From Palms to Pines: Idyllwild's 25th Annual

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One of the things I love most about Palm Springs (in addition to the natural beauty, sunshine, mountains, arts and culture, philanthropy, architecture, design, and vibrant food and wine scenes) is its proximity to so many other fun getaways within easy driving distance. And one of my favorite day trips from Palm Springs is Idyllwild! And don’t get me started on how much I love jazz…

Idyllwild Arts will present the 25th Annual Jazz in the Pines August 10–12, 2018 in Idyllwild, California. And for a very good cause—the beloved jazz event benefits Idyllwild Art Academy Scholarship Program. […]

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Is There Life Out There? Find Out At "Contact In The Desert"!

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Interest in Contact in the Desert, the largest UFO conference in the world, is surging due to a recent story in the New York Times detailing some of the findings of a “mysterious UFO program,” that included video of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet encountering an unknown flying object. The video was released by the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, an initiative funded from 2007 to 2012 by then Senate majority leader Harry Reid. The article details a 22 million-dollar program hidden deep within the Pentagon budget with the expressed intent “to investigate aerial threats,” including what the […]

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Women Who Lead Luncheon with Trina Turk at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage

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Trina Turk

Join Palm Springs Life for the Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. Palm Springs Life presents a celebration of six remarkable women in the Coachella Valley. These leaders and role models — both in business and in life — are bettering our community through their extraordinary accomplishments and dedication. Join us as we honor the commitment, vision, and talents that have made these women the Women Who Lead in 2018.

The event’s featured keynote speaker is Trina Turk. Ms. Turk is a California-based and California-inspired fashion and lifestyle designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, who opened […]

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Palm Springs Named One of Palm Springs Named One of "Best Places to Live" by Sunset Magazine

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Korakia Pensione | Photo: Sarah Sherman Samuels

Best of the West

The top cities of the Western U.S. that rank as “Best of the West” include Palm Springs, California in the most recent issue of Sunset Magazine.  A city reimagining its present and future, Palm Springs new downtown is evolving to embrace a new, energetic vibe.

A perennially sunny city nestled at the foot of the majestic San Jacinto mountains, and only two hours from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is drawing more than weekenders and snowbirds. Throw in palm-lined streets, James Beard award-winning restaurants, midcentury architecture, and modern housing communities […]

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Palm Springs Opera Guild's Opera in the Park Returns for 20th Anniversary!

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Last year’s singers, left to right: Ricardo Garcia, Guadalupe Paz, Ben Lowe, Amina Edris, Madison Leonard, Joshua Wheeker, Jacquelynne Fontaine and Marcus Klotz

Palm Springs Opera Guild, one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in the Coachella Valley, will host the 20th Anniversary Opera in the Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs (located at 2000 East Ramon Road). This popular free event regularly attracts more than 5000 attendees, who will be treated to performances by eight career-ready singers accompanied by a professional orchestra.  The concert will feature […]

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High Fashion Comes to the Desert—Fashion Week El Paseo, March 17 - 24th!

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Scenes from El Paseo

It’s that time of year, kiddos. That week when metropolitan glamour and cutting edge design descend on Greater Palm Springs. When you’ll never know who you might end up sitting next to, or what in the world they might be wearing! This year’s Fashion Week El Paseo, the largest consumer fashion show on the West Coast, will be held March 17-24, 2018 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Tickets and packages may be purchased here.

This premier fashion event, presented by Franklin Loan Center, offers a platform for both renowned and emerging designers […]

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Modernism Week Runs Through Feb. 25th—Here's Our Top Picks for What to See and Do!

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Modernism Week, the ultimate celebration of midcentury architecture, design, and culture, kicked off February 15th and runs through February 25th, so if you haven’t attended any of the events yet—there’s still time! Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture right here in Palm Springs. Enjoy more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage […]

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Seventh Edition of Art Palm Springs Returns: February 15th - 19th + 2018 Artists of the Year!

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Ariel Varxassal, Jorge Mendez Gallery

Get ready for the seventh edition of Art Palm Springs—February 15 – 19, 2018!

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, North and South America, and Europe, that represent more than 300 artists, and brings a world of art to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The increasingly popular fair has more than doubled the number of attending galleries since launching from just over 30 in 2013 to over 60 in 2017, drawing thousands of art […]

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The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival: That's a Wrap!

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Fabulous, darlings, fabulous! If you attended the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival then you know exactly what I mean. I always enjoy the screenings and soirees, the buzz of film folks and fans adding even more sparkle to an already busy high season, but this year brought an especially fine crop of films and parties. Now, of course, one does not live on films alone…particularly in Palm Springs.

So in addition to film festival-ing, I also stayed busy hiking, dining with friends, shopping, exploring, and spending some gorgeous time relaxing around pools, Jacuzzis, hammocks, and fire pits (as […]

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London Comes to Palm Springs in This Year's The Stars Among Us Gala!

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Happy New Year, Palm Springs! I’ve got another date for you to add to those brand new 2018 calendars—a spectacular time for a fabulous cause! Mizell Senior Center is gearing up for its annual Stars Among Us Gala on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

The Stars Among Us Gala has become one of the most sought-after and best-attended gala fundraising events in the Coachella Valley. Each year, the Gala replicates a significant concert experience, including the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, the Supremes at the Coconut Grove, and an Evening at the Apollo Theater. The 2018 Stars Among Us Gala will transform the Palm Springs Air Museum […]

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