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September 2013


Visitor’s Guide


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Attractions • Events • Dining • Shopping Maps • Galleries • Things To Do

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Botox $7 per unit ($140 per area)* Restylane - $300 (per syringe) TM


Juvederm® - $300 (per syringe)* Radiesse® & Belotero - $350 (per syringe)

Latisse - Buy Two, Get One Free* TM

Not valid with other o˜ ers, Expires September 30, 2013 *With Brilliant Distinction Points

Maria Lilly, RN

Jon Poling, PA Injector

760 341-5555

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“Belly Flop #2” by Jamie Perry, acrylic on canvas, 48”x60”

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Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Maps El Paseo Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage Desert Hot Springs . . . . . . . 52-53 Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Bermuda Dunes . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-47 Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-41 Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 50-51 President / Billing Skip Whiting 760.346.5998 Publisher Millie Roche 760.219.7838 Advertising Representative Teri Carter 760.345.2163 Graphics & Design Teresa London 424.634.9697 Mailing info: 226 W. Ojai Ave Suite 101-508 Ojai, CA 93023 Please Visit us at Facebook @ keypalmsprings KEY Magazine is distributed throughout the entire Palm Springs / Palm Desert Areas

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The Best Consignment Stores

Consign Design Hour s

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Furniture • Antiques • Decor • Lighting • Art Featuring

Incredibly affordable prices! The Art Place 41801 Corporate Way, Ste. 3 , Palm Desert

760.346.2727 4101 E. Matthew, Palm Springs

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(behind Mercedes Dealer)

72-171 Highway 111 Palm Desert



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Knott’s Soak City is the largest and coolest water adventure park in the desert, featuring 21 waterlogged acres packed with 18 of the most intense water rides imaginable. You can begin your day on Pacific Spin. This exciting new multi-person raft ride includes a 132-foot long tunnel that drops riders 75 feet into a six-story funnel. After pitching riders back and forth through 5,500 gallons of swirling water, the ride culminates in a waterfall splash. More high-speed thrills await at Tidal Wave Tower. The ultimate in gravity-defying thrills, Tidal Wave Tower defies you to take on the action of a 7-story

speed slide. For those not ready to take a chance on the big spin or our tower of terror, there’s Gremmie Lagoon. Made exclusively for tomorrow’s surfers, Gremmie Lagoon offers wannabe wave riders their own pint-sized water slides and splash pool. Soak City Palm Springs is open March 9th through October 6th. Specific operating days and hours vary. Regular admission (12 - 61) $34.99...WITH THIS COUPON, NOW $29.99 ($5.00 Saving), for kids (3-11) and seniors ages 62+ always JUST $24.99. Admission includes unlimited use of all water park rides and attractions.

Present this ad at any Knott’s Soak City ticket window in Palm Springs to purchase regular (12-61) tickets for $29.99 and junior (3-11) tickets for $24.99. Valid any day Knott’s Soak City is open to the public and regular tickets are on sale. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Coupon is NOT valid for special ticket events. Offer available ONLY at Knott’s Soak City Palm Springs. Limit 6 discounts per coupon. Hours, prices, promotions and attraction availability are subject to change without notice. Valid through the end of the 2013 operating season.

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Fred Waring Dr. Westfield Palm Desert

Monterey Ave.

Check for more shop locations.


Town Center Way

Redeemable for one use at Palm Desert Rocket Fizz 72840 Hwy. 111, Ste# F196, Palm Desert, CA 92260 til September 30, 2013


Soda • Candy • Gifts • Gags

110 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA


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Get Ready for an Adventure

ince 1987, Desert Adventures has provided the most highly acclaimed outdoor adventures in the Greater Palm Springs Area. Experience for yourself why they are the #1 eco-tour company in the desert. Climb aboard their “Big Red Jeeps” for an aweinspiring journey to their private and exclusive Metate Ranch preserve on the San Andreas Fault where you will enjoy a guided nature walk through a pristine natural palm oasis, tour a recreated Indian Village to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla People, and travel through the incredible labyrinth of

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cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone in your open-air Jeep. They also offer amazing naturalist guided Jeep Tours to the spectacular Palm Springs Indian Canyons or through our vast agricultural lands and to the magnificent Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area. For those that prefer to explore in climate-controlled comfort, Desert Adventure offers an SUV option for any of their tours as well as naturalist guided tours in their eco-friendly CNG Van to the nearby Joshua Tree National Park or their exclusive “Wonders of the Valley” Tour that visits several amazing points of interest in the Coachella Valley. You can even hire a professional guide for a private / customized hiking or sightseeing tour or buy discounted tickets to desert attractions on their website. Call Desert Adventures at (760) 3245337 or visit them at for more information on all of their tours and packages or to make reservations.

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El Paseo

THERE is nothing else like it in the desert. Easy to get to, easy to get around - just hop on the “El Paseo Courtesy Shuttle” and discover over

250 Shops

& Restaurants ...also FREE Curbside parking on El Paseo, plus acres of FREE parking behind every store!

Backstreet Bistro “Where friends meet friends”


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Pampered Bath




Fine Soaps & Gifts Exquisite and Captivating Candles and Diffusers from AQUIESSE

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Open 7 Days, 10am-5pm 73-560 El Paseo Palm Desert

(across from The Gardens)


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Many brands to choose from, sizes 6-46; cups B thru E

73-400 El Paseo, Palm Desert

(760) 340-2490

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Since 1983 Palm Desert Tobacco has been offering their customers the finest and rarest selections of premium cigars, pipes, lighters and accessories.

73-580 El Paseo • (corner of Larkspur) • Palm Desert (760) 340-1954

(Cafe Des Beaux Arts will re-open in September)

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Boutique Outstanding clothing for the fashion minded woman, great gifts, and accessories; shoes, belts, jewelry and even “Spanx.” ALL CLOTHING in STORE NEW ARRIVALS

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Located in RALPH’s SHOPPING CENTER across from Marriott Desert Springs

74-924 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert. 760-674-9591 (Corner of Cook & Country Club Drive)

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Men’s and Women’s clothing and accessories

155 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262 760.327.6367

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Advertiser Listings

“fashion for the young fashionista to the sophisticated woman.” Evening & Casual Wear Jewelry • Shoes • Accessories • Moyuru • Ferragamo • Escada • St. John • Isabel de Pedro • Armani

OPEN Mon-Sat: 10-5 71-680 Highway 111, Unit D RANCHO MIRAGE

(760) 836-9090

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One Stop Shopping for all your souvenirs






Est. 1976

Sunglasses • Hats • Sandals T-Shirts • Shot Glasses Coffee Mugs • Beach Towels You have had such a great time in Palm Springs, don’t leave without a PS I LOVE YOU souvenir.

