With the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells, Martyn Lawrence Bullard has transformed a dated 1950s-era property into a mod Aladdin’s cave that has more than one nod to millennial expectations plus good old-fashioned desert glamour.
The Rancho Mirage Observatory, which opened in March, is just beginning to flex its programming capabilities this summer.
When a Kennedy breezes into town, it’s not just an arrival, it’s an event. So when Caroline Kennedy spoke March 8 at Desert Town Hall in Indian Wells, there was electricity in the air.
The 150-room retreat in prime shopping territory reflects the desert’s midcentury bent.
There’s no better antidote to the desert heat than a swimming pool, which, at the end of the day (or more likely during it), is the focal point of the classic Palm Springs escape. Sun worship is not relegated by record-setting temperatures, especially when it is the commodity that attracts gay travelers to the desert from around the globe. “Some
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