March 2012

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Chefs Dazzle Spectators at Food + Wine Palm Desert Festival

Chefs Dazzle Spectators at Food + Wine Palm Desert Festival

Hundreds converge on the Palm Desert event to sample pairings of gourmet recipes and fine wines
Fragrant smells of garlic, truffle oil, curry, simmering sausages, wood-fired pizzas, and spices wafted through the Big White Tent — home to Fashion Week El Paseo
A Three-Course Starter

A Three-Course Starter

Celebrity and award-winning chefs launch Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert with a luncheon benefit
More than 200 guests filed into the theater-size space, where the 50-foot runway bisected rows of green cloth-covered tables set with wine glasses and angled toward the giant video screen, the backdrop for celebrity and award-winning chefs who demonstrated their contributions to the four-course meal.
Time to Rise for Zunino

Time to Rise for Zunino

At Fashion Week El Paseo, the longtime industry insider showed he’s the star
The second that designer Mark Zunino’s first look hit the Fashion Week El Paseo runway on Saturday night, one had to wonder: Why is this man not a household name?
For the Boys

For the Boys

Designer Anthony Franco won over the women at Fashion Week El Paseo, but says he’s turning his attention to menswear
Here Come the Next Fashion Superstars

Here Come the Next Fashion Superstars

Graduating FIDM students debut their new collections at Fashion Week El Paseo
On Thursday night, there was likely more than one superstar in the making as students from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising presented their graduate collections at Fashion Week El Paseo.
Project Runway Stars Shine at Fashion Week El Paseo

Project Runway Stars Shine at Fashion Week El Paseo

The designers sold out the Big White Tent and return today for a trunk show
Spectators at Wednesday night’s Stars of Project Runway show at Fashion Week El Paseo agreed that it was cool to see clothes by two of the three show finalists the night before one of them could be crowned champion of Lifetime Television’s “Project Runway All-Stars.”
A Look That Could Save L.A. Fashion

A Look That Could Save L.A. Fashion

The debut of two lines by Lloyd Klein brings the Fashion Week El Paseo crowd to its feet.
Klein is known for his impeccably draped, expertly finished gowns that are worn by the likes of Natalie Cole, Gwen Stefani, and Glee star Naya Rivera, who sported one of his simple black column gowns at last year’s Emmys. The LKLA line of mostly black jersey and leather pieces is a major departure from his Old Hollywood aesthetic.
Fun Prevails on El Paseo Runway

Fun Prevails on El Paseo Runway

Retailers break the rules and entertain at Fashion Week El Paseo
The show featured the best of The Palm Desert retailers’ in-store wares, unlike New York-style runways that showcase merchandise unavailable until the next season.
Bronzed and Coiffed at the Style & Beauty Bash

Bronzed and Coiffed at the Style & Beauty Bash

Fashion Week El Paseo serves up a participatory experience
Hair and makeup professionals from more than 15 salons and spas are bringing their blow dryers and powder puffs to the Big White Tent
Experience the Rainbow

Experience the Rainbow

Color prevails as Saks Fifth Avenue rolls out spring trends at Fashion Week El Paseo
The latest spring looks from Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, and Thakoon led off the evening runway portion of Fashion Week El Paseo
Paws Across the Runway

Paws Across the Runway

Canine models show gait and glamour at Fashion Week El Paseo
Some models shook with fear, others stopped to groom during their runway walk, and the worst offenders refused to walk at all, needing to be carried to the end of the catwalk.
CAMEO - What's (Up)cycling, Leslie Shockley?

CAMEO - What's (Up)cycling, Leslie Shockley?

Leslie Shockley found inspiration from enjoying tea with family and friends in her front yard to brand her company.
Living the Legacy

Living the Legacy

Wallis Annenberg discusses the philosophies embraced by her famous father and how they influenced her and the creation of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage
Wallis Annenberg, daughter of the late Walter Annenberg, learned much from her father about philanthropy, art, and world issues. That upbringing guides her as chairman of the board, president, and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.
The World According to Oliver Stone

The World According to Oliver Stone

In Palm Springs for the inaugural American Documentary Film Festival, the three-time Academy Award winner reveals his quest for the truth and the legacy he’s creating for younger generations
Three-time Academy Award winner Oliver Stone sat down with Palm Springs Life to discuss his documentary career and his expanding nonfiction legacy.
Role Models

Role Models

Men older than 50 project a fresh image
The men over 50 project involves photo shoots and videos in which the subjects (ranging in age from 50 to 75) discuss such topics as ageism, looking at life from a wiser vantage point, creating community, and manifesting personal power as part of growing older.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

Stars, Wine, Golf balls, and Home Town Pride.
Michael Costello, Recycled golf balls, Wine vacation cruises, Photographing the stars at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
STYLE - Heirloom Chic

STYLE - Heirloom Chic

Inspired by pieces in her mother’s jewelry box, Ivanka Trump offers a fresh twist
“My dream for this collection is that it will appeal to women who have a strong sense of themselves, know what they like, value exquisite workmanship, and wear even the most important jewelry with a kind of offhanded elegance.”
Rafa in the Zone

Rafa in the Zone

‘Normal guy’ Rafael Nadal has his sights set on Indian Wells and reclaiming the world’s No. 1 ranking
The world’s No. 2-ranked tennis player eschews the suggestion that he is the sport’s hottest stud. “I see myself as a very normal guy,” he says, “definitely not as a sex symbol.”
The Mark of Zunino

The Mark of Zunino

Stepping out from Nolan Miller’s shadow, the Fashion Week El Paseo marquee designer puts his own stamp on fashion
Traditional wisdom says that you don’t get very far in life while sitting and waiting for the phone to ring. But for designer Mark Zunino, a phone call is exactly what began his path to becoming one of the last great couture-style clothiers in the United States.
Nothing Usual

Nothing Usual

Sir Richard Branson seeks only the best in himself and others
Belief in an individual’s potential has driven Branson to pursue what most people would consider impossible, if not improbable, undertakings.
Horoscopes - March 2012

Horoscopes - March 2012

Planetary Lineup Provides a Good Launch Window
WEALTH - The Passing of Wealth

WEALTH - The Passing of Wealth

With estate tax laws in flux, high net worth individuals find planning a challenge
While estate planning professionals don’t expect new legislation until after the November election, many experts have speculated that estate taxes may revert back to 2001-2002 levels.
A Course Away From Home

A Course Away From Home

Bill and Jay Haas reflect on the game with their neighbors at Toscana Country Club.
Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells California have offered father and son Bill and Jay Haas club memberships so they have a home course on the west coast.
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