September 2008

Articles

Publisher's Letter

Publisher's Letter

Live your fantasy.
Welcome to the Palm Springs Life Desert Living Edition — our annual celebration of the bright, colorful California desert lifestyle.
Nirvana For Shoppers

Nirvana For Shoppers

Unique destinations distinguish desert retailers
Before our eyes, a smorgasbord of retailers serves up bountiful choices for the seasonal flow of visitors and the ballooning number of full-time residents. Nationally branded and one-of-a-kind boutiques can be found from downtown Palm Springs in the west end of the valley to Old Town La Quinta in the east end.
Expanding Visions

Expanding Visions

Bigger, better spaces raise the visibility of galleries and the art they exhibit.
Change extends beyond the spate of presidential politics. This has been a transformational year for art galleries, especially on El Paseo in Palm Desert, where several dealers have been moving into bigger venues and sharpening their exhibition schedules in a fashion bespeaking the resilient strength of fine art amid economic uncertainty.

Special Advertising Features

In Perfect Form

In Perfect Form

Sweeping curves and dramatic celestial vistas at John Lautner’s iconic Elrod House accentuate the character of a new season of fashion.
Palm Springs Life raises a martini (shaken, not stirred) to 007 and the Bond girls who graced John Lautner’s Elrod House in the film Diamonds are Forever. The flowing architectural lines lead the eye from one beautiful space to the next. We revisit the scene to show off the form of so many fall fashions. Jackets have structured silhouettes, dresses accentuate the body with strong lines, and women once again look feminine and romantic, yet strong.
Of Course, the Desert's Got Game

Of Course, the Desert's Got Game

Nine public and semiprivate golf courses promise to test your skills and awe you with natural beauty.
Pro and celebrity tournaments — including the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, the Frank Sinatra Countrywide Celebrity Invitational, and Kraft Nabisco Championship — fix the eyes of the golf world squarely on the Coachella Valley for several months each year. The fabled courses that host these tournaments become magnets for enthusiasts who visit the desert to test their game on some of the most beautiful and challenging layouts.
Horoscope September 2008

Horoscope September 2008

Moving in real time.
Since June 13 and until Nov. 27, a rare planetary transit forces the truth to make itself known. We are getting an intensified dose of reality. We must rouse ourselves from this rapturous lecture and proceed to lab. 2008-9 bring an unprecedented majority of Earth influence. Not since 1989 and 1994 has Earth been effective. The following remains relevant through Sept. 2009. For a personal reading, e-mail me at sherrylnova@aim.com.
Views From the Trails

Views From the Trails

Lace up your hiking boots and look at the big picture.
The hike from Southridge Drive and Highway 111 in Palm Springs takes you up the west end of the Santa Rosa Mountains above the exclusive houses beyond the gates on Southridge. They include the former abodes of William Holden, Steve McQueen, and David Janssen, as well as the flying sauceresque house where Bob Hope entertained large crowds (a particularly popular postcard image when the roof was copper).
The Desert of Oz

The Desert of Oz

Palm Springs has a special connection to the making of one of Hollywood’s most beloved movies.
Seventy years ago, filming was ready to begin on one of Hollywood’s most beloved movies, The Wizard of Oz. Palm Springs has a special connection to the making of this classic. Relive the magical journey of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion as we take you back down the Yellow Brick Road.
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2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 Best of the Best

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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.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

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