Desert Spotlight

Desert Spotlight
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From Broadway-caliber productions to rare art exhibits and collections…find out what world-renowned artists and performers are coming into town.

Frank Sinatra's Twin Palm Estate

  • Posted By: Palm Springs Insider September 12, 2017

Frank Sinatra bought his very first home at 1148 East Alejo Road (between Caballeros and Sunrise in Palm Springs), and it was his primary residence from 1948 to 1957. Sinatra had been quoted as saying that in his life he always felt the need “to get away from it all, but not too far away,” and the desert estate he built in 1947 seemed to fit the bill. He chose the Palm Springs Movie Colony neighborhood, where names like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Jack Benny, and Cary Grant all had houses at one point or another – but which at the time still felt spacious and fairly unpopulated.

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What To Drink At The Landing At The Riviera Palm Springs

  • Posted By: Lawrence Karol August 01, 2017

First impressions are everything and when you enter The Riviera Palm Springs that initial glance will leave a lasting impression.

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If it's Monday -- It Must be Bingo & Trivia at the Ace Hotel

  • Posted By: Barbara Beckley June 16, 2017

“Bingo! I have bingo!” I yelled. I couldn’t believe it. But yes, every number on my card was covered. Emcee Shirley Claire strolled over -- placed one of her long legs on my table, waved a feather boa in the air, and sang, “Congratu-laaaaations!”

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Inside and Out, The Saguaro Hotel Is A Riot of Color

  • Posted By: Lawrence Karol June 08, 2017

Located at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, the Saguaro immediately catches your eye. It's brightly hued exterior is painted in 14 different desert wildflower colors that are native to California's Colorado Desert. William Kopelk, a local architect, designed the gardens and when everything blooms the colors match those of the building.

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What To Drink At The Welcoming Peabody's Café

  • Posted By: Lawrence Karol June 07, 2017

Although Debbie Alexander, the owner of Peabody's Café, didn't dream up the name of her restaurant, she still feels an affinity with the monikier. "The name came from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and was the name of the restaurant when I bought it back in 1994," she says. "Peabody is also a big name where I’m from in Massachusetts.

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Uniquely Palm Springs - Brandini Toffee

  • Posted By: Erin Lawrence May 30, 2017

ToffeeIt takes guts, gumption and drive to start a business. And it takes hard work to grow it into an establishment that’s not jut popular in the city where you begin, but far and wide.  Palm Springs has many successful small businesses that are growing and gaining country-wide attention.

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What To Drink At The Sleek, Modern Truss & Twine

  • Posted By: Lawrence Karol May 19, 2017

If you've visited Palm Springs before—or checked online for great places to eat—you're no doubt familiar with Workshop Kitchen + Barwhich is located in the historic El Paseo Building on North Truss and TwinePalm Cany

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Pool Attire – all things you’d need for a pool and places to get in Palm Springs

  • Posted By: Palm Springs Insider May 11, 2017

Hats, swimsuits, towels, unique floats, sunglasses and sunscreen, are necessities for Palm Springs summer. It’s finding the perfect chaise lounge and pool that can be challenging with so many options in Palm Springs. Here are a few places in Palm Springs where you can find your pool necessities.

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Nightlife on and off Arenas Road

  • Posted By: Palm Springs Insider May 10, 2017

For the uninitiated, the biggest concentration of LGBT nightlife in Palm Springs is on E.  Arenas Road, between S Indian Canyon Drive and S Calle Encilia.   The largest nightclub on the block and the largest gay nightclub in Palm Springs is Hunters.   It includes a main bar and patio lounge and a separate dance space that opens on the weekends and special events.  While the clientele is mostly gay men, Hunters is lesbian and straight fr

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Dining at Palm Springs' oldest restaurants

  • Posted By: Erin Lawrence May 01, 2017