palm springs spas

Bargain Pampering

From body scrubs to facials, Greater Palm Springs spas are offering high-ticket items for discounted prices in August.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness, The Guide

Famous for innovative, high-end (and often high-priced) beauty treatments, the desert’s luxury spas are promoting some of the best values of the year this month, with significant savings. La Quinta Resort & Club’s Spa La Quinta offers its Signature Massage for $125 (normally $170), Tuesday through Friday. The rubdown is customized for each client’s preferences, with varying techniques and pressures

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Desert Dreamers 4: The Sports Stars

They came; they saw blue skies, perfect weather, and endless possibilities for indulging their sporting passions.

Kent Black History, Valley

From the beginning, Palm Springs has always been a sporty place. People first came because the dry desert air was good for the lungs (actually, its clean air, devoid of pollution, helps people with conditions like asthma), but it wasn’t long before the sports-minded crowd followed with their tennis rackets, golf clubs, polo mallets, and hiking staffs. Nellie Coffman laid

best of the best

Best of the Best 2017

How do we know what’s the best of its kind in Greater Palm Springs? Because our readers — residents and visitors — tell us.

Site Staff Best Of, Valley

PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUBLTREE BY HILTON HOTEL & GOLF RESORT PHOTO COURTESY OF LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB PHOTO COURTESY OF JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA PHOTO COURTESY OF DESERT ADVENTURES PHOTO COURTESY OF PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY PHOTO COURTESY OF CABOTSMUSEUM.ORG PHOTO COURTESY OF TWO BUNCH PALMS PHOTO COURTESY OF GREEK ISLANDS PHOTO COURTESY OF MCCALLUM THEATRE

cold soups

Some Like it Cold

These aren’t your nana’s borscht.

Lizbeth Scordo 111 East, Restaurants

FOOD The roster of cold soups on restaurant menus used to be confined to a few stalwarts — think vichyssoise, borscht, and gazpacho — but while those classics are still kicking, chefs are getting creative with hot soup’s summer counterpart, especially here in the Coachella Valley, where temps can hit … well, you know. Palm Springs Life chatted with some

World Famous Crochet Museum.

The Nature of Expressionism

In the High Desert, 
artist Angel Chen 
harnesses the elements.

Steven Biller 111 East, Arts & Entertainment

ART An easing sensation consumes your body shortly after you exit Interstate 10 at Highway 62 near Palm Springs. First comes the relief of leaving the traffic in your dust and then the awe of the imposing mountains as you ascend into the High Desert. The feeling tapers as the road, aka Twentynine Palms Highway, stretches toward Joshua Tree and

beauty primers

Primary Colors

Think of it like building a house: You have to work from the ground up.

Wendy Duren 111 East, Health & Wellness

BEAUTY If the slew of texts I received from girlfriends recently are any indication, the average and even occasional makeup wearer has questions about makeup primers. How do I use this stuff? What’s this supposed to do for me? Is the extra step worth it? Which primer do you suggest? This behind-the-scenes product seems to be everywhere you look. Cosmetics

Mirada Estates home

On Top of the World

This expansive, custom-built home at Mirada Estates in Rancho Mirage has a luxurious interior—and then there are those views.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate, Valley

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that the future owners of 45 Sky Ridge Road in Rancho Mirage will feel like they’re sitting on top of the world. Located in Mirada Estates, the nearly 6,600-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home enjoys panoramic views of the valley and was dubbed “Star Point”. You’ll not only feel like you’re close enough

Micro Homes

Design Dynamos

Some diminutive manufactured homes currently arriving in South Palm Springs give new to meaning to the axiom that less is more.

Lawrence Karol Real Estate, Valley

One of the more popular franchises on HGTV is the “Tiny House” programming block, which has grown to include four different shows all devoted to the notion that living small doesn’t mean you have to make design sacrifices. Locally, the 1960s-era Palm Canyon Mobile Club has taken this mantra to heart and given it a distinctly Palm Springs spin. Ravinia