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Explore Palm Springs: President Lyndon Johnson

Explore Palm Springs: President Lyndon Johnson

City asks residents to leave lights on as special salute to presidents
On Feb. 21, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson and Presidente Adolfo Lopez-Mateos arrived at the Palm Springs Municipal Airport aboard Air Force One after attending a conference at UCLA in Los Angeles.
5 Spiritual Places to Play Golf in Greater Palm Springs

5 Spiritual Places to Play Golf in Greater Palm Springs

Find yourself, enjoy the outdoors, and throw in a sound swing
Golf can be spiritually uplifting in discovering a sense of self and enjoying the outdoors. Here are five spiritual golf environments in Greater Palm Springs to enjoy.
LeAnn Rimes Will Perform at White Party Palm Springs

LeAnn Rimes Will Perform at White Party Palm Springs

Headlines Circus T-Dance finale party
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist LeAnn Rimes will perform at this year’s Circus T-Dance during White Party Palm Springs, which runs April 24-27, according to producer Jeffrey Sanker.
Palm Springs Ranks No. 5 in U.S. as Vacation Rental Destination by TripAdvisor

Palm Springs Ranks No. 5 in U.S. as Vacation Rental Destination by TripAdvisor

Rating based on traveler reviews for 2014
Palm Springs has been ranked among the top five vacation rental destinations in the country, according to a study by TripAdvisor from traveler reviews in 2014.
Wines to Watch at 2015 Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert

Wines to Watch at 2015 Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert

Sniff, swirl or swish...prepare your palate
If you have ever wondered about the history and methods behind wine blending, prepare your pipettes and get ready to create some wine alchemy with Justin Winery at the fifth annual Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert.
Orbit In Retains Midcentury Modern Courtyard Style in Palm Springs

Orbit In Retains Midcentury Modern Courtyard Style in Palm Springs

Late photographer Julius Shulman once called the place his favorite
Once former guests of the Orbit In, Kevin Miller and his wife, Jinny Park, took their enthusiasm for the Palm Springs property and became its owner in 2007.
Funkey Town

Funkey Town

Donovan and Molly Funkey of Bar give their list of favorites in Greater Palm Springs
Donovan and Molly Funkey received local hot spot Bar as a wedding gift from his parents. Here, they dish on what they love about the desert.
5 Mod Steps to a Midcentury Modern Wedding

5 Mod Steps to a Midcentury Modern Wedding

Pay homage to an iconic era for architecture, design and fashion by tying the knot like modernistas
If the recent 10th edition of Modernism Week in Palm Springs gave you a greater appreciation for midcentury architecture, it’s not a stretch to take those thoughts a step further and think modern wedding.
Must-See Midcentury Gems

Must-See Midcentury Gems

Discover Palm Springs’ exemplary modern architecture on your own with this self-guided tour.
Discover Palm Springs’ exemplary modern architecture on your own with this self-guided tour.
La Quinta Museum Shares Story of $24 million 'Supercomplication' Timepiece

La Quinta Museum Shares Story of $24 million 'Supercomplication' Timepiece

Exhibit offers an array of collector clocks
La Quinta Museum's new exhibition, “It’s About Time," features the starpower of the $24 million “Supercomplication” and several other collector timepieces.
Robson Chambers House Becomes a Piece of Saved Palm Springs History

Robson Chambers House Becomes a Piece of Saved Palm Springs History

Couple rescue home from demolition to preserve architect's work
In Palm Springs preservation circles, the 1949 Robson Chambers house is an inspiration for anyone who can envision a reinvented beauty when faced with a forlorn “tear down” property.
Barry Berkus Left Midcentury Architectural Impact in Palm Springs

Barry Berkus Left Midcentury Architectural Impact in Palm Springs

Park Imperial South features unique shoji screens
Barry A. Berkus may not be as well known as some of the other architects who designed midcentury homes in Palm Springs, but his impact with Merito Manor and Park Imperial South was still influential.
Sandpiper Condominiums Are Reminder of Modernism's Influence in Palm Desert

Sandpiper Condominiums Are Reminder of Modernism's Influence in Palm Desert

Tour shows off historic luxury desert living
For the fourth year in a row, Modernism Week has featured a home tour of Sandpiper, the first condominium project in the Coachella Valley which began construction in 1958 and continued until 1969.
James Schnepf Puts a Face on Midcentury Architecture in "Palm Springs Project"