193 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs 760.320.7613

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British Invasion 155 S. Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs / 760.327.6367 Established in 2005, British Invasion clothing is one of the ÿ nest retailers in the desert. Owner Jerry Sanders has been in the fashion industry for over 25 years, with a multitude of stores across the whole of Nottinghamshire, Great Britain. UK inspired men’s and ladies clothing at very competitive prices. The range is huge with over a hundred styles of men’s and ladies short styles alone. Mens woven shirts are all European and tailored. We also have an extensive range of British themed co° ee mugs, cups and teapots. Visit us now at Cold Nose Warm Heart 189 South Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs / 760-327-7747 73-399 El Paseo, Palm Desert / 760-340-0900 77-920 Country Club Dr., Ste. 6-8 Palm Desert / 760.345.8494 You will ÿ nd “Cold Nose Warm Heart” in the center of the village. A shop all dog lovers will appreciate. Dozens of high quality dog collars made from cotton, hemp and imported leathers. Quality dog beds, clothing, feeding stands and bowls, and of course hand made dog treats. For the dog lover, you will ÿ nd breed speciÿ c mugs, caps, shirts, hand painted tiles, Sandicast and much more. Consign/Design 41-801 Corporate Way, ste. #3 Palm Desert / 760-346-2727 72171 Highway 111 Palm Desert/ 760-773-0027 4101 E. Matthew Dr., Palm Springs / 760-770-1075 Consign/Design is a new high-end consignment store, located in the heart of Palm Desert and minutes from fashionable El Paseo. Come in and browse. Quality furniture, accessories and collectables from designers and local estates are available at bargain prices. Moving, remodeling or changing decor ....whether buying or selling make Consign/Design your destination. There are 3 locations, open 7 days a week, 10-5.

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Advertiser Listings Dani C’s Boutique 73-400 El Paseo, Palm Desert/ 760-674-9299 Dani C’s is one of Palm Deserts’ most distinguished boutiques on El Paseo, where you can shop for the latest fashion-forward clothes. Styles range from casual sportswear to elegant evening attire, featuring unique sweaters, stylish dresses, jackets, pants, and skirts ...also purses and hats and other accessories in the newest trends and colors. You will be given the full personal attention of the experienced staff. Come in and treat yourself. Desert Adventures 74-794 Lennon Place, Suite B Palm Desert / 760.831.4440 or 888.440.5337 Since 1987, Desert Adventures has provided the most highly acclaimed outdoor adventures in the Greater Palm Springs Area. Experience for yourself why they are the #1 eco-tour company in the desert. Climb aboard their “Big Red Jeeps” for an awe-inspiring journey to their private and exclusive Metate Ranch preserve on the San Andreas Fault where you will enjoy a guided nature walk through a pristine natural palm oasis, tour a recreated Indian Village to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla People, and travel through the incredible labyrinth of cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone in your open-air Jeep. They also offer amazing naturalist guided Jeep Tours to the spectacular Palm Springs Indian Canyons or through our vast agricultural lands and to the magnificent Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area. For those that prefer to explore in climatecontrolled comfort, Desert Adventure offers an SUV option for any of their tours as well as naturalist guided tours in their eco-friendly CNG Van to the nearby Joshua Tree National Park or their exclusive “Wonders of the Valley” Tour that visits several amazing points of interest in the Coachella Valley. You can even hire a professional guide for a private / customized hiking or sightseeing tour or buy discounted tickets to desert attractions on their website. Continued on page 16

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TEDDY TAKES REQUESTS with baby grand piano. Plays 7 Styles of Music with the Switch of a Hat! Approx. 9 1/4” wide

Featuring Gifts, Clocks & Collectibles from SWAROVSKI, PANDORA JEWELRY, LALIQUE, LLADRO, Armani, Fabergé, Lenox, Hummel, Howard Miller Clocks and Musical Animated Rhythm Clocks. 114 La Plaza, Downtown Palm Springs (3 doors East of See’s Candy)


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Advertiser Listings E&J’s Designer Shoe Outlet 44100 Town Center Way Palm Desert / 760-773-5053 E&J’s Designer Shoe Outlet is a “must” for women and men who appreciate ÿ ne footwear. 1000’s of pairs of women’s and men’s designer and name-brand shoes are displayed in neatly organized rows according to style. Cole Haan, Donald Pliner, Coach, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, and Merrell are just a few of the designer and name-brands one will ÿ nd. New Shipments arrive frequently and a friendly sales sta° is available for assistance. Mon-Fri. 9:30am-7:00pm Mon.-Sat. Sun 11am-5pm. 4 Seasons Swimwear 73-400 El Paseo Palm Desert / 760-340-2490 4 Seasons Swimwear has a beautiful selection of the most current trends in swimwear with matching cover-ups and accessories. Separates, bikinis, long torso and mastectomy are available. Sizes from children to ladies 4-24, B thru E cups. Some of the famous brands to choose from are Gottex, La Perla, Longitude, Miracle Suit, Roxanne, Anne Cole and La Blanca. Men will be surprised to ÿ nd a section devoted to them. Don’t miss our shop with “Service to Suit your needs!!” Funseekers 73-865 Highway 111, Palm Desert / 760.340.3861 An excellent way to see the desert... Rent a Bicycle (all types), Mopeds, Segways, Tandem Bicycles, Electric Scooters, Unicycles, Aquascooters, from the experts at Funseekers. There are a lot of easy, ˛ at trails and bike paths to take. Bike rentals are guided/ self guided or customized tours. For the adventurous, take the mountain bike tours. Delivery and pick-up service to your hotel or condo. They also have rollaway beds, high chairs, cribs, car seats and more. Continued on page 18

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Sensational selection and serious savings on women’s and men’s designer and name-brand shoes.

