September 2012

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Loads of atmosphere, specialty drinks, and a niche vibe define the desert’s best bars and clubs
Whatever mood you are in, the Greater Palm Springs area has a nightlife scene for you from hipster to Tiki to sounds of the Rat Pack days.
Shop the Oasis

Shop the Oasis

A renowned mecca for vintage midcentury design, 
Greater Palm Springs is also a vibrant shopping destination 
with high-end designer and specialty shops
From the outlets to luxury shopping, the Greater Palm Springs area offers a variety of choices and opportunities to find what you're looking for.
Relax in the Oasis

Relax in the Oasis

Book a day just for you at one of these top luxury spas, and you can expect high-level service, pampering treatments, and super-luxe products
The Greater Palm Springs area offers a variety of spa experiences ranging from facials, body treatments, and must-try specialties.
Art in the Oasis

Art in the Oasis

A valley of world-class art, music, dance, and theater serves up a big season of sophisticated entertainment
A new director ushers in the season at the ever-expanding Palm Springs Art Museum, which has a satellite space in Palm Desert as well as the popular Architecture and Design Center in downtown Palm Springs.
Just Say “I Do”

Just Say “I Do”

Celebrate your important day at these irresistibly beautiful venues
From luxury golf resorts and historic estates to the simple beauty of natural surroundings, the nine Coachella Valley cities seem to have been created especially for romance.
Celebrate Diversity

Celebrate Diversity

A rainbow-colored playground for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents and tourists, Greater Palm Springs has for decades given a welcome nod to the LGBT community
The Coachella Valley celebrates diversity and offers acceptance like no other from parties, parades, and powwows — as well as more gay and gay-friendly businesses per capita than any other gay destination.
On With the Show!

On With the Show!

The Coachella Valley's diverse and dynamic stages serve up a season of music, dance, and laughter
From the international musical juggernaut known as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to intimate poetry readings, the many stages in Greater Palm Springs serve up an incredible menu of entertainment all year.
8 Wonderous Spa Hotels in Greater Palm Springs

8 Wonderous Spa Hotels in Greater Palm Springs

Here is where to soak up the magic of Desert Hot Springs' hot mineral waters
The naturally hot mineral waters beneath Desert Hot Springs, ranked among the best in the world, offer pure magic. Here’s where you can soak up the benefits.
Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice

From fine dining to luxurious spas and world-class entertainment, the Coachella Valley casinos offer more than just a gaming experience
Featuring today's top acts, relaxing spas, and a variety of gaming choices, the Greater Palm Springs area casinos offer a complete entertainment experience.
Stay in the Oasis

Stay in the Oasis

With more than 200 properties ranging from posh resorts and historic inns to hotels, the nine cities in Greater Palm Springs offer endless vacation options
World-class resorts and hip hotels with lush grounds, sophisticated décor, fine dining, and luxurious spa treatments guarantee a stellar vacation when you visit the Greater Palm Springs area.
The Art of Instruction

The Art of Instruction

Club pros make move to full-time instructors in Coachella Valley
Golf is challenging and time consuming. However, those who play golf know they are potentially one swing away from “getting it.”
“French Lifestyle” Influences to Bring into Your Home

“French Lifestyle” Influences to Bring into Your Home

Fresh flowers, color, and even chocolate are elements of French Style to consider
While sourcing antiques and art for clients in Paris, Palm Springs interior design Dann Foley shares the French influences in his daily life that can be part of yours, too.
Trio Combines Eclectic Talents to Create Eight4Nine in Palm Springs

Trio Combines Eclectic Talents to Create Eight4Nine in Palm Springs

Menu is as striking as the design with something for everyone
Eight4Nine officially opened its doors this week in Palm Springs, but the latest addition to North Palm Canyon has been a collaborative effort of co-owners Willie Rhine and John Paschal, and Executive Chef Chuck Courtney.
What's New With Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs

What's New With Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs

New tours, opportunities to view midcentury modern mecca upclose
This year’s schedule of Modernism Week Fall Preview events is quite simply an embarrassment of riches, so we’ve focused on the “new” events of the 2015 lineup.
Heart is Pumped to go Crazy on You at Agua Caliente Resort Casino

Heart is Pumped to go Crazy on You at Agua Caliente Resort Casino

Ann and Nancy Wilson
Heart, led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, have long understood how to skillfully mix honest emotionality with full-on power when they pay tribute to rock pioneers like Led Zepplin.
A Place in the Sun Still Reflects its Movie History in Palm Springs

A Place in the Sun Still Reflects its Movie History in Palm Springs

Hotel maintains vintage look with personable service
Built in the early 1950s as a production retreat for the cast and crew of “A Place in the Sun” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, the hotel by the same name is a favorite of many loyal long-time guests.
Krishna Das Will Share His Love of Music at Joshua Tree's Bhakti Fest West

Krishna Das Will Share His Love of Music at Joshua Tree's Bhakti Fest West

Labled Yoga's "Rock Star," he helped put yoga chanting on public stage
Krishna Das, referred to as "Yoga’s Rock Star," for bringing chanting out of the yoga center and into the concert hall, will be a featured performer at Bhakti Fest West in Joshua Tree.
ACME House Company Rejuvenates Palm Springs Vacation Rentals

ACME House Company Rejuvenates Palm Springs Vacation Rentals

Design team helps property owners create vacation paradise
ACME House Company has been offering vacation rentals in the city since 2008 and has its own design team, who help property owners create the perfect Palm Springs paradise.
Billy Clift Welcomes the Dark Side With "Hush Up Sweet Charlotte"

Billy Clift Welcomes the Dark Side With "Hush Up Sweet Charlotte"

Bette Davis classic reimagined for screening at Cinema Diverse film fest
The darker, the better for director Billy Clift, whose Hush Up Sweet Charlotte, headlines Cinema Diverse, The Palm Springs LBGTQ Film Festival, during its Sept. 17-20 run.
Artisan Home Displays Artistic Trio's Work For Pop-Up Gallery Event in Palm Springs

Artisan Home Displays Artistic Trio's Work For Pop-Up Gallery Event in Palm Springs

Live music, sipping, and shopping builds an art party around hand-blown glass, paintings, and photography
Glass artist Nancy Callan’s sculptural works will join selected pieces by two other artists at a pop-up gallery event inside the Artisan Home boutique on Sept. 5 in Palm Springs.
Joanne Worley Still Has the Voice That Makes You Laugh

Joanne Worley Still Has the Voice That Makes You Laugh

Boisterous comedian fills Labor Day Weekend entertainment slot
Joanne Worley, who has never had a problem being heard dating back to her days on the 1970s comedy "Laugh In," will appear over Labor Day Weekend at the Purple Room Restaurant and Stage in Palm Springs.
David Hernandez Looks Forward to Singing in Front of His Parents in Palm Springs

David Hernandez Looks Forward to Singing in Front of His Parents in Palm Springs

American Idol finalist makes his desert debut
David Hernandez is no stranger to the spotlight, but the former American Idol finalist will be a tad nervous when he plays in front of his parents during his Palm Springs debut at Copa.
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