Palm Springs is always a good idea

This article was first published in Malibu Coast Lifestyle print, Conejo Valley Lifestyle print and online at City Lifestyle LA in December 2022. Just like when movie stars of the ‘20s and ‘50s flocked to the area from Hollywood, Palm Springs continues to be Los Angeles’ favorite getaway. This little big town in the desert, flanked by the dramatic San Jacinto mountains and poking palm … Continue reading Palm Springs is always a good idea

Check out my FORA Travel Guide: The Best of Palm Springs, California

Since everyone always reaches out to me for travel tips (from where to stay to where to dine), I decided to use my travel expertise and get certified as a FORA Travel Advisor in September 2022. As a new travel advisor with FORA, I have sent clients to Nobu Los Cabos, Viceroy Riveria Maya, Grand Velas Cabo, Hotel Wailea in Maui, and more. FORA has … Continue reading Check out my FORA Travel Guide: The Best of Palm Springs, California

Behind the Scenes at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 Awards

The 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) returned in-person from Jan. 5-16 for the first time since 2020. The celebration kicked off with the Film Awards at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 5, honoring seasoned filmmakers and performers like “Women Talking” director Sarah Polley, “The Banshees of Inisherin” star Colin Farrell, “Tár” lead performer Cate Blanchett and “The Whale” star Brendan Fraser. The night … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 Awards

Get to know Greater Palm Springs through unique dining experiences

The Greater Palm Springs food scene is hotter than ever. Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week (June 3 – 12, 2022) may be over but this annual event, now in its 14th year, is not the only way to discover new amazing dining deals and experiences in the desert.  From now until September 5, the Summer Eats Pass features even more ways for food lovers to get out … Continue reading Get to know Greater Palm Springs through unique dining experiences

Check out LaLaScoop’s Forbes interview sharing what is coming to Greater Palm Springs in 2022

Read the full article on Forbes: The 22 Best Places to Travel in the U.S. in 2022 During the pandemic, LA friends joked that Palm Springs was LA’s hippest new suburb. Just 2 hours away when there is no traffic, Palm Springs is always the best desert escape from the madness of LA. See the exciting developments coming in 2022. Where to Go: Palm Springs, … Continue reading Check out LaLaScoop’s Forbes interview sharing what is coming to Greater Palm Springs in 2022

Palm Springs Modernism is nonstop design inspiration

Indigenous people once came to Palm Springs as a refuge, long before the stars of Hollywood flocked to the sun-drenched destination for movie making, pool parties, and boozy nights. Just like the pandemic of 2020, people historically left the confines of big city living for wide-open spaces where many, whose lives had been disrupted by war, found themselves on permanent vacation. Bungalows and smaller-sized secondary … Continue reading Palm Springs Modernism is nonstop design inspiration

The Beauty of Cinema returned at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021

It felt amazing to be back in the theater for the first time in almost 2 years. With record temperatures blazing in the desert, an air-conditioned cinema made for a fantastic way to cool off over extremely thoughtful content with other movie goers at the International Palm Springs Shortfest 2021.  The Palm Springs International Film Society marked another exciting milestone as its annual Palm Springs … Continue reading The Beauty of Cinema returned at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021

20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Indoor-outdoor living is synonymous with Palm Springs. The design and architecture meshed with the desert landscape are the best in the country. Just hop on your bike in neighborhoods near Villa Royale, Del Marcos, Miramonte Resort and Spa, or Hotel Triada and swoon at the mid-century homes with a pop of color at each door or imagine what lies behind the hedges and swaying palm … Continue reading 20 Design Tips I learned at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

By the time we all get out of Covid-19 lockdown and can move free of fear, it may feel like the Roaring 20s all over again. You might want to hug a stranger, dance in the streets, or scream for freedom. Get to know Greater Palm Springs by sipping your way around the destination’s 9 distinct cities. Many establishments offer outdoor seatings, patios, gardens, rooftops, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Drinks and Dining – What is open and where you can dream to go soon

Del Marcos Hotel: A mid century modern icon in Palm Springs

This article was first published on MoneyInc, June 2019. Just like the stars who fled Los Angeles since the 1920s for some privacy, solitude, and warmer temperatures, we were fleeing 60-degree LA weather in late spring for 90-degree unwavering sunshine in the desert. Natural hot mineral springs, dry heat, and the arrival of the train all may have been reasons the city of Palm Springs … Continue reading Del Marcos Hotel: A mid century modern icon in Palm Springs