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Vintage Shop ‘Til You Drop

Vintage Shop ‘Til You Drop

  • Posted by Jun 5, 2019

By Kevin Perry   Marilyn flirted here. Sinatra charmed our socks off. Judy Garland found us over the rainbow. Palm Springs is a time capsule of style, sophistication, and vintage iconography. To live like the legends, you need to shop like them, and our hometown delivers rare and wondrous finds to immerse you in that midcentury mindset. From furniture to clothing, estate jewelry, and more — if you're looking for a paradise of a pedigree, you’…

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Mid-Week to the Max!

Mid-Week to the Max!

  • Posted by Jun 4, 2019

TGI-Monday! That’s right, we always look forward to the week ahead, because the forecast calls for bargains. From Happy Hours to nappy nights and prix fixe perfextion, mid-week is the new weekend in our eternally sunny hometown. Check into luxury, check out our activities, and check your inhibitions at the door. Get ready to pack your calendar full of cool… STAY INNdulge – While everyone else is buttoning up for the workweek, you’ll be…

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Look Cool at the Pool

Look Cool at the Pool

  • Posted by May 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Sure, Palm Springs summers are hot, but you’re hotter! As you wade into pool season, make sure you dip your toes into these local vendors. After all, you’re not just swimming to beat the heat; you’re also shattering expectations and blowing up social media. The following necessities will assure that you get seen on the scene (like. a. queen.)! To conquer the A-list, make a beeline for Destination PSP. One of the most unique gift…

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Gaycation, A Home In Paradise Is All I Ever Wanted

Gaycation, A Home In Paradise Is All I Ever Wanted

  • Posted by May 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry You are the queen of your castle, no matter where your fine self may roam. That’s why you and your besties need a place to plant your rainbow flag and to call your homo-away-from-home for the duration of your gaycation. Well, look no further than one of our many regal vacation properties.   You’ve tried renting from the apps (no, we’re not talking about Grindr), but sites like Airbnb and VRBO don’t always have the local know-…

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Gay Means Happy (Hour)

Gay Means Happy (Hour)

  • Posted by May 21, 2019

By Kevin Perry You’ve worked hard all day. You conquered your to-do list. You even made small talk with hetero Brad in accounting. You have earned a beverage, my friend. It’s time to let your fab flag fly! But don’t waste your evening on the ordinary; get gay and gregarious at one of the hottest Happy Hours in Palm Springs. Trio Restaurant al fresco dining Trio | 707 N Palm Canyon Dr Orange is the new YAAS! Palm Springs’ most iconic…

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Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hospitality is a dish best served warm. When you sit down for a gourmet meal, you don’t want to feel unwelcome or out of place, no matter how upscale your surroundings may be. It’s a delicate balancing act, but Copley’s really sticks the proverbial landing. “We are a fine-dining restaurant but there’s certainly nothing stuffy about us at all,” promises co-owner Greg Butterfield. “Being from Hawaii, we have that aloha spirit.”…

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Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry The next time you’re inundated by the vibrant Palm Springs sun, pause for a moment to consider how much wonder and beauty it propagates. Just take it from   What a tantalizing appetizer from the maestro of Mexican cuisine. “I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco” Castañeda narrates. “I came to Palm Springs in 1985. There was a little kitchen available at the time, where I started here at 140 East Palm Canyon Drive. Starting…

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Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

  • Posted by May 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Yelp calls it one of the best three restaurants in Palm Springs. Trip Advisor argues that it’s in the Top Two. But Miro’s owner has another name for it…   “I can call it home.” Miro Terzic has harvested accolades as fresh and vibrant as his ingredients, but when asked how he got started in the restaurant industry, he remains humble. “This was totally accidental. I moved into the area in ’94. We fled what used to be Yugoslavia, a…

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Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

