Greater Palm Springs October 2018

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HOMEGROWN PROS THESE LOCAL EXPERTS SHARE WHY THEY’RE AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME

THE GRAND TOUR

WHERE TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO DINE, SHOP AND PLAY YOUR WAY THROUGH SOCAL

MODERN MOROCCAN MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD HAS YOUR NEXT INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT COVERED

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OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIOS FOSTERS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN LA QUINTA

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THE TEAM ERIK HALE Publisher + Founder erik@localemagazine.com | @local_e ASHLEY SMITH COO + Co-Founder ashley@localemagazine.com | @ashleyelainexo REILLY KAVANAUGH Art Director + Co-Owner reilly@localemagazine.com | @localereilly | @reillyek EDITORIAL JORDAN LIGONS Senior Editor jordan@localemagazine.com | @jordanligons CHARLOTTE FARRELL Digital Editor charlotte@localemagazine.com | @charlottefarrell MARISSA STEMPIEN Editor marissa@localemagazine.com | @paperandlights ERICA NICHOLS Editor erica@localemagazine.com | @ericajnichs KAITLYNN LABIT Editor kaitlynn@localemagazine.com | @kaitlynnlabit KALYNN NGUYEN Photoshoot Coordinator kalynn@localemagazine.com | @kalynncnguyen DESIGN SAGE PETERSEN Graphic Designer sage@localemagazine.com | @sageoliviablog SALES & MARKETING MIKE TODD SMITH Vice President of Sales & Marketing mts@localemagazine.com | @miketoddsmith JASON KOSKY Sr. Market Manager jason@localemagazine.com | @locale_jason SCOTT MABRY Market Manager scott@localemagazine.com | @locale_scott BRIANNA ROMANO Partnerships + Marketing Director brianna@localemagazine.com | @briannaontheweekend LAUREN DURAN Partnerships + Marketing Assistant lauren@localemagazine.com | @laurenkduran KALEIGH BORGSCHATZ Event + Social Coordinator kaleigh@localemagazine.com | @kaleighmborg JANELLE ARBALLO Social Media Coordinator janelle@localemagazine.com | @grub.goddess FINANCE VALERIE KERR Accountant accounting@localemagazine.com DISTRIBUTION RICK RAMIREZ & ROBERT JONES

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EDITOR'S NOTE with when I travel. To learn how to bring a little of your vacation home with you, check out our Room Essentials (pg. 70), where the interior designer of Sands Hotel & Spa shows you how to recreate your favorite destination decor in home.

How do you escape? For some it’s a weekend brunch with the ladies, while for others it’s a getaway to a beachside paradise. For me, it’s always been time spent vacationing with my family, whether it’s a short week away to soak in the sun, a holiday spent by the fireplace surrounded by kitschy Christmas decorations, or a trip overseas to immerse ourselves in a new culture, together. In these pages, I hope you find your new way to escape. Discover some international destination inspo in our Escape Feature (pg. 65) and pick your new favorite Cabo hideaway. Or if you prefer something a little further from home, see why Omnia Bali is the ultimate party hub (pg. 42). Vegas-style entertainment included! When your family comes to visit for their own holiday retreat, show them the best SoCal has to offer with our Escape Guide (pg. 53), a step-bystep guide for the best food, shops, hotels and must-see destinations each city has to offer. From your club-loving cousins to your golfing grandpa, we’ve got everyone in the family covered. There’s nothing I love more than finding fun souvenirs to fill my home

Nothing says family like a homemade meal cooked by mom. In our Meals Deconstructed (pg. 95) see how Executive Chef and Owner of Chúla Artisan Eatery, Katherine Gonzalez, recreates her mother’s classic Huevos Rancheros with an elevated and organic spin. (Ed. Note: Next time you stop at Chúla, don’t head home without a jar of the house-made, roasted tomatillo salsa—literal perfection!) Of course, the holidays aren’t complete without a little gift giving. Our Gift Guide (pg. 119) will help you with your seasonal shopping, whether you’re buying for your BFF who loves anything name brand or your aunt who can’t help but host Insta-worthy parties. We promise you’ll find something for everyone. For the international explorers and holiday homebodies (and everyone in between!), I hope this issue will motivate you to find your own personal escape. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Photographed By: Andrea Domjan, andreadomjanphotography.com @andrea_domjan_photography Photographer Assistant: Rebecca Thacker, @rkthack Model: Kandee Johnson, @kandeejohnson | www.youtube.com/user/kandeejohnson Location: The Palm Baum, Desert Hot Springs, CA | @thepalmbaum Written By: Marissa Stempien, @paperandlights Styled By: Teresita Marie, bornorigingal.com | @bornorigingal Hair By: Chris Dylan, @chrisdylanhair Makeup By: Spencer Barnes, paintedbyspencer.com | @paintedbyspencer Top Provided By: Wow Couture, www.wowcouture.com Tulle Skirt Provided By: Gomez Gracia, www.gomez-gracia.com Earrings Provided By: JCPenney, www.jcpenney.com

Never meet your hero. It’s a well-known adage that feels even more relevant in a time of Instagram influencers and YouTube personalities, but if you’re a fan of Kandee Johnson—toss that advice right out the window. From the moment she stepped into the Palm Baum for our October cover shoot, Johnson was best friends with everyone on set, from the photo shoot coordinator to the social media assistants. She’s one of those celebrities you’ve got to meet to believe.

