November 2006

Articles

On A High Note

On A High Note

The desert has a new diva in the energetic, fun-loving Metropolitan Opera soprano Janet Hopkins
Valley Observer

Valley Observer

Mid-term Exams
It is an irrefutable fact of modern life that old columnists never die; they just opine away.
All The Right Lines

All The Right Lines

Fall fashions promise enough new silhouettes for every woman to choose what makes her happiest.
Graceful Aging

Graceful Aging

Eighty years after Walter H. Morgan’s vision of an exclusive desert getaway came to fruition, the luxurious La Quinta Resort & Club continues to attract luminaries from around the world
They Can Stand The Heat

They Can Stand The Heat

Executive chefs Rocio Varela and Leanne Kamekona rule the kitchens at two top resorts.
Sand Dabs

Sand Dabs

Talk to those who spent the summer here and they’ll tell you it was the worst ever.
Detours: Mazatlan

Detours: Mazatlan

This city of glorious sunsets is situated midway on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, some 700 miles from the U.S. border and just south of the Tropic of Cancer.
First Takes - Driving in Style

First Takes - Driving in Style

After announcing that George Lopez would host the 48th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tournament in January, the car manufacturer presented the comedian/actor with a limited-production, high-performance 2007 300C SRT8 (manufacturer’s suggested retail price $43,400
Robert Bradshaw: Layers of Character

Robert Bradshaw: Layers of Character

Removing tiers of ink reveals the artist's figurative flair.
Removing tiers of ink reveals the artist's figurative flair.
8 Tips for Fundraising Success

8 Tips for Fundraising Success

Peggy Cravens of Rancho Mirage has extensive experience chairing and otherwise organizing and executing Palm Springs benefits.
Rear View - The Radioactive Resort

Rear View - The Radioactive Resort

A return to Golden Lantern Trailer Lodge and Uranium Cave
I descended into the cave, now a junk room covered with dust. The floorboards were busted; and the caustic smell grew stronger, stinging my eyes.
First Takes - Take It Away, Guys!

First Takes - Take It Away, Guys!

Steven Salustri and Matthew Purner see a side of the Coachella Valley lifestyle that stays hidden to most of us. 1-800-GOT-JUNK
Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

Let the Season Begin!
Galleries - Art of Fusion

Galleries - Art of Fusion

Innovation prevails in daring works by Claire Falkenstein
Edenhurst Gallery boldly steps into contemporary art this year, beginning with an impressive exhibition of works by the pioneering California sculptor Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997).
Blending Beauty

Blending Beauty

That bottle of table wine may be more than the sum of its parts
That bottle of table wine may be more than the sum of its parts
Michael Aschenbrenner: Honorable Discharge

Michael Aschenbrenner: Honorable Discharge

The glass sculptor braves emotionally charged art
The glass sculptor braves emotionally charged art
First Takes - Making the Pointe

First Takes - Making the Pointe

Desert Youth Ballet, a company that performs The Nutcracker each December with the Moscow Classical Ballet, hosts smaller performances throughout the year to support their school, owned by Valerie Mahabir.
Wheels - Rolls Royce 101 EX

Wheels - Rolls Royce 101 EX

Driving Likes it's 2009
Quietly in the concept stage, the Rolls-Royce 101EX could be the next great coupe.
First Takes - Bald is Beautiful

First Takes - Bald is Beautiful

Editor Jackson Hunsicker, a two-time cancer survivor, points out in the book’s foreword that 662,000 women get some form of cancer each year, and a majority of them lose their hair while undergoing treatment.
A Century of Petite Sirah

A Century of Petite Sirah

Foppiano Vinyards builds on it's history.
More than 100 years ago, petite sirah was first planted in the Healdsburg area of California and was the initial wine to be made by Foppiano Vineyards.
Wealth - Give Smart, Feel Good

Wealth - Give Smart, Feel Good

Are you receiving the optimum benefits of your own generosity?
Gifts in Kind- When local homebuilder Peter Solomon of Regency Homes donated $2 million gift to Eisenhower Medical Center, a portion involved engineering and construction of a road at EMC.
Intelligencer

Intelligencer

The Well at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells has introduced Winter Wellness By Design. For $299, you can reserve 150 minutes with one therapist to mix and match services
Palm Springs Life

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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
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.