ON THE COVER — The Desert Charity Register included in this issue gets us all in the mood to straighten up and fly right. Coverstars Jackie Lee Houston, Dr. John Lake and Judy Vossler are adorned in wings from Western Costume, Burbank; their hair and makeup are by Natalie Probst. They were photographed by Bradley K. Hansen in his Palm Springs Life cover debut.
In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Desert
By Wilfrid Sheed. Noted novelist and critic Sheed takes a look at what made the music of Hoagy Carmichael so evocative of his time and yet still so relevant today. Includes a sidebar interview with Hoagy’s son and stepson on the composer’s life and times at Thunderbird Country Club.
Cultivating an Interest in Roses
By Lori Dreier. Dreier, a member of the Desert Rose Society, offers her tips on growing this lovely bloomer in the desert. Photography by Arthur Coleman and Tom Brewster.
Livin’ The Vida Golfa
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Country club living has become the lifestyle of choice for many new (and veteran) desert residents. Coelho, our resident lifestyle columnist, gives some advice on the pesky rules.
By Ann Japenga. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Meet Marty Newman, one of the most successful collectors of Palm Springs ephemera in the world. Great stuff.
The New Palm Springs International Airport: PSP — It Just Keeps Getting Better!
This month we celebrate the exciting news as Palm Springs' airport opens its new expansion phase, entering a new era in air travel for the Coachella Valley. Hank Stokes leads us through the airport's hitory and it's so-bright future.
The 2000 Desert Charity Register
Edited by Gloria Greer and Janet Newcomb. Everything today’s desert hostess needs to plan and execute the perfect philanthropic event. Includes gorgeous fashion by noted photographer Andrew Steinman and a charming history of desert charities. Also valuable: A list of all the florists, caterers, valet parkers and venues.
The 1999 Official Skins Game Program
Mark O’Meara defends his championship against the talented team of Payne Stewart, David Duval and newest golfing sensation Sergio Garcia. This year’s tournament marks the first time this venerable event will be held at Indio’s new Landmark Golf Club.
The Foundation Celebrity Invitational Program
This tournament’s second year is marked by the major backing of desert resident and singing superstar Barry Manilow who will entertain at the tourney’s Gala on November 20 at Rancho Las Palmas Marriott.