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December 2009 – Street News
2010 El Paseo Catalogue Now Available Start your day on El Paseo with a latte, stop for lunch at a sidewalk caf, then shop and return to a stylish restaurant for dinner and dessert or a cocktail served on a mountain-view terrace. **********
Frasca Jewelers Re-opens for Business On the evening of November 12, Frasca Jewelers and its adjoining stores suffered a catastrophic fire. Although the inside of the store was ruined from fire and smoke damage, all of the jewelry was… **********
* A new apparel store, Tink, is now open at 73-375 El Paseo.
* Banana Republic has relocated to the old J Jill location at the Gardens temporarily until their new store is finished!
Season Opener at Adagio Gallery – Saturday, November 28, 2009 Adagio Gallery opened the season with a three artist show of work by Michael Atkinson, Robert Rivera and Katherine McNeill on Saturday, November 28, 2009, with the artists in attendance. Many new and current clients added pieces to their collections during the opening exhibit.
The artists’ work will hang in the main gallery of Adagio until December 15th.
Shell Always Have Paris After graduating at the top of her class from the Paris Academy of Fashion Design, Fe Zandi became a costume designer for the Sadlers Wells Theatre in London.
A year later, she opened her first atelier in Paris with a formal show, to much acclaim. Zandi brought her talent for fashion design including exquisite gowns with her signature beading to the United States, opening a haute couture salon in Beverly Hills and a second one on El Paseo in Palm Desert. She sources her material, which she personally buys, from Paris.
Take $50 off every $250 you spend at Between the Sheets, our El Paseo store. The more you spend, the more you save ! Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.$100 off $500 and so on…The more you buy the more you save.
Through Dec 11, 2009 Casafina Madeira Harvest Month at The Upper Crust November is Casafina Madeira Harvest Month at The Upper Crust. Special discounts and complimentary pieces offered with minimum purchase. Also, all of our new and exciting product introductions will be in place November 1, 2009…. ————————————-
Through Dec 31, 2009 Discover Luxury at The Linen Man Discover the luxury of the world’s finest white goose down comforters and pillows. 850-fill power polish white goose down-lightweight, warm and snuggly. ————————————-
Through Dec 24, 2009 European Male Opens The European Male, a distinctive clothing storefor the man in your life is celebrating their grand opening this holiday season. Stop in and find that perfect Holiday Gift. ————————————-
Through Dec 15, 2009 Fall and Winter Collection Sale from Gucci 2009 Gucci is please to invite you to our Fall / Winter 2009 Collection Sale beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2009 and pre-salebegun on Saturday, November 21st. ————————————-
Through Dec 24, 2009 Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas from The Linen Man Great personalized holiday gift ideas: monogrammed short lightweight terry cover-up $59; monogrammed slippers $35. and much much more. Stop in and let us help with your holiday gift selections…. ————————————-
Through Dec 6, 2009 Semi Annual Sale at Rangoni Shoes Semi Annual Sale from November 20, 2009 through December 6, 2009 with 40-60% off Selected Styles. ————————————-
Through Dec 24, 2009 The Newest Collection Arrives at Coach Coach Just in time for the holidays, we introduce Alex, our latest collection. It is fun, festive and colorful! Perfect for your gift giving. ————————————-
Through Dec 11, 2009 20% Off New Arrivals at Troy Celebrate the holidays with us! Take 20% Off new arrivals, handbags, jewelry and novelty fur items for 3 days only: December 9, 10, and 11, 2009. ————————————-
Dec 11, 2009 – Dec 13, 2009 A Rolex Event at Leed’s and Son Fine Jewelers Leeds and Son Fine Jewelers, A Desert Tradition of Quality and Value, cordially invites you to a Rolex Event on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, 2009.Friday and Saturday 10:00 am. to 5:00 pm. and Sunday Noon – 5:00.. ————————————-
Dec 15, 2009 Holiday Open House at The Cos Bar Cos Bar invites you to their Holiday Open House Dec. 15th from 4-8pm. Gift with purchase, champagne and a NARS artist will be available! Other fabulous events throughout the month. ————————————-
Through Dec 31, 2009 Get Lucky Contest at Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Surprise Collection, a $145 value for only $54 – save over 60% (image attached) Win a Lifetime Supply of bareMinerals Each bareMinerals Surprise Collection carries a ticket that automatically enters you into our Get Lucky Contest… ————————————-
Through Dec 31, 2009 Special December Values at Creative Hair Get a color and cut with Don and receive a FREE blow dry a $40 value!Get a full highlight and receive a FREE haircut a $65 value! ————————————-
Fashion and Trunk Shows –
Dec 14, 2009 – Dec 15, 2009 Spring/Summer 2010 Trunkshow at Escada inspired by the beach of Ipanema with a cool sensibility and a wild flair, Escada marries tropical and elegant in the Spring/Summer 2010 Trunkshow Collection. Be the first to experience it in Palm Desert
Dec 18, 2009 – Dec 19, 2009 JB Star Trunk Show at Leed’s and Son Fine Jewelers Leeds and Son Fine Jewelers, A Desert Tradition of Quality and Value, cordially invites you to a the JB Trunk Show on Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, 2009. Voted "Best in Diamonds" in 2006 by the nation’s top..
