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Our A-Z Guide of Shopping Through Southern California

SIPPIN’ PRETTY

MAN OF THE HOUR

These 4 Botanical Cocktails Bloom With Hendrick’s Gin

CLIVE STANDEN AN INSIDE LOOK AT New Tips for Your Fitness Routine

A Spa Built on Sacred Ground

Where to Book Your Next Staycation

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editor's note Well, it’s no secret—2020 hasn’t exactly been off to the smoothest start. But if anything, it’s been an exercise to see the brighter side of things. During times of uncertainty, I catch myself hearing my mom’s advice: “It’s not ‘I have to,’ it’s ‘I get to.’” While this advice usually came in the form of turning “having to do chores” into “getting to take care of a home,” it’s travelled with me in my adult life, and taken up residence as this year’s motto. For example: instead of worrying about work, it’s an opportunity to be more at rest. Instead of succumbing to fear, it’s an opportunity to seek knowledge (the real kind from actual experts, please), and instead of mourning what you don’t have, it’s an opportunity to be grateful for what you do have. While we’ve all been adjusting and putting the health of our loved ones and ourselves first, it’s imperative that we don’t forget the incredible independent businesses in our community. Show your support for Greater Palm Springs businesses and thumb through our Shoppe Guide (pg. 53), where you’ll see

the artists and makers who are creating goods that’ll lift your spirits and add life to your home and wardrobe. I feel so blessed to have such incredible people in this magazine. Among them are a chef who’s bringing delicious Vietnamese fusion to Palm Springs (pg. 86), a young and brilliant artistic director for the Palm Springs International Film Festival (pg. 110) and an interior stylist who is restoring a historic home back to its former midcentury glory (pg. 134). Actor Clive Standen, a personal hero of mine, is also gracing the cover of this magazine, and I truly hope you love his kind, impactful words as much as I do (pg. 38). In times like these, please remember to think and be conscious of those around you. As cliché as it sounds, we truly are all in this together. Stay healthy, support one another and choose joy. For now, I hope this magazine brings a smile to your face and an opportunity to escape any worries you may have.

As always—happy reading,

JORDAN NISHKIAN Editor jordan.n@localemagazine.com | @wordsbyjordan


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Photographed By: Tae Kwon taekwonphoto.com | @taekwonphoto Model: Clive Standen, @clivestanden Location: The Desert Yacht Club, Yucca Valley, CA | @desertyachtclub Written By: Jordan Nishkian wordsbyjordan.com | @wordsbyjordan Styled By: Neil Cohen neilcohenstyle.com | @neilcohenstyle Groomed By: Aiprll Patino aiprll.com | @aiprll_hmua Shirt Provided By: Towne Palm Springs, Allview, www.towneps.com Jacket Provided By: Towne Palm Springs, www.towneps.com Sweater & Pants Provided By: Eleventy, www.eleventymilano.it/en Shoes Provided By: Michael Bastian, www.michaelbastiannyc.com Hat Provided By: Gladys Tamez Millinery, www.gladystamez.com Sunglasses Provided By: l.a.Eyeworks, www.laeyeworks.com Necklace Provided By: John Hardy, www.johnhardy.com

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The day of Clive Standen’s photoshoot began with blue skies, brisk, 45-degree weather and a dirt road off the beaten path. Music filled the airstream at The Desert Yacht Club, as hair and makeup stylist Aiprll Patino and stylist Neil Cohen got Standen photo-ready for the day. The group, accompanied by Pippo the resident cat, walked out to the Stargazing Boat, parked on the peak of a hill, where Standen was ready to soak up the sun—and the spotlight. Leading Man “I am in the middle of Joshua Tree, shooting in the beautiful surroundings, and I’ve got Mumford & Sons playing in the background with some lovely people and great clothes,” said Standen. “This is pretty much the perfect day!” An Idyllic Setting The Desert Yacht Club was an incredible location for the photoshoot, not only for its plethora of backdrops and helpful staff, but for its natural surroundings as well. “I love how surreal this location is,” Patino said. “It’s gorgeous— the clouds, the sky, the landscape—it’s beautiful, it’s bizarre, it’s amazing.” Nothing But Blue Skies “Clive was so kind to everyone and eager to try different looks, locations and poses,” LOCALE’s production coordinator, Lauren Lewellen, said. “When the production team arrived the night before, it was pretty windy, but we woke up to blue skies. It’s been a perfect day with the perfect team and the perfect subject.” Desert Daydream “Anytime you’re shooting out near Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley, I’ve always felt that it was a dreamland,” photographer Tae Kwon said as he was setting up between shoot locations. “You can just do whatever.” And with a subject like Standen, who was eager to climb around and experiment, the results were nothing short of incredible.

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table of contents May 2020 /// Shoppe Edition

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Shoppe Guide

Shop, in the Name of Love Look Good, Feel Good—This Is the Only Greater Palm Springs Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Artisan There’s Nothing Like Handmade

Palm Springs

RESPECT THE CHIEF www.respectthechief.com @respectthechief

PHOTO BY: LAURA PERKINS

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table of contents May 2020 /// Shoppe Edition

Palm Springs

Pg. 116

La Quinta

alive 106

escape 120

FIND YOUR CENTER

THEY’VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU

5 Pro Tips

Co-Owners of Ara Pilates + Movement Share These Fitness-Forward Pointers for Full-Body Wellness

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24 Hours

Pg. 90

foodie 84 For the Fridge

BYOB

Be Your Own Bartender With These 4 Corona Hard Seltzer Recipes

Native Knowledge

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Generation Starter Pack

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Feature

IN FULL BLOOM

You Can Count on These Creative Cocktails to Liven Up Your Garden Party

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86

Two Things We Love

THƠM NGON! DELICIOUS!

Be Whisked Away by These Two Dishes From Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

Meals Deconstructed

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93

533 Viet Fusion’s Vietnamese Crepe Is a Culinary Adventure

PER QUÈ NO TOTS DOS?

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What You’ll Need

MAKING YOUR POUR DECISIONS BETTER How to Successfully Survive a Bar Crawl on Palm Canyon Drive

CHECK OUT EXTENDED STORIES AND MORE ON OUR WEBSITE AT Localemagazine.com

LIVIN’ THE VIDA MODA

How to Spend a Palm Springs Day—the Midcentury Way!

10 Things We Love

ARRIVE Hotel Is the Ultimate Destination for a Relaxing, Rejuvenating and Refreshing Desert Escape

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Feature

BETTER TOGETHER

These Dynamic Design Duos Prove That Two Heads Are Better Than One

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FOR REEL, THOUGH

HIT PAUSE OR PRESS PLAY

Profile

Joshua Tree

Versus

Meet Lili Rodriguez, the New Artistic Director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Take It Easy or Get Moving in the City of Palm Desert

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How to Make

Behind the Brand

HIGH EXPECTATIONS Lighthouse Dispensary Is Putting Wellness and Education First

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Get the Deets

UN-FORE-GETTABLE

The Stunning SilverRock Golf Course Is a Hole-in-One

Pg. 123

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Behind the Brand

FIRE, WATER AND STONE

This SoCal Company Is Shaping the Art of Pottery as We Know It

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134

Su Casa

A NOD TO MOD

This Simply Elegant Midcentury Retreat Is Designed for Gracious Living

How Krys Melo Is Bringing Midcentury Design Into the Future

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

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Hot Spot

SACRED SPACES

The Spa at Séc-he Is Set to Offer Indulgence in Relaxation


native knowledge

Palms, Stones and Shops Leeds & Son’s Terry Weiner Loves the Finer Things in Life

Palm Desert NAME Terry Weiner JOB TITLE: President and CEO, Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers

3 OF MY FAVORITE PIECES AT LEEDS & SON

RESIDENT OF Palm Desert

1. Rare-colored diamonds, especially the rare blue or green diamonds. 2. Patek Philippe watches; my favorites are the family of Perpetual Calendar watches. 3. Anything by French jeweler Messika; the lines are clean, simple and finely executed.

LOCAL LIVING 45 years

BORN AND RAISED

Leeds & Son has been operating in the Coachella Valley since 1947. Our roots began in Indio, then to Palm Springs and—for the last 25 years— Palm Desert.

“We truly have a connection to our desert valley that is entrenched with a sense of history and pride.” —Terry Weiner

MANGIA, MANGIA!

LEEDS & SON FINE JEWELERS 73670 El Paseo Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.568.5266 www.leedsandson.com

www.bighorngolf.com laspigapalmdesert.com

SOMETHING SWEET

Ò Hands down, Brandini Toffee is the best place for locally made sweets. I usually take several boxes with me to Italy for my friends. Their traditional toffee is addictive, and I’m a fan of supporting local entrepreneurship and manufacturing. They also offer tours of the manufacturing facility in Rancho Mirage! www.brandinitoffee.com

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PIECE OF MY ART

Ò The best thing about working with local gallery owners is that they know your taste and are willing to source pieces from around the globe for you. We are very fortunate to have so many fine galleries in Palm Desert and along El Paseo. Walking the galleries in Palm Desert is a wonderful way to spend a day.

discoverpalmdesert.com/el-paseo-artwalk

THE FINER THINGS

Ò For me, Ralph Lauren on El Paseo is a favorite luxury shop in Palm Desert. For gifts, however, I love Bottega Veneta. I am a fan of quality, and there is no better culture of fine craftsmanship than fine Italian merchandise. www.shopelpaseo.com

TAKE A HIKE

Ò I love hiking the Cross Trail. It does not take a lot of time, but reaching the summit gives you a fabulous view of both the Coachella Valley and the golf course at Stone Eagle. It can be done fairly quickly and is a great way to start your day. alltrails.com/trail/us/california/the-cross-trail

Photographed By: Nathan Cox | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

Ò My two favorite places for a luxurious meal are the Canyons Steakhouse at Bighorn and La Spiga. I enjoy both for the quality of their food and the ambiance. Living in the desert, I prefer dining outside, and both venues have fabulous outdoor environments. I live in Italy about four months a year—La Spiga gets it right. The food is authentic, and it is my home away from home.


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Home Is Where the Art Is Louis Grachos Has Fresh Eyes on the Local Art Scene

Palm Springs NAME Louis Grachos JOB TITLE The JoAnn McGrath Executive Director/CEO, Palm Springs Art Museum

3 FAVORITE PUBLIC ART PIECES IN GREATER PALM SPRINGS

RESIDENT OF Palm Springs

1. Jaume Plensa’s Laura sculpture, Palm Desert 2. Jeffrey Gibson’s Alive blade, Palm Springs 3. Donald Judd sculpture, Palm Desert

LOCAL LIVING 8 months

“The amazing architecture of E. Stewart Williams showcases Palm Springs Art Museum as the cultural gathering center for the Greater Palm Springs area.” —Louis Grachos

RUSTIC ROMANCE

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM 101 N Museum Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.322.4800 www.psmuseum.org Photoshoot Location: ISERMANN EXHIBITION PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER 300 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.423.5260 psmuseum.org/visit/psam-a-and-d-center

www.sparrowslodge.com

HEAD DOWN TO PI-TOWN

Ò Another amazing artists’ destination in Greater Palm Springs is Pioneertown in the high desert. Make sure to see the “ghost cabins” created by Rachel Whiteread, a London-based conceptual artist. Her solid concrete structures reveal the negative space of small desert cabins that date from the 1950s. www.visitpalmsprings.com/overview/ play/pioneertown/10325

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ENTER THE FREY

Ò I always take out-of-town visitors to Frey House II. The incredible architecture by Albert Frey and the views of Greater Palm Springs are extraordinary. I love the detail of the hidden pencil sharpener under the drafting desk, which doubles as the dining room table. www.psmuseum.org/visit/frey-house

PARK IT

Ò Another artsy location in Palm Springs is the Parker. The use of bold colors, high-end touches and great service make this an oasis in the desert for visitors and locals. The decor truly captures the oldschool charm of Palm Springs while still presenting as contemporary. www.parkerpalmsprings.com

SIGHTS TO SEE

Ò Three homes famous for their architecture are: Jim Isermann’s all-steel, Donald Wexler-designed home, Dennis and Molly Yares’ Lance O’Donnell-designed home and Linda Usher and Malcolm Lambe’s Larry Booth-designed home. All three are architectural masterpieces!

Photographed By: Nathan Cox | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

Ò One of the artsiest spots in Palm Springs is the Sparrows Lodge. Incredible artwork and decor inside and out make this hotel a must-see in Palm Springs. The tranquil, rustic, cabin-like design is mixed with contemporary touches, such as period furniture and cement floors. The openended barn centerpiece is a great place to gather for happy hour.


native knowledge

Treasure Map The Owners of Towne Palm Springs Share Their Favorite Hidden Gems

Palm Springs NAMES Brandon Hoskins and Stephen Wilson JOB TITLES Owners, Towne Palm Springs

3 FAVORITE ITEMS FROM TOWNE PALM SPRINGS

RESIDENTS OF Palm Springs

1. Vintage carved wooden or ceramic heads 2. Unique vintage chairs 3. Lamps

LOCAL LIVING 12 years

THINK PINK

Towne is in The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five, a design collective of 14 boutiques in a 1955 E. Stewart Williams-designed building. The Shops are always evolving...we love the exchange of ideas and the collaborative creative experience while working with our fellow shop owners.

“Towne Palm Springs is seven years old, and we are flattered by the repeat business we receive from our clients. Our business relationships turn into friendships.”

HEDGE YOUR BETS

Ò Hedge Palm Springs is tucked away in an industrial area of Cathedral City— it’s not a place you would just stumble across. We send people to their gallery to see an incredible collection of vintage furniture and contemporary art. The owners, Charles and Thomas, manage to find the most unusual pieces, not to mention they are super fun! Local tip: they serve a delicious espresso while you wander around their shop.

—Brandon Hoskins

www.hedgepalmsprings.com

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Ò Counter Reformation is definitely a locals’ hangout—even people staying at The Parker might not discover it! It’s a bar tucked under the hotel that has great small plates and a well-thoughtout selection of wines. We like the cabernet short rib with a poached egg and crispy kale sprouts. Don’t forget to check out the real confessional. www.parkerpalmsprings.com

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MARK OUR WORDS

Ò On the Mark is in a new location with an expanded store. It’s really the only gourmet market in Palm Springs with a curated selection of wines, artisan cheese, small-batch oils and condiments that make it a shop we can’t get enough of. Bring home a jar of pickled asparagus, and don’t leave without trying a veggie sandwich. www.onthemarkpalmsprings.com

SPIN SOME TIME HERE

Ò Windmill Market makes the most delicious date shake—hands down the best in town. It’s the only place we know of that sells Barhi dates. They taste like caramel candy, and you can’t have just one! Visit on the way home from a hike in Joshua Tree—it’s a great way to get a close look at the windmills on the way there. 760.251.4489

HEADS UP

Ò We have purchased quite a few things at Lindy, including some amazing art, but our favorite—by far—is a handsome vintage brass skull. Everyone that comes to our home comments on it. Her inventory is constantly changing, so there’s always something new to see. www.lindycalifornia.com

Photographed By: Nathan Cox | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

TOWNE PALM SPRINGS The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five 1345 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.464.0480 www.towneps.com


starter pack: generation z

The Gen Z-er You were born between 1997-2017.

