You know the familiar jingle from radio and television, "Pete Carlsonnnnn's . . . Golf & Tennis."
Amidst the holidays, the chime isn't the only thing ringing in the season of giving at the Palm Desert sport-centric retailer and clothier.
While our burgeoning desert is home to no shortage of big daddy, national retail outlets, I personally prefer the homespun touches and personal attention I get at local places like Pete Carlson's, which has been open since 1981.
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On a recent visit to Pete's, we took a detailed stroll of some of the store's top items befitting primo gift giving and superb stocking stuffers.
VIDEO: From golf gear to ladies' apparel, jump in our sleigh for a video stroll at Pete Carlson's Golf and Tennis.
Oh, and the music at Pete's has expanded beyond his own tune. Since 2010, the locale has hosted its in-store "Jazz Lovers" series, bringing in some excellent acts for its regular calendar of 8 p.m. shows. Check out their website for additional details and be sure to take in the Dec. 26 show featuring The Ernie Andrews Quintet.
Pete Carlson's Golf and Tennis, 73741 Highway 111, Palm Desert, 760-568-3263; www.petecarlsonsgolf.com
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