PALM DESERT 44100 Town Center Way (Corner of Fred Waring & Town Center Way)

760.773.5053 SCOTTSDALE Lincoln Plaza 6378 N. Scottsdale Road (corner of Scottsdale Road & Lincoln)

480.607.0170 The Promenade Scottsdale Rd. & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. 480.609.6905

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Advertiser Listings Good Gauze 120 La Plaza Palm Springs / 760-323-9399 Good Gauze specializes in clothing of pure 100% cotton and has been keeping the desert’s visitors and residents cool and comfortable for more than 9 years. Mix and match separates in all of the hottest colors and styles allow your body to breathe, be free and most importantly stay cool! Good Gauze also carries accessories, jewelry and pack-able, wash-able pure cotton hats with a UPF of 50+ to protect you from the harsh summer sun! P.S. Love Stuff 304 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs / 760-322-1444 Their focus is to provide a quality shopping experience for anyone interested in enhancing their sex life. We offer the best in Clubwear, lingerie and costumes to bring to life any fantasy you desire along with shoes, hosiery and accessories to complete your outfit for any sexy occasion all year round! You’ll also find anything you need to create a romantic interlude with your partner day, night or even to take with you on a sexy getaway! Anything you can imagine to accent your sex live from toys, massage oils and lotions, edible treats, games, books, DVD’s and much more! Memento Gift Shop 111 La Plaza Palm Springs / 760-325-1963 Memento Gift Shop is one of Palm Springs’ most popular gift shops. For over a decade, we’ve provided fine collectable items like Mr Christmas carousels, Willow Tree figures to Disney characters by Britto. We also carry beautiful Papyrus cards, scented candles and soaps, wine decor and accessories, Palm Springs t-shirts and souvenirs. Come see why our customers return year after year to see what’s new at Memento. We’re located next to See’s Candy in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

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Advertiser Listings Music Box & Clock Shoppe 114 La Plaza Palm Springs / 760-322-6280 Located in beautiful downtown Palm Springs in the historic La Plaza shopping district for 13 years - this unique store is a “must see”. Featuring a colorful variety of quality gifts and collectibles including Swarovski crystal, Pandora jewelry, Lalique, LLadró porcelain, Armani sculptures, Lenox, Hummel, Faberge, Howard Miller clocks, Murano glass, and featuring magical motion musical clocks by Rhythm! The perfect place to find the perfect gift! Complimentary gift wrapping. Worldwide shipping. Nature’s Health Food & Cafe 555 S. Sunrise Way, #301 Palm Springs, / 760-323-9487 “Nature’s Health Food & Cafe is one of the few Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants in the valley and what sets us apart is that we use organic produce. Our Cafe offers a very wide selection of entrees, fresh juices, & organic coffees counting over 100 items on our menu! Every entree is made fresh! We don’t make it until you order it! Our store offers vitamins, supplements, organic produce, bulk foods, gluten free products, ionized water, and much more! We’re located on the South West Corner of Ramon & Sunrise in the Plaza At Sunrise. Stop by and say hello!” Olive A Sudden 72-270 Highway 111 (Waring Plaza -next to Ross) Palm Desert / 760-565-7561 110 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs/ 760.548.0530 Olive A’Sudden a inviting gourmet style store offers you the opportunity to taste dozens of olive oils, specialty oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. They also carry gift baskets, gourmet foods, cruets, French Pottery, sampler sets, Olivella beauty products, Himalaysan salt and salt plates and more. Visit them on line at Continued on page 20

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Advertiser Listings COOL COTTON CLOTHING

• Cruise Wear • Resort Wear • Accessories • Jewelry

“San Miguel” SHOES

OASIS GALLERY 119 La Plaza (Downtown Palm Springs) Palm Springs/ 760-537-7253 Step in to the Oasis Gallery and quench your thirst for beauty and magic. Featuring gorgeous pearls set in original 14k gold or sterling silver designs, sparkling Art Glass creations, Illuminated Objects, Ceramic Art Tiles, and Unique Gifts, Oasis Gallery has something special for everyone. This month we are featuring original paintings by local Joshua Tree artist; Karine Swenson. Oasis Gallery is owned and operated by Don and Mary Kelly and their grandson Kris Kane. For 30 years, the Kelly’s have specialized in Tahitian, South Seas and Exotic Pearls from around the world. As owners of The Black Pearl Gallery ÿ ne jewelry stores on all the islands of Hawaii, they have attended numerous Tahitian pearl auctions in Tahiti and Hong Kong. They are excited to bring their passion for pearls to glamorous and fabulous Palm Springs. Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00 5:00, closed Sunday. Palm Desert Tobacco 73-580 El Paseo at Larkspur Palm Desert / 760-340-1954 Entering Palm Desert Tobacco is like ÿ nding smoker’s heaven: you’re greeted by the beautiful aromas of ÿ ne tobacco, and all around are exquisitely crafted pipes, exotic cigars, custom-blended tobaccos and smoking accessories such as Colibri, Dunhill and Dupont lighters, and a walk-in cigar humidor. The friendly sta° are there to help you choose the right blend.

120 La Plaza Downtown Palm Springs


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OPEN 7 Days-A-Week

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isually intoxicating, The McDonald Benedict Collections is all about the home. Jim Mc Donald and partner Paul Benedict, bring a unique combination of intuition and pragmatism to the desert’s design community. Walk through the door into this world of sensory delights and allow yourself to become intoxicated by the possibilities you find within . . . McDonald’s awareness of color and form combined with his instinct for furniture design and styling produces high praise from clients near and far. Most come away from their Palm Desert Showroom bedazzled by the numerous examples of unique accessories, furniture and design concepts found there. It is an environment suffused with intrigue and subtle sophistication, yet remains warm, relaxed, and totally accessible to the visitor. One visitor commented . . . ”everything is in it’s right place as though a Feng Shui master had paid a visit”

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Advertiser Listings Palm Springs General Store 193 S. Palm Canyon (Downtown) Palm Springs / 760-320-7613 No doubt about it - if there is anything you need while visiting the desert, you will find it here! From fashion T-shirts, sun glasses, bathing suits, sun screen, key chains, mugs, film, hats … to unique and tasteful gifts! With hundreds of items to choose from Palm Springs General Store is sure to satisfy each and every visitor. Don’t miss this store. Open 7 days a week from 9:30 am.

P.S. Love Stuff 304 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs / 760-322-1444 Their focus is to provide a quality shopping experience for anyone interested in enhancing their sex life. We offer the best in Clubwear, lingerie and costumes to bring to life any fantasy you desire along with shoes, hosiery and accessories to complete your outfit for any sexy occasion all year round! You’ll also find anything you need to create a romantic interlude with your partner day, night or even to take with you on a sexy getaway! Anything you can imagine to accent your sex live from toys, massage oils and lotions, edible treats, games, books, DVD’s and much more! Patiells Boutique 74-924 Country Club Dr. (Ralph’s shopping Center) Palm Desert / 760-674-9591 It has been 10 years since Patiells Boutique opened its’ doors. The owners of Patiells Boutique, Gabriele and Patti offer fabulous fashionable lines of clothing, from casual, fun, edgy to elegant, as well as shoes, jewelry, great accessories and hard-to-find gift items. Customer service is top priority at Patielle Boutique. Gabriele and Patti’s love for the business is what customers feel the minute they walk through the door...and that is why they keep coming back! Open Mon-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 10-5, closed Sundays.

