May 2014

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Agua Serena Spa Delivers Full Wellness Package

Agua Serena Spa Delivers Full Wellness Package

Facial provides perfect combination of education, relaxation
A better description for the Agua Serena Spa at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa based upon its offerings would be a “wellness facility”.
Palm Springs Ranks Among Top 50 as Summer Honeymoon Destination

Palm Springs Ranks Among Top 50 as Summer Honeymoon Destination

WalletHub.com bases rankings in 3 categories: budget, weather, activities and romanticism
Palm Springs ranks among the top 50 summer honeymoon destinations based on budget, weather, activities and romanticism, according to WalletHub.com
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 May 29 to June 1
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.
Bonita Domes Resembles 'Star Wars'-Like Place

Bonita Domes Resembles 'Star Wars'-Like Place

Joshua Tree couple to host fundraising party with Chamber of Commerce
To celebrate the completion of their 'Star Wars'-like Bonita Domes, a Joshua Tree couple is co-hosting a fundraising party with the local Chamber of Commerce.
Explore Palm Springs: City Becomes Democratic Hub in 1964 Election

Explore Palm Springs: City Becomes Democratic Hub in 1964 Election

Local residents played an active part in party politics
Democratic voters made a significant gain in numbers in 1964, prompting Palm Springs to become a base to generate support for President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Reception to Celebrate Milt Jones' Life Set for June 4

Reception to Celebrate Milt Jones' Life Set for June 4

Palm Springs Life publisher credited with pioneering sports marketing, special events in the desert
A reception celebrating the life of Milton W. Jones will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs at 12:30 p.m. June 4.
Palm Springs Follies Slates Memorabilia Sale

Palm Springs Follies Slates Memorabilia Sale

Admission price will benefit Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, which closed for good May 18, can’t say good-bye quite yet without a memorabilia sale June 13-14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Appetito Palm Springs Pours Negroni to Benefit Charity

Appetito Palm Springs Pours Negroni to Benefit Charity

Portion of Negroni Week proceeds go to Desert AIDS Project
Appetito in Palm Springs will participate in a national Negroni Week spotlighting the drink while raising money for the Desert AIDS Project.
Palm Springs International ShortFest Posts Online Films

Palm Springs International ShortFest Posts Online Films

Fans can vote to choose best entry starting June 10
The 2014 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market has chosen the first 10 films chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival.
Palm Springs Power Pitcher Takes Aggressive Posture

Palm Springs Power Pitcher Takes Aggressive Posture

Proven to be inhospitable toward opposing batters
Bermuda Dunes native Doug Finley enters his third summer with the Palm Springs Power where he has become more aggressive from the mound.
Tristan Rogers Makes Stage Debut at Palm Canyon Theatre

Tristan Rogers Makes Stage Debut at Palm Canyon Theatre

Joins David Steen and Sean Kanan in Sam Sheperd's play, "True West"
Veteran television star and Palm Springs resident Tristan Rogers will make his live theater debut in 'True West' starting May 30.
Alicante Palm Springs Serves Up Restaurant Week Specials

Alicante Palm Springs Serves Up Restaurant Week Specials

Owner Mindy Reed also has 5th anniversary deals in store for June
Alicante in Palm Springs has a special menu lined up for Restaurant Week, which runs May 30 to June 8 at more than 100 restaurants across the valley.
Sarah Colonna Recalls Trouble Connecting With Her Lesbian Side

Sarah Colonna Recalls Trouble Connecting With Her Lesbian Side

Comedian brings personal and true accounts into her act
Sarah Colonna looks forward to her trip to the desert where she will sit poolside with her Dad, who resides in Palm Desert, before taking the stage May 30-31 at Copa Room Palm Springs.
Boots in Squares Palm Springs Stays a Step Ahead

Boots in Squares Palm Springs Stays a Step Ahead

Gay square dancing club marks 20th anniversary year
Boots in Square Palm Springs, a gay square dance club, is open to all comers and offers a fun way to meet new people and exercise your body and brain.
Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Brings Luxury Stay to Valley

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Brings Luxury Stay to Valley

