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Stay at the Frey – Modernist Architect of Palm Springs

Stay at the Frey – Modernist Architect of Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 15, 2018

By Christina Cary  In photographs, he appeared stoic. Influenced by the De Stijl architectural style with a focus on function, color and distinct lines, Swiss architect Albert Frey profoundly influenced post-WWII Palm Springs; Hollywood elite and vacationers alike. His roughly two-hundred regional architectural designs exemplify a harmonious balance between material and nature. Frey’s’ discipline as a virtuoso of architecture stemmed from his…

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The Parker Palm Springs Spa

The Parker Palm Springs Spa

  • Posted by Jun 13, 2018

By Barbara Beckley I’m lazing on a lounger, underneath a gaily striped beach umbrella. Sparkling water and nautical trappings are all around. Am I at the beach? A fancy waterfront yacht club?   Well it could be – except that I’m in Palm Springs, and the beautiful desert. This is PSYC – aka the Palm Springs Yacht Club – the lavish full-service spa at the tony Parker Palm Springs resort. The catchy name – I was “psyched” about pampering myself…

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4 Things Everyone Must Do in Palm Springs

4 Things Everyone Must Do in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 1, 2018

Read FlightNetwork's recommendations for 4 Things Everyone Must Do when in Palm Springs. Read the Full Story. La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs    

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A Touch of Japan in Palm Springs

A Touch of Japan in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 1, 2018

By Christina Cary Kanpai! Cheers! Upon entering Wabi Sabi Japan Living, you’re welcomed by its matcha green exterior and elegant flair. Its passionate owners, Darrel Baum and Osama Sagara travel to Japan annually and hand select unique items to WOW their clientele. The humble store offers imported home goods and specialty Japanese and Asian pieces for entertaining. It carries timeless designs that effortlessly complement Mid-century modern Palm…

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Restaurant Week June 1 - 17, 2018

Restaurant Week June 1 - 17, 2018

  • Posted by Jun 1, 2018

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week® is a 17-day dining event taking place at restaurants throughout the Coachella Valley. The event showcases a wide variety of culinary experiences, and participating restaurants offer special menus at set prices with lunches available for $15, $20 or $25 and dinners for $29, $39 or $49. Here is the List of Participating Palm Springs Restaurants with more information about each restaurant and links to their…

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Work and Play from Palm Springs

Work and Play from Palm Springs

  • Posted by May 31, 2018

Why not turn your office into a Palm Springs Getaway? It's easier than you think.  Read how one couple was able to getaway for a quick relaxing break to Palm Springs and still get their work done. Read More.  Your Palm Springs work office.    

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Places for Steak in Palm Springs

Places for Steak in Palm Springs

  • Posted by May 31, 2018

By Kevin Perry Follow us into some relaxing lounges and tantalizing dining rooms that pepper Palm Springs… Mr. Lyons greets you with dense green velvet upholstered booths that absorbs the dim light, leaving you adrift of your own reality and fully immersed in the Rat Pack era. You are convinced that Frank or Sammy could waltz by your table any moment. The beef selection at Mr. Lyons has galvanized its reputation as one the premier steakhouse…

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New Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill in Palm Springs

New Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill in Palm Springs

  • Posted by May 21, 2018

By Barbara Beckely It’s 11 a.m. And the couple next to me is sipping champagne.  But hey, it’s Palm Springs. And this is the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Grill – only the second one in the world – newly opened in the heart of Palm Springs. And it’s packed. A woman carrying a pineapple-replica handbag – only in Palm Springs – is photographing her handbag next to the real pineapples a barman is readying for her Handcrafted Pina Colada. Palm…

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Bacon and Legs

Bacon and Legs

  • Posted by Apr 17, 2018

Brunch can be a religion for many. Maybe you prefer Saturdays over Sundays, but please swap out that watery altar wine for a stiff bloody mary. You're serious about your hybrid breakfast/lunch/cocktail ritual, and the Mecca of mid-morning mmm is Pinocchio in the Desert. With classic diner fare hearty enough to satisfy any hangover, Pinocchio isn’t lying when it comes to puppeteering your pleasure. Lobster Benedict, Mexican Schnitzel, Kali…

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Ace Hotel & Swim Club unveils new Mural

Ace Hotel & Swim Club unveils new Mural

  • Posted by Apr 13, 2018

Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s has exclusively unveiled a new large scale mural from Chicago-based artist Laura Berger.   Laura's mural evokes a singular California feeling — its rich desert hues, legacy of sun worship and unified spirit of collaboration, all elements we try to foster at Ace, too. We're really lucky to have her work here for our 10th Desert Gold celebration. -Kelly Sawdon, Chief Brand Officer, Atelier Ace  I'm very inspired by…

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WHO'S NEXT Retail Store Brings Exclusive French Fashion Brands to Palm Springs Posted By: Kathy Condon T

