own voice — and ultimately, himself
In 'Do I Sound Gay?' filmmaker David Thorpe explores this linguistically and culturally rich phenomenon by documenting his quest to come to terms with the anxiety brought on by his tonal quality.
DJ Femme A Spins Magic at Desert AIDS Project's Mid-Summer Dance

DJ Femme A Spins Magic at Desert AIDS Project's Mid-Summer Dance

Female makes inroads with local gigs in a male-dominated industry
Coachella Valley DJ Femme A will spin her magic on July 25 at the 8th Annual Mid-Summer Dance Party benefiting Desert Aids Project.
Flo Rida Looking for Coachella Valley Hotspots Prior to Fantasy Springs Concert

Flo Rida Looking for Coachella Valley Hotspots Prior to Fantasy Springs Concert

International superstar has blended pop, hip-hop, and club music into a string of hits
Before he performs Aug. 1 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Flo Rida wants to check out Coachella Valley hotspots with the help of local fans pointing where to go via social media.
Desert Theatreworks Celebrates Legend Alfred Hitchcock's Supense Thrillers

Desert Theatreworks Celebrates Legend Alfred Hitchcock's Supense Thrillers

Play is a triple feature of movies performed as a 1940s style radio station broadcast
DTW is poised to tackle a fun family version of three vintage Alfred Hitchcock plays being performed as a 1940s style radio station broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films.
Top Trends in Tile

Top Trends in Tile

Up, down, and all around, tile transforms a room faster than you can say “Carrara marble mosaic.” One showroom’s interior designer lets us in on this Valley’s top trends
If your walls are bare, your floors are feeling downtrodden, or your backsplash seems to flashback to another decade, a dash of designer tile might help you fall in love with your home again.
Beach, Beer, and the Bounty of Cape Rey Carlsbad and Aviara Golf

Beach, Beer, and the Bounty of Cape Rey Carlsbad and Aviara Golf

A short drive opens opportunity for scenic Twilight play
When it's just too hot to get on the golf course for a Twilight round in the desert, try a getaway to nearby Carlsbad for a long weekend escape to enjoy some salve from the summer sizzle.
Greater Palm Springs Area Hotels Offer Summer Deals

Greater Palm Springs Area Hotels Offer Summer Deals

Staycation? Weekend getaway? This is the time of year to experience the desert
The heat brings incredible summer specials in the Greater Palm Springs area to save you money on everything from rooms to dining to spa services.
Big City Ranchers Come to High Desert Terrain

Big City Ranchers Come to High Desert Terrain

A former San Diego entrepreneur turns his Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown into a part-time event venue
When you spend a day with Rimrock Ranch owner Jim Austin, there is never a dull moment as you experience this part house, part rental, and part performance venue just north of Pioneertown.
Vintage Club's Golf School Attracts World-Class Instructors, Pro Players

Vintage Club's Golf School Attracts World-Class Instructors, Pro Players

Matt Kuchar, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player dot all-star list
For the past six years, The Vintage Club has conducted a golf school with a special guest list that would make any golfer smile.
The Boys of a Hot Summer

The Boys of a Hot Summer

Palm Springs POWER, city celebrate 4th of July
Baseball, hot dogs, cold drinks and fireworks. Fans filling the stands at Palm Springs Stadium, and those who blanketed Sunrise Park outside the gates, were here for one of the great local traditions.
Splash House Adds Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs for August Event

Splash House Adds Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs for August Event

Room and ticket packages go on sale July 10
After selling out its June edition, Splash House, a poolside music festival, will add a third hotel to its August 8-9 event with the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
The Calling of Our Hearts

The Calling of Our Hearts

When we study autonomy and life, we recognize, and we experience, that we are in possession of ourselves when our minds can coax further insight from our carefully purposed focus.
Palm Springs' Kip Serafin Brings Magical Touch to Louis Vuitton Event

Palm Springs' Kip Serafin Brings Magical Touch to Louis Vuitton Event

Fashion giant's presence creates more interest in desert going forward
When Louis Vuitton chose Palm Springs to showcase its 2015 Resort Collection, Kip Serafin made sure the fashion giant's every wish came true.
Greater Palm Springs Restaurants That Sizzle all Summer

Greater Palm Springs Restaurants That Sizzle all Summer

They have something special to offer as desert temperatures soar
More restaurants are staying open all summer with savvy offerings that will keep you cool and refreshed as you beat the heat in Greater Palm Springs.
'7 Days in Hell' Mocks Tennis Marathon With Help from Palm Desert Grass Court