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The pink home in Desert Hot Springs was the perfect setting for Johnson’s cover shoot, confirmed by her excitement the moment she walked through the door. Immediately tossing a record onto the home’s millennialpink record player, she danced around the room as she changed for hair and makeup, rocking out as hair stylist Chris Dylan and makeup artist Spencer Barnes transformed her into our dream-worthy cover model. “This is my first cover!” she gushed excitedly as Barnes brushed eyeshadow along her eyelids. First cover shoot or not, Johnson worked like a pro. With every click of the camera, photographer Andrea Domjan announced that it was the perfect shot. “We spent a fantastic day at the Palm Baum, which reminded me of a life-size Barbie house. It was the

perfect location to shoot with Kandee,” said Domjan. “She is one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. The creative team was phenomenal; we had an amazing time creating her images!” Johnson agreed. Every image was her favorite, every outfit was the best, and as she chose her next look with wardrobe stylist Teresita Marie, she couldn’t help falling in love with everything on the rack. "Kandee is a sweetheart. I wanted to bring options that matched her online personality—fun, bright and full of life,” explained Marie. “Luckily it was a great match. We wore gowns, we wore pantsuits, we wore swimsuits and we wore it with eloquence. She was open, talkative and so enjoyable to work with. The entire beauty team was a blast and I felt that it was a dazzling successful day. A match made in rainbow heaven.” By the end of the day-long photo shoot, Johnson never lost her bubbly personality, encouraging the crew to take a group photo with her. Although it was her first time to Palm Springs, as she packed up her belongings and made her way back to the car, she was already planning her next trip to the desert—and we can’t wait to have her.

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Omnia Bali

H3K Design

Pack Your Bags and Enjoy the Bliss of OMNIA Bali

The Duo Behind H3K Knows How to Put a Modern Twist on Midcentury Design

TROPIC LIKE IT’S HOT

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HOMEGROWN PROS

These Local Experts Share Why They’re at the Top of Their Game

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

ARRIVE Is the Place to Visit for the Ultimate Palm Springs Staycation

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These Cabo Destinations Should Be Your Next Getaway

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LET’S GET THIS SPA-RTY STARTED

The Well Spa Has the Perfect Special for Your Next Treatment

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THE GRAND TOUR

Where to Take Your Family to Dine, Shop and Play Your Way Through SoCal

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Room Essentials

MODERN MOROCCAN

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Has Your Next Interior Design Project Covered

SANDS HOTEL & SPA 44-985 Province Way Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.321.3771 www.sandshotelandspa.com

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Sephora

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Local Chefs Show Off Their Take on Seasonal Ingredients

Stock Up on These Trendy, Travel-Sized Sephora Goodies

indiGO Auto Group Founder and CEO Talks Cars, Charity and Collectibles

IT’S A COOK-OFF!

BEAUTY ON THE FLY

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That's What She Said

Draughtsman’s Designer and Co-Founder Shares What Inspired This Eatery's Design

This Blogger Takes a Break From Working Out to Soak in the Catalina Island Sun

THE MIDAS TOUCH

ON ISLAND TIME

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Cover Story

These Cocktails Are Sure to Shake up Your Holiday Season

Beauty Maven Kandee Johnson Talks Failure, Family and Her Meteoric Rise to the Top

POUR DECISIONS

95 Meals Deconstructed

MÁS, POR FAVOR!

Executive Chef Katherine Gonzalez Puts a Healthy Twist on This Mexican Staple

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WELCOME TO KANDEELAND

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THAT’S A WRAP!

Consider Your Shopping Done—Flip the Page for Our Editors’ Hand-Picked Holiday Hotlist

SHIFTING GEARS

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MAD FOR MOD

Five Events You Won’t Want to Miss at Modernism Week’s Fall Preview

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ARTISTIC HAVEN

Old Town Artisan Studios Fosters a Creative Community in La Quinta

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OASIS IN THE DESERT

Spend 24 Hours With Us in Desert Hot Springs



LOCALENDAR FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE SEASONAL DESERT HAPPENINGS WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE SMITH

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HOLD ON TO YOUR BREECHES!

FIND GALAXY VIBES AT THE STAR PARTY AT THE MONUMENT

October 31-November 4, November 7-11

November 17 and December 15

¢ Come out to watch

some true horsemanship at the National Sunshine Series this fall. The popular series takes place at the Desert Horse Park, which offers an upscale VIP pavilion with gourmet cuisine and ringside seating.

¢ Join the Friends of the Desert Mountains for an evening of stargazing brought to you by the clear desert sky and our cute little solar system. Access the far-out party at the National Monument’s Visitor Center.

www.hitsshows.com/national-sunshine-series

desertmountains.org/calendar

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AN ART AFFAIRE TO REMEMBER

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES

¢ For the art aficionado

¢ Get inspired by new and celebrated international features and documentaries at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Created by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the popular festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings of over 180 films.

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or those who like to admire, the 18th Annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire will offer 100 booths of artists, musical entertainment, food, drinks and other exclusive exhibits over the course of two creative days.

www.ranchomirageca.gov/ art-affaire

CLIMB TO THE TOP AT THE 33RD ANNUAL TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE October 27

¢ The Palm Springs

Aerial Tram Road Challenge is not your typical marathon. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to run (or walk!) the uphill 6k journey to the finish line at 2,600 feet elevation. Reward yourself at the top with refreshments, awards and prizes! kleinclarksports.com/tram

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HAVE ALL THE TREATS AT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR ¢ BOO! Just kidding, this

event skips the tricks and goes right for the treats with over 20,000 pieces of candy up for grabs! This family-friendly event features costume contests, bike giveaways and all the candy you could want! discovercathedralcity.com

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SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ¢ The Festival of Lights

Parade’s signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge, Macy’s-style balloons have starred in this valley tradition for 26 years. Past entrants include the Budweiser Clydesdales! www.psfestivaloflights.com

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INVEST IN YOUR WELLNESS

STAND PROUD AND CELEBRATE PRIDE

¢ Get your wellness

¢ Come out, celebrate and show your support at the Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival. There are a slew of activities to choose from including pool parties, musical performances and the big parade… so get involved!

