October 2012

Articles

Designing Barbie

Designing Barbie

The iconic doll’s designer and stylist, Jim Holmes, begin a busy month in Palm Springs
Barbie Does Palm Springs, a photo exhibition by Palm Springs photographer Steven Henke, runs Oct. 20-31 at Savage Gallery. The show features 40 limited-edition prints of Barbie and Ken dolls situated in different Palm Springs locations.
3 Steps to Improve Your Palm Springs Golf Game

3 Steps to Improve Your Palm Springs Golf Game

Tune Up Your Talent Before Golf Season
As the season arrives in Palm Springs, you need to tune up your clubs, courses and your mind before you hit the links.
Custom Order Relaxation At Palm Springs Resort

Custom Order Relaxation At Palm Springs Resort

Parker Palm Springs Spa Makes Sure No Two Treatments Are Alike
A day of pampering that includes cucumber-infused vodka, a custom music playlist and a setting made for British aristocracy awaits you at the Parker Palm Springs.
Pull Up A Chair at Mastro's in Palm Desert

Pull Up A Chair at Mastro's in Palm Desert

New Location Opens Nov. 2
A fine dining and swanky hangout in Los Angeles for years, Mastro’s Steakhouse announced it’s opening its newest location along Palm Desert’s El Paseo in November.
Fall Back For Palm Springs Village Fest

Fall Back For Palm Springs Village Fest

Weekly Outdoor Market Changes Hours For Autumn & Winter
Times are changing -- literally -- for the Palm Springs Village Fest on Palm Canyon Drive.
See Parade After Parade In Palm Springs

See Parade After Parade In Palm Springs

Parade Season Rolls Into The Desert
October ushers in the much-anticipated "parade season" in Palm Springs, and we have your lineup.
Calling All Hep Cats and Art Lovers

Calling All Hep Cats and Art Lovers

Creativity flourishes at Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
Rancho Mirage Art Affaire may be an art show, but it feels like a giant backyard party with toe-tapping jams and tantalizing tastes — and everyone is invited.
Palm Springs Life Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life Best of the Best

You Picked 'Em
You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. We ask readers and viewers to weigh in weekly at www.palmspringslife.com/best on their favorite people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.
Nightlife

Nightlife

Appease Your Late-Night Appetite
Grab a bite after an evening out. Many Greater Palm Springs restaurants and bars serve food well into the night and into the wee hours of the morning. Here are a handful of great places that cater to late-night diners.
Good Deals on Feeling Good

Good Deals on Feeling Good

Melt into a massage. Let salt scrubs and hot stones seduce you. Make that fantasy facial a reality. Get polished, pampered, and plucked. Exfoliate and luxuriate at possibly half the rate during national spa week.
Pamper Yourself

Pamper Yourself

Bring home a bit of paradise
Luxuriate in Greater Palm Springs spas and pick up soothing products to use at home. Here is a sampling of pampering items available at desert spas.
Explore Water in the Desert

Explore Water in the Desert

Whether you like to splash, slide, frolic, or dive, the desert offers great water play, with October temps often reaching into the 90s.
Embrace the Best in Brews

Embrace the Best in Brews

Craft beers gain respect
The craft-beer movement is gaining stature, and many Coachella Valley venues are heightening the level of beer appreciation through diverse offerings, education, and food pairings.
Seeking Retail Eclecticism? Go to Palm Canyon Galleria

Seeking Retail Eclecticism? Go to Palm Canyon Galleria

Located in downtown Palm Springs near Blue Coyote Bar & Grill, Palm Canyon Galleria shops are a treasure trove for designers, midcentury modern enthusiasts, collectors, and the retail curious.
Autumn Hike

Autumn Hike

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Walkabout
Pack a picnic lunch, take your camera, leave your stressful worries behind, and let Big Morongo Canyon Preserve work its magic on you.
“Will & Grace” Star Headlines Benefit Concert

“Will & Grace” Star Headlines Benefit Concert

OCTOBER HOT PICKS
Megan Mullally headlines a benefit concert for the LGBT Center of the Desert in November. Emceed by The Tonight Show’s Ross Matthews, Center Stage will feature Mullally and her band, The Supreme Music Program.
5 Training Tips for Better Golf

5 Training Tips for Better Golf

Get fit before you hit the course
Preparation for your autumnal return to the golf course begins long before rolling that shiny new Titleist over Tifdwarf greens. Here are five great ways to train for playing at a high level as the desert’s golf season unwinds.
Find the Artists’ High Desert Way

Find the Artists’ High Desert Way

The magic of the High Desert manifests in many ways, from quaint coffeehouses to eclectic antique shops to liberated artwork. This distinctive community annually celebrates the flowing creativity of its inhabitants during Hwy 62 Art Tours.
October Hot Picks

October Hot Picks

Cruise into the Past, Barbie Does the Desert, Watch Whimsy Roll, An Elevated Adventure, Desert Dwellers
Casual Concours Palm Springs, Barbie Does Palm Springs, Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden,
At The Casinos

At The Casinos

When it comes to live entertainment, local casinos rock — literally. Here’s a sampling of what’s hot and happening.
Plug Into Outlet Deals

Plug Into Outlet Deals

Find designer quality at a discount
Few things delight more than finding quality merchandise at a great price, especially in holiday gift-buying season. Consider two side-by-side outlet complexes only 20 miles from Palm Springs.
Desert Guide

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90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
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.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.