Whether you’re hooked on beavertail cactuses and desert iguanas or intrigued by the dozens of galleries and outdoor sculpture studios nestled among the byways that straddle Highway 62 en route to Joshua Tree National Park, one thing is certain: You’re going to find more than one worthy detour. “That’s how my love affair with the High Desert took off,” says
Which debuting restaurants truly shine is a perennial topic of debate. We visited as many as we could and selected the best among those opening and ripening since last year’s collection of “best new restaurants.”
The latest spa trend has less to do with the muds, scrubs, and wraps on the menu than the spa-goers themselves. With that in mind, it seems everything old is new again. The “friend trend” harks to ancient Roman baths, which were important gathering centers.