October 26-28

on at the Wanderlust Wellspring Wellness Convention where you’ll find hands-on treatments and invigorating workouts to inspirational workshops led by Russel Brand, Glennon Doyle and Ken Nwadike Jr, among others. www.wanderlust.com

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www.pspride.org

TAKE FLIGHT AT THE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL November 16-18

¢ Observe the beauty of these massive balloons through activities like balloon tether rides and a nighttime balloon glow. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the SEAthletes Foundation. www.hotairballoonfest.com

Photography Provided By: Palm Springs Pride, Modernism Week, Bighorn Golf Club

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BEHOLD! A MIRACLE ON EL PASEO

GO WILD AT THE LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENSʼ WILDLIGHTS

November 17

¢ Support the Bighorn BAM charities at this annual fundraising event featuring activities from The Shops on El Paseo, including in-store promotions, live music, entertainment, bites and refreshments from over 25 restaurants, and a tree-lighting ceremony to get you in the holiday spirit! This is one event not to be missed! For tickets please visit www.bighornbam.net.

November 23-December 24 (Select nights)

¢ At the 26th Annual Wildlights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens guests will experience a magical winter wonderland featuring over a million lights, a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns, a holiday tunnel of lights and nightly entertainment. Plus, keeper chats and animal encounters will be offered nightly.

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HAVE SOME FUN WITH US AT THE LOCALE LAUNCH PARTY

DECK OUT YOUR GOLF CART October 28

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¢ Golfers, get ready, the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is back. This year’s theme is all about superheroes—from comic book heroes to the real-life heroes in your own life.

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beautiful Miramonte Resort & Spa, the Launch Party is a great opportunity to come and celebrate this issue’s release, the desert’s opportunities and life’s good times.

www.golfcartparade.com

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MAKE A PIT STOP AT PROPS & HOPS November 17

¢ This unique, 21 and older event showcases vintage aircrafts and tons of craft breweries plus food and live music! You can even go for a ride on one of these historic pieces—the perfect way to spend your afternoon! www.palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

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CHECK OUT THE DESERT’S OWN WINTER WONDERLAND AT SNOWFEST December 8

¢ It’s holiday time in the

desert! Snowfest is a Hollywood-style movie set themed as Main Street at Santa’s very own North Pole. Enjoy lights, a holiday market, food and cozy hot chocolate. www.snowfest.us

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FALL IN LINE WITH X-TINA AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT October 24

¢ Don’t miss the

opportunity to see one of the world’s most iconic pop stars perform live at Fantasy Springs Resort! Sing along to Christina Aguilera’s legendary hits; this show is bound to be unforgettable.

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¡VIVA LOS MUERTOS! November 3

¢ In honor of a passed loved one, don your best Day of the Dead attire and join hundreds of runners at the 6th Annual Run with Los Muertos 5k and Block Party, a unique health and culture event held during usually perfect desert fall weather.

www.runwithlosmuertos.com

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EXPLORE MIDCENTURY DESIGN AT MODERNISM WEEK FALL PREVIEW October 18-21

¢ A favorite event in the desert area—this is your chance to have a first look at Modernism Week’s lineup and tour some of the homes that have made Palm Springs a mecca for midcentury design.

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ARE YOU IRONMAN ENOUGH? December 9

¢ The legendary Ironman 70.3 race will make its inaugural debut in the valley this winter. The race includes a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Cahuilla, a 56-mile bike ride past numerous palm tree farms, and a 13.1-mile run through Indian Wells Golf Resort. It should be a lot of fun…to watch. www.ironman.com

www.modernismweek.com

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Doctor’s Orders

When She Isn’t Performing Surgeries, This Busy Bee Is Loving the Desert

EXPERT: Dr. Maria Lombardo CREDENTIALS: General and Cosmetic Surgeon, Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery MONDAY ¢ Surgery day! Wearing scrubs and making people feel more confident in their own skin. What an amazing job I have!

www.lombardocosmeticsurgery.com

TUESDAY ¢ Seeing patients in the office, but planning an after-work grocery run and meal prep marathon! Love Smart & Final in Palm Desert for great produce, grass-fed beef and easy, singleserve (but restaurant quality!) containers for freezing soups and stews I can bring for lunch! www.smartandfinal.com

WEDNESDAY ¢ After work, a terrific workout at Kinetix Health and Performance Center in Palm Desert. Or the occasional massage...mmm! www.kinetixcenter.com

THURSDAY ¢ After another surgery day, a fantastic meal of tapas at Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine. Try the smoked fish dip—it's my favorite! And a pomegranate basil martini, if you are so inclined. www.catalanrestaurant.com

week! It's a coffee run to Koffi in Rancho Mirage! Our usual order: English tea latte, light roast latte, Mocha Freeze and a double espresso over ice with a splash of half and half! Don't be surprised if we are talking too fast when you call on Friday afternoon! www.kofficoffee.com

SATURDAY ¢ Have to run some errands and do some shopping! A favorite? lululemon on El Paseo. They have such great-fitting athletic wear and such cute styles. Is there such a thing as having too many yoga pants? I do not think so! www.lululemon.com

SUNDAY ¢ Want to know a great way to start the day? Go do a Pilates class at Ecore Fitness in Palm Springs. It motivates you to have an amazing rest of the day—and upcoming week—and you get to wear your cute, new workout clothes! Have a yummy brunch after and enjoy another gorgeous Sunday in our beautiful desert! www.ecorefitness.com

FRIDAY ¢ We definitely need a little energy boost at the end of the

LOMBARDO COSMETIC SURGERY 41606 Indian Trail, Ste A1 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.610.8990 www.lombardocosmeticsurgery.com Photoshoot Location: DAILY GRILL 73061 El Paseo Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.779.9911 www.dailygrill.com

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“Go do a Pilates class at Ecore Fitness in Palm Springs. It motivates you to have an amazing rest of the day!”

