Palm Springs Life - 2008

2008 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 2008

Palm Springs Life January 2008

FEATURES
Best New Restaurants - We visited as many debuting restaurants as we could and selected the best. By Pamela Price.

Fashion, Mood & Attitude - Any woman knows that style is not only what she wears, but also how she wears it. Photography by Taso Papadakis.

Our Hollywood Connection - Film and television professionals live here and work on Hollywood productions. By Shellie Karabell. Photography by Fernando Escovar.

A Tour De Force - Palm Springs International Film Festival rates a thumbs up from Hollywood powerhouses Peter Bart and Peter Guber. By Keith Bush.

Calling All Filmmakers - A producer of infomercials and the VP of a studio raise the profile of local women working in film and television. By Robert Julian. Photography by Roger Robles.

There's Magic Here - Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel have put their mountainside Shangri-La on the market for $35 million. By DeAnn Lubell. Photography by David Blank.

ON THE COVER
Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel at their Palm Springs home. Photography by David Blank.

DEPARTMENTS
Psst! - Chef Joachim Splichal in the desert, a new clubhouse at PGA West, the local Oscar party, a filmmaker’s inspirational project, and premium bottled water. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Lisa Marie Rovito.

Wheels - Lexus unveils the largest, most sophisticated ‘green vehicle’ you can buy. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Galleries - Contemporary artists tap into the ideals and aesthetics of a simpler time. By Steven Biller.

Wealth - Open-ended, exchange-traded funds offer a ‘basket’ of diversified stocks. By Ellen Paris.

Wine - Red and white varietals come together in shiraz-viognier blends. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Rear View - Johnny Boyle sang his way into local hearts. By Ann Japenga.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Down to Earth — Finally? By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Dine Out - A visually enticing look at many of the desert’s best dining destinations. Edited by Donna Curran.

McCallum Theatre - The season continues at the desert’s premier performing arts venue. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.

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Palm Springs Life February 2008

Palm Springs Life February 2008

FEATURES
The Man Behind the Camera - The exhibition curator and author of Julius Shulman: Palm Springs marvels at the legendary lensman behind some of the most iconic photographs of midcentury modern houses. By Michael Stern.

Mad About Mod - Enthusiasts of last century’s design and culture converge on Palm Springs with passion and conviction for keeping the vibe alive. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

From Sonoma, With Love - Paula Wolfert’s globally inspired recipes infuse her passion for food with obsession for detail. By Ellen Kanner. Photography by Alan Campbell.

Doing it Sinatra's Way - In recognition of 20 years of golf and parties for a worthy cause, Palm Springs Life asked Barbara Sinatra to reflect on the history of the event begun by her and her late husband. Photography by Fernando Escovar.

Talk Like an Egyptian - ‘Pharoahnic noir’ author Brad Geagley next tackles Cleopatra. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

A Grandeur Welcome - Estate owners open their doors for the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s sixth annual home tour.

ON THE COVER
Albert Frey House No. 1, remodeled 1953. Photo: 1956 by Julius Shulman. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Photography by Julius Shulman.

DEPARTMENTS
Psst! - Dogs and cats learn the good life at Orphan Pet Oasis; modernism by the book; three restaurants that serve up vegetarian delights; two new public sculptures in La Quinta; and one wild waterslide manufacturer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.

Wheels - Strap on your $10,000 helmet and shoot past imposters in Callaway’s C16 Speedster. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Open-ended, exchange-traded funds offer a ‘basket’ of diversified stocks. By Ellen Paris.

Wine - In a month for romance, surprise your beloved with a novel bottle. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Rearview - Desert Art Center draws on its past, keeping artists in touch with the landscape. By Ann Japenga.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Expect a flurry of changes. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
El Paseo Catalogue - A sophisticated guide to Palm Desert’s avenue of elegance.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.

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Palm Springs Life March 2008

Palm Springs Life March 2008

FEATURES
Viva Ann-Margret! - From Bye Bye Birdie to Las Vegas and beyond, the entertainer’s lengthy career proves the staying power of her talent and appeal. By DeAnn Lubell. Photography by Michael Childers.