  • Posted by May 3, 2019

 By Kevin Perry Elevate your perspective. Attain a higher purpose. Ascend to greatness. These are more than just empty platitudes at Desert Rocks; they are lofty pathways to Zen on the rocks. “Climbing is not as much a sport as a lifestyle,” extols owner Steve Schechtman.  “It’s unlike throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball; it’s both physical and very thought provoking. So there’s a lot going on there, other than just pulling yourself…

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A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

  • Posted by Apr 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Love and sustenance go hand in hand. They nurture us, give us purpose, and provide us the strength we need to conquer the world outside of our immediate circle of relatives. Family feeds us, in more ways than one. Some restaurants tout their commitment to heritage, but Las Casuelas Terraza lives it. During our brief conversation with the legendary eatery’s operator, Patrick Service, he interrupts himself abruptly to make sure…

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Oscar's: A Tale of Two Drag Shows

Oscar's: A Tale of Two Drag Shows

  • Posted by Apr 26, 2019

By Kevin Perry It was the best of times… and it was even better with a mimosa in your hand, honey! Charles Dickens (pause for giggles) ain’t got nothing on the decadent dichotomy (giggle anew) of Oscar’s Café & Bar. Owner Dan Gore dresses it down like this: “The diversity of the entertainment, like the drag brunches, definitely attract a different type of audience than the Oscar’s Cabaret.” There’s a lot to untuck in that statement, so…

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Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

One weekend Liz and Mark, owners of Tac/Quila, took a short break from life as lawyers and decided to dream a little. We brainstormed, reminisced, reflected and projected, all with a goal of discovering where our dreams intersected. It was clear after a while that our life change would involve hospitality. We love people and their stories, and nothing brings people together like a great meal in a memorable setting. Our first restaurant [ad]…

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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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Mindy Reed's Amazing Zin Bistro and Revel Public House

Mindy Reed's Amazing 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…

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Kurt Cyr, Hip Owner of Palm Springs Mod Squad

Kurt Cyr, Hip 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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New Restaurants to Visit in Palm Springs

New Restaurants to Visit in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

ANTIGUA KITCHEN & BAR | 105 S Palm Canyon Dr. | 760.656.7875 This business replaces the Japanese restaurant Gyoro-Gyoro and is owned locally by the Zavala family, who also owns the L’Olivo Palm Springs restaurant. Antigua will host entertainment, dancing and weekend brunches, among other experience. The menu will include a variety of dishes including steak, seafood, pasta and pizza. Open daily 11am – 11pm. AZUCAR at LA SERENA VILLAS | 339…

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Meet Michael Stern, Owner of The Modern Tour

Meet Michael Stern, Owner of The Modern Tour

  • Posted by Mar 22, 2019

By Kevin Perry Conventionally, buildings are constructed to protect us from the elements. Roofs keep out the rain, walls battle back the cold, and our respective abodes create a shelter from the dreaded world outside. But in Palm Springs, the architecture is designed to amplify our wondrous surroundings. “Weather has such an impact on human behavior,” muses Michael Stern, founder and owner of The Modern Tour. “Because we have 340 sunny days a…

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6 Must-See Drag and Female Impersonator Shows in Palm Springs

6 Must-See Drag and Female Impersonator Shows in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Mar 21, 2019

Admit it, who doesn’t like a good drag show, and in Palm Springs you’ll only find the best ones.  Here’s a list of some must-see shows that are sure to snap a big smile of your face and make you leave happy. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room | 1900 E Palm Canyon Dr. | 760.322.4422  The Judy Show, Sundays, Dinner reservations at 5:00 pm with 7:00 pm show. Every Sunday, The Purple Room proudly presents owner Michael Holmes in THE JUDY SHOW! An…

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Great Shakes: Where Sip Meets Hip

Great Shakes: Where Sip Meets Hip

  • Posted by Mar 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry There’s a glorious alchemy that goes into concocting the perfect milkshake. The decadent waltz between sweetness, dairy, and chill as the disparate elements conspire to win over our palates, one silky sip at a time. And when you add malt? We surrender! “Having grown up with malts,” Great Shakes owner Doug Nelson reminisces, “I was pretty excited to do something different and carve our own little niche, which we’ve done.” It…