Sits on 650-foot bluff overlooking area
For the first time since 2010, Ritz-Carlton has opened one of its luxury hotels in Rancho Mirage.
Mariel Hemingway Finds Empowerment From Morning Timeout

Mariel Hemingway Finds Empowerment From Morning Timeout

Tells Women in Business Awards luncheon audience to slow down, take time for yourself
Actress Mariel Hemingway tells a Women in Business Awards luncheon audience that she has found 'great power and passion' in simplifying how she wakes up each morning.
Andreas Hotel & Spa Joins Palm Springs Historical Walking Tour

Andreas Hotel & Spa Joins Palm Springs Historical Walking Tour

Downtown location creates unique feel, experience
The Andreas Hotel and Spa in downtown Palm Springs has been added to the Historical Walking Tours for the 2014 season.
Explore Palm Springs: Desert Wildflowers

Explore Palm Springs: Desert Wildflowers

Drought conditions have hurt the usual colorful desert
Where have all of the wildflowers gone in Palm Springs? Drought conditions have made it rare to see even one purple Verbena or yellow Encilia flower.
Balisage Bistro Joins Restaurant Week With Mediterranean Menu

Balisage Bistro Joins Restaurant Week With Mediterranean Menu

Sits inside the Atlantic Aviation complex serving private aircraft
Chef Daniel Villanueva has brought a Mediterranean-style menu to Balisage Bistro located just a few steps from the tarmac at Palm Springs International Airport.
Dann Foley Extends Design Line with Palm Springs Collection

Dann Foley Extends Design Line with Palm Springs Collection

Bright, colorful rugs speak to customer's vision of desert city
When Dann Foley began his own interior design business while still in college, the Palm Springs resident's long-range vision is now coming into complete focus.
How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs Area

How to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs Area

There are plenty of offerings from music, movies, and dance to patriotic events
While millions of Americans are hitting the open road for Memorial Day weekend, there is plenty to do by staying in the Palm Springs area.
Salvation Mountain Colors Desert Palette Near Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain Colors Desert Palette Near Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain, a spiritual monument created by Leonard Knight, disrupts the rugged hilly terrain that lies just southeast of the Salton Sea.
'Big Gay Love' Starts Summer Rollout in Palm Springs

'Big Gay Love' Starts Summer Rollout in Palm Springs

Cinema Diverse reception makes impression on director
'Big Gay Love', a romantic comedy about a chubby gay man looking for love and self-acceptance, begins its summer rollout May 23 in Palm Springs.
Off Road Rentals Lets You Traverse Desert Terrain

Off Road Rentals Lets You Traverse Desert Terrain

Gain a different perspective of valley from an ATV
Looking for a new way to explore the desert? Off Road Rentals has been renting the four-wheelers to guests on a regular basis since 1984.
Beat the Desert Heat With Trek to Nearby Temecula

Beat the Desert Heat With Trek to Nearby Temecula

Pechanga Resort & Casino offers stay, dining, and golf amenities
With Coachella Valley temps nearing consistent triple-digits, desert residents seeking salve from the sun need look no further than nearby Temecula.
California Home Sales, Median Price Rise in April

California Home Sales, Median Price Rise in April

April may be sign of further improvement in coming months
California’s housing market continued to perform better than expected in April with both the median home price and home sales increasing month to month, according to the California Association of Realtors.
Desert Jet Founder Takes Flight With Her Own Business

Desert Jet Founder Takes Flight With Her Own Business

Women in Business awards Denise Wilson for entrepreneurial achievement
As CEO and founder of Desert Jet in Thermal, Denise Wilson used a can-do attitude to overcome the hurdles of starting a business.
François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant

François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 Videos
Chef François de Mélogue Executive Chef, Figue Mediterranean Restaurant prepares Moroccan Sea Scallop, Preserved Lemon Farrotto, Green Charmoula, Gewürztraminer Beurre Blanc
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 May 15-18
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: 1939 World's Fair

