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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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For Art and Palm Springs Memorabilia head to SHAG: The Store

SHAG THE STORE: FOR ART AND PALM SPRINGS MEMORABILIA GALORE It's a gallery and retail shop! SHAG the store has a large selection of original fine art paintings and prints plus practical and fun Palm Springs memorabilia for any member of the family. Owner Jay Nailor says “SHAG the store offers artworks exclusively from fine artist Josh

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New Artistic Order With Empty Boxes at the Architecture and Design Center

Aggregrated Stacks by Artist Andrea Zittel Establishes New Artistic Order With Empty Boxes at the Architecture and Design Center   "Stacks" underlying theme of usable space and usable objects designed as art is an aspect of contemporary philosophy on art, which engages our immediate recognition while redirecting our response. A series

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Artistic Magic For The Home Or Office At Haya Modern Art Gallery

One way to jazz up any room is to stop in a Haya Modern Art Gallery and select an artsy touch of magic. From standing sculptures to paintings and pillows; the colors and designs add charm and flavor to any room. In addition to Haya’s creative art, she also has paintings by Yoko, plentiful gems from the Frank Lloyd Wright collection great for Fath

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LEENA/JOSEPH ART Spirals and Shifts without Moving

In the art of Leena and Joseph, a painter and a sculpture, the surprise is how they respond to each other’s work as a matter of communication, but more importantly the way their creativity is bound together. Leena proudly states her inspiration for a painting with a lot of curvature gestures comes from one of Joseph’s slick circular sculptures.

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Terra Gallery has Art and Learning in one Spot

Centrally located at South Palm Canyon and Arenas Road, Terra Gallery is an artistic, educational and whimsical art spot for everyone. Whether fanciful steel wall art, paintings or whimsical sculpture catches your attention, there is also a discussion about the unique solar globes that spin in response to the earth’s magnetic field and

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Artize Gallery Owner Also Collects the Fabulous Art She Sells

Since Artize Gallery owner Kelly Truscott collects the art her gallery shows and sells, the paintings she chooses are high quality works based on her sincere good taste. What surprised me most at this gallery is the combination of skillful technique along with a very upbeat vibe in works of art. One may want to embrace the energy at home and office

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Photographs by Jaime Kowal: Subtle Illuminations of the Desert

Jaime Kowal takes a picture that transcribes a moment into art. While the desert appears differently to us, the viewer may feel as if they’ve been astral projected into the photograph’s sphere. The fact is, surreal reality at times is more real than a copy of what we see. Each Kowal creation simulates a moment with richness of color, detai

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Artistic Mystery at Pumpernickel Gallery

  Obscure representations of art present the unknown at Pumpernickel Gallery. The subtle imagery portrays landscapes, seascapes, desert scenes, abstract scenes and flowers without revealing a specific place of origin. An unsettling sense of artistic images from nowhere quickly alters the viewers experience into a new quest of unde

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Celebratory Show and Scholarships from Desert Art Center

Celebratory Show and Scholarships from Desert Art Center By Nicole Borgenicht   Desert Art Center is presenting their 65th year in the Coachella Valley with a celebratory show of local artists who work in a variety of genres. From jewelry, pottery and sculpture to watercolor, acrylic/oil painting and stained glass this is

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The Creative Paradise at Lon Michels Gallery

The Creative Paradise at Lon Michels Gallery By Nicole Borgenicht   It is an experience walking into Lon Michels Gallery, with art that invites the viewer into a variety of fantasy worlds. Not only is it a surprise, but also one may wonder what each artist of these colorful excursions has in common. Michels says, “Jasper Johns wa

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Professional Ceramic Artist Gallery Studio Owners Also Teach Technique at Silica Studios

Professional Ceramic Artist Gallery Studio Owners Also Teach Technique at Silica Studios By Nicole Borgenicht   A special working relationship is customary at Silica Studios where professional artists and students share the equipment and discuss technical and creative aspects of their ceramic pieces.    “Members and

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Ever-changing Perceptions at Wind of Art