“Is mayonnaise an instrument?” —Patrick Star, “SpongeBob SquarePants”

You will do anything to keep your Snapchat streak.

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Something you always carry with you: Hydro Flask “Saturdays are for the boys,” as you like to say. Which really means you bought a 12 pack of Truly Hard Seltzers to sip on.

You’d rather be: Playing Fortnite

Breakfast, lunch, dinner—anytime is burrito time.

Somewhere in your room you still have your shark tooth puka shell necklace.

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You enjoy long romantic walks to 7-Eleven for a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

You used to annoy your teachers by playing with your Tech Deck.

1. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott 2. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X 3. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish


starter pack: millennial

The Millennial

“You go, Glen Coco!” —Damian Leigh, Mean Girls

You were born between 1981-1996.

You love being healthy...with a Tura Alcoholic Kombucha.

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Before you were addicted to your phone, you couldn’t get enough of playing with your: Tamagotchi

Monday morning drink of choice: Matcha latte with oat milk

Frequently caught: Ordering food from Postmates (because why leave your house?)

On a Friday night, you’re with a group of friends playing Cards Against Humanity.

You’ll always find an excuse to pay $10 for avocado toast…but only if it has lemon pepper.

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You’ll never get rid of your Juicy Couture Sweatsuit because you’re secretly hoping it comes back in style.

Adulting is hard, you can’t get through the day without snacking on Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies.

1. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani 2. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 3. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers


starter pack: gen x

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”—Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Gen X-er

For you, no trip to the gas station is complete without grabbing a Hostess Cupcake.

You were born between 1965-1980.

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

You can still fit into your high school letterman’s jacket...sort of.

You don’t need to see a fancy cocktail menu—you’ll have a classic Corona with lime.

Facebook was invented for sharing your political views...right?

If it’s a degree over 75, you’ll crack open an ice-cold CocaCola and a smile.

Still sitting in a box in your garage: First concert ticket

The only all-nighters you ever pulled were when you were on your Atari 2600 trying to beat your brother’s high score in Pac-Man.

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In-N-Out will forever be the best burger and shake, and you still go through the drive-thru once a week.

1. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses 2. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson 3. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi


starter pack: baby boomer

The Baby Boomer

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”—Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate Your wedding dress is hanging in your closet, perfectly preserved and waiting for your granddaughter’s special day.

You were born between 1944-1964.

WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

You’d be absolutely lost without: Your phone’s News App.

You and your Scottie dog game piece ruled the board on Monopoly nights.

The classic ice cream sandwich— still good, but it tasted better when it was 5¢. Whatever happened to that white wine and hard-boiled egg diet?

What alarm clock? All you need is the smell of your Folgers Coffee.

You still have that framed picture of your favorite Hollywood Heartthrob from your teen years—is that a lipstick mark we see?

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Watching “I Love Lucy” just wasn’t complete without your TV dinner.

1. “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones 2. “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley 3. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles


Man of Action Clive Standen Discusses Perfection, Fatherhood and Modern Masculinity

Written By: Jordan Nishkian /// Photographed By: Tae Kwon Styled By: Neil Cohen ///Groomed By: Aiprll Patino

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“I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal.” -Clive Standen

CLIVE STANDEN @clivestanden Photoshoot Location: THE DESERT YACHT CLUB Yucca Valley, CA @desertyachtclub SHIRT PROVIDED BY: Towne Palm Springs, Allview www.towneps.com JACKET PROVIDED BY: Towne Palm Springs www.towneps.com SWEATER & PANTS PROVIDED BY: Eleventy www.eleventymilano.it/en SHOES PROVIDED BY: Michael Bastian www.michaelbastiannyc.com HAT PROVIDED BY: Gladys Tamez Millinery www.gladystamez.com SUNGLASSES PROVIDED BY: l.a.Eyeworks www.laeyeworks.com NECKLACE PROVIDED BY: John Hardy www.johnhardy.com

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“I didn’t want to be a historian; I wanted to be an actor.” -Clive Standen

SHIRT PROVIDED BY: Towne Palm Springs, MACKEENE www.towneps.com PANTS PROVIDED BY: 7 For All Mankind www.7forallmankind.com

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On the surface, Clive Standen is what you’d picture as the definition of manliness. He’s played warriors, is an athletic champion and does his own stunts. Get to know him a little better and you’ll find that beyond the biceps and the beard is a caring father of three, an ambassador for marine life and someone who loves singing along to Mumford & Sons. In other words, Standen represents less of what it means to be a “man’s man” and more of what it means to be a man of the modern age.

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“There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion.” -Clive Standen

SWEATER PROVIDED BY: Scotch & Soda www.scotch-soda.com PANTS PROVIDED BY: 7 For All Mankind www.7forallmankind.com SNEAKERS PROVIDED BY: Eleventy www.eleventymilano.it/en

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Already very active with Muay Thai boxing and professional stunt training, Standen’s acting career began in his teens, which was around the time his mother had decided to go back to school so she could teach drama therapy to children with Down Syndrome. “I was 16 and very impressionable...and I really looked up to my mum and all the [21-year-old drama students] she was working with,” he says before cracking a smile. “At the same time, there was also a girl I really liked...and that’s where it started.”

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With the support of a mother and teachers who believed in him, Standen decided to take the idea of acting professionally more seriously. “I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal,” he explains. From there, he decided to take classes to further his education on the subject but was disappointed by the amount of armchair knowledge the courses required. “I couldn’t just do theater, which was frustrating to me at the age of 16. I was like, ‘Why isn’t there a course that is practical to being an actor?’” Standen recalls. “A lot of the courses were all theory...and I had already read all the books that were on the syllabus. So I did a year of theater studies and [then] dropped out—I didn’t want to be a historian, I wanted to be an actor.” Standen found his place in performing arts courses, which not only allowed him to practice his craft, but it also let him explore the more physical side to performing, and this is where he was able to tie in his knack for athletic training. “It all came in handy for the stunts I do now!” he says. “I’m a little insane and crazy and a bit of a lunatic when it comes to stunts.” Needless to say, the combination of his acting and physical training fared well for him in his career. Best known for his role as Rollo in “Vikings” and Bryan Mills in the “Taken” TV series, Standen’s acting career has taken him around the world, through ancient and modern times alike. When he wasn’t sword fighting in Camelot or throwing axes in Kattegat, he was pulling off a heist in Rhode Island or getting hit by a car (then stealing said car). “It’s simply not true that you just walk into jobs,” Standen explains. “Usually you get cast for what your strength is. I’m a very physical actor; I have a very physical presence, and I got into acting to play numerous different characters—and characters that were far removed from myself.” “I don’t actually like playing onto type,” he continues. “But usually, that one audition you get right at the beginning of your career is the one where people go, ‘I can just see him playing that role!’ I think I was thrown into the historical epics, the dramas that are more physical, and now I can branch out.” His roles have all been very different characters to play, but there is something Standen loves about each of them: they are flawed. “I don’t think anyone’s perfect,” he says. “There’s something I hold on to and think about quite a lot: in Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Fight Club’ (the book), the first time the main character sees Tyler Durden is on the beach, and he’s getting driftwood and shoving it in the sand…” The passage Standen’s referring to continues: “What Tyler had created was the shadow of a giant hand. Only now the fingers were Nosferatu-long and the thumb was too short, but he said how at exactly four-thirty the hand was perfect. The giant shadow hand was perfect for one minute, and for one perfect minute Tyler had sat in the palm of a perfection he’d created himself.” (Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club). “The point of that scene in the book is all you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed,” Standen explains, “and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.”

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Extracurricular Activities When he’s not working, Standen is an acting ambassador for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

He’s Got the Beat “I did a lot of contemporary dance training,” Standen shares, “and I think it actually helps with the choreography of fighting and the sword play—you pick up the moves and your movement ability is so much better.”

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Parental Guidance “We have this little game around the dinner table now where I go, ‘Say one good thing about your day and one bad thing about your day,’” says Standen, “and none of the other kids or anyone around are allowed to question that bad thing… It’s about being readily available to communicate your feelings with the people you love.”

Location, Location, Location Some of Standen’s favorite filming locations have been in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland and Tybee Island in Georgia.

Nice Handiwork Standen is a former international Muay Thai boxer, a fencing gold medalist and is ambidextrous with a sword.

Standen never shies away from his characters’ flaws. Instead, he embraces them, letting those imperfections add texture and humanity to the roles. Aside from being flawed, the roles throughout his career have all tended to be rough around the edges. Whether he’s played the honorable knight, the battlehungry viking or the vengeful ex-CIA operative, they can categorically be called men of violence. However, Standen’s most recent role of Anthony Lavelle in “Council of Dads” is a change of pace.

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“There seems to be a big thing about toxic masculinity,” Standen says. “There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion. And I wanted Anthony to be a hugger, a kisser. He’d hold his heart on his sleeve: when he’s angry, he’s angry; when he’s emotional, he’s emotional, you know?” Over the past few years, the term “toxic masculinity” has become an undeniable buzzword. The term not only challenges how our society sees men, but how our society shapes these men as well. It’s an idea that’s been around since the ‘80s, and it’s just now catching on in the mainstream. While the current rhetoric may seem like it’s mostly focused on calling out men for being

predatory or too aggressive, the term was originally created to question why our society raises our boys to feel shame for emotional expression, to utilize violence as an indicator of power and to be overtly self-reliant, among other points. While his warrior-type roles haven’t necessarily been poster boys for today’s idea of healthy masculinity (presumably due to the time periods the stories are based in), Standen has attempted to bring a more relevant portrayal of modern masculinity to his present-day characters. But not everyone has been on board with it. “I did have some time on ‘Taken’ [during] a very emotional scene...the scene felt very much like the scene in Se7en with Brad Pitt yelling, ‘What’s in the box? What’s in the box?’” Standen shares. “And I played the scene really emotionally—I had tears in my eyes— and the director came up to me and went, ‘Can we do another take? But can you stop the tears, because tough guys don’t cry.’” Despite this note, Standen felt strongly about this scene and continued to deliver an emotional performance, but by the time production was finished, each one of Standen’s tears had been edited out.

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“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” -Clive Standen

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In a stark contrast, Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, the producers of “Council of Dads,” were seeking the opposite from their actors. “One of the reasons I signed on [to ‘Council of Dads’] was Tony Phelan saying, ‘Let’s just stamp out this toxic masculinity,’” Standen says. “And I told him that story, and he said, ‘Well, you’re not going to get that from me.’”

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The NBC show, which aired this past March, follows the Perrys, a family that has just lost father and husband Scott Perry to cancer. In his remaining months, Scott had created a Council of Dads to help take care of his five children after he’s gone— from driving lessons to words of wisdom. “It’s been really great to play a character that’s emotionally ready,” says Standen. “There’s a lot of violence and gratuity in the world right now... and ‘Council of Dads’ has a really positive message, and it’s full of joy...and optimism about moving on, and finding humor through grief, and it’s about who shows up. It really mirrors the modern family today, I think.” Aside from its relevance, one reason Standen believes the show will resonate well with its audience is because he has seen the parallels between the story and his own reallife experiences firsthand. “‘Council of Dads’ works on so many levels, but what’s interesting to me, especially with my character, is the role of a father in our society,” Standen explains. “My dad left when I was eight years old, and I haven’t seen him since. I had an amazing man who stepped in and took over that role, and I don’t like calling my stepdad my stepfather—he’s my dad. Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” “‘Council of Dads’ is about a man who dies of cancer...but it doesn’t have to be about death; there are lots of families out there where dads just walk out, they leave or they’re away on business for very long periods of time,” Standen continues. “So on one hand, it’s about the role of single moms and how hard they work, but it’s also about how important the role of a father figure is.” On-screen, Anthony Lavelle is a man without a family, whose superpower would be “the ability to talk to children on their level.” Standen describes his character as the “cool uncle” that kids can trust and talk to, but he’s still able to fill in as the strong male role model. “But what’s interesting is that he’s never had anyone love him,” Standen shares, “and he needs this family as much as they need him.” Another way that Anthony paralleled reality is that Standen plays the best friend of a man battling cancer, a role he has played in real life. “My best friend—best man at my wedding, best friend I have in my whole life—was diagnosed with cancer, and he was very, very ill,” Standen says. When he originally met with Rater and Phelan, who wanted him for the part of Anthony, Standen pitched himself to play the role of Scott Perry, who dies in the first episode. “I start crying in my interview with them, going ‘I’m not sure I can play this role because my best friend is dying of cancer, and I don’t want to be the guy on TV playing the best friend.’ And they said, ‘Well, maybe this is why you need to play this character.’” This is a man who has fallen backwards off a three-story-high wall (on purpose), but the role of Anthony daunted him on a much deeper level. “Most of the roles I’ve played in my career have been far removed from me,” he explains. “It’s very hard for me to go, ‘This is me. I’m playing myself.’” But Standen remembered advice he had received in drama class: if you’re scared of a role, you should play it. Fortunately, Standen’s friend is now in remission. “He’s a lot better now,” he says, “but it was terrifying at the time.” Standen’s hope for ‘Council of Dads’ is that it sparks real-time conversations within families and creates a platform where difficult, but important subjects can be broached. He believes that an open line of communication is key—not only to strong, inclusive families, but to raising the next generation as well. “It’s about communicating. There’s a lot of anxiety and depression and things that people are ashamed to talk about, and I think it’s important to vent by talking,” Standen notes. “And again [it comes back] to who shows up...about loving yourself and living in the moment,” he says with a grin. “All you can expect from perfection is a moment—so live that moment!” LOCALE MAGAZINE 47


“All you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed, and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.” -Clive Standen

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Shoppe Guide

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Shop, in the Name of Love Look Good, Feel Good—This Is the Only Greater Palm Springs Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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Look SHOP Good, NOW Feel Good— This Is the Only Greater Palm Springs Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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> There’s something so exhilarating about embarking on a shopping spree. Whether you’re “just browsing” or on a mission to find the perfect gift or gadget, there is an abundance of creatives, collectors and stylists that are eager to make your outing an amazing adventure. But before you whip out your credit card and head to the nearest shopping mall, thumb through our A-Z Shoppe Guide, featuring everything from the best of beauty and custom ceramics to spring swimwear and today’s top tech.

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There’s Nothing Like Handmade

• Woodworker • Woodworking for: 1.5 Years

Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger

“I love the design process. Placing and replacing different designs until I’m happy with the final pattern takes hours and is so much fun. My absolute favorite part, though, is adding finish to the final product and seeing all of the grain come to life beneath the different finishes. My Patriarchy Portrait illustration and my Sunburst Mosaic are my favorites—I never tire of looking at them.”

“For us, making things provides a break from our hectic world. It’s an opportunity to unplug and truly enjoy the process— not just the end result. That’s what we’re really into; it’s not just going through the motions of making something, it’s experiencing each step of the process, both as an effort to improve your skills and to just zone out.”

