Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Johnny Coladonato

Johnny Coladonato

Johnny Coladonato is the Partnership Account Manager at the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Johnny, thanks so much for talking with us today! I’m intrigued by your title at the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau–what does it mean to be a Partnership Account Manager? Tell us …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Joy Meredith

Joy Meredith

Joy Brown Meredith is the owner and operator of Crystal Fantasy, a fascinating gallery and boutique on Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs. Originally from Chicago, Joy is now a passionate promoter of Palm Springs and serves as president of the Main Street Palm Springs Association. Joy, I’ve followed your …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Ray Lovato

Ray Lovato

Ray Lovato is the General Manager of Desert Vacation Villas, former owner and operator of Desert Shadows, an author, and a long time resident of Palm Springs.  Ray, we’ve been buddies for a while–the Palm Springs Hospitality Association luncheons wouldn’t be the same without you–and I’ve always admired your community …

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Palm Springs Spotlight: An Interview with Amy Blaisdell

Amy Blaisdell

This blog begins a series of interviews with notable and interesting denizens of Palm Springs (of which there are many)! This week’s interview is with Amy Blaisdell, Communications Director for the City of Palm Springs. Amy, I understand that you’re a proud native of Palm Springs! Have you always lived in …

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Transport to Another World

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the Palm Springs desert floor to the top of the San Jancinto Mountains—an almost 6,000 foot change in elevation (and 30 to 40 degrees cooler!). You’ll travel two and a …

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Palm Springs International Short Film Fest, Trina Turk, and more!

There’s a lot going on in Palm Springs this week—and it’s a perfect time to explore our desert playground: the crowds are gone, low summer hotel rates are here, and there’s still so much to see and do! Start with paying homage to Palm Springs’ silver screen pedigree both past and …

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Welcome to Palm Springs, Miss Monroe!

Marilyn Monroe Statue

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 …

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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 …

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