Ever-changing Perceptions at Wind of Art By Nicole Borgenicht   Francisco Totó Vargas is an artist, gallery owner and documentarian, with a unique creative spirit that encompasses a shared beauty. The combination of mixed media at his gallery Wind of Art comprises of acrylic on canvas, wood panel, glass as well as f

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Kenny Irwin Blasts Off at Gallery 446

Kenny Irwin Blasts Off at Gallery 446 Written by Nicole Borgenicht Photos by Dimitri Halkidas   With a trend of contemporary art, animals in pop art and the overall growing fascination of new technology in all genres, Palm Springs artist Kenny Irwin, is blasting off with robot bunnies at Gallery 446. Irwin’s pure imagination

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Fashion Jewelry and Assorted Artistry at Made-that Design Gallery

     Fashion Jewelry and Assorted Artistry at Made-that Design Gallery                          By                  &

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Art Without Perimeters at Woodman/Shimko Gallery

The Woody Shimko Gallery is not about representing any specific coast or continent from the east to the west, instead it is all encompassing. He selects artists of abstract and representational paintings, and sculpture, that evoke an individualistic feeling similar to Shimko’s tables of conjoined shoji screens with pipe wrench

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Expository Watercolor Demonstrations, Show and Sale at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Coachella Valley Watercolor Society president Pat Kodet has designed the upcoming show to comprise of demonstrations that will enlighten art aficionados and painters alike. CVWS Publicity Chair Cindy Mason describes the event, “Our four demonstrators are Pat Kodet, Kathleen Scoggin, Diane Morgan and Nels Femrite. Pat will demo portraits wher

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Modern Photography, The Stars and Other Contemporary Art at Gallery 446

One of the hottest galleries in the desert, Gallery 446 specializes in contemporary art with colorful expressive star photography. In addition, the gallery’s collection comprises painting and mixed media works. While known for a great collection of  “iconic” portraiture's there are also fun photographic compositions, unseen travel pictur

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Modern Photography, The Stars and Other Contemporary Art at Gallery 446

One of the hottest galleries in the desert, Gallery 446 specializes in contemporary art with colorful expressive star photography. In addition, the gallery’s collection comprises painting and mixed media works. While known for a great collection of  “iconic” portraiture's there are also fun photographic compositions, unseen travel pictur

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Superb Contemporary Art from Latin America at Jorge Mendez Gallery

In 2013 owner Jorge Mendez opened his 3,000 square foot gallery with an excellent cross-section of contemporary art from Latin artists. Originally from Latin America, Mendez has traveled throughout that region discovering many of the top artists. However, the art is contemporary, and Mendez's vision is in sharing great art of today rather than the

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Superb Contemporary Art from Latin America at Jorge Mendez Gallery

In 2013 owner Jorge Mendez opened his 3,000 square foot gallery with an excellent cross-section of contemporary art from Latin artists. Originally from Latin America, Mendez has traveled throughout that region discovering many of the top artists. However, the art is contemporary, and Mendez's vision is in sharing great art of today rather than the

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Provocative and Fun Art at Archangel Gallery

Michael Fiacco has a creative background in fashion and interior design but says, “I am more passionate about art than anything else.” Collecting great art and curating art shows at Archangel Gallery is how he stays creative as the gallery director. With an eye for what is trending now, Fiacco is a great addition to the Palm Springs art world.

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Fine Art In a Designer Setting, A New Look At Stewart Galleries

In the heart of downtown Palm Springs, Stewart Galleries beautifully integrates California, southwest and European fine art with international designer chosen furniture and accessories. The prime location is perfect for all savvy visitors, residents, art collectors and interior designers.  Owner Phil Kieffer promotes an atmosphere of

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Desert Art Center Hosts Art Shows and Plein Air Outings

As president of Desert Art Center, Paula Acosta has developed a way to balance professional artists with creative people who love to learn from experts. This art center is open to artists in the region as well as visitors from all over the world. Desert Art Center hosts seasonal art shows, artist community discussion platforms, plus fundrai

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