October 2009

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Intelligencer - October 2009

Intelligencer - October 2009

Although the Palm Desert Art of Food & Wine has been canceled, wine lovers can make a short drive to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (Nov. 18-22), where chefs will compete for a package worth about $50,000
Palm Springs Air Museum Soars

Palm Springs Air Museum Soars

Palm Springs Air Museum has weathered the spiraling economy and increased admissions (up 13 percent year midyear), including topping its Memorial Day flower drop attendance record of 1,700 by almost another 300.
Couture Made Easy

Couture Made Easy

A woman, covered from turban to sweatpants, walked into Michael Costello’s boutique on Tahquitz Canyon Way. She told the designer how happy she was to see a little glamour on the storefronts in Palm Springs. After recalling the town’s posh fashion venues of yesteryear, she took off her huge dark glasses. “I’m Faye.”
Back to School

Back to School

While Palm Springs reflects the influence of midcentury modernism, Indio’s architectural gem reflects the influence of the railroad. Southern Pacific-style architecture distinguishes the 100-year-old schoolhouse at the Coachella Valley Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center.
Light and Natural Beauty

Light and Natural Beauty

At a meeting one day, someone handed Eric Sakas an unlabeled cosmetic sample. He was so impressed that he tracked down the lab in New Mexico. In August, he launched his own nine-product cosmetics and skincare collection made from that formula in a partnership with the lab.
Clear Artistry

Clear Artistry

Not long ago, author Anne Rice commissioned Craig Zeigler to make acrylic mirror-backed doll showcases to line a hall. Over the years, he has installed classy handrails in the Bob Hope house and turned out 30 acrylic trays for a Kirk Douglas gift list.
Women's Health and Fitness

Women's Health and Fitness

Palm Springs Life, which publishes the Top Doctors issue and annual Medical Guide each July — recognizes the special nature of women’s health and dedicates this special section to encouraging women to consult their doctors and educate themselves about preventive health and wellness to optimize their quality of life.
Prime Property

Prime Property

Winemakers line up for Monte Rosso grapes
From atop a hill in Sonoma County, Michael Martini looks toward the San Francisco skyline where, on a clear day, he can see the Golden Gate Bridge some 40 miles away.
Wealth - Carpe Diem

Wealth - Carpe Diem

Amid signs of recovery, Harvey Katofsky takes a fresh crack at desert real estate
Inside the building — the 7,200-square-foot headquarters office of HK Lane — President/CEO Harvey Katofsky appears to have perfectly timed the company’s debut
A Storied Life

A Storied Life

Rita Moreno shares anecdotes and music in a night of cabaret at Annenberg Theater
THE STACCATO TAP-TAP-TAP of the hi-hat punctuates the air as the lights slowly illuminate Rita Moreno in a red gown. She snaps her fingers to the familiar opening chords of “Fever,” a vision of loveliness in stark contrast to the scruffy, longhaired drummer striking the cymbals behind her.
In With the New

In With the New

Businesses open doors and opportunities throughout the valley
While burgs around the country fretted and feigned helplessness over the last year, Coachella Valley cities spruced up, attracted luxury retailers, and coaxed entrepreneurs out of hiding and into some of the best real-estate rates in decades. Here, we look at progress in the desert.
Horoscope October 2009

Horoscope October 2009

Think Inside of What Box?
Fasten your seat belt: It’s Saturn square Pluto. The last square was in 1993, and the next comes in 2016. What happens this year will set many precedents and integrate into a world culture by the next square.
Libretto in Glass

Libretto in Glass

Solo exhibitions by studio glass artists over the years at Palm Springs Art Museum — and the addition of the institution’s Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Center — have offered a kaleidoscopic view of works by top practitioners in the glass-blowing genre famously espoused by the Pilchuck School of Glass near Seattle, Wash. Dale Chihuly, William Morris, and a who’s who of studio glass artists have studied and taught there.
Editor's Letter October 2009

Editor's Letter October 2009

Progress Means Embracing Optimism
As we put to bed the Palm Springs Life Annual Progress Issue, I would appear to have my head in what our publisher, Milt Jones, refers to as “a very dark place” if I neglected to acknowledge the survival tactics of so many business and households in the desert.
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