Kalah Bernardo

Woodn’t You Like to Know

P.F. CANDLE CO. www.pfcandleco.com @pfcandleco

Coachella Valley

No Place Like the Present Santa Ana

Culver City

Oceanside

Los Angeles

Knotting Much

Rachel Breuklander • Fiber Artist, Owner of The Lark’s Head • Fiber Artist for: 3 Years

“Creating an intricate wall hanging often starts at my sketchbook. Once I have a design, I spend hours or days just tying knots. Finally, I meticulously trim until each piece is complete. My favorite part is stepping back to see the piece right before the final trim. I love seeing how a sketch can evolve into something completely new as I progress.”

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THE LARK’S HEAD www.thelarksheadshop.com @thelarksheadshop

Gusta MUCHO

Sofia Enriquez • Artist • Artist for: 10 Years

“One of my favorite moments was displaying my summer MUCHO collection as a performance piece with several models that interacted with my large-scale art installation of six paisley sculptures at Coachella 2019. It’s surreal to see my work living outside of my studio, [not to mention] outside of my head. Seeing my work outside for people to experience is incredibly motivating.”

SOFIA ENRIQUEZ www.sofiaenriquez.com @sofiaenriquez

Photos - Ash + Iron: Kalah Bernando & Brandon Bernardo | The Lark’s Head: Chelsea Maras Photography & Rachel Breuklander | P.F. Candle Co.: Grant Puckett | Sofia Enriquez: Ed Zabel & Jane Chouteau

ASH + IRON www.ashandironco.com @ashandiron

• Co-owner and CEO; Co-owner and COO, P.F. Candle Co. • Candlemakers for: 13 and 7 Years


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Kelly Keane McCullough

A.J. Woodruff

“Seek inspiration, visualize, sketch ideas, convert sketches to designs, communicate designs to weavers, await the magic. [The best parts of designing are] experimenting with colorways and shapes, awaiting the final product and unveiling what a drawn design becomes as a woven piece of art. Creativity is the manifestation of my thoughts and vision into reality—it is my freedom.”

“I work a little backwards. I create an item first, and from that item I formulate a mood and story. Production... is almost always challenging and oftentimes painful but a necessary evil. It looks a lot like Band-Aids and broken nails—I’ve worked with my hands for years now, which basically means never having a decent manicure, but it comes with the territory.”

• Owner and Designer, Tribe + True • Curating Artisan Goods for: 5 Years

TRIBE + TRUE www.tribetrue.com @tribeandtrue

Trust the Process

• Designer and Owner, Respect the Chief • Designer for: 10 Years in Fashion, 4 Years in Jewelry

RESPECT THE CHIEF www.respectthechief.com @respectthechief

Tool and Nail San Diego

Los Angeles

Photos - Tribe + True | Made Solid: Charlie Chipman | Respect the Chief: Laura Perkins | Cage & Lantern: Kambria Fischer

Costa Mesa

Palm Springs

Hide and Seek

Peter Maxwell

• Owner and Designer, Made Solid • Leatherworker for: 40 Years

“[I love] finding unexpected elements in the character of a hide and using those in our pieces. The life is in the use of my work— the patina, after years of love—so seeing anything that has transformed from light leather to a deep dark creates an instant connection for me. Everyone that uses Made Solid anything is a friend.”

MADE SOLID www.madesolidinla.com @madesolidinla

Sew It Goes

Teddy and Marissa Kovach

• Creators and Designers, Cage & Lantern • Artisans for: 7 Years

CAGE & LANTERN www.cageandlantern.com @cageandlantern

“It’s fun to start with a product idea and piece it all together. I personally love making our baby shoes, which were one of the first products I designed, and because all of my children have worn them. Teddy, on the other hand, is excellent with hand stitching, so he loves making wallets, briefcases and basically anything that requires hand stitching.”

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Liquid Eyeliner $9.99 HONEST BEAUTY www.honest.com

Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm $14

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BITE BEAUTY www.bitebeauty.com

Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder $30

BENEFIT COSMETICS benefitcosmetics.com

4 FENTY BEAUTY www.fentybeauty.com

5 Holographic Stick $20 MILK MAKEUP www.milkmakeup.com

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Boy Brow $16

GLOSSIER www.glossier.com

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The “no-makeup makeup” trend is still in full force, and we have the iconic beauty products to create the look. One swipe of Glossier’s Boy Brow creates super full and feathery brows. Fake false lashes with Fenty’s Full Frontal Mascara that delivers with volume, and add a pop of pink to your cheeks with Benefit’s Dandelion Blush. These one-swipe products are meant for easy application and long-lasting wear for a fresh face of no-makeup makeup. 56 LOCALE MAGAZINE

7 Diamond Sharts Liquid Eyeshadow $9 KIMCHI CHIC BEAUTY www.kimchichicbeauty.com

Product Photos - KimChi: Natasha Nielsen | Glossier: Colin Voigt | Benefit Cosmetics | BITE Beauty | Milk Makeup | Honest Beauty | Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

Full Frontal Volume Lift & Curl Mascara $24


Stein $45

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Lumpy Vase $50

Sm Raw Planter $45

Feminine Flair Creative Creations

Orange County

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COSTA MESA CERAMICS www.costamesaceramics.com

REX DESIGN CO. www.rexdesign.co

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Handmade and created with love, these local ceramic pieces are sure to brighten up your space. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, earth and adventures, these creations are made to serve a purpose in your home, at the office or even on the go.

Tall Muse Vase by Sara Winkle $70 PRELUDE & DAWN Los Angeles www.preludeanddawn.com

It’s the Little Things

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI

Global Goods

Los Angeles

Dip and Drip Mugs $32 SHOP ISIKO San Diego shopisiko.com

San Diego

Earth Tones

Marble Lidded Vessel I $70 ALYSSA M JULIAN www.alyssamjulian.com

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Taste of Minimalism

Palo Santo Burner $40

ONE BRIGHT MORNING www.onebrightmorning.com

Blue Ocean Black Sand Ceramic Cup $30

DUST CERAMICS Greater Palm Springs www.etsy.com/shop/dustceramics

Photos - Costa Mesa Ceramics: Jach McKeown | Rex Design Co.: Catherine Rex | Alyssa M Julian | Prelude & Dawn: Sara Winkle | Dust Ceramics: Artur Tarkowski | One Bright Morning: Colin Voigt | Shop Isiko

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Painted Faces Travel Mugs $50


FESTIVAL READY

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Then and Now: How to Take Your Tresses from Throwback to Trendy

Angeline Hayling

Find Your Perfect Outfit at This Local Boutique

Co-Founder, Island Tribe

Then: Pompadour

Grunge Waves

Circa: 1950 Worn by: Elvis Presley Get the Look With: Matte Pomade

Circa: 1990 Worn by: Drew Barrymore Get the Look With: Texturizing Surfspray

Palm Springs

> Prepping for a festival isn’t a task—it’s an art form. Luckily, elizabeth&prince has all the trendy looks you could ever need to get ready. “Our spring buy is always curated with the festival in mind—not in a contrived way, but in a way that feels more authentic and timeless,” Madison Hagey explains. “We offer so many ways to create a look that suits your individual approach to festival style.”

Now: Fade Circa: 2020 Worn by: Cristiano Ronaldo Get the Look With: Classic Pomade

Slicked-Back Ponytail Circa: 2020 Worn by: Zendaya Get the Look With: Light Pomade

D Written By: Jordan Nishkian | Photography Provided By: BYRD Hairdo Products

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CO-FRIENDLY Island Tribe’s Lovely Designs Are Ecologically and Socially Conscious

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For women who want to support efforts to preserve the environment as well as the empowerment of women entrepreneurs internationally—and look magnificent while doing it—Island Tribe’s stunning clothing designs are for you. Based in the Palm Springs area, co-founders Angeline Hayling and OD Odero design exquisite creations produced primarily in Bali, India and Tulum, Mexico, as well as Los Angeles.

ISLAND TRIBE www.islandtribeusa.com @islandtribe_ WRITTEN BY: REX LEE SEARCEY PHOTOS BY: ZAVIER DE’ANGELO & NOMADIC ODERO

Madison Hagey

Manager/Buyer, elizabeth&prince

The company uses natural, environmentally sustainable materials, such as bamboo, silk, organic cotton and vegan leather. Future materials may include hemp and agave. Hayling describes the overall theme as “feminine, effortless—that whole California ease with a Bohemian touch to it. We want to be known as being conscious of the environment, holistic living

and spirituality.” Odero describes the neutral white and soft, natural colors as “desert-esque and beachy,” reflecting the purity and spirituality of nature. They carry ready-to-wear selections for the everyday lifestyle. “Our signature piece is the kaftan,” says Hayling. “It’s very free-flowing and easy to wear, so many of our customers bring it when they travel. It’s very flattering to many body types.” They also offer pieces specifically designed for the individual, tailored to their measurements and perfect for special occasions like weddings or red carpet events. For the women who make the clothing, Hayling says, “It’s all about fair trade: making sure we’re paying a living wage, providing comfortable conditions with time off as needed.” For customers, the company offers retreats, yoga and community initiative activities.

1. “You will almost always catch me in a hat since I view hats as an extension of my personality. Janessa Leoné hats are the perfect accessory to edge up an outfit with the bonus of protection from the sun.” 2. “These effortlessly cool LOVE Binetti sundresses are colorful, flowy and playful, making it easy to switch from poolside to festival grounds.” 3. “The key to getting from stage to stage is a comfortable shoe. I love these Golden Goose Sneakers because they are an elevated take on the classics that work with dresses, skirts or cutoff shorts.” 4. “A jumpsuit, like the OVERLOVER jumpsuit, is like a blank canvas that allows you to style it in any direction: bold or simple. Keep it fresh by adding statement earrings from Robin Mollicone or a bandana from Ozma.” 5. “In a festival setting, it’s important to be able to transition from a hot day to a cool night. A La Prestic Ouiston duster gives you the versatility you need and is the best way to add that eye-catching finish.”

WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: ELIZABETH&PRINCE

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ADGETS + GIZMOS These Toys Are Every Techie’s Dream

> Technology is everywhere. It’s a part of our morning routines, our daily commutes, our workdays and our days off. It’s a part of how we cook, how we clean and how we keep ourselves entertained. Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences—but for some, the tech world has lost its luster. Don’t worry though; these eight products may sound like they’re just for kicks and gigabytes, but we think your love for gadgets and gizmos is about to feel fully charged.

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Stagg EKG Electric Kettle $149

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For the home chef with a 9-5 who’s tired of the slow cooker:

Joule Sous Vide $210

For the memorymaker whose phone storage is packed with photos:

The Polaroid Lab $129.99

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2400 Lux Video Projector $69.99

For the good listener who has a playlist for every occasion:

For the on-the-go professional who can make any place a workspace:

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For that person who’s always losing their keys (you know who you are):

BK03 Bluetooth Portable Keyboard $36.99

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case $11.99

XY Find It $39.99

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For that smiley someone who’s always keepin’ it fresh:

Electric Toothbrush - $40

1. FELLOW PRODUCTS www.fellowproducts.com 2. TONTION www.amazon.com 3. XY FIND IT www.xyfindit.com 4. QUIP www.getquip.com 5 POLAROID www.polaroid.com 6. BREVILLE www.breville.com 7. ICLEVER www.iclever.com 8. ELAGO www.elago.com WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN 60 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Photos - Tontion Lux Video Projector and iClever Keyboard: Colin Grey Voigt | Elago | XY Find It: XY The Persistant Company | Breville | quip | Stagg EKG Electric Kettle: Fellow Products | Polaroid

For the cinephile who always wants their favorite flicks onhand:

“Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences…”

For the barista who’s more DIY than goand-buy:


OLISTIC Snakeroot Apothecary Promotes Well-Being Through Potions and Potables WRITTEN BY: JULIETTE ARIN PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: SNAKEROOT APOTHECARY

NSIDE Semihandmade Is Making Makeovers Affordable WRITTEN BY: JULIETTE ARIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY: BETHANY NAUERT

> Bring your design dreams to fruition with the help of Semihandmade, an exciting and brilliant concept in remodeling. Take your cabinets to the next level with custom door fronts, and watch your unique vision come to life.

SNAKEROOT APOTHECARY snakerootapothecary.com @snakerootapothecary

> Named after a plant used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, Snakeroot Apothecary was developed by clinical herbalist Rachel Burgos. Her passion for holistic healing resonates in every elixir, from cultivation to imbibition.

MISSION

PRICE POINT

> Always organic and sustainable, Burgos’ ingredients are either grown by Snakeroot Apothecary or sourced through local farms with integrity and notable practices, including second-chance hiring.

> Products range from $20 to $27; they are available at Urban Outfitters and select boutiques in SoCal. The complete line is available online through its website or Etsy shop, SnakerootApothecary.

> Semihandmade produces handcrafted bath, kitchen and media fronts for all Ikea cabinets, in addition to style-centric drawer covers, door handles, shelving and storage solutions.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

> Snakeroot Apothecary’s exquisite elixirs are dedicated to restoring balance, repatterning and overall well-being. And in true holistic order, Burgos also exclusively designs formulas for her clients’ specific needs and goals, based on the individual’s composition and story.

WHY

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

> Formulated to elevate your environment, Good Luck Charm allows you to spritz away the negativity in your world. Also for your arsenal: Chill Vibes, Balance, Protection, Stop Smoking and Venus Direct Aphrodisiac.

MISSION

SEMIHANDMADE 1005 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.363.0006 www.semihandmade.com

> Semihandmade collaborates with wellknown designers for the best products while coordinating a seamless process of designing, creating, shipping and installing. Pro tip: purchase your cabinets from Ikea with their minus-the-doors ordering option.

PRICE POINT

> It’s amazing the difference a simple, clever trick can make! Semihandmade will create a fresh new look for your kitchen with quality cabinet door fronts at a fraction of traditional remodeling costs.

WHY

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EWELRY

Sparkle and Shine With Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers > Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers, established in 1947, continues its family heritage as purveyors of the finest jewelry and timepieces, curating collections that include luxury brands from Messika to TAG Heuer.

MISSION

> Proudly and exclusively brick and mortar, Leeds & Son formulates a premier shopping experience with impeccable hospitality from its multilingual staff and experts in every field, including GIA certified Graduate Gemologists and a Certified Master Watchmaker.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

LEEDS & SON FINE JEWELERS 73670 El Paseo Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.568.5266 www.leedsandson.com WRITTEN BY: JULIETTE ARIN 62 LOCALE MAGAZINE

> The shop offers a wide variety of brilliant diamonds, including extremely rare varieties in a spectrum of colors, and it’s one of few jewelers granted an Official Jeweler status for Patek Philippe and Rolex.

PRICE POINT

> From delicate to bold, traditional to contemporary, Leeds & Son offers the finest jewelry and timepieces based on quality and craftsmanship for all price ranges—anywhere from three figures to “sky’s the limit.”

WHY

> Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers brings your defined dreams to life with custom-designed jewelry or modifications by utilizing digital technology. The shop always secures and recommends GIA certification for all diamonds over one carat, and the jewelry always fits flawlessly.


