May 2011

Articles

Editor's Letter May 2011

Editor's Letter May 2011

Rays of Optimism in Luxury Real Estate
We talk quite a bit in the desert about quality of life, luxury, and what it all means in a real estate market that’s beginning to show some muscle.
A Course for Speed

A Course for Speed

Tortoise-slow golf carts need to make friends with lightning-quick race cars. The latter could soon join the former as an icon-on-wheels for the Coachella Valley region.
Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

The best place to live may not be New York, Monte Carlo, or Dubai, but rather and Dubai.
Barbara Keller Keeps on Going

Barbara Keller Keeps on Going

Cameo
Rather than retire, the Kellers became proud owners of Acqua Pazza California Bistro Their prolific community involvement earned them a recent RAMMY Award for Distinguished Citizens in Rancho Mirage.
Respite for 2,650-Mile Trekkers

Respite for 2,650-Mile Trekkers

Traveling from Mexico to Canada, weary and hungry hikers take a break in Snow Creek
Every year around Easter, Tracy Albrecht looks out her window to see lights flickering on the mountainside behind her Snow Creek home. She alerts her husband: “The hikers are coming.”
Wealth - Luxury & Value

Wealth - Luxury & Value

With inventory high and prices low, luxurious properties are finding buyers
Bill Scheffler and Ann Sheffer of Westport, Conn., bought three luxury properties in Palm Springs over the last 18 months.
Home Is Where The Art Is

Home Is Where The Art Is

‘I naturally take care in the selection of acquisitions,’ Walter Annenberg once wrote of his collection of canvases, works on paper, and modern sculpture
The depth and sophistication of the Annenbergs’ art collection became ever clear in the 1990s, when its heart and soul — the Impressionist and post-Impressionist works — departed Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
From Sand to Sea

From Sand to Sea

Ted Lennon follows luxury living from the desert to the ocean
Family Guy

Family Guy

Developer Michael Meldman brings star power to luxury, kid-friendly residential clubs
Michael Meldman follows the sun. As CEO and founder of Discovery Land Co., he enjoys golfing, fishing, and spa treatments in some of the most appealing and exclusive destinations in the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico.
A Bright, Sun-Shiny Day

A Bright, Sun-Shiny Day

The elements of gracious desert living blossom at an exclusive Fashion Week kickoff luncheon at the Ship of the Desert house of Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow
“OH, I LOVE PALM SPRINGS,” Trina Turk beams as guests arrive at the iconic, hillside Ship of the Desert, the house in The Mesa neighborhood of south Palm Springs owned Trina Turk and her husband, Jonathan Skow.
‘Murder’ to Help Martha’s

‘Murder’ to Help Martha’s

A murder-mystery dinner June 3 at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage to raise money for Martha’s Village & Kitchen
Acting on a Crush

Acting on a Crush

Kurt Russell turns his love for drinking wine into a passion for making it
Kurt Russell stands in the narrow space between rows of stacked oak barrels, holding a wine glass to the light, sniffing and then sipping.
The Passionate Collectors and the Billion-Dollar Gift

The Passionate Collectors and the Billion-Dollar Gift

Fourth in an eight-part series
The Annenbergs bought what they loved, assembling a world-class collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art — and then giving it away for all to see
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