Kathy Condon

New Starbucks Reserve Palm Springs

New Starbucks Reserve Palm Springs

Tanzania Mount Meru. Nicaragua Maracaturra. Aged Sumatra Crop 2013. Where would you like your next cup of coffee to come from?  Would you like a coffee flight?  How would you like it brewed? The Clover method, siphon, pour-over, cold brew or maybe nitro cold brew? These are just a taste of your exotic choices at the hip new Starbucks Reserve (www.visitpalmsprings.com/starbucks-reserve) in the heart of Revitalized Downtown Palm Springs. As one…

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What's New in Palm Springs

What's New in Palm Springs

Read about What's New and coming to Palm Springs.  

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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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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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Latest Blogs

WHO'S NEXT Retail Store Brings Exclusive French Fashion Brands to Palm Springs Posted By: Kathy Condon T

If you want a sense of the colors that make up Palm Springs, California, you need to walk into Who’s Next directly across from the Kimpton Hotel being built on North Palm Canyon. Benjamin Perdereau lived in Aix Provence in Southern France, and visited his parents often in Palm Springs.  He owned and operated a store in Southern

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Palm Springs Modernism Week Premier Bus Tour a Delight

When you see a Double Decker bus touring around Palm Springs, it is a sure sign Modernism Week is happening or about to be launched. The popularity of this event has grown so festivities have expanded beyond one week in February. This event, which provides an in-depth look at architecture from the 1930’s through 1960’s started 11 years ago an

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5 Estates Available for Small Weddings in Palm Springs

There are numerous locations to have weddings in Palm Springs. However, if you have dreamed about having one in an intimate, beautiful location, here are some possibilities for you.  These estates will work with you to design your day with your special touches. The results will be a memorable day for you and your guests.  Casa Elizabet

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New Uptown Design Boutique Hotel Serves Visitors and Locals

Palm Springs Boutique Hotel Arrive As we watched Arrive (pronounced just like it looks) located in the Uptown Design District, we locals heard all kinds of rumors about this new boutique hotel.  It was supposed to be hip place that was welcoming to visitors, yet would provide an atmosphere that would serve as gathering place for year-round

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Palm Springs Libraries Offer Informative Lectures About the Area

Palm Springs Libraries Palm Springs Public Library….Main Branch 300 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA   (760) 322-7323 www.palmspringslibrary.org Hours Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair Attracts Artists and Patrons from throughout the World

Once you have been to the Palm Spring Fine Art Fair you will want to put it on your schedule each year.  The high ceilings of the Palm Springs Convention Center and 12,000 sq. feet of space provide the perfect backdrop for artists displaying their Post War and Contemporary Art. The venue facilitates making the art approachab

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Tour of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Annenberg Retreat, Sunnylands, Located behind a pink wall is a 200-acre estate known as The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.  Ambassador Walter Annenberg and Lenore Annenberg created their majestic western home on grounds that were once barren desert land.  With the commissioning of Southern California Architect A. Quincy Jones, develo

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Frank Sinatra Remember by Mel Haber at Melvyn's in Palm Springs

One always feels like something special is going to happen when you approach Melvyn’s, adjacent to the Ingleside Inn. Perhaps, it is the lavish plantings that have grown over the years and provide a great shield from the hustle and bustle from downtown Palm Springs. The sense of elegance continues as you are greeted by the maître. On

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New Palm Springs Art Studio Attracting Patrons of the Arts

Love Art? Then get in your car and go on a great adventure to the Gerald Patrick Art Studio. It is tucked away in a strip mall near the corner of Sunrise and Vista Chino. Gerald (Jerry) wanted a place where he could produce his art and have great walls to display his large canvases. Recently, he invited two other internationally kn

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History of Joshua Tree National Park

The National Park Service will be 100 years old in 2016. Joshua Tree National Park has already started planning activities that will highlight this amazing park. Check out their calendar for activities at the Park. Visitors attendance to the park has increased to $3 million people a year—a 50% increase in three years. 

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8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to Rent a Home for Your Vacation

People definitely are discovering Palm Springs and are realizing there is “Like No Place Else.” People from all over the world are deciding to make Palm Springs their next destination vacation. No longer are people wanting to stay for a week, they often settle in for a couple of weeks, a month or even six months.  They are search

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Palm Springs Windmill Tour

No matter what form of transportation you take to enter Palm Springs, you will be amazed at the sight of over 2,000 windmills lining the Valley and the hills.  It is easy to understand why they have been the backdrop for movies and countless photo shoots.   If you want to look at them up close and personal, the Palm Springs&nb

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Sweet Treats Downtown Palm Springs on South Palm Canyon Drive

BRANDINI TOFFEE 132 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.brandinitoffee.com  (760) 200-1598 Hours:  M-W 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.    T-S  10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Need a rest from exploring? The perfect way to rest and people watch in downtown Palm Springs, is to order a Brandini Shak

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Sunnylands Center and Gardens a Magnificent Gift to the Valley

Ever wonder what is behind the pink wall along Bob Hope Drive?  Well, you have a wonderful opportunity to find out. Enter Sunnylands Center and Gardens through the gate on Bob Hope Drive. Keep your eyes open for there is very little signage, including signs for the various plantings. On a recent tour, I learned the lack o

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Luxury Colonial Revival Style Hotel Rises Again in Palm Springs

The majestic Triada Hotel sits on  corner along Indian Canyon Drive in the Movie Colony.  Newly remodeled as a Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel, this space is once again reclaiming its place in Palm Springs history as a place of luxury.  The sprawling, boutique hotel is sure to attract people who seek privacy, rela

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