These 6 Products From JadaBug’s Kids Boutique Should Be on Every Parent’s

Heidi McArthur

Owner, JadaBug’s Kids Boutique

> For Owner Heidi McArthur, JadaBug’s Kids Boutique is more than a store, it’s a place where new parents, baby-showershoppers and grandparents can come together for practical purchases, beautiful gifts and incredible service. “I really love my store because it’s becoming a hub,” McArthur says. “I like the community aspect of my store—my heart is full because of the community support.” 1. “SweeTooth Baby Teether is an ice cream cone-shaped teether. They smell like vanilla, and kids love them! Plus they’re made in the US. It’s one of my top selling items.” 2. “Stroller fans are perfect for our climate. Not only do they have three different speeds and a flashlight, but they also charge your phone/tablet.” 3. “The Noggle takes your air conditioning directly to the back of the car. It’s good for when your car doesn’t have vents in the backseat, or when your child is in a rear-facing car seat.”

ANVIN & LUXURY

KIDDOS

Mitchel Karp Dresses the People of Palm Springs to the Nines

4. “UnbuckleMe makes it easy to unbuckle a car seat. It’s perfect for people with long nails or grandmas who don’t have the strength in their thumbs.”

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6. “We sell indestructible children’s books that won’t tear or rip, even in the washing machine. They’re rip-proof, chew-proof, non-toxic and washable!”

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Mitchel Karp

Owner, Mitchells Palm Springs

Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Loris Azzaro, Pucci and Lanvin are just a few of the top designer names you’ll find at Mitchells Palm Springs. “We sell clothing from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and the ‘90s, along with some contemporary resale pieces,” explains owner Mitchel Karp. He also carries designer eyewear, including sunglasses by Ted Lapidus. His store has a very 1970s, “Studio 54” feel. “I carry a lot of jeweled garments and deep, plunging necklines. My store is about being sexy.”

5. “Clek Inc. car seats are designed by an engineer who used to work for Mercedes, so it has the same anticrumple technology as a Mercedes.”

JADABUG’S KIDS BOUTIQUE 78377 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.347.7406 www.jadabugs.com

Palm Springs

MITCHELLS PALM SPRINGS 106 S Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.864.1515 www.mitchellsps.com

Karp went to college in Boston and became the fashion coordinator for Bloomingdale’s in the early ‘80s. “This gave me a lesson in finery,” he says. When he lived in both Palm Springs and Los Angeles, he decided to open a store he could call his own.

“Who knew that it would take off the way it has?” he enthuses. Karp is also very philanthropic, as he puts on a big fashion show every year during Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Ticket sales benefit Temple Isaiah. Mitchells is located in Palm Springs, but the store attracts customers from all over the country who are all different shapes and sizes. Many of his customers share photos of themselves on Instagram while wearing clothing from the store. He beams, “Knowing that people fall in love with their clothes makes me happy.” He adds that people can wear vintage pieces with newer garments, and his prices range from $95 to $5,000. “I have a little something for everybody!” WRITTEN BY: LYNNE EODICE PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NATHAN COX LOCALE MAGAZINE 63


shoppe /// guide Dual Sided Hat Bailey Hats $150 > “I’ve collected Bailey Hats over the years, and this one is my favorite in particular. It’s totally season-less, but a straw hat really is ideal anywhere that is nearly tropical and sunny everyday.”

Tommy Lei

Crossbody Belt Bag Fendi $1,490 > “I’ve been repping Fendi [since] I first started investing in luxury goods in my wardrobe. It’s an indulgent statement that is both functional and timeless.”

Styleteller, Consultant, Heart Whisperer, Real Estate Dabbler, Home Staging Enthusiast

Halyard Hans Wegner-inspired Lounge Chair Rove Concept $1,999 > “This Rove Concepts lounge chair is a remarkable replica of the Hans Wegner original. It’s also super comfy to boot.”

Stagg EKG Kettle Fellow $169 > “This kettle allows you to control the temperature of the water to the degree. Perfect for coffee pour-overs or a specific tea brew when you’re in need of a pick me up.”

Isamu Noguchi Table Herman Miller via Design Within Reach $1,995 > “A Noguchi table has been high on my wish list for my first real home for a long time. It’s an iconic table that comes with a swivel wooden base that looks good at any angle. Smitten!”

TOMMY LEI @mybelonging

Limited-Edition Serigraphs Fong Min Liao $500 per print (although a commission will start at $3,000 and up)  > “My dear friend, Fong Min Liao, is a homegrown artist whose body of work stems from the heart and nothing more. I’ve loved her take on organic forms and how they relate to selfgrowth (and identity).” 64 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Y STYLE From Home Decor to Fashion, Tommy Lei Is the Epitome of Chic and Sophisticated Tommy Lei—the creator, founder and mind behind MYBELONGING— knows a thing or two about style. “The art of merging style and personal identity through a visual dialogue about high fashion and lifestyle,” is what Lei calls Styletelling. Working with brands such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Audi, Lei has made his mark in the creative and fashion worlds.

Camp-Collar Crinkled-Cotton Shirt COS $89 > “I have a tendency to live in basics that I can dress up or down depending on the weather or occasion. COS makes pieces that are livable, breathable and accessible—like this shirt!”  WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MATT MISISCO


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WELL SPA AT MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA

La Quinta

MUST-TRY TREATMENTS Ocean Prelude THE SPA AT TERRANEA Rancho Palos Verde www.terranea.com

Caviar Lifting and Firming Facial

LA PRAIRIE SPA AT WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com

Himalayan Salt Stone

WELL SPA AT MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA Indian Wells www.miramonteresort.com

EW YOU

Happy Couple

WHISPERS SPA AT LA SERENA VILLAS Palm Springs www.laserenavillas.com

Let Spa La Quinta Prep You for the Best Day Ever

California Citrus Scrub

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The La Quinta Resort & Club embodies desert luxury—being home to 41 pools, yoga retreats, famous golf courses and a worldclass spa. The resort’s signature massage now incorporates a grounding ritual that promotes a meditative state, allowing guests to remain in the present moment. The ritual draws in memorable visuals and aromas with a signature citrus blossom aromatherapy that’s inspired by the resort gardens. “Reconnect, Reenergize or Relax are the blends chosen to customize the experience,” says Director of Spa and Fitness Christina Cabrera. “Our full-body massage is tailored to the individual needs of our guests to provide a true healing experience for the mind, body and soul.” Reconnect involves grounding and earthy essential oils, featuring a curated blend of cedarwood, frankincense and bergamot 66 LOCALE MAGAZINE

THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL Laguna Niguel www.ritzcarlton.com

aromatherapy to help connect with the present physically, spiritually and mentally.

Maximum Indulgence

Energizing and uplifting essential oils are used to re-energize guests. This includes a curated blend of orange, lemon and pink grapefruit aromatherapy to reduce fatigue and increase energy, vitality and focus.

THE SPA AT LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA Dana Point www.marriott.com

Additionally, calming and tranquil essential oils are used for relaxation. “Relaxation features a curated blend of lavender, lemon and ylang-ylang aromatherapy to ease tension and promote pure relaxation and bliss,” Cabrera explains. The new and improved signature massage holds many health benefits that focus on internal wellness. Cabrera says, “It promotes a meditative state, allowing our guests to be in the present moment, calming your mind, improving your mood, releasing tension, soothing sore muscles, improving circulation, balancing vital energies and boosting immunity.”

Herbal Reflexology

THE CENTER FOR WELLBEING AT FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR Del Mar www.fairmont.com/san-diego

SPA LA QUINTA AT LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.4800 www.laquintaresort.com/healthand-fitness/spa-la-quinta

Fire & Ice Signature Body Wrap

WILLOWS HOTEL & SPA AT VIEJAS AT VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT Alpine www.viejas.com/willows-hotel-spaat-viejas


Photos - Vase: Zense Home | Popsicle: Elena Bulatova | Banana Lamp: Seletti | Magnetic Levitation Turntable: Touch of Modern | Chanel Basketball: The RealReal | Bottle: LOUIS XIII COGNAC | Star Wars Cufflinks: Neiman Marcus | D&G Toaster: Dolce & Gabbana

MG I Want It All > There’s cool. And then there’s really cool. And while money doesn’t grow on trees, if it did, we would absolutely spend it on these ridiculously expensive items. From limited edition champagne to magnetic levitation turntables, these products steal the spotlight in the dual categories of outrageous and sensational.

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Banana Lamp Phooey $330

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Vase $195

Magnetic Levitation Turntable $3,599-$3,899

6 Dolce Gabbana x SMEG Sicily I My Love Toaster $650

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The Sweet Life, Yellow/Orange Popsicle $899

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LOUIS XIII Black Pearl AHD $13,000

1. CHANEL www.therealreal.com 2. CUFFLINKS.INC www.neimanmarcus.com 3. ZENSE HOME www.zensehomecollection.com 4. LOVE & AESTHETICS www.loveandaesthetics.com 5. TOUCH OF MODERN www.touchofmodern.com 6. SMEG X DOLCE & GABBANA www.neimanmarcus.com 7. ELENA BULATOVA FINE ART www.elenabulatovafineart.com 8. LOUIS XIII COGNAC www.louisxiii-cognac.com WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER LOCALE MAGAZINE 67


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RINTS + PATTERNS

Palm Springs

Meet Candice Held, Fabric Design Guru

> Candice Held began by designing one-of-a-kind dresses made from recycled vintage scarves in 2001, and soon, celebrities like Beyoncé, Halle Berry and Britney Spears were among her clientele. It was difficult to keep up with the demand when her distribution grew to over 50 boutique accounts here and in Europe. She says, “Working with so many scarf prints and colors while designing my vintage line inspired me to begin designing my own silk scarf and textile prints.” Held and her husband relocated to Palm Springs from Los Angeles in 2013. She says that her designs “are inspired by the California desert and beyond.” Her limited-edition garments and accessories are handmade in California, using imported fabrics and silk scarves printed with her original textile designs. How does she create her products? “I’m always gathering inspiration—from nature to architecture to runway shows to movies and on and on,” Held explains. “When I design a new collection, first I put together a theme and a color palette. Next, I create original studio artwork elements by drawing and painting with gouache and watercolor.” Using those elements, she creates scarf and allover fabric layouts in Photoshop. She then sketches the silhouettes and assigns fabrics to be printed with each design. After that, she drapes, sews and creates patterns. “[My designs] come 100% from me,” she explains, adding that her vision is clear, beginning with the product and advancing to the boutique decor and the editorial campaigns for each collection. 68 LOCALE MAGAZINE

CANDICE HELD 800 N Palm Canyon Dr, Ste H Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.340.0430 www.candiceheld.com WRITTEN BY: LYNNE EODICE PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: CANDICE HELD & JOSE CERVANTES


UARTZ Our Love for This Trendy Stone Is Crystal-Clear > From lighting fixtures to kitchen essentials, this crystalline mineral has found its way into our homes and hearts. Quartz is believed to have a calming and soothing energy that helps promote peaceful sleep, healing and harmony! Here are four products that will get you started on how to incorporate the benefits of this trendy crystal into your everyday life. WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER

REVIVALS Bring Your Style Back to Life

Photos - Q Massage Wand: Colin Voigt | Quartz Rough Lamp: Rock Paradise | Salt & Pepper Shakers: KelsiKitchen | Quartz Serving Board: BHF Home | R Alex Abercrombie

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MISSION > 100% of Revivals profits benefit Desert AIDS Project, a federally qualified healthcare center providing affordable and comprehensive healthcare to individuals regardless of their HIV status. Anyone can get healthcare at DAP.

Quartz Salt & Pepper Shakers $148

WHAT YOU’LL FIND > Shop everything from stylish clothing and accessories for men and women to new furniture, rugs, art and lighting. Plus, the assortment of resale merchandise changes daily at each of the three Revivals locations.

GATHERED HOME www.gatheredhome.com

Quartz Serving Board $64.99 BHF HOME www.bhfhome.com

Quartz Rough Lamp $58 ROCK PARADISE www.rockparadise.com

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> Greater Palm Springs is known for retro fashions and furnishings that fit the easy breezy desert lifestyle. Revivals, with three convenient locations and an ever changing assortment of products, makes shopping fun again while making the world a kinder place.

PRICE POINT > Revivals has reinvented the thrift store experience as the only resale store in the country with its own brand of new furniture and accessories. Mode at Revivals offers a new way to support your community. WHY > Additional colors and fabrics are available for special order. Their custom sofa is available in 85 options and priced at only $499. In-store kiosk is stocked with thousands of items that can be delivered to your home. REVIVALS STORES Cathedral City | Palm Desert Palm Springs www.revivalsstores.com

Massage Wand $14-$28 THE CHAKRA SHACK www.thechakrashack.com

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TYLE LIKE THIS

Dress It up or Dress It Down—Here’s 4 Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket

> Create four looks using the same denim jacket for each look? Challenge accepted! The iconic denim jacket can be dressed up or down for four stylish looks—from running errands, enjoying bottomless mimosas with the crew, celebrating a casual Friday or dolling up for date night.

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LUXE BY IVY Shopluxebyivy.com

Sweat Suit

Jacket

APIECE APART, ALCHEMY WORKS www.alchemyworks.us

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jacket

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jeans

AMUSE SOCIETY, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA Cariuma.com

Shoes

SAM EDELMAN www.samedelman.com

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Running Errands

Date Night

> Create an effortlessly casual look to run your errands in. Dress it down with an on-trend sweatsuit, sneakers, a messy bun and top it off with your go-to denim jacket.

> Feel like your best self in black denim, heels and a fits-in-all-theright-places bustier, topped with your denim jacket for the ultimate date-night fit. Now, the only thing missing is your arm candy!

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WRITTEN BY: LIZ ROMERO

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER

STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM

MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

“When in doubt, wear denim.”

4 Top

3 Hat

LACK OF COLOR, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Dress

FAITHFULL THE BRAND, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

TRÈS BIEN, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Pants

STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA cariuma.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Shoes

BLONDE CLOTHING blondeclothingboutique. com/store

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Sunday Brunch

Casual Friday

> Celebrate Sunday Funday with endless mimosas, your crew and the cutest brunch look. Start with a chic but comfy sundress, sandals, the shadiest hat you can find and hang your denim jacket over your shoulders (or tie it around your waist) for the ultimate ready-to-brunch look.

> Finally! It’s Friday! Show up to the office with the casual Friday look in your vintage band tee, comfy wide-leg pants, sneakers and your vintage denim jacket.

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RENDING Revamp Your Wardrobe With On-Trend Styles From Rancho Relaxo > Rancho Relaxo, located at the Atrium in Rancho Mirage, is the place to go for all things cozy, chic and wonderfully unique. Founded on the principle of creating a space which celebrates craftsmanship and originality, owner Stella Adena believes that style is an outward expression of one’s spirit, proving that beauty, function and sustainability never go out of style!