James Schnepf Puts a Face on Midcentury Architecture in "Palm Springs Project"

Photographer captures the people who live in or design the iconic architecture
Photographer James Schnepf wanted to put a face on Palm Springs midcentury architecture, and his book "Palm Springs Project" chronicles the people who either designed the homes or live in them.
Par Time Lovers

Par Time Lovers

Searching for a romantic golf outing? Play a round followed by dinner at one of these five courses
Searching for a romantic golf outing? Play a round followed by dinner at one of these five courses.
K-Vest Helps Put Sidelined Golfers Back on the Course

K-Vest Helps Put Sidelined Golfers Back on the Course

College of the Desert's Patty Curtiss uses a high-tech method to prescribe a remedy for sidelined golfers
Founder of "Golf Rehab," College of the Desert's Patty Curtiss uses technology in the form of the K-Vest to analyze body movement during a club swing to help put sidelined golfers back on the course.
Racing Legend Danny Sullivan Drives in for Inaugural Petersen Invitational

Racing Legend Danny Sullivan Drives in for Inaugural Petersen Invitational

Thermal Racetrack hosts fundraiser for Petersen Automotive Museum renovation
Racecar legend Danny Sullivan will lend his expertise to a great cause as special guest speaker and honoree at the Inaugural Petersen Invitational, Feb. 21-22, at the private Thermal Motorsports Club.
A design discussion with Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern

A design discussion with Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern

Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern has a discussion about his designs during The Siva house VIP Signature House Tour Reception - Listen to this informative audio.
Say “I do” in the Desert

Say “I do” in the Desert

Stunning hotels and resorts offer a distinct ambiance and dreamy backdrops for a Valentine’s Day wedding
For those getting engaged this Valentine’s Day, these stunning hotels and resorts offer a distinct ambiance and dreamy backdrops for picture-perfect weddings.
That’s Amore

That’s Amore

These romantic restaurants offer a dining experience sure to set your night aflame
These romantic restaurants in Greater Palm Springs offer a dining experience sure to set your night aflame.
Oui, Oui Boulangerie! French Bakeries in Greater Palm Springs

Oui, Oui Boulangerie! French Bakeries in Greater Palm Springs

Flaky, bakery goodness comes in many delicious forms
When you crave a bit of European culture and need a little “je n’sais quoi” to feed the inner Francophile, break out your beret and can-can over to one of several local French bakeries in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Old Ranch Inn Glows in Relaxed Comfort of Historic Palm Springs

Old Ranch Inn Glows in Relaxed Comfort of Historic Palm Springs

Large suites have all the amenities, including some with fireplaces
The Old Ranch Inn is a laid-back boutique hotel offering hospitality in the “spirit of the Old West” located on what was the McCallum Ranch in Palm Springs' historic Tennis Club neighborhood.
Joe Mantegna Has Special Place for Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

Joe Mantegna Has Special Place for Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

"Criminal Minds" actor says his character is very much him
Though he goes by the name Daniel Rossi on the hit TV series "Criminal Minds," actor Joe Mantegna says the character is an extension of himself, the same person who has spent more than 20 years part of the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational.
Shari Belafonte Lends Her Charitable Passion to Oscar Viewing Party

Shari Belafonte Lends Her Charitable Passion to Oscar Viewing Party

Event benefits Palm Springs Women In Film and Television mentoring program
Shari Belafonte's ties to the Greater Palm Springs area began with her father, famed singer and actor Harry Belafonte, and continues today through her clothing line and passion for charitable causes.
Fishbone is Sure to Take Over Stage at Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Fishbone is Sure to Take Over Stage at Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Back in Indio after rockin' last year's Coachella
Fresh from rocking Coachella audiences last year, Fishbone is back in Indio along with Slightly Stoopid and Ozomati as a trio of headliners at the Fourth Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience Feb. 28 at the Empire Polo Club.
Discover Emily Bergl's Singing Talents at Copa Palm Springs

Discover Emily Bergl's Singing Talents at Copa Palm Springs

She is best known for her acting talents from "Desperate Housewives" to "Shameless"
Perhaps better known for her acting talents ranging from "Desperate Housewives" to the Showtime series, "Shameless," Emily Bergl is also an accomplished singer.
Modernism Week Hosts Historic Home Discussion Panels at CAMP

