Erin Lawrence

 Seaplane Shirts Will Make You Radiant.

Seaplane Shirts Will Make You Radiant.

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry Beauty is skin deep, but sometimes it has trouble shining through the everyday façade. To cull the dazzling wonders that simmer beneath the surface, it takes a keen eye. “There are 10,000 colors in your iris,” analyzes Schuyler Brown. “We use that, and we use skin tone and we use hair color, creatively with our shirts. When the customer comes out of the dressing room with the piece that’s just spectacular, everybody turns and…

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New Restaurants to Visit in Palm Springs

New Restaurants to Visit in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

ANTIGUA KITCHEN & BAR | 105 S Palm Canyon Dr. | 760.656.7875 This business replaces the Japanese restaurant Gyoro-Gyoro and is owned locally by the Zavala family, who also owns the L’Olivo Palm Springs restaurant. Antigua will host entertainment, dancing and weekend brunches, among other experience. The menu will include a variety of dishes including steak, seafood, pasta and pizza. Open daily 11am – 11pm. AZUCAR at LA SERENA VILLAS | 339…

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Meet Michael Stern, Owner of The Modern Tour

Meet Michael Stern, Owner of The Modern Tour

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry Conventionally, buildings are constructed to protect us from the elements. Roofs keep out the rain, walls battle back the cold, and our respective abodes create a shelter from the dreaded world outside. But in Palm Springs, the architecture is designed to amplify our wondrous surroundings. “Weather has such an impact on human behavior,” muses Michael Stern, founder and owner of The Modern Tour. “Because we have 340 sunny days a…

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Great Shakes: Where Sip Meets Hip

Great Shakes: Where Sip Meets Hip

  • Posted by Mar 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry There’s a glorious alchemy that goes into concocting the perfect milkshake. The decadent waltz between sweetness, dairy, and chill as the disparate elements conspire to win over our palates, one silky sip at a time. And when you add malt? We surrender! “Having grown up with malts,” Great Shakes owner Doug Nelson reminisces, “I was pretty excited to do something different and carve our own little niche, which we’ve done.” It’s…

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

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

  • Posted by Mar 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. “The market spoke and we adapted.” These words resonate as a mantra for Tara Lazar, the restaurateur/entrepreneur behind the delectable success that is F10…

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Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

  • Posted by Mar 1, 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…

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You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

  • Posted by Mar 1, 2019

By Kevin Perry Stick your head in a cauldron, call up Scotland Yard, and sleuth your way over to Escape Room Palm Springs, a quizzical playground that unleashes your inner explorer. Now, don’t worry; you won’t stick your head in an ACTUAL cauldron, nor will you literally be locked in the game space, but you will have a rare opportunity to bond with your chosen teammates in a private setting. Players conquer themed challenges in an attempt to…

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Polynesia Style at Toucans Tiki Lounge

Polynesia Style at Toucans Tiki Lounge

  • Posted by Feb 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry In case you hadn’t noticed, darlings, we are experiencing a drag revolution. Genders are bending, avant-garde is in-your-face, and RuPaul wins ALL the Emmys. Nowhere in Palm Springs is the spirit of this seismic/pelvic shift fiercer than at Toucans Tiki Lounge. The Pacific island themed club welcomes a righteous roster of Playgirls; that’s Toucans-speak for badass bitches. They strut their stilettos for the festive crowds every…

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4 Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Tee

4 Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Tee

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Taquitz Creek Golf Resort | 1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is quite close to both the Palm Springs International Airport and to Downtown Palm Springs.  Featuring two championship golf courses, you have options when it comes to hitting the links here; play the traditional Legend Course or the desert style Resort Course. Tahquitz Creek Indian Canyons Golf Resort | P: 760-833-8700, 1097 East Murray Canyon Drive…

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Touring Achitecture in Palm Springs

Touring Achitecture in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Over the last couple months we’ve had a look at some amazing homes in Palm Springs.  While they’re spectacular, many of them are off limits to the public. Fortunately there are some equally stunning public buildings where you can enjoy modernist architecture up close without a trespassing ticket! We consulted expert Robert Imber, who runs Palm Springs Modern Tours about some of his must see architecture spots in the desert.  As far as public…

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Latest Blogs

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A peek inside Cary Grant's former Palm Springs home

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Get ready Canadians! Fly direct from Toronto to Palm Springs

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