Palm Springs Life - 1996

1996 Palm Springs Life, California's Prestige Magazine.

Serving the needs of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts, Palm Springs Life covers business, culture, home, and trends in the Coachella Valley. Both visitors and residents look to Palm Springs Life to discover the luxuries of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts.

 

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Palm Springs Life May 1996

Palm Springs Life May 1996

HOMES & GARDENS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Leave it to Palm Springs Life to scale the walls of some of the desert's most esteemed properties to bring our readers an up-close and personal view of the unique Palm Springs lifestyle. The sculpture is Children at the Wall by Jeff Barber.

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The Private Palm Springs
By Jeff Book. Photography by David Glomb. What goes on behind the gates of those fabulous desert estates? We scale the wall to bring back pictures for the lookie-loo in all of us.

Clothing the Sale
By Sarah Hagerty. In the competitive world of real estate, sometimes a first impression can make all the difference. How do some of the most powerful women selling valley properties pull off that power look?

Real Estate Roundup
By Hans and Mary Sue Dubach. Here's a comprehensive look at the new developments taking shape in the Coachella Valley, with everything you need to know to get moving.

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Palm Springs Life June 1996

Palm Springs Life June 1996

SPECIAL DESERT COWBOYS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — George Montgomery cut quite the handsome figure as a TV western star in the 1950s, starring in the first one-hour horse opera on TV, Cimarron City. But acting was only one of his talents. See the story on page 30.

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The Last Leading Man: George Montgomery
The original action hero-turned-artist-turned-collector-turned-cultural-philanthropist takes a few minutes to talk to PSL about his art, his career and his liffe with Dinah Shore.

Western Civilization: How Desert Designers Do the Frontier Justice
The whole desert aesthetic is awash with cowboy imagery, Western Art and leather nuances. Come see some of the more elegant expressions of the genre.

Diamond Cowboys
By Allene Arthur. No history of Palm Springs is complete without discussing the role of the cowboy, both the Hollywood imports who came here to play and the real thing who still take advantage of all the desert has to offer. But these cowboys of Palm Springs aren't your ordinary ranch hands. No, the desert produces a much more upscale version.

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Palm Springs Life July 1996

Palm Springs Life July 1996

ON THE COVER — Illustrator Carl Fischer's delightful jigsaw puzzle cover evokes the spirit of the desert beauty seekers looking for new ways to put themselves together. Our Professional Services Directory special section has lots of ideas and resources. And there are other new dieas starting on page 32.

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The New You
By Barbara Stone Haver The desert has always been the center for renewal, rejuvenation and re-invention. Look what we're up to today.

The Coward's Guide to Nudist Hotels
By Denys Arcuri. Join Denys on his latest exploration of the desert. And see the real reason why they call him "Boom Boom."

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The Professional Services Directory
The most professional guide to doctors, lawyers and financial gurus in the desert. Includes stimulating articles on estate taxes, absurd laws, AIDS breakthroughs and a special clip-and-save section on Medical Emergencies. This one's a keeper.

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Palm Springs Life August 1996

Palm Springs Life August 1996

ON THE COVER — Love like these two have for each other can't be faked. Farrah is Merv Griffin's first grandchild, daughter of Tony and Trish Griffin. Luckily Los Angeles glamourpuss photographer Charles Bush was there to capture their affection on film.

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The New Kidstuff
By Sarah Hagerty. Brand new ideas for entertaining the children - or the grandchildren as the case may be. Merv Griffin offers his suggestions, too.

It's A Beautiful Day in These Neighborhoods
By Pamela Bieri and Marva Travis. A complete guide to the desert's most children-friendly neighborhoods.

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Palm Springs Life October 1996

Palm Springs Life October 1996

ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Celebrating a truly outstanding event, this year's Annual Desert Progress Edition shows off the Palm Springs Desert Museum's brand new Steve Chase Art Wing and Education Center. This is the very first look at this remarkable achievement. Photography by David Glomb.

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Goodbye Recession, Hello Business Friendliness
By Hank Stokes. As if further proof were needed, our business reporter Hank Stokes confirms it: the Coachella Valley has bounced forth from the recession at long last. With charts and graphs from Hans and Mary Sue DuBach, we kvell over the good news.

The Desert Entrepreneurs
Something about the desert doesn't like a boss. Read three cases of heading out on one's own and making it.

For Palm Springs, the Future is NOW
By Hank Stokes. Other desert cities should note: The city of Palm Springs has awakened. Read about the new big plans.

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The Palm Springs Desert Museum Steve Chase Art Wing and Education Center
An exclusive look at the new expansion at the Museum and what it means to the cultural life of the Coachella Valley.

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Palm Springs Life November 1996

Palm Springs Life November 1996

ON THE COVER — Fred Couples looks pretty relaxed here as he awaits the 1996 Skins Game at Rancho La Quinta. Couples, a crowd favorite, will be sharing the stage with other faves Tom Watson and John daly, as well as the newest golf sensation - Tiger Woods. Welcome to the best Skins Game yet. Photography courtesy of Dunlop/Maxfli Sports Corporation.

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The Art of Feng Shui
By Carol Meltzer. Feng Shui are the Chinese words for "water" and "wind." Join noted interior designer Carol Meltzer on a tour of her stunning Palm Springs home as she explains the principles behind using Feng Shui in decorating.

Superior Crossing
By Jerry Hulce. The former travel editor of the Los Angeles Times cruises on the QE2 under the most luxurious circumstances imaginable. Read about the penthouse suite, the nightlife, and the food. Did we mention he had a full-time butler? Talk about wish you were here.

Holiday Icing
By Erika Duffy. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Something tells us you may want to consider diamonds.

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The 1996 Skins Game Program
This year's Skins Game promises to be one of the best in history. Join Fred Couples, Tom Watson, John Daly, and, ta-dah, Tiger Woods on the links at the Skins' new venue, Rancho La Quinta Country Club.

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