November 2012

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Idyllwild Location Brings Added Magic to 'Winterthorne' Premiere

Idyllwild Location Brings Added Magic to 'Winterthorne' Premiere

Web series kicks off Aug. 27
Mystery, intrique, glamour, romance, power and a bit of acerbic comedic levity, Winterthorne has it all as the latest must-see new web series.
 The Nearest Thing to Life

The Nearest Thing to Life

Autonomy is a long-in-the-making phenomenon
Yet a focused study of the subject of autonomy and life has enabled a new and more powerful perspective or vantage point—a more open mind—with which to deal with the conditions that have circumscribed us to date.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Leads Couple to Midcentury Life in Palm Springs

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Leads Couple to Midcentury Life in Palm Springs

Move into William Krisel-designed home that was the model for the first phase of Vista Las Palmas neighborhood
The 10th anniversary this month of Hurricane Katrina slamming into New Orleans brings back memories for Palm Springs residents Raymond Manci and Kevin Tabor, who moved to the desert a year after the disaster.
Golf Club Restoration Gives New Life to College of the Desert Golf Center

Golf Club Restoration Gives New Life to College of the Desert Golf Center

Rod Collins turned unused space into proactive spot for golfers
Rod Collins has helped transform a once-cluttered space at the College of the Desert Golf Center in Palm Desert into an active retail showroom and workshop for golf club restoration and customized design.
Family Nutrition Day Teaches Foodie Fun at Palm Springs Certified Farmers' Market

Family Nutrition Day Teaches Foodie Fun at Palm Springs Certified Farmers' Market

Interactive activities give kids taste, feel of nutritious foods
Late August’s triple-digit highs make it tempting to hide out and lay low, but the Certified Farmers’ Market held indoors on Saturdays through mid-September in Palm Springs offers reasons for families to wake up and venture out.
Refresh with Ace Hotel & Swim Club's Craft Beer Weekend

Refresh with Ace Hotel & Swim Club's Craft Beer Weekend

Executive Chef Gregorio Calderin creates Chef’s Table Feast with beer pairings from Stone Brewing Co.
Executive Chef Gregorio Calderin at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs will coordinate the Chef’s Table Feast including beer pairings to kick off the hotel's fourth annual “Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend."
'Being Evel' Lets You See Motorcycle Daredevil at His Best and Worst

'Being Evel' Lets You See Motorcycle Daredevil at His Best and Worst

Documentary captures Evel Knievel's meteoric rise in 1960s and tragic fall in 1970s
'Being Evel' chronicles the rise and fall of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, which screens Aug. 21 at Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert.
Mane Street Stampede Takes You Back to Wild West Days

Mane Street Stampede Takes You Back to Wild West Days

Pioneertown was actually built in the 1940s for filming western movies
Within a short drive to the high desert, you and your family can become immersed in a true vintage Wild West experience with The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show in Pioneertown.
Earthquake Curiosity Keeps San Andreas Fault Tour Hot in Palm Springs Area

Earthquake Curiosity Keeps San Andreas Fault Tour Hot in Palm Springs Area

Desert Adventures’ Red Jeep Tours and Events takes you right into the middle of the fault zone
For all of their potential destruction, earthquakes continue to fascinate us. That curiosity drives visitors and even locals to Desert Adventures’ Red Jeep Tours and Events to gain a close-up look at the San Andreas Fault.
A Sustainable Trend

A Sustainable Trend

New downtown Palm Springs home store, Current Home, brings an earthy, eco-conscious element to modern décor
Chester Overlock recently relocated himself and his shop, Current Home, from Sedona, Ariz., to Palm Springs after turning heads for years with recycled, sustainable, organic, and natural wares.
Three Dog Night Poised to Bring Joy to Morongo Casino

Three Dog Night Poised to Bring Joy to Morongo Casino

Lead singer Danny Hutton says it's tough to categorize band's music into one genre
Danny Hutton, one of the original trio to form Three Dog Night in the late 1960s, talks about Palm Springs, the band's legendary sound, and the Aug, 21 concert date at Morongo Casino.
San Diego's Balboa Park Contains Architectural Wonders to Discover

San Diego's Balboa Park Contains Architectural Wonders to Discover

Landmarks provide context to park's 100th year
As San Diego's Balboa Park marks its 100th anniversary this year, sometimes lost in the park's 1200 acres are the historic architectural gems that provide context to the park’s history.
Rooster's Fried Chicken & Spirits Proves to be 'Lucky' Addition to Foodie Scene

Rooster's Fried Chicken & Spirits Proves to be 'Lucky' Addition to Foodie Scene

La Quinta restaurant serves up homey comfort foods
Noticing there was a void in fried chicken places in the Greater Palm Springs area, owner Steve Holland opened Rooster’s Fried Chicken & Spirits in La Quinta late last year.
'Winterthorne' Uses Idyllwild Backdrop for New Web-Based Series

