Rancho Mirage Happenings

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2014 – 2015 Sunnylands Season Sure to Please

It’s hard to believe that summer is over and that the autumn season in the Palm Springs Valley is upon us. And a harbinger of great things to come is the recent seasonal opening of what is arguably one of the most amazing venues in the desert: Sunnylands, the former estate of Ambassador and Mrs. … [Read More...]

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Fine Dining

Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

What can you say about a local restaurant that in its 37th year still averages between 450 and 600 dinners on Friday and Saturday nights in season? The only word I can think of is “Wow!” Add to these astonishing numbers the fact that 70% of its staff has been there for 20 years or more and you start … [Read More...]

Chef Challenge

Rancho Mirage Wins First Chef Challenge

If you are—like me—a foodie who loves a good contest, then have I got the place for you! Every Wednesday through October 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Pirch (the amazingly cool interactive bath, kitchen, and outdoor showroom located just across from The River in Rancho Mirage at 71-905 Highway 111) is … [Read More...]

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Top Attractions

Palm Springs Tramways

Mural by Local Artist Unveiled at the Palm Springs Tramway

On Thursday, August 7 at 1:00 in the afternoon, I was happy and honored to join journalists from the Palm Springs Valley and varied other invited guests at the unveiling of a very special mural by local artist Keith Blum—who was named “Best Artist of the Year” for 2014 by desert publication the … [Read More...]

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Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Hosts Kids Camp

With so many families needing a break from the cloudy coasts of San Diego and Los Angeles, and heading for the ever-sunny and warm Palm Springs Valley this time of year, it’s no surprise that the City of Rancho Mirage pays particular attention and offers special summer programs for children and … [Read More...]

Sunnylands 2014

Sunnylands Takes a Summer Break

If you’ve been promising yourself a long overdue visit to Rancho Mirage’s Sunnylands—the 200-acre, beautifully designed and decorated midcentury modern estate of the late media titan Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonore—you’ve got just a matter of days to do so before the legendary landmark … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

Rancho Mirage Magazine

Rancho Mirage Magazine

There are few things I like better than a good read, whether it’s a tantalizing novel, a juicy periodical, my newspapers, an informative blog, or even a sentimental greeting card—I just love words!  But add a party to the potential for a good publication and I get even more excited.  And that’s what … [Read More...]

Oct4 AmerCup Ellison DALP

Rancho Mirage’s Larry Ellison’s Team is a Winner!

One of our local Rancho Mirage residents has been in the news even more than usual recently. Larry Ellison, the mega-billionaire and founder/CEO of Oracle Corporation, who owns the 249-acre property known as Porcupine Creek Ranch, was the sponsor of the winning yacht in the 2013 America’s Cup race, … [Read More...]

Shopping

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Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Unveils High-end Retail Space

One of the most exciting aspects of watching a new resort flourish is discovering its varied amenities, services, and distinct venues within the property as they’re unveiled. The latest big news from the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage is that unique Palm Springs retailer Raymond | Lawrence is opening … [Read More...]

Outlet Mall Food

A Full Day of Fun at the Outlet Mall (Part Two)

As you read in “A Full Day of Fun at the Outlet Mall (Part One),” one of my very favorite pastimes is indulging in a bit of retail therapy at the twin outlet malls located just west of Rancho Mirage and the Palm Springs Valley known as the Cabazon Outlets (www.cabazonoutlets.com) and the Desert … [Read More...]

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Events

Sunnylands-New-Season

2014 – 2015 Sunnylands Season Sure to Please

It’s hard to believe that summer is over and that the autumn season in the Palm Springs Valley is upon us. And a harbinger of great things to come is the recent seasonal opening of what is arguably one of the most amazing venues in the desert: Sunnylands, the former estate of Ambassador and Mrs. … [Read More...]

Desert-Rose

The Desert Rose Playhouse Kicks Off Its New Season with “Anita Bryant”

I pride myself on being someone who does his best to thwart “drama” in real life, but when it comes to the stage, I’m there in spades, be it for tragedy, comedy, musicals, or improv and experimental theatre. Which is why I’m so pleased that there’s such a thriving theatrical community of … [Read More...]

Hallowwen-Pride

The Palm Springs Valley Celebrates Halloween and LGBT Pride on Consecutive Weekends

In a bit of a scheduling shake-up due to Halloween falling on a Friday this year, savvy event planners have opted to spread the fun of everyone’s scariest holiday, and the ever-popular LGBT Pride Festival and Parade, over two consecutive weekends. Ghosts and goblins of all ages are cordially invited … [Read More...]

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Brandini Toffee

Rancho Mirage’s Brandini Toffee Expands to Palm Springs

Anyone who’s compiling a complete list of the Top Young Turks of Rancho Mirage has got to place twentysomething pals Brandon Weimer and Leah Post at the very tippy top. The story of how, in 2006, the then-14-year-old high schoolers proved their entrepreneurial mettle is best told in their own voice, … [Read More...]

Rancho Mirage Library Plan

What’s in store for the Rancho Mirage Library?

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of the Rancho Mirage Public Library.  I’ve been frequenting this amazing resource in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley since the day it opened its doors.  But even a mature matron of a certain age like me knows that few things stay the same forever, and that … [Read More...]

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