Explore Palm Springs: 1939 World's Fair

Frances Stevens School receives movie spot
Francis Stevens School in Palm Springs was chosen by the State Board of Education to be part of an educational exhibit at the San Francisco World's Fair.
Nahko & Medicine for the People Make 1st Appearance at Joshua Tree

Nahko & Medicine for the People Make 1st Appearance at Joshua Tree

Look forward to engaging festival fans
Nearly every music festival has a new buzz band, and for this year’s Joshua Tree Music Festival it’s clearly Nahko & Medicine for the People.
Restaurant Week Kickoff Creates Record-Breaking Excitement

Restaurant Week Kickoff Creates Record-Breaking Excitement

Sysco chefs put on culinary display
If the food and the crowd at the Restaurant Week kickoff at Pirch are any indication, this year’s 10-day promotional event, May 30 to June 8, is likely to break records.
Vicky's of Santa Fe Stays True to Tenets Set 25 Years Ago

Vicky's of Santa Fe Stays True to Tenets Set 25 Years Ago

Anniversary event will feature 1989 prices
In the 25 years since it opened, Vicky's of Santa Fe has remained focus on engaging customers through top-notch service, food, and music.
Restaurant Week Features 30+ Palm Springs Choices

Restaurant Week Features 30+ Palm Springs Choices

Diners can feast on 3-course prix fixe menus
More than 25 new establishments have opened in Palm Springs since early 2012, creating more choices for the upcoming Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week, May 30 through June 8.
TripAdvisor: Desert Riviera Hotel Ranks No. 1 for Top Customer Service

TripAdvisor: Desert Riviera Hotel Ranks No. 1 for Top Customer Service

Hotel California, La Maison also finish among top 5 in TripAdvisor ranking
The Desert Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs has been chosen the No. 1 hotel for exceptional service by TripAdvisor, while two other Palm Springs hotels, Hotel California and La Maison, also finished in the top five.
David Quintanilla Infuses Colorful Images to Sinatra Fundraiser

David Quintanilla Infuses Colorful Images to Sinatra Fundraiser

The Shops at Thirteeen Fourty Five showcase artwork to aid Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
David Quintanilla's bold and colorful portrait photography will be part of a Palm Springs fundraiser to aid the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs "Flirts" With New Drag Show

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs "Flirts" With New Drag Show

Thursday night shows promise edgy, high energy
The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs intends to get the weekend off to a good start with the debut of Flirt, a new Thursday night drag show.
La Santa Cecilia Reflect Joshua Tree Music Festival's Eclectic Lineup

La Santa Cecilia Reflect Joshua Tree Music Festival's Eclectic Lineup

Founder likens experience to a "live mix tape"
Joshua Tree Music Festival founder Barnett English likens the nearly four-day event to a "live mix tape" with artists ranging from bluegrass to funk.
Steve Kazee Continues to Expand His Creative Genres

Steve Kazee Continues to Expand His Creative Genres

Tony winner. Grammy winner. He's awaiting word on TV pilot
At 6-foot-2, Steve Kazee is a leading man who can sing with a Tony and Grammy to his credit. But his evolution is just beginning.
Shawn Pelofsky Turns Comedic Chapter By Tying the Knot

Shawn Pelofsky Turns Comedic Chapter By Tying the Knot

Comedian pens new book on dating before she met future husband
Comedian Shawn Pelofsky doesn’t have to wade in LA’s dating pool any longer as she opens up a new chapter in her life as a married woman.
The Sporting Life

The Sporting Life

Keep cool while looking hot in activewear from the desert’s chicest boutiques.
With many sportswear lines adopting savvy street styles, there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
Hot Tickets

Hot Tickets

See live productions of Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more.
This month, the play’s the thing in the desert. From epic drama to camp comedy, there’s no better time to see some of the Coachella Valley’s most talented performers.
Rickey Medlocke Follows Music History Path With Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rickey Medlocke Follows Music History Path With Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band working on new songs
Rickey Medlocke, one of the original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, left the band, then rejoined it 18 years ago and reflects on being part of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame journey.
Lindsay Wagner Sets Acting Retreat at Palm Springs Hilton