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An Artist’s Perspective This Gallery Director Knows His Palm Springs ‘Hood

EXPERT: Samuel Heaton CREDENTIALS: Director, CODA Gallery

MONDAY ¢ As director of CODA Gallery, I’m fortunate to begin most days on El Paseo. After stopping by WilliamsSonoma, I stop by the Tesla showroom next door and visualize my next car. A great way to end the day—a big martini and an early dinner at Mastro’s. www.thegardensonelpaseo.com www.mastrorestaurants.com

TUESDAY ¢ The best theater in the valley is the Century Cinemark in La Quinta. You can reserve your luxury recliner in advance, then enjoy a cold beer, a glass of wine or a frozen cocktail with your popcorn! www.cinemark.com

WEDNESDAY ¢ Coachella Valley residents are blessed with 350 days of sunshine every year, and it’s invigorating to get out. A wildlife preserve and habitat, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is best to go in the morning when it’s cooler and the animals are playful. www.livingdesert.org

THURSDAY ¢ There’s no better healer than Dr. Anthony Usera of Power of Chiropractic in Palm Desert. Dr. Anthony and assistant Paula are gentle

CODA GALLERY 73400 El Paseo, Ste B1 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.346.4661 www.codagallery.com

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people who can recommend a holistic approach to just about everything. www.powerofchiro.com

FRIDAY ¢ Copley’s in Palm Springs is quintessential desert fine dining and just up the block, Trio has been a popular spot in the Uptown Design District. When these two joined forces to open AC3 Restaurant + Bar I knew it would be a wonderful addition to the El Paseo dining scene. www.copleyspalmsprings.com www.triopalmsprings.com

SATURDAY ¢ Art abounds in the desert. Featuring an outstanding permanent collection and an excellent exhibition program, the Palm Springs Art Museum is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs in an architecturally-significant building designed in 1974 by E. Stewart Williams. www.psmuseum.org

SUNDAY ¢ It’s all Greek to me! If you feel like a fun getaway to the Mediterranean, enjoy dinner at The Greek Island Restaurant in Palm Springs. The authentic family recipes, festive atmosphere and live music will make you feel right at home.

“It’s all Greek to me! If you feel like a fun getaway to the Mediterranean, enjoy dinner at The Greek Island Restaurant in Palm Springs.” Photographed By: Jane Chouteau



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Man About Town

“After a day of work, I like to take the golf cart for a family ride to Ironwood Park before dinner!”

This Founder of a Real Estate Company Shares His Favorite Places to Be in the Desert

EXPERT: Troy Kudlac CREDENTIALS: Founder, KUD Properties

MONDAY ¢ Start the week off right, gym at 6:15 a.m., eat granola and blueberries for breakfast, and then it’s inspiration time at the KUD Properties mastermind meeting at 9 a.m.! Lunch is at Eureka! for an awesome protein salad or Napa Chicken Sandwich, and in the evening, I’m at Young Life Ministry. www.kudproperties.com www.eurekarestaurantgroup.com

TUESDAY ¢ I go for a morning run in south Palm Desert before I drop the girls off at school via golf cart! After that, I have job inspections and property meetings before I head to lunch at Taqueria Tlaquepaque for their killer tacos. After a day of work, I like to take the golf cart for a family ride to Ironwood Park before dinner! www.taqueriatlaquepaquerest.com

WEDNESDAY ¢ It’s another early gym day for me followed by time with the family over lunch! Then, it’s Attitude Adjustment Hour with the KUD Team at Fix on El Paseo followed by a family dinner at AC3 for some awesome art, ambiance and Blistered Shishitos and Braised Short Rib Sliders. www.pastryswan.com www.ac3palmdesert.com

THURSDAY ¢ I take a break from my early morning gym classes to enjoy some early morning golf at Indian Wells Country Club instead! Thursdays are for meetings and office work,

and then it’s time for dinner and a cocktail at The Pink Cabana, followed by a concert in the park at Palm Desert Civic Center Park with family and friends. www.clubcorp.com/clubs/indian-wellscountry-club www.sandshotelandspa.com

FRIDAY ¢ It’s back to the gym in the morning before meetings and office work that lead me to having to eat lunch at my desk! Fridays mean dinner with my awesome Amy at Chef Paul Hancock’s Citrus & Palm for a fresh and crafty dining experience, followed by a golf cart ride home! www.miramonteresort.com

SATURDAY ¢ I wake up and cross off a few morning chores from the list and then it’s time to hang out with my girls! We live well and eat well at Evzin in Palm Desert with friends and family after an early afternoon show at the McCallum Theatre. www.evzincuisine.com www.mccallumtheatre.com

SUNDAY ¢ I love to start the day off with morning church at The Garden, then have breakfast at Keedy’s! For the rest of the day, the family and I relax by the pool and Jacuzzi as we catch the Angels game, barbecue and wind down before the next week starts. www.thegardenfellowship.com www.keedysfountaingrill.com

KUD PROPERTIES 73700 Hwy 111, Ste 7 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.273.5150 www.kudproperties.com Photoshoot Location: PALM DESERT, CA

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Ladies First

“Nowhere beats The Beer Hunter in La Quinta. We have been going here for more than 20 years. Hands down the best nachos in the desert!”

