Palm Springs Life Magazine October 2007

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ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER – The corner of Alejo Road and North Palm Canyon Drive transformed by Port Lawrence. Rendering courtesy Port Lawrence.

FEATURES

The Influencers
By Steven Biller and Janice Kleinschmidt.
Photography by J. Fredric May, Elena Ray, and Taylor Sherrill.

Bright, energetic, and engaged in the community, some of the Coachella Valley’s most influential personalities converge on Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa for a richly earned moment in the spotlight.

The Downtown Turnaround
By Sheila Grattan. Illustrations by Matt Perry.
You can hear the buzz: Finally, downtown Palm Springs has a makeover plan to excite anyone disheartened by empty storefronts on Palm Canyon Drive.

The Good, The Bad, and the Man in the Middle
By Sharon Apfelbaum. Illustration by F. Towne.
Developer John Wessman stands his ground, takes flak, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

The New Contemporary
By Ellen Paris.
Blossoming commercial architecture takes cues from modernism and infuses eco-friendly design and amenities.

The Connoisseur’s Eye
By Diane Dorrans Saeks. Photography by David Glomb.
With a curator’s passion for richly detailed art and artifacts of California’s Spanish heritage, designer Martin Newman creates allegorical vignettes of Palm Springs history.

DEPARTMENTS

PSL Online
News from palmsprings.com.

Editor’s Letter

Psst!
By Janice Kleinschmidt.
Design Within Reach loves Palm Springs; Segway to architecture; the ultimate trail; palate (and palette) pleasing; the comeback kids. Plus: Intelligencer.

In Store
By Lisa Marie Rovito.
Retreat with home accents that are soft, comfortable, and good-looking, too.

Wine – Reign of Terroir.
By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Michael Kleinschmidt.
For winemakers, it’s about time.

Detours
By Sharon Apfelbaum.
Visit Mazatlan for natural splendors and civilized pleasures.

Sand to Sea
By Gloria Greer.
The social circuit.

Horoscope
By Sherryl Nova.
Look back to the future.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE

Women In Business
A celebration of achievement.

PROGRESS FOCUS

Paradise for Progress
By Bob Marra.
With an increasing year-round population, two state universities, and controlled growth, the Coachella Valley is capitalizing on its quality of life.

Land of Opportunity
By Bob Marra.
One of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, Riverside County proves its mettle as a great place to live and work.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Luxe Living
A guide to new residential developments in the Coachella Valley.

McCallum Theatre Program

Desert Guide
Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.
The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the desert.