November 2012

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Rancho Mirage House Dazzles With Inner Beauty

Rancho Mirage House Dazzles With Inner Beauty

Elegant presentation works for everyday living or entertaining
This Italian-style villa in Rancho Mirage is somewhat deceiving from the street. A circle driveway elegantly leads to a porte-cochere and then the real magic of the property starts to reveal itself.
Where to Enjoy Fourth of July Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

Where to Enjoy Fourth of July Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

The valley offers a variety of events and traditional fireworks
Ready to color your weekend red, white, and blue? The Greater Palm Springs area offers a variety of events slated for the holiday weekend starting July 3.
Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Forges Partnership With Palm Springs Life

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Forges Partnership With Palm Springs Life

Community benefits from real estate information, valuable statistics
The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors announces the formation of an exclusive partnership with Palm Springs Life Magazine.
10 Great Summer Golf Deals in Greater Palm Springs Area

10 Great Summer Golf Deals in Greater Palm Springs Area

Wealth of opportunities to play at reduced green fees
As the desert's off-season hits full swing, local and vacationing golfers should know that prime prices abound across Greater Palm Springs Area courses.
Enjoy a Little Paradise At This Palm Springs Hotel

Enjoy a Little Paradise At This Palm Springs Hotel

Newly decorated nine rooms offers fun, personalized amenities
The Little Paradise Hotel is a newly refurbished, nine room, sleek, minimalist property nestled on the east side of Palm Springs.
Ruth's Chris Palm Desert Offers 50th Anniversary Private Dinner Special

Ruth's Chris Palm Desert Offers 50th Anniversary Private Dinner Special

Enjoy the favorites of the steak house's late founder
Fifty years in business certainly attests to the value of consistent excellence at Ruth’s Chris, which will recognize its golden anniversary with a special dining event on June 11 at the Palm Desert location.
Mr. Lyons Steakhouse Reimagines Iconic 1940s Lyons English Grille in Palm Springs

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse Reimagines Iconic 1940s Lyons English Grille in Palm Springs

Already open for business in its Lounge and Grand Salon, additional concept spaces set to open during Fall 2015
Executive Chef Chris Hora is ready to reign in the kitchen at the newly designed Mr. Lyons Steakhouse in Palm Springs.
'It's Better in Italian' Director Captures Trio of Palm Springs ShortFest Awards

'It's Better in Italian' Director Captures Trio of Palm Springs ShortFest Awards

Earns two first-place honors: Best Student Film Award, Best Student Documentary Award
Jordan Ledy’s interest in dubbing played out in front of audiences with his entry "It’s Better in Italian," winner of three awards at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Palm Springs, La Quinta Rank 1-2 for Best Cities to Throw a Pool Party

Palm Springs, La Quinta Rank 1-2 for Best Cities to Throw a Pool Party

Redfin data analyzes real estate descriptions for the mention of the word, "pool"
According to a Redfin data analysis, Palm Springs ranks as the No. 1 best city in the country to throw a pool party followed by its Coachella Valley counterpart, La Quinta.
Christopher Georgesco Shows Artistic Individuality Early in Career

Christopher Georgesco Shows Artistic Individuality Early in Career

Installation comes as Brian Marki Gallery marks first year in Palm Springs
As the son of architect Haralamb Georgescu, who designed Bauhaus-style modern buildings like the Chic Ci Club in palm Springs, Christopher Georgesco staked out his own artistic path.
"Carry On" Claims Top Honors at Palm Springs International ShortFest

"Carry On" Claims Top Honors at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Best Documentary spotlights Ebola outbreak in Liberia
Carry On, an Austria film directed by Rafael Haider, has been selected for the Best of Festival Award at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest.
The Best Made-in-Palm Springs Wedding Favors


The Best Made-in-Palm Springs Wedding Favors


Send them home with some Coachella Valley goodness — from tasty sweets to spa-inspired treats
If you’ve been looking for a locally made, custom touch for your wedding favors, take a peek at these goodies that walk the walk — made right here in Greater Palm Springs.
Desert Publications Inc. Names Kent Black Editor-in-Chief of Palm Springs Life

Desert Publications Inc. Names Kent Black Editor-in-Chief of Palm Springs Life

Julie Sinclair moves to company's custom publishing division
Desert Publications Inc. announces the arrival of Kent Black as editor-in-chief of Palm Springs Life magazine, where he will oversee content and design of the monthly publication and its branded supplemental magazines.
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

We are driven by habits of mind, compelled by social forces and bewitched by other-worldly conundrums that are often out-of-step with the better of our instincts.
Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Wins 'Brewery of the Year' Honors

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Wins 'Brewery of the Year' Honors

Will be recognized at State Capitol on June 23
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage recently was named Brewery of the Year at the state’s most prestigious competition, The California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition, from among 300 other breweries.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa Creates Participatory Wine Dinner Series

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa Creates Participatory Wine Dinner Series