If you want a sense of the colors that make up Palm Springs, California, you need to walk into Who’s Next directly across from the Kimpton Hotel being built on North Palm Canyon. Benjamin Perdereau lived in Aix Provence in Southern France, and visited his parents often in Palm Springs.  He owned and operated a store in Southern

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Palm Springs Modernism Week Premier Bus Tour a Delight

When you see a Double Decker bus touring around Palm Springs, it is a sure sign Modernism Week is happening or about to be launched. The popularity of this event has grown so festivities have expanded beyond one week in February. This event, which provides an in-depth look at architecture from the 1930’s through 1960’s started 11 years ago an

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5 Estates Available for Small Weddings in Palm Springs

There are numerous locations to have weddings in Palm Springs. However, if you have dreamed about having one in an intimate, beautiful location, here are some possibilities for you.  These estates will work with you to design your day with your special touches. The results will be a memorable day for you and your guests.  Casa Elizabet

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New Uptown Design Boutique Hotel Serves Visitors and Locals

Palm Springs Boutique Hotel Arrive As we watched Arrive (pronounced just like it looks) located in the Uptown Design District, we locals heard all kinds of rumors about this new boutique hotel.  It was supposed to be hip place that was welcoming to visitors, yet would provide an atmosphere that would serve as gathering place for year-round

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Palm Springs Libraries Offer Informative Lectures About the Area

Palm Springs Libraries Palm Springs Public Library….Main Branch 300 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA   (760) 322-7323 www.palmspringslibrary.org Hours Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair Attracts Artists and Patrons from throughout the World

Once you have been to the Palm Spring Fine Art Fair you will want to put it on your schedule each year.  The high ceilings of the Palm Springs Convention Center and 12,000 sq. feet of space provide the perfect backdrop for artists displaying their Post War and Contemporary Art. The venue facilitates making the art approachab

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Tour of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Annenberg Retreat, Sunnylands, Located behind a pink wall is a 200-acre estate known as The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.  Ambassador Walter Annenberg and Lenore Annenberg created their majestic western home on grounds that were once barren desert land.  With the commissioning of Southern California Architect A. Quincy Jones, develo

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Frank Sinatra Remember by Mel Haber at Melvyn's in Palm Springs

One always feels like something special is going to happen when you approach Melvyn’s, adjacent to the Ingleside Inn. Perhaps, it is the lavish plantings that have grown over the years and provide a great shield from the hustle and bustle from downtown Palm Springs. The sense of elegance continues as you are greeted by the maître. On

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New Palm Springs Art Studio Attracting Patrons of the Arts

Love Art? Then get in your car and go on a great adventure to the Gerald Patrick Art Studio. It is tucked away in a strip mall near the corner of Sunrise and Vista Chino. Gerald (Jerry) wanted a place where he could produce his art and have great walls to display his large canvases. Recently, he invited two other internationally kn

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History of Joshua Tree National Park

The National Park Service will be 100 years old in 2016. Joshua Tree National Park has already started planning activities that will highlight this amazing park. Check out their calendar for activities at the Park. Visitors attendance to the park has increased to $3 million people a year—a 50% increase in three years. 

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8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to Rent a Home for Your Vacation

People definitely are discovering Palm Springs and are realizing there is “Like No Place Else.” People from all over the world are deciding to make Palm Springs their next destination vacation. No longer are people wanting to stay for a week, they often settle in for a couple of weeks, a month or even six months.  They are search

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Palm Springs Windmill Tour

No matter what form of transportation you take to enter Palm Springs, you will be amazed at the sight of over 2,000 windmills lining the Valley and the hills.  It is easy to understand why they have been the backdrop for movies and countless photo shoots.   If you want to look at them up close and personal, the Palm Springs&nb

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Sweet Treats Downtown Palm Springs on South Palm Canyon Drive

BRANDINI TOFFEE 132 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.brandinitoffee.com  (760) 200-1598 Hours:  M-W 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.    T-S  10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Need a rest from exploring? The perfect way to rest and people watch in downtown Palm Springs, is to order a Brandini Shak

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Sunnylands Center and Gardens a Magnificent Gift to the Valley

Ever wonder what is behind the pink wall along Bob Hope Drive?  Well, you have a wonderful opportunity to find out. Enter Sunnylands Center and Gardens through the gate on Bob Hope Drive. Keep your eyes open for there is very little signage, including signs for the various plantings. On a recent tour, I learned the lack o

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Luxury Colonial Revival Style Hotel Rises Again in Palm Springs

The majestic Triada Hotel sits on  corner along Indian Canyon Drive in the Movie Colony.  Newly remodeled as a Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel, this space is once again reclaiming its place in Palm Springs history as a place of luxury.  The sprawling, boutique hotel is sure to attract people who seek privacy, rela

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