Palm Springs Life Magazine March 2015 (Opera)

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ON THE COVER – We have two covers on the newsstand this month.
The Roger Federer image was photographed by Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images.
The Renée Fleming image was photographed by Jean-François Leclercq.

FEATURES

40 Love
By Janice Kleinschmidt.
The BNP Paribas Open maintains its courtship of players and fans. Join us in celebrating four decades of desert tennis.

A Feast for the Creative Soul
By Steven Biller.
Soprano Renée Fleming joins Paris Opera conductor Philippe Jordan and others to launch a star-studded Festival of the Desert.

Directed by Art
By Stewart Weiner.
For more than 30 years, artists held center stage at Playboy under the brilliant guidance of Art Paul. Now, at age 90, Paul’s ready to direct our attention to his own intriguing works — at Coda Gallery in Palm Desert this month.

Oasis in Focus
Photographer Nancy Baron captures her impressions of the desert in her newly released monograph.

Heavenly Creatures
Photography by Harold Julian.
Whimsical florals and feminine flair find a romantic revival this spring.

Defining Desert Living
By Chris Menrad. Photography by Julius Shulman.
Modernist architect William Krisel employed walls of glass, varied building materials, and a rotating, modified floor plan to create houses that embodied the Palm Springs lifestyle.

A Return to Pleasantville
By Morris Newman. Photography by Jaime Kowal.
Color and an element of surprise add panache to a 1960s classic.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Letter
By Julie Sinclair.
Tennis, fashion, and food rule the desert this month.

The Front
• Style
Heads will turn when you go courtside at the BNP Paribas wearing this top-seeded emerald beauty.
• Cameo – By Ashley Breeding.
Patrick McDonald creates his own style, with a nod to mod. Hint: It’s exaggerated.
• Sport – By Mona M. de Crinis.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways steps up to the tee to sponsor the former Dinah Shore/KNC golf tournament.
• Food – By Emily Surface.
The Meyers, newly arrived from Paris, bring gourmet café elegance to Palm Springs’ mornings. Get there early.

Home of the Month
By Brittney Baird.
This spacious Rancho Mirage estate is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
Tough FICO lending requirements are disqualifying large numbers of potential home buyers and slowing the housing recovery.

The Social Life
By Gloria Greer.
Parties, fundraisers, galas, and other social events.

Horoscope
By Sherryl Nova.
Find out what the planets and stars have in store for you this month.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Fashion Week El Paseo Program

Food+Wine Festival Palm Desert Program

McCallum Theatre Spring Program
Edited by Joan Page McKenna.

THE GUIDE
Edited by Arianna Menon.
The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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