May 2013

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Still Having Fun

Still Having Fun

Grammy winner, civil rights crusader, and Broadway powerhouse Cyndi Lauper returns to Palm Springs for an evening under the stars
Grammy winner, civil rights crusader, and Broadway powerhouse Cyndi Lauper returns to Palm Springs for an evening under the stars
‘We Thought of Ourselves as One Community’

‘We Thought of Ourselves as One Community’

Distinguishing the historic neighborhoods of Palm Springs offers residents a sense of pride and privilege
Some of the best history, characters, and color of Palm Springs unfold in its distinctive neighborhoods from the traditional ones developed from the 1920s until shortly after World War II to the midcentury modern enclaves designed by now-iconic architects such as Wexler, Frey, Cody, Palmer and Krisel, and others.
Top Women In Business Awards 2013

Top Women In Business Awards 2013

A Celebration Of The Best And Brightest In The Coachella Valley
The 2013 Top Women in Business awards program, a Palm Springs Life event, honors Coachella Valley’s best and brightest talent from throughout the diverse business community. An independent panel of five judges selected winners in three categories: Business Leader, Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Leader.
Psst! - Make Them Blush

Psst! - Make Them Blush

Whether saying, “Thank you” or “I love you,” pink champagne always sends the right message. Jensen’s Finest Foods’ Chief Sommelier Chris Longo recommends Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

Temple St. Clair, PGA West, and Seven Lakes
Temple St. Clair’s exposure to European influences, so prevalent in her jewelry design, began well before she spent summers in Morocco and Bavaria and studied at a boarding school in Switzerland.
May 2013 Horoscope

May 2013 Horoscope

Your Best Bet: Yourself!
This month’s solar eclipse (new moon) in Taurus encourages a do-over in our personal financial structure. From the golden calf to Merrill Lynch, the bull has symbolized value systems and its direct effect: money. The bull used to represent solid, basic formulas for growth. Now, it is more of a shield for a huge gambling industry.
PSST! - Look Who’s Driving!

PSST! - Look Who’s Driving!

Hotrod dads and skateboarding sons always try to keep up with mothers who stay a few steps ahead. This 1965 Carroll Shelby Cobra is just the ticket to keep up with today’s super-performance mom. With a high-rise 427 engine that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, it’s one of the fastest American cars on the road.
Psst! - Q&A — Samantha Ressler

Psst! - Q&A — Samantha Ressler

Ready, Set, LOL!
Samantha Ressler is off to the races and gaining speed. Her quick-witted web series, Ladyparts, gained huge fanfare when Zoey Deschanel featured it on her website HelloGiggles, declaring it a BFF. After stints on TV shows like Modern Family and 90210 and a series of webisodes, it seems natural that she’d zoom to the big screen.
Style - Hooked on a Feeling

Style - Hooked on a Feeling

Tommy Bahama takes its design cues from the way we live
“Make Life One Long Weekend” would be a great motto for one of our desert cities — except it’s already taken. As any Tommy Bahama aficionado can tell you, the phrase guides the way the lifestyle brand lives and breathes.
Psst! - Hot Property

Psst! - Hot Property

High Beams
Amid the flutter of butterfly roofs and other specimens of midcentury modernism in The Mesa neighborhood in Palm Springs, a lone Craftsman home stands out on a grassy flat. The handcrafted property features Brazilian Koa hardwood floors and several low-pitched rooflines, bearing exposed rafters — a signature of the home’s breed and the artisan’s expertise.
Real Estate - Power to the People

Real Estate - Power to the People

Homeowners gain influence in the desert real estate market
As the Coachella Valley housing recovery continues to evolve, the area’s median price per square foot declined slightly in February. Of the nine desert cities, six grew and three declined.
Cameo — A Sunny Disposition

Cameo — A Sunny Disposition

Janice Lyle takes the reins at Annenberg Estate
Sunnylands Center and Gardens opened, fashioning itself as “Camp David West” — a destination for internationally significant retreats, meetings, and an educational resource for the public.
Swinging With the Pros

Swinging With the Pros

An all-star cast instructs golfers at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells
Though the mood may be idyllically mellow at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, the members’ approach to improving their golf game strikes far beyond a leisure pursuit.
The Long Road to the Perfect Short Game

The Long Road to the Perfect Short Game

Propelled by his family’s name, Dave Stockton finds his groove in teaching and enjoying the desert lifestyle
Nothing is more harmonic than a man totally at ease in his natural element. To ascend the steep and spare beauty toward the apex of Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert is to observe such a portrait painted in full. There, amid the practice green’s bosom, works Dave Stockton.
6 Dream Houses

6 Dream Houses

Spectacular views, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities propelled six of the last year’s greatest home sales
Bob Hope on the Market

Bob Hope on the Market

The entertainer’s Southridge house — a Palm Springs landmark — is for sale for the first time
Bob Hope’s iconic Southridge house with the flying-saucer roof — possibly the most pointed-at property in Palm Springs — has come to market with an asking price of $50 million.
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