Palm Springs Life - 2009

2009 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 2009

Palm Springs Life January 2009

FEATURES
Fighting for a Cause - Linda Gray, Morgan Fairchild, and Donna Mills unite at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards to raise awareness and money for AIDS services. By Kathy Strong. Photography by Elena Ray.

Riviera Renaissance - A refurbished resort makes an ideal setting to showcase the elegance and lavish flair of winter fashion. Photography by Garet Field Sells.

A More Perfect Moment - Palm Springs Art Museum opens an exhibition of portraits by a controversial photographer. By Jay Jorgensen. Photography by Robert Mapplethorpe.

50 Years of Hope and Glamour - Celebrity sightings, top-flight golf and social events, and the Classic Girls make the Hope a special stop on the PGA Tour. By Tim Sweeney. Photography from Palm Springs Life Archives.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Where Dream Cars Come True - The quiet creator of prototype vehicles rolls out the red carpet for film and television producers seeking a massive soundstage and crew accommodations without the L.A. price tag. By Tom Snyder. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Wealth: After the Fall - Bankers respond to legislation designed to turn around the economy. By Ellen Paris.

Q&A With Our Cover Stars and More Photos - Linda Gray, Donna Mills, and Morgan Fairchild answer more questions about their professional and personal lives. Also, see images of the Entertainment Tonight crew covering our photo shoot! By Kathy Strong. Photography by Jay Jorgensen.

Films From Here - Synopses of films with local connections being screened at this month’s Palm Springs International Film Festival.

ON THE COVER
Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, and Donna Mills. Photography by Elena Ray. Chairs courtesy of House 849, Palm Springs.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - Study: Fine taste and loyalty prevail. By Franklin W. Jones.

Psst! - Bath Junkie, Palm Springs International Film Festival, a famous photographer and cinematographers at the museum, flying horses, and local authors. Plus Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

In Store - Organize your life with grace, style, and innovation. By Sarah Reiss.

Galleries - Carlos Betancourt leads a group show of Miami-based artists with photo-based art festooned by his own experiences. By Steven Biller.

Wine - Sonoma County vintners’ passion for their wine comes through loud and clear. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wheels - The charismatic and practical Maserati GranTurismo could win hearts of discerning drivers. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - This is the Dawning. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Dine Out - Profiles and a listing of the desert’s dining desinations. Plus 13 Best New Restaurants. Edited by Donna Curran.

McCallum Theatre Program - 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 Kelly O’Connor.

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Palm Springs Life - March 2009

Palm Springs Life - March 2009

FEATURES
Shooting Star - Fashion Week El Paseo marquee designer Juan Carlos Obando follows the path to becoming one of America’s hottest couturiers. By Jorie Parr.

Flights of Fantasy - As Juan Carlos Obando prepares to show his couture collection during Fashion Week El Paseo, we dream of his fashions floating over our beautiful desert. Photography by Garret Field Sells.

Astonishing Andalusia - Simply stellar defines the lifestyle of this luxurious, Spanish-inspired community. By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky and Jim Bartsch.

Poise and Passion - Ana Ivanovic seeks a repeat performance as winner of the tennis tournament formerly known as the Pacific Life Open. By Joel Drucker.

Revisiting Modernism - A Desert Hot Springs artist sees his work as an extension of his architect father’s. By Jorie Parr.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Auction Action - Serious — and not so serious — wine lovers find ‘lots’ of deals. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

ON THE COVER
Juan Carlos Obando’s beige double-layer chiffon dress with white pleated chiffon bodice. Stuart Weitzman sandals from Robert’s Fine Shoes in Palm Desert. Fashion photography by Garet Field Sells. Andalusia background photography by Scott Avra.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - March heralds fashion and sport. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Designer Nadya, golfing at the Kraft Nabisco tournament, a wine book club, rhinestone-studded glassware, home designers’ work on the runway, and more. By Susan Stein and Janice Kleinschmidt.

Galleries - Four artists, four El Paseo galleries, and four distinct styles. By Steven Biller.

In Store - Color, flowers, and precious stones make worthy complements. By Susan Stein. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

Wheels - Mercedes-Benz launches a speed demon. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Bernard Madoff’s scam teaches valuable lessons. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - New generation takes the lead. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
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 April 2009

Palm Springs Life April 2009

FEATURES
Inspired at Ironwood - A labor of love three years in the making, this Palm Desert house showcases the appeal of a well-traveled life. By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

Curves Ahead - A Bighorn Golf Club contemporary packs the voluptuous va-va-voom of a pin-up girl. By Linda L. Meierhoffer.

No-Nonsense Compassion - Judge Judy: ‘The most important thing we can do for childen is give them a sense of self-esteem.’ By Robert Julian.

