Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2015

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ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER – Black butterfly lace and silk ruffle dress and gloves by Gemma Kahng, prices upon request, at www.gemmakahng.com. Boots by Stuart Weitzman, price upon request, at Stuart Weitzman, Palm Desert. Styling by Jules Moore, Photography by Harold Julian.

FEATURES

Good Neighbor Sam
By Stewart Weiner. Photography by David Glomb.
Architectural designer Sam Cardella brings classic buildings back to life in neighborhoods around the desert. Here’s the thinking that went into this savvy remodel.

Distinct Perspective
By Alan Hess.
African-American architect Paul R. Williams proved ahead of his time, achieving great success with his elegant, natural designs.

The Case for Country Clubs
By Stewart Weiner.
With golf ’s appeal receding, America’s diversity growing, and millennials’ tastes changing, are country clubs still relevant? The smart money is betting yes.

The New Landscape of Conservation
By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster.
A plan to protect the Coachella Valley’s natural environment amid a growing population is all about balance.

The Real Estate Matchmakers
When it’s important to tick every box on your dream home wish list, the right experts can make all the difference.

East Meets West
Photography by Harold Julian.
New York-based fashion designer Gemma Kahng brings edgy style to the desert.

10 Years of Haute
By Susan Stein.
Photography by Gary Bindman, Adrienne Bonafede, Tiffany Clark, Stacy Jacob, Dre Naylor, and Greg Peterson.
From prints and patterns to techno chic, the runway styles of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 wowed the crowd.

Power Players
By Cynthia Rubin. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
Palm Springs Life celebrates three successful women in business whose work benefits the Coachella Valley community.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Letter
By Julie Sinclair.
A balanced approach to development will keep our future bright.

The Front
• Interview – By Joan Page McKenna.
Singer Darlene Love returns to Palm Springs to perform at the AIDS Assistance Program’s Evening Under the Stars benefit.
• Cameo – By Steven Biller.
With his artful miniatures, David Webb hopes to teach about sustainable modern design.
• Design – By Stewart Weiner. 
The Aluminaire House is headed for Palm Springs. Here’s how to sound smart about it.
• Music – By Mike Mettler.
ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons hails from Texas but gives all his lovin’ to the Coachella Valley.

Home of the Month
By Joan Page McKenna. Photography by Darren Bradley.
Midcentury modern gets a 21st-century reboot in an authentic South Palm Springs house.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
The world’s deflationary outlook could hold down U.S. interest rates.

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

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

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Coldwell Banker
An at-a-glance chart of Coachella Valley country clubs and their golf courses.

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