American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund  March 27-31, 2014

The preeminent international Docs-only film festival on the West Coast where industry leaders and the general public watch entertaining and important works by Academy Award winning directors as well as the future super-stars of this growing power-house of a medium. See more than 100 films and world premieres at the historic Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley. For more information, go to For film submissions, go to


Fashion Week El Paseo March 16-22, 2014

The biggest consumer fashion show on the West Coast features The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue and runway shows featuring a Designer of the Week, designers from the Lifetime TV series Project Runway, rising stars from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising, plus trunk shows with many of the designers. It all takes place under the Big White Tent on El Paseo and Larkspur in Palm Desert. Visit the website to see the show schedule, purchase tickets, and enter contests. Text “FASHION” to 90947 for event updates, special promotions, and more. For more information, go to


Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert March 21-23, 2014

Foodies and wine enthusiasts will converge on Food+Wine Festival Palm Desert, which opens March 21 with a four-course gourmet luncheon created by James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and featuring premium champagne and wine pairings. On March 22-23, you can experience more than 20 celebrity chefs and enjoy 80 premium spirits, wines, champagnes, and cognacs, as well as tastings from more than 50 fine restaurants and culinary brands. This grand experience takes place under the Big White Tent on El Paseo and Larkspur in Palm Desert. Visit the website to see the show schedule, purchase tickets, and enter contests. Text “FOODIES” to 90947 for event updates, special promotions, and more. For more information, go to


Market Watch Seminars 2013/2014

Market Watch, your expert resource for Coachella Valley real estate intelligence, invites you to attend annual seminars sponsored by Toscana Country Club and Franklin Loan Center. Mike McDonald, partner of Market Watch LLC, will present new information on the luxury home market, focusing on key topics for Coachella Valley Housing in 2014. $25 per person. Limited seating. Continental breakfast provided. For details on the next Market watch seminar, please call 760-325-2333.


Top Women in Business 2013/2014

Palm Springs Life invites you to celebrate Coachella Valley’s most dynamic women in business by nominating your choice from three available categories: Top Corporate Leader , Top Entrepreneur and Top Business Leader in the Community. Nominating period is November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. An independent panel of judges determined by Palm Springs Life will select the top nominees in each of the three categories. Winners will be announced at an awards luncheon in May 2014. For more information, go to


Pets on Parade “Cutest Pet” Photo Contest & Annual Awards Luncheon 2014

All pet lovers are welcome to enter the 2014 Cutest Pet Photo Contest to benefit Pets on Parade, an annual event that raises money for the Humane Society of the Desert and Pegasus Riding Academy for the Handicapped. Voting will take place online, where people can “like” the cutest pet photos from six categories. One cute pet will be selected to appear on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Palm Springs Life. Plus, the magazine will produce a video of the cover photo shoot that will screen at the Pets on Parade event in July and appear online at and YouTube. One of the “Cutest Pet” photos will be chosen by popular vote to win a prize valued at $1,000. And, when you enter the “Paid Photo Tribute Ad” portion of the contest, you become eligible to be selected, also by popular vote, to appear on the cover of the 2015-2016 Pets on Parade annual event program. Your paid tribute ad will also appear in the event program. Program cover winners will be announced at the Pets on Parade luncheon on July 13, 2014. To be a Paid Photo Tribute Ad participant, please go to or

For rules and to enter the “Cutest Pet” photo contest, go to The contest starts March 1, 2014 and ends June 1, 2014.


Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week May 30-June 15, 2014

Experience some of the best restaurants, attractions, spas, and hotels in the Coachella Valley during Restaurant Week’s 17-day eat. see. stay. event. It’s the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant (or try a new one), enjoy area activities, relax at a spa, or enjoy a “staycation” at a local hotel. Chefs will prepare delicious three-course meals priced at $26 or $38. Desert attractions, spas, and hotels are offering great rates too! For participating restaurants, attractions and hotels, visit

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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.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
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