The Power of Fashion - Fashion Week El Paseo’s feature designer, Eduardo Lucero, creates “special occasions” gowns for the back yard and the red carpet. By Jorie Parr.

Letter Perfect - Our sneak peek at the feminine, sexy, timeless, and wearable dresses in the Spring 2008 collection by Eduardo Lucero. Photography by James Jaeger. Fashion Director/Stylist: Susan Stein.

The Court as Stage - At the top of his game, Novak Djokovic will play to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden crowd in his second Pacific Life Open. By Joel Drucker.

Wise Guys in Class - Well-heeled men strive to bring back the elegance of a bygone era. By Scott Brassart. Photography by Mark Davidson.

ON THE COVER
Ann-Margret. Photography by Michael Childers

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter

Psst! - Golf for the troops; the cutting edge of ice cream; arming Marines with video cameras; and the inaugural Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.

In Store - Embrace the great outdoors with an appropriate setting. By Ellen Paris.

Wheels - Check the power meter: The sleek, $1.2 million Bugatti Veyron can light up a small town. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Enter the highly touted world of IPOs with caution. By Ellen Paris.

Wine - Master Sommeliers can identify six varietals, their origins, and vintages in 25 minutes. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Detours - San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas cast their lures with distinctive style. By Sharon Apfelbaum.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Unruly skies rule. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Luxe Living - A guide to new residential developments in the Coachella Valley.

McCallum Theatre Program

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what's happening in the desert. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

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Palm Springs Life May 2008

Palm Springs Life May 2008

FEATURES
Look at the Bright Sides - In the Coachella Valley, buyers and sellers can claim successful house transactions. By Ellen Paris. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Soul in the City - Dave Johnston created a resort property from a 1920s Palm Springs estate. Now he’s ready to turn it over to someone else. By Scott Brassart. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Almost SoHo - A Rancho Mirage estate takes its kid-friendly cues from the big city. By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Sweet Dreams - A new book celebrates the splendor of homes in the dramatic desert landscape.

ON THE COVER
The Crocker estate, Palm Springs. Photography by Mark Davidson.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - A silver lining on the desert real estate market. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Billy Yamaguchi and “feng shui beauty” in Rancho Mirage; Shields Date Garden in Indio updates the film Romance and Sex Life of the Date; American Male in Palm Desert gives grooming a measure of cool; Palm Springs students welcome a new arts program. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.

Wheels - “Aeroacoustics” allow you to hear your passenger in the new Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster. By Pat Devereux.Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wine - Anthony Terlato builds on the past, with an eye on the future. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wealth - As long-term care costs rise, so does the cost of insurance. By Ellen Paris.

Detours - San Diego’s attractions cover the gamut, making it a top travel destination. By Sharon Apfelbaum.

Rearview - Fifty years ago, anthropologist Lowell Bean moved to the desert to live among the Cahuilla Indians. By Ann Japenga.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Time to Restore Order. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Home - Annual home improvement issue. Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.

Desert Duide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life June 2008

Palm Springs Life June 2008

FEATURES
Playing the Trump Card - Stefanie Schaeffer capitalizes on opportunities after winning The Apprentice. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

A Feast of Fashion - Daring design and exciting programs propel the third annual Fashion Week El Paseo.

When History Met Sally - The woman who has spent a quarter of a century preserving the past at the Palm Springs Historical Society bows out. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Playing It Cool - Filming in the desert, Charles Evered takes the road less traveled for Adopt a Sailor. By Tod Goldberg.

ON THE COVER
Stefanie Schaeffer, apprentice to Donald Trump. Photography courtesy JAG Entertainment.

DEPARTMENTS
Letter to the Editor

Psst! - Dancing with the Stars, Antiques Roadshow, Palm Springs Restauarant Week, cooking at Casablanca Studios, and Al Geiberger. Plus: Intelligencer.

In Store - Mod pieces offer a wink to the best of '60s and ’70s style without overdoing the kitsch factor. By Sarah Reiss.