This #Bosslady Tells Us Her Weekly Go-To Places in Greater Palm Springs EXPERT: Suzette Hendrickson CREDENTIALS: Owner, Son Cabinetry & Design

MONDAY ¢ Monday Night Football! Nowhere beats The Beer Hunter in La Quinta. We have been going here for more than 20 years. Hands down the best nachos in the desert! Go Saints! www.thebeerhunter.com

TUESDAY ¢ I like to have lunch with my squad and a great spot is Wilma & Frieda’s Cafe at The Gardens on El Paseo. For me, it’s a BLT & Avocado and a root beer—yum! Of course, a little retail therapy after too! www.wilmafrieda.com www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

WEDNESDAY ¢ It’s mid-week cocktail time with friends! We love The Pink Cabana in Indian Wells at The Sands Hotel. Super fresh restaurant and bar—don’t pass up the Pink Lemonade. www.sandshotelandspa.com

THURSDAY ¢ Country music is the life for me so Thursday is time for line dancing at LIT Lounge at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort with The Big 106 and Randy. Great food

SON CABINETRY & DESIGN 78078 Country Club Dr, Ste 105 Bermuda Dunes, CA 92201 760.200.3570 www.soncabinetry.com

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FRIDAY ¢ After a successful work week—hello happy hour! A fun spot is the Tack Room Tavern in Indio. Grab a cold beer and some appetizers and stay for the live music. Great way to finish the day! www.tackroomtavern.com

SATURDAY ¢ Our busy day—after errands, it’s the best day to hit the spa. The favorite is Agua Serena at The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Hotel and Spa. Start with a workout, get a Traditional Thai massage, then steam and shower, and finish with an appetizer at Agave Sunset! There’s nothing better. www.hyatt.com

SUNDAY ¢ Sunday Fun Day! After church, we head to Twenty 6 at La Quinta Resort & Club for breakfast and an amazing bloody mary on their gorgeous patio, then we relax at the resort for the afternoon. www.laquintaresort.com

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MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA This Resort’s Spa Has a Treatment Special Just for You SOUKIE MODERN The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five 1345 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 310.955.1060 www.soukiemodern.com PHOTO BY: Nathan Cox

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Tropic Like It’s Hot PACK YOUR BAGS AND ENJOY THE BLISS OF OMNIA BALI

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The Indonesian island of Bali is known for its legendary surf, lush rice fields and stunning ancient temples—there’s truly something for every traveler to explore. Now, with the opening of OMNIA Bali, it’s safe to say the island is as close as one could get to heaven on Earth. OMNIA Bali is located on the picturesque cliffs of Uluwatu. Boasting panoramic views of the dazzling Indian Ocean, an on-site Japanese restaurant and impressive infinity pools from which guests can listen to world-class DJs, those who visit OMNIA Bali are sure to head home feeling as though they’ve found a piece of paradise.

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• The Cube is an architectural marvel that floats over the day club’s outdoor bar. The massive feature’s silver embellishments catch and reflect sunlight as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

• Some of the world’s top DJ talent will perform at OMNIA Bali, including Marshmello, Martin Garrix and more. The venue features a state-of-the-art sound system so guests can enjoy the musical acts to the fullest.

JUMP RIGHT IN • With infinity pools, VIP cabanas and bungalows with private plunge pools available for guests, OMNIA Bali is the ultimate party location in Uluwatu.

EATIN’ FRESH AND FEELIN’ FINE • The menu at Sake no Hana, the property’s contemporary Japanese restaurant, focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a masterful dining experience.

AN ISLAND ACCESSORY • Offering luxury service and ample spaces for lounging, the venue was designed to highlight the natural beauty of Uluwatu. The cliffside location plays off the area’s captivating limestone formations and stunning ocean views.




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From a passion for the landscape to inspiration from its people, these desert design connoisseurs are shaping the history, culture and homes of Greater Palm Springs with their own creative undertakings. With love for this little big town, they have achieved notable success and continue to make strides in highlighting the beauty distinct to the land. In their own successful businesses, these experts sat down to share their understanding of passion, profession and creativity.

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JOHN HEALY

Credentials: Managing Broker, California Lifestyle Realty

NATURE AND NURTURE • “I find creativity in assisting nature and architecture to come together,” says Healy. “[Like] working with clients or builders to design a custom home that focuses on bringing the outside in.”

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK • “It’s a true pleasure for me to work with our team in developing our office into one of the best in the desert,” says Healy. “It’s a privilege to work with such a wonderful team at every level in our company.” SPANISH HEART • Healy’s favorite architectural style? “Spanish colonial,” he says. “I love the arches, tile roofs and multiple roof elevations in the design. It provides a warm, homey interior space for entertaining.”

The role of Vice President and Managing Broker of California Lifestyle Realty is a dream come true for Healy. Since his appointment, California Lifestyle Realty has flourished with over 50 realtors, becoming one of the best offices in the Greater Palm Springs area. Healy contributes this success to his team but knows the beauty of the desert naturally draws in buyers. “[Greater Palm Springs] offers a quiet, relaxed but elegant atmosphere with all the convenience of [a] large metropolitan city and none of the congestion or big city issues. It’s not a coincidence that so many US Presidents, countless celebrities and multiple billionaires have all chosen this valley to call home.” CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE REALTY 50200 Avenita Vista Bonita La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.1200 www.californialifestylerealty.com THOMBOY PROPERTIES www.thomboyinc.com @thomboyproperties Photoshoot Location: PALM SPRINGS, CA

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DEEANN MCCOY AND JACKIE THOMAS Credentials: Co-Owners, Thomboy Properties DYNAMIC DUO • They are a perfect pair, affectionately referred to as the “Budget Buster” and “Design Queen.”

FINDING INSPIRATION • “[If] we love it, it can come from anywhere— a hike in the desert or the blue sky itself,” says Thomas.

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HOARDER HOUSE REMODEL • “It’s always hard when asked to pick a favorite project, it’s like asking us to pick a favorite cat. That said, I would have to say the hoarder house we did on Camino Real,” said McCoy. “It was...in such disrepair that when the listing agent showed it to us he asked if he could wait outside!”


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FRANK GILL

Credentials: Owner and Interior Designer, Frank Gill Design WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE • When you meet Gill for the first time, he asks that you wear something you love to share your personality and interests, it helps him to have a sense of your style when designing your space.

NATURAL WONDERS • “I love the contemporary style and warm, earthy tones inherent to Palm Springs, that make for a beautiful, neutral palette whilst allowing for pops of color,” says Gill. “I always add pops of color.” CLIENT CREATIVITY • “My client is my greatest source of inspiration. Knowing the client is what defines my entire design philosophy,” says Gill.

