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Diamond in the Rough

A valley developer takes modern country club living to risky, rocky heights.

Emily Chavous Real Estate

It was 1988 when haute home builder Michael Fedderly arrived in the Coachella Valley to retire. He envisioned the desert as his sanctuary. But the builder never shelved his tools. In the uninhabited hillside, Fedderly found a blank canvas. “I’m inspired by nature: texture and colors, and the desert is an amazing palette of both,” he explains. “The homes in

Solar panel installation

Meet the Market

A wave of tech-based enterprises discovers open minds and generous resources.

Emily Chavous Vision

Off-the-grid mobile solar power. Energy-saving smart water meters. Solar hot water collectors. They sound like the enterprises of cities known for sprouting renewable energy companies, but these and a growing number of others are creating high-skill jobs in Greater Palm Springs. Some of these entrepreneurs came to realize their ideas at the Palm Springs iHub, an incubator and Accelerator Campus


A Fine Duality

Artist Cory Hamilton is the boy next door with the hair-raising imagination.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

ART It’s a breezy afternoon in the high desert, sun pitched overhead. Cory Hamilton leans against the workbench centered in his garage. He’s tall and lanky, all smile and jawline. A boyish 34-year-old who never left the small town he calls home. He never wanted to. Inside, his wife of eight years, Janet, works on the laptop. Their little ones,


Member of the Supper Club

A millennial steps out for the kind of evening her grandparents might have enjoyed.

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment

NIGHTLIFE When Barbara Sinatra fancied a night out at the supper club, she’d arrive in an Oscar de la Renta gown and drink “booze, of course” — a margarita or martini, she says, whichever roused the mood. And, of course, she knew everyone in the room. The supper club scene in Palm Springs emerged with the influx of Hollywood starlets

mr lyons steakhouse_seymour's lounge

A Toast to Seymour

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse bar salutes the owner’s late father with an intimate space and unconventional drinks.

Emily Chavous Restaurants

If Seymour Lazar invited you inside the barroom of his Old Las Palmas hacienda, he might have poured you a gin on the rocks while recounting the tale of one of his copious escapades: Acquiring the latest piece of tribal artwork for his massive collection. His courtship with Maya Angelou. Those times he took LSD with Timothy Leary. Foundation 10

Drag Queen entertaining at Retro Room Lounge Palm Springs

Cheers to the Past

RetroRoom Lounge in Palm Springs resurrects a dearly departed bar with outrageously upgraded entertainment.

Emily Chavous Restaurants

When Laurie Causey relocated from Portland, Oregon, 18 months ago to the valley, she expected to retire. She didn’t expect to begin a saloon career. But when her favorite Palm Springs martini bar closed, Causey bought the location formerly known as Legends of Palm Springs, decked the room with vinyl, and gave the space new life. “It was a place

Rehearsal of Footloose Palm Springs at Palm Canyon Theatre

Kick off Your Sunday Shoes

"Footloose" closes out the Palm Canyon Theatre season with a rousing reason to get up and dance

Emily Chavous Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen - Attractions

Jacqueline LeBlanc grew up at Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs. She joined the community theater’s Kids Camp at the tender age of 8, and made her acting debut in a main-stage show when she was 12. Thirteen years later, LeBlanc, 25, has two-stepped from child actor to choreographer, hoofing it with her fellow cast members for Palm Canyon’s upcoming