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$278

Echo Tote Consuela

$298

Shadow Hat Freya

$228

4 Maryl Dress

Corey Lynn Calter

$248

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$268

RANCHO RELAXO 69930 Hwy 111, Ste 116 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.656.7009 www.ranchorelaxoca.com WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NATHAN COX 72 LOCALE MAGAZINE

6 Clay Earrings

Ceramic by Pouneh

$98


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NDERWATER Dive Into Summer With These Fresh and Fun Suits

310 Board Shorts $79.95

BIRDWELL BEACH BRITCHES www.birdwell.com

The Reversible Deep Jungle Top & Bottom $77 & $73

Sydney One Piece $148

INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

BEACH RIOT www.beachriot.com

Bedette Bodysuit $198

VITAMIN A www.vitaminaswim.com

RHYTHM. www.rhythmlivin.com

Pointelle Rib Cha Cha One Piece Swimsuit $187 LSPACE www.lspace.com

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Trestles Boardshort $65

SAN ONOFRE SURF COMPANY www.sanonofresurfco.com

Radical Roots 18.5� Boardshort $59.95 VISSLA www.vissla.com

The Reversible Traveler Swimsuit $149 INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

Photos - Beach Riot, San Onofre Surf Company, Rhythm. & Vissla: Colin Voigt | L Space | Vitamin A | Birdwell Beach Britches | Indigo Swimwear

Cuba Stripe Beach Short Vintage Gold $62


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Irvine

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ALMONT This Luxurious Line Will Give Your Skin the VIP Treatment

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Valmont Eye C-Gel $110

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Valmont Moisturizing Serumulsion $165

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Valmont Prime Renewing Pack $230

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Valmont Clarifying Pack $230

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WAVE PLASTIC SURGERY 2700 Alton Pkwy, Ste 231 Irvine, CA 92606 949.899.6380 www.waveplasticsurgery.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY: CHARLIE CHIPMAN

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1. The Medium Suitcase $275

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KARDO seedpeoplesmarket.com

HERE YA OFF TO?

AWAY www.awaytravel.com

2. Adirondack Blanket $128 FAHERTY www.fahertybrand.com

3. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 $399.95

8. Collapsible Water Bottle $24.95 QUE BOTTLE www.quebottle.com

9. Est. 1960 Cap $35

FJÄLLRÄVEN fjallraven.com/us/en-us

10. Dodson - Sunglasses $140

Enjoy the Ride With These Top-Notch Travel Essentials

BOSE www.bose.com

RAEN raen.com

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: COLIN VOIGT

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4. Carry-On Cocktail Kit $24

W&P www.wandpdesign.com

5. The Manhattan Soap In a Tin $12

THE SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS COMPANY seedpeoplesmarket.com

6. Passport Sleeve $99

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> There’s nothing more exciting than packing your bags for a much-needed getaway—until you board that crowded, noisy plane. Take your travel game up a notch with top-of-the-line products that will make your ride in the sky that much easier. From luxury noise-cancelling headphones to a nifty carry-on cocktail kit for mile-high sippin’, these travel essentials are a must when it comes to planning your next vacation. 78 LOCALE MAGAZINE


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TechSweat Crop $45

> Empowered, strong and confident—this is how you’ll feel while working out in an outfit that’s functional and fitting. Power through your sweat wearing brands that know you’re going to push yourself and conquer your next workout class. Trust us, you’ll even look forward to your next sweat sesh!

Bronwyn Ison

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER AND COLIN VOIGT STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA HAIR & MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

4 FINCH Shoes $280 BLONDE blondeclothingboutique.com

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City Zen Duffle $198

Tribeca Blue Strap $18

ALO YOGA www.aloyoga.com

5 Electra Long & Lean Legging $128 KIRAGRACE www.kiragrace.com

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

6 Combo Mat Geo Night $78

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

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Social Wellness Innovator, Entrepreneur and Owner of Evolve Yoga

> For a true yogi, your practice is more than a workout—it’s a holistic experience. “Yoga allows me to catch my breath,” says Evolve Yoga owner Bronwyn Ison. “It’s a practice that I believe is all-inclusive to what I need: movement, peace of mind and community.” And when it comes to something that’s a central part of your being, you’re going to need the right gear. Here are Ison’s top picks for her practice. Namaste! 1. “As a former Lululemon ambassador, I absolutely love the Wunder Under leggings. They’re so soft and sleek—as if you’re wearing nothing at all. To top it off, I can often pair a cute blouse or sweater with the leggings, making them more versatile.” www.lululemon.com 2. “Yoga mats are very personal, and I find the Manduka mats to be top-notch. My favorite is the Maduka PRO. I like a bit more thickness to my mat. Plus, I love a good grip. This non-slip mat is a solid choice for a neophyte and experienced practitioner alike.” www.manduka.com 3. “The LARQ water bottle is a go-to for the busy yogi/yogini who’s seeking a few less steps in his/her day. This maintenance-free bottle is self-cleaning and has enhanced technology to make sure your water is always clean no matter how long you’ve let it sit idle.” www.livelarq.com 4. “I cannot live without a tote to slip all my yoga essentials in. The Alo City Zen Duffle is practical and stows all my yoga necessities. As a woman on the move, this duffle is sturdy and can withstand my busy life.” www.aloyoga.com 5. “Essential oils enhance my yoga practice, and I’m addicted to anything doTerra. I’ve been using and sharing these oils with my students for years. Placing a dab of lavender balance or the sweet scent of wild orange on students’ wrists can completely enhance their experience.” www.doterra.com

Think ROYLN $358

RANCHO RELAXO www.ranchorelaxoca.com 80 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Haze Favorite Tee $70 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

AvoMuse Boxy Tee $65 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

Think ROYLN $358

RANCHO RELAXO www.ranchorelaxoca.com

EVOLVE YOGA 50991 Washington St, La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.9642 | www.e-volveyoga.com

Y Written By: Kaylin Waizinger | Photo By: Melissa Bell

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OUTDOOR VOICES www.outdoorvoices.com

Break a Sweat in Style and Comfort

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Silk Sleep Mask $50

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Dream Dust Sachet Box $35

Lights Out, It’s Time for Bed > Ah, the best time of the day. Take off those stiff workday clothes and jump into something comfy and cozy. Dim your lights, pour a cup of tea and forget all the worries of the day. It’s what you’ve been waiting for since you woke up—that’s right—it’s bedtime. WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER

MOON JUICE www.cosbar.com

4 Washable Silk Pillowcase $74 LUNYA www.lunya.co

Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray $46

THIS WORKS www.cosbar.com

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LANDS’ END www.landsend.com

Nautico The Woven Cami $64

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

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Nautico The Woven Short $60

Aldon Two-Tone Luxe Fleece Pullover $139

VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER www.velvet-tees.com

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

Nautico The Woven Pant $84

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

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foodie May 2020 /// bars. bites. bubbles.

Palm Springs

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What You’ll Need

PHOTO PROVIDED BY: Bootlegger Tiki • BOOTLEGGER TIKI 1101 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Making Your Pour Decisions Better How to Successfully Survive a Bar Crawl on Palm Canyon Drive

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foodie /// for the fridge

BYOB

BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER WITH THESE CORONA HARD SELTZER RECIPES

WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN • ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Drink Name:

Drink Name:

Cherry the Moment

It’s official— you can’t have warmer weather without something that’s a little bubbly, and with Corona’s new Hard Seltzers, getting that “just whisked off to summer vacay” feeling has never been easier. With four delicious flavors, these sparkling sips are the secret ingredients your bar cart has been begging for. Cheers! CORONA HARD SELTZER www.coronausa.com

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Back in Blackberry

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Lime Juice • Maraschino Cherries • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a stemless wine glass, add ice, maraschino cherries and lime juice. Top off with Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a slice of lime.

Drink Name:

• 1 part Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Limeade • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a Collins glass, pour in ice and limeade, then top off with Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Drink Name:

Drink Mule It Over

Mango Mojo

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Mango Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Mango Juice • ¼ part White Rum • Simple Syrup (to taste) • Ice • Mint Leaves (Garnish)

• 1 part Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Ginger Beer • ¼ part Vodka • Simple Syrup (to Taste) • Ice • Lime Twist (Garnish)

Recipe:

• Pour ice, simple syrup and vodka into a mason jar, then top with ginger beer and Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a lime twist.

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• Pour mango juice, white rum, simple syrup, torn mint leaves and ice into a hurricane glass. Top off with Mango Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a sprig of mint.


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IT MIGHT LEAD MANY TO ASSUME THAT THE VIETNAMESE CRÊPE IS FRENCH TOO, BUT IT’S QUINTESSENTIALLY VIETNAMESE.

Double Dose • You can also experience Chef Gardner’s Asian cuisines at his sister restaurant, Roly China Fusion, which opened in fall 2019. Authentic Origins • 533 Viet Fusion was founded by Ahn Ho Rock, who fled Saigon in 1975. The name “533” refers to the US Navy ship that saved her and 300 refugees.

“We have traditional bún bò, mixed with pad thai, as well as a Japanese-style spring roll bar,” explains Chef Gardner. He also brings his own background in French cuisine, noting the heavy influence that colonization played in Vietnamese culture. “That’s where the original bánh mì came from,” he adds. “The French took traditional Vietnamese ingredients and threw them into a baguette.”

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It might lead many to assume that the Vietnamese Crêpe is French too, but it’s quintessentially Vietnamese. Predating colonization by a few centuries, its origin is commonly traced to central Vietnam, later making its way to the streets and restaurants of Saigon.

The Vietnamese call the dish bánh xèo, which translates to “sizzling cake,” a reference to the sound of the batter hitting the hot surface of the pan. It’s a spectacular dish to observe both on the plate and in the kitchen as the chef simultaneously prepares the crêpe and the filling in separate woks. Chef Gardner describes his take as “traditional with minor variations.” The dish looks like an omelet, stretching the width of the plate, atop a bed of leafy greens. It’s a bright-yellow golden hue, just lightly browned. The filling of pork, tiger shrimp and sautéed vegetables bulges from the sides. It’s an exciting presentation, awakening the senses. There are multiple elements to savor. The pork is succulent and sweet with a hint of spice and a light Asian barbecue char. It’s marinated in lemongrass, tamari (a gluten-free soy alternative) and ginger; it’s then grilled, cut into slices and stir-fried. The tiger shrimp is briefly seared, maintaining its juicy texture. It’s all sautéed with bean sprouts, carrots and scallions—a bright medley of fresh vegetables—with just a hint of mint and citrus. You might think you’re on familiar ground with the crêpe, but it’s not egg-based. Instead, it’s a traditional mix of rice flour, coconut milk and turmeric. “Many restaurants buy packaged bánh xèo mix,” explains Chef Gardner. “We make our own daily. It’s fresh and adds a little more sponginess to the crisp texture.” It’s wafer-thin—crisp but soft— with a light, savory and earthy flavor.

Already full of flavor, the accompanying nuoc cham dipping sauce cranks things up further. It’s a fish sauce, which is infused with rice vinegar, garlic, red pepper and passion fruit purée. It’s thin and citrusy with an astute balance of sour, sweet and salty flavors as well as a light kick of spice. “Traditionally, you’d break it up into small pieces, wrap it in the leaf lettuce and dip it in the nuoc cham,” informs Chef Gardner. “A few of our customers do that, but most just eat it with a knife and fork, myself included.” While each part of the dish is a showcase in flavor, it’s a combination best taken as a whole. Get traditional, roll up your sleeves and get messy with it. With its unique presentation and approach, the Vietnamese Crêpe is as much a conversation piece as it is a meal. Indeed, the social element is half the fun at 533 Viet Fusion. The fast, casual vibe is set against Palm Springs modern decor and ambient music. The minimalist interior and rows of tables encourage interaction. With a bar and a spring roll counter in the same room, it’s lively and energetic. The full bar features an array of craft cocktails with drinks like the Guava Mojito and Thai Basil Lemon Drop, offering a perfect complement to the Vietnamese Crêpe. Other culinary favorites include the chile-braised ossobuco and the fried chicken, both armed with their own Vietnamese twists. But the Vietnamese Crêpe is its own unique experience that’s sure to wow you on your next culinary escapade to 533 Viet Fusion.

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foodie /// what you’ll need

Palm Springs

Making Your Pour Decisions Better

Hit These Bars on Palm Canyon Drive • Toucans Tiki Lounge • Glitch Eatery, Arcade & Bar • Draughtsman • Bootlegger Tiki • Truss & Twine

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When it comes to bar-hopping in Palm Springs, the notion can be quite daunting. And while your squad may seem to know how to handle their booze, the night usually results in one too many vodka sodas. So the next time you plan on hitting Glitch for a beer and a game of Donkey Kong or Bootlegger Tiki for some rum-filled cocktails, make sure you’re fully equipped and ready to sip! Pack your bag with these four bar crawl essentials for a night you (might) never forget.


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In Full Bloom

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If You Can-Can The banana in a cocktail may seem unusual, but it really lends a sweetness to the If You Can-Can, which plays well with both the tartness from the raspberry and lemon and the refreshing essence of the muddled mint. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, crushed raspberry, smashed banana, pressed lemon, muddled mint 94 LOCALE MAGAZINE


PINK DRESS PROVIDED BY: Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com FLORAL DRESS PROVIDED BY: Macy’s www.macys.com SUNGLASSES PROVIDED BY: Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com PROPS PROVIDED BY: Hi Sweetheart Gift Boutique www.hi-sweets.com CUPCAKES PROVIDED BY: PURE Cupcakes www.purecupcakes.com

Fantastic Four

These four cocktails were created through a collaborative effort between Hendrick’s Gin and Snake Oil Cocktail Company for La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a luxury and classic car show.

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foodie PINK DRESS PROVIDED BY: Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com FLORAL DRESS PROVIDED BY: Macy’s www.macys.com SUNGLASSES PROVIDED BY: Anthropologie www.anthropologie.com PROPS PROVIDED BY: Hi Sweetheart Gift Boutique www.hi-sweets.com CUPCAKES PROVIDED BY: PURE Cupcakes www.purecupcakes.com

Show Stopper The poppyseed reduction in the Show Stopper pulls the floral, outdoorsy notes out of the cocktail while the effervescence of the club soda and brightness of the oleo saccharum (a combination of citrus and sugar) are the perfect top-off. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, poppyseed reduction, oleo saccharum, club soda

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Ooh-La-La

According to Lindsey Chronert, senior marketing manager of Snake Oil Cocktail Company, the inspiration behind these cocktails was “French burlesque meets light and fresh.”

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Hendrick’s Society Sweet, light and positively stunning, the Hendrick’s Society can liven up any table! For their event, Snake Oil Cocktail Company made this cocktail graffiti (made with sugar and edible ink) in-house, perfect for that Instagrammable moment. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, smashed strawberry, pressed lime, almond, orange flower water, muddled basil, aquafaba

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Botanical Bliss

“We like to create culinary-forward cocktails, which is typical of Snake Oil Cocktail Company,” Chronert notes. “We include fresh produce and herbs and look to the kitchen first.”

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“For high-volume events, such as the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, we focus on making crowdpleasing drinks,” says Chronert.

