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Palm Springs is a desert oasis unlike any other. Set in at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains, this modern and vibrant city has been a playground for Hollywood for more than half a century. In the early 20th century, those looking for a healthy climate made their way to Palm Springs because of the city’s dry heat and luxurious resort hotels. Today, there is an eclectic food and drinks scene, and booming downtown, endless outdoor activities, and a thriving diverse community. Palm Springs is also home to one of the largest collections of Mid-century Modern architecture in the world. The weather is usually warm and sunny, so come prepared to relax and enjoy yourself when not taking part in the city’s many cultural activities. Though many come to Palm Springs just to sit by the pool with a cocktail in hand, Palm Springs travel offers much more than just that. Read our Palm Springs travel stories and guides to help plan your next trip.

View to a Thrill

View to a Thrill

  • Posted by Aug 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry You’ve got your seasonal tan locked down, a killer sense of fashion, and sassiness to spare… so are you ready for a change of scenery?  Why don’t you spice things up and show your followers how to live it up, YOU style.  Get out and get fabulous at the most Insta-worthy locations in Palm Springs. NATURE ROCKS Contrary to the advice of 90’s pop music, DO go chasing waterfalls, because the vistas in Tahquitz Canyon are remarkably…

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

  • Posted by Aug 9, 2019

By Kevin Perry When you enjoy a truly triumphant meal, every bite is a victory. Your senses shine a spotlight on each morsel, your mouth savors the playful performance of the ensemble of ingredients, and your taste buds give a standing ovation to the gastronomical tour de force. This award-worthy experience is on delicious display at a plethora of stellar Palm Springs eateries. Though our hometown is quaint on its façade, it marinates in a…

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From Hummer tours, horseback riding and rock climbing to stargazing, museums, and zoos, family adventures abound in Palm Springs

From Hummer tours, horseback riding and rock climbing to stargazing, museums, and zoos, family adventures abound in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Aug 5, 2019

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tramcar and travels over 2.5 miles from Palm Springs to the top of the San Jacinto Mountains where you can enjoy spectacular vistas of the valley below. Have lunch at the top, take in a short documentary and visit the natural history museum. Plus, there are miles of hiking trails. Want something more western themed? Enjoy a horseback ride on the trails with Smoke Tree Stables.…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

  • Posted by Aug 2, 2019

By Barbara Beckley What’s a girl to do? When your Mom creates the first Jeep tour company in the desert – grows it into the biggest and best – and then tells you she’s going to “retire.” Follow in her footsteps, of course.   “It’s a fabulous company,” gushes Kimberly Nilsson, daughter of Desert Adventures founder Mary Dungans. As of January 2019, Kim, and her husband, Boo Nilsson, are the sole owners of Desert Adventures. (He’s Swedish. Yes…

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Power to the Public Art

Power to the Public Art

  • Posted by Jul 24, 2019

By Kevin Perry Artistic expression can never be contained in a museum, a church, or a coffee table book. It is boundless and vibrant, spilling into the world and connecting humanity with every burst of color and curvature. Art weaves a shared experience through time, linking us to the masters of the past and beckoning future innovation. What better place to do so than in the glorious open air? No matter how you arrive in Palm Springs, you are…

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Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

  • Posted by Jul 23, 2019

By Patricia Kemp Desert summers turn up the heat, making it the perfect season to cool down with some refreshing Vegan and vegetarian food. These health-conscious Palm Springs restaurants and Vegan chefs put a creative culinary spin on delicious dining options to refuel and rehydrate during a day of desert exploring. Vegan meals are plant-based and many dishes are prepared with raw fruits and vegetables with no meat, fish, or dairy such as milk…

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Unique Accommodations

Unique Accommodations

  • Posted by Jul 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry Every vacation adds to your life story. When you return home, you regale your friends and family with tales of where you went, what you ate, and where you stayed. After all, how else can you make them jealous? A trip to Palm Springs will provide your narrative with its most memorable chapter yet. Our resorts are a cacophony of unexpected, underrated, unparalleled destinations unto themselves. Each of the following hotels offers…

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Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

  • Posted by Jul 17, 2019

For a city that has always had a swanky, classic appeal to it, there is a whole lot of fresh newness ready to be experienced in Palm Springs. If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the area, you may not be familiar with all of the brand-spanking-new storefronts, eateries and hotels that have joined the neighborhood. Source: Whitney Wolff   The City of Palm Springs is proud to showcase our downtown that is a perfect scale for walking – it’…

