Erin Lawrence

Erin Lawrence
New Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs Soars to New Heights of PS Cool

New Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs Soars to New Heights of PS Cool

With endless floor-to-ceiling views of Palm Springs’ sun-kissed San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Canyon Drive’s trendy street life – framed by a modern take on Palm Springs’ oh so famous mid-century modern architecture – the new Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs hotel (www.rowanpalmsprings.com) is a perfect match for Downtown’s new level of cool.    Rising seven stylish stories – and topped with Palm Springs’ only rooftop pool -- this avant-guard…

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A Palm Springs New Year’s Eve

A Palm Springs New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2018 at an blockbuster celebration. What better way to welcome the New Year than with an evening of fun for the whole family, plenty of food and drink, and a live performance with Plain White T’s at the premier outdoor concert theater at Spa Resort Casino. Plain White T’s, the celebrated band that kicked off their career in the Chicago, played a mix of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock and roll in basements and clubs across the metro…

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Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

Frank Sinatra bought his very first home at 1148 East Alejo Road (between Caballeros and Sunrise in Palm Springs), and it was his primary residence from 1948 to 1957. Sinatra had been quoted as saying that in his life he always felt the need “to get away from it all, but not too far away,” and the desert estate he built in 1947 seemed to fit the bill. He chose the Palm Springs Movie Colony neighborhood, where names like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Al…

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What To Drink At The Landing At The Riviera Palm Springs

What To Drink At The Landing At The Riviera Palm Springs

First impressions are everything and when you enter The Riviera Palm Springs that initial glance will leave a lasting impression. The appropriately named Landing Bar + Lounge greets guests with retro-glam decor that includes cheerful colors and patterns, mod light fixtures and cocktail tables, palm print pillows, and tweed chairs and sofas.   The Landing serves a large array of handcrafted and classic cocktails along with many beer and wine…

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5 Palm Springs experiences for Fitness

5 Palm Springs experiences for Fitness

Here are 5 indoor activities that you need to try in Palm Springs: Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu    Check out the ultimate martial art in no other place than inside Palm Springs’ Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park! Authorized as a Joe Moreira Affiliate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, the masters at Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu teach sparring and live drilling during their training. Not only does Jiu-Jitsu serve as an excellent way to stay active, but it also shows…

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Don't miss these Happy Hours in Palm Springs

Don't miss these Happy Hours in Palm Springs

  If you’re looking to shake up your summer routine, it’s time to check out some of the fabulous and fun Happy Hours in Palm Springs. Gather a group of friends and explore some newer spots or try an old favorite.   Happy Hour pick: Draughtsman 1501 N Palm Canyon This open concept bar-restaurant connected to the Arrive Hotel has just launched a fun Happy Hour concept that pairs food and drink specials and lets you also take advantage of the…

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Get Cool in a Fabulous Blue Pool

Get Cool in a Fabulous Blue Pool

*/ Palm Springs is celebrating the Summer of Color.   From the desert wildflowers that bloom to signal the start of the heat, to the shady green parks and cool blue pools, there’s lots to see in vibrant hues in Palm Springs this season.   There are plenty of places to get your toes wet and cool yourself off this season, so today the color we’re focused on is the blue of several of the city’s best pools!   Why not work on your bronze at…

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Experience Palm Springs like a Reality TV Star

Experience Palm Springs like a Reality TV Star

Whether it was Marilyn Monroe escaping Hollywood in the 50s or the Kardashians recently bringing the cameras here, Palm Springs has been a celebrity haven for nearly a century and now, it’s becoming a hot spot for today’s latest reality TV shows. It’s easy to feel star-struck in Palm Springs: you like their Instagram photos of extravagant desert pool parties, you re-watch the episodes where they stay in luxurious resorts, and sometimes, you wish…

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Unforgettable wedding venues in Palm Springs

Unforgettable wedding venues in Palm Springs

There are innumerable places you can choose for your wedding. While some want the amenities of a large chain hotel, or the outdoor ambience of a golf course there are also smaller, lesser known venues that can be just as spectacular. Why not make your wedding day even more memorable by choosing a unique and beautiful place to get married in the Palm Springs area? O’DONNELL HOUSE 412 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs Weddings аt thе O’…

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If it's Monday -- It Must be Bingo & Trivia at the Ace Hotel

If it's Monday -- It Must be Bingo & Trivia at the Ace Hotel

“Bingo! I have bingo!” I yelled. I couldn’t believe it. But yes, every number on my card was covered. Emcee Shirley Claire strolled over -- placed one of her long legs on my table, waved a feather boa in the air, and sang, “Congratu-laaaaations!” If it’s Monday night in Palm Springs – the Ace Hotel & Swim Club (www.acehotel.com/palmsprings) is the place to be. First for “Fabulous Bingo” in the King’s Highway diner -- a mix of singing,…

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Why all the windmills?

You’ll begin to see them rising from the desert floor well before you hit Palm Springs city limits. Thousands of windmills stand like a giant metal army acting as silent guards to the entrance of the Coachella Valley.   The windmills are a familiar sight to the locals, but visitors may wonder why they’re here, why there are so many,

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Don't miss these Happy Hours in Palm Springs

  If you’re looking to shake up your summer routine, it’s time to check out some of the fabulous and fun Happy Hours in Palm Springs. Gather a group of friends and explore some newer spots or try an old favorite.   Happy Hour pick: Draughtsman 1501 N Palm Canyon This open concept bar-restaurant connected to the Arrive Hotel

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Get Cool in a Fabulous Blue Pool

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Unforgettable wedding venues in Palm Springs

There are innumerable places you can choose for your wedding. While some want the amenities of a large chain hotel, or the outdoor ambience of a golf course there are also smaller, lesser known venues that can be just as spectacular. Why not make your wedding day even more memorable by choosing a unique and beautiful place to get married in the Pal

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Where to Nine and Dine in Palm Springs

Summer golf can be a challenge in Palm Springs. With the heat of the day it takes careful scheduling to avoid the worst of the daytime sun. If you’re going to play, sometimes a great option for golf is a quick nine holes and a bite at one of the great clubs in Palm Springs. Here’s where to Nine and Dine.   Tahquitz Creek 

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Uniquely Palm Springs - Brandini Toffee

It takes guts, gumption and drive to start a business. And it takes hard work to grow it into an establishment that’s not jut popular in the city where you begin, but far and wide.  Palm Springs has many successful small businesses that are growing and gaining country-wide attention. In this series, we’ll look at some businesses that are u

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Desert Hikes in the Palm Springs area

Over the last few months we’ve been taking a look at some great hiking trails in Palm Springs. This time we’re going slightly further afield than the city boundaries and looking at some beautiful hikes in the Greater Palm Springs area.   The Slot near Borrego Springs, CA   This hike is tough to find, but easy to do. Y

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The newest hotels in Palm Springs

There are innumerable places to stay in Palm Springs. Whether your preference is for a huge resort experience with tonnes of amenities, or you prefer a small family-run place with only twenty rooms, you can find your oasis in Palm Springs.   Though some might think Palm Springs is saturated with hotels, recently some new places have open

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Dining at Palm Springs' oldest restaurants

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Hiking in Palm Springs

With gorgeous weather and unparalleled views, Palm Springs is a hikers paradise. There are literally hundreds of trails all across the Coachella Valley to explore. We’ll keep this article focused on trails in the immediate Palm Springs city area for simplicity, lest this short article tune into an encyclopedia. Indian Canyons There are a nu

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Travel from LA to Palm Springs in comfort

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs can’t always been easy. Renting a car is the best option, but not everyone is keen to drive two hours in some of the worst and most intimidating traffic in the USA. You can fly or book a connection, but that has its costs. Now there’s a new way to get easily and reliably from the LA-area to the Palm S

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Don't miss the Palm Springs Art Museum

When it comes to museums, people either love them or hate them. There's very rarely any in between. For the lovers, there's culture, history, and a tangible connection to art and learning that can't be understated. The haters? Well, they just find museums “boring,” or perhaps they can’t imagine that a museum smaller than the Guggenheim, MOM

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5 great hotels in Palm Springs

Getting away to Palm Springs is a treat. But having a great vacation, or long weekend can often hinge on where you stay.  Picking the wrong hotel if you’re hoping to relax and unwind can leave you sleepless, while if you’re looking to party, choosing a place that’s too quiet can stifle your fun. Here are a few great hotels that can ma

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Great places to shop in Palm Springs and area

Visiting a new city and exploring their shops and services can be exciting.  When you discover a new place with cool clothes, amazing housewares or the perfect objet d’ art it can create a lasting memory for your travels.  Palm Springs and area are filled with great places to shop whether you have a couple hours or a day. Palm Canyon

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Celebrities love Palm Springs

For decades Palm Springs has been a celebrity playground.  You can’t toss a tumbleweed without hitting homes that belonged to the likes of Liberace, Debbie Reynolds or Frank Sinatra. But even stars that are popular today, and perhaps a little more familiar to a younger crowd are also choosing to chill in Palm Springs. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Great Tours #3: Exploring the desert with a guide