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Bubbled Up Fresh and sparkling, this cocktail gets its gorgeous hue from steeped hibiscus. The whole pink peppercorn, which is typically only used in a reduction, adds a kick, and the rosewater echoes the floral notes in Hendrick’s Gin. INGREDIENTS: Hendrick’s Gin, sparkling wine, pressed pomegranate, fresh lime, infused hibiscus, rosewater, pink peppercorn

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Rice and pasta: the two big carbohydrate components of so many dishes in so many cuisines. They may be common, but at the hands of a talented, creative chef, they can be used to create dishes that are truly uncommon. Chef Drew Davis of Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine in Rancho Mirage has created a menu full of outstanding dishes. Two of those offerings, the paella mixta and the black spaghetti and rock shrimp, represent both his talent and the rich versatility of rice and pasta.

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• Black spaghetti gets its stunning ebony color and unique flavor from squid ink mixed into the pasta dough. According to Chef Davis, “It has a sort of salty, ‘oceany’ flavor.”

• Visually striking and distinctly delectable, this dish starts with black spaghetti imported from Italy and features rock shrimp, which has a sweet, succulent flavor and firm texture that’s similar to lobster; there’s also ‘nduja, a type of spicy, soft Italian pork salume. “They complement each other and work well with this pasta,” Chef Davis explains.

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• The paella mixta is Chef Davis’ version of this classic Spanish dish. In addition to the traditional spices, such as saffron, Chef Davis says, “One thing that makes ours unique is our addition of smoked paprika.” With its enticing assortment of shellfish, chorizo and chicken, his delicious paella is exceedingly popular with Catalan’s patrons. 102 LOCALE MAGAZINE

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• For his paella, Chef Davis uses only Valencian Bomba rice imported from Spain. He says, “If you’re going to make authentic paella, you have to use the Bomba rice. I wouldn’t use anything else.”

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• Except for certain items like the octopus, which is imported from the Mediterranean Sea, Chef Davis says, “We want to get as many ingredients as possible locally, for freshness and quality.” The menu changes seasonally, depending on availability.

MORE THAN A MEAL • Chef Davis and the staff strive to create an atmosphere that makes coming to Catalan a social experience. Elements that contribute to this are the pleasant, intimate inner courtyard and the tapas bar.

RARE TREATS • Catalan has offerings unique in the area, including Spain’s Jamón Ibérico, recognized as the best ham in the world. Chef Davis jokes, “It’s like serrano ham on steroids.” And a real experience is their whole roasted suckling pig dinner.

CATALAN MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 70026 Hwy 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.770.9508 catalanrestaurant.com


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Un-fore-gettable The Stunning SilverRock Golf Course Is a Hole-in-One

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alive /// 5 pro tips

“Try to honor what your body can DO rather than what it looks like.” —Missoni Lanza and Marlys Yvonne

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FIND STABILITY • “Balance is one of the most forgotten elements of health and fitness; practice standing on one leg while brushing your teeth or waiting for your coffee to brew. Your body will thank you!” 2

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS • “It is easy to get lost in a purely aesthetic or weight-based goal. Instead, incorporate physical challenges like, ‘This month, I am going to work up to holding a plank for one minute.’”

• “Remember that cardio can have a low impact! The important part is getting your heart rate elevated and keeping it there. Find a pace in your workout (walking, hiking, swimming, etc.) that you can maintain.”

Find Your Center THE CO-OWNERS OF ARA PILATES + MOVEMENT SHARE THESE FITNESSFORWARD POINTERS FOR FULLBODY WELLNESS

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When it comes to exercise, finding a routine that’s right for your body and mind can be difficult. Heck, even finding the motivation to work out after a long day at the office is a challenge in itself. Missoni Lanza and Marlys Yvonne, co-owners of Ara + Movement in Indian Wells, are here to help balance your body and mind. Here are five tips to consider as you embark on your own fitness journey!

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ALL ABOUT INTENTION • “Less can be more. Instead of doing high reps, try doing five to eight reps with intention and the best form possible. Try this approach for one month and you will notice that not only will your form get better, but you will also become stronger.”

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BE KIND TO YOUR MIND • “Your mind is half the battle. It is easy to get caught up in negative self talk. Instead of saying, ’I can’t,’ try using ‘I will.’ You have one body that carries you through life; take care of it and speak kindly about it.”

“When setting goals in your fitness journey, see what happens when you focus on tangible actions to see improvement in.” —Missoni Lanza and Marlys Yvonne

“It is easy to get caught up in negative self talk, but that has an impact on our nervous system and how our body will perform.” —Missoni Lanza and Marlys Yvonne

Road to Recovery • Lanza is inspired by how Pilates has helped her recover from a serious head-on collision and uses her expertise to guide others out of pain and become stronger in their bodies.

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Method to the Madness • Yvonne has used the Pilates method to cross-train preOlympic synchronized swimmers and current and retired professional ballet dancers.

ARA PILATES + MOVEMENT 74917 Hwy 111 Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.423.6584 www.arapilates.com


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Livin’ the Vida Moda HOW TO SPEND A PALM SPRINGS DAY—THE MIDCENTURY WAY!

Palm Springs

WRITTEN BY: LAUREN MCCARRAN

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Breakfast at Lulu California Bistro Ú Whether you’re craving a classic breakfast or feeling adventurous, you’ll find a tasty meal at the bright and eclectic Lulu’s. We love the Spanish Scramble—with a cold mimosa, of course.

Explore the House of Tomorrow Ú This architectural masterpiece is more commonly known as Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway after he and Priscilla leased the house. Tours are available, offering guests an opportunity to get all shook up.

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Besides having 269 days of sun and yearly vacay weather, Palm Springs has an envious collection of midcentury modern architecture, design elements and art. From legendary homes by Donald Wexler to local artisanal housewares and everything in between, the heart of the past beats strongly in the desert city. With so much to see and experience, it’s hard to decide where to go. To make things easier, we’ve put together a day’s itinerary to help lead you in an exploration of history, design and good food.

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See Twin Palms Ú Frank Sinatra lived here; need we say more? Ol’ Blue Eyes’ ol’ pad is an experience in high design and luxury. In its heyday, it was often loaded with A-listers enjoying cocktails by the piano-shaped pool. Today, you can rent it and relive those golden days.

Visit The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five Ú This iconic 1955 structure designed by E. Stewart Williams is home to a well-curated collection of boutiques, most with that desertmod flare. The shops offer handmade pottery, vintage furniture, clothing, Moroccan textiles and even cacti and succulents. There are so many gems waiting for discovery here.

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1:15 p.m. Lunch at King’s Highway Ú Ace Hotel’s restaurant exudes the wanderlust spirit. Formerly a Denny’s, it’s popular among desert trippers and natives alike. The menu is a modern take on diner classics, and we highly recommend you taste the baklava sundae dessert. The hip vibe leaves you feeling fresher than when you arrived. kingshighwaydiner.com 108 LOCALE MAGAZINE

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5:15 p.m. Take a Look at 432 Hermosa Ú Built in 1964 for Dinah Shore, it’s often referred to as famed architect Donald Wexler’s best work. For a whopping $4,500 a night, you can call this masterpiece home. The current owner, Leonardo DiCaprio (NBD), is rumored to use it as a vacation home.

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4:00 p.m. Coffee Break at Gré Coffeehouse and Art Gallery Ú Tucked into the historic Henry Frank Arcade, you’ll be welcomed by the retro decor, endless vinyl, books and local artwork. With an impressive selection of buzz-worthy beverages, you’ll have no problem finding the right caffeine fix.

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Find the Edris House Ú This is another E. Stewart Williams modern gem, built in 1954 for William and Marjorie Edris. They wanted their home to erupt from the natural landscape. The

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8:00 p.m. Dinner at Mr. Lyons Steakhouse Ú An enchanting steakhouse is breathing new life

into an old institution with lavish design and opulent interiors. The menu is just as seductive with unique flavor pairings like roasted bone marrow with oxtail-date jam and steak tartare with black truffle mustard and smoked quail egg. mrlyonsps.com

Photography Provided By: Lulu California Bistro: Melissa Bandli | King’s Highway: Jakob Layman | Mr. Lyons: Audrey Ma | Twin Palms: Beau Monde Villas

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“Seeing everything finally come together is rewarding beyond expression.” —Lili Rodriguez

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL www.psfilmfest.org Photoshoot Location: CAMELOT THEATRES 2300 E Baristo Rd Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.325.6565 www.psculturalcenter.org/pscc

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Meet Lili Rodriguez, the New

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With a consistent explosion of artistic output in the Coachella Valley, the only forecastable climate for new and exciting local artistic endeavors is a skyrocketing increase, so long as the right minds are up for the task. Queue Lili Rodriguez; the newly appointed and youngest artistic director in the history of the Palm Springs International Film Festival! Rodriguez, who supervised the entirety of the 2020 PSIFF, was creating a buzz amongst the local art and film scene even before she hosted what was quite possibly the biggest event in the festival’s history. With the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival now in the rear-view mirror, the desert has time to reflect on the future of the festival and the Coachella Valley’s film and art scene as a whole.

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“The Festival is a local favorite and a staple of the Coachella Valley. I myself am a local, so I’ve incorporated more local elements…” —Lili Rodriguez

As far back as she can think, Rodriguez has always been a film enthusiast, and chasing that passion has led her to an exceptional role in the industry. From graduating with a major in film studies at UC Irvine in 2008 to being appointed as the latest artistic director for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Rodriguez has become a crucial organizer behind the Palm Springs International Film Society since first joining in 2014. 112 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Following her graduation from UC Irvine, Rodriguez returned to the Coachella Valley in order to pursue a career while staying close to her desert roots. Starting with a job as a projectionist at the Cinemas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert, Rodriguez’s depth in the local film community grew until she was hired as a guest relations assistant for the PSIFF in 2014. Several position changes and six years later, Rodriguez has become one of the youngest artistic directors in the history of the festival and has even raked in the highest number of film submissions throughout the history of the Palm Springs International Film Society. Rodriguez couldn’t have been appointed at a more critical time. With cinematic giants like Joker (for which Joaquin Phoenix won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actor) and Parasite (which made history with its multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture) creating global buzz beyond ordinary expectations, her first year on the job may have drawn one of the largest crowds yet for the PSIFF.

“Seeing everything finally come together is rewarding beyond expression,” says Rodriguez. “The entire team has worked so hard for months, and we finally get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.” PSIFF predecessors and contemporaries have only pushed for Rodriguez’s success. “The Festival needed a full-time employee that exclusively programmed, developed and operated Palm Springs International Film Society programs,” explains Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Lili lives for film. The improved performance of ShortFest under her direction has been nothing short of remarkable.” The PSIFF has been a staple in local Coachella Valley history since its inception and enthusiastic promotion in 1989, and Rodriguez plans to expand upon that local inclusion with her new position. From putting an emphasis on student film screenings and internship programs through the Palm Springs International Film Society to showcasing three new films in a local


spotlight premiere during the festival, Rodriguez is keeping true to the history of local filmmaker admiration the Society has always been recognized for in its 30-plus years of existence.

A Good Cause • The PSIFF, a nonprofit organization, has a mission to “cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness.” For Reel? • After its inception in 1990, the PSIFF has established itself as the first stepping stone to the Academy Awards. Short and Sweet • PSIFF ShortFest, slated for June 16 of this year, is the largest short film festival in North America.

“The Festival is a local favorite and a staple of the Coachella Valley. I myself am a local, so I’ve incorporated more local elements: a local jury, expanding the local spotlight and inviting the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus for a special performance after for our Gayla presentation,” notes Rodriguez. “I think it is very important to have the community involved in the festival they love so much.” The amount of work and consideration that goes into a festival of this magnitude is unparalleled. From the Awards Gala to the yearlong submission process (which requires a dedicated team of reviewers), the PSIFF is no small feat. “The planning for this year’s Festival started almost immediately after [the Festival in] 2019,” Rodriguez notes. “Our programmers leave the Festival and start watching films for next year’s submissions.” Without question, the PSIFF is on course for a 2021 return with Rodriguez in her full directorial glory. In the meantime, film enthusiasts can look forward to ShortFest, an annual PSIFS event showcasing a collection of incredible short film submissions, slated to take place this June.

Rodriguez has become a crucial organizer behind the Palm Springs International Film Society since first joining in 2014.

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High Expectations Lighthouse Dispensary Is Putting Wellness and Education First WRITTEN BY: LESLIE GONZALEZ PHOTOGRAPHED BY: DYLAN WHITE

WYLD POMEGRANATE 1:1 GUMMIES • Type: THC and CBD balanced gummies • Use: To calm the mind and body • Application: This fruity delight brings a calming effect within 30 minutes

ROVE 10:1 DISPOSABLE VAPE PEN • Type: CBD-rich vape pen • Use: Anxiety, pain and inflammation relief • Application: Instant relief with little to no psychoactive effects when inhaled 2

PAPA & BARKLEY 30:1 RELEAF TINCTURE • Type: CBD-rich tincture • Use: Eases intense pain and inflammation • Application: Sublingually (under the tongue), swallowed or added to your favorite cocktail

CARE BY DESIGN CBD 1:1 CREAM • Type: Soothing CBD balm • Use: Pain and inflammation relief • Application: The vibrant orange and peppermint-noted balm is best applied over the skin

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At Lighthouse Dispensary in Palm Springs, the customer is met with a showroom of colorful packages lined and displayed for the consumer’s pleasure. Rattan chairs huddle together, ready to hear your innermost thoughts and secrets. They congregate beneath the eyes of cheerfully framed prints, setting the upbeat mood not far from the dispensary’s snug coffee bar, BluebirdDays. Beyond the “lux” factor, Davis thinks beyond the traditional dispensary mindset by creating a healthy relationship between the consumer and the health benefits surrounding cannabis. He says it’s not just about getting high; it’s about wellness and aiding clients with the best product for their everyday use. Customer service shines the brightest at Lighthouse. The reps are uniformed and armed with a refreshing casualness that makes them friendly and approachable. Lighthouse’s staff is prepared to give their clients the down-low like a homeroom teacher introducing sex ed. They welcome newbies and veteran users alike, flaunting everything from edibles, flowers, tinctures, CBD creams and even cannabisinfused beverages. The hope is to annihilate the negative preconceived notion that cannabis is for those showcased on the evening news. For Davis, the shop experience is more than just a high—it’s showing customers more than one shade of green and offering an experience that goes beyond a smoky haze. Although competition in the cannabis industry is skyrocketing in California, Davis is far from concerned. Lighthouse Dispensary is one of the leading cannabis retail chains in Southern California. By September 2020, customers can expect more than just a showroom. The magic begins with the opening of Lighthouse Dispensary’s lounge; the goal is to create recreational spaces where customers can either smoke or consume their choice of product in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs. For this budding industry, it’s all good vibes and high hopes.

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6 PAPA & BARKLEY 1:3 RELEAF BALM • Type: Cannabis-infused salve • Use: Ease inflammation and chronic pain • Application: Apply this non-intoxicating, cannabinoid-rich balm directly to your skin

“It’s not just about getting high, it’s about wellness…”

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• Palm Springs has changed—we don’t just mean the rainbow flags or the Instagram-worthy pink door, we’re talking about the blossom of a new industry: marijuana. And no, it’s not the kind you find in your brother’s sock drawer.