'Winterthorne' Uses Idyllwild Backdrop for New Web-Based Series

Palm Springs' Steve Silverman continues to engage new audience through the Internet
Palm Springs resident and producer Steve Silverman has his hands in an upcoming digital film series, Winterthorne, shot in Idyllwild and set to have its LA premiere this weekend.
Los Arboles Hotel Offers Majestic Rooftop View of Palm Springs

Los Arboles Hotel Offers Majestic Rooftop View of Palm Springs

Movie Colony location dates back to the 1930s
Hotel guests at Los Arboles Hotel in Palm Springs have access to gorgeous views of Mt. San Jacinto and the entire valley from the property's rooftop terrace.
Hadley Fruit Orchards Breaks Ground on New Flagship Store

Hadley Fruit Orchards Breaks Ground on New Flagship Store

Expansion is part of Morongo Band of Mission Indians' Interstate 10 development
Hadley Fruit Orchards, a roadside institution known for its delicious date shakes, nuts and dried fruit, will soon move to a new flagship store near its current location along Interstate 10.
KCRW's Chris Douridas Heads Music, Art Event at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

KCRW's Chris Douridas Heads Music, Art Event at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

DJ sets, live performances, and artisan workshops highlight weekend
KCRW's Chris Douridas will be among a host of DJs to appear at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, Aug. 14-16, for its art and music fest called “Summer School.”
Artistic, Palm Springs Influences Guide Lewis & Kladder's Interior Design Work

Artistic, Palm Springs Influences Guide Lewis & Kladder's Interior Design Work

Life paths lead them to desert, set up shop at Sunny Dunes Vintage District
Palm Springs helped bring Stephen Kladder and Samuel Fleming Lewis together, and the duo have brought their artistic influence to their interior design business in the Sunny Dunes Vintage District.
Ferro Restaurant Brings a Taste of Italy to Idyllwild

Ferro Restaurant Brings a Taste of Italy to Idyllwild

Plans for 2016 micro-brew venture to follow
Frank Ferro’s long held passion and curiosity with food has propelled him to his newest culinary adventure in Idyllwild, Ferro Restaurant.
Meaningful Modern

Meaningful Modern

Partnership with Build.com gives Donald Wexler midcentury designed home a complete makeover
Palm Springs interior designer Dann Foley recently hosted an event to show the collaborative efforts of himself and accessories from Build.com to help refresh a midcentury home in Palm Springs.
Artistic Bench Gives Another Cool Reason to Ride Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Artistic Bench Gives Another Cool Reason to Ride Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Nation's highest art installation sits at 8,500 feet above valley
Taking a trip to the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is more than just a means of cooling off. It's an opportunity to make a connection between art and nature.
Palm Springs Life Unveils Cutest Pet Winner at Pets on Parade Luncheon

Palm Springs Life Unveils Cutest Pet Winner at Pets on Parade Luncheon

Janet McAfee, Marylynn and Andy Gladstein also recognized for their pet rescue efforts
The Pets On Parade luncheon, presented by Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and Loving All Animals, put another exclamation point on the summer by honoring the efforts of individuals who rescue animals from harms way.
Trending Now

Trending Now

As never before, we are being asked to stand alone
The autonomy of one is trending now. As never before, we are being asked to stand alone. The marketing geniuses are in on it, too.
Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Welcomes Back Legend Charles McPherson

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Welcomes Back Legend Charles McPherson

Connection between McPherson, Marshall Hawkins highlights ongoing collaboration of two jazz greats
Idyllwild's Jazz in the Pines keeps calling back the greats, like alto sax player Charles McPherson, who headlines the fest's 22nd edition, Aug. 15-16.
Jay Leno Shows His Love for Stand Up With Morongo Casino Stint

Jay Leno Shows His Love for Stand Up With Morongo Casino Stint

He kept trying out new material in nightclubs during Tonight Show tenure
Leno, who will perform at 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at Morongo Casino Resort Spa in Cabazon, lives for taking the stage to try out a new standup routine.
Comedian Russell Peters Makes 1st Greater Palm Springs Stop

Comedian Russell Peters Makes 1st Greater Palm Springs Stop

His "Almost Famous" tour hints at how some audiences know him, others don't
Russell Peters, who has a new show, NOTORIOUS, set to be the first Netflix original stand-up comedy special, will make his first-ever stop in the Greater Palm Springs area on Aug. 7.
Matoma Ready to Drop a B.I.G. Mix at Splash House Palm Springs

Matoma Ready to Drop a B.I.G. Mix at Splash House Palm Springs

Young Norwegian DJ is set to spin many melodic tropical house beats
Matoma, who will spin Splash House Palm Springs this weekend, has made a name for himself with his tropical house remix of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s "Old Thing Back."
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