Palm Springs Life - 2004

2004 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 January 2004

Palm Springs Life January 2004

ON THE COVER — Cher photographed by Michael Lavine.

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Bigger, Better, Bravura!
In its 15th year, Palm Springs International Film Festival has become the most important pre-Oscar stop for foreign-language films.

I’m Too Old To Retire
On the eve of Richard Zanuck’s Life Achievement Award, his latest film, Big Fish, enthuses critics and film buffs.

Setting the Scenes
When filmmakers set their sights on Palm Springs Valley, it’s often Sylvia Schmitt’s cue to find the perfect location.

Inner Peace
Once considered the realm of hippies, mystics, and spiritual scholars, yoga has found its way into mainstream desert culture.

It Could Happen to You!
When bad things happen in your name, it could be identity theft.

Living on the Green
Country club communities capture the unique lifestyle so many golfers (and nongolfers) covet.

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AT HOME
Contemporary design captures the forward-thinking desert attitude.

PATH OF THE BIGHORN
Bighorn Institute’s valleywide public art project raises awareness and money to help save the bighorn sheep.

DINING GUIDE
Artful martinis and tempting appetizers. Plus: Great restaurants.

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Palm Springs Life February 2004

Palm Springs Life February 2004

ON THE COVER — Hunter II (2001), blown glass, by William Morris. Photo by Rob Vinnedge. Courtesy Palm Springs Desert Museum.

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Our Artful Valley
Transcending the array of fine art in Coachella Valley’s numerous galleries and museums lies an indelible history and culture that naturally beget today’s riches.

Leading Exports
Collectors and enthusiasts must be acutely attuned to the scene to acquire the compelling pieces of Palm Springs-based painters David Einstein and Charlie Schridde and sculptor Colin Webster-Watson.

Spring Art Exhibition Calendar

The Healing Arts
Artists in residence soothe patients’ souls as they recover at Eisenhower Medical Center.

We Still Like Ike
The president’s visit to the desert a half-century ago inaugurated a lasting relationship between the man and the region.

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AT HOME
An exclusive look at the properties on the Discovery Home Tour.

EL PASEO CATALOGUE
Fashion, jewelry, fine art, home design, beauty, dining ... Treasures every step of the way!

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Palm Springs Life March 2004

Palm Springs Life March 2004

ON THE COVER —Natalie Gulbis.

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I’m Living My Dream Come True’
Young, talented, and blessed with supermodel good looks, Natalie Gulbis represents a new generation of LPGA pros. By Tod Goldberg.

Garden Party
A player first, Charlie Pasarell built a tennis stadium befitting the world’s best athletes and made Indian Wells a favorite stop on both the men’s and women’s tours. By Brane Jevric.

Members Only
Light, bright, and ready for springtime, the season’s colorful fashions are in full bloom at Bighorn Golf Club. Photography by Michael Davis. Styled by Cliff Hoppus.

Trouble in Little Tuscany
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Palm Springs Confidential. By Howard Johns.

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AT HOME
Fabulous baths. Edited by Jeff Atwell.

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Palm Springs Life April 2004

Palm Springs Life April 2004

ON THE COVER — Joanna’s swimsuit and sarong by La Perla from 4 Seasons Swimwear, shoes by ESCADA, Victoria diamond line bracelets from Tiffany & Co., and Elsa Peretti for Tiffany Tahitian keshi pearl ring set in 18K white gold; Mikel’s shirt by Arnold Zinberg from Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert, swimsuit by Moschino from Los Angeles Sporting Club, Los Angeles, and T57 sport watch with gray vulcanized rubber and stainless steel bracelet from Tiffany & Co.; Jennifer’s one-piece, white swimsuit by Ralph Lauren from Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert and Elsa Peretti for Tiffancy 18K yellow gold mesh necklace with pearl droplets. Brian’s jeans by J. Lindeberg and shirt by Arnold Zinberg from Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert; LuAn Mitchell-Halter (author of Paper Doll: Lessons Learned from a Life Lived in the Headlines) in hat and dress by Trina Turk Palm Springs and rectangular link necklace, bracelet, and earrings in sterling silver from Tiffany & Co. Photography by Michael Davis. Styling by Cliff Hoppus.

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Poolside
The quintessential Palm Springs pool party bursts to life with sexy and sophisticated swim- and loungewear set against a classic midcentury modern home designed by William Cody in the exclusive Southridge community. Photography by Michael Davis. Styling by Cliff Hoppus.

Do You Have The Look?
Whether you want to be a model or just look like one, take the advice of industry insider William Squire.

For Love and Chocolate
At L’Affaire Chocolat, the desert’s most imaginative pastry chefs created first-class confections for a good cause.

Say Aaaaaaaah!
Situated in a peaceful spa environment, one fledgling medical practice appears at the forefront of supporting patients’ health and beauty inside and out.

Renew Your Spirit
Our valley of spas has the perfect treatment for you!

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AT HOME
Elegant outdoor living issue.

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Palm Springs Life May 2004

Palm Springs Life May 2004

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — A new Rancho Mirage home by architect and interior designer Narendra Patel reflects contemporary vision and reverence for the desert's tradition - rich aesthetic sensibilities. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

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Making Dreams Come True
Rick Weiss Humanitarian Award recipient Priscilla Presley pursues balance between emotional and physical health. By Tod Goldberg. Photography by Glenn Weiner/ZUMA Press.

Idyllic Encounters
Retired and living part time in Palm Springs, James Galanos — America’s pre-eminent couture fashion designer — parlays his aesthetic sensibilities into fine art photography.

Choosing Paradise
Desert real estate offers a land of opportunity — and word is spreading fast!