Modernism Week Hosts Historic Home Discussion Panels at CAMP

Learn from the experts on renovating or updating a historic home
Join Modernism Week for a series of five lively discussion panels at CAMP, drawing on local speakers from the fields of real estate, design, architecture, building and home ownership, addressing issues related to the evaluation, buying, renovating and updating of a historic home.
Burt Bacharach Returns to Desert Roots with Fantasy Springs Show

Burt Bacharach Returns to Desert Roots with Fantasy Springs Show

First time in Palm Springs was playing for Vic Damone
Legendary composer Burt Bacharach is quite familiar with the Greater Palm Springs area, dating back to his post World War II gig with Vic Damone at the Racquet Club.
Opera Arts Palm Springs Honors Greg Louganis' LGBT Work

Opera Arts Palm Springs Honors Greg Louganis' LGBT Work

Documentary film gives Olympic champion diver a platform to reach a new audience
As Greg Louganis is about to be honored by OperaArts Palm Springs, the former Olympic diving champion has found new relevance in the LGBT community with the release of his documentary, "Back on Board."
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Offers Valentine's Day Special Tours

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Offers Valentine's Day Special Tours

The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair will host a champagne reception Feb. 14 with expert-led tours of the fair designed to give couples insight, artist and gallery perspectives and a selection of the fair’s highlights.
In Support of Actors

In Support of Actors

Brian Stokes Mitchell, who visits the Coachella Valley this month, has been a strong champion for the Actors Fund for many years
He often calls himself “the luckiest actor in the world,” but there have been times when Brian Stokes Mitchell has relied upon the assistance of the Actors Fund.
What New Downtown Restaurant Openings Say about Palm Springs Food Scene

What New Downtown Restaurant Openings Say about Palm Springs Food Scene

Serious Food and Drink, Plate|Glass are new temptations to your tastebuds
If you are a local food-avore, keeping your finger on the food pulse of new things around town, you might feel your own pulse quicken at two new eateries elevating the foodie street cred of Palm Springs.
Fifty Shades Of Grey

Fifty Shades Of Grey

Here’s a list of stores that carry items to woo your valentine
The juicy trilogy and movie coming out in February inspire us to dress (or undress) the part. Here’s a list of stores that carry items to woo your valentine.
Indian Wells Golf Resort Lives Up to Its 'Course of the Year' Accolade

Indian Wells Golf Resort Lives Up to Its 'Course of the Year' Accolade

Players Course, Celebrity Course offer distinctive aesthetics, challenges
Nationally-recognized among the top municipal facilities in the country, the 36-hole facility at Indian Wells Golf Resort recently was named the "2014 Course of the Year" by the California Golf Owners Association.
Explore Palm Springs: Frank Sinatra & Friends Valentine’s Love-In II

Explore Palm Springs: Frank Sinatra & Friends Valentine’s Love-In II

Fundraiser attracts Hollywood stars, former President Gerald Ford, and former Vice President Spiro Agnew
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and a host of other celebrities came together for the the Frank Sinatra & Friends Valentine’s Love-In II in February 1983 to raise funds for Desert Hospital.
Architecture and Design Center Will Attract Wave of Newcomers from Modernism Week

Architecture and Design Center Will Attract Wave of Newcomers from Modernism Week

Full schedule of public events are planned
Although opening in late 2014, the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion will experience a second grand opening from newcomers in town for Modernism Week.
Palm Springs Modern Committee Presents Saint Theresa Catholic School Student’s Modern Architecture Projects

Palm Springs Modern Committee Presents Saint Theresa Catholic School Student’s Modern Architecture Projects

Take a tour of the church partly designed by architect William Cody
An exhibition of student projects inspired by local and international architecture will be on display at St. Theresa Catholic School’s art classroom, Feb. 17-19, during Modernism Week.
Blissful Valentine

Blissful Valentine

Enjoy a romantic, relaxing time with that special someone
If you want to surprise your significant other with an original gift this Valentine’s Day, look no further than a luxurious, relaxing couples massage — an experience that will rejuvenate your skin and your love for one another.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Celebrates William Wegman's Famous Weimaraner Dogs