Chef Joel Delmond invites guests into his kitchen to cook
Executive Chef Joel Delmond, of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, loves to share his knowledge of food and wine with his guests whenever he can.
Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council Showcases Many Artists in "Small Works"

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council Showcases Many Artists in "Small Works"

Painstaking process nets beautiful results for artist Nichole Vikdal
Nichole Vikdal is one of the 27 artists from the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council showing at the "Small Works" exhibit at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree through the end of June.
Say Thanks on Father's Day With a Special Dinner Out

Say Thanks on Father's Day With a Special Dinner Out

What better way than with these foodie suggestions in Greater Palm Springs
Whether entertaining a foodie with a cultivated palette or catering to a “meat and potatoes” man, you will delight Dad on Father's Day with some of our suggestions to indulge that very special Dude in your life.
L Young Looks Forward to Giving Back at 'Juneteenth In The Coachella Valley'

L Young Looks Forward to Giving Back at 'Juneteenth In The Coachella Valley'

Event honors African-American culture and heritage
L Young plans a high-energy performance for all ages as one of the featured headliners at the “Juneteenth In The Coachella Valley” on June 20 in La Quinta.
Scott Dreier Pays Tribute to Doris Day in Musical Revue

Scott Dreier Pays Tribute to Doris Day in Musical Revue

He shares her life, fun backstage stories, and interweaves songs from her songbook
With "Doris and Me," Scott Dreier fulfilled a childhood goal to write a show to celebrate what singer and movie star Doris Day means to him and her impact on his life.
David Cassidy Will Always Carry 'The Partridge Family' Appeal

David Cassidy Will Always Carry 'The Partridge Family' Appeal

1970s teen throb sings songs from iconic TV show in Morongo Casino appearance
David Cassidy, who performs June 26 at Morongo Casino, once had a fan base to rival Elvis and The Beatles, and he remains Keith Partridge to many who watched the 1970s TV series.
Deepwell Estates House Becomes Midcentury Star in Palm Springs

Deepwell Estates House Becomes Midcentury Star in Palm Springs

Tweak William Krisel design to gain mountain view
Jerry Markovitz and Cameron Jobe took a blank canvas in the Deepwell Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs and turned it into something incredibly special.
How to Remodel a Greater Palm Springs Architectural Gem

How to Remodel a Greater Palm Springs Architectural Gem

Mark Davis' experience with the Kensaton House led him to open his own Modern Home Design Showroom
Mark Davis of Modern Home Design Showroom in Palm Springs knows firsthand what it’s like to remodel an iconic piece of architectural history after owning the Kenaston Home in Rancho Mirage.
Art for the Collective Eye

Art for the Collective Eye

From sculptures, statues, and murals to paintings and neoglyphs, art in public places enhances the desert’s cultural landscape
Lauded for its modern design and midcentury mystique, Palm Springs abounds with public art, much of it deviating from modernism’s more abstract style.
Explore Palm Springs: Little League Baseball

Explore Palm Springs: Little League Baseball

Three fields mark beginning of America's pastime
Palm Springs Mayor Florian Boyd tossed out the first baseball of the opening game of the 1956 Palm Springs Little League Series on June 7, 1956.
Las Fuentes Inn and Gardens Offers Botanical Paradise

Las Fuentes Inn and Gardens Offers Botanical Paradise

Single suite means no waiting, privacy
Las Fuentes means “The Fountains” in Spanish, and owner Don Karvelis has nestled the four unique fountains that decorate Las Fuentes Inn and Gardens in Palm Springs within a botanical extravaganza of almost 300 desert plants and cacti.
Hyatt Palm Springs Hosts Summer "Silent DJ" Pool Parties

Hyatt Palm Springs Hosts Summer "Silent DJ" Pool Parties

Music will fill guests' wireless headsets
Hyatt Palm Springs kicks off its summer season with a series of lively “Aqua Libre” Saturday evening summer pool gatherings known as “Silent DJ” parties starting June 20.
Gray Malin Photos Bring Out Playfulness of Parker Palm Springs

Gray Malin Photos Bring Out Playfulness of Parker Palm Springs

Images tell the story of hotel's getaway appeal
Photographer Gray Malin has created a series of 14 images featuring a variety of wild animals in playful settings at the Parker Palm Springs.
Animated Short Lifts Storyline From Palm Springs Getaways

Animated Short Lifts Storyline From Palm Springs Getaways

Film gains spot in ShortFest Online Film Festival lineup
A Palm Springs hotel resort is the backdrop for an animated web short film by partners Nate Clark and Allen Loeb, which is already screening online on the Palm Springs International ShortFest website.
Six Crazy Cool Wedding Estates in Greater Palm Springs

Six Crazy Cool Wedding Estates in Greater Palm Springs

Over-the-top feels just right at these mega-estates that put the “big” in big day
Pass over predictable ballrooms, golf courses, and hotel gardens, and head right for a private estate in the Greater Palm Springs area that stretches its lavish arms wide to welcome you and your guests.
The Doobie Brothers Bring Their Hits to Agua Caliente Resort Casino

