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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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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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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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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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Where to Nine and Dine in Palm Springs

Where to Nine and Dine in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Nov 9, 2018

Golf has been a favorite activity in Palm Springs since Mr. O'Donnell built the first golf course back in in 1926. Today it's said there are over 120 courses in the entire valley. Palm Springs offers a number of great public courses, all of which offer great dining. Here’s are some to Nine and Dine options in Palm Springs. Source: Dean Mayo Tahquitz Creek |  1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-328-1005 With sweeping views of…

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Inside and Out, The Saguaro Hotel Is A Riot of Color

Inside and Out, The Saguaro Hotel Is A Riot of Color

  • Posted by Nov 9, 2018

Located at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise Way, the Saguaro Palm Springs immediately catches your eye. It's brightly hued exterior is painted in 14 different desert wildflower colors that are native to California's Colorado Desert. William Kopelk, a local architect, designed the gardens and when everything blooms the colors match those of the building. You can admire these exterior features while lounging at a large pool…

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Eat + Drink: Peabody's Café

Eat + Drink: Peabody's Café

  • Posted by Nov 9, 2018

Peabody's Cafe opened in 1992 as a coffee house. Over the years they became a full restaurant and bar serving simple American food with a Southern California twist. Most everything is made fresh to order.  Debbie Alexander, the owner of Peabody's Café, didn't dream up the name of her restaurant, she still feels an affinity with the moniker. "The name came from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and was the name of the restaurant when I bought it back…

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Meet the new Villa Royale

Meet the new Villa Royale

  • Posted by Nov 8, 2018

Built in 1947, Villa Royale emerged in Palm Springs during a period of Post-World War II development in Palm Springs. Adding a small pool of guestrooms to the south end of Palm Springs alongside the Deep Well Guest Ranch and Smoke Tree Ranch, Villa Royale was an early small hotel in south Palm Springs. Owned and managed by a woman by the name of Evelyn Pell, family lore has it that the California ranch-style hotel took its name from the first…

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10 Free Things To Do in Palm Springs

10 Free Things To Do in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Nov 6, 2018

Palm Springs Art Museum  Located in downtown Palm Springs, the museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by western, contemporary and glass artists, and features temporary exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists. Each month the museum features a free community day on the second Sunday of every month and is always free every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  VillageFest Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm…

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