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Advertiser Listings Pampered Bath 73-560 El Paseo, suite B (across from The Gardens) Palm Desert / 760-346-6420 For over twenty-eight years, Pampered Bath has been the purveyor of fine soaps, fragrances, bath and body luxuries for the entire family. Exclusive products from Agraria, Caswell-Massey, Claus Porto. Get Fresh, Crabtree and Evelyn, Jack Black, Mason Pearson, Rance’ and Thymes - are only some of the delights that fill the shop with fragrance. Gift items include candles, diffusers, bath accessories, embellished pillowcases, bamboo pajamas, robes and much more. We pride ourselves by giving forward - BAM, The Discovery Store, Shelter From The Storm, and numerous others benefit from our donations of products and financial support. Gift wrap and local delivery is free. Gorgeous gift baskets are a specialty. Shipping is available. Open Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Shop our webstore. Rocket Fizz

Westfield Palm Desert 72840 Hwy. 111, Ste# F196, Palm Desert

A visit to rocket fizz will bring back delicous memories for young and old alike. Do you remember Swedish Fish, Jaw Breakers and candy cigarettes? If not, your parents and grandparents will. Rocket Fizz has the valley’s largest selection of candy and soda pop! They have over 100 flavors of salt water taffy in stock and soda brands from all over the world. So when you’re feeling hot and thirsty, come on down to Rocket Fizz, at Westfield Palm Desert, where it’s 76 degrees every day and the sodas are ice cold.

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Advertiser Listings Shields Date Garden, Inc. 80-225 U.S. Hwy. 111 Indio / 760-347-7768 Shields Date Garden has been in operation since 1924. Specializing in Super Jumbo Royal Medjools, Deglet Noor, Blonde and Burnette dates - all beautifully packed. They also carry dried fruit and nuts. Don’t leave the desert without having one of their famous “Date Shakes” or “Date Ice Cream.” In season they have tree ripened grapefruit. A FREE MOVIE on the “Romance & Sex Life of the Date” is ongoing. Open 7 days a week, 9 am-5 pm. THEY SHIP WORLDWIDE!! SJ’s Resale Boutique 71-680 Highway 111, Unit D Rancho Mirage / 760-836-9090 Discover one of the desert’s newest consignment boutiques that will gratify all those who are fashion conscious from the young hipster fashionista to the sophisticated woman. A consignment boutique like no other, SJ’s carries brand new and gently worn items at a fraction of the retail price. You will find distinctive American and European designer labels such as St. John, Escada, Isabel de Pedro, Ferragamo and Norma Kamali to name a few. Daytime and evening dresses, blouses, shorts, t-shirts, golf wear, scarves, belts, handbags, shoes and jewelry. You will love browsing at SJ’s because the “prices are too good to believe.” Hours: M-Sat: 10-4pm. Snookie’s Footies 44-491 Town Center Way (Best Buy Shopping Ctr,) Palm Desert / 760-346-8882 As Snookies put’s a “Fun place to shop”. Myra Levine and her late sister Snookie, have been in business since 1992. The shop is brimming with resort wear, ladies shoes by ONEX, ANNIE and LA PLUME (to name a few), handbags, wallets, hats, scarves, sunglasses, jewelry and much more all at reasonable prices. The experienced staff pride themselves in the very personal service they give to everyone. They are strong supports of “Guide Dogs of The Desert”, so bring your pet, it’s FUN!! Continued on page 30

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Local Art NEWS!


KEVIN BOEHM GALLERY OPENING at The Atrium, Rancho Mirage

Attending the successful opening of the : ”Kevin Boehm Gallery” at the Atrium, (left to right) are artist Edward DeRoo, Gallery Owner & artist Kevin Boehm and artist Jerry Baccaire. Guests enjoyed champagne, hors d’oeuvres and live music by “Nathan”. The gallery has original art in a wide range of styles and media from landscapes to contemporary mixed media abstractions. Located at 69930 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage. 760.202.4500

Admiring the art at the opening are Vicky Hayes, left, and Ray Norris, of Sun City.

TAB HUNTER BOOK SIGNING Many admirers attended the signing of the newly released paperback version of the “Hollywood Heart Throb” (in his day), actor, Tab Hunter’s auto biog titled “TAB HUNTER – CONFIDENTIAL”. Local artist Edward Lupper (his whimsical animal paintings are exhibited at the Richard Danskin

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Galleries), left, attended the signing at the “just fabulous” Bookstore, 515 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.

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Advertiser Listings Tulip Hill Winery 71-800 Hwy. 111 (corner of Bob Hope & Hwy. 111) Ranch Mirage / 760-568-5678 Experience a taste of the California wine country in Rancho Mirage. Tulip Hill is proud to showcase its award winning, hand-crafted wines in a fun and interactive setting. Distinctive gifts, unique gift baskets, ÿ ne stemware and wine accessories compliment the wine tasting experience. Discover why their wine club members love their “Tulip Mania Wine Club”, and how you too can receive their best wines at their best prices. Come join them, they have your tasting glass ready!.

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Victoria’s Attic 69-930 Highway 111 (in The Atrium) Rancho Mirage / 760-202-4500 67-777 Palm Canyon Dr. #9 Cathedral City / 760-328-7999 (West of Perez- Across from Del Taco)

Browse hundreds of quality items from reputable dealers in their spacious SHOWROOMS. They have American Antique Furniture, Roseville & California Pottery, Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Vintage Jewelry. If you love collecting or antiquing, you’ll love both locations. Open 7 days a week.