The Doobie Brothers Bring Their Hits to Agua Caliente Resort Casino

Reaching back to songs from their earlier albums
The Doobie Brothers' 2014 album features country stars like Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley contributing on some of the group's standard favorites, which fans can hear at their June 12 appearance at The Show.
Palm Springs International ShortFest Premieres Include Kristin Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel Film

Palm Springs International ShortFest Premieres Include Kristin Wiig, Jimmy Kimmel Film

More than 300 films to screen at Camelot Theatres
The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market will showcase 330 films including 77 World Premieres, 65 North American Premieres and 19 U.S. Premieres during its June 16-22 run.
Bakermat Dives Mix-First into Splash House Appearance in Palm Springs

Bakermat Dives Mix-First into Splash House Appearance in Palm Springs

Young Dutch DJ will spin what he feels in the moment
When it comes to making waves, DJ Bakermat sure knows how to dive mix-first into the electronic music pool for Splash House, June 13-14, at three Palm Springs locations.
Explore Palm Springs: Oliver S. McKinney

Explore Palm Springs: Oliver S. McKinney

Built a rig to tap into desert's aquifer system
Oliver S. McKinney found a way to tap into the water source that helped the Greater Palm Springs area flourish.
Poolside Fun

Poolside Fun

Throw the best summer party with delicious libations and the perfect playlist
Award-winning mixologist Zane Tessay of Workshop Kitchen + Bar has created a refreshingly delicious cocktail to pay homage to renowned desert modernist architect Donald Wexler.
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe Will Stay Open This Summer

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe Will Stay Open This Summer

El Paseo location plans seasonal food choices
Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe on El Paseo will remain open this summer while offering some seasonal options for locals and visitors.
Julie Goldman Brings Edgy Comedy to Purple Room Palm Springs

Julie Goldman Brings Edgy Comedy to Purple Room Palm Springs

Fellow comic Keith Michael Ashton joins her for Comedy Night event
Comedian Julie Goldman like to push her act to the edge at times, and it's starting to create more opportunities like appearances on FOX’s The Mindy Project.
My First Hole-in-One

My First Hole-in-One

Achievement makes me wonder how much is luck, how much is skill
I've been playing this great game of golf for more than 31 years, and it wasn't until last week that I had the good fortune of making my first hole-in-one.
Cheap Trick Still Wants You to Want Them

Cheap Trick Still Wants You to Want Them

Guitarist Rick Nielsen says the band will highlight tracks from their best-selling "Live at Budokan" album during desert tour
He may always be in charge of the Dream Police, but Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen also has a longstanding affinity for Southern California.
Personalizing Your Home

Personalizing Your Home

Tell your story, show your interests
What is most important to beautiful, lasting décor is a sense of who lives there. Palm Springs interior designer Dann Foley says your personality, your interests should come through.
Lee DeWyze Headlines Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Lee DeWyze Headlines Benefit Concert at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

American Idol Season 9 winner will be joined by fellow Idol finalists Didi Benami, Blake Lewis, and Elliott Yamin
Since winning Season 9 of American Idol in 2010, Lee DeWyze has realized the singing competition show "was the greatest first step" in his evolution as a musician.
Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center Takes on New Look

Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center Takes on New Look

Greater access, new stores, and more pedestrian-oriented spaces
Despite its prime location just behind The River in Rancho Mirage, the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center may be the city’s best kept secret.
Babe's Bar-B-Que, Venue Sushi Combine on Unique Dinner Pairing

Babe's Bar-B-Que, Venue Sushi Combine on Unique Dinner Pairing

Duo are mutual fans of each other's restaurant
Two long-time friends, Babe's Bar-B-Que and Venue Sushi, have blended their creative craftsmanship to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience on June 3 in Palm Desert.
Barely There

Barely There

Sport a sizzling style with these summer fashion essentials
With summer upon us, we've put together the best looks, caught you up on the latest trends, found out what is inspiring designers, and put it all together into your Summer 2015 summer shopping picks.
Feasting Under the Misters

Feasting Under the Misters

As warmer weather arrives, ditch the kitchen and indulge in a refreshing patio dining experience
Here are five suggestions for patio dining in Greater Palm Springs that can be just as enjoyable during triple-digit temperatures thanks to authentic cuisine, cool drinks, and hot times.
The Desert's Best

The Desert's Best

We ask you to select your Coachella Valley favorites online. You vote; we reveal. Here are your latest top picks
Here are the Readers' Choices for: Best Pizzeria, Best Continental Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining, and Best Place for Women's Apparel.
Summer Ready

Summer Ready

Prep your body and face with these remedies that will leave you perfect for the season
Look good in the summer months with these helpful remedies.
5 Ways to  Escape the  Heat

5 Ways to Escape the Heat

Outsmart the season’s triple-digit weather with these cool suggestions
As triple-digit temperatures descend upon the Greater Palm Springs area, here are five places both near and a little far to find shade, cooler temps, and wonderful scenery.
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