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Uniquely Palm Springs: The Scents

Uniquely Palm Springs: The Scents

  • Posted by Oct 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Aromas have the power to transport your mind to another place, time, and experience. As a signature scent wafts into your nasal cavity, childhood recollections flood your soul soon thereafter. Breathe deep and create a new sense-memory landscape here in Palm Springs. The dry desert air liberates your senses so that you can experience life at full blast. There are no cloying mists of discarded refuse or urban decay to impede…

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A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

  • Posted by Oct 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry When you have already achieved gourmet nirvana, event mastery, and gastronomic rule over the Inland Empire, what else could you possibly hope to serve? The simple answer: more. Photo credit to Jakob Layman   Chad Gardner expands his hospitable dominion and unfurls new dimensions to his proverbial welcome mat with the grand opening of Roly China Fusion. The restaurant’s motto is “be healthy, be happy, be loved,” and it’s a…

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Uniquely Palm Springs: The Sights

Uniquely Palm Springs: The Sights

  • Posted by Oct 16, 2019

By Kevin Perry Consult the mental scrapbook in your head. Conjure every destination you have ever experienced and think about how you remember them. The Eiffel Tower represents Paris; the neon iconography of The Strip is pure Las Vegas; The Taj Mahal is a monument of innovation and grandeur for its native India and all those who visit her. The sights you collect in your mind’s eye create a tableau of exploration and excitement. Now get ready…

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Uniquely Palm Springs: The Feels

Uniquely Palm Springs: The Feels

  • Posted by Oct 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry Stress takes a physical toll on the human body. Your muscles tense, your skin cracks, and your every cell aches with the desire to get away. Welcome to your escape, Palm Springs style. Our city provides a sensory rebirth, relaxing you from your very core to the tips of your well-pedicured toes. Dip them in an extravagant swimming pool, stretch them in a rejuvenating yoga session, and swaddle them in lush couture. Begin your…

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Drag Divas After Dark

Drag Divas After Dark

  • Posted by Oct 15, 2019

BY KEVIN PERRY By day, you’re a mild-mannered go-getter multi-hyphenate clad in sensible tweed and distinguished restraint… But that’s SO not you (we’ve met). Drop the blahs and get some ahs, because the moon is comin’ out and so are you! Palm Springs boasts a bevy of drag supremacy every night of the week, so we’ve compiled an itinerary of eye candy (an eye-tinerary, if you will… and we know you will). Pack your calendar like a stuffed bra…

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Uniquely Palm Springs: The Sounds

Uniquely Palm Springs: The Sounds

  • Posted by Oct 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry The pulse of Palm Springs is an irresistible rhythm that permeates your ears, your heart, and your soul. It is simultaneously personal and social; your heartbeat syncs with the alluring pace and passion of our town, where you will dance and commune with other desert dwellers in a fever pitch of celebratory exultation. We truly march to a different drum, and it beckons you to join our year-round beat. Photo Credit to Iggy Lopez…

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Brunch, Bingo & Brassy Broads

Brunch, Bingo & Brassy Broads

  • Posted by Sep 24, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hangovers can be brutal, so stomp them out with a stylish stiletto and keep the party going! Weekends in Palm Springs heat up fast, and the drag scene is awake at the cleavage of dawn to entertain you. Nurse your morning-after woes with a mimosa (or ten) and wake up juuuust enough to follow the breakneck action of one of our town’s raucous bingo affairs. But don’t worry; you’ll have an irreverent female impersonator helping you…

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Sweet Charity, Tommi Rose!

Sweet Charity, Tommi Rose!

  • Posted by Sep 20, 2019

By Kevin Perry For many in the LGBTQ’mmunity, our heritage begins the day we come out of the closet. Most of us are raised by straight families, so we must seek out gay culture in order to fully embrace its history, herstory, and humanity. But Tommi Rose is the Rosetta Stone of Palm Springs. In addition to slaying and sashaying for 43 years, her encyclopedic knowledge of drag entertainment has tendrils that stretch back to the roots of a grand…

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Greater Palm Springs Pride

Greater Palm Springs Pride

  • Posted by Sep 12, 2019

By Kevin Perry Autumn is the embodiment of Greater Palm Springs Pride. The crispness in the air denotes how cool our event is; the changing of the seasons represents the evolution of self, from denial to acceptance to celebratory wonder; and harvest time symbolizes how we as a community have lovingly gathered our friends and arranged them into a second family. While other Pride festivals crowd the summer months, our hometown takes its time and…

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Stay in Style

Stay in Style

  • Posted by Sep 12, 2019

By Kevin Perry The key to great hospitality is empathy. If you know how your guests feel, then you can deliver what they want. For The Weekend owner Mark Hermann, it’s a journey of self-discovery, sophistication, and style. “I just really feel very fortunate to have discovered Palm Springs,” Mark declares. “So often, our guests arrive and they’ve never been here, and I know what that feels like. Even though I grew up close, I really was not…

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