Rancho Mirage Happenings

Babe's BBQ

Babe’s Showcases Thursday Night Football

Anyone who’s been to Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse at The River in Rancho Mirage knows very well that this stellar spot is more than a restaurant, more than a bar, more than a great place for Bar-B-Que, and more than a great place for beer. It’s our very own microbrewery—not to mention a social … [Read More...]

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Fine Dining

Babe's BBQ

Babe’s Showcases Thursday Night Football

Anyone who’s been to Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse at The River in Rancho Mirage knows very well that this stellar spot is more than a restaurant, more than a bar, more than a great place for Bar-B-Que, and more than a great place for beer. It’s our very own microbrewery—not to mention a social … [Read More...]

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...]

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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...]

CDM-Summer-Camp

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

Ritz-Raymond-Lawrence

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

Womans-Show

Desert Woman’s Show Edition 7

I love women—love being with them, talking to them, learning from them. And that is why the annual Desert Woman’s Show in Rancho Mirage, soon to unveil its seventh incarnation, is always a highlight of my autumnal Palm Springs Valley calendar. The 2014 affair happens at Agua Caliente Casino … [Read More...]

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire 2014

As the temperatures start to dip and days get shorter, it’s a sure sign that the fall season is upon us, and one of the Palm Springs Valley’s most crowd-pleasing annual, autumnal gatherings is Rancho Mirage Art Affaire. Held at the city’s beautiful municipal park (recently renamed the Rancho Mirage … [Read More...]

Stagecoach 2015

Stagecoach 2015 Lineup Announced

Sometimes there’s just no such thing as “too early.” More than six months ahead of time, mega promoter Goldenvoice chose to announce the full lineup for Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Edition 2015, which will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio from April 24 - 26. Passes go … [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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