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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 towne,” 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 formative…

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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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Spotlight: Escape Resort

Spotlight: Escape Resort

  • Posted by Nov 20, 2018

Palm Springs is justifiably world famous for its much-celebrated collection of intact mid-century modern architectural wonders.  Mid-century modern refers to a cool design aesthetic beginning in the late 1940s extending to the early 1970s. To really appreciate Palm Springs’ historic highlife, a stay at a vintage ‘50s or ‘60s property is a must. Escape Palm Springs is classified as a mid-century modern boutique resort. Vibe: Tranquil, amiable,…

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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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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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Meet Andy Wysocki and Bill Sanderson of Townie Bagels

Meet Andy Wysocki and Bill Sanderson of Townie Bagels

  • Posted by Nov 19, 2018

To find a great bagel in Palm Springs head to  Townie Bagels in the south end of town. Andy Wysocki and Bill Sanderson, owners of the bakery and café grew up in New England.  They put together a bagel menu based on the flavors of a New York bagel bakery. The bagels are made with no-additive flours, mixed and shaped the night before they're boiled in malted water, then baked upside down for several minutes before they're flipped over. The café…

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Spotlight: Santiago Resort

Spotlight: Santiago Resort

  • Posted by Nov 19, 2018

By Kevin Perry Life is the eternal balancing act. We race from our hectic jobs to cram in a quick yoga session, and when the regimented Zen wears off, we start the madness all over again. Humans are curious contradictions, so catering to their whims can be exceedingly difficult. But no matter where on the spectrum you land, from mild to wild to ooh child, Santiago has you covered. Much like its inviting two-man hammock, this resort swings from…

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Palm Springs Spotlight: INNdulge

Palm Springs Spotlight: INNdulge

  • Posted by Nov 13, 2018

By Kevin Perry There are two types of family: the one into which we’re born and the one we create ourselves. In the gay community, the latter is sometimes all we have. That’s why Jon Jackson strives to make INNdulge a home away from home for the discerning LGBT traveler. It’s been his lifelong passion… and passion is booming.                          “When I came out of the closet, my friends and I would take road trips out to California,…

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