Lindsay Wagner Sets Acting Retreat at Palm Springs Hilton

Lindsay Wagner, best known for her starring role on The Bionic Woman, will offer a week-long advanced acting retreat, July 13-19, at the Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs.
PS Underground Combines Food With Performance

PS Underground Combines Food With Performance

Wandering supper club includes a few twists to stir up guests' anticipation
Michael Fietsam and David Horgen's love affair with food and performance has taken them underground, PS Underground, that is.
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 May 8-11
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.
The Howlin' Brothers Take Cues from Musical Inspirations

The Howlin' Brothers Take Cues from Musical Inspirations

Brendan Benson back to produce new album, TROUBLE
The Howlin' Brothers are about to release their second album, TROUBLE, on the heels of appearing at Stagecoach Music Festival.
Explore Palm Springs: Incorporation Creates First City Council

Explore Palm Springs: Incorporation Creates First City Council

Phillip Boyd is tapped as first mayor
In May of 1938, Palm Springs residents were just becoming accustomed to the city becoming incorporated by public vote a month earlier.
LeAnn Rimes Tackles Raw Honesty in Her Music

LeAnn Rimes Tackles Raw Honesty in Her Music

Country star puts her marriage to Eddie Cibrian on reality TV
LeAnn Rimes makes a stop at Spotlight 29 Casino on the cusp of a reality TV show appearing on VH1 and sharing a more raw honesty in her music.
Michael's Pizzeria Creates New Tastes As Seasons Change

Michael's Pizzeria Creates New Tastes As Seasons Change

Spring menu has several new dishes
You may get an argument about whether there are four seasons in the greater Palm Springs area, but Michael's Pizzeria changes its menu every four months to take advantage of available ingredients.
Frank Turner Finds Social Outlet in His Music

Frank Turner Finds Social Outlet in His Music

Hit song "Recovery" comes from alcohol, drug spin from breakup
Frank Turner's recent stint at Coachella gave him time to talk about the desert influences of Gram Parsons and Adam Duritz.
Spa Resort Hotel Will Close in Early July

Spa Resort Hotel Will Close in Early July

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian is reviewing options
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will close the Spa Resort Hotel and Spa & Fitness Center July 8, while the casino will remain open.
Earth Wind & Fire Maintains Busy Concert Schedule

Earth Wind & Fire Maintains Busy Concert Schedule

Bass player Verdine White says music has touched five generations
Earth Wind & Fire continues to maintain a busy concert schedule thanks to a musical sound that has touched five generations of fans.
'Sunset Boulevard' Became Part of American Culture

'Sunset Boulevard' Became Part of American Culture

Nancy Olson appears at Film Noir Festival screening
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival celebrates black and white classics, like 'Sunset Boulevard', which continues to make a cultural impact.
Pair Turn Pipes Canyon Ruin into Outdoor Dining Gem

Pair Turn Pipes Canyon Ruin into Outdoor Dining Gem

Host fundraising dinner for Reach Out Morongo Basin
On a hike in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown, Paul Goff and Tony Angelotti discovered a 1920’s stone house, formerly owned by a mining family, and knew they had to save it.
Lynda Carter Believes Wonder Woman Role Broke Barriers

Lynda Carter Believes Wonder Woman Role Broke Barriers

She will receive a place on Palm Springs Walk of Stars
Lynda Carter owns both of the original television Wonder Woman suits, including the one she wore in the 1970’s that became a symbol of female strength.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas in the Greater Palm Springs Area

Mother's Day Gift Ideas in the Greater Palm Springs Area

Sometimes it’s just plain difficult trying to find the perfect Mother's Day gift. No worries. Consult our list of treasures.
Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day in Palm Springs Area

Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day in Palm Springs Area

There are plenty of choices to make Mom feel special
Treat Mom to a meal fit for a Queen thanks to a host of selections available at restaurants across the Greater Palm Springs area.
Nina Kraviz Found the Magic in Music

Nina Kraviz Found the Magic in Music

She stayed true to those dreams while living in Siberia
A love of “good” music led Nina Kraviz away from becoming a dentist, and instead took her on a path to becoming a DJ.
Childhood Influences Bring out the Blues in ZZ Ward

