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11/24/2010
Winter arrived here in the Coachella Valley this weekend. After two days of tumultuous weather, blue skies revealed the storm's beneficent gift—white-clad mountain ranges framing Palm Springs. I don't remember the last time Mt San Jacinto wore white before Thanksgiving. The sartorial rules have c...
11/22/2010
Rancho Mirage held its 10h annual Art Affaire this weekend, November 13 & 14, in Whitewater Park, an intimate verdant venue with grassy swales and mountain vistas. Public entry is free as is the bottled water; the only concession to the recession is the smaller bottle size. About 100 selected art...
11/14/2010
El Paseo—Palm Desert's counterpart to Rodeo Drive—further burnished its shopping bona fides with the recent grand opening of El Paseo Village. Located next door to its illustrious predecessor, The Gardens on El Paseo, the single-story shopping plaza boasts shaded courtyards of fountains, statuary...
09/24/2010
The temporary respite in triple-digit temps here in the Palm Springs valley has revitalised both man and beast. Energized pets, dining alfresco under the balmy evening skies, and a sudden desire to don hiking shoes after a searing-summer outdoor reprieve. Crack of dawn this final-day-of-August, m...
08/31/2010
After living here in the Coachella Valley for 14 years, I was finally able to cross off an item on my to-see list—Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs. The illustrious history of this iconic resort ensures its permanent place among California’s storied resort properties. Founded way back in 1925 on a...
04/08/2010
Tantalizing art, bare-armed weather, picture-perfect setting. And, a 7.2 earthquake to boot on this memorable Easter Sunday here in the Palm Springs valley! Karen Ralke–my faithful art show companion—and I had just exited the Indian Wells Arts Festival, found my car on the grassy north 40, and tu...
04/05/2010
  A report of nascent wildflowers dancing in my head, I coaxed my husband, Kirk, into an impromptu day trip to nearby Joshua Tree National Park on a glorious end-of-March spring day here in the Coachella Valley desert.     Exactly 30 miles door-to-door from our La Quinta home to the huge park’s ...
03/31/2010
We were planning a wildflower trek in Joshua Tree National Park but revised our plans when we discovered the springtime flora wasn’t quite ready for her close-up. So, my companions: husband Kirk and Palm Springs friends, Lou and Michael, decided to try our luck out in the Mecca Hills north of the...
03/20/2010
The La Quinta Arts Festival is halfway through its 4-day event March 11-14 so if you're in town for tbe prestigious tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Stadium, make a detour to sample delectable art in a stellar outdoor venue. Food vendors, this year wine from La Quinta's Old Town Cellar Wine ...
03/12/2010
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