March 2013

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The Monroe Palm Springs Achieves Game Show Stature

The Monroe Palm Springs Achieves Game Show Stature

Midcentury hotel will be part of the giveaways on "Let's Make a Deal"
The Monroe Palm Springs has inked an exclusive contract with CBS-TV to provide an all-inclusive trip to the winner of "Let's Make a Deal" game show on May 27.
You’re in My Space

You’re in My Space

Linda Moulton Howe boldly comes to Joshua Tree in search of an audience to hear about aliens in our midst
Linda Moulton Howe, who has spent 30-plus years trying to prove the existence of extra terrestrials, will speak at Contact in the Desert, June 3-6, in Joshua Tree.
Aerial Acrobats

Aerial Acrobats

BMX riders bring high-flying stunts to downtown Palm Springs over Memorial Day weekend
Monster Energy BMX Team will perform daring freestyle stunts May 29 at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs.
May I?

May I?

A single treatment or a day’s retreat — choose your spa special
May specials are still calling at Palm Springs spas and around the Coachella Valley.
Lasting Impression

Lasting Impression

With wit and a keen eye for small details, performer Charles Pierce delighted straight and gay audiences with his spot-on impersonations of female Hollywood legends
Author Kirk Frederick will be in Palm Springs to discuss his recent book on Charles Pierce, who became internationally known for his "male actress" act.
5 Best Golf Holes in Greater Palm Springs

5 Best Golf Holes in Greater Palm Springs

Each challenges your abilities while providing a great golf aesthetic
"Where should I play?" Golf writer Judd Spicer has 5 answers located in Greater Palm Springs.
Phil Mickelson Becomes Face of CareerBuilder Challenge

Phil Mickelson Becomes Face of CareerBuilder Challenge

World Hall of Famer replaces Bill Clinton as tournament's official ambassador
World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson will serve as an official ambassador of the CareerBuilder Challenge beginning in 2017.
Best Summer Hotel Deals in Greater Palm Springs

Best Summer Hotel Deals in Greater Palm Springs

As temps rise, so do hotel bargains just in time for Memorial Day Weekend
With the Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, Palm Springs hotels and Coachella Valley resorts have begun offering some sizzling deals.
Going Greek for Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Going Greek for Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

New to Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, Koutouki Greek Estiatorio is serving up an authentic experience
Koutouki Greek Estiatorio in Palm Desert is one of several new restaurants participating in Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, June 3-12.
Megan Hilty Tops Annenberg Theater's New Season

Megan Hilty Tops Annenberg Theater's New Season

"Smash" star will headline Nov. 19 opener to 2016-17 season
Megan Hilty, who starred in the NBC show Smash, will headline The Annenberg Theater Council's Opening Night Benefit Concert on Nov. 19 in Palm Springs.
 Don't let Your Life be Something that Happened to You

Don't let Your Life be Something that Happened to You

We tend to arrive at adulthood lacking the tools to live a life of our own design
As a result of our focused effort to live an examined life, we can extend our creative and resilient resources to all of life’s opportunities.
The Edge of Tomorrow

The Edge of Tomorrow

The District is a planned community of 47 new homes defining an upscale neighborhood at the Palm Springs/Cathedral City border.
The District at the Edge is a new community of homes that straddles Palm Springs and Cathedral City or what its developers call the best of both worlds.
Budget Bridal Fashion

Budget Bridal Fashion

Affordable gowns with a friendly price and head-turning appeal
Being open-minded makes the wedding dress an easy place to curtail costs and keep them within the lines of reason.
Diving into a 
Pool of God

Diving into a 
Pool of God

Open space, few rules, and the search for truth 
take Hi-Desert artists into the wild
James Hammons’ art hangs on the walls of the Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree in vivid testimony to the creative liberty he enjoys.
Trail Mix

Trail Mix

The generous size and varied topography of the Coachella Valley offers a range of options for folks new to hiking.
Gary Burzell, who has a website dedicated to hiking in Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley trails, gives tips for newbies and his faves to tackle.
Stay Fit in Midcentury Style

Stay Fit in Midcentury Style

The Monkey Tree Hotel brings back its 1960s name and look, but with a bent toward the fitness conscious
The Monkey Tree Hotel’s resurgence in Palm Springs comes with a caveat for athletes looking for a place to keep their workout schedule intact.
Coachella Valley Serves Up 4 Foodie Faves

Coachella Valley Serves Up 4 Foodie Faves

Culinary stars we found in unexpected places throughout the valley
A trip across the Coachella Valley brought four new foodie favorites to add to your list.
PS Underground Comes up for Air

