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.

Sultry Summer Days in Greater Palm Springs: Our Faves!

Palm Springs in the summer…the mercury rises as the throngs depart. Call me crazy, but I love the desert heat almost as much as like the thinning of the crowds after the last mad festival rush and crush (don’t get me wrong, I love a wide swath of music, but …

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July Happenings in Greater Palm Springs: Kate’s Top Picks

Can you believe that July is already upon us? (Me neither.) While the traffic on Palm Canyon may be slowing down and the desert days heating up, there’s no shortage of fun things throughout Greater Palm Springs for both residents and visitors alike to enjoy in July! Here are some …

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Don’t Miss the Pride Open House on June 28th at Stonewall Gardens!

Pride Open House

Stonewall Gardens to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising at Annual Pride Open House  June is LGBT Pride Month, so chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969. Today, Pride Month celebrations include events attracting millions of participants around the world. Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living …

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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Returns: May 31st – June 9th, 2019!

The most-anticipated and flavorful culinary event in Southern California, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week or “dineGPS” for short, returns to the lush oasis May 31 – June 9, 2019. Dining enthusiasts can plan a self-guided culinary tour with family and friends, getting a little taste of this year’s inventive menus …

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Don’t Miss the 2019 Women Who Lead Awards Luncheon and More!

2019 Women Who Lead Awards

The stars have always—and will always—flock to Palm Springs. Don’t miss two luminaries gracing our desert in the next few weeks: Joyce Bulifant and Roberta Linn! The 2019 Women Who Lead Awards Luncheon is around the corner—this Monday, May 20th at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage—and features keynote speaker Joyce Bulifant, …

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Kate’s Dates for May in Palm Springs: My Top Picks for Events!

The festival season has finally drawn to a close, we can all draw a deep breath, and enjoy the warm and sunny May weather—and a decrease in crowds! But, the fun continues year-round in Greater Palm Springs. Here are my top picks for fun things to do in May in …

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Wondering What to Do Between Coachella Weekends? Check Out “Pop Up Palm Springs” and More!

Pop Up Palm Springs

Wondering what to do between Coachella Festival Weekends—or, not doing them at all but looking for some local fun during the month of April? Look no further: Art, Fashion, Food, and Fun events converge in Palm Springs on April 16th! Pop Up Palm Springs is a new event taking place …

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“Evening Under the Stars,” the Food Samaritans’ 26th Annual Gala, is just around the corner!

Love helping others, majestic views, cocktails at sunset, galas under the stars, dancing, and…the music of ABBA? Have I got the event for you! “Evening Under the Stars,” the AAP – Food Samaritans’ 26th Annual Gala, is just around the corner, and we’ve got all the information: WHAT: Evening Under …

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Check out the 2019 Indian Wells Art Festival: March 29th – 31st!

Indian Wells Art Festival

Join hordes of art lovers on March 29th – March 31st at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the 2019 Indian Well Art Festival as 200 award-winning artists transform the magnificent path-lined plaza with a spectacular splash of color— featuring hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for purchase. Offerings …

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Modernism Week — What a Treat!

Palm Springs Modernism Week

It’s no secret that I love Palm Springs. Put simply, it’s my happy place. I’ve been a resident or frequent visitor since 1998 and the love affair keeps growing. And one of my favorite events to enjoy is Palm Springs Modernism Week.  This past week I was able to sample …

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