This month we've been featuring amazing guided experiences in Palm Springs. Having a guide show you some of the intricacies of city life, behind-the-scenes sites, or relating specific local knowledge can make a good trip into a great and memorable vacation. While we've previously covered home tours, as well as insider historic and walking tours, to

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Great Tours #1: See Modern homes inside & out

One of the big draws in Palm Springs has to be the modernist architecture. Some amazing examples of desert modernism are easy to see from the side of the road in the comfort of your car. But to get a little something more in-depth, you'll want to get inside. While the ever-popular Modernism Week each February is a massive draw for house hunters

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Check out great new restaurants in Palm Springs

There’s never been a shortage of great places to dine in Palm Springs. Now that list is getting longer thanks to the opening of several new restaurants in the city. Eight4Nine 849 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA Phone: 1 760-325-8490 With decor that’s a stunning kaleidoscope of colour and brightness, Eight4Nine is easily the

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Go with a guide!

Visiting a new city can be intimidating. How do you know where to go, what sites are the best to see, or where you should eat? If you’ve only got a short stay planned, you don’t want to waste time. That’s why a guided tour can be a great way to get acquainted with a new city. Here in Palm Springs, there’s many options to get to know the are

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Touring spectacular homes in Palm Springs - Part 3

Over the last couple months we’ve had a look at some amazing homes in Palm Springs.  While they’re spectacular, many of them are off limits to the public. Fortunately there are some equally stunning public buildings where you can enjoy modernist architecture up close without a trespassing ticket! (Read Part One and Part Two of the s

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Touring spectacular homes in Palm Springs - Part 2

A few weeks ago we took a look at some fabulous homes in Palm Springs that can be easily seen on a self-guided driving or cycling tour (click here to read). I enlisted the help of expert Robert Imber who runs Palm Springs Modern Tours, and was integral in the creation of the Palm Springs Modern app, which provides maps, photos, and descriptions of

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A peek inside Cary Grant's former Palm Springs home

He was one of the legends of Hollywood; Actor Cary Grant was a hugely popular marquee draw in the 1950’s and 60’s.  It’s not surprising then, that his Palm Springs home recently sold for millions.     The property has been privately owned for many years, and the owners rented it out for weddings and special events. 

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A peek inside the Bob & Dolores Hope estate

Sometimes you find the most amazing things when you’re just surfing the ‘net. I stumbled on the listing for one of the most iconic homes in Palm Springs; the former home of Bob and Dolores Hope.  It’s the domed dwelling that sits up on a hill overlooking southeast Palm Springs.  I’ve often wondered what it looks like inside, and t

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All about Modernism

Palm Springs is known as a modernist architectural mecca.  But what exactly is Modernism, and why is it such a draw?           I enlisted an expert to help explore more about Modernism; I interviewed Lisa Vossler Smith, Executive Director of one of Palm Springs’ biggest events each year, Moderni

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Stay small! The intimate hotels of Palm Springs

While big hotels can offer lots of amenities, sometimes a smaller, quieter hotel is the right choice for a special getaway. There are dozens of small hotels in Palm Springs, from family-run motels, to kitschy retro havens and everything in between. In fact, small hotels are such a fixture in Palm Springs, they’ve banded together online so

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Touring spectacular homes in Palm Springs - Part 1

Palm Springs is an architecture lover’s dream.  There are many beautiful and important homes that are amazing structurally, plus there’s plenty of houses owned by Hollywood celebrities scattered throughout the city too.   They’re easy to see; you can take a self-guided driving (or cycling) tour of them on your own, or get an expe

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Go climbing indoors at Desert Rocks

I never thought I’d find myself 20 feet in the air, clutching narrow handholds, every muscle in my arms screaming from the weight of supporting my entire body as my feet struggled to stay anchored on bumpy ledges. Eventually the battle became too much, and I let go, falling backwards first sharply, then as my rope caught, I was gently lowered to

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What to do in Palm Springs over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearing, and while tradition dictates planning and preparing a huge feast at home, spending time with family, friends, and loved ones, and giving thanks for the good things in life, there’s also many other things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you nix the giant turkey in favor of dining out, or if you’re just lo

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Top 3 Day Trips from Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a draw all its own. But for regular visitors, going through the same routine each time you’re in the desert may feel a little stale. Why not mix things up with a day trip on your next stay in the Palm Springs area? Day Trip #1: Borrego Springs Borrego Springs, and neighboring Anza-Borrego State Park are loaded with things

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