• The cannabis industry raked in $3.1 billion in 2019, and it’s forecast to rise to $7.2 billion by 2024. With such financial growth, it’s no wonder many entrepreneurs set their eyes on a budding opportunity and are dipping their hand into a newer, greener frontier.


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Un-fore gettable THE STUNNING SILVERROCK GOLF COURSE IS A HOLE-IN-ONE

WRITTEN BY: GILES STUART PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: CHANNING BENJAMIN

We seldom get the chance to feel the lift of ascension into the heavens. At the slope of the Santa Rosa Mountains, however, whether you’re a pro or novice, teeing off at SilverRock golf course will make you feel as close to the sky as any champion. The horizon forms endlessly as you raise your gaze, blues interrupted only by the beautifully orchestrated landscape. A symphony of primary colors sings as your backswing proves your 9-iron a baton and you maestro to your own satisfaction.

...TEEING OFF AT SILVERROCK GOLF COURSE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AS CLOSE TO THE SKY AS ANY CHAMPION.

Tucked in Nature • Headed by the team at Arnold Palmer Designs, the 7,239 yards over 200 acres offers golfers massive bunkers and stunning waterfalls, coupling the landscape’s seamless blend of fairways and native flora. Guests can retire in any of SilverRock’s 335 rooms between the Pendry and Montage hotels. For those seeking a more palatial sanctuary, the hotel also provides resort-style homes and condominiums for exclusive lodging. Midday solar refuge is available in the temporary clubhouse, and all new facilities are slated for completion in early summer 2021.

A Look Back in Time • For four years, SilverRock Resort served as home to the PGA’s Bob Hope Classic (2008-11). But, much like rookie Jhonattan Vegas claiming the final 2011 title, the course proved anything but sophomoric. Earning national recognition in 2005 from Golf Magazine as the only California course on their “Top 10 Courses That You Can Play” that year, along with Golf Week’s award for “Best Municipal Golf Course,” has no doubt helped to solidify the city of La Quinta’s title as “The Gem of the Desert.”

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environment for a multigenerational crowd. The course offers the public the rare opportunity to play on an official PGA course. Between the views and professional instructors available onsite, SilverRock is designed to enrich any player’s relationship to the game and overall cultural experience.

What’s to Come • SilverRock is making huge expansions by adding four-star and five-star luxury hotels in the construction of the Pendry and Montage, respectively. Expect new branded Pendry and Montage residences, a conference center, and a City of La Quinta venue site coming soon.

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• The SilverRock Grill will offer a finedining experience with an unparalleled sense of tranquility. Overlooking the Santa Rosa Mountains and the entire Coachella Valley (away from the main thoroughfares), this restaurant, which will remain a casual dining experience until after the remodel, brokers in what’s peaceful.

SILVERROCK RESORT 79179 Ahmanson Ln La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.8884 www.silverrock.org


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ARRIVE, a 32-room desert oasis, is the perfect sanctuary.

“You can eat, drink and shop steps from your door.”

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Whether you’re coming to Palm Springs to soak up the sun, tour modernist architecture, attend a music festival or hike a canyon trail, ARRIVE, a 32-room desert oasis, is the perfect sanctuary. Guests can enjoy striking San Jacinto Mountain views while play ping-pong, grabbing a cocktail or tanning poolside.

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heated to a magical 86 degrees, swan dive or take a dip no matter what time of year! Weekends are a time to party, as DJs ramp up the beats with current music trends. Don’t move a muscle— drinks and snacks can be ordered while lounging in the sunshine or drifting on a pool floaty, which are accessible while sipping your favorite beverage. The panoramic mountain view surrounding the pool deck won’t disappoint, and neither will the cocktails or mocktails.

Ú Cozy up and hang by the fire pits with your favorite people. They’re lit every night, making for the ultimate snuggle time with your BF or BFF. For an extra layer of warmth, swath yourself in a hotel blanket, tell a campfire story and know that you have ARRIVED. It’s time to kick back, as the sunset over the Coachella Valley casts its golden glow over towering palms and jagged mountains.

Ú Say “sayonara” to the days of in-room phones! Just text the front desk for a live person to accommodate your every need (available from 6 a.m. to midnight). Need a rollaway, more towels or an extra bar of soap? Text team ARRIVE, and they will soon be on the way! 4

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Ú ZZZ... Be comfy in the confines of your uniquely decorated, mod-ish room. Login to your favorite streaming service on Apple TV, and watch your much-loved films or binge-worthy TV episodes in soft linens and a king-size bed. With automatic shades, Egyptian cotton linen, rain showers and Malin and Goetz products, guests can experience a day of luxurious in-room pampering. It’s all a dream when waking up at Palm Springs’ ARRIVE!

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Wexler’s • Brunch with a modern take on traditional Jewish deli favorites, like house-smoked pastrami and salmon. www.wexlersdeli.com 6

Cartel Coffee Lab • Start your day with a delicious third wave coffee or espresso. cartelcoffeelab.com 7

Ice Cream & Shop • Beat the heat with a frozen treat from this bright, whimsical ice cream parlor and gift shop. icecreamandshop.com 8

Draughtsman • For artisanal beer, sophisticated pub fare and patio games, head next door to ARRIVE’s sister restaurant. draughtsmanpalmsprings.com

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Village Fest • Stroll downtown and browse through 180 art, craft and food vendors on Thursday nights. www.villagefest.org

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Palm Spring Aerial Tramway • Take a ride up, up and away over the Coachella Valley for unbeatable, 360-degree views.


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Maria and Max Isles Owner/Designer and Woodworker/ Furniture Maker, Isles Interiors

Brooks and Jenny Crawford Founders, Brookside Design

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Jen Robin and Nicole Dines Joshua Tree

CEO/Founder and COO, Life in Jeneral

Sara and Rich Combs Creators, The Joshua Tree House

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Better Together These Dynamic Design Duos Prove That Two Heads Are Better Than One WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN

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Creative Collaboration For This Husband and Wife Duo, It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

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“I love our location. It’s so fun to get to know the whole design community out there!” —Maria Isles

Names: Maria and Max Isles Job Titles: Owner/Designer and Woodworker/Furniture Maker, Isles Interiors

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Ever since she was little, Maria Isles wanted nothing more than to be an interior designer and to own her own shop. And while life initially took her off-course from that dream, by the time her son was old enough, she went back to interior design school. That was eight years ago. Since then, Maria finished school, and she and Max found a space to turn Maria’s business goals into reality. “We found this little space on old Newport

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Boulevard. It was so cute, so ramshackled...it was perfect!” “Max is a woodworker and furniture maker,” Maria notes. “He’s awesome at fixing anything. We revamped the whole store; now I do my interior design out of here. We have our style, so customers and other designers can shop our look, and we have a lot of Max’s pieces in here, so they can get an idea of what they can [have] made by him.” It’s easy to see why a marriage between an interior designer and a furniture

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maker seems almost too good to be true. “When I started interior designing, I found that a lot of our clients needed one-of-a-kind pieces or custom furniture,” Maria explains. “[Max] can make anything—I was so lucky. I’d ask, ‘Can you make a coffee table in a week?’ And he’d be able to whip it up! He’s so talented—it was the perfect combination for us to start a business like that.” Isles Interiors is not only a culmination of the couple’s talents and skill sets, but of their styles as well. “It’s so nice to design [pieces] together with the client’s input,” she shares. “It all works out really well.” “It’s fun to bring out a story for the client—whether it’s the room or the whole house, it just really has to flow,” she explains. To achieve that, Isles Interiors’ process relies on finding or creating one-of-a-kind pieces that tie it all together.

1. Have a good relationship with your client. 2. Map out your story and your plan. 3. Don’t deviate from the plan! 4. Find unique or custom pieces.

From Max’s conscious selection when it comes to materials to Maria’s enthusiasm for antique and reclaimed pieces, the couple is putting an environmentally friendly stamp on a style that is uniquely and completely theirs. “We mesh really well together,” Maria says. “It’s fun being creative with him!”

5. Make the space look like the client!


ISLES INTERIORS 367 Old Newport Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.350.8880 islesinteriors.com

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The Total Package

This Couple’s Design and Decor Know-How Goes Hand-in-Hand Carlsbad

“We’re always trying to find ways to educate people.” —Brooks Crawford

and a need in the landscape design industry to include exterior decor.”

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Brooks and Jenny Crawford share more than a marriage—they share a business and a passion to combine their skills to create beautiful spaces. “At the beginning of January 2019, we started this adventure fully selfemployed, and it’s been great so far,” Brooks says. And while Jenny was always supportive of Brookside Design behind the scenes, her true niche in the company swiftly made itself apparent.

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“When Brooks started in January...I was helping him with social media and background things,” Jenny explains. “But then we decided to do photoshoots of his projects to really build our portfolio.” Upon seeing outdoor furniture à la Home Depot paired with her husband’s stunning work, Jenny decided to pull everything out and stage it herself for the shoot. When the clients saw the decor transformation, they were amazed, making her “realize that there was a real niche

Since then, the pair has been proudly offering clients the entire package—literally. “You’re not just seeing a landscape installation, like hardscape and plants,” Brooks says. “It’s all those furnishings that give the space that magazine-quality look, which everybody wants!” “It takes really great taste and curation to create that composition,” he continues. “That’s where Jenny has been really amazing.” Interacting with the couple, it’s clear to see that the bond they share is the epitome of what a healthy marriage looks like, and they’re proud of the efforts that they’ve put into that. “Working together has forced our relationship to grow—running a business is a pressure test on your marriage,” notes Brooks. “I really enjoyed growing with Jenny this last year. It

The Essentials: 1. Patience is a must. 2. Keep the goal in mind. 3. Be a good decision maker. means humbling yourself sometimes; it means standing your ground at the right time and just using better judgment across the board.” “One thing that’s really cool about working together is to share our successes and our victories,” Jenny beams. “It feels so good because we built it together. It was a collaborative team effort.” Together, Brooks and Jenny are changing the way the industry and their clients see landscape design and decor—both are valuable on their own, but they are even better paired together.

4. Collaboration is key! 5. Trust the process.


BROOKSIDE DESIGN Carlsbad, CA 858.847.5190 www.designbybrookside.com

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These Organizational Pros Are Helping Others Live Their Best (and Tidiest) Lives Los Angeles

“Your happiest self is when, at the core, you’re very organized.” —Jen Robin

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relationship with Robin— the two work so well together that their emails have started to look and sound alike!

Now, business is booming— so much so that Robin needed to expand her team, and that’s where Dines, the director of business development and sales, comes in. “Nicole is my righthand soulmate,” Robin says. “She used to be an organizer in the field, and I always knew there was something special… From the moment I brought her in-house, the company changed… She understood the heart and soul of helping people…”

Together, Robin and Dines are helping people find systems that not only work for them and their homes, but ones that will also grow with them. “Every space is different, and every client is different,” explains Robin. “But [both] the overall foundation of what we do and our goals to achieve are really simple. You pull everything out of the space, you sort like items, you purge what you no longer need, love or use and you come up with a creative plan for how you’re going to install it back in... then you create that system in a new way, and that’s what sticks.”

It’s clear that Dines was a natural fit for the role and for her close working-

The seamless synchronicity of Robin and Dines is at the helm, meaning that the sky’s

Names: Jen Robin and Nicole Dines Job Titles: CEO/Founder and COO, Life in Jeneral

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Birthed from a natural talent and a passion for bettering the lives of others, Life in Jeneral is the professional organizing company that’s making dreams come true for clients—and also for Jen Robin and Nicole Dines. When Life in Jeneral first came to fruition in 2014, it was sparked from founder Robin’s eagerness to help the people around her move and live more joyfully in their own homes. “My family thought I was so crazy,” Robin laughs. “I was doing it on the weekends for fun!”

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1. Start small with drawer dividers. 2. Containment for any space is key! 3. Matching hangers are a must. 4. Give yourself grace and stay positive—it’s okay to take breaks. 5. A label maker. the limit for Life in Jeneral. With the expansion of their brand to Closets in Jeneral and Products in Jeneral, along with the opening of their new 5,000-squarefoot HQ in El Segundo, the company is spreading joy the best way they know how— neatly folded and colorcoordinated, of course!


LIFE IN JENERAL El Segundo, CA www.lifeinjeneral.com @lifeinjeneral HEADSHOT PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION: Manhattan Beach, CA Interior Design By: RACHELLE STONE DESIGN 646.509.6692 www.rachellestonedesign.com

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In Their Element

These High School Sweethearts Are Bringing Desert Dreams to Life Joshua Tree

“Everything about [The Posada] was difficult, but we wanted it so badly.” —Sara Combs

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For Sara and Rich Combs, what began as a cross-country road trip to escape the daily grind turned into a booming project, dedicated to helping others reconnect with themselves and with nature.

“without questioning it,” they bought The Joshua Tree House. While it originally began as a home for them to reset and work on their own projects, the Combs soon found success in listing their home as an Airbnb.

“We really fell in love with Joshua Tree on that trip,” Sara says. “After we went back [home] to New York, we kept thinking about how good it felt there, how creative we felt there with the open landscape.”

“We realized other people were craving a space like that as well,” Sara shares. “We eventually opened it up full-time for bookings, and then we fell in love with creating spaces for people where they can reconnect with nature and have that time to reset.”

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From there, the couple began renovating more spaces and taking on more projects, which has, in turn, shone a light on how they work together as a team. While both share a similar aesthetic, Rich is more detail-oriented, and Sara is more big-picture. “Even when we were [painting] in high school and college, Sara would always work with all these really big brushes and use her entire arm,” Rich explains. “Then I would come in with a very small brush and paint the little details.” While both their business and personal relationship sound worthy of a storybook, the journey hasn’t been without its obstacles. In 2019, the pair took on their largest and most challenging project yet: The Posada in Arizona. “We got this property in Tucson that was an old, abandoned inn, and we wanted to renovate it,” Sara shares. “It was the biggest space we’d ever done, and we just went for it because it felt perfect.” They soon found

The Essentials: 1. Vintage pieces are more ecofriendly and have more character. 2. Natural materials are perfect for the desert landscape. 3. Plants blur the line between indoors and outdoors. that perfection doesn’t come easily. The property was draining both their energy and finances, and the space was simply not cooperating with them. Not ones to turn away from a challenge, the duo pushed through, prevailed and opened the space, transforming their biggest obstacle into a joint victory. Now the couple is taking a well-deserved break—“resting, relaxing and reconnecting,” the Joshua Tree way.

4. Coffee—of course! 5. Get a good playlist going.


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Hit Pause or Press Play Take It Easy or Get Moving in the City of Palm Desert WRITTEN BY: STEPHANIE TEASLEY

Most vacationers take their time off seriously, however, how one spends their precious time varies. While a relaxing day by the pool is the ideal day for some, others prefer to step off the property and experience their surroundings. No matter if you’re an on-the-go vacationer or prefer some serious R&R, Palm Desert has everything from world-class spas and poolside cocktails to outdoor hikes and upbeat bars!