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F10 Creative: Delivering stay, play and dine experiences to Palm Springs

F10 Creative: Delivering stay, play and dine experiences to Palm Springs

  • Posted by Mar 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry Great leadership is less about what you say and more about what you hear. Opening your mind, heart, and ears is essential to understanding the needs of the customer and the community at large. F10 Creative is an ambitious collective founded on the masterful art of listening. “The market spoke and we adapted.” These words resonate as a mantra for Tara Lazar, the restaurateur/entrepreneur behind the delectable success that is…

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Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

  • Posted by Mar 1, 2019

By Kevin Perry After suffering a fire in March of 2018, the ebullient eatery has triumphantly returned to the PS stage, although its owner eschews the spotlight. “I don’t really do interviews, so I’m not really good at talking about myself.” Robb Wirt is endearingly humble, but his zeal for hospitality drives him forward. “For me, Bongo Johnny’s was my choice for an end-of-life career. I used to work in the pharmaceutical industry, so coming…

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Polynesia Style at Toucans Tiki Lounge

Polynesia Style at Toucans Tiki Lounge

  • Posted by Feb 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry In case you hadn’t noticed, darlings, we are experiencing a drag revolution. Genders are bending, avant-garde is in-your-face, and RuPaul wins ALL the Emmys. Nowhere in Palm Springs is the spirit of this seismic/pelvic shift fiercer than at Toucans Tiki Lounge. The Pacific island themed club welcomes a righteous roster of Playgirls; that’s Toucans-speak for badass bitches. They strut their stilettos for the festive crowds every…

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Meet Tristan Gittens, Owner of Frankinbun

Meet Tristan Gittens, Owner of Frankinbun

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

At quite a bit more than first glance, there's nothing about Tristan Gittens' curriculum vitae that would suggest he'd someday open a gourmet sausage restaurant. Gittens grew up in Palm Springs but moved away to attend UC Berkeley where he studied pre-med and worked on various HIV/AIDS studies after graduation. He then attended Stanford University, earned a masters in epidemiology, and started an independent contracting career in epidemiology/…

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Gary And Kathy Friedle, Owners of the iconic Monkey Tree Hotel

Gary And Kathy Friedle, Owners of the iconic Monkey Tree Hotel

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

The term "boutique hotel" gets thrown around quite a bit, but you won't be disappointed when you book a room at The Monkey Tree Hotel, a very private, 16-room oasis set on one acre. The hotel was designed and built in 1960 by the renowned midcentury architect Albert Frey and was meticulously renovated in 2015 by its current owners, Gary and Kathy Friedle. The couple met at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where they both…

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Touring Architecture in Palm Springs

Touring Architecture in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Over the last couple months we’ve had a look at some amazing homes in Palm Springs.  While they’re spectacular, many of them are off limits to the public. Fortunately there are some equally stunning public buildings where you can enjoy modernist architecture up close without a trespassing ticket! We consulted expert Robert Imber, who runs Palm Springs Modern Tours about some of his must see architecture spots in the desert.  As far as public…

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Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted by Feb 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister…

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Desert X 2019

Desert X 2019

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Barbara Beckley From awesome art in the solitary sand to Palm Springs’ bus stops, stairs to nowhere at the Salton Sea, a glittery ghost palm and mid-century modern architecture as a sounding board, Desert X 2019 has turned the Coachella Valley into an artistic canvas for all to enjoy.   Feb. 9 - April 21, 2019.      Now through April 21, 2019, 19 site-specific works by artists from around the world provide yet another reason to enjoy the…