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Celebrates William Wegman's Famous Weimaraner Dogs

Art fair features 60 galleries and 300 artists on display
Known for his signature art pieces featuring his prized Weimaraner dogs, William Wegman will be a featured artist at the 2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Feb. 12-15, at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Vicky’s of Santa Fe Oscar Party: A Red Carpet Affair with A Cause

Vicky’s of Santa Fe Oscar Party: A Red Carpet Affair with A Cause

Star-studded night benefits Variety of the Desert Children’s Charity
Hollywood comes to the desert as Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells will host its inaugural Red Carpet Oscar Party on Feb. 22 in support of Variety of the Desert Children’s Charity.
Colony 29 Resort Offers Privacy Nestled Against Palm Springs Mountainside

Colony 29 Resort Offers Privacy Nestled Against Palm Springs Mountainside

Six homes, 13 bedrooms, and 1920s roots as a retreat
Colony 29 is a unique collection of six free-standing Spanish Colonial homes located within a secure seven-acre hillside enclave of classic desert flora and fauna at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs.
See Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos at Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

See Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos at Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale

Sexy blonde bombshell reveals a different side of herself
“Marilyn: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star,” catching actress Marilyn Monroe in never before seen photographs, will be an exciting addition to the 15th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale starting Feb. 13.
Unique Places to Dine with Your Valentine in Greater Palm Springs

Unique Places to Dine with Your Valentine in Greater Palm Springs

Choices to make your evening special in a heartbeat
Here is a “heart-y” list of dining options in the Greater Palm Springs area that will have your Valentine saying, “Be Mine.”
Sandcliff Home Tour Gives Up-close Look at Historic Midcentury Property

Sandcliff Home Tour Gives Up-close Look at Historic Midcentury Property

Property is slated to become Palm Springs’ newest midcentury “Historic District” nominee
The first-ever tour of the Sandcliff Condominiums will be offered Feb. 16 during Modernism Week, giving visitors a chance to view Palm Springs’ newest midcentury “Historic District” nominee.
Air Supply Brings 40th Anniversary Tour to Agua Caliente Casino

Air Supply Brings 40th Anniversary Tour to Agua Caliente Casino

Duo will premiere new dance tune at concert
Air Supply, whose music created the soft rock genre, marks its 40th anniversary in 2015 with new songs to go along with the string of hits the duo is known for since the 1980s.
Thunderbird Heights New Home is 'Midcentury on Steroids'

Thunderbird Heights New Home is 'Midcentury on Steroids'

Old school look, stellar views, and 21st-Century technology
Located at Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage, the home's exterior exudes that midcentury vibe, while the interior is contemporary and a technology lover’s playground.
Win Tickets to Modernism Week's Opening Night Party

Win Tickets to Modernism Week's Opening Night Party

Guess the name of the house and the architect by visiting Palm Springs Life's Facebook page
Win a pair of tickets to Modernism Week's opening night party Feb. 12 by guessing the name of this midcentury home and the architect who built it by visiting the Palm Springs Life Facebook page.
Open House Event Showcases Midcentury Mecca in Greater Palm Springs

Open House Event Showcases Midcentury Mecca in Greater Palm Springs

'Modern on the Market' coincides with opening weekend of Modernism Week
As part of the celebration of everything midcentry modern, "Modern on the Market" puts the spotlight on the architecture that defines the Greater Palm Springs real estate market with an Open House weekend of midcentury homes.
Iconic, Cool Desert

Iconic, Cool Desert

Celebrate Palm Springs’ architectural heritage during Modernism Week
Celebrate Palm Springs’ architectural heritage during Modernism Week.
Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to be Palm Springs’ Next Big Attraction

Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to be Palm Springs’ Next Big Attraction

The 1931 Showcase House is part of Modernism Week programming
The famed Aluminaire House, Albert Frey’s 1931 experimental modern structure, is poised to become the next big attraction in Palm Springs.
Dann Foley Navigates Renovation Nation With Helpful Tips for You

Dann Foley Navigates Renovation Nation With Helpful Tips for You

Design hints on how to change your bathroom, kitchen
With home renovations at an all-time high, Palm Springs interior designer Dann Foley shares some design tips and where you can save money by avoiding some common pitfalls.
David Woods: Great Golf Swing is an Exercise in Consistency

