Lawrence Karol

Lawrence Karol is a writer and editor who lives in Palm Springs, California. Hes been privileged to work with publishing legends such as Paige Rense at Architectural Digest  and food critic and writer Ruth Reichl at Gourmet. A passionate lover of shelter magazines, he enjoys writing about design, food, and lots of other stuff.

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Latest Blogs

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...

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Colorful Cocktails Are A Palm Springs Tradition

Cool summer drinks are a must-have during the desert's hot summer days and nights and many of the local restaurants have devised some delicious and colorful alternatives.  At dish Creative Cuisine, the...

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Inside and Out, The Saguaro Hotel Is A Riot of Color

Located at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, the Saguaro immediately catches your eye. It's brightly hued exterior is painted in 14 different desert wildflower colors that are native to...

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What To Drink At The Welcoming Peabody's Café

Although Debbie Alexander, the owner of Peabody's Café, didn't dream up the name of her restaurant, she still feels an affinity with the monikier. "The name came from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and was the...

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What To Drink At The Sleek, Modern Truss & Twine

If you've visited Palm Springs before—or checked online for great places to eat—you're no doubt familiar with Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which is located in the historic El Paseo Building on North Palm...

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What To Drink At The Sexy Dead Or Alive Bar

Even if you've visited Palm Springs multiple times, you'd be forgiven if you've never happened upon Dead or Alive, a seductive beer and wine bar in South Palm Springs. One reason for your oversight may be that this...

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What To Drink At The Hip "dish After Dark: a Speakeasy"

While wandering around the Uptown Design District, you'll come across a number of great shops and restaurants that are housed in historic midcentury buildings. One stop that you'll definitely want to make along the way...

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What To Drink At Counter Reformation At The Parker Hotel

The Parker Palm Springs hotel is set on 13 acres that feature lush plantings, meandering pathways, two pools, a spa, and multiple restaurants. A recent addition to the property's offerings is Counter Reformation, a...

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What To Drink At The Exotic Bootlegger Tiki

Back in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, Tiki restaurants were a popular national phenomenon and one of the best known of the genre was Don the Beachcomber. The chain's Palm Springs location opened in March 1953 on the...

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Meet Mariah Hanson, Founder And Producer Of The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend

Visitors to Palm Springs love to party, so it's more than appropriate that each Spring the city is host to the Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend (aka The Dinah)—the largest lesbian event in the world. This year...

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Meet Andy Wysocki and Bill Sanderson of Townie Bagels

You might not think it would be hard to find a great bagel in Palm Springs—but you'd be wrong. Unless, of course, you head to Townie Bagels in the south end of town. Andy Wysocki, who owns the café with...

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Checking In To The Rossi Hotel

The option to stay in your own private oasis within a private oasis may sound like an unlikely possibility, but at The Rossi, it will be a dream come true. This boutique property has only eight suites and each one...

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Meet Tristan Gittens, Owner Of The Gourmet Sausage Restaurant Frankinbun

At quite a bit more than first glance, there's nothing about Tristan Gittens' curriculum vitae that would suggest he'd someday open a gourmet sausage restaurant. Gittens grew up in Palm Springs but moved away to...

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Your Guide To This Year's Art Palm Springs Fair

One of the most anticipated annual events on February's Modernism Week schedule is the massive Art Palm Springs fair at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This year's show coincides with President's Day Weekend,...

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Gallery 500 Attracts Visitors and Supports Local Artists

There's no shortage of great art galleries in Palm Springs, but if you want to check out one that's a bit off the beaten path, and that also has an altruistic purpose, head to Gallery 500. Located in The Five...

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What To Eat And Drink At Draughtsman

Less than a year after helping to jump start the revitalization of North Palm Springs, ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants has opened Draughtsman, a restaurant offering a menu of modern comfort food and pub classics...

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What To Drink At Chi Chi At The Avalon Hotel

Only one block off Palm Canyon Drive in the center of downtown is the charming and historic Avalon Hotel with Hollywood Regency interiors by the well-known designer Kelly Wearstler. Just past the hotel's...

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What to Drink At The Purple Room Supper Club

If you're looking to recreate the spirit of the Rat Pack during your visit to Palm Springs then The Purple Room needs to be on your "To Do" list. In the early 1960s, the club was the in-spot for the Rat...

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Meet Jordan Fife

One of the most talked about hotels in town is L'Horizon Resort & Spa. And it's no wonder considering the dozens of accolades and awards it's received including Condé Nast Traveler #1 Resort in California...

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Meet Executive Chef Carmen Rodriguez of Reservoir at the Arrive hotel

The ARRIVE hotel has been credited with jump-starting the renaissance of North Palm Springs and its restaurant, Reservoir, has become a destination for locals as well as visitors. The restaurant's executive chef,...

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