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48 Hours: Down Home in Palm Springs

48 Hours: Down Home in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Sep 4, 2019

By Kevin Perry Our downtown area is configured like an architectural embrace. Palm Canyon welcomes you into its outstretched arms, then routes you lovingly to Indian Canyon and pulls you back again in an endless loop of sustenance and style. The eateries offer tasty food done right and the shopping options are playful; stroll and peruse without the stress of a hard-sell scenario. And where better to start than at the heart? La Plaza is the…

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Color Us Impressed

Color Us Impressed

  • Posted by Aug 16, 2019

By Kevin Perry If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our hometown is engaged in a macro-conversation that reverberates to the stratosphere and beyond. The Palm Springs art scene embraces a dynamic dichotomy of fiery passion and cool refinement; it paints a legendary tableau at the intersection where gritty technique meets upscale euphoria. Strolling our gallery landscapes is an exercise is transcendence. Shopping for keepsakes empowers…

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View to a Thrill

View to a Thrill

  • Posted by Aug 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry You’ve got your seasonal tan locked down, a killer sense of fashion, and sassiness to spare… so are you ready for a change of scenery?  Why don’t you spice things up and show your followers how to live it up, YOU style.  Get out and get fabulous at the most Insta-worthy locations in Palm Springs. NATURE ROCKS Contrary to the advice of 90’s pop music, DO go chasing waterfalls, because the vistas in Tahquitz Canyon are remarkably…

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

  • Posted by Aug 9, 2019

By Kevin Perry When you enjoy a truly triumphant meal, every bite is a victory. Your senses shine a spotlight on each morsel, your mouth savors the playful performance of the ensemble of ingredients, and your taste buds give a standing ovation to the gastronomical tour de force. This award-worthy experience is on delicious display at a plethora of stellar Palm Springs eateries. Though our hometown is quaint on its façade, it marinates in a…

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Arenas District, where the fun is!

Arenas District, where the fun is!

  • Posted by Aug 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Leave the drama with your mama, because the daddies are partying on Arenas. This is the epicenter of LGBTQ unity in Palm Springs; it’s the so gay of SoCal; a big gulp of queerness with a small-town-charm chaser. Arenas Road has managed to bottle our city’s intoxicating blend of relaxed cool and scene-stealing panache. You feel the urgency to explore, but at your own laid-back pace. This inviting atmosphere wasn’t achieved by…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

Like Mother, Like Daughter --Kimberly Nilsson, owner of Desert Adventures

  • Posted by Aug 2, 2019

By Barbara Beckley What’s a girl to do? When your Mom creates the first Jeep tour company in the desert – grows it into the biggest and best – and then tells you she’s going to “retire.” Follow in her footsteps, of course.   “It’s a fabulous company,” gushes Kimberly Nilsson, daughter of Desert Adventures founder Mary Dungans. As of January 2019, Kim, and her husband, Boo Nilsson, are the sole owners of Desert Adventures. (He’s Swedish. Yes…

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Power to the Public Art

Power to the Public Art

  • Posted by Jul 24, 2019

By Kevin Perry Artistic expression can never be contained in a museum, a church, or a coffee table book. It is boundless and vibrant, spilling into the world and connecting humanity with every burst of color and curvature. Art weaves a shared experience through time, linking us to the masters of the past and beckoning future innovation. What better place to do so than in the glorious open air? No matter how you arrive in Palm Springs, you are…

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Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

Get your health on at these cool Vegan Restaurants and Juice Bars

  • Posted by Jul 23, 2019

By Patricia Kemp Desert summers turn up the heat, making it the perfect season to cool down with some refreshing Vegan and vegetarian food. These health-conscious Palm Springs restaurants and Vegan chefs put a creative culinary spin on delicious dining options to refuel and rehydrate during a day of desert exploring. Vegan meals are plant-based and many dishes are prepared with raw fruits and vegetables with no meat, fish, or dairy such as milk…

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Unique Accommodations

Unique Accommodations

  • Posted by Jul 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry Every vacation adds to your life story. When you return home, you regale your friends and family with tales of where you went, what you ate, and where you stayed. After all, how else can you make them jealous? A trip to Palm Springs will provide your narrative with its most memorable chapter yet. Our resorts are a cacophony of unexpected, underrated, unparalleled destinations unto themselves. Each of the following hotels offers…

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Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

Palm Springs Revs up the Hip Factor with a Cool Downtown

  • Posted by Jul 17, 2019

For a city that has always had a swanky, classic appeal to it, there is a whole lot of fresh newness ready to be experienced in Palm Springs. If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the area, you may not be familiar with all of the brand-spanking-new storefronts, eateries and hotels that have joined the neighborhood. Source: Whitney Wolff   The City of Palm Springs is proud to showcase our downtown that is a perfect scale for walking – it’…

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The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed

  • Posted by Jul 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Gay bars elicit myriad descriptions: provocative, bold, progressive, enticing, and even a little bit naughty. But according to Eagle 501 owner Scott Murchison, they can also be subversively traditional. “We lived in our solitude until Stonewall,” Scott recaps, “and our coming-out era was about connecting with other people. And bars were the way to do it. But with the advent of the internet, I’ve noticed that bars are kind of…

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Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

