FEATURES "Nothing Held Us Back" - The legendary Stonemasters conquered grueling climbs at Tahquitz and Suicide rocks. By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster. Sunday Nights at the Chef Fights - When the desert’s top chefs battle in Rancho Mirage, foodies win the bounty. By Donna Curran. Photography by Jon Edwards. From The Top Down - In the new desert architecture, style coexists with function and sustainability. By Robert Julian. Design of the Times - Beyond the pink walls denoting Sunnylands, a 21st century visitor center reflects the sensibilities of the estate’s former residents — Walter and Lenore Annenberg. By Joan Page McKenna and Morris Newman. A Touch of Tuscany - Toscana Country Club re-creates the timeless charm of the Italian countryside. By Jan Silver Maguire. ON THE COVER: The Retreat at Sunnylands Visitor Center. Photo by Mark Davidson. DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Letter - Where few have gone before. By Steven Biller. PSST! - Earth Through a Lens, Hyatt Grand’s personal tequila, Lori Weiner, and The Ritz at Barkingham Palace. By Steven Biller and Janice Kleinschmidt. Wheels - The Bentley Mulsanne packs power behind the stereo — and behind the wheel. By Patrick Devereux. Detours - In Vancouver, a world-class public art exhibition inspires locals and lures jet-setting collectors. By Steven Biller. Wealth - Expert advises caution: “Green” trend could fizzle like tech stocks. By Ellen Paris. Wine - Some serious wines hide behind funny labels. By Adam Zack. The Social Life - Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events. By Gloria Greer. Horoscope - Amid unrest, some could enjoy their best month. By Sherryl Nova. SPECIAL SECTIONS Senior Living - A guide to senior services and accommodations. Plus: HealthGrades’ top desert nursing homes and home health care agencies.
Palm Springs life's Desert Guide - The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert. Edited by Mona de Crinis.