The 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - A Retrospective

Missed this year’s Coachella? Or went to a weekend (or both!) and want to relive the memories? For this Spotlight, I’ve put together a retrospective on the event, including a #Coachella2016 gallery for your viewing pleasure! XOKate

This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place April 15 – 17 and April 22 – 24 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Along with headliners Guns N’ Roses (staging a highly publicized reunion—the first show for the band since 1993 with co-founders Axl Rose and Slash), LCD Soundsystem, and Calvin Harris, 160 artists performed across multiple stages at this year’s event, now in its 17th year (Coachella […]

Share on Facebook Spotlight: An Interview with Designer Troy Bankord

With almost 30 years of experience in the environmental design industry, Troy Bankord is well regarded for his excellence in landscape and interior design, consultation, and project installations. His expertise has resulted in the development of some of the most unique and imaginative properties in not only Palm Springs, but Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach, Las Vegas, the Midwest, and across Southwest. Troy is known for his dramatic, organically-continuous indoor and outdoor living spaces. And is a hell of a lot of fun. He divides his time between Palm Springs and Phoenix.

Kate Buckley: Troy, you’re a well-regarded landscape & interior designer whose […]

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