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A BOOZY BRUNCH • If you’re ready to get your day started, walk on over to Wilma & Frieda for a fun brunch with bloody marys and mimosas!

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• What better way to start off the getaway than sleeping in and enjoying a cozy breakfast in bed at the luxurious Hotel Paseo?

WILMA & FRIEDA www.wilmafrieda.com

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• Power through your shopping as you hit all of the stores The Shops on El Paseo has to offer.

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• For nature lovers who prefer an outdoor hike, Bump and Grind is the most popular low-elevation trail.

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PURE BARRE www.purebarre.com

RED BARN 760.346.0191

• If you tend to take your out-of-office time seriously, book a stay at Palm Desert’s Hotel Paseo and lounge by the pool for a day of sun and sippin’. HOTEL PASEO www.hotelpaseo.com

BOOZE AND BEATS • If you prefer cocktails, live music and games, head to Red Barn for an upbeat night of fun!

• If you’d rather relax indoors, the JW Marriott offers luxury spa treatments, such as body scrubs, hair and scalp treatments and even a steamy couples massage. JW MARRIOTT www.marriott.com

ON THE GRIND • If working out is part of your morning routine, get your sweat on with a class at Pure Barre on El Paseo.

• For the creatives who’d rather appreciate art at a leisurely pace, stroll through El Paseo’s many art galleries at the acclaimed El Paseo Art Walk. EL PASEO ART WALK elpaseoartwalk.com

STEP OUTSIDE

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LOUNGE AWAY!

ELEGANT EATS vs.

• Enjoy a sit-down dinner at Venue Sushi Bar with an extensive menu of eats crafted by award-winning sushi master Engin Onural. VENUE SUSHI BAR & SAKE LOUNGE thevenuepalmdesert.com


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A Nod TO MOD How Krys Melo Is Bringing Midcentury Design Into the Future WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN • PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: KRYS MELO

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“During the time I was growing up, a lot of the TV shows and movies were starting to be based on the ‘50s and ‘60s, like Dirty Dancing and Cry-Baby, and I just fell in love with that whole style,” interior stylist and design consultant Krys Melo says. “I don’t know what it was about it, but it really resonated with me.” Midcentury modern design resonated so much with Melo that she and her husband decided to integrate the style into their daily lives—but their biggest project by far is renovating and restoring a 1958 Krisel in Rancho Mirage’s Tamarisk Ranchos Community.

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“Now we’re trying to peel all of those layers back and add more of the late-’50s character back into it.” —Krys Melo

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Expert : Krys Melo Credentials: Interior Stylist and Design Consultant

The events leading up to the purchase of this home can only amount to chance. “When we went house shopping, we were just looking for something that had potential,” she explains. “We weren’t looking for a notable architect or a notable house or neighborhood.” After looking for about six months with no luck, she decided to finally scope out an open house for a listing that, no matter how many times she had scrolled past it online, kept popping up on her search results. That listing, with a confusing picture of a backyard facing the street, turned out to be exactly what she and her husband wanted.

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“As soon as we pulled up, we got it. We fell in love with it,” she says. “The whole neighborhood is designated historic... and it’s a hidden gem! There are 16 houses and a courtyard, co-op style. The Marx Brothers lived here, the Sinatras lived here, famous producers all bought homes here, but we didn’t know that when we first came to see it!” The home still had some of its original character, but other than that, it had been stripped down and gone through a heavy ‘90s remodel. “So now we’re trying to peel all of those layers back and add more of the late-’50s character back into it,” Melo explains. While the remodels and restorations are still ongoing, Melo remains optimistic and passionate. Her big project this summer is the kitchen. “We are teaming up with a local cabinet-maker and our contractor to create our own spin on a traditional Krisel kitchen,” she notes. “So we’re pulling ideas from custom Krisel kitchens like the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway and other houses in the area. We’re trying to make it look really cool and cutting edge—what ‘cutting edge’ would have looked like [in the ‘50s].” “We keep joking that we’re bringing it back to ‘58, what ‘houses of the future’ looked like in ‘58,” Melo laughs. “But now, it’s accessible because we have smart homes and robotic vacuums and all these ideas that they had back then! So, we’re pulling all those ideas and bringing them into reality—it’s not just a concept anymore.” 136 LOCALE MAGAZINE

HOW TO BRING VINTAGE RESTORATION INTO THE 21ST CENTURY Krys Melo’s Tips for Balancing Old and New Finding the balance between old and new ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some homeowners may want to get rid of everything and start fresh, but this runs the risk of tearing down bits of history. Others may not touch anything at all, but this will make it difficult to keep the home technologically, ecologically and economically updated. While Melo is well aware that living in a “time capsule home” is not for everyone, there’s beauty to be found in the original foundations. “This is how you really live,” Melo explains. “You can still keep that midcentury style and all of [the] flair and the vintage touches, but still very much live in the now.” Here are Melo’s tips on how to restore a vintage home while keeping it fit for 2020:

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• “Decide what’s important for you to keep, that way you know what to upgrade and what original features you want to restore a little better.”

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• “Figure out how to work around [the features you want to keep]. We have a yellow vanity in one of our bathrooms—it’s not something I would’ve chosen, but I like that it’s original—so now I’m decorating around that to make it look intentional.”

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• “We went around saying, ‘We don’t necessarily like this tile even though it’s original. Let’s start looking for era-appropriate tile to replace the old one so it doesn’t look out of place.’”

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• “Windows in the ‘50s are cute, but they’re horrible for energy efficiency! We’re trying to make the home’s windows and doors look original while keeping energy efficiency and sustainability in mind.”

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• “We’re trying to make the house as earth-friendly as possible. We’re also not throwing anything out—we’re donating and making sure nothing goes to waste.”

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• “We’re doing little cosmetic DIY projects, like painting tile with epoxy paint or using car wrap on cabinetry, just to make everything fresh until the later stages of the remodel.”

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• “We’re sourcing a lot of fixtures, tile and wallpaper that are new. We don’t have to try to find things that are vintage, but they still have that vintage flair. People get overwhelmed when they think they have to go to estate sales to find vintage styles, but there are a lot of companies that are bringing those styles back.”

“You can still keep that midcentury style and all of [the] flair and the vintage touches, but still very much live in the now.” —Krys Melo

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Fire, Water and Stone Midway City

THIS SOCAL COMPANY IS SHAPING THE ART OF POTTERY AS WE KNOW IT WRITTEN BY: DIEGO E. GAXIOLA PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NIKI CRAM Founded over 45 years ago, ARCHPOT is a family-owned small business behind the design and creation of breathtaking fire and water features and gorgeous pottery, found in a multitude of locations around the country. “Something a lot of people don’t know, being a smaller family business, is that we are in some pretty well-known hot spots. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Fashion Island and Pelican Hill in Orange County and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC,” explains ARCHPOT’s General Manager Tim Hall. An Orange County local, Hall, reminisces of his humble beginnings, detailing how the company transformed from a wholesale nursery to a highlyreputable manufacturer.

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Thinking back to his childhood, Hall states, “I have always been creative and originally wanted to become an architect.” After Hall and his family moved from Mission Viejo to Tustin, he began to shadow his father, immersing himself in the art of pottery creation and familiarizing

himself with the challenges often faced when running a business. “The family business started off with plants—we were a wholesale nursery. Later came the marriage of plants and imported pottery, creating Architectural Pottery in 1989,” he says. Hall attributes a lot of his creativity to others’ creations on social media. “People inspire me. I like to see what is out there, and I ask myself how I can do better. How can I put a product out there that people will want in their home or business space?” In 2019, 30 successful years later, the family decided to rebrand the company, unveiling the name ARCHPOT. “Of course, in every family business, there are challenges. Any challenge we have had has resulted in growth,” explains Hall. With the continued expansion of the company, Hall and his team are able to focus on delivering products that truly distinguish themselves from others in the market. From the material and finish process to ARCHPOT’s utilization of high-tech and lightweight cement, the company is constantly striving to create products that exemplify expert craftsmanship. Overseas Inspiration • When Hall was just 17, he took a trip to Greece where he watched handthrown pottery being shaped. It was at that moment he realized the creation of pottery was indeed an art form. In the Works • Currently, ARCHPOT is working on custom Belize fire tables for the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. “We are taking such pride in this project because of the historic location.”

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A Place to Call Home THIS SIMPLY ELEGANT MIDCENTURY RETREAT IS DESIGNED FOR GRACIOUS LIVING

WRITTEN BY: REX LEE SEARCEY PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: KETCHUMPHOTOGRAPHY

To state that midcentury modern design is highly esteemed in the Coachella Valley falls under the category of “Duh.” As any truly fine specimen of midcentury modern architectural design should, the home at 70684 Placerville Road in Rancho Mirage beautifully exploits all of the attributes of this desert valley that make it such a desirable place to live and vacation. It is currently on the market for an asking price of $2,588,000. Built in 1957, this midcentury modern home is the epitome of minimally elegant desert living. It was designed by Joseph Pawling, a master builder who was well-known in the Coachella Valley, designing and building many noteworthy homes in the area, primarily in the 1950s.

PS PROPERTIES AT BENNION DEVILLE HOMES 2465 E Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 605 Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.3990 www.bdhomes.com/offices/palm-springs Listing Agents: PATRICK JORDAN DRE#: 01726623 310.339.8092 STEWART SMITH DRE#: 01317162 760.898.1544

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...The quiet, peacefulness, incredible beauty and security are unsurpassed.

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The entry opens to a front hall, which at first gives a sense of intimacy. It faces a large glass atrium, open to the sky.

HOME SWEET HISTORIC HOME Ò One of Pawling’s

homes that recently received Mills Act contract status is at 730 Paseo El Mirador, which is known as the Lawrence Welk Residence.

PRESIDENTIAL PROXIMITY Ò The Thunderbird

area is either home or a getaway haven to many prominent individuals, including US presidents. When visiting the desert area, President Barack Obama stays in Thunderbird Heights. The home of President Gerald and Betty Ford was in Thunderbird Country Club Estates. Other visiting US chief executives have included Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

The property is located in the Thunderbird Heights development in Rancho Mirage. As one of the oldest communities in Rancho Mirage, Thunderbird Heights is the largest of a group of associated neighborhoods, which includes Thunderbird Country Club Estates (which surrounds the country club), Thunderbird Terrace and Thunderbird Cove.

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Development of the area, which had originally consisted primarily of an onion field, began in 1950 by an investment group that included such celebrities as Bob Hope and Desi Arnaz. They had taken notice of the area due to the nearby Thunderbird Ranch celebrity retreat. The Thunderbird Country Club opened in 1951; surrounding residential lots were sold to the likes of Bing Crosby and Hoagy Carmichael. Things developed quickly thereafter.

gives a sense of intimacy. It faces a large glass atrium, open to the sky. But as one moves from the hallway into the living room, the ambiance changes from intimate to dramatic openness. The shed roof slopes upward toward the back of the home. The entire back wall, spanning both the living room and kitchen area, is entirely glass from floor to ceiling. This provides sweeping views over the palms to the valley and the mountains. One of the most outstanding attributes of the home is the extremely spacious terrace, which runs the entire length of the back of the main house. The interior decor keeps with the midcentury-modern design. The colors are primarily whites, neutrals and earth tones with accents of brighter colors strategically placed. The furniture and appliances exhibit simple, clean lines without superfluous adornments. In other words: classic, modernistic style.

Today, residents enjoy many desirable aspects offered by the area. They play on one of the premier golf courses in California the quiet, peacefulness, incredible beauty and security are unsurpassed.

This home is a dream come true for a homeowner who has family and friends from far and wide who love to come for extended visits. It seems specifically designed with large numbers of houseguests in mind.

Access to the neighborhood is through security gates that are manned 24 hours a day. Security personnel also patrol the neighborhood at all times.

The main house has three bedrooms and three baths. The comfortable degree of separation between the master suite and the guest bedrooms ensures privacy for everyone. The large rooms provide ample space for gathering and socializing. Additionally, the vast back terrace offers marvelous opportunities for outdoor dining, partying or relaxing.

Sitting on a property of a little more than half an acre, the square footage of 70684 Placerville Road is just under 4,000. Like many midcentury modern homes, the understated, low profile of the home’s front conceals the truly impressive spaces beyond. The entry opens to a front hall, which at first

The property also includes two guesthouses. The smaller of the two is on the same level and immediately adjacent to the main house

but with a separate entrance, and it has one bedroom and one bath. The larger is a detached building located on the lower level across the yard. It is a spacious 1,000 square feet, featuring lovely walnut paneling and a huge fireplace with a copper hood and surrounded by lava rock. Like the main house, the guesthouse also offers a generous terrace. Both guesthouses include their own separate gated access points from the street, so guests can come and go without having to pass through the main house. The large, stunning pool encompasses a spa and all the other features necessary for aquatic fun. But it also includes a swim jet feature for avid swimmers, creating a current that offers enough resistance to eliminate the need for constant turns and improving exercise opportunities. In addition to the pool, the expansive yard also sports two separate fire pits. One is situated near the pool and spa; the other is located off to the side of the guesthouse and provides an opportunity for a smaller, more intimate gathering. According to Stewart Smith of Bennion Deville Homes, one interesting aspect of this home has to do with the Mills Act, a California law that allows cities to enter into contracts with the owners of historic structures. Such contracts allow for a reduction of property taxes in exchange for the homeowner’s continued preservation of the property. Certain expert sources have indicated that they believe the home, being a good example of a Joseph Pawling design, may qualify for designation as historically important and a Mills Act contract, should the new owners decide to pursue this. LOCALE MAGAZINE 143


escape /// hot spot

AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL PLAZA 100 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.778.1079 www.visionaguacaliente.com Palm Springs

Sacred SPACES THE SPA AT SÉC-HE IS SET TO OFFER INDULGENCE IN RELAXATION

WRITTEN BY: CRYSTAL HARRELL

If you’re looking for an enriching and purifying spa experience, The Spa at Séche is the perfect pampering destination. Opening in late 2020, the spa will be part of the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, which will also feature an Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a Gathering Plaza, gardens and an Oasis Trail. With a beautiful location in downtown Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza and spa will be a unique way to celebrate the culture and significance of the sacred Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring. The spa will be the fifth at the site, with the first dating back to the 1880s.

TRIBE HISTORY • “Our new Cultural Plaza provides an incredible opportunity to share and celebrate our history, culture and traditions with this community and visitors from around the world,” explains Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe, of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. “Each federally recognized tribe throughout this country has a distinct culture that includes traditions, language, historic clothing and housing styles.”

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DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE • Inspiration for the Cultural Plaza’s design encompasses Agua Caliente elements found in nature, including desert landscapes, Andreas Canyon rock formations and the Andreas Canyon stream.

HEALING WATER • The water from the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring is estimated to be upwards of 12,000 years old and contains a mineral make-up that has not been found anywhere else in the world.

HOT MINERAL SPRING • The new spa includes 40,000 square feet to celebrate the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring with treatment rooms, private baths, a tranquility garden, salon, fitness center and outdoor mineral pools.


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