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Palm Springs: A Cultural Oasis in the Desert

Palm Springs: A Cultural Oasis in the Desert

  • Posted by Oct 3, 2018

By Lydia Kremer Most of the world knows Palm Springs is a sublime Southern California desert oasis where towering majestic mountains and palm trees come together in dramatic fashion offering stunning vistas. But Palm Springs is steeped in a rich cultural heritage, too. Its past history and current social life are inextricably woven which gives visitors much to celebrate! It may come as a surprise to know that much of Palm Springs lies within…

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Why you should plan an off-season Palm Springs Vacation

Why you should plan an off-season Palm Springs Vacation

  • Posted by Oct 3, 2018

By Liz Martin Sadly enough, the ushering in of fall very slightly makes me start to already dread winter!  By January or February, we East Coasters are just over the winter weather and itching for a sunny escape.  I've always loved heading to sunny Florida or sunny California that time of year, and Palm Springs, CA is definitely one of my destinations of choice.   Read More  

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Endless Sunny Days and Languid Nights

Endless Sunny Days and Languid Nights

  • Posted by Oct 1, 2018

By Lydia Kremer The sun in Palm Springs is one of our most popular attractions. That’s because the sun smiles on Palm Springs 360 days a year! When other cities are having rain, gloom, or frigid temps – you can count on Palm Springs’ warm sunny days for poolside lounging, hiking, biking, and all outdoor adventure including shopping, dining, and exploring. Palm Springs’ sunny serenity has long been a relaxing respite for sybarites, sanctuary…

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Palm Springs Spotlight:  Amin Casa Hotel -- former residence of Hollywood star Gloria Swanson

Palm Springs Spotlight: Amin Casa Hotel -- former residence of Hollywood star Gloria Swanson

  • Posted by Sep 28, 2018

By Barbara Beckley You can hear the smile in his voice even before you see it in his eyes. Nelson Cooley -- who with no prior hotel experience – is over the moon with happiness to be the owner of Amin Casa, one of Palm Springs’ newest small hotels. Casa Amin guests are equally thrilled with Nelson. One long-time guest under the former owner, cried with happiness when she saw the renovations. New guests are filling the hotel’s seven charming…

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Purple Room Reign

Purple Room Reign

  • Posted by Sep 24, 2018

By Kevin Perry Imagine if the Rat Pack were gender fluid. Samantha Davis Jr. croons charismatically onstage as Jean Martin swills gin with her gal-pals, all while Fran Sinatra maintains a stranglehold on her queen bee status at the VIP booth. It’s not such a difficult scenario to envision when you’re in the marvelously manicured clutches of Michael Holmes. Eras collide in his Purple Room, the forbidden love child of 1960’s chic and present-…

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Destination Palm Springs: Endless Summer

Destination Palm Springs: Endless Summer

  • Posted by Sep 4, 2018

We love fall and all its seasonal accouterments as much as the next PNW native worth their flannel, but let’s be honest—sometimes we wish summer would hold out just a bit longer before giving way to extra layers and all things Pumpkin Spice.  Enter Palm Springs. With more than 350 sunshine-filled days (and temperatures hovering in the 90s well into October), itinerary options span lounging poolside to soaring over the Coachella Valley via…

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Palm Springs Confidential: A Hollywood Pedigree

Palm Springs Confidential: A Hollywood Pedigree

  • Posted by Aug 24, 2018

By Lydia Kremer For more than 80 years, Palm Springs has been a magnet for the rich and famous. Sure, the Brits have the royal family but the City of Palm Springs lays claim to its own royalty – Hollywood royalty. Dating back before the 1930s, Palm Springs has been a celebrity playground for Hollywood’s A-list. Ever wonder how that evolved? At the time, most Hollywood celebrities were under contract in the “studio system” which required that…

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A Downtown Made for Strolling

A Downtown Made for Strolling

  • Posted by Aug 23, 2018

By Lydia Kremer   The newly redesigned downtown plaza offers visitors a welcoming pedestrian-friendly experience. With pathways that meander through the new gleaming shops and restaurants, you’ll find attractive landscaping and shaded seating areas as well as additional planned new elements to be unveiled in the coming months and years. The new downtown plaza is located in the heart of the downtown core and captures the city’s energetic pulse…

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5 Palm Springs Spas to Find Serenity

5 Palm Springs Spas to Find Serenity

  • Posted by Aug 22, 2018

By Christina Cary Palm Springs Yacht Club Deservedly its own destination within the sprawling grounds of the Parker estate, Palm Springs Yacht Club remains the one place no guest ever chooses to leave. This free-standing emporium of custom treatments and wellness regimens is low-key while full-on in pampering and self-indulgence. White cotton terry robe, flip flops, a key to the private locker room and our thimble of cucumber infused vodka set…

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4 Places to drink Craft Beer in Palm Springs

4 Places to drink Craft Beer in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Aug 22, 2018

Revel Palm Springs  restaurant and bar is the newest brew house in Palm Springs featuring their own Palm Springs Brewing Company. They offer 6 drafts, including 3 drafts from the Palm Springs Brewing Co., made just for them. Their signature beer, Hopz IPA, is has a hint of citrus with fruity hops.  The red ale is the “bigger brother” but still easy drinking IPA with toasty, citrusy notes and that slightly bitter finish you’ll enjoy. They also…

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