September 2012

Articles

Monte Sereno Palm Springs Balances Midcentury with Spanish, Tuscan-Inspired

Monte Sereno Palm Springs Balances Midcentury with Spanish, Tuscan-Inspired

Alta Verde Group, Poon Design combine on project
Homes at Alta Verde Monte Sereno in South Palm Springs could appease both fans of midcentury design and those of Spanish and Tuscan-inspired homes.
Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

Palm Springs Modern Committee to Host Annual Preservation Awards

Evening gala set for Oct. 4 at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Palm Springs Modern Committee’s Annual Preservation Awards Gala on Oct. 4 will honor contributions in preservation, restoration, renovation or adaptive reuse of a midcentury modern residential or commercial property.
Palm Springs Weekend: Peter Frampton, Diana Ross, Cinema Diverse

Palm Springs Weekend: Peter Frampton, Diana Ross, Cinema Diverse

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Sept. 19-21
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Tesla CTO JB Straubel Heads SoCal Energy Summit

Tesla CTO JB Straubel Heads SoCal Energy Summit

More than 600 industry and community leaders gather to discuss clean energy issues
Tesla Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel will headline the sixth annual SoCal Energy Summit, Oct. 9-10, in Palm Springs.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Earns Travel Weekly Award

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Earns Travel Weekly Award

Lobby design collects 2014 Gold Magellan Award
The lobby design at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has received a 2014 Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly.
Eileen Fisher Marks 30th Anniversary by Donating to Local Charity

Eileen Fisher Marks 30th Anniversary by Donating to Local Charity

Portion assists Young Women Leaders Program of the Women Leader Forum of the Coachella Valley
In honor of the brand's 30th anniversary, Eileen Fisher will host a special celebration at its Palm Desert location with 10 percent of proceeds going to Women Leader Forum of the Coachella Valley.
Explore Palm Springs: La Plaza Shopping Center

Explore Palm Springs: La Plaza Shopping Center

Considered ahead of its time for the 1930s
Still a thriving shopping center, La Plaza breathes life into Palm Springs' downtown shopping district just as it has done for more than 70 years.
Where to Eat That Elegant Meal in Greater Palm Springs

Where to Eat That Elegant Meal in Greater Palm Springs

Experience outstanding ambiance and world-class menus
The Coachella Valley is brimming with award-winning chefs, top-notch wine cellars, and some of the most inventive cuisine in the country.
Lasers Light Up Fantasy Springs Bowling Center

Lasers Light Up Fantasy Springs Bowling Center

Sheds new light on an American recreational pastime
Turn off the lights at Fantasy Springs Bowling Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, and one of America’s oldest recreational sports literally illuminates a whole new persona - laser bowling.
Ingleside Inn Palm Springs Attracts Daily Nightlife Crowds

Ingleside Inn Palm Springs Attracts Daily Nightlife Crowds

Music ranges from ballads to disco
The mystique of cutting loose in the same room Frank Sinatra once did is what initially brings the crowd, but the entertainment at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs is what keeps them.
The Purple Room Audience May Recognize Shelagh Ratner's Voice First

The Purple Room Audience May Recognize Shelagh Ratner's Voice First

Comedian has done voiceovers for several brands, including AT&T
Once she appears Sept. 20 at The Purple Room Restaurant & Stage in Palm Springs, it’s likely audience members will have an “aha!” moment upon hearing Shelagh Ratner’s voice.
TRIO Palm Springs' Artistic Approach Extends Beyond Menu

TRIO Palm Springs' Artistic Approach Extends Beyond Menu

Portion of restaurant's art collection sales goes to charity
TRIO Palm Springs appeals to the senses and emotions of its patrons with vibrant splashes of color, creative lighting and an amazing art collection.
Charles Busch Brings His Own Show to Copa Palm Springs

Charles Busch Brings His Own Show to Copa Palm Springs

Channels Old Hollywood leading ladies like Bêtte Davis, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell
Charles Busch, who has portrayed female characters for most of his theater career, will personify Old Hollywood in his solo desert show debut.
Max Adler Delves into Gay Character Again With 'Saugatuck Cures'

Max Adler Delves into Gay Character Again With 'Saugatuck Cures'

Film kicks off Cinema Diverse Palm Springs
Max Adler, known for his breakout role on 'Glee', has a busy fall in store between three films and two TV shows, but locally he can be seen in 'Saugatuck Cures' during Cinema Diverse Palm Springs.
Sophia Condos Keep Midcentury Design, Add Green Technology

Sophia Condos Keep Midcentury Design, Add Green Technology

Palm Springs units set to open in November
Sophia Condos, set for completion in November in Palm Springs, offers midcentury design with a twist while paying tribute to actress Sophia Loren.
Palm Springs Weekend: Craft Beer, Spa Show, Art Festival

Palm Springs Weekend: Craft Beer, Spa Show, Art Festival

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Sept. 12-14
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

The Fabulous Beekman Boys - Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Best known as “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” from their hit television reality show, the duo has put their stylish stamp on seasonal living.
“The Fabulous” Beekman Boys, held a book signing followed by a cooking demonstration at Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2014 Watch them make rocky road pot stickers in this video.
Sean Paul Lockhart May Appear at Cinema Diverse Palm Springs

Sean Paul Lockhart May Appear at Cinema Diverse Palm Springs

Making transition from adult performer to mainstream films
Sean Paul Lockhart's role in "The Dark Place", set to screen at Cinema Diverse Palm Springs Sept. 20, is another step away from his gay porn roots and closer to mainstream films.
10 Reasons to Attend Modernism Week Fall Preview

