Lawrence Karol

Lawrence Karol

Lawrence Karol is a writer and editor who lives in Palm Springs, California. He’s been privileged to work with publishing legends such as Paige Rense at Architectural Digest  and food critic and writer Ruth Reichl at Gourmet. A passionate lover of shelter magazines, he enjoys writing about design, food, and lots of other stuff.

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Latest Blogs

What To Drink At The Landing At The Riviera Palm Springs

First impressions are everything and when you enter The Riviera Palm Springs that initial glance will leave a lasting impression. The appropriately named Landing Bar + Lounge greets guests with retro-glam decor that includes cheerful colors and patterns, mod light fixtures and cocktail tables, palm print pillows, and tweed chairs and sofas. &nbs

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Find vintage treasures in Palm Springs

With such a rich history, it's no surprise Palm Springs is a vintage shoppers paradise. From furniture, to clothing, estate jewelry, and more — if you're looking for something with a bit of a pedigree, there are plenty of places to shop where you can find unique treasures. Palm Springs Vintage Market One of the best places to begin a vint

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Colorful Cocktails Are A Palm Springs Tradition

Cool summer drinks are a must-have during the desert's hot summer days and nights and many of the local restaurants have devised some delicious and colorful alternatives.    Mionetto Prosecco float muddled with a strawberry and a lemon wedge. Or if you're in At dish Creative Cuisine, the restaurant's contemporary, modern Americ

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

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

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What To Drink At The Welcoming Peabody's Café

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. The town of P

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What To Drink At The Sleek, Modern Truss & Twine

If you've visited Palm Springs before—or checked online for great places to eat—you're no doubt familiar with Workshop Kitchen + Bar, which is located in the historic El Paseo Building on North Palm Canyon Drive. In 2015, the restaurant became Palm Springs’ first James Beard award winner for Outstanding Restaurant Design (in the category

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What To Drink At The Hip "dish After Dark: a Speakeasy"

While wandering around the Uptown Design District, you'll come across a number of great shops and restaurants that are housed in historic midcentury buildings. One stop that you'll definitely want to make along the way is at dish Creative Cuisine—located in the classic Twist Building—which serves contemporary/modern American cuisine using many

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What To Drink At Counter Reformation At The Parker Hotel

The Parker Palm Springs hotel is set on 13 acres that feature lush plantings, meandering pathways, two pools, a spa, and multiple restaurants.   A recent addition to the property's offerings is Counter Reformation, a wine bar with 17 wines from around the world, and small productions that are hard to find. "[The name comes from our belie

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Outdoorsy things to do in the beautiful Palm Springs weather

Spring is the perfect time to visit Palm Springs; the heat of the summer is still a ways off, but the cooler temperatures of the winter are starting to wane. Take advantage of all the outdoor beauty and see some of these great sights.   Visit the gardens - Moorten Botanical Gardens   This historic landmark has been around sinc

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Meet Andy Wysocki and Bill Sanderson of Townie Bagels

You might not think it would be hard to find a great bagel in Palm Springs—but you'd be wrong. Unless, of course, you head to Townie Bagels in the south end of town.   Andy Wysocki, who owns the café with his husband Bill Sanderson, grew up in New England and he's put together a bagel menu based on the flavors of a New York bagel

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Checking In To The Rossi Hotel

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Meet Tristan Gittens, Owner Of The Gourmet Sausage Restaurant Frankinbun

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