ON THE COVER — Miss Nancy Wilson prepares for her date at the Indian Wells New Year’s Jazz, December 29. Read the interview with this stunning Pioneertown resident starting on page 36. Gown from Edith Morré, El Paseo. Jewels from FRED Joaillier, Beverly Hills. Hair and makeup by Jeff Jones. Photograph by Charles William Bush.
Flip Side: Meet Miss Nancy Wilson
Profile by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Charles William Bush. Clothing by St. John, El Paseo. Are you as surprised as we were to discover that Miss Wilson, the embodiment of sophisticated supper club chic lives in Pioneertown? She’s full of surprises.
The Man Who Invented the Sitcom
Interview by B.W. Cook. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. William Asher is the original director of the classic I Love Lucy episodes and from there went on to carve an amazing career in TV and films. We rummage through his La Quinta home for mementos.
It’s A Wonderful Life — In The Desert
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Remember when people used to leave town for the holidays? No more. Read about the new Christmas lifestyle. Includes: How to make a Teddy Bear Tree.
Fashion: Talent Show
Photography by Billy. We visit Monterey and audition the local talent. The look of Northern California.
Palm Springs Life’s Impossibly Upscale Gift Guide
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Once again, armed only with a no-limit credit card, we scour the earth for exciting gift ideas. This year, in a bow to moderation, we include a somewhat more reasonable selection of stocking stuffers.
Leave Your Mark On The 20th Century
By Carolyn Patten. Illustrations by Stuart Funk. In the Coachella Valley there are hundreds of “naming opportunities,” chances to memorialize yourself in cement, on the back of theater seats and in the mountains themselves. Talk about gift ideas!