ON THE COVER
Judge Judy Scheindlin. Courtesy CBS Ttelevision Distribution/Charles Bush

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Palm Springs Life’s revamped Web site puts information and the social scene at your fingertips. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Chefs in Wonderland, the green Henderson Community Center, Cooking with Class, Coachellathon, plus local authors’ books and Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt and Donna Curran.

In Store - Now is the time for strong statements and extraordinary aesthetics. By Sarah Reiss.

Wheels - Exotic charm meets precision and speed in the new Audi R8. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Are you tweaking your investment strategy for the long term? By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Expect conflicts, nurture relationships. 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 Janice Kleinschmidt.

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Palm Springs Life May 2009

Palm Springs Life May 2009

FEATRURES
10 New Rules of Real Estate - Look for amenities and other perks in this buyer’s market. By Sheila Grattan.

Revisiting the Kaufmann House - The delicate art of marketing Palm Springs’ most-famous house. By Morris Newman. Photography by Scott Mayoral.

Fashion Week El Paseo Wrap - Behind the scenes, at the tip of the runway, and in the mix of all the action at Fashion Week El Paseo, our photographers captured the excitement of Palm Desert’s most popular event. Photography by Joseph Aaron, Adrianne Bonafede, Gary Bindman, Gregg Felsen, Lani Garfield, Brian Herman, Pat Krause, and Gerry Maceda.

ON THE COVER
The Kaufmann House

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - The changing meaning of value. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - El Paseo Plaza revival in Palm Springs; How to buy The Promontory; A patrol bomber lands at Palm Springs Air Museum; Three new books by local authors. Plus: Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt

Galleries - Samuel T. Adams reveals the poetic humor of our chaotic times. By Steven Biller.

Wheels - In a speed test, the last U.S.- born-and-bred Viper silences European competitors. By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.

Wealth - Is your house still your best investment? By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Gain strength and pace yourself. 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 Janice Kleinschmidt.

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Palm Springs Life June 2009

Palm Springs Life June 2009

FEATURES
Home Is Where the Art Is - A writer, a photographer, and a couple of sculptors place themselves in environments that inspire and fuel their creativity. By Jorie Parr. Photography by Elena Ray.

Under the Hawaiian Sun - A bright sense of place permeates every view of President Obama speaking in his home state. Story and photography by Susan Benay.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Now that the snowbirds have gone ... By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Jet Art, Cambria enters the Coachella Valley, Desert Jet, and Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Detours - Arts and culture enhance Orange County’s natural beauty. By Sharon Apfelbaum.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Financial situations make more sense. By Sherryl Nova.

ON THE COVER
Photography by Elena Ray. Location: Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
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.

Deals, Deals, Deals! - The livin’ is easy: Cash in on the many perks of summer in the desert. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

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Palm Springs Life July 2009

Palm Springs Life July 2009

FEATURES
Reaching for the Top - Famed winemaker Mike Grgich earns accolades, awards, accomplishments — and a place in paradise. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Our Top Doctors - Meet the desert’s 72 top physicians in 37 categories, as selected by their peers and vetted by an independent medical research firm. Profiles by Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Clinging to Zinfandel - California winemakers stake their claim to growing a heritage grape. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Need a doctor? Take our advice. By Steven Biller

Psst! - Betty and Veronica at the Riviera Resort and Spa, videoconferencing at the Annenberg Center, and Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Galleries - Ayad Alkadhi responds to the U.S. occupation of his native Baghdad. By Steven Biller.

Detours - Celebrating its 400th anniversary, Santa Fe offers adventure, art and culture, and natural beauty. By Steve Larese.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Connect to energy of the Internet. By Sherryl Nova.

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Palm Springs Life August 2009

Palm Springs Life August 2009

FEATURES
Leaving the Crime Scene - Richard J. Lewis of CSI makes his move from television to the big screen. By Robert Julian. Photography by Jon Edwards.

Shooting the Desert - Local filmmakers set the stage for future features. By Scott Brassart.

Sister Act - Dela Zimmer and Elizabeth Dreyfuss return to their Old World theatrical roots. By Robert Julian. Photography by Rick Szczechowski.

Going for Shipshape - Riverside County plans to restore glory to the long-abandoned North Shore Yacht Club. By Ann Japenga.

ON THE COVER
CSI producer/director Richard J. Lewis. Photography by Jon Edwards.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - The desert atracts people in the entertainment business — and those who simply enjoy being entertained. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Painting watercolors based on historical photographs, Panera Bread, grilled donuts, Intelligencer, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Solar year holds promise for the country. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
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 September (Hardbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2009

Palm Springs Life September (Hardbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2009

FEATURES
Above & Beyond - The North Face of Mount San Jacinto diverts most climbers with its off-limits entry, rattlesnakes, rock and ice, and extreme weather. Those who dare to brave the elements often become part of the escarpment’s chilling history. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Robert Speik.

Focus on the Past - The work of early desert photographers offers a pictorial history of the desert before the resort lifestyle made it the land of luxury. By Ann Japenga.