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Mitchells Palm Springs

Mitchells Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jul 11, 2019

By Barbara Beckley “I love the edgy styles of the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. When fashion was hot!” declares Mitchel Karp, owner of Mitchells Palm Springs. “Think Sonny and Cher, Barbra Streisand, Bob Mackie. Fashion was authentic and original then.” But Mitchel doesn’t confine himself, either. “I specialize in vintage clothing and accessories for men and women spanning the decades from the ‘60s to the 2000s—and contemporary designer resale.”  …

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Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

  • Posted by Jul 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is a landscape crafted in luxury and dominated by style. Our midcentury roots flourish into modern masterpieces, affirming our reputation as one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in architecture. But unlike other sterile destinations that must be admired from afar, Palm Springs has a lived-in appeal. Our resorts are as inviting as they are innovative, making your next stay a true work of art. Peruse the following…

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Hollywood Slept Here

Hollywood Slept Here

  • Posted by Jun 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry When Hollywood was cementing its status as the entertainment capital of the world, it took its stars very seriously. Celebrities were under studio contracts, and these ironclad agreements stated that actors must remain within a two-hour driving distance from their respective soundstages. So how could silver screen icons get as far away from Tinseltown as possible without breaking their commitments? Welcome to Palm Springs. The…

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Movies Filmed in Palm Springs

Movies Filmed in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 28, 2019

The desert vistas of Palm Springs transport moviegoers to a sun-drenched oasis and our signature architecture towers in the minds of film buffs and matinee connoisseurs. Let’s roll back the years and go on location to see how our humble hometown has spun some of Hollywood’s greatest yarns… The Early Days It’s hard to pinpoint the first known film shot within our city’s limits because location scouts were often stealthy and sensationalistic in…

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Just Fabulous – “It’s About Celebrating Life,” says Owner Stephen Monkarsh

Just Fabulous – “It’s About Celebrating Life,” says Owner Stephen Monkarsh

  • Posted by Jun 21, 2019

By Barbara Beckley The name says it all. Just Fabulous. There’s simply no other way to describe this fun, Palm Springs centric, and oh so chic book and gift store.  Take a step inside and you’re first words are likely to be – “Look at this! It’s fabulous.” That’s because you’ve just spotted something you love – perhaps an exquisite coffee table book on mid-century architecture or a legendary movie star or fashion designer; or a sweet Little…

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The Hippest Tiki Hangouts

The Hippest Tiki Hangouts

  • Posted by Jun 13, 2019

By Elizabeth Neil Tiki is a Maori word for a type of stone or wooden carving found throughout the islands. However, in the 20th century, Tiki became known for its romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most frequently imagining Polynesian culture. The Tiki culture began in 1934 with Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt's opening of Don the Beachcomber. The Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood soon became a Hollywood hotspot for all…

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Cool Activities, Neat Treats

Cool Activities, Neat Treats

  • Posted by Jun 12, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs knows how to chill out. We rock sunshine over 300 days of the year, so we have some expertise when it comes to summer living. Bring your family, friends, and fun-lovers to the capital of cool and let’s beat the heat together… “Pool” Rhymes with “Cool” for a Reason Slide into summer at Palm Canyon Resort, the key word being “slide” – that’s right, this pool is decked out (pun intended) with a waterfall, a snack bar…

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The Art of Gelato

The Art of Gelato

  • Posted by Jun 10, 2019

By: Gianluca Allen Simonetta (Sam) was a portfolio manager. Tom was a mechanical and software engineer. Now, they own and operate the gelato shop, Gelato Granucci, in downtown Palm Springs. How did that happen? Well, it all started in 1920s with Sam’s family, the Granuccis. In 1929, Sam’s grandfather, Luigi Granucci, moved his family from Italy to the Netherlands in search of new opportunities. They began to make gelato and sell it from…

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Viva Palm Springs

Viva Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 10, 2019

“Speak now or forever hold your peace.” These are the familiar yet ominous words spoken at most weddings, but it was the gossip uttered before Elvis’ nuptials that almost doomed the whole ceremony. The King was planning to wed his Queen, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, right here in our humble hometown. The couple had met when Elvis was stationed in Germany during his stint in the armed forces from 1958 – 1960.  She was only 14 at the time and he was…

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History of famed Bob Hope House