The first time Gill felt called to embrace home design, he was looking at a book about homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Oddly, Wright passed away the day Gill was born (make of that what you will), and he has since felt kindred to his work. Gill’s work spans the Estates at Marriott Desert Springs to high-end homes in Cypress Heights. “Architecture makes up the bones of a home,” says Gill. Then with his eye and heart for design, he ensures his clients’ homes “manifest their vision while leaving no detail unfinished, down to the design of the dishes.”

FRANK GILL DESIGN 40339 Taranto Ct Indio, CA 92203 760.409.7734 www.frankgilldesign.com Photoshoot Location: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

PALM SPRINGS MOD SQUAD 760.469.9265 www.psmodsquad.com Photoshoot Location: PALM SPRINGS, CA

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KURT CYR

Credentials: Owner, Palm Springs Mod Squad VIBRANT VIBES • “I believe creativity begets creativity,” Cyr says. “I draw my inspiration from the vibrant people inhabiting the area.”

GIN MASTER • Cyr crafts his own gin from fresh juniper homegrown in the desert area as part of an artisan group called Makerville.

Kurt Cyr knows Greater Palm Springs. For over 100 years, artists, designers and celebs alike have flocked to the area as a creative outlet. Taking a tour with Cyr’s Palm Springs Mod Squad is to experience the creations, history and impact they left behind—all through the eyes of an experienced, passionate guide. As he puts it: “The world comes to Palm Springs.” And when they come, Cyr guides visitors through the people and places, the glamour and the architecture that makes the Greater Palm Springs area so special.

MOD WEEK PRO • Each year, Cyr presents at Modernism Week on a number of different topics concerning the history, preservation and culture of Palm Springs.

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Credentials: Co-Owners, Encore Consign + Design Studio

FINDING INSPO • When the Woods need an extra dose of inspiration, the dynamic duo looks no further than Dorothy Draper who said, “I always put in one controversial item, it makes people talk.”

PICKING FAVORITES • The duo doesn’t have a favorite piece. Instead, Pat says, “we get exciting consignments from different people, different places, different designers every day, and all of these pieces find a second life when combined in different settings to create a unique, emotional experience.” ALL IN THE BIZ • “We’re inspired by a passion for business and curate consigned art and furniture offerings in the valley,” says Pat Wood.

Pat and Jack Wood created Encore in 2011 after they moved to the desert in 2000 from Calabasas, California. At Encore, they offer their buyers a 360-degree view of creativity—especially when looking around their showroom. This pair looks for furniture that offers unexpected combinations and arrangements designed to engage. The store itself houses 23,000 square feet of one-of-a-kind furnishings and accessories. “Our strength is our vast assortment of hand-picked treasures— Tuscan to modern, contemporary to Santa Fe and beyond— we have pieces that will blend perfectly across all of the architectural nuances of Palm Springs,” says Pat Wood.

SOUKIE MODERN The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five 1345 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 310.955.1060 www.soukiemodern.com

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TAIB LOTFI AND KENYA KNIGHT Credentials: Co-Owners, Soukie Modern FOLLOW YOUR ARROW • “Choose the things that bring you joy. If you have a dream, sit with that. Understand how you feel about it,” says Lotfi.

MIDCENTURY MAKEOVER • “Recently we remodeled our midcentury modern home, called Soukie Kasbah, into a lifestyle representation of our brand,” says Knight. “The house is filled with incredible vintage pieces sourced in Palm Springs and Morocco.”

Soukie Modern harmonizes the cultures of Palm Springs and Marrakech into one, beautiful collection, representing a “Collective Casbah,” merging kindred worlds of design with vintage Moroccan rugs and pieces for the home. “At Soukie Modern, we find inspiration right here in Palm Springs, with our own whimsical twist just a little left of center,” notes Knight. To explore Soukie Modern is to absorb the passion of two beautiful people with hands reaching out to offer more than design, here energy is manifested in hand-woven rugs, blankets and more. 48 LOCALE MAGAZINE

CULTURE CREATORS • Knight and Lotfi develop their ongoing vision called Palm2Palm. Two palms signify a pair of trees, one in Palm Springs and the other in Marrakech, offering friendship between cultures. “Two cities [that] are actually on the same latitude,” explains Knight.

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WISH YOU WERE HERE ARRIVE Is the Place to Visit for the Ultimate Palm Springs Staycation WRITTEN BY: MARLY BERGERUD

• Designed by Chris Pardo, a co-founder of ARRIVE, the hotel’s architecture is a nod to midcentury modern design with an open, inviting plan to foster a sense of community.

ARRIVE is built for the neighborhood in the Uptown District Palm Springs, and prides itself on being a lively social intersection for visitors and locals. The 32-room boutique hotel’s innovative design and spectacular mountain views immerse visitors and locals in the food, drinks and lifestyle that typically define the desert. For the sun-worshipping kind, and to further bring the community together, you will find a large, central pool area surrounded by the popular private cabanas, a bocce court and games area, communal fire pits and spa. Poolside movies are provided for guests the last Friday each month. See you around the neighborhood!

• Check-in is at the bar. Start your stay on the right foot with a welcome drink and easy text messaging for anything the staff can help you with. CAFFEINE FIX • Cartel Coffee is making its way from Arizona to Palm Springs this November! Your next cup of coffee at ARRIVE will be carefully curated and give you the energy you need to have a fun-filled stay. SWEET TREAT • The property houses the delicious Ice Cream & Shop(pe), offering gourmet ice cream desserts—flavors changing every day—for when you get that sweet tooth. DELI DE-LIGHTS

ARRIVE is built for the neighborhood in the Uptown District Palm Springs, and prides itself on being a lively social intersection for visitors and locals.

• Wexler’s Deli is venturing outside of LA for the first time and opening a new location at ARRIVE Palm Springs this fall. The popular, modern Jewish deli will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a menu mixed with classics and new items.