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American GRILL-A-BURGER 73091 Country Club Drive (Corner Monterey & Country Club) Palm Desert/ 760-346-8170 Enter “Hamburger Heaven” when you go to GRILL-A-BURGER. The hand crafted, grilledto-order, moist and juicy patties are made daily from fresh 100% all-natural USDA inspected choice of artificial hormones and antibiotics. The homemade French Fries are hand cut, double-fried and lightly salted. Try the made-to-order soda fountain milkshakes and malts. The menu features a variety of sizzling hot dogs, specialty chicken, turkey, salmon burgers, sandwiches, meal-size garden fresh salads and vegetarian choices. Open daily. Cold beer and wine. Take-out orders. Leon’s at Desert Princess 28-555 Landau Blvd. Cathedral City / 760-325-5002 Dining at Leon’s is an experience not to be missed. Now located in the Clubhouse at the Desert Princess Resort, adjacent to the Doral Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the dining room or on the terrace with a breathtaking garden, golf course and mountain view from every table. Wed - Saturday evenings experience classic romantic dinner music where dancers are welcome. Sunday special champagne brunch is served until 2pm at the enticing price of only $16++ including champagne. Happy hour is all day until 6pm, Mon. Fri. Relax with an awesome sunset in the comfortable bar which is a perfect ending to a round of golf or game of tennis. The unique bar menu with generous portions is offered at reasonable prices. Available for garden weddings and private parties.

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Californian Acqua Pazza California Bistro at “The River” 71-800 Hwy. 111 (at Bob Hope Dr.) Rancho Mirage / 760-862-9800 An innovative, upscale restaurant located at “The River”. Serving everything from seafood appetizers to major entrees ... such as salmon, rainbow trout, filet mignon, lamb chops, burgers, rotisserie chicken, lasagna, soups, salads and an intriguing list of pizzas and sandwiches. The sophisticated “CRAZY WATER” bar with its sheets of water flowing down heavy plates of glass as part of the decor, features more then 100 tequilas. Dozens of beers and a wide selection of wine and spirits. Dine outdoors on their magnificent patio, this is a place to “SEE and be SEEN”

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Deli Sherman’s Delicatessen & Bakery 401 Tahquitz Canyon (across from the Hilton) Palm Springs / 760-325-1199. Country Club & Monterey Palm Desert / 760-568-1350 The breakfast, lunch and dinner menu features almost every traditional item available including chopped liver, latkes, Chicago knockwurst, sweet & sour cabbage soup, brisket, pastrami, and corned beef as well as Rib Eye Steak, BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken. The breakfasts are simple or sumptuous, and the coffee is so delicious (their own blend) you will want a second cup. The Bakery-onthe-premises features fresh breads BAKED DAILY plus delicious pastries and cakes. Open 7 days, 7 a.m.-9 pm.

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70-050 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage Open Nightly for Happy Hour from 4 p.m. & Dinner from 5 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 760-328-8844

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European Cafe Scandia 356 S. Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs / 760.327.2036 Enjoy delectable dining at a colorful European bistro with popular entreés from France, Italy, Germany as well as other international favorites. For the past 13 years, award winning Chef Erik’s culinary treasures have created a loyal following of local residents and tourists alike. Amazing plates such as Chicken Cordon Bleu, Rack of Lamb, and Osso Bucco are served with a bowl of tasty homemade soup and a fresh, cool garden salad. Café Scandia is internationally known as a great dining experience. Comfort food served at very comfortable prices. Come visit soon and you’ll be back often!


Best Hamburger in the Inland Empire

Best Hamburger 2011-2012-2013

Best Burger Place 2008, 2009, 2010

If you like hamburgers you’ll love GRILL-A-BURGER! We make our hamburgers the old-fashioned way. Hand formed; grilled-to-order; and made fresh daily from 100% pure USDA Inspected Choice beef. • 30 SPECIALTY HAMBURGERS • HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIES • GARDEN FRESH SALADS • VEGETARIAN SELECTIONS • AUTHENTIC FOUNTAIN DRINKS

Cafe Des Beaux Arts 73-640 El Paseo at Larkspur Palm Desert / 760-346-0669 New and returning patrons have relished the third season of “Le Bar” that has added a European elegance to the restaurant. With live jazz on Wednesday and Friday evening and a tantalizing “Small Bites” menu, Cafe des Beaux-Arts is the perfect place to gather for the most sophisticated clientele. A climatecontrolled patio invites gatherers to dine al fresco. A French Bistro combining delectable appetizers and dinner entrees such as Bouillabaisse, Shrimp Provençale, Duckling a l’Orange and Roast Rack of Lamb with homemade mouth-watering desserts. For lunch choose from favorites such as Quiche Lorraine, Salad Niçoise, Crepes, and Coq au Vin. Open for breakfast Friday through Monday and for lunch and dinner, open daily. Full bar, French and California Wines.


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Backstreet Bistro “Where Friends Meet Friends”

Ask us Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner our NE about W “Get Fresh Fish, Soups & Pasta Daily Fit” menu a dditions Happy Hour • Martini Bar • Superb Wine

Tuesday Jazz Night 7 - 10 pm

Saturday Jazz on The Patio 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Early Bird Dinner Special $17 3 - 5:30pm (with this ad, excludes Sat. & Sun.)

72-820 El Paseo, Palm Desert 760.346.6393

(Backstreet Bistro is closing June 1st, reopening end of September)

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French Pomme Frite Restaurant 256 South Palm Canyon Palm Springs / 760-778-3727 “A touch of Europe” located in Downtown Palm Springs. This cozy bistro features specialties such as steamed black mussels, beef stew (Flemish style), prime Chateau steak, California Bouillabaisse, baked French Onion soup, Belgian chocolate mousse served with Creme Anglaise. Most dishes are served with crispy pommes frites and homemade dipping sauce. Large selection of Belgian beers, plus French and California wines. Superior cuisine, bistro ambiance and attention to detail. Open for Dinner Mon. - Sun. 4:30pm to 10:30pm.

Italian Backstreet Bistro 72-820 El Paseo, (behind Staples) Palm Desert / 760-346-6393 “Where friends meet friends” . . . the Backstreet Bistro is open daily for lunch and dinner, and serving breakfast on weekends. The Backstreet Bistro with its’ beautiful mountain views offers a wide variety of favorites from salads and sandwiches and homemade soups for lunch and a full Italian menu along with the best fresh fish specials daily. Enjoy live jazz every Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoons on their pet friendly, misted patio. Full bar, specialty martinis and a wide variety of wines at a reasonable price. Reservations recommended.

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Wever! Family Owned & Operated Since 1969 i Del Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Chicken, Veal & Salads Serving BEER, WINE and COCKTAILS

Lunch or Dinner Minimum purchase of $20.00 - One coupon per table Not valid with any other offer.

Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9pm, Sun 4:00-9:00pm

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Cafe Italia 74-901 Highway 111 (Ralph’s Shopping Center) Indian Wells / 760-773-3080 Cafe Italia is a dining experience like no other!! The northern Italian menu and wine lists are extensive. The finest ingredients are freshly prepared, and dinners include soup, salad, and a little something extra. The dining room staff sing for your pleasure! Hostesses, Servers, and Busboys entertain with Standards, Show Tunes, Opera, and Disney songs! (Dark Sundays) 74-901 Highway 111 (in Ralph’s Shopping Center), Indian Wells, CA 92210. Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant 35-325 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City / 324-0411 & 440 South El Ceilo Road Palm Springs / 760.322.5579 Discover the charm and warmth of old Italy ....since 1969 Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant has brought the finest in moderately priced Italian dining to the desert, making it a favorite for locals and visitors. Your hosts, Mark and Rhonda will always greet you with a friendly smile. There is no skimping here, the menu offers such favorites as scampi, veal parmesan, pastas, a large selection of “hand tossed” pizzas, fresh salads and the freshest seafood including the best steamed clams. Mark says. “Make it good, give them plenty and don’t charge a lot!” Open for lunch and dinner. Cocktails/beer/ wine. Open Monday thru Saturday 11 am-9 pm.

$20 Golf All day! Every day!

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL Daily, before Noon $40 Twilight $20 28-555 Landau Blvd., Cathedral City Leon’s: (760) 325-5002 Pro Shop: (760) 322-7779

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CATHEDRAL CANYON COUNTRY CLUB 68311 Paseo Real, Cathedral City 27 Regulation, Par 72. 760-328-6571. DESERT DUNES GOLF CLUB 19300 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs 18 Regulation, Par 72. 760-251-5366 DESERT PRINCESS Country Club & Resort 28-555 Landau Blvd., Cathedral City 27 holes-Par 72 760-322-2280 DESERT WILLOW GOLF RESORT 38-995 Desert Willow Dr., Palm Desert 36 Regulation, Par 72. 760-346-0015 EAGLE FALLS GOLF COURSE AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio 18-hole, Par 72 championship golf course. 760-238-5633 EMERALD DESERT COUNTRY CLUB 76-000 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert 9 Executive, Par 31. 760-345-4770 HERITAGE PALMS 44291 Heritage Palms Drive South, Indio 18 Regulation, Par 72. 760-772-7334 INDIAN PALMS COUNTRY CLUB 48630 Monroe Street, Indio 27 Hole, Par 72. 760-775-4444 GOLF RESORT AT INDIAN WELLS 44-500 Indian Wells Lane, Palm Desert 36 Regulation, Par 72. 760-346-4653. INDIO MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE 83-040 Avenue 42, Indio 18 Executive, Par 54. 760-347-9156 LA QUINTA RESORT Mountain Course 50-200 Avenida Vista Bonita, La Quinta 18 Regulation, Par 72. 760-564-4111

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MARRIOTT’S DESERT SPRINGS RESORT 74-855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert 36 Regulation, Par 72. 760-341-1756. MESQUITE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 2700 East Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs 18 Regulation, Par 72. 760-323-1502 MISSION LAKES COUNTRY CLUB 8484 Clubhouse Blvd., Desert Hot Springs 18 Regulation, Par 71. 760-329-8061. PALM DESERT RESORT COUNTRY CLUB 77-333 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert 18 Regulation, Par 72. 760-345-2791 PALM ROYALE COUNTRY CLUB Fred Waring at Washington, La Quinta Par 18, Par 3, Par 54. 760-345-9701 TAHQUITZ CREEK GOLF RESORT 1885 Golf Club Dr., Palm Springs 36 Regulation, Par 72. 760-328-1005. TOMMY JACOBS’ BEL AIR GREENS 1001 So. El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs 9 Executive, Par 32. 760-322-6062 PGA WEST RESORT Nicklaus and Stadium 56-150 PGA Blvd., La Quinta 36 Regulation, Par 72. 760-564-6666. SANTA ROSA COUNTRY CLUB 38105 Portola Ave., Palm Desert 760-568-5717 SUN CITY PALM DESERT 38180 Del Webb Boulevard, Palm Desert 760-200-2100 WOODHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB 41555 Woodhaven Dr., E. Palm Desert 760-345-7636

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Ristorante Mamma Gina 73-705 El Paseo Palm Desert / 760-568-9898 “A breath of Tuscany on El Paseo” is how 2002 Zagat Survey rated Ristorante Mamma Gina. Family owned and serving the desert for 17 years, the Pierattoni family mantra is “Use only the best and don’t change authentic recipes”. Only olive oil is used for cooking. There is a bounty of skillfully prepared grilled fishes, poultry, meats and several pastas and risotto dishes. Full service bar and extensive wine list. The atmosphere is sunny, desert casual attire is acceptable. Open for dinner 7 days a week. Convenient Valet parking.

Las Casuelas Quinta Hwy 111 & Washington La Quinta / 760-777-7715 Three fireplaces warm this colorful and inviting restaurant. Whether savoring a Margarita by the fire on the cozy outdoor palapa patio or with the sound of the live nightly entertainment in the Cantina, you’re sure to feel tradition bridged with creativity. The “Quinta” kitchen serves- the locals’ favorites, Chimichangas, Sizzling Fajitas and Tostada Supremas along with some “new” already popular, smoked Jalapeno Baby Back Ribs and BBQ Grilled Chicken Flautas. Open daily at 10:30am, low carb and children’s menu available. Come join the Fiesta!



Las Casuelas Nuevas 70-050 Hwy. 111 Rancho Mirage / 760-328-8844 Dine under the stars on the most beautiful garden patio north of Mexico City ....or inside in their stunning hacienda-style restaurant. Specialties include crab enchiladas, pollo en mole, spicy port fajitas and the Pueblo Margarita. Try the new lighter and vegetarian selections. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday –“Champagne Brunch” with strolling Mariachi, is served from 10am to 2pm. Nightly entertainment, Tues-Sun. Reservations suggested.

Thai Smile of Rancho Mirage 42-476 Bob Hope Drive (Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center) Rancho Mirage / 760-341-6565 For a delicious adventure discover this outstanding restaurant that brings you the flavors of Thailand, at reasonable prices. The décor is tasteful, the hospitality is genuine, and the food is SUPREME. Start with an appetizer of mee-krob or wonton soup. The entrees: Red Mountain Chicken or Shrimp, Chicken Lemon Grass, Chicken Spicy Peanut Sauce, Duck Shoo-Shee, Devil Scallops or a Veggie trio. You can also create your own entrée and choose from the many Asian beers that compliment all the dishes or select a glass of fine wine. And don’t forget dessert! Whatever you choose you are sure to leave this restaurant with a smile. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 11:30-9:00.

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ATTRACTIONS AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM Visit and experience the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians – earliest people of Palm Springs. Now showing “Visions of the Indian Canyons,” an exhibition of conflicting perspectives. The museum is located at 219 South Palm Canyon Drive, downtown Palm Springs. Open Sept.-May • Wed.-Sat. 10-5 and Sun. Noon-5; June-Aug. • Fri.-Sat. 10-5 and Sun. Noon-5. Call 760-778-1079 or visit Free admission and parking. TAKE A BALLOON FLIGHT ...The best view of Southern California’s unique deserts, coastline, lakes and wine country are enjoyed aloft, on board a thrilling Balloon Flight. Colorful, 7-story high, 2-6 passenger hot air balloons ascend daily. Your comfort and safety are assured by experienced and top-rated, professional pilots and ground crew. Call Fantasy Balloon Flights at 760.568.0997 for information and reservations. TAHQUITZ CANYON 500 W. Mesquite, west of Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs, is home to a spectacular 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irragation systems, native wildlife and plants. The visitor center offers educational and cultural exhibits and a video which narrates the legend of Tahquitz Canyon. A 2 hour walking tour is available. 760.416.7044. The entrance to PALM CANYON, MURRAY CANYON and ANDREAS CANYON is on So. Palm Canyon Dr., 3 miles south of East Palm Canyon Drive. 760.325.5673 MOORTEN’S BOTANICAL GARDEN in Palm Springs is internationally famous as an arboretum professionally designed in geographical regions of native habitats displaying several thousands of varieties of desert plants from seedlings to giant specimens. Located at 1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Call 760.327.6555.

“Coming in for a landing “ at the PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM are bombers, fighters and trainers, and the World’s largest collection of flying WWII airplanes. This museum is a living tribute to America’s Veterans and the planes they flew. Open daily. Located at Palm Springs Regional Airport, 745 Gene Autry Trail. For details call 760.778.6262.

The GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON MEMORIAL MUSEUM has been established to honor the late General George S. Patton and the thousands of men who served with him at the Desert Training Center. Exhibits display memorabilia from the General’s life and career. The exhibit halls include the many and varied aspects of military life with particular focus on the Desert Training Center and soldiers of World War II. The museum is located off I-10, about 30 miles east of Indio at Chiriaco Summit. Call 760.227.3483 for information. SHIELDS DATE GARDEN has been in operation since 1924. Specializing in Super Jumbo Royal Medjools, Deglet Noor, Blonde and Burnette dates - all beautifully packed. They also carry dried fruit and nuts. Don’t leave the desert without having one of their famous “Date Shakes” or “Date Ice Cream”. FREE MOVIE on the “Romance & Sex Life of the Date” is on-going. Open 7 days a week, 8 am-6 pm. 80-225 U.S. Hwy. 111 in Indio. Call 760. 347.7768.

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Idyllwild: A Real COOL Place Shopping, Antiques, Restaurants, Hiking Trails, Horseback and Carriage Rides and much more!


igh above the desert just far enough away from the heat is the town of Idyllwild located in the San Jacinto Mountains, a one hour drive from Palm Springs and the desert communities via California scenic Hwy. 243 or Hwy. 74 through the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto National Monument. On arriving in Idyllwild a familiar semi-Bavarian Chalet sort of architecture emerges in charming inns, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops,gift stores and outdoor-equipment stores as well. Don’t miss scenic sites such as BlackMountain Lookout, giant Jeffrey Pine or the Indian Vista Point... they are simply breathtaking. 46

Saturday Art Walks.

Rock climbers can enjoy Idyllwild’s renowned Lilly Rock or Suicide Rock. Remember don’t hike or climb alone!

For more information contact the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce toll-free at 888.659.3259 or visit them on-line at


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“FOREVER MARILYN” 26-Foot Tall Sculpture In Downtown Palm Springs

“Forever Marilyn” by American artist Seward Johnson, is located at the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Way and stands on a replica of the subway grate over which Monroe famously held down her skirt in the 1955 ÿ lm “The Seven Year Itch’. Marilyn Monroe has legendary ties to Palm Springs, She was discovered at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club and owned a 50’s bungalow-style house in Las Palmas. Don’t miss seeing Marilyn, if you are just visiting – have your photo taken with her.

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Desert Adventures – Celebrating 25 Years of Tourism Excellence! - Climb aboard the Big Red Jeeps for an unforgettable journey into the REAL desert. Desert Adventures exclusive San Andreas Fault Adventure takes you to a private 800+ acre preserve right on the San Andreas Fault where you will explore a lush natural palm oasis, tour a replica Cahuilla Village to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and witness extraordinary scenery as your jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone. During the summer, tours depart in the early morning or you can book a special Nightwatch Stargazing Tour which departs about 1.5 hours before sunset and ends after dark. Desert Adventures also offers a fascinating jeep and hiking excursions to the magnificent Palm Springs Indian Canyons where native fan palms and more than 150 species of plants beckon travelers to the lush oases that were the ancient home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. If you prefer to travel in air-conditioned comfort, you can also choose from one of several tours in Desert Adventures ecofriendly CNG Van. Visit the stunning Joshua Tree National Park where you will spend a full three hours inside the park as you enjoy a short guided hike through Hidden Valley, visit the Desert Queen Mine and take in the spectacular views from the Key’s View Overlook. Other tours visit the windmills, Coachella Valley Preserve, Whitewater Preserve and other points of interest in the Coachella Valley. You can also hire a professional guide to take you on a customized sightseeing or hiking excursion in your car or Desert Adventures SUV. For more information or reservations, call (760) 324-5337 or (888) 440-5337 ext. 1 Toll Free or visit Desert Adventures online at Be sure to mention Key Magazine for the best rates or check out the Packages and Promotions page of Desert Adventures website for current specials.

Life is an adventure…Make it a Desert Adventure!

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48 48 48 Visit The River at Rancho Mirage! 12 restaurants, 14 screen theater complex, unique boutique shops including Tulip Hill Winery, Robann’s Jewelers and many others. It’s water that brings a desert to life which is why The River is more than simply a shopping and

Street Fair at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert is held every weekend starting at 7 am until 12 pm with more than 250 vendors, arts & crafts, food and entertainment. Free admission & parking. Easy entry and parking off Magnesia Falls & Monterey in Palm Desert 760-773.2567.