History of famed Bob Hope House

  • Posted by Jun 6, 2019

By Randy Garner   Located at 2466 Southridge Drive, the 24,000 sq. ft. Bob and Dolores Hope residence is situated close to the Elrod Residence and features a massive undulating triangular roof, pierced by a large circular central light shaft. The original house burned down during construction in 1973. It sat for four years while the insurance legal issues were carried out.  It was designed by famed architect John Lautner. He filed plans with…

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Treat Your Pa to a Spa

Treat Your Pa to a Spa

  • Posted by Jun 5, 2019

By Kevin Perry   You’ve given your father enough stressful moments over the years… Pause for self-reflection. So now it’s time to help him de-stress from the distress with a Palm Springs spa day. The most important man in your life deserves the most luxurious tune-up in town, and our resorts are ready to deliver. From foot rubs to body scrubs and everything in between, these tantalizing treatments are customized to meet the special needs of…

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Vintage Shop ‘Til You Drop

Vintage Shop ‘Til You Drop

  • Posted by Jun 5, 2019

By Kevin Perry   Marilyn flirted here. Sinatra charmed our socks off. Judy Garland found us over the rainbow. Palm Springs is a time capsule of style, sophistication, and vintage iconography. To live like the legends, you need to shop like them, and our hometown delivers rare and wondrous finds to immerse you in that midcentury mindset. From furniture to clothing, estate jewelry, and more — if you're looking for a paradise of a pedigree, you’…

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Mid-Week to the Max!

Mid-Week to the Max!

  • Posted by Jun 4, 2019

By Kevin Perry TGI-Monday! That’s right, we always look forward to the week ahead, because the forecast calls for bargains. From Happy Hours to nappy nights and prix fixe perfection, mid-week is the new weekend in our eternally sunny hometown. Check into luxury, check out our activities, and check your inhibitions at the door. Get ready to pack your calendar full of cool… STAY The Monkey Tree Hotel – You’ll go bananas for this deal: stay two…

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Your Fun in the Sun Summer Guide to Palm Springs

Your Fun in the Sun Summer Guide to Palm Springs

  • Posted by May 22, 2019

Jump into summer in Palm Springs, where days are sunny, pools (and cocktails) are refreshing and nights are balmy. Here are some picks for a fab summer getaway. Swimming Pools. Imagine an oasis with hundreds of sparkling pools, each with its own personality.  Many, like the Ace, Arrive and Zoso, have poolside events open to the public. The smaller boutique hotels feature cocktail hours, fire pits by the pool, individual soaking tubs and more…

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Vintage Clothes, Vanguard Chic

Vintage Clothes, Vanguard Chic

  • Posted by May 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry A conversation with Cat Slater is like a joyful ride in a time-traveling bumper car. As the Iconic Atomic owner bounces from topic to topic, the virtual calendar in her mind flutters effortlessly through decades of style and quirk. Case in point: “Clothing for me, it’s personal. So we do from 1947, which is the start of Dior’s New Look, through not just midcentury, but we go through disco and into the early 80s and now the mid-…

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Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hospitality is a dish best served warm. When you sit down for a gourmet meal, you don’t want to feel unwelcome or out of place, no matter how upscale your surroundings may be. It’s a delicate balancing act, but Copley’s really sticks the proverbial landing. “We are a fine-dining restaurant but there’s certainly nothing stuffy about us at all,” promises co-owner Greg Butterfield. “Being from Hawaii, we have that aloha spirit.”…

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Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry The next time you’re inundated by the vibrant Palm Springs sun, pause for a moment to consider how much wonder and beauty it propagates. Just take it from   What a tantalizing appetizer from the maestro of Mexican cuisine. “I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco” Castañeda narrates. “I came to Palm Springs in 1985. There was a little kitchen available at the time, where I started here at 140 East Palm Canyon Drive. Starting…

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Historic Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Historic Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

  • Posted by May 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry Clark Moorten shares a kinship with the desert plants he lovingly cultivates. Resilient, dry (witted) and firmly rooted in fascination, the owner of Moorten Botanical Garden kicks off our interview with a sense of honesty and playfulness. “Anything you ask, I’ll talk about. If I don’t know something, I’ll make something up! That’s how you tell stories.” Garnishing his words with a warm laugh, Clark is a born entertainer. It’s…

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Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

  • Posted by May 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Yelp calls it one of the best three restaurants in Palm Springs. Trip Advisor argues that it’s in the Top Two. But Miro’s owner has another name for it…   “I can call it home.” Miro Terzic has harvested accolades as fresh and vibrant as his ingredients, but when asked how he got started in the restaurant industry, he remains humble. “This was totally accidental. I moved into the area in ’94. We fled what used to be Yugoslavia, a…