The 32-room boutique hotel’s innovative design and spectacular mountain views immerse visitors and locals in the food, drinks and lifestyle that typically define the desert. Photos - Photography Provided by Ashley LaPrade

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Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays— especially when you live in Southern California! With so many

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unique shops, restaurants and activities, we’re always feeling #blessed to live where others vacay. And this year, with family coming into town, you can take your tour guide skills to the next level with our ultimate guide to SoCal. No more obvious tourist stops—okay, just the cool ones—this guide is jam-packed with the best of what Orange County, San Diego, Greater Palm Springs and Los Angeles have to offer, local-style!

TOUR Where to Take Your Family to Dine, Shop and Play Your Way Through SoCal

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Open Your Mouth and Say ‘Ahh…’

SO CHEESY Babe’s Half Pound-Cheddar Burger will come as advertised— hefty and cheesy—or opt for their Thick Cut Applewood Bacon Cheeseburger.

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WILMA & FRIEDA’S

The Southern California sun shines on the dreams of our visiting friends and family as they anticipate the warm nights and cool attractions to come. And what’s better than making their wishes come true? Cruise beyond their expectations into an experience distinctively inspired by their creature comforts. We’ve done a little reconnaissance so you can deliver some of that sweet, Southern California hospitality. Whether you are tailoring a trip for epicureans, shoppers, socialites or kiddos, we’ve got you covered—like the umbrellas lining the coast of their California dreams. Written By: Tatiana Servin De Maio 54 LOCALE MAGAZINE

WET ‘N’ WILD PALM SPRINGS 1500 S Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.0499 wetnwildpalmsprings.com @wetnwildps

PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM 745 N Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.778.6262 palmspringsairmuseum.org @psairmuseum

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM OF THE DESERT 71-701 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.321.0602 www.cdmod.org

THE LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS 47900 Portola Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.346.5694 www.livingdesert.org @thelivingdesert

F OR YOU R B R U N C HI N ’ S I S T ER - I N - L AW Palm Desert Dine on pleasant provisions like Blackberry Custard French Toast and catch up with your guests in this charming oasis of all things comfort food and mimosas. WILMA & FRIEDA’S wilmafrieda.com

F OR YOU R V EGA N D A U G HT ER Palm Springs Delight the hearts and stomachs of your ardent vegan brothers and sisters with a macrobiotic bowl you found, just because you knew they would be in town.

FO R Y O U R CA RNIV O R D A D Rancho Mirage Share love and laughter over a rack of St. Louisstyle ribs while surrounded by the hilariously kitschy decor of pigs and family portraits. Can you say home, sweet home? BABE’S BBQ AND BREWHOUSE babesbbque.com

FO R Y O U R P U P P YL O VING M O M Rancho Mirage Show her you care by thinking about her fur baby too! Choose a chic spot that allows dogs, giving you and your guest the best of both worlds. PINZIMINI AT THE WESTIN MISSION HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA pinziminipalmsprings.com Palm Greens Cafe

PALM GREENS CAFE palmgreenscafe.com

For the Shopper Get Ready for a Closet Makeover Whether your guests came prepared to save or splurge, Palm Springs never leaves you stranded. Revivals is a place for nifty thrifting among midcentury modern treasures in Cathedral City, while Old Town La Quinta features an array of local boutiques with style befitting its unique California desert flair. If designer garb is the name of the game, The Shops on El Paseo will dazzle with its impressive cast of clothing brands. No matter one’s penchant for shopping, treat your friends and family to souvenirs they can proudly proclaim, “I got it in California!”

THE SHOPS ON EL PASEO On El Paseo, Between Hwy 74 / Monterey & Sage Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.341.4058 theshopsonelpaseo.com

OLD TOWN LA QUINTA 78-100 Main St, Ste 203 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.600.0758 oldtownlaquinta.com

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REVIVALS 68401 Hwy 111 Cathedral City, CA 92234 760.969.5747 revivalsstores.com

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A M ER I C A N S T YL E Sparrows Lodge has refined lodge-style vibes down to an art—every detail will make you forget you’re in the desert.

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Stay Here The Perfect Place to Lay Your Head

INDIAN WELLS GOLF RESORT

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S TAY HER E FO R T HE R U S T I C VIBE S 3 Miles From City Center Guests here are treated to a completely restored, bungalow-style, 1950s retreat featuring rustic, poolside rooms and a fun restaurant called The Barn Kitchen that’s central to the city.

Relaxing, Clubbing and Golfing...Oh My! FOR T HE GOLFING GR ANDPA Indian Wells Ranked “Best Course You Can Play in California” by Golf Magazine, take your golfing enthusiasts to the frequented hot spot of Golf Channel and PGA. INDIAN WELLS GOLF RESORT www.indianwellsgolfresort.com

FOR T HE ARTSY AUN TIE Palm Springs Show off your town’s artistic prowess by touring the permanent collection featuring work from artists like Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois and Mark Bradford, or peruse the exhibition Narratives in Glass, featuring amazing depictions of the human form in glass. PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM www.psmuseum.org

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FO R T H E C LUBBI N ’ C O US I N S Indio When you are looking for one of those memorable all-nighters, head over to LIT, which lines up concerts, Latin nights, country nights and themed events, offering something for everyone.

F EED YOU R S OU L At Spa La Quinta, wellness rituals like “Find Your Zen” will renew your mind, body and spirit.

LIT AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO www.fantasyspringsresort.com

FO R T H E PE A C E F U L PARE N T S La Quinta Take your folks to a truly gorgeous desert hideaway. This Waldorf Astoria resort sports 41 sparkling pools to suit those with kids, seeking privacy or down for some good oldfashioned relaxation.

STAY HERE FOR THE FOUNTAIN POOL 26 Miles From City Center About 35 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, you can rent out an ultraluxe estate for the whole crew featuring a fountainfilled pool, three-hole golf courses, a beach volleyball court and more.

