October 2011

Articles

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Palm Desert Embarks on Renovation

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Palm Desert Embarks on Renovation

El Paseo remodel reflects the growth and evolution of the brand
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar and Store has been a cornerstone of El Paseo Drive since opening in October 1998. Now the popular Palm Desert oasis with island-inspired food and spirits is getting a refreshing new look.
Will the Real Bette Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Bette Please Stand Up?

Sherie Rae Parker kicks off “Stars Across the Desert” Tribute Series
For the best Bette in town, check out “Bette Midler, Queen of Hearts” starring Sherrie Rae Parker on Nov. 4. Parker’s stellar performance will kick off “Stars Across the Desert,”
A counterbalance to the slug-it-out world

A counterbalance to the slug-it-out world

A rat race is a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth, power, position, headlines, etc.
Kaiser Restaurant Group Launches "Drink Pink For The Cure"

Kaiser Restaurant Group Launches "Drink Pink For The Cure"

Kaiser Restaurant Group has launched a special trio of pink cocktails that will benefit the Desert Cancer Foundation's Susan B. Jackson Breast Cancer Fund
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is once again helping to raise funds with a 99-calorie cocktail

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is once again helping to raise funds with a 99-calorie cocktail

“Drink Pink” for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With just 99 calories, our newest low-cal cocktail is a beautiful way to kick off your evening. And this October, we are donating 100% of the sales from every “Stiletto” to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade.
Pacific Nonstandard Time

Pacific Nonstandard Time

Savor the Central Coast reveals an abundance of delights in California’s creative wine country
Savor the Central Coast reveals an abundance of delights in California’s creative wine country
The Coachella Valley’s Notable 19th Holes

The Coachella Valley’s Notable 19th Holes

Couple your round of golf with some of the desert ‘s top happy hours, celebrated dining, and memorable clubhouses. These clubs featuring inviting “19th holes” truly satisfy.
Inaugural CycleFest Rolls Out in the Desert

Inaugural CycleFest Rolls Out in the Desert

First-time charity event expected to draw thousands to Empire Polo Club in Indio
Push some pedals and race for a good cause. The Desert Recreation District’s Desert Recreation Foundation has partnered with Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine for the Coachella Valley Cycle-Fest.
Al Geiberger Joins La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST®

Al Geiberger Joins La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST®

Golf Legend and Sons Join Resort’s Team of Pros
La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® have announced an exclusive partnership with Al Geiberger – a golfing powerhouse with more than 20 victories in the PGA and PGA Senior Tours.
A cigar is not just a cigar

A cigar is not just a cigar

The Complete Cigar-Friendly Escape
The pampering and relaxation ante for men is being raised at La Quinta Resort & Club, as the desert retreat launches Havana Club, a new cigar lounge and barber shop.
An Affair with Chocolate

An Affair with Chocolate

The Chocolate Affair Palm Springs will be held at Spa Resort Casino Canyon Conference Center in Downtown Palm Springs, on Saturday October 22, 6-9p, and will benefit AIDS Assistance Program.
A thoughtful balance

A thoughtful balance

Autonomy and Life
Autonomy and Life is a new discipline that imaginatively captures history's evolving design of the self to enable each student to create and work toward goals tailored to individual temperament, talent, sensibilities and circumstances.
Anniversary Preparations

Anniversary Preparations

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Preparations
In anticipation of the award-winning resort’s 2012 “silver anniversary,” Southern California’s renowned JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is announcing a host of exciting updates in an effort to enhance the property’s overall guest experience.
Chef Fight - Hide the Knives

Chef Fight - Hide the Knives

The Sunday Night Chef Fight is back again, this time it will be the “Battle of Highway 111,” pitting two outstanding Rancho Mirage chefs against each other for the title of Top Chef in the Coachella Valley.
Out for Laughs

Out for Laughs

Evenings in the desert just got funnier
For a great night out, you need at least a few good laughs. Happily, the Coachella Valley offers some terrific spots to enjoy a giggle or two.
5 Days, 5 Hikes

5 Days, 5 Hikes

Got a few free hours? Try these walks on the wild side
If you have only a few hours to hike, here are some local trails — ranging from easy to moderate — that satisfy your wanderlust.
Unclog Your Creativity

Unclog Your Creativity

Super Mentor Julia Cameron brings The Artist’s Way to the desert
Award-winning author Julia Cameron masterfully penetrates creative barriers. Her books (The Artist’s Way, Vein of Gold, and The Right to Write) and workshops have helped countless individuals unleash their imaginative selves.
Timing is  Everything

Timing is Everything

El Paseo luxury store remodels in preparation for a successful season.
Paws for Effect

Paws for Effect

Desert Paws Courageous Heart Awards Dinner on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
Barry Manilow hosts the Desert Paws Courageous Heart Awards Dinner on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
A Community  ‘Affaire’ to Remember

A Community ‘Affaire’ to Remember

Wine, color, and sound tease all the senses at Whitewater Park
Few things beat a day in the park. Add hot art, cool jazz, and flowing wine (and beer) and you have the ingredients for Rancho Mirage Art Affaire (Nov. 12-13).
You picked ’em!

You picked ’em!

Palm Springs Life's Best of the Best Results
You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. Together with KPSP LOCAL 2, we ask readers and viewers to weigh in weekly at www.mybestofthebest.com on their favorite people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.
Groovin’  in La Quinta

Groovin’ in La Quinta

David Benoit Headlines evening Jazz Series
For his Grooves in the Grove show in La Quinta, Benoit teams up with saxophonist Michael Paulo.
The Super Sandwich

The Super Sandwich

Bite into some of the desert’s favorite deli offerings.
Gone are the drab, dry, brown-bag bologna clichés. The desert’s sandwich and deli favorites are original, fresh, and fun.
October 2011 Hot Picks

October 2011 Hot Picks

Suggestions to maximize your desert experience.
Check out a classic Cadillac or examine a De Soto circa 1960 during Casual Concours Palm Springs on Oct. 15. You might even drive away with a 1965 Imperial LeBaron raffled off during the event.
Purposeful Pampering

Purposeful Pampering

Indulge yourself and make the world a better place
Throughout October, select Coachella Valley salons and spas, in partnership with The Girlfriend Factor and Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority, are offering discounted spa treatments, salon services, and/or spa-themed getaway packages.
October Casino News and Entertainment

October Casino News and Entertainment

Palm Springs Casinos - When it comes to live entertainment, casinos rock — literally.
Desert Guide

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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

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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!

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