Lars and Kelly Viklund, Owners of 3 Swank Resorts in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: April 19, 2019

By Barbara Beckley

“Stewards of Palm Springs’ architectural and hospitality history.” That’s how fashionistas-turned boutique hotel moguls Lars and Kelly Viklund describe their pride in breathing new life and luxury into three vintage inns in Downtown Palm Springs.   

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Uniquely Palm Springs

  • Posted By: April 17, 2019

Year after year, Palm Springs shines as one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in Southern California. With new and innovative dining and entertainment, unique shops, amazing mid-century design and architecture, and an array of stimulating activities and attractions, it’s high-time to head to this city, dubbed the new “Capital of Cool.”


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Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

  • Posted By: April 04, 2019

By Randy Garner

Known as the “Capital of Cool,” Palm Springs has become synonymous with a sexy retro vibe that can be seen in stylish digs, open air lounges, poolside soirees, and scores of annual celebrations like the popular Modernism Week. Early modernist architects created a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle that has become a defining characteristic of Palm Springs. Now the Hermann brothers have brought their style to Palm Springs to contribute to the retro, yet modern design, with two iconic resorts; L’Horizon and The Weekend.

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Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

  • Posted By: March 29, 2019

By Randy Garner

Frank Sinatra partied here. Marilyn Monroe slept here. In pop culture lore, Jim Morrison jumped into the pool here - from his second-floor balcony. The 16-room property sits at the edge of Palm Springs’ “Movie Colony” neighborhood, where Golden Age film stars like Cary Grant, Jack Benny, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh once owned vacation homes. The neighborhood’s many high walls, thick hedges and a lack of sidewalks are reminders of how the stars valued their privacy. 

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F10 Creative: Delivering stay, play and dine experiences to Palm Springs

  • Posted By: March 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry

Great leadership is less about what you say and more about what you hear. Opening your mind, heart, and ears is essential to understanding the needs of the customer and the community at large.

F10 Creative is an ambitious collective founded on the masterful art of listening.

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Gary And Kathy Friedle, Owners of the iconic Monkey Tree Hotel

  • Posted By: February 26, 2019

The term "boutique hotel" gets thrown around quite a bit, but you won't be disappointed when you book a room at The Monkey Tree Hotel, a very private, 16-room oasis set on one acre. The hotel was designed and built in 1960 by the renowned midcentury architect Albert Frey and was meticulously renovated in 2015 by its current owners, Gary and Kathy Friedle.

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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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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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The 6 coolest poolside bars in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: December 26, 2018

A trip to Palm Springs is all about treating yourself. And what better way to luxuriate in the California sunshine and vacay-vibes then poolside sipping a cocktail? Whether you choose to check-in to one of these chic desert retreats or simply drop by for an afternoon (some are open to the public while others require purchasing day passes), you’re sure to relax and unwind (and look cool while doing it) while dipping and sipping in these poolside bars:

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Vibrant City with a Past

  • Posted By: December 14, 2018

My friends, my husband and I discovered Palm Springs, California on a vacation to the city, desperate to trade the cold of the Midwest for the sunshine of Southern California. Our foursome spent three days exploring—and, yes, it’s as good as it looks.

First steps

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