OMNI RANCHO LAS PALMAS RESORT & SPA 41000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.568.2727 www.omnihotels.com

OLD POLO ESTATE 51270 Jackson St Coachella, CA 92236 wlcrentals.com/old-polo-estate

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SPARROWS LODGE 1330 E Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.2300 www.sparrowslodge.com

S TAY HE RE FO R THE 5 0 S PA TRE ATM E NTS 11 Miles From City Center Everything at this property is focused around comfort, relaxation and wellness. With over 50 treatments that range from dreamy massages to revitalizing body treatments, all of their ingredients are certified organic and locally sourced from plants that are native to the California desert.

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PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY CABAZON DINOSAUR MUSEUM 50770 Seminole Dr 1 Tram Way Cabazon, CA 92230 Palm Springs, CA 92262 951.922.8700 760.325.1449 cabazondinosaurs.com www.pstramway.com @cabazondinosaurs @palmspringsaerialtramway

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 6554 Park Blvd Joshua Tree, CA 92252 760.367.5500 www.nps.gov @joshuatreenps

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ESCAPE /// GUIDE “At Taco Maria, I want to honor my family’s culture and their hard work by making Mexican-inspired food while using the bounty of Southern California.” —CHEF CARLOS SALGADO

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For the Foodie

S H O W Y O U R FA M I LY THE VERY BEST OF OC

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DYNAMIC DUO Every day at 5 p.m., Grits Fullerton turns into an Asian fusion pub called Grits Pub with dishes including sweet and spicy wings and fried dumplings.

TACO MARIA

On the Move • Prefer the oldfashioned way? Look into taking the toll roads to save time or the PCH for unbeatable views.

TACO MARIA

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F OR YOU R TA C O L OV I N G C OU S I N Costa Mesa Voted Restaurant of the Year in 2018 by the LA Times, this taco shop has an awesome prix-fixe menu that will change Mexican food as you know it. TACO MARIA www.tacomaria.com

F OR YOU R M EATL OV I N G U N C L E Garden Grove The meats are smoked daily at this hole-in-the-wall barbecue favorite. If you dare, take on the “Kings Challenge,” you’ll get your meal for free, along with a T-Shirt and photo on the wall if completed. THE SMOKING RIBS www.thesmokingribs.com

FO R Y O U R BRU NCH-O BS E S S E D S IS TE R Fullerton Head over for a lifechanging brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week. They serve classic American comfort food, such as their house favorite: Pork Belly Benny. GRITS FULLERTON @gritsfullerton

FO R Y O U R V E GA N NIE CE Orange This vegan/vegetarian cafe is full of flavor thanks to filling dishes like stuffed French toast sandwiches and its colorful atmosphere. The cafe is decorated with vibrant art pieces to add to the coziness of Old Towne Orange. MEAD’S GREEN DOOR www.meadsgreendoor.com

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For the Shopper We Hope the Fashionistas Brought an Extra Suitcase A little retail therapy never hurts, and Orange County will have your guests covered whether they’re here just to peruse, or stuff their suitcase with SoCal finds. Everything at De Lany Clothing in Newport Beach is total boho chic and $18 or less without skimping out on quality. And there’s something for everyone at the outdoor Irvine Spectrum, from trendy boutiques to classics like Nordstrom—you’ll find it here! Have a big spender in town? Take them to Grayse, where they’ll fall in love with luxury items, including everything from evening wear to leather jackets. We’ll see you on the catwalk!

family comes to visit, they expect only the best beaches and the best weather. We’ve created the ultimate guide to all the great tourist spots and hidden gems in Orange

• No unnecessary trips to LAX—Orange County’s main facility is John Wayne Airport.

GRAYSE 231 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.640.0025 shop.mkgrayse.com

IRVINE SPECTRUM 670 Spectrum Center Dr Irvine, CA 92618 949.790.4871 irvinespectrumcenter.com

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• Cruise along the coast via Amtrak from SD to San Francisco— hello, Pacific Coast!

DE LANY CLOTHING 306 Marine Ave, Ste D Newport Beach, CA 92662 949.791.2845 delanyclothing.com

Gorjana at Irvine Spectrum

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GAME GANG Bringing the kiddos? Monarch Beach Resort offers a variety of lawn games including Giant Jenga, cornhole and a ping-pong table to keep everyone occupied!

Stay Here Catch Up on zzz’s at These OC Getaways S TAY HER E FO R T HE P OOL D E CK 26 Miles From City Center It’s hard to beat the view at this hillside, oceanfront property. You can dive into fun activities, make a round on the golf course or continue soaking up the view from the pool deck.

Play Here Reconnect With Each Member of the Fam Over What They Love FOR T HE ME L L OW MAMA San Juan Capistrano This winery offers 40 award-winning wines and was recently voted San Juan Capistrano’s best restaurant, perfect for your sommelier-inthe-making mom. It is located in the heart of Capistrano, which is a great place to stroll and window shop. RANCHO CAPISTRANO WINERY www.ranchocapwinery.com

FOR T HE GOLFING GR ANDPA Tustin Voted Best Golf Course in Orange County, your grandpa will spend the day happier than ever teeing away. It is open to the public and contains special in-store promotions.

F O R T H E A RT S Y A U N T Santa Ana Take your “artsy aunt” here every time she visits. They have rotating exhibits so there is always something new. With their already wide collection of cultural art, she will never fail to be impressed.

BOWERS MUSEUM OF CULTURAL ART www.bowers.org

FO R T H E C O O L C O US I N Costa Mesa Not one, but two performers duel on grand pianos on the weekends. The audience is in charge of the song choices, so make sure your cousin has good taste in music.

MONARCH BEACH RESORT 1 Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point, CA 92629 949.234.3900 monarchbeachresort.com

B I RT HD AY B OO Celebrating something special? You and your fam can let the staff know and one of the pianists will bring you up on stage!

KEYS ