A real farm-to-table experience is Outstanding in the Field

This article was first published in print in Southern California Life Magazine, September 2022 edition. I pulled off onto a dusty road in a harsh low desert area I never knew existed until an invite to Outstanding in the Field arrived in an email. My instructions were to bring my own plate, come hungry, and be ready to break “bread” with strangers.  For many years … Continue reading A real farm-to-table experience is Outstanding in the Field

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

Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels

The pandemic spurred an even greater love for far-flung destinations away from city life. These areas breathe air/life back into your soul and quite frankly, they may not have been on your radar until the pandemic. The great California Road Trip is having a bit of a renaissance and the Golden State features hundreds of unique escapes. We went on the road and off the … Continue reading Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels

Kick off the New Year at Westin Wellness Weekend in Rancho Mirage

Rest, rejuvenate, and resurface this 2022. The Westin Mission Hills located in Rancho Mirage is hosting its very first Westin Wellness Weekend and Expo on January 7-9, 2022. Do YOU! Start the new year with international fitness educator Doris Thews and Yvonne Kohsel, a health strategist and Director of Spa & Wellness at the Westin. They will be hosting a weekend full of wellness talks, … Continue reading Kick off the New Year at Westin Wellness Weekend in Rancho Mirage

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

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2019 – now til June 9

One of the best parts of living in L.A. is the ability to leave the city for a quick weekend jaunt. The desert called us in for the 13th annual Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week happening now (May 31 thru June 9) in the Coachella Valley. After months of 60-degree temperatures, we were thrilled to zoom to this 90-degree oasis to soak up the rays, … Continue reading Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week 2019 – now til June 9

Palm Springs Playground Weekend

This article was first published on MoneyInc, February 2019. Just like when the movie stars of the 1920s flocked to the area from Hollywood, the Palm Springs area continues to be Los Angeles’s favorite getaway. This little big town in the desert, flanked by the dramatic San Jacinto mountains and poking palm trees, provides a playful swanky, sun-drenched landscape just a few hour drive from … Continue reading Palm Springs Playground Weekend