January 2013

Articles

Buzzing for Oscar

Buzzing for Oscar

Amid Academy Award speculation for her performance in “The Sessions,” Helen Hunt returns to Palm Springs to claim a film festival honor
Amid Academy Award speculation for her performance in “The Sessions,” Helen Hunt returns to Palm Springs to claim a Palm Springs International Film Festival honor.
Loretta Young at 100

Loretta Young at 100

The first starlet to score an Oscar and an Emmy luxuriated in Palm Springs
Loretta Young discovered Palm Springs as a teenager and settled here 60 years later. She lived a quiet life, going to mass every day, occasionally dining at El Mirasol, and entertaining small groups of friends at her house in Deepwell Estates. In other words, she was just a local. But she was also Loretta Young.
STYLE — The More, the Merrier

STYLE — The More, the Merrier

If you’re going to party with diamonds, be bold
“Today’s trend is to stack it up,” says Raju Mehta, vice president of El Paseo Jewelers. “Many people are stacking lots of bracelets or wearing a design that has multiple rows. It’s a single piece, but everyone will think you’re wearing five straight-line bracelets.”
The Law of Love

The Law of Love

Fantasy, lust, temptation, and a runaway affair
A Fashion Fantasy, lust, temptation, and a runaway affair
PSST!  - Best in Show

PSST! - Best in Show

You’ll surely turn heads with your fashion prowess and purebred companion at the Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show on Jan. 6 at Empire Polo Club in Indio.
PSST!  - Meet Sébastien Benoît

PSST! - Meet Sébastien Benoît

Canada’s answer to Ryan Seacrest wraps in Palm Springs
Few residents of Quebec can flip a channel or turn a station without hearing the charismatic chirp of French-Canadian Sébastien Benoît. He hosts several broadcast shows, including the region’s most popular “Occupation Double,” wrapping up its ninth season at Alta in Palm Springs.
PSST!  - Vroom, Vroom

PSST! - Vroom, Vroom

Rev your engine, because tardiness is unacceptable — unless you arrive in one of these bad boys, in which case you’ll likely win a second date.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

Local Spas in SpaFinder Wellness' 2012 Readers Choice Awards. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar private lable wine, and Palm Springs authors latest offerings.
REAL ESTATE — Up, Down, and Over the Cliff

REAL ESTATE — Up, Down, and Over the Cliff

Activity on Capitol Hill could affect recovery on the homefront.
As of Nov. 1, the Coachella Valley’s median home price per square foot was up 20 percent year over year, as values maintained double-digits price gains earned earlier in the year. This change in the price pattern is very positive.
January 2013 Horoscope

January 2013 Horoscope

Business in the Age of Aquarius
Corporations may not be people, but they are entities — and will be part of the foundation of the Aquarian Age. An individual can be a corporation, but he or she needs associates to thrive. The next 60 days hold promise for the development of these entities. A change of consciousness will contribute to new concepts that refine their structure, and growth is inevitable.
PSST! - The Gifted Home

PSST! - The Gifted Home

Renowned interior designer Robert Bailey brought his sophisticated style to Jacquie Somerville’s La Dolce Vita-meets-glam retro house in Rancho Mirage. The property reflects the aesthetics of his favorite Uptown Palm Springs design stores: Boulevard, Christopher Anthony, Trina Turk, and Raymond | Lawrence.
PSST! - Go Figure

PSST! - Go Figure

Eric Fischl makes his Imago Galleries debut
One of America’s best figurative painters is actually a trained abstractionist — and that’s a good thing, as you can see this month when Eric Fischl opens his first solo exhibition at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert.
Up for the Challenge

Up for the Challenge

As title sponsor of the golf tournament once named for Bob Hope, Humana breathes new life into the event with commitment and active participation
The Coachella Valley’s revived PGA Tour event didn’t simply take one big step toward its reshaped image in 2012. It took 84 million.
PSST! — Walk This Way

PSST! — Walk This Way

Digging your heels into fine Italian leather turns that walk into a strut within a few strides. Resuscitate any look, no matter what you’re wearing (if anything), by investing in well-polished couture footwear. Shoes make the outfit.
PSST! — Kitchen Love

PSST! — Kitchen Love

The kitchen often proves the liveliest, most popular room in the house. Outfit it with top-of-the-line appliances, custom detailing, and fanciful décor. Here are some fine ideas for your gourmet temple.
Strong, Simple, and Peaceful

Strong, Simple, and Peaceful

A massive dose of midcentury modern feels oddly cozy at the Madison Club
A massive dose of midcentury modern feels oddly cozy at the Madison Club in La Quinta. read the Q&A With Architect Austin Kelly
CAMEO  — What’s Behind Monty Hall?

CAMEO — What’s Behind Monty Hall?

In November, Monty Hall taped the 50th anniversary show of Let’s Make a Deal, an occasion he calls “amazing, because I am only 41 years old.”
The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

History has turned the page as Sonny Bono’s film festival marks 24 years
Sonny Bono, Palm Springs’ celebrity mayor, did more for the city than launch one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. With a revivalist vision and an anti-bureaucratic cause, the star with a common touch embodies the city’s cultural and economic transition.
Courtship Among the Pros

Courtship Among the Pros

More of the world’s No. 1 tennis players hit balls at the Racquet Club: In addition to Budge and Marble, Ellsworth Vines in the 1930s; Bobby Riggs, Jack Kramer, and Pancho Segura in the 1940s and ’50s; Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, Pancho Gonzales, Arthur Ashe, and Billie Jean King in the 1960s and ’70s.
Creating a Racquet (Club)

Creating a Racquet (Club)

Charlie Farrell and Ralph Bellamy developed the tennis club that became Palm Springs’ hottest spot for the social set.
The story has oft been that the Racquet Club began when Farrell and Bellamy had trouble getting on the tennis courts at the El Mirador Hotel.
Bringing Fame to Palm Springs

Bringing Fame to Palm Springs

Since the early 1900s, the desert has lured celebrities who came to play, stay, and live.
Many stars who came here to work found themselves checking out real estate afterward.
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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

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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.