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They have traveled the world and have found that Palm Springs is really like no place else. They are the true experts on Palm Springs.

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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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