David Woods: Great Golf Swing is an Exercise in Consistency

Vintage Club golf professional says to limit body movement
Vintage Club golf professional David Woods says the most important thing to remember in a golf swing is that fewer moving parts in your swing will make it easier for you to repeat the motion.
Kelly Osbourne Chosen Queen of Jeffrey Sanker's White Party Palm Springs

Kelly Osbourne Chosen Queen of Jeffrey Sanker's White Party Palm Springs

She will team with Frankie Grande for gay festival's main event
International fashion icon and star of E! Entertainment’s "Fashion Police," Kelly Osbourne has been named as the 2015 “Queen of White Party,” the largest gay dance music festival, April 24-27, in Palm Springs.
Uptown Eats: Restaurants that Define Midcentury Design in Palm Springs

Uptown Eats: Restaurants that Define Midcentury Design in Palm Springs

What foodie stops will help complement your Modernism Week experience
As legions of midcentury architecture buffs flood into the Greater Palm Springs area for Modernism Week, put these Uptown Design District restaurants on your itinerary to complete your all-modern experience.
Sean Gaston Creates Special Pop-Up Shop at The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five

Sean Gaston Creates Special Pop-Up Shop at The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five

Noted interior designer will curate a selection of items for modern shoppers
Guest interior designer Sean Gaston will transform the entry of The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five into a look all his own for a limited time and in conjunction with the kick off of Palm Springs Modernism Week.
Century Palm Springs Offers Midcentury Indoor-Outdoor Appeal

Century Palm Springs Offers Midcentury Indoor-Outdoor Appeal

1955 apartment building transforms into boutique getaway
Century Palm Springs was originally an apartment building designed by William Krisel and built by George and Robert Alexander, the team who transformed entire neighborhoods of Palm Springs into temples of midcentury modern architecture.
Mario Canali Shows Return to Painting With Brian Marki Fine Art Exhibit

Mario Canali Shows Return to Painting With Brian Marki Fine Art Exhibit

Takes 3-D virtual reality installation experience to canvas
Italian artist Mario Canali's latest exhibit at the Brian Marki Gallery in Palm Springs marks his return to painting, which has become livelier after creating 3-D virtual reality installations.
Choreographer Mandy Moore Lends her Talents to Desert AIDS Project Benefit

Choreographer Mandy Moore Lends her Talents to Desert AIDS Project Benefit

You've seen her moves on TV and in movies
Mandy Moore is responsible for a slew of memorable dance moments, like the one in "Silver Linings Playbook." She is lending her choreography talents to the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on Feb. 7 in Palm Springs.
Doctors Take the Stage at The Steinway Society's Concert

Doctors Take the Stage at The Steinway Society's Concert

Fundraiser assists music education programs at Coachella Valley schools
When she observed a void of classical music for children in the Coachella Valley, Ruth Moire founded The Steinway Society, which offers the unique “The Doctors of the Desert Concert" in Rancho Mirage.
Palm Springs 'Glass House' Was One of Donald Wexler's First Custom Homes

Palm Springs 'Glass House' Was One of Donald Wexler's First Custom Homes

Midcentury architect helped current owner with seven-year renovation
Ready to hit the real estate market in a couple of weeks, the Lilliana Gardens Glass House built in 1954 in Palm Springs was one of the first custom homes designed by midcentury architectural icon Donald Wexler and his partner, Rick Harrison.
Eight LA Designers Return to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015

Eight LA Designers Return to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015

Gilbert Chagoury, Trina Turk among elite group
Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 will feature eight returning L.A.-based designers for an unprecedented show March 21 celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary.
PGA, LPGA Pros Help Raise Funds for Toscana Employee Scholarship Fund

PGA, LPGA Pros Help Raise Funds for Toscana Employee Scholarship Fund

2014 fund sent 28 students to college
Before Bill Haas walked away with the championship of the 2015 Humana Challenge, one of professional golf’s top players took to the fairways at Toscana Country Club to help raise fund for college-bound students.
Getting Married in a Ballpark, Palm Springs Style

Getting Married in a Ballpark, Palm Springs Style

Couple's love for baseball makes Palm Springs Stadium a logical venue
When you’re watching Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, think wedding venue. At least that’s what Amanda and Kyle Carnine might suggest after the couple wed inside Palm Springs Stadium.
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