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Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted by Feb 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister…

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Gifts of nature, fantasy, and spirit at Crystal Fantasy

Gifts of nature, fantasy, and spirit at Crystal Fantasy

  • Posted by Feb 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry The human soul is difficult to define, but impossible to deny. It aligns our body and mind, it reconciles our past with our future, and it guides us where we are truly meant to be… Namely Crystal Fantasy, one of the most transcendent destinations in the Inland Empire. “I really do think that Palm Springs is a magical place,” opines owner Joy Meredith. “I loved it from the moment that I got off the plane.” Joy speaks with a…

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Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

  • Posted by Feb 22, 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 to…

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Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is built on reverence and revelry. The glamour of a golden age shimmers across decades and reverberates into a stylish celebration rooted firmly in the here and now. Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge stand as towering examples of our hometown’s regal past, as well as its resplendent future. “I think that’s what really attracted us to Palm Springs,” recounts owner Richard Crisman. “It’s not only its beauty in and of…

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Desert X 2019

Desert X 2019

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Barbara Beckley From awesome art in the solitary sand to Palm Springs’ bus stops, stairs to nowhere at the Salton Sea, a glittery ghost palm and mid-century modern architecture as a sounding board, Desert X 2019 has turned the Coachella Valley into an artistic canvas for all to enjoy.   Feb. 9 - April 21, 2019.      Now through April 21, 2019, 19 site-specific works by artists from around the world provide yet another reason to enjoy the…

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Meet Wil Stiles

Meet Wil Stiles

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Our lives are peppered with joyful memories that inspire us to look back fondly and look forward hopefully. Moments like falling in love, getting promoted, the birth of a child… or, in the case of Wil Stiles, all of the above rolled into one. “We had decided, ‘Hey, let’s just open the doors and do a full day’s worth of work and it’ll officially be the day that we’re open.’” These are the recollections of the shop’s titular owner…

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Spotlight: Trio Restaurant

Spotlight: Trio Restaurant

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry   Our hometown is a wonderland of indulgence, and Tony Marchese is its emcee of excess. He’s a born showman, drawing you in with a gruff guffaw and then ushering you deeper into the Inland Empire of upscale partying.   “I think if someone hasn’t been to Palm Springs, it’s gotta be on their to-do list. It’s a place that’s like no other,” Marchese beams. “I had done real estate in Chicago and had a client that bought a condo…

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Kreem Artisanal Ice Cream

Kreem Artisanal Ice Cream

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Chatting with Bianca Simonian makes you realize that anything is possible, from whipping up a batch of espresso lavender ice cream to launching successful eateries in two desert lands on opposite ends of the earth. Her revelations prompt the listener to do a delicious double take. For instance, here’s a sample of our conversation: “I was the personal chef of Lucy Lawless for a while. Yeah! She was so cool,” beams Simonian. When…

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On the Mark Fine Foods & Provisions

On the Mark Fine Foods & Provisions

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry A visit to Palm Springs is a veritable safari for the senses. Your eyes careen across our majestic vistas, your lungs fill with our healing desert air, and your palate guides you ever onward, in search of a foodie experience worthy of your luxurious surroundings. But where will your taste buds take you? Just follow the giant cow to 777 North Palm Canyon. Source: On The Mark   “Her name is Buttercup, because that’s a good…

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Spotlight on Destination PSP

Spotlight on Destination PSP

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Barbara Beckley Some ideas are simply brilliant. The light bulb. The cell phone. Destination PSP.  No kidding. Since Jeffrey Bernstein founded Destination PSP in 2012, the store has revolutionized souvenir shopping in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley.  “I wanted to send gifts home from Palm Springs that reflected the city’s mid-century lifestyle,” recalls Jeffrey, after he and his partner Oscar Chamudes, left their loft in…

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