Coachella Valley Marijuana Dispensaries

Qualifying Times

As time moves irrevocably toward the availability of recreational marijuana, entrepreneurs and city officials adjust their strategies.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Health & Wellness

In 2002, David Webb left Michigan for California — in part, to live in a state that had legalized the medicinal use of cannabis. Three years ago, when the pain and tingling of his neuropathy had subsided, he stopped smoking marijuana. Now he’s in the right state for business reasons. Under the company name Pot Rocks, Webb and a partner

The Reserve

Art as a Foundation

A Washington couple builds a home at The Reserve to enjoy their art collection while visiting the desert.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Interior Design

Homeowners typically hire an architect before lining up a designer to select the interior finishes and furnishings. After all, the foundation, walls, and roof need to be built first. Interior designer Randy Patton’s clients diverged from that course for their custom home at The Reserve in Indian Wells. “They felt we would be very much involved in all aspects,” says

Bob Hope’s former house, designed by John Edward Lautner.

The Road to Recovery

From John Lautner’s Elrod House to his top-of-the-hill estate for Bob Hope, residences along Southridge Drive regain their luster.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Real Estate

ARCHITECTURE Lovers of irony should appreciate Dennis Yares pointing out that the first house to be built over the past 25 years in Palm Springs’ Southridge neighborhood sits on the hillside perch of the community’s original sales office. The gallery owner and his wife, Molly, hired Lance O’Donnell’s O2 Architecture to create on their lot “an environment where art and



A judicious use of bold color makes a successful marriage with a predominantly achromatic backdrop.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Interior Design

Two stark homes prove that a minimal pop of color is all you need to invigorate a space. Ossie Saguil describes the former state of his 1960s-built Seven Lakes Country Club condo as a “fairly nondescript rental” awash in beige. When he and Craig Mann purchased it, they ditched the beige tiles in favor of slate and painted the walls

chino canyon

A Change of Plans

Midway through renovating a Palm Springs house, two Angelenos decided to get away for good.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Home & Design, Real Estate

Two years ago, this Chino Canyon house reeked so badly that Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau’s real estate agent immediately turned around and walked out. He told them it was a teardown. But the native Canadian house-hunters saw beyond the odor, the odd layout, and the whitewash finish hiding the wood ceiling. “There was something really intriguing about the windows,

palm springs_aerial tramway


For almost a century, dreamers and innovators have come to Greater 
Palm Springs to realize 
their brightest ideas.

Janice Kleinschmidt. Vision

For almost a century, dreamers and innovators from agriculture to architecture have come to Greater 
Palm Springs to realize 
their brightest ideas.

Good Vibrations

Robust tourism in Greater Palm Springs has a positive rippling effect far beyond traditional hospitality

Janice Kleinschmidt. Vision 0 Comments

When Louis Vuitton debuted its 2016 women’s cruise collection in Palm Springs, the resulting impact went far beyond anyone’s expectations.