A New Day
Developer Bill Bone serves up the amenities that second- and vacation-home buyers demand.

First Class in Indian Wells
The new Montelena community will preserve a legacy whileoffering resort amenities.

Man With The Plan
Wells Marvin: “The Holy Grail is to do exactly what we are doing in Old Town La Quinta.” By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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AT HOME
Home improvement issue. Edited by Jeff Atwell.

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Palm Springs Life June 2004

Palm Springs Life June 2004

ON THE COVER — Laguna Beach coastline. Photograph by www.kirkowens.com.

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Flickers in the Dark
Rare screenings and celebrity appearances season the program of Palm Springs Film Noir Festival.

The Beauty of Night
Inspired by the deep shadows of film noir, a Venice photographer finds a darker side to Palm Springs’ famous main drag.

The Other Man
Though often overshadowed, actor Ralph Bellamy helped put Palm Springs in the spotlight.

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Palm Springs Life July 2004

Palm Springs Life July 2004

ON THE COVER — The Beat Hotel, honoring William S. Burroughs, who penned Naked Lunch. Photography by Michael Childers.

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Winning Retreats
You can only visit a museum, but you can stay at Steven Lowe’s homages. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Michael Childers.

Cool Cuisine
From salads to sashimi, valley restaurants tease and please with refreshing, fine fare. By Donna Curran. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Feature Page
The restored Desert Hot Springs Motel. Photography by Michael Childers.

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MEDICAL GUIDE
14 days to sharper memory; golf therapy; the forefront of women’s health; directory of more than 1,000 doctors. Edited by Jeff Atwell.

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Palm Springs Life August 2004

Palm Springs Life August 2004

ON THE COVER — Betty Ford. Photography by Douglas Kirkland/Corbis.

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Betty Ford’s Intervention
Personal confessions went from anonymous whispers to public declarations to a steady roar on the talk show circuit. It began on April 1, 1978. By Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger.

Old Blue Eyes
In this adaptation from his book Bedtime Stories of the Legendary Ingelside Inn, Mel Haber recalls his first encounter with Frank Sinatra. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

The Greatest Athlete of All Time
Tamarisk Country Club’s first head golf pro was an all-around athlete — an international tennis champion and golfing buddy and neighbor of celebrities and presidents. The remarkable story of Ellsworth Vines vividly recounts the four summers leading to his Wimbledon title, which catapulted the shy 17-year-old from obscurity to the cover of Time and the Wheaties cereal box as its first champion. By Ellsworth Vines III.

The Painter of Hearts
In an exclusive excerpt from her book Mad Anatomy, Palm Springs author Kimberly Nichols reveals the improbable aesthetic in one of the world’s most perplexing killers. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Palm Springs Life October 2004

Palm Springs Life October 2004

THE ANNUAL PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Mary Hart.

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As Seen On TV
Bright, fun, and eager to support important charities, Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart and husband Burt Sugarman consider the desert their home more than a weekend retreat.

Change in the Wind
Statistics aside, you need only open your eyes to the profound growth and sophistication sprawling from one end of the valley to the other.

Here’s Looking at You, Kid!
Before declaring yourself the picture of perfect health, have you considered what a picture of your health might look like?

Growth Industry
In Coachella, farmers are embracing new technology to advance the desert’s agricultural business.

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PALM DESERT MAGAZINE
Palm Desert: the geographic, economic heart of the valley.
Sculptures by blue-chip and emerging artists captivate Palm Desert residents and tourists.
Bighorn Golf Club lands a major LPGA tournament.
California’s first artist colony exports several fine galleries to El Paseo.
A first-rate trails system seeks balance between access and preservation.
Desert dweller Frederick Swann warms up for his Walt Disney Hall debut.
Are local colleges meeting the desert’s changing needs?.

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Palm Springs Life November 2004

Palm Springs Life November 2004

ON THE COVER — Judith Light in a MONDI evening gown to benefit Gilda's Club Desert Cities. Photography by Jeff Katz.

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A Light in Dark Places
The courage of people living with serious illness inspires activist actress Judith Light to confront her fears. Story by Keith Bush. Photography by Jeff Katz.

Stir it Up
Entertain and educate your guests in the kitchen with help from Chef Tony Thomas. Story by Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Scott Van Dyke.

Roll Out the Red Carpet
Each November, the nation’s top CEOs converge on Coachella Valley for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year awards. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

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HOME
Homes that say “Let’s Party!” Edited by Jeff Atwell and Peggy Horkan.

Charity Register + Alzheimer’s Association
Coachella Valley’s most comprehensive directory of charitable organizations and social events. Plus the official program of “Memories” — A Judy Fund Gala at Marriott’s Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

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Palm Springs Life December 2004

Palm Springs Life December 2004

ON THE COVER — Ocean’s 12 star Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub.

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Mission: Inevitable?
Behind an all-star cast, Bighorn Golf Club’s proudest new resident, Jerry Weintraub, insists Ocean’s 12 — a sequel to the three-year-old remake of the Rat Pack classic that opens this month — will score big at the box office.

A Wonderful Time of the Year
East meets West at Jim and Jackie Lee Houston’s fundraiser to help neglected youth.

Start the Music! Light the Lights!
A Rancho Mirage resident who worked closely with Jim Henson recalls his brightest memories of taking TV’s first puppetshow for adults to prime time.

Thoughts That Count
Express your love in unforgettable fashion with one of these gifts hand-picked for the holidays.

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Living with art.

ART+CULTURE
The premiere edition of Palm Springs Life ART+CULTURE offers a fresh look at Coachella Valley’s visual and performing arts scenes, and serves up a comprehensive season calendar.

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