Wine - Lesser-known grapes from France gain ground in California. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Detours - Orange County’s coastal communities optimize their Pacific setting. By Sharon Apfelbaum.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Gather data, then go. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life July 2008

Palm Springs Life July 2008

FEATURES
Our Top Doctors - Meet Coachella Valley’s top 72 physicians in 38 specialties as chosen by their peers — and vetted by the experts. By Tod Goldberg and Sarah Reiss. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Macho Man - Former Village People singer Mark Lee, now a desert resident, performs a show of his own. By Robert Julian. Photography by Taylor Sherrill.

Zest for the West - Art collectors find passion for works evoking a sense of wilder days. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Mark Davidson.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter

Psst! - Paws for effect; updating a classic; and something in the water. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.

Detours - Santa Fe’s extreme culture. Plus: Interview with Site Santa Fe Seventh International Biennial curator Lance Fung. By Sharon Apfelbaum and Steven Biller.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Weather rises above small talk. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Medical Guide - The truth about bottled water; the vitamins and minerals you need; when bugs attack; chemo brain in cancer patients; 12 incredibly useful Web sites; hypnotherapy; and more. Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life August 2008

Palm Springs Life August 2008

FEATURES
The Real Show Stopper - Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day takes the heat and stands firm on her beliefs. By Tod Goldberg. Photography by James Jaeger.

Off The Deep End - Dip into these ideas and make your pool the coolest place to enjoy the great outdoors. By Lisa Marie Rovito.

A Legend Undone - Willie Boy may have escaped after all, as the Indians have long held. By Ann Japenga.

ON THE COVER
Trent Teigen and Aubrey O’Day. Photography by James Jaeger.

DEPARTMENTS
Psst! - Palm Springs International ShortFest, Dink’s, and the Music Explorer’s Society. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.

In Store - Cool your spirits by surrounding yourself with reminders of sun-dappled walks and woodsy environs. By Sarah Reiss.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Call to order. By Sherryl Nova.

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Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life December 2008

Palm Springs Life December 2008

FEATURES
A Glass Act - A couple’s passion for studio glass inspires a collection whose best pieces earn a place in their namesake gallery at Palm Springs Art Museum. By Steven Biller. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

The Great Escape - Steve McQueen made Hugh Kaptur’s Southridge house his own. By Allison Engel. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Smile! - We’ve identified the top dentists in the Coachella Valley.

On a Mission - Long days and extraordinary altruism of doctors and other volunteers transform lives in Ecuador. By Jeffrey Crider. Photography by Jennifer Brewster.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Slow but steady goes the art market. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Next time you dine out, you may leave with more than a doggie bag; big on miniatures at J. Willott Gallery; Ziggy the Peke’s brush with fame; painting the town; and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

In Store - Fill your surroundings with artful and practical pieces. By Sarah Reiss.

Wine - Dig in and taste the winemaker’s life. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wheels - The new Porsche 911 looks familiar, but it’s different in almost every way. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Foreign collectors keep money flowing through the U.S., art market. By Ellen Paris.

Rear View - Trying to find the man behind the paintings proves difficult when that man is Paul Grimm. By Ann Japenga.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Look to yourself. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Plus: Winter/spring 2009 gallery and museum guide. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life November 2008

Palm Springs Life November 2008

FEATURES
Turn Up the Heat - Fall swimwear keeps the temperature rising. Photography by Eric Scot.

Come Sail Away - A private owner opens the angular Boat House — built for race-car driver James Jeffords in 1989 — to guests seeking a magical escape. By Allison Engel. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Live ... From Indian Wells - Having golf’s best players in one of its most breathtaking settings in a go-for-broke format has long been great theater. This month’s made-for-television LG Skins Game at Indian Wells Golf Resort’s Celebrity Course should be long on banter, too. By Tim Sweeney.

In True Form - Claire Shaeffer demystifies couture — fortified by 1,000 authentic designer fashions. By Jorie Parr. Photography by Michelle Hood.

DEPARTMENTS
Psst! - Decadence on demand; the right stuff (for space travel); posing with a purpose; and signing on with Shakespeare. Plus: Intelligencer. By Donna Curran and Janice Kleinschmidt.

In Store - Gifts that give joy to the recipient — and to others. By Sarah Reiss.

