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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.

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

Liz and Mark Ostoich 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…

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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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Meet Lars and Kelly Viklund, owners of La Serena Villas, Del Marcos Hotel and The Three Fifty Hotel

Meet Lars and Kelly Viklund, owners of La Serena Villas, Del Marcos Hotel and The Three Fifty Hotel

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Barbara Beckley “Stewards of Palm Springs’ architectural and hospitality history.” That’s how fashionistas-turned boutique hotel moguls Lars and Kelly Viklund describe their pride in breathing new life and luxury into three vintage inns in Downtown Palm Springs.    As with so many Palm Springs success stories, the Viklunds didn’t set out to be hoteliers. (Or “moteliers,” as Lars likes to say.) Lars has loved Palm Springs all his life.…

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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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Meet Mindy Reed, Owner of Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

Meet Mindy Reed, Owner of 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 definitely…

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Meet Kurt Cyr, Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

Meet Kurt Cyr, 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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