ON THE COVER
The North Face of San Jacinto. Photography by Kirk Owens.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - By Milton W. Jones

Nirvana For Shoppers - Distinctive destinations offer a variety of prime finds.

A Valley of Art - Look inside to see some of the desert’s world-class beauty.

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 and rejuvenate your spirit.

Horoscope - How to prosper in the great alignment. By Sheryl Nova.

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Palm Springs Life September (Softbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2009

Palm Springs Life September (Softbound) Annual Desert LIving Edition 2009

FEATURES
Above & Beyond - The North Face of Mount San Jacinto diverts most climbers with its off-limits entry, rattlesnakes, rock and ice, and extreme weather. Those who dare to brave the elements often become part of the escarpment’s chilling history. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Robert Speik.

Focus on the Past - The work of early desert photographers offers a pictorial history of the desert before the resort lifestyle made it the land of luxury. By Ann Japenga.

ON THE COVER
The North Face of San Jacinto. Photography by Kirk Owens.

DEPARTMENTS
Publisher’s Letter - By Milton W. Jones

Nirvana For Shoppers - Distinctive destinations offer a variety of prime finds.

A Valley of Art - Look inside to see some of the desert’s world-class beauty.

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 and rejuvenate your spirit.

Horoscope - How to prosper in the great alignment. By Sheryl Nova.

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Palm Springs Life October 2009

Palm Springs Life October 2009

FEATURES
A Storied Life - Rita Moreno shares anecdotes and music in a night of cabaret at Anneneberg Theater. By Joan Page McKenna. Photography by Robert Birnbach.

In With the New - Businesses open doors and opportunities throughout the valley. By Sarah Reiss.

Women's Health & Wellness - A special section on optimizing quality of life for women.

ON THE COVER
Rita Moreno.Photography by Robert Birnbach.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Progress means embracing optimism. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Acrylic artist Craig Zeigler, cosmetics expert Eric Sakas, Indio’s 100-year-old schoolhouse, couturier Michael Costello, Palm Springs Air Museum, and Intelligencer. By Jorie Parr and Janice Kleinschmidt.

Galleries - Glass virtuoso Lino Tagliapietra opens a retrospective at Palm Springs Art Museum. By Steven Biller.

Wine - Winemakers line up for Monte Rosso grapes. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wealth - Amid signs of recovery, Harvey Katofsky takes a fresh crack at desert real estate. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Think inside of what box? By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
McCallum Theatre Program

Focus - Shakey ground or solid footing? Coachella Valley sees signs of both. By Shellie Karabell.

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 November 09

Palm Springs Life November 09

FEATURES
Making His Mark - Jim Casey has introduced a series of intimate dinners to his company’s support of desert charities. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Thanksgiving Spice - What better way to celebrate our country’s rich culture than by fusing a traditional American holiday with flavors from other countries? By Maryann Ridini Spencer. Photography By Taylor Sherrill.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Coming to Fruition - At Fresno State, students learn to make and market wine. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

ON THE COVER
Jim Casey as René Magritte’s Le fils de l’homme. Photography by Mark Davidson.

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - For charities, money is the message. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - O’Donnell Golf Club, Bette King’s fundraising concert, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition helping kids,and Intelligencer. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Galleries - Picasso at Heather James Fine Art, Alex Couwenberg at Royale Projects. By Carol Cheh and Steven Biller.

Detours - San Francisco’s North Beach reflects our country’s growth and cultural diversity. By Sharon Apfelbaum.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - Boots for those who make and break laws. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Social Datebook & Charity Register - 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 Janice Kleinschmidt.

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Palm Springs Life December 2009

Palm Springs Life December 2009

FEATURES
Forever Young - Susan Anton comes home for Christmas to perform with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Best of the Best: Readers’ Choice 2009 - A Palm Springs Life online survey reveals the most popular local attractions, restaurants, galleries, golf courses, and much more. Photography by Elena Ray.

The Fantastic Floor - A world of contemporary treasures — gifts from passionate collectors — transforms the permanent collection at Palm Springs Art Museum. By Steven Biller. Photography by Mark Stephenson.

A Space Odyssey - Imago Galleries covers otherwise uncharted territory in its 18-year journey in the world of art. By Carol Cheh. Photography by Elena Ray.

ON THE COVER
Susan Anton. Photo courtesy The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Letter - Home is where the art is. By Steven Biller.

Psst! - Daniel Thompson’s bartending guide, Bill Brewer’s windmills, TV’s Dr. Andrew Ordon, and more. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Wealth - Creativity counts as arts organizations face tough times. By Ellen Paris.

The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope - As empire crumbles, much can be accomplished. By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
ASID Design Awards - Interior designers take home awards for outstanding work in residential, contract, and detail projects.

Our Top Dentists - The second annual list of top dentists in the Coachella Valley.

Senior Living - A guide to accommodations and services.

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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