When Kristin Bloomer left her native Palm Springs for Boston University, she never thought she’d return — until she realized how much she loves this community.
The L.A. native came to the desert as a rebellious teen and never left. Ryan Campbell always knew he’d make his living through art.
Tizoc DeAztlan was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, and after moving away for a decade he realized, “This is home.”
Dennis Flaig, general manager at Saks Fifth Avenue, is as passionate about local prosperity as he is about helping guests dress fashionably.
After working for almost 20 years in the hospitality industry, mostly in large cities, Abraham Liao craved a small town with a big-city vibe.
When Rafael “Alf Alpha” Lopez left Palm Springs for L.A., he knew he’d eventually re-settle in his hometown.
Richard Read grew up a “loner introvert” who focused on creative pursuits, and now he’s passionate about giving back through the arts.
Soon after returning to her native Palm Springs, Christine Soto thought, “I’m going to open a bar” — and saw her idea to fruition.
For decades the Moorten family has offered tours to the public of its magical botanical garden in the desert. Along South Palm Canyon Drive, a hand-painted sign reads “Moorten Botanical Garden, Visitors Welcome.” Inside, a couple of caged doves coo hello while a montage of desert trees, succulents, and shrubs beckon visitors to wander deeper. A terrarium for cacti, called
Leslie Shockley lives by the motto, “Walk the talk”, which has guided her toward creating Tea With Iris, a chic collection of comfortable, eco-friendly garments for women and children.