January 2012

Articles

Elegance to Order

Elegance to Order

A can-do spirit inspires custom designs to augment the classics at Deluca jewelers
The DeLucas opened their El Paseo location in 1994. Behind Joe’s desk hang celebrity portraits, including one of Frank Sinatra, who ordered a pinkie ring with his initials.
18K for Your Sweetie

18K for Your Sweetie

For a mere $18,000 (OK, it’s actually a mere $17,999), you and your beloved can enjoy a romantic getaway on a private Caribbean island accessible only by boat or helicopter.
Wheels - The Best Car in the World?

Wheels - The Best Car in the World?

Promising a vivid and inspired driving experience, the Ferrari 458 Italia could offer the ride of your life
“Harmony” might seem a strange word to describe a blazing yellow, 202 mph, 562 bhp supercar. But that’s what comes to mind after spending a few minutes with the new Ferrari 458 Italia.
Spring into Color

Spring into Color

Taking cues from a midcentury classic, the season’s new looks have a bright, optimistic vibe
“It’s a very blue year,” says Susan Stein. Fortunately, Palm Springs Life’s fashion editor is talking literally rather than metaphorically.
Cross Dressing for Success

Cross Dressing for Success

Palm Springs International Film Festival honoree Glenn Close revives a role and creates Oscar buzz
In the movie, released in December, Close plays a woman passing herself off as a middle-aged male butler in 19th century Dublin, Ireland.
Horoscope - January 2012

Horoscope - January 2012

Power Shifting Moves 2012 Along
An intense Uranus-Pluto connection will dominate the next months. Expect more of a warlike movement to challenge the power structure of corporations.
Marilyn & Johnny, 1949-50

Marilyn & Johnny, 1949-50

Susan Bernard flips open the archives of her father, great Hollywood glamour photographer Bruno Bernard.
Adapted from Marilyn: Intimate Exposures (Sterling Signature) by Susan Bernard. Photos by Bruno Bernard.
Something to See Here

Something to See Here

Actor Jim Carrey’s serial humor belies his artful quest to make sense of the world and affect people’s lives
Actor Jim Carrey’s serial humor belies his artful quest to make sense of the world and affect people’s lives
New Books By Local Authors - January 2012

New Books By Local Authors - January 2012

WORD ASSOCIATION
REX JOHN of Palm Springs has published a thriller titled Makeovers, SHANNON MARIE DUFFY of Palm Springs has co-authored with John Zakour of New York a young adult novel titled Stormy Knight
The Big Picture

The Big Picture

INTELLIGENCER
In November, Christie’s hammered the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction: German artist Andreas Gursky’s image of the desolate Rhine under gray skies. Rhine II sold for $4.34 million
Editor's Letter January 2012

Editor's Letter January 2012

The Stars are Shining on Palm Springs
Sometimes, celebrities appear exactly as you expect when you meet them. And we meet many — especially when the Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan. 5-16) draws the eyes of the entertainment industry.
The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Individual U.S. investors feel the tumult of the troubled Eurozone
Until recently, when most Americans thought about Greece or Italy, they were planning cruises to the Greek Islands and wine-tasting trips through Tuscany.
What’s Growing On, Blake Miraglia?

What’s Growing On, Blake Miraglia?

Blake Miraglia passed on the commercial property he was looking at for a shopping center five years ago, but he bought the 40,000 trees planted on the land in Thermal.
Deep Waters

Deep Waters

James Egan has the film impresario John Waters covered
James Egan was working in his father’s insurance business in Baltimore at the time he met avante-garde John Waters at a birthday party for drag queen Divine 37 years ago.
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