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A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry She’s an Oscar winner, a living legend, and perhaps most notable of all: she was fortunate enough to employ The Tropicale’s Tony Di Lembo as her personal chef.  When asked to describe Barbra Streisand, Di Lembo beams, “She’s a fascinating lady. She was a tough woman to work for; she was a perfectionist, as you might think. She knew what she liked to eat. It was actually kinda simple because I knew what she liked. You just kinda…

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BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

BLACKBOOK Bar owner Dean Lavine puts acceptance at the top of the menu

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry As you cross the threshold of Blackbook, you can almost hear the Cheers theme song echoing through the establishment’s joyous soul. But the proprietors of this gleeful gathering spot don’t merely know your name; they embrace who you truly are. “I like to say we’re an inclusion bar,” invites owner Dean Lavine. “We work really hard to have a staff that really wants to be there and likes people. Not saccharinely greet people, but…

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My Little Flower Shop's master designer Gregory Goodman

My Little Flower Shop's master designer Gregory Goodman

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Despite rubbing elbows with such luminaries as Barack Obama and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, every utterance from Gregory Goodman is a bouquet of understatement.  “Pretty much we’re proud of every event,” says the My Little Flower Shop owner. “I don’t care if you spend a thousand dollars or a million dollars. Everyone’s gonna be treated the same.” Humility and equality bloom in tandem at Goodman’s nursery.…

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Meet Mindy Reed, Owner of Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

Meet Mindy Reed, Owner of Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry As the old saying goes, you are what you eat. And if you’re lucky enough to eat at Zin American Bistro, then you’re an intoxicating mélange of hearty local ingredients, elevated by the adventurous perspective of a seasoned world traveler. It’s a style and sophistication that has become synonymous with its owner, Mindy Reed. “When people ask who I am, I have a horrible habit of responding, ‘Oh, I’m Mindy from Zin.’ It’s definitely…

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Meet Kurt Cyr, Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

Meet Kurt Cyr, Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

  • Posted by Apr 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry For as long as humankind has lived indoors, we have been fascinated with architecture. The curve of a rooftop, the flow of a corridor, the towering triumph of the walls that surround us – these are the hallmarks of who we are and what we aspire to be. And for Mod Squad owner Kurt Cyr, the love of architecture begins at home. “Our first house in 1999 was one of the last Alexanders,” he reminisces. “I just knew that we wanted…

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Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art

Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art

  • Posted by Apr 5, 2019

Almost everyone knows that Lulu California Bistro serves the best breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners in the Coachella Valley just by the number of awards they’ve received over the past eight years, but not everyone may realize that this landmark Palm Springs restaurant houses one of the most eclectic collections of artwork found in any dining establishment here. The display of art begins before you enter:  the 15’x15’ mural, “Love &…

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Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

Steve and Mark Hermann Help Reinvent Palm Springs Iconic Resorts

  • Posted by Apr 4, 2019

By Randy Garner Known as the “Capital of Cool,” Palm Springs has become synonymous with a sexy retro vibe that can be seen in stylish digs, open air lounges, poolside soirees, and scores of annual celebrations like the popular Modernism Week. Early modernist architects created a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle that has become a defining characteristic of Palm Springs. Now the Hermann brothers have brought their style to Palm Springs to…

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Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

Palm Springs’ Legendary Movie Colony Hotel

  • Posted by Mar 29, 2019

By Randy Garner Frank Sinatra partied here. Marilyn Monroe slept here. In pop culture lore, Jim Morrison jumped into the pool here - from his second-floor balcony. The 16-room property sits at the edge of Palm Springs’ “Movie Colony” neighborhood, where Golden Age film stars like Cary Grant, Jack Benny, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh once owned vacation homes. The neighborhood’s many high walls, thick hedges and a lack of sidewalks are reminders…

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Celebrity Tours: A visit through Hollywood's Playground

Celebrity Tours: A visit through Hollywood's Playground

  • Posted by Mar 25, 2019

By Kevin Perry Rub elbows with Elvis. Get Frank with Sinatra. Walk in Marilyn’s heels. And do all of the above with the guidance of a tour company that was founded during a golden age of Palm Springs stardom. “It started on June 22nd, 1963,” recounts owner Tim Bannister, “and it was a lady who took her friends around in a station wagon. They liked it and told their friends, and before long she was taking groups of people around in her station…

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 Seaplane Shirts Will Make You Radiant.

Seaplane Shirts Will Make You Radiant.

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry Beauty is skin deep, but sometimes it has trouble shining through the everyday façade. To cull the dazzling wonders that simmer beneath the surface, it takes a keen eye. “There are 10,000 colors in your iris,” analyzes Schuyler Brown. “We use that, and we use skin tone and we use hair color, creatively with our shirts. When the customer comes out of the dressing room with the piece that’s just spectacular, everybody turns and…

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