The Art of Giving Back

Local award-winning interior designer, art collector, and philanthropist Steve Chase left nothing to chance.

Daniel Vaillancourt Current Digital, Social Scene

In recognition of what Steve Chase did to change Desert AIDS Project’s fate and that of its clients, its most important yearly benefit is named after him.


Game Maker

In a gig he likens to that of a cruise director, Josh Leffler oversees oversees a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities.

Daniel Vaillancourt Current Guide, Hotels & Resorts

Josh Leffler oversees a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities at Welk Resorts Desert Oasis in Cathedral City.

Barbara and Robert Barrett

His and Hers

Longtime married couple Barbara and Robert Barrett 
finally find the time to have their first joint art show since college.

Daniel Vaillancourt Arts & Entertainment

“People — even handymen — come to the house and tell us, ‘You should have a show!’” chuckles Barbara Barrett as I sit with her and her husband, Robert, in the comfortable living room of their well-appointed country club home, which is festooned with art created — and keepsakes collected — over more than 50 years together. “So we’re finally