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.

Kate’s Top Picks for Ringing in the New Year in Palm Springs!

It seems New Year’s Eve is either one’s favorite—the sparkly dresses, the planning, the sense of anticipation that anything (or anyone!) might be possible in the new year, or least favorite holiday—”Amateur night,” it’s often called. Either way, I’ve put together a list that’s sure to elevate the evening from naughty to nice …

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Make This Season Bright: A Guide to a Palm Springs-style Holiday!

Spending the holidays in Palm Springs? Whether resident or visitor—there’s sure to be no coal in your stocking this year. There’s nothing like the clear, starry skies of a Palm Springs December night, and the days are picture perfect—sunny and bright with impossibly blue skies cradling the stark and steep expanse of …

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Palm Springs: A Perfect Fall Escape

It was my birthday weekend, and I was craving wide blue skies and sunshine. But I also wanted incomparable hiking, biking, swimming pools, massages, shopping, and fine dining. Clearly, that leaves only one place: Palm Springs. I have lived in or spent vast amounts of time in Palm Springs since 1998, but …

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 Athena Award Honorees

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Diamond Anniversary Winter Wonderland Athena Awards Holiday Gala is coming up on Friday, Dec. 2nd at 12noon at the Palm Springs Convention Center. In addition, you won’t want to miss the elegant 11 a.m. champagne reception and fashion show sponsored by Shops on El …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: A Message from Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes

In light of the recent tragic deaths of Palm Springs police officers, Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebyn, fatally shot on October 8th, today’s PalmSprings.com Spotlight includes a very special message from Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes. The two officers were shot through a closed front door as they tried to …

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“Solidarity through Pride” — The 30th Annual Palm Springs Pride Festival: November 4 – 6, 2016

Free Downtown Pride Festival returns with expanded lineup for 30th Annual Pride celebration featuring The English Beat, Book of Love, Jinx Titanic and the Ladykillers, and other artists. Palm Springs Pride will host a diverse group of artists including, dancers, singers, musicians, activists, and DJs gathering under the theme of Solidarity through …

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Go Wild in Palm Springs this Fall: Autumn Events for Animal Lovers!

BLESSING OF ANIMALS EVENT IN JOSHUA TREE Mojave Animal Protection will host a Blessing Of The Animals event on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Art Queen stage at 61855 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree, California. Ordained Minister Charlie Ohnsted will perform blessings. The public …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with John and Neil Lotz of Desert Distilling

Brothers John and Neil Lotz are the founders of Desert Distilling, the only distillery in the Coachella Valley. Their origins were simple—brothers in a basement making concoctions. Not much has changed, they take raw ingredients and turn them into finished products in small batches every day in-house. Keeping the batches …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with 2016 Palm Springs Life’s Women in Business Award-Winner, Tracy Worthington

Beauty industry veteran Tracy Worthington is a Palm Springs High School graduate. She worked for many years in Los Angeles as a hairstylist, manicurist, and makeup artist. She also developed a successful skin care line. Tracy left the frantic pace in Los Angeles for a quieter life back in the desert, and …

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