September 1980

Annual Desert Living Issue
44Publisher's Letter: An Issue For All Seasons
56A Different Palm Springs: A Humorous Look At The Desert
73Paradise Found: A Celebration Of The Land
81A Great Place To Meet: Conventions And Corporate Meetings
107Shopping Around: How To Find What You Want
161The Springs: A Classic In Desert Living
169Major Attractions: From The Mountains To The Sea
172Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: A View From The Top
176Major Events: Festivities For All Ages
179Arts And Culture: Music, Drama, Dance And Art
184Art: Joan Murphy: Serene Scenes
186Art: Edna Hibel: Sensitivity And Virtuosity
188Art: Leo Jansen And William Blackman: Covering The Spectrum
190Art: Richard Danskin: Our Rural Heritage
192Art: Frank Garske: A Vision Of Nature
194Art: Barbara Feldman: Emotional And Physical Experience
196Art: Ruth Bornstein: A Passion For The Orient
198Art: John Spinney: People And Animals
200Gallery Scene: Exhibits In Art Centers
201Warm, Gracious And Livable: A Custom-designed Home
211Sports And Recreation: If It's Fun, It's Here
217Fashion: Cool And Chic
241Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do
243Activities Calendar: A Ready Reference
277Dining Out: Choices For Every Palate
297Nightlife: On The Town When The Sun Goes Down
305Secluded Splendor: A Luxurious Estate
321Celebrities: Palm Springs Is A Mecca
326On Location: An Ideal Site For Movies And Tv
330Cahuilla Art: Tribal Traditions
345Travel: A Different Look At Familiar Places
349Travel: Hawaii: The Aloha Spirit
353Travel: Monterey Peninsula: Drama, Spectacle, Beauty
361Travel: San Francisco: Going First Class
368Travel: Los Angeles: A Bicentennial Celebration
374Travel: Las Vegas: Hitting The Jackpot
387Estates & Properties: A Great Place To Live
390Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure
391Advertisers' Index

ABOUT THE COVER: Living the good life is what the Desert Empire is all about. Marlene Svenneby and Larry Adams can attest to that. Photographed at the Old Plaza in downtown Palm Springs by Sidney Noles.

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