If the Shoe Fits

A bespoke footwear designer helps locals step out on the right foot

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Seeking inspiration in everything from tango dreams to world travel to a trip to the market, Palm Springs custom footwear designer Debra Hovel finds materials in the most unexpected places.

Sublime Intervention

Palm Springs medium devotes himself full-time to readings and spiritual healing

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Geoffrey Jowett’s communication with the spirit world, he recalls, started when he was still in the crib. After a career in academia, the Palm Springs medium now devotes himself full-time to readings and spiritual healing.

Process of Illumination

College of the Desert’s newest facility celebrates the school’s midcentury design and aims to shed light on the arts

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College of the Desert’s new Visual Arts Building in Palm Desert relates to the old campus in a fresh, contemporary way by capturing the way light plays on date palm trees.

Lattes and Luaus

A hip coffee and Tiki bar in the Uptown Design District brings a taste of Portland and Polynesia to Palm Springs

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Jaime Kowal has partnered with architect Chris Pardo to open Ernest Coffee Co. and Bootlegger Tiki in north Palm Springs, paying homage to its 1950s heyday and owner Don the Beachcomber.

Craft Culture

Quench your thirst at one of the desert’s local microbreweries

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The Greater Palm Springs area is home to a handful of microbreweries, where you can sample flagship and seasonal offerings.

Go Native

Horticulturalists give us the dirt on how to create beautiful backyard habitats

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When designing a personal outdoor oasis, there are many reasons to opt for plants native to the desert.

Perfectly Imperfect

An interior designer taps into the philosophy and flow of wabi sabi

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Palm Springs designer Troy Zimmerman employs the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of wabi sabi in homes he designs throughout the desert.