You Picked ’Em! 2011-2012 Best of Best Winners Nov 12

You Picked ’Em! The 2011-2012 Best of the Best Winners....

You Picked ’Em! The 2011-2012 Best of the Best Winners....

You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. We ask readers and viewers to weigh in weekly at on their favorite people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.

Best Caterer

Fusion Flair  
Having a girls’ weekend and don’t want to cook? Need great food for your next cocktail or holiday party? Fusion Flair offers cuisine tailored to individual experiences. Chef Heng’s mix of Eastern and Western culinary traditions creates a distinctive menu ideal for entertaining. Whether you are looking for fusion-inspired dishes or classic American favorites, meals are handcrafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients. No matter what the occasion, Fusion Flair offers a memorable dining experience.  760-778-4854;

Best Resort Spa  

Agua Serena Spa  
Rejuvenate body and soul at this luxurious spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Much like water is the life force of the desert, Agua Serena Spa offers well-being through its healing treatments. Let heated stones soaked in special oil soothe you with their radiant warmth or indulge in Champagne Body Sublime — a sensual hydrating wrap that blends champagne, grapes, sugar cane, citrus, and pumpkin. 44600 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells. 760-341-1000;

Best Day Spa  

Terra Cotta Inn  
In addition to being voted Best Day Spa by Palm Springs Life readers, the Albert Frey-designed Terra Cotta Inn has been called one of the world’s top clothing-optional resorts by online travel sites and California media outlets. The menu of massages — offered in the fresh air — even include a four-handed massage rendered by two professional therapists. 2388 E. Racquet Club Rd., Palm Springs. 760-322-6059, 800-786-6938;

Tie • Best Home Décor and Accessories

Ethan Allen
A company celebrating 80 successful years in business must be doing something right. Ethan Allen has built a loyal following, combining quality manufacturing with full-service centers staffed by professional designers. Five signature lifestyles allow you to express your personality by the furniture you keep. 72680 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert. 760-324-9599;

Tie • Best Home Décor and Accessories

Christopher Kennedy
When you’re looking for designer furnishings, why not go directly to the source? Christopher Kennedy not only creates vintage/contemporary spaces in desert houses, but also sells a signature line of products that have appeared in Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine. 870 Research Dr., Ste. 10, Palm Springs. 760-325-3214;

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