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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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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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Spotlight: Escape Resort for Men

Spotlight: Escape Resort for Men

  • Posted by Jan 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Mark Hunter is the consummate caretaker. In addition to assuring his guests the best getaway possible at the aptly named Escape Resort, he also embodies the vibrant humanity and decadent hospitality of our hallowed hometown. “It is a bubble, even within California, in Palm Springs because well over half of the full-time population is gay and we have the city council that’s LGBTQ, as well. Every place you go in town is welcoming…

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Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Barbara Beckley It should come as no surprise that Mike Sauls was born in New Orleans – given the cheery “Hi there!  How are you doing today,” he says to everyone who enters his vintage wonderland. Sitting behind the counter of the “Beauty Bar,” an exquisite cosmetic counter, which originally graced the I. Magnin department store in San Francisco, Mike, along with his friend Keith Burke, preside over Dazzles – one of Palm Springs original…

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Spotlight: Escape Resort Palm Springs

Spotlight: Escape Resort Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Kevin Perry Mark Hunter is the consummate caretaker. In addition to assuring his guests the best getaway possible at the aptly named Escape Resort, he also embodies the vibrant humanity and decadent hospitality of our hallowed hometown. “It is a bubble, even within California, in Palm Springs because a large number of the full-time population is gay and we have the city council that’s all LGBTQ, as well. Every place you go in town is…

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Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Kevin Perry Tourists make the best tour guides. An exuberance for discovery spurs them forward, a curiosity for details fuels their soul, and a connection with their surroundings becomes contagious until you’re swept into the flow of an adventure in the making. Such is the life journey of Evan Trubee, owner of Big Wheel Tours. Credit: Big Wheel Tours Although he has lived in Palm Springs for two and a half decades, Evan’s enthusiasm…

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Modernism Week 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

Modernism Week 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

  • Posted by Dec 17, 2018

This 10 day signature event focuses on mid-century modern design and architecture that makes Palm Springs so unique. Over 75 events including Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center; Frey II House Tours, Double Decker Bus Tours, films, lectures, interior design tours, swanky parties and other special events.  Here is a quick look at some of the events. Go to Modernism Week for a full listing. Premier Double Decker Architectural…

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Palm Springs New Year’s Eve

Palm Springs New Year’s Eve

  • Posted by Dec 17, 2018

Rockin’ 80s NYE Party at Spa Resort Casino - 8 pm - 1 am The party at Spa Resort Casino is an outdoor ticketed event on E. Andreas Road between N. Calle Encilia and N. Indian Canyon Drive. BUY TICKETS The party will be marked by electrifying rock stars from the original cast of Broadway’s musical “Rock of Ages” at Spa Resort Casino. Music provided by DJ Dense, noted Los Angeles DJ. From 10:30 pm to midnight, Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band will…

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Spotlight: Stacy’s Piano Bar

Spotlight: Stacy’s Piano Bar

  • Posted by Dec 14, 2018

By Kevin Perry If you could meet a hug emoji in human form, it would be Stacy Louis. The supremely affable entrepreneur who lends his name to Stacy’s @ Palm Springs is quick with a laugh and even quicker when you ask for his biographical information. In rat-a-tat fashion, he sings, “I’m Stacy, I’m from Virginia, I moved to Phoenix 19 years ago, opened a bar almost six years ago there called Stacy’s at Melrose. I’ve always loved Palm Springs,…

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Relax at La Dolce Vita Gay Resort

Relax at La Dolce Vita Gay Resort

  • Posted by Dec 14, 2018

By Kevin Perry Every interpersonal connection ripples through society from subject to subject and from experience to experience, forever shaping our perspectives and our personas. Call it the social butterfly effect, if you will. And the conductors of these symphonic human harmonies are men like Matt Kurtz and Robert Aikens, owner and General Manager of La Dolce Vita Resort, respectively. The resort, whose Italian moniker literally means the…

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