La Quinta Museum 77-885 Calle Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253. 760.777.7170 / Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm. Discover the history, arts and culture of La Quinta as highlighted in this beautiful two-story building. The facilities feature two galleries, a historic building, a must-see mural depicting the history of La Quinta and programs for all ages. Palm Springs VillageFest is held every Thurs. evening on N. Palm Canyon Dr. from Baristo Rd. to Amado Rd. featuring vendors, food, entertainment and Farmers Market. VillageFest hours are 7-10pm.

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entertainment center. The River provides a park-like waterfront with an entertainment amphitheater, live music (during season), fountains and cascading waterfalls. The River is an unmatched environment of style and beauty, providing a place to spend the day and enjoy the evening. 71-800 Highway 111 at Bob Hope, Rancho Mirage. 760-341-2711 backstreet ART DISTRICT is the coolest, hippest art destination in the desert. Stroll through artist-owned galleries and working studios. Nationally and Internationally recognized artists - including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics. OPEN Thursday thru Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Located off East Palm Canyon Drive behind the Mercedes Dealership and 2 blocks from the Parker Hotel at 2600 South Cherokee Way in Palm Springs. Indio Open-Air Market is held every Wed & Sat from 4-10 pm at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival grounds. 1.800.222.SHOP.

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Spotlighting Concierges: (left to right) Amber Owens, Marilyn Whittington (Chef Concierge) and Paula Spencer at the beautiful Hyatt Grand Champion Resort & Spa. Absent from photo concierge Dorine Casson.


he DESERT RESORT CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION would like to welcome you to the Coachella Valley! We are a professional organization of local concierges and may be found in most of our major hotels throughout the valley. With so much to see and do in the desert, time is precious! Your concierge is here to serve you, whether you need assistance with local restaurants, theater tickets, local attractions or whatever.

If you are a tourist or a local ...”your best friend away from home”, your hotel concierge is ready to help assist you with tour ideas, current events and can even help-out in a crisis. Stop by the concierge desk and you will be greeted with a smile and open arms. The DESERT HOTEL / RESORT CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION

Palm Desert “Art in Public Places” This civic program, was to “create artistic harmony between the buildings, art and open spaces” for the appreciation of visitors and residents alike. The lifesize fisherman, painted bronze sculpture “MIDSTREAM” by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. is located at the Civic Center Park Lake. Come by and enjoy the serene setting.

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50 richard danskin Galleries Collectors have been visiting and appreciating fine art at the Gallery since 1968. Realism paintings and sculptures include many subjects and styles. Original paintings feature Richard Danskin, J. Lewis Bowker’s desert paintings (pictured), and by Sue Averell, Steve Barton, Beverly Carrick, Stephen Dixon, George Gonzalez, Michael Gorban, Gina Higgins, Edd Lupper, Isaac Maimon, Charles Pabst, Robert Pejman, Fabian Perez, Eric Poulson, Steven Quartly, Greg Sievers and Stan Stokes. Sculptures by Tim “The Frogman” Cotterill, Victor Issa, Ron & Sheila Ruiz, Richard Thomas, Lyle Waggoner, Thad Markham’s “Out of the Bowl”, and Steve Egge’s life size gentlemen. Crystal sculptures by Jack Storms and Michael Wilkinson’s acrylic sculptures both catch everyone’s eye! 2013 Season: Danny Aleksic, Manuel Avendano, Will Bullas, Dale Dirks, Tom Henderson, Rick Morrell, and George Rhoads.

Newly arrived at CODA GALLERY, Michael Speaker image, located at 73-151 El Paseo, Palm Desert, 760-346-4661.

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ALLAN PITCHKO GALLERIES Enter this elegant showroom filled with high-end antiques, 18th, 19th and early 20th century fine art by European and American artists. There is a variety of furniture, accessories and historical finds from Georgian and Victorian furniture to sterling silver, estate jewelry, art glass and fine china. Oriental antiques including porcelain and bronze sculptures can be found here. Owners Allan and Shauna Pitchko have owned Antiques Alberta in Alberta Canada since 1988. This gallery is a designers delight!! The gallery is located at 70125 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. Call: 760.324.9595.

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CODA Gallery CODA Gallery provides an inviting medium for modern and contemporary art in the Palm Springs Valley. Modern art is presented in an eclectic mix of painting, sculpture, glass and objects that share nothing except an extraordinary energy. The art at CODA is full of color and life. Visit our fine art gallery at 73-151 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760.346.4661 or explore our art gallery Website: Kevin BOehm GAllery A new, fresh venue for original art in Rancho Mirage, the Kevin Boehm Gallery offers a wide range of styles and mediums, from landscape to contemporary mixed media abstraction. Many pieces in the collection call on aspects of the Modern Movement and mid-century ideals. The gallery is committed to seeking out strong, well executed artwork by emerging and established artists. Win D Of Art G Allery & stu DiO Born in Chile, Francisco Toto Vargas, artist and gallery owner, has been painting all his life. His paintings transforms you to connect with the human spirit. He paints in acrylics on canvas. He proudly displays works by renown artist Ulla Darni, a modern master of reverse painted glass. Each piece in the Ulla original collection is one-of-a-kind creation. Also showing art by Bill Matlock who crates out of the ordinary pieces. Located in the Backstreet Art District, 2682 So Cherokee Way, Palm Springs. 760-774-7333.

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33 Mission Hills Country Club 34 Westin Mission Hills Resort 35 City Hall 36 Rancho Las Palmas Resort 37 Eisenhower Medical Betty Ford Center 38 Restaurant Row 39 Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert 40 The River

28 Chamber of Commerce 29 City Hall 30 Automobile Row 31 Desert Princess Plaza 32 Express Care

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wind of art

gallery and studio

Francisco Toto Vargas, "Caminante" acrylic on canvas

Ulla Darni, painting on at glass

Ulla Darni, painting on at glass

Backstreet Art District 2682 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs 760-774-7333

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richard danskin GALLERIES



“Ocotillo Ridge” by J. Lewis Bowker

“Big Blue Butterfly” by Sue Averell “Roadrunner Under The Spell of Mohave Desert Moon” by Edward Lupper

73-111 El Paseo Palm Desert 760-568-5557

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