Architectural Gems: Resort Edition

  • Posted by Jul 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is a landscape crafted in luxury and dominated by style. Our midcentury roots flourish into modern masterpieces, affirming our reputation as one of the world’s foremost tastemakers in architecture. But unlike other sterile destinations that must be admired from afar, Palm Springs has a lived-in appeal. Our resorts are as inviting as they are innovative, making your next stay a true work of art. Peruse the following…

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All Together Now

All Together Now

  • Posted by Jul 10, 2019

By Kevin Perry Our LGBTQ story often goes unwritten. Though we have contributed some of the world’s greatest art, philosophy, and humanity, many gay pioneers are systematically relegated to the shadows of history… But when nobody hears you, just raise your voice. “I love to sing.” This is the simple yet pitch-perfect declaration of Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus President David Sanchez. “Everybody in the chorus is there for that same reason.…

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Hollywood Slept Here

Hollywood Slept Here

  • Posted by Jun 28, 2019

By Kevin Perry When Hollywood was cementing its status as the entertainment capital of the world, it took its stars very seriously. Celebrities were under studio contracts, and these ironclad agreements stated that actors must remain within a two-hour driving distance from their respective soundstages. So how could silver screen icons get as far away from Tinseltown as possible without breaking their commitments? Welcome to Palm Springs. The…

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Movies Filmed in Palm Springs

Movies Filmed in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 28, 2019

The desert vistas of Palm Springs transport moviegoers to a sun-drenched oasis and our signature architecture towers in the minds of film buffs and matinee connoisseurs. Let’s roll back the years and go on location to see how our humble hometown has spun some of Hollywood’s greatest yarns… The Early Days It’s hard to pinpoint the first known film shot within our city’s limits because location scouts were often stealthy and sensationalistic in…

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Just Fabulous – “It’s About Celebrating Life,” says Owner Stephen Monkarsh

Just Fabulous – “It’s About Celebrating Life,” says Owner Stephen Monkarsh

  • Posted by Jun 21, 2019

By Barbara Beckley The name says it all. Just Fabulous. There’s simply no other way to describe this fun, Palm Springs centric, and oh so chic book and gift store.  Take a step inside and you’re first words are likely to be – “Look at this! It’s fabulous.” That’s because you’ve just spotted something you love – perhaps an exquisite coffee table book on mid-century architecture or a legendary movie star or fashion designer; or a sweet Little…

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The Hippest Tiki Hangouts

The Hippest Tiki Hangouts

  • Posted by Jun 13, 2019

By Elizabeth Neil Tiki is a Maori word for a type of stone or wooden carving found throughout the islands. However, in the 20th century, Tiki became known for its romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most frequently imagining Polynesian culture. The Tiki culture began in 1934 with Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt's opening of Don the Beachcomber. The Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood soon became a Hollywood hotspot for all…

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The Art of Gelato

The Art of Gelato

  • Posted by Jun 10, 2019

By: Gianluca Allen Simonetta (Sam) was a portfolio manager. Tom was a mechanical and software engineer. Now, they own and operate the gelato shop, Gelato Granucci, in downtown Palm Springs. How did that happen? Well, it all started in 1920s with Sam’s family, the Granuccis. In 1929, Sam’s grandfather, Luigi Granucci, moved his family from Italy to the Netherlands in search of new opportunities. They began to make gelato and sell it from…

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Viva Palm Springs

Viva Palm Springs

  • Posted by Jun 10, 2019

“Speak now or forever hold your peace.” These are the familiar yet ominous words spoken at most weddings, but it was the gossip uttered before Elvis’ nuptials that almost doomed the whole ceremony. The King was planning to wed his Queen, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, right here in our humble hometown. The couple had met when Elvis was stationed in Germany during his stint in the armed forces from 1958 – 1960.  She was only 14 at the time and he was…

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History of famed Bob Hope House

History of famed Bob Hope House

  • Posted by Jun 6, 2019

By Randy Garner   Located at 2466 Southridge Drive, the 24,000 sq. ft. Bob and Dolores Hope residence is situated close to the Elrod Residence and features a massive undulating triangular roof, pierced by a large circular central light shaft. The original house burned down during construction in 1973. It sat for four years while the insurance legal issues were carried out.  It was designed by famed architect John Lautner. He filed plans with…

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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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Treat Your Pa to a Spa

Treat Your Pa to a Spa

  • Posted by Jun 5, 2019

By Kevin Perry   You’ve given your father enough stressful moments over the years… Pause for self-reflection. So now it’s time to help him de-stress from the distress with a Palm Springs spa day. The most important man in your life deserves the most luxurious tune-up in town, and our resorts are ready to deliver. From foot rubs to body scrubs and everything in between, these tantalizing treatments are customized to meet the special needs of…

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The Gay Agenda

The Gay Agenda

  • Posted by Jun 5, 2019

By Kevin Perry   Weekdays are for sticking to the rules, getting the job done, and generally playing it straight(ish). But the weekend is ours. The LGBTQ’mmunity really knows how to live it up, and Palm Springs is the capital of cutting loose. The following COOLendar (that’s like a regular calendar, but way cooler) lays out the perfect 3-gay weekend for you, your squad, and anyone willing to take a walk on the wow side…   TGI-YAAS It’s…

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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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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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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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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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