Nicole Borgenicht

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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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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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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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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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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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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