Originally the estate of Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie, the Villa Royale’s recent makeover still caters to history buffs and now in-the-know hipsters.
Orchid Farm is a tropical paradise hidden in the Mojave Desert.
Perhaps best known as the home of The Integratron, Landers is also headquarters of Gubler Orchids: a colorful jungle in the Mojave Desert.
Photos at Eight4Nine Restaurant Raise Awareness of Salton Sea Crisis
Artist Christopher Turner unveils images at reception hosted by partner and author Armistead Maupin.
Artist Christopher Turner unveiled his series of photographs called “Progress” with his partner, gay author Armistead Maupin in tow, at Eight4Nine Restaurant in Palm Springs.
Keeping “Hope” Alive
A midcentury motel with a punk-rock pedigree thrives in Desert Hot Springs.
Hope Springs Resort is also an enclave of great architecture: large overhangs, zigzag roof lines, and a sunken conversation pit in the lobby in Desert Hot Springs.
The partnership of Albert Frey and John Porter Clark created a modern building that 70 years later still carries itself well.
An example of Palm Springs architecture designed more than 70 years ago by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey is hidden as a smart contemporary office building.
The cherished Edris House is back on the market.
When it was built in 1954, the Edris House must have appeared as if a spaceship had landed amongst the red-tiled roofs and white stucco haciendas that dotted the canyon.
Marching with Pride
From ballrooms and backstreets, to parades down Palm Canyon Drive, Greater Palm Springs Pride has grown alongside the city.
Although the Greater Palm Springs Pride parade is among the last to take place during the nation’s LGBTQ pride season, which begins in June to honor the Stonewall Riots of 1969, it’s first in terms of family-friendly atmosphere and entertainment. “It’s unlike any other pride parade in the country,” says Ron de Harte, president of Greater Palm Springs Pride. The
Out in the Sun
Palm Springs has transformed into an LGBTQ destination spurred by political change and a hot real estate market.
Old Hollywood set the stage for Palm Springs’ coming out.
Though Palm Springs may be a gay mecca today, for years a conservative “old guard” ruled this resort town, insisting “alternative lifestyles” stay hidden.