Wheels - Brooklands: the last temptation of Bentley? By Pat Deveraux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wine - A Santa Barbara County wine country visit reveals unexpected diversity. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Rear View - Timothy Leary and his brethren spread love and LSD in Garner Valley. By Ann Japenga.

Wealth - Giving in tight times. By Ellen Paris.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Coming to our senses. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Charity Register & Social Date Book - The essential guide to the Coachella Valley’s charities and fundraising events. Edited by Olga Reyes.

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life October 2008

Palm Springs Life October 2008

FEATURES
How Green Is Our Valley? - A survey of eco-minded initiatives reveals our desert communities’ commitment to sustainable living. Plus: Go green at home. By Jeffrey Crider and Whitney Youngs.

State of the Art - On a mission to become great, Palm Springs Art Museum has reappeared in the constellation of Southern California museums. By Steven Biller. Photography by Elena Ray.

Shhh! Are You Kidding? - With innovative cultural offerings that include music, cooking, and art, libraries across the desert are attracting eager new members. By Ellen Paris. Photography by Kyle Martin.

DEPARTMENTS
Psst! - The valley’s five women mayors; high scores for young readers; bucking the real estate trend on the high end. Plus: Intelligencer and Word Association. By Janice Kleinschmidt, Jeffrey Crider, and Scott Brassart.

In Store - Show your environmentally friendly side whether at home or out and about. By Sarah Reiss.

Wheels - With the subtlety of a cluster bomb, the Aston Martin DBS gets you there in sound style. By Pat Deveraux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wine - Western states face each other in a pinot noir showdown. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Sand to Sea - The social circuit. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Truth lies ahead. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
FOCUS - Coachella Valley remains a bright spot (mostly), weathering the ills of a national economic down-turn. Plus: a city-by-city overview of progress. By Bob Marra.

McCallum Theatre Program - Fall of 2008

Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life September (Hardbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2008

Palm Springs Life September (Hardbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2008

FEATURES
The Desert of Oz - Palm Springs has a special connection to the making of one of Hollywood’s most beloved movies. By Howard Johns.

Views From the Trails - Lace up your hiking boots and look at the big picture. Photography by Tom Brewster.

Of Course, the Desert’s Got Game - Nine public and semiprivate golf courses promise to test your skills and awe you with natural beauty. By Obrey Brown.

In Perfect Form - Sweeping curves and dramatic celestial vistas at John Lautner’s iconic Elrod House accentuate the character of a new season of fashion. Photography by Eric Scot.

Expanding Visions - Bigger, better spaces raise the visibility of galleries and the art they exhibit. By Steven Biller.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - Live your fantasy. By Milton W. Jones

Nirvana For Shoppers - Unique destinations distinguish desert retailers.

Destination: Paradise - For business or pleasure, the desert’s resort properties offer luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities.

Ready, Set ... Relax - Try an innovative spa treatment to rejuvenate your spirit.

Horoscope - Moving in real time. By Sheryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life September (Softbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2008

Palm Springs Life September (Softbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2008

FEATURES
The Desert of Oz - Palm Springs has a special connection to the making of one of Hollywood’s most beloved movies. By Howard Johns.

Views From the Trails - Lace up your hiking boots and look at the big picture. Photography by Tom Brewster.

Of Course, the Desert’s Got Game - Nine public and semiprivate golf courses promise to test your skills and awe you with natural beauty. By Obrey Brown.

In Perfect Form - Sweeping curves and dramatic celestial vistas at John Lautner’s iconic Elrod House accentuate the character of a new season of fashion. Photography by Eric Scot.

Expanding Visions - Bigger, better spaces raise the visibility of galleries and the art they exhibit. By Steven Biller.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - Live your fantasy. By Milton W. Jones

Nirvana For Shoppers - Unique destinations distinguish desert retailers.

Destination: Paradise - For business or pleasure, the desert’s resort properties offer luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities.

Ready, Set ... Relax - Try an innovative spa treatment to rejuvenate your spirit.

Horoscope - Moving in real time. By Sheryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTION
Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Kelly O’Connor.

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