Art Events, Exhibits and Shows-
Art Spotlight Desert Art Collection Robert R. Bradshaw: Recent Works InkIllustrations Showing December 1-28
Through Dec 31, 2009 20% Off Entire Inventory at Allan Pitchko Galleries 20% off the entire gallery inventory though Dec 31st 2009. Great holiday savings on fine art and antiques. Enter this elegant showroom filled with high-end antiques, 18th, 19th and early 20th century fine art by European and American… ————————————-
Through Mar 31, 2010 Art of Japan Exhibition at the Heather James Fine Art Gallery Art of Japan brings together an outstanding selection of the finest Japanese antiquities from the Edo and Meiji Periods in Japanese history. Pieces of various mediums including embroidery, sculpture, paintings, screens, bronze, and furniture fill the gallery space. Highlights of… ————————————-
Through Dec 13, 2009 Coachella Valley Watercolor Society Art Show and Sale Small Images, Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society will be held daily 1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm. at the Historical Society of Palm Desert which is located behind Staples in Palm Desert… ————————————-
Through Dec 31, 2009 Dutilleul Exhibition at The R E Welch Gallery R E Welch Gallery presents Dutilleul’s original oils during the month of December."I am a hunter of light" Dutilleul reveals. "I search for the slightest spark of sunlight between two clouds, the last ray at the end of the day,… ————————————-
Dec 26, 2009 Ben Steele Exhibition at the Coda Gallery Steele’s paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. Popular imagery, such as famous works of art or well-known photography, form the content of his work, as he explores the way we perceive our visual world. His work… ————————————-
California Pizza Kitchen CPK has something for everyone, starting with great food at moderate prices, served by an expert staff. Vegetarians and health conscious patrons can choose from meatless, cheeseless pizzas. Traditionalists enjoy CPKs Sweet and Spicy Italian Sausage Pizza and their thin crust Sicilian pizza. The award-winning CPKids menu features child-size pizzas, pastas, and desserts.
Through Dec 31, 2009 Plan Your Holiday Party at Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant Plan your holiday party with Tommy Bahama and receive a $25 Shopping Card for each guest! We’ll take care of every detail and reward your guests for celebrating in Paradise. Call 760-836-0188 for further details…. ————————————-
Through Dec 30, 2009 Wednesday is Chop Night at The Daily Grill Wednesday is Chop Night at the Daily Grill, NY Pepper Steak – $24.95, Blackberry Pork Chop – $19.95, Roasted Australian Rack of Lamb – $23.95. Also, holiday gift cards, purchase $50 & receive an additional $10 card…. ————————————-
Street Events –
Event Spotlight Dec 12, 2009 Paws ‘N Claus Photo With Santa at The Gardens Photo with Santa for your favorite, canine family member. 11am 1pm, center lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. $10 donation benefits Animal Samaritans (Dogs only.)
Dec 19, 2009 Playtime With Santa at The Gardens Playtime With Santa. Photo with Santa, refreshments, crafts, face painting and more! 10am 1pm, center lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. $10 donation benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert. ————————————-
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