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Flipped Out

Beating the hell out of drywall with Lindsey and Eric 
Bennett of HGTV’s Desert Flippers.

Emily Chavous Real Estate

TV It’s late February and Lindsey and Eric Bennett are about two months into filming 
the upcoming season of Desert Flippers. With producers Brian Seidel and Ronn Kulisek, they’re walking through a scene in the great room of a 1,225-square-foot, flat-topped midcentury home, built in 1957. Its orange paint is peeling; the yard is overgrown; and its current residents are

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Captured Moments

Art Streiber is among the all-star photography instructors who have turned the Palm Springs Photo Festival into a must-attend event.

Emily Chavous Attractions

If you have the slightest interest in magazines or pop culture, you have encountered a photograph by Art Streiber. He’s the man behind the lens who once captured an image of 116 people celebrating Paramount Studios’ 100th anniversary in just 56 frames and 5½ minutes. Everyone from Ryan Gosling to Michelle Obama has posed for him. IF YOU GO Palm

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White Out!

White Party Palm Springs maintains its ability to connect people from all over the world over a three-day weekend, and make it last for a lifetime.

Emily Chavous LGBT

Nothing says “Bring on the summer!” quite like a Palm Springs pool party. And none says it louder than the White Party Palm Springs. With an average 30,000 attendees, the Jeffrey Sanker–produced event has blossomed into the largest gay dance-music festival in the nation. As Sanker preps for the party’s 28th year, he can’t help but marvel at its exponential

Dey Martin

String Being

Meet the string master of Palm Springs.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

There’s a flicker of boyish pride in Dey Martin’s eye when strings meet wood and he strums one of his hand-fashioned instruments for the first time. To say, “I made this,” after more than 30 years in other realms of the music business, elicits earnest satisfaction. A child of California in the 1960s — a surfer dude and aspirant rock

Earth Day clean up crew at Joshua Tree National Park

Weed Meet

Multiple conservation organizations and volunteers will come together in Joshua Tree National Park this Earth Day to do a little spring cleaning.

Emily Chavous Attractions

In 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson initiated a tradition for which President Bill Clinton would bestow on him a 1995 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Today, it is the most widely observed civic event on our planet: Earth Day. While it behooves us to live mindfully year-round, the holiday, which went global in 1990, serves as an annual reminder to look

sofi tukker

Sofi Tukker to Make Desert Debut

Set to appear at Coachella for the first time, their casually energetic electronic sound induces serious involuntary head-swaying.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

Two shows. Two separate tickets. Three bands gearing up for two weekends at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with performances at Pappy & Harriet’s. Sofi Tukker opens for Little Dragon outside at 8 p.m. April 13. A second ticket gets you in the doors at 11 p.m. for The Head and The Heart. This year marks the duo

cd greene

Love at First Glimmer

CD Greene closes Fashion Week El Paseo with a crescendo of bling.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

Backstage, behind the strobe lights and floor-to-ceiling curtains, where models changed in a frenzy and audience howls dulled to a rumble, couturier CD Greene witnessed each of his looks stepping on to the runway to instant scintillation. “This is the first time I’ve ever gotten to see the show through the monitor,” Greene said, soft-spoken with a beaming smile just

Duston Jasso

Menswear, Gold, and Everything Else

Seven FIDM graduates impress with multifaceted Fashion Week El Paseo collections.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

There is a sensory overload that occurs when seven very different designers flood a runway. Collections blur together amid thumping music and shouted commentary among friends as each model struts along the catwalk. By the time the post-show house lights flicker on and the throngs of voguish ticketholders pour from the tent, heads are spinning. Perhaps it’s the Champagne. Perhaps

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Globe Trotters

El Paseo stores present glamorous, on-the-go apparel … and diamonds.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

A sea of black dresses dotted with white fedoras, Mr. Turk blazers, and glints of sequined fabrics spilled into chairs lining the Fashion Week El Paseo catwalk Monday night. Guests mingled as they found their seats, a steady hum of squeals and chatter suggesting all were eager for the main event: “From El Paseo to Everywhere.” Democracy clothing was one

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No Junk in this Trunk

Designers of Project Runway fame fit fans and fashionistas at their Fashion Week El Paseo trunk show.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

Exquisite gowns and separates seen in last night’s “Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway” fashion show were available for perusal and purchase during the Wednesday afternoon trunk show with the designers. The only star missing? Costello, who perhaps slept in following a successful evening of runway and celebrations surrounding his Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk