koffi rancho mirage

Blending in

Koffi in Rancho Mirage is the desert’s only specialty coffee retailer with its own roasting facility.

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Opened to assist the coffee bean needs of its sister sites in Palm Springs, Koffi in Rancho Mirage is caffeinating a path to cups across the country.

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Pívat’s Premier Plume

Sit back and relax amid leather-bound chairs, top-shelf cocktails, and worldly cigars.

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Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage guests seeking a refined respite from the buzz of the gaming floor have found the cozy confines of Pívat Cigar Lounge.

westin mission hills golf

Swing Into Season

Coachella Valley ryegrass turf is back in season, providing golfers a prime opportunity to play some of the area’s most formidable tests. Take on these must-play public venues — ranked in order of difficulty.

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Ryegrass turf is back in season, providing golfers an opportunity to play some of the toughest tests, like the Gary Player course at Westin Mission Hills.

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Take It Like A Man

From flat-tops to fades to hot-towel shaves, Palm Springs barber shops deliver classic and contemporary styles in old-school fashion.

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From flat-tops to fades to hot-towel shaves, Palm Springs barbershops deliver classic and contemporary styles in old-school fashion.

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Bloom and Grow

Leon’s Landscaping has grown along with Greater Palm Springs.

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Founded in 1993 by Serafin Leon, Leon’s Landscaping has been built on humble beginnings, a hard work ethic, and constant attention to customer service.

Pickle Ball 2019

Pickle People

Local pro Marcin Rozpedski provides the lowdown on the pickleball craze and how to play.

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A seismic shift has been shaking up the recreational landscape as venues across the Coachella Valley convert their tennis courts for pickleball play.

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An Audience Awaits

Golf legend Barney Adams believes the cure for what ails the game’s dwindling numbers lies in the impending senior population boom.


By the year 2020, the 65-and-older population in the U.S. will increase to 55 million, to 70 million in 2030, and 88.5 million in 2050, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. “A lot of these people are going to be looking for something to do, and golf is a great outlet,” say Adams, 78, who founded eponymous Adams


Easy on the Driver

Challenge your golf game at three courses nestled amid the rolling hills of Temecula.


With temperatures 20 degrees cooler than those of the Coachella Valley, a quick stay-and-play swing down to Temecula offers verdant topography and a diverse range of golf options, plus more than 30 wineries to quench your thirst after the game, all centered around the charming historic village of Old Town. We’ve picked three courses to challenge your game. So gas

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6 Best Golf Instructional Schools in Greater Palm Springs

No mater what shape your game is in, these teachers will have you swinging away in no time.


Whether you’re a full-time resident seeking improvement to your game or a visitor planning an upcoming golf visit, the Coachella Valley’s bounty of courses are complemented by exceptional instructional schools that operate all year. From the latest swing-study technology to primo practice ranges to unique mental approaches, the desert provides a full tee sheet of eduational options. Here are five


Desert Fun at Dusk in Greater Palm Springs

Summer activity options abound once the sun goes down.

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Sure, the desert’s summer sizzle can deter daytime activity levels for many. But recreation options arise (and even abound) across the valley as the sun begins to set. Explore the bounty of the desert at dusk during summer months with these options. String up after sunset with an evening match under the lights at a host of public tennis facilities,