Welcome to Palm Springs, Miss Monroe!

Drawing of Kate

I began my day with Marilyn at my favorite coffee place on Palm Canyon Drive. After procuring a scone and a dark roast latte, I settled down with the paper in the flower-laden courtyard. I was enjoying the sun and the incomparable mountain views (while flipping through the various fates of IPOs and European nations) when I felt a tap on my shoulder. A silver-haired gentleman apologized for interrupting me and then presented me with a beautifully executed drawing. Unbeknownst to me, he’d been sketching me while I sipped my coffee and read the paper. I was […]

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A Little Slice of Paradise

A friend of mine is fond of saying of Palm Springs: “I love that place—everyone has their own little slice of paradise! I suppose that’s his way of saying that this is a democratic landscape. The mountains are viewable by all, not just a select few, the year-round sunshine beams equally upon everyone and the cascading bougainvillea blooms near even the most humble abode. And it’s not just the landscape—the magic and sparkle of Palm Springs, both past and present, is easily experienced by anyone. And that’s what makes it so great. From the many fairs and festivals, to the […]

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Palm Springs: Modern Oasis Between Mountains

Kate and her dog, Murphy, on a Palm Springs hike

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the mountains of Palm Springs. I remember rounding the bend of the 111 and staring in amazement at their immensity and grandeur. It was 1998 and I was relocating to Southern California after growing up in the rolling green hills of Kentucky.

Palm Springs is surrounded by mountains: the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east. These create a […]

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