10 Reasons to Attend Modernism Week Fall Preview

Ticket packages geared for most popular events
Here are 10 reasons to attend Modernism Week's Fall Preview in Palm Springs over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, Oct. 10-13.
Europa Restaurant Welcomes World-Traveled Chef Kitt Fraser

Europa Restaurant Welcomes World-Traveled Chef Kitt Fraser

First five course wine dinner planned Oct. 8
Executive Chef Kitt Fraser is excited about creating a new Mediterranean-influenced menu for Europa at Villa Royale in Palm Springs.
Explore Palm Springs: Merrill Lynch Building

Explore Palm Springs: Merrill Lynch Building

Helped comprise city's financial district
On Sept. 11, 1971, the iconic Merrill Lynch building took its place among eight distinctive architectural treasures comprising the Palm Springs Financial District.
6 Ways to Indulge Santa Barbara, California

6 Ways to Indulge Santa Barbara, California

Eat, shop, tour, invigorate yourself at this beachfront wonder
Santa Barbara offers a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and legendary Southern California lifestyle.
Bernard Hoyes Displays Signature "Rags" Series at Palm Springs Cultural Art Festival

Bernard Hoyes Displays Signature "Rags" Series at Palm Springs Cultural Art Festival

His work has attracted celebrity buyers Oprah, Richard Pryor, and Natalie Cole
Known for his “Rags” series and colorful spiritual “Revival” series, Bernard Hoyes will participate for the first time in the Palm Springs Cultural Art, Food & Wine Festival.
ARRIVE Palm Springs Will Make Environmental Imprint

ARRIVE Palm Springs Will Make Environmental Imprint

Construction starts this month featuring 'green' initiatives
When designing ARRIVE Palm Springs, architect Chris Pardo knew he had to create a property that fit into its desert surroundings and was environmentally friendly.
Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Mark 10th "Campout" Fest

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Mark 10th "Campout" Fest

Coming home to Pappy & Harriets' revives high desert inspirations
On the verge of a double-album release, Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven hit the 10th anniversary of “CampOut” festival, Sept. 11-13, at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.
Greg Wolfson Focuses Interior Design Lens on Palm Springs

Greg Wolfson Focuses Interior Design Lens on Palm Springs

Oversees complete renovation of 1961 Vista Las Palmas home
You may not know his name, but you’ve been seeing examples of designer Greg Wolfson’s work and diverse design style for years in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs Weekend: 10 Things to Do

Palm Springs Weekend: 10 Things to Do

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Sept. 5-7
Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
Oscar-Winning Producer Slates Q&A After Palm Desert Screening

Oscar-Winning Producer Slates Q&A After Palm Desert Screening

50 to 1 tells true story of underdog Kentucky Derby winner
Oscar winner Jim Wilson will speak about his latest film, 50 to 1, the true story of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, Sept. 6 following its Cinemas Palme d'Or screening.
Morgan's in the Desert Boasts Wine Spectator Award

Morgan's in the Desert Boasts Wine Spectator Award

Fall menu includes coastal dishes, wine pairings
Fresh from being bestowed with an “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, Morgan's in the Desert introduces its fall menu.
Explore Palm Springs: Aerial Tramway is Christened

Explore Palm Springs: Aerial Tramway is Christened

Dignitaries pay $1,000 each to make first ride to top of Mt. San Jacinto
On Sept. 12, 1963, 400 dignitaries came from all over the world to be part of the inaugural ride of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Purple Palm Restaurant's New Chef Initiates Refreshing Menu

Purple Palm Restaurant's New Chef Initiates Refreshing Menu

Greg Stillman puts his experience to work for Colony Palms Hotel
Executive Chef Greg Stillman brings a no-nonsense approach to creating dishes that will build a following at the Purple Palm Restaurant inside the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs.
Weekend Escape: Santa Barbara Wine Country in Los Olivos, California

Weekend Escape: Santa Barbara Wine Country in Los Olivos, California

Sample some fine wine, food, and shops
Located off of Highway 154 along Santa Barbara’s Wine Country district, Los Olivos is known for its local wineries/vineyards and wine-tasting rooms.
McCallum Theatre Presents Palm Desert International Dance Festival

McCallum Theatre Presents Palm Desert International Dance Festival

Choreography Festival also spotlights emerging dance companies
On the heels of a successful first venture, the McCallum Theatre is presenting its second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival, Nov. 6-15.
Hungry? Thirsty? Craft Brew Event at Ace Hotel Satisfies Both

Hungry? Thirsty? Craft Brew Event at Ace Hotel Satisfies Both

Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse creates food recipes with beer
Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, both can be catered to at the Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend, Sept. 12-13, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.
George Lopez Keeps His Stand-up Act for Adults Only

George Lopez Keeps His Stand-up Act for Adults Only

Comedian wants appeal to kids to stay on TV
Comedian George Lopez, whose TV work has made him a familiar voice to kids, says his Sept. 6 show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is really just for adults.
Gary Allan Showcases Artistic Freedom at Pechanga Casino

Gary Allan Showcases Artistic Freedom at Pechanga Casino

Country star attracts diverse fan following
At 46, Gary Allan considers himself set free — free to pursue personal and creative opportunities, and free to produce and sing his own music.
Independence Leads to Full Use of Body, Mind and Soul

Independence Leads to Full Use of Body, Mind and Soul

We must first distance ourselves from misinformation that clouds our point of view
Independence can be our metaphorical sword, our means to fulfillment — to a private and public way of life that will make full use of the body, mind and soul.
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Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.