Desert Spotlight

Desert Spotlight
Coachella

From Broadway-caliber productions to rare art exhibits and collections…find out what world-renowned artists and performers are coming into town.

Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted By: February 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister property in Scottsdale.

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Gifts of nature, fantasy, and spirit at Crystal Fantasy

  • Posted By: February 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry

The human soul is difficult to define, but impossible to deny. It aligns our body and mind, it reconciles our past with our future, and it guides us where we are truly meant to be…

Namely Crystal Fantasy, one of the most transcendent destinations in the Inland Empire.

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Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

  • Posted By: February 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry

After suffering a fire in March of 2018, the ebullient eatery has triumphantly returned to the PS stage, although its owner eschews the spotlight. “I don’t really do interviews, so I’m not really good at talking about myself.” Robb Wirt is endearingly humble, but his zeal for hospitality drives him forward. “For me, Bongo Johnny’s was my choice for an end-of-life career. I used to work in the pharmaceutical industry, so coming to a customer service industry was kind of scary, but I figure I like people, so what could go wrong, right?”

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Desert X 2019

  • Posted By: February 18, 2019

By Barbara Beckley

From awesome art in the solitary sand to Palm Springs’ bus stops, stairs to nowhere at the Salton Sea, a glittery ghost palm and mid-century modern architecture as a sounding board, Desert X 2019 has turned the Coachella Valley into an artistic canvas for all to enjoy.   Feb. 9 - April 21, 2019.     

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Meet Wil Stiles

  • Posted By: February 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Our lives are peppered with joyful memories that inspire us to look back fondly and look forward hopefully. Moments like falling in love, getting promoted, the birth of a child… or, in the case of Wil Stiles, all of the above rolled into one.

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Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

  • Posted By: February 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Palm Springs is built on reverence and revelry. The glamour of a golden age shimmers across decades and reverberates into a stylish celebration rooted firmly in the here and now.

Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge stand as towering examples of our hometown’s regal past, as well as its resplendent future.

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Kreem Artisanal Ice Cream

  • Posted By: February 07, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Chatting with Bianca Simonian makes you realize that anything is possible, from whipping up a batch of espresso lavender ice cream to launching successful eateries in two desert lands on opposite ends of the earth. Her revelations prompt the listener to do a delicious double take.

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On the Mark Fine Foods & Provisions

  • Posted By: February 07, 2019

By Kevin Perry

A visit to Palm Springs is a veritable safari for the senses. Your eyes careen across our majestic vistas, your lungs fill with our healing desert air, and your palate guides you ever onward, in search of a foodie experience worthy of your luxurious surroundings. But where will your taste buds take you?

Just follow the giant cow to 777 North Palm Canyon.

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Ride in Style with Bike Palm Springs

  • Posted By: February 07, 2019

By Kevin Perry

In California, our vehicles are our bubbles. They encase us in radio waves, air conditioning, and tinted windows, locking us away from the beauty of our surroundings.

But Tony Torres is about to burst that bubble.

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Spotlight on Destination PSP

  • Posted By: February 07, 2019

By Barbara Beckley

Some ideas are simply brilliant. The light bulb. The cell phone. Destination PSP. 

No kidding. Since Jeffrey Bernstein founded Destination PSP in 2012, the store has revolutionized souvenir shopping in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley. 

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