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Meet Wil Stiles

Meet Wil Stiles

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry     Our lives are peppered with joyful memories that inspire us to look back fondly and look forward hopefully. Moments like falling in love, getting promoted, the birth of a child… or, in the case of Wil Stiles, all of the above rolled into one. “We had decided, ‘Hey, let’s just open the doors and do a full day’s worth of work and it’ll officially be the day that we’re open.’” These are the recollections of the shop’s…

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Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is built on reverence and revelry. The glamour of a golden age shimmers across decades and reverberates into a stylish celebration rooted firmly in the here and now. Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge stand as towering examples of our hometown’s regal past, as well as its resplendent future. “I think that’s what really attracted us to Palm Springs,” recounts owner Richard Crisman. “It’s not only its beauty in and…

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Uptown's Trio Restaurant

Uptown's 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 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…

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Escape Resort for Men is truly an escape

Escape Resort for Men is truly an escape

  • 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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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…

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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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Meet Brandon Hoskins and Stephen Wilson of Towne Palm Springs

Meet Brandon Hoskins and Stephen Wilson of Towne Palm Springs

  • Posted by Nov 30, 2018

By Barbara Beckley “We’re men about town,” Brandon Hoskins says with a twinkle in his eye. That’s how he likes to describe himself and his partner Stephen Wilson. And so they are – as interior designers and co-owners of one of Palm Springs’ premiere interior décor boutiques, frequented by locals, visitors and fellow interior designers from LA to Paris. Of course, Brandon and Steve didn’t plan on opening a boutique. Or even living in Palm…

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Palm Springs Holiday Happenings

Palm Springs Holiday Happenings

  • Posted by Nov 29, 2018

26th annual Festival of Lights – December 1 26th annual Festival of Lights returns to Palm Springs Saturday, December 1. The parade will start on Palm Canyon Drive at 5:45 p.m.  The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has become a signature holiday event and an important part of the magic that makes our destination like no place else. When the twinkling floats, magnificent marching bands, enormous Macy’s-style holiday balloons — and of…

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Spotlight: Johannes

Spotlight: Johannes

  • Posted by Nov 27, 2018

By Kevin Perry     Genius and ambition are a delectable pairing. We are defined by a quixotic blend of abilities and passions… and sometimes, by a distaste for baked potatoes. “I got too many baked potatoes when we were children. My parents didn’t have much money, so the cheapest food for us was buttermilk, cheese, and baked potato, so I definitely had a little bit of an issue with baked potatoes. Bad childhood memory.” These are the…

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Spotlight: Triangle Inn

Spotlight: Triangle Inn

  • Posted by Nov 26, 2018

By Kevin Perry As vacationers set their GPS forward to Palm Springs, they also set their clocks back to a golden age of SoCal cool. Our hometown evokes the swagger of Sinatra, the grandeur of Garland, and the lavishness of Liberace. This flair for mid-century decadence is on full display at Triangle Inn. Source: Triangle Inn The Palm Springs playground offers a welcome respite for travelers seeking quaint comfort, harkening back to the…

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We’re Big on Small

We’re Big on Small

  • Posted by Nov 20, 2018

  In Palm Springs, we are proud of the many locally owned and operated, mostly small, businesses that make up our city; retail shops with hand selected merchandise, small inns and boutique resorts, chef-owned cafes and locally run tours. We celebrate our uniqueness and our ability to offer individual personalized experiences to locals and visitors alike.  Discover the true small gems of Palm Springs.   Unique Retail Stores and Boutiques…

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Levis, Leather, and Love

Levis, Leather, and Love

  • Posted by Nov 20, 2018

By Kevin Perry Our hometown is the ultimate playground. You get friendly, you get sweaty, and you might get a couple of skinned knees [ALT: and you might get dirty], but it’s all in the name of good, clean(ish) fun. And as with any playground, some of us prefer to play rough. Well, we’ve got you covered… but just barely. The Palm Springs leather scene celebrates a bit of the grittiest and gruntiest. It's more than just a leather fashion…

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