'7 Days in Hell' Mocks Tennis Marathon With Help from Palm Desert Grass Court

SNL's Andy Samberg, Game of Thrones' Kit Harington star in HBO spoof shot at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Looking for a grass court as the centerpiece for its tennis spoof, "7 Days in Hell," HBO came calling to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa where stars like Andy Samberg and Kit Harington hung out last summer during filming.
Modernism Week Fall Preview Tickets Go On Sale Aug. 1

Modernism Week Fall Preview Tickets Go On Sale Aug. 1

Modernism Show & Sale moves to Palm Springs Air Museum
Modernism Week will host its Fall Preview over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 9-12, in the Greater Palm Springs area, and tickets go on sale Aug. 1.
Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival Sells Bulbs For First Time

Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival Sells Bulbs For First Time

Endangered flower thrives in mountain climate
For the first time since the Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival began in 2009, this weekend's edition will feature lemon lily bulbs for sale. But don't expect them to be blooming with their signature whirling yellow leaves.
The Swon Brothers Promise High-Energy Show at Morongo Casino

The Swon Brothers Promise High-Energy Show at Morongo Casino

"The Voice," Blake Shelton preps brothers for musical career
Since appearing on "The Voice," Zack and Colin Swon of The Swon Brothers have transferred their sibling chemistry and musical talents to the national stage.
Summer Play Heats up Palm Canyon Theatre

Summer Play Heats up Palm Canyon Theatre

"Hot Mikado" brings music, light-hearted fun to Palm Springs
Tee Quillan is poised to sizzle with his Coachella Valley directorial debut of "Hot Mikado," a modern interpretation of an age-old comedic opera at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs.
Rich Pineda Returns to His Training Grounds a Sought After Tattoo Artist

Rich Pineda Returns to His Training Grounds a Sought After Tattoo Artist

Palm Springs Tattoo Convention expands weekend offerings in second year
Rich Pineda, who learned to tattoo in the Coachella Valley and now the one sought out for his artistry, will be featured at this weekend's Palm Springs Tattoo Convention.
New Midcentury Home Development Breaks Ground in Desert Hot Springs

New Midcentury Home Development Breaks Ground in Desert Hot Springs

Build-out would be the largest since the 1960s, and not in Palm Springs
It’s no exaggeration to say the announcement of a new neighborhood of 95 single-family midcentury-inspired homes—the largest such community to built in the Valley since the 1960s—is a pretty big deal.
Historic Designation Preserves, Promotes Palm Springs Architecture

Historic Designation Preserves, Promotes Palm Springs Architecture

City's process allows public to celebrate architecturally significant buildings
In the City of Palm Springs, thanks to the Historic Site Preservation Board (HSPB), there are approximately 100 sites designated historic.
Tell Your Story Through Style

Tell Your Story Through Style

Think of your closet as a canvas for your home choices
Palm Springs Interior Designer Dann Foley says the choices you make about your wardrobe can help you to define how you want to live as well.
bb's at The River Firmly Plants Local Roots With Summer Prix Fixe Menu

bb's at The River Firmly Plants Local Roots With Summer Prix Fixe Menu

Menu is California bistro with nods to comfort foods
To entice locals into his newest eatery, Jack Srebnik is offering summer diners a trio of reasons to try bb’s at The River, in Rancho Mirage.
Colony Palms Hotel Has New Owner, Upgrades to Come

Colony Palms Hotel Has New Owner, Upgrades to Come

Palisades Hospitality Group plans to expand Palm Springs hotel's meeting space
Palisades Hospitality Group has purchased the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, and plans to make upgrades and enhancements to the historic property’s spa, guest rooms, restaurant and landscaping.
Michael Childers, Gloria Greer Among National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Michael Childers, Gloria Greer Among National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrate active roles in the Coachella Valley philanthropic community
Celebrated photographer Michael Childers and Palm Springs Life Society Editor Gloria Greer are among the six honorees for the ninth annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon on Nov. 18.
Splash House Adds Acts to August Lineup

Splash House Adds Acts to August Lineup

Slow Magic, Dirty Chocolate, and Eli & Fur, are among new additions
After its first sell-out event in June, the lineup for Splash House's sequel on Aug. 8-9 has grown with a second phase of lineup additions.
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