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- Dec 23, 2014
Palm Springs is listed as one of the top 5 LGBT winter travel picks in Metro Weekly.
Palm Springs is hoping to rouse gay Bears from their winter hibernation to attend the International Bear Convergence, Friday, Feb. 13, to Tuesday, Feb. 17. Last year’s inaugural event attracted more than 1,400 participants, with organizers hoping to more than double that number for 2015. The Renaissance Hotel is once again serving as the event’s host hotel, which will be exclusive to IBC attendees. The hotel will be the focus of multiple themed pool parties on its expansive 24,000 square-foot Grand Courtyard that features a 5,000 square-foot heated pool, gorgeous palm trees, multiple bars, cabanas and outdoor lounge areas with fire pits. The weekend’s entertainment will include multiple DJs and a live performance by Amber and Utra Nate. For more information, check out visitpalmsprings.com.
- Sep 15, 2014
It’s got glamour, history and scenery in spades, but did you know that Palm Springs, California, (and the nearby Palm Desert) is also a hot spot for wine lovers? Catering to a celebrity clientele since the 1940s (Frank Sinatra and Liberace were two famous residents), the Desert (as the greater Palm Springs area is dubbed by locals) offers a taste of the good life, with chic poolside hideaways, midcentury modern architecture and all-star wine-and-food spots. Here’s how to eat and drink your way through 72 hours in Palm Springs.
Read full story about Palm Springs in three days by Alexis Korman in Wine Enthusiast Magazine >
- Aug 26, 2014
Palm Springs has found a way to seduce both the older and newer generation of visitors, who romanticize a time when legendary stars like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra could be seen walking down the street.
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- Aug 12, 2014
The editors of Esquire set off on a cross-country journey to discover the best of what the United States has to offer. From style to food and drink and other distinctly American oddities, we scoured this land by car from New York to L.A. Here is a sampling of what we encountered on our journey from Phoenix, Arizona to Palm Springs, California. Read full article about Palm Springs on Esquire.com
- Aug 1, 2014
Life and vacationing is wonderfully unique at the breathtaking escape destination of Palm Springs. Year round weather is distinctly better. The sun is definitely warmer. Stars appear brighter. And the sky seems bluer. As the gateway city to the Coachella Valley, the Palm Springs name remains the most famous desert community, certainly in California and maybe internationally, as well. It has often been referred to as the playground of the stars. Admittedly the down valley towns of La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells have more prestigious golf courses and upscale shops but Palm Springs with its glamorous history has a lot to offer that those communities just don’t provide. And it’s slightly amusing that often times when major events are held in other down-valley cities, the national print media and television often refer to the event as being held in “more easily recognized” Palm Springs. We’re sure those press coverage decisions have rankled the host cities for decades. Read full article online in Living Lavish Magazine >>>
- Jul 21, 2014
Published on Elle.com -
To learn how to get an old-school haute-holiday glow, April Long visits Palm Springs, the home of timelessly chic hot-weather beauty. Long before Coachella lured legions of caftan-clad music lovers to its environs, Palm Springs, California, was a hot spot for high-class hedonism: In the 1950s, legend has it, Frank Sinatra would hoist a Jack Daniel’s flag outside his estate to alert neighbors Cary Grant and Jack Benny that cocktails were being served at his famous piano-shaped pool; the owners of L’Horizon hotel—a midcentury-modern marvel where Marilyn Monroe once caused a stir by showering alfresco—were known for throwing three-day-long parties in which guests were whisked by private jet from Palm Springs to San Diego’s Kona Kai Club, with a stop for dinner in Disneyland. Photos of the town in its heyday are resplendent with swimsuit-clad beauties and tuxedoed crooners—all of them rendered even more glamorous by the desert’s preternaturally luminous light, which comes in at an angle over the mountains, glances off the surrounding sea of sand and rock, and suffuses the landscape and its inhabitants with a warm, eternal-holiday glow. Read full article on Elle.com
- Jun 30, 2014
Desert playground to yesterday’s Hollywood elite, Palm Springs still draws big names like this paradisiacal place did when Frank Sinatra and his cronies held court back in their heyday. The difference now? Today’s visitors cross all demographics to access a destination that lures in the rich and the famous as well as just regular folks who crave the dry heat while embracing a full range of hotels, attractions and restaurants that abound here, all accessible by car at only an hour and a half away from downtown Los Angeles.
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- Jun 30, 2014
Most of us from SoCal have been to Palm Springs, but were we really staying in Palm Springs? Located right in the middle of Downtown on Palm Canyon Drive sits the Hyatt Palm Springs (previously Hyatt Regency Suites), now that’s Palm Springs. With walkable-distance shops and dining to the right and left of the hotel you can’t get anymore centrally located. Read full story about places to dine and play in Palm Springs >>>
- Jun 2, 2014
Article in New York Times ---
It was Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs — or the Dinah, as it’s known — five days of Sapphic revelry that every April draws some 15,000 women from around the country to this sun-washed city 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles. On Saturday evening, however, the hottest ticket in town may not have been the L Word Pool Party, but a relatively low-key cocktail reception hosted by the Palm Springs Art Museum to benefit its new Architecture and Design Center. Read full online story by Peter Haldeman in New York Times