Rancho Mirage Happenings

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage Ritz Club

The Ritz-Carlton’s Club Access

Despite a warm invitation, sometimes mi casa no es su casa. My friends Brad and Jennifer—millennials from San Francisco who made a small fortune selling an app they designed in a rabid social media bidding war a few years ago—are Ritz-Carlton loyalists who would never dream of staying overnight … [Read More...]

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Fine Dining

Neri Tiburcio

Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa’s Chef Neri

A diabetic pastry chef may seem as contradictory as a fisherman with aquaphobia, but for Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa’s Neri Tiburcio—diagnosed with type 2 of the disease five years ago—it’s proven to be no problem at all. Just one of the ways he takes good care of himself and his health … [Read More...]

Roy's Rancho Mirage

Roy’s of Rancho Mirage for Cocktails and a Light Dinner

The sad truth is that when a lady passes a certain age, she has to practice restraint in food and drink in order to maintain her girlish figure. Not to mention that some nights—whether I’m entertaining out-of-town friends or not—I’m just not in the mood for a big dinner. And that’s when I hightail … [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...]


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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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...]



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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Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Approaches

Each and every year, as soon as I finish the last of my yummy Thanksgiving leftovers, my thoughts start to drift toward the Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, the very first major desert happening of every new year. The 26th iteration of this celebration of celluloid takes places … [Read More...]


Elite Rancho Mirage Retailers Hayman – Summers and PIRCH Team for Holiday Open House

As a professional interior designer, it’s quite literally my job to love all pretty things for the home, and to shop for them often. If, in doing so, I can win a few treasures to feather my own nest, all the better! Which is why I am heading to the respective—and adjacent—showrooms of elite Rancho … [Read More...]

Tamale Fest

Indio’s International Tamale Festival

For the vast majority of Latino families—and all those who love them—the holidays just wouldn’t be the holidays without the traditional making of Christmas tamales. For those who can’t wait until the 25th of December, there’s the Indio International Tamale Festival, held every first full weekend in … [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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