PS Underground Comes up for Air

A ‘secret’ roving supper club scores a local TV show
The secret is out, and that's OK with PS Underground owners Michael Fietsam and David Horgen, who have taken their culinary experience to a weekly TV show.
Harley and Me

Harley and Me

Learning to ride a motorcycle at age 48 is transforming for author Bernadette Murphy in many ways
"Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life" is a cross-country chronicle of transformation that started in the saddle of a 550-pound motorcycle.
Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

Claude Jarman, Jr. speaks about the racial overtones of "Intruder in the Dust" at Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival
Claude Jarman, Jr. will speak on the controversies surrounding the film, "Intruder in the Dust," after its screening during the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs.
So Many Ways to Enjoy PGA WEST

So Many Ways to Enjoy PGA WEST

From six golf courses to dining to a wardrobe change, this La Quinta location will keep you coming back for more
So many holes (109), so little time. You’ll just have to keep 
coming back to PGA WEST
 in La Quinta.
The Gray-ing of America

The Gray-ing of America

Here are do-it-yourself pointers on how to use gray from picking the right shade, right upholstery, and furniture finish
Palm Springs interior designer Dann Foley has some do-it-yourself pointers on how to use gray from picking the right shade, right upholstery, and furniture finish.
6 Spa Treatments You've Waited to Try

6 Spa Treatments You've Waited to Try

May offers plenty of specials and packages
It’s a wonderful time to treat yourself to some of the luxurious spa services you’ve been wanting to sample all winter.
Coachella Valley Declares its Favorites

Coachella Valley Declares its Favorites

You voted online for certain favorite 
Coachella Valley places, services, and activities. Here are this month’s winners.
The results are in. 
Here are this month’s winners for Best of the Best as voted by Palm Springs Life readers.
Tango as a Metaphor for Life

Tango as a Metaphor for Life

Argentine Couple Chooses American Debut of “Earth and Fire Walking” at CV Repertory Theatre
Tomás Galván, one of the world’s most revered performers of the Argentine tango, and his partner Gemina Herrera will heat up the CV Rep stage in Rancho Mirage.
ODESZA, Gorgon City Top Splash House Lineup

ODESZA, Gorgon City Top Splash House Lineup

June, August dates attract solid group of DJ acts to Saguaro, Riviera Resort
Splash House has announced the musical acts that will keep Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities busy this summer.
Former Cary Grant Home For Sale in Palm Springs

Former Cary Grant Home For Sale in Palm Springs

Originally designed by John Byers, the 6,000-square-foot residence is an exact replica of a 19th century Spanish farmhouse
Cary Grant's former home in Palm Springs, where he spent much of his retirement until his death in 1985, is for sale.
Ride the New Wave on the GolfBoard

Ride the New Wave on the GolfBoard

Coachella Valley golf courses are beginning to offer this new way to traverse the fairways
GolfBoard, a hybrid of a surf- and skateboard created to replace the traditional golf cart, is beginning to appear on more Coachella Valley golf courses.
Driven to Succeed

Driven to Succeed

Laura Schwab finds that her new leadership role with Aston Martin Lagonda is a smooth ride.
Laura Schwab, regional president for the Americas at Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, will speak at the Women in Business Awards Luncheon in Rancho Mirage.
Prized Pies

Prized Pies

No matter how you slice it, Greater Palm Springs has a lot to offer when it comes to pizza
The best pizza in Palm Springs and beyond will lead you to your own, personal, slice of pie-paradise.
Kyle Petty Launches Charity Ride in Palm Springs

Kyle Petty Launches Charity Ride in Palm Springs

Former NASCAR driver loves the connection between public and cause for kids
Their ultimate destination is Biloxi, Miss., by May 6, but Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Across America began April 30 in Palm Springs.
Goldenvoice Confirms Fall Rock Festival in Coachella

Goldenvoice Confirms Fall Rock Festival in Coachella

Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Bob Dylan among the names to headline October concert
Goldenvoice has announced that tickets will go on sale May 9 for Desert Trip, a three-day rock festival set for Oct. 7-9 at the Empire Polo grounds in Indio.
Lapping it Up

Lapping it Up

Master swimmers work out for various reasons — fitness, fun, competition — but what they have in common is a love for the water
Swimming is often referred to as a lifetime sport, and three U.S. Masters Swim programs in the Coachella Valley offer that opportunity.
Instant Classic

Instant Classic

Three new homes designed by renowned architect Hugh Kaptur give buyers the opportunity to live in what he playfully calls a midcentury home “on steroids.”
Take a look inside midcentury architect Hugh Kaptur's three new homes in the Little Tuscany neighborhood of Palm Springs.
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