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Richard Hennessy cognac bridges generations at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Palm Desert.

Photography by J. Everette Perry

Sip for a King

Look through the hand-blown Baccarat crystal carafe and into the mesmerizing amber color. Slowly inhale the distinctive aroma infused with flowers and spices, and then taste. Connoisseurs love the power of Richard Hennessy. The favorite of King Louis XVI continues to reign as top of class of cognacs, bridging generations and embodying 200 years of mastery. $300 per snifter or $2,600 per bottle, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Palm Desert.

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Photographs and styling: J. Everette Perry
Models: Madison McQueen and Emerson Redd
Hair and makeup: Aide Lopez

Work Your Quads

Born in the USA, plays well with others, and sure to make you sweat, these four-wheel bikes ($7,984, Leisure Wheels Quadracycles) pump up adrenaline and keep you at the center of attention. Elevate the aesthetics by customizing your new toy with chrome details, solar panels, and a pinstripe canopy and then take it for a spin in high fashion. Everyone will want one, but not everyone can keep up.

Her:  Alexander McQueen crepe cape-back dress ($1,855) and silk shawl with signature skulls in a bow ($475) from Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert.

Him:  Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection orange leather Venetian driver ($228), DSquared2 tri-color nautical jacket ($1,325) and slim-fit canary yellow denim ($375), striped tank top ($230), and Tom Ford sunglasses ($490) from Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert.

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(Left) Peggy Cravens’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bella, wears turquoise, silver, diamonds, and lapis ($1,600). (Right) Patti Patencio’s Chihuahua, Dior, wears emeralds, pearls, morganite, and silver ($1,700).

Photography by J. Everette Perry


Diamonds in the Ruff

We protect, exercise, and love you unconditionally, so throw us a bone — or a studded necklace with emeralds, diamonds, and pearls. Alexis Hunter takes canine design to the next level, outfitting privileged pooches — and their owners — in matching jewelry. Cold Nose Warm Heart, located in downtown Palm Springs and on El Paseo in Palm Desert, carries the designs and donates 25 percent of proceeds to animal rescue organizations.

Oscar de la Renta silver lamé pleated floor length skirt ($3,490) and rhinestone embroidered cardigan ($2,490), Jimmy Choo mirrored lace-up sandal ($950), and Temple St. Clair 18K gold necklace with mixed stones and diamonds ($38,000) from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photography by J. Everette Perry


Can’t Be Tamed

Oscar de la Renta, the couturier who has outfitted five U.S. first ladies, returns to his roots with a ferocious array of tropical prints and shimmering jewels.

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