Childhood Influences Bring out the Blues in ZZ Ward

Takes a Drake song and makes it her own
ZZ Ward's third trip to Coachella 2014 gave the artist a chance to showcase the blues roots in her music.
Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club Harkens to Palm Springs Traditions

Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club Harkens to Palm Springs Traditions

Dining experience gives a sense of escapism
Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club is just one of the new supper club restaurants to make their mark on an old Palm Springs tradition.
White Party Palm Springs Recognizes Achievers with Icon Awards

White Party Palm Springs Recognizes Achievers with Icon Awards

Former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden among those honored
As part of the White Party Palm Springs' 25th anniversary, creator Jeffrey Sanker recognized individuals with Icon Awards for their 'unique and varied' achievements.
Palm Springs Cracks Top 10 for Highest Summer Bookings Increase

Palm Springs Cracks Top 10 for Highest Summer Bookings Increase

City shows more than 300 percent jump over a year
Palm Springs has been chosen as one of the top 10 destinations with the highest percentage increase in summer bookings over last year by Airbnb.
The Wailin' Jennys Find Right Combination as Trio

The Wailin' Jennys Find Right Combination as Trio

Ruth Moody recalls playing with Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler
Since bringing on Heather Massey seven years ago to join Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, The Wailin' Jennys have forged fan bases in Canada and the U.S.
10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs Area

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs Area

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for May 1-4
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.
Get the Dish

Get the Dish

Sample some of the valley’s most savory cuisine during Restaurant Week
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week — running May 30 to June 8 — is the perfect kickoff to the summer season.
Transcendent Tunes

Transcendent Tunes

Feed your soul at the Joshua Tree Music Festival
The high desert reverberates with inspiration and creativity during the Joshua Tree Music Festival in a fusion of dance, music, and art.
Spring Crops Changes Menu Offerings at Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Spring Crops Changes Menu Offerings at Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Chef Michael Beckman sources farms surrounding Palm Springs
Spring brings a completely different bounty to the table and to the handcrafted cocktails at Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs.
How to Pick the Proper Paver Sealer

How to Pick the Proper Paver Sealer

Make the best statement with driveways, walkways, patios and gardens
Gather as much information about the sealer you plan to use on your paver surface so that expectations do not exceed its capabilities.
Treat Mom Like a Queen at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Treat Mom Like a Queen at Desert Willow Golf Resort

A tasty brunch gives Mom a day off and the family a sumptuous meal
Desert Willow Golf Resort offers gourmet food stations with an appetizing variety of options for Mother's Day.
Under the Open Sky

Under the Open Sky

Camp out, kick back, and marvel at the desert’s natural wonders
The season’s sunny days and warm nights present the perfect opportunity to get back to basics with a campout.
Face Value

Face Value

Buff your skin to polished perfection with a rejuvenating summer treatment
The experts agree on a simple, three-step program for transitioning skin into the summer spotlight: Exfoliate, moisturize, and protect. Kick-start the first two steps now with luxurious facials and body scrubs.
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Mark this celebration of Mexican heritage with top-shelf samplings and live acts.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla.
Toscana Gears Wellness for Lifelong Learning Experience

Toscana Gears Wellness for Lifelong Learning Experience

Members broaden knowledge through speakers, hands-on classes
At Toscana, wellness encompasses more than just fitness. It’s an opportunity for lifelong learning for members to acquire new skills.
Tamarisk Country Club Reignites Golf History by Hosting Pro-Am

Tamarisk Country Club Reignites Golf History by Hosting Pro-Am

Tourney brings back memories of Bob Hope Classic
Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage marks its return to hosting a golf tourney since it last staged the Bob Hope Classic in 2005.
G.R.L. Headlines White Party Palm Springs T-Dance

G.R.L. Headlines White Party Palm Springs T-Dance

Grammy nominee Deborah Cox makes special appearance
G.R.L. made its White Party Palm Springs splash followed by surprise Grammy-nominated performer Deborah Cox in Palm Springs.
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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.