November 2010

Articles

Sommelier at Your Fingertips

Sommelier at Your Fingertips

Finding a specific wine in your collection, selecting the ideal pairing for dinner without having to look at every bottle in your cellar, keeping track of which wines should be consumed before they pass the peak of perfection, and knowing the up-to-date value of a wine before you donate it.
Word Association - James Kefford & Richard Foxx

Word Association - James Kefford & Richard Foxx

James Kefford of Rancho Mirage has completed a memoir of his 35 years in the FM radio industry. Richard Foxx, founder and medical director of The Medical and Skin Spa in Indian Wells, has published his first novel. Spirit Ranch
Doing Well and Doing Good

Doing Well and Doing Good

Those who give often groom their children with philanthropic values and know-how
The Green Green Grass of Home

The Green Green Grass of Home

Attention, ardent golfer: Perhaps it’s time to shelve that cup you’ve been putting toward in your home office. If you’re serious about continually improving your score, consider a personal putting green.
Horoscope - November 2010

Horoscope - November 2010

Share the Wonder of Art
Venus and Neptune are happy together this month. This is a generic transit that can affect us all. Because of the nature of Venus and Neptune, we can expect exceptional offerings in theater, movies, and all types of art.
Christopher Laue Goes for the Gold

Christopher Laue Goes for the Gold

Coachella Valley’s connection to the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, Christopher Laue the only Palm Springs-based member of the FiveCurrents production firm with contracts for both events.
Fresh Kitchens

Fresh Kitchens

New finishes and efficient designs for cooking and storage signal a revolution in design
The days of the biggest and the best no longer rank No. 1 on homeowners’ wish lists for new kitchens.
Redirecting an Architectural Eye

Redirecting an Architectural Eye

In a sleeveless white T-shirt and slacks, a Nikon hanging around his neck, the renowned photographer Leland Lee is also the star of this production.
The Path to Chino Canyon

The Path to Chino Canyon

A trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway begins and ends with a ride through a ‘geological pageant’
A few hundred thousand people a year chug up the steep road through Chino Canyon, sniffing the air as their engines start to overheat. Probably none of those thousands knows this place.
Movie Colony Makeover

Movie Colony Makeover

A dedicated preservationist restores Cary Grant’s estate and seeks historic site status
In 1954, screen idol Cary Grant and his wife, Betsy Drake, walked through the gate into lush greenery, expansive lawns, palms, citrus trees, rose gardens, and cacti surrounding a 1930s copy of a Spanish Andalusian farmhouse. Grant remained at the estate until 1972.
Golf Heaven

Golf Heaven

“Pebble Beach: The Official Golf History” captures the heritage and character of an iconic destination.
In the introduction to his new book, Pebble Beach: The Official Golf History, author/historian Neal Hotelling asserts that “no book will ever hold the entire history” of Pebble Beach.
California Screamin’

California Screamin’

Ferrari takes down the top and revives a heady dream
The 2010 Ferrari California represents many firsts for the company. It’s the marque’s first front-engine V8, first hard-topped convertible, first model to offer seven forward gears, and several other things besides.
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.