PSST! - High Roller Checklist
Stetson 1000x Diamante
J. Everette Perry
Keep the sun out of your eyes in style, cowboy. The Stetson 1000x Diamante is handcrafted with chinchilla fur, looped in a leather band, lined with satin, and topped with a 14K-gold buckle set with 26 diamonds. Get this bad boy at Pony Express Western Wear for $5,000.
Drop off your four-legged friend at doggie daycare for an afternoon of pampering. The Pet Spaw offers blueberry facials, Dead Sea mineral mud baths, and pet-i-cures.
Nip and tuck with top specialists like Dr. Wendy Roberts, Dr. Mark Sofonio, Dr. Scott Aaronson, and The Morrow Institute. Botox, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion can reverse skin damage in fewer than 20 minutes.
Choose a course and get in the game: It’s tee time! The Greater Palm Springs area has a wealth of golf courses by designers such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Nick Faldo. Pick up a Club Car Ten ($24,000) — outfitted with suede interior, chrome rims, and air conditioning — from Electric Car Distributors and fashionable active-tech threads and kicks from Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis.
Invite 20 friends to the Elrod House for a hip and luxurious party experience. The John Lautner-designed property, which appeared in Diamonds Are Forever, provides plenty of fodder for conversation. Celebrate in one of the most architecturally significant houses in the world for $35,000 a night and leave an impression that will last forever.
For Lease: Porsche Boxster S 2013
By J. Everette Perry
Beat the James Bond and Mission Impossible franchises to Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage and lease this fully loaded bad boy for only $80K. Indulge in floor-to-ceiling leather, air-conditioned seats, and large-screen navigation. This is the fastest, roomiest, most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Boxster to date. Wide wheels, long body, and dynamic lighting make it the sleekest and sexiest generation yet.