In the desert we learn to value every drop of moisture that comes our way. A shower here is like a surprise gift; a rainstorm seems nothing short of miraculous. But you might imagine that our collective joy was dampened last winter when it started raining in November and then continued to rain. And rain. And rain. As lovely as
Basking in the glow of a fading summer, a time when long, sun-soaked days begin to give way to crisper desert nights, a young Los Angeles couple canoodles in a private corner by the hotel pool. They’ve run off to Palm Springs for a tranquil night at the Colony Palms Hotel— the Spanish Moorish palace built by Purple Gang mobster
There is little remarkable about an established interior designer buying an architecturally significant home. It happens all the time. In this case, however, we’re talking about Atlanta-based Bill Stewart, who in 2016 purchased a Old Las Palmas estate and teed up a seven-month renovation. He added subtle, modern updates to the 1964 structure. Original plans by Albert Frey and Robson
It was dry in the desert. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, of course. But for me as a recent transplant to the Coachella Valley, the land here seemed particularly parched. The ground was rattlesnake colored but soft, like ash. I was about a mile, maybe two, into the slot canyon, on a hike with a group in an
It may have been some 40 years ago but tennis hall-of-famer Charlie Pasarell still remembers the last ATP tennis tournament played in Tucson before it was relocated to Mission Hills Country Club and the valley where it would grow to become the BNP Paribas Open. First of all, it wasn’t really even a tennis tournament. “They called it the American
My most recent encounter with the Dawn was in Palm Springs, in a special-edition white-on-white prepared by the House of Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio.
BEAUTY The Gallery Building on North Palm Canyon Drive has seen more than a few transformations since it served as the El Mirador Hotel’s garage. The chauffeurs who once bunked upstairs are gone, as are the gas station and the art gallery, to say nothing of the glamorous hotel across the street, long since made over into Desert Regional Medical
Sometimes simple summer hats, be it a boater, panama, visor, beret, cap, cloche, or fedora, is all that’s between you and the sun in Greater Palm Spring.
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
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