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A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

  • Posted by Apr 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Love and sustenance go hand in hand. They nurture us, give us purpose, and provide us the strength we need to conquer the world outside of our immediate circle of relatives. Family feeds us, in more ways than one. Some restaurants tout their commitment to heritage, but Las Casuelas Terraza lives it. During our brief conversation with the legendary eatery’s operator, Patrick Service, he interrupts himself abruptly to make sure…

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Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

One weekend Liz and Mark, owners of Tac/Quila, took a short break from life as lawyers and decided to dream a little. We brainstormed, reminisced, reflected and projected, all with a goal of discovering where our dreams intersected. It was clear after a while that our life change would involve hospitality. We love people and their stories, and nothing brings people together like a great meal in a memorable setting. Our first restaurant [ad]…

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BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry As you cross the threshold of Blackbook, you can almost hear the Cheers theme song echoing through the establishment’s joyous soul. But the proprietors of this gleeful gathering spot don’t merely know your name; they embrace who you truly are. “I like to say we’re an inclusion bar,” invites owner Dean Lavine. “We work really hard to have a staff that really wants to be there and likes people. Not saccharinely greet people, but…

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A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry She’s an Oscar winner, a living legend, and perhaps most notable of all: she was fortunate enough to employ The Tropicale’s Tony Di Lembo as her personal chef.  When asked to describe Barbra Streisand, Di Lembo beams, “She’s a fascinating lady. She was a tough woman to work for; she was a perfectionist, as you might think. She knew what she liked to eat. It was actually kinda simple because I knew what she liked. You just kinda…

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My Little Flower Shop's master designer Gregory Goodman

My Little Flower Shop's master designer Gregory Goodman

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Despite rubbing elbows with such luminaries as Barack Obama and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, every utterance from Gregory Goodman is a bouquet of understatement.  “Pretty much we’re proud of every event,” says the My Little Flower Shop owner. “I don’t care if you spend a thousand dollars or a million dollars. Everyone’s gonna be treated the same.” Humility and equality bloom in tandem at Goodman’s nursery.…

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Mindy Reed's Amazing Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

Mindy Reed's Amazing Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. And if you’re lucky enough to eat at Zin American Bistro, then you’re an intoxicating mélange of hearty local ingredients, elevated by the adventurous perspective of a seasoned world traveler. It’s a style and sophistication that has become synonymous with its owner, Mindy Reed. “When people ask who I am, I have a horrible habit of responding, ‘Oh, I’m Mindy from Zin.’ It’s…

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Kurt Cyr, Hip Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

Kurt Cyr, Hip Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry For as long as humankind has lived indoors, we have been fascinated with architecture. The curve of a rooftop, the flow of a corridor, the towering triumph of the walls that surround us – these are the hallmarks of who we are and what we aspire to be. And for Mod Squad owner Kurt Cyr, the love of architecture begins at home. “Our first house in 1999 was one of the last Alexanders,” he reminisces. “I just knew that we wanted…

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Uniquely Palm Springs

Uniquely Palm Springs

  • Posted by Apr 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.” READ MORE  

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Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art

Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art

  • Posted by Apr 5, 2019

Almost everyone knows that Lulu California Bistro serves the best breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners in the Coachella Valley just by the number of awards they’ve received over the past eight years, but not everyone may realize that this landmark Palm Springs restaurant houses one of the most eclectic collections of artwork found in any dining establishment here. The display of art begins before you enter:  the 15’x15’ mural, “Love &…

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Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

  • Posted by Apr 4, 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…

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Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

  • Posted by Mar 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…

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Celebrity Tours: A visit through Hollywood's Playground

Celebrity Tours: A visit through Hollywood's Playground

  • Posted by Mar 25, 2019

By Kevin Perry Rub elbows with Elvis. Get Frank with Sinatra. Walk in Marilyn’s heels. And do all of the above with the guidance of a tour company that was founded during a golden age of Palm Springs stardom. “It started on June 22nd, 1963,” recounts owner Tim Bannister, “and it was a lady who took her friends around in a station wagon. They liked it and told their friends, and before long she was taking groups of people around in her station…

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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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 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

  • Posted by Feb 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. The couple met at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where they both…

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Touring Architecture in Palm Springs

Touring Architecture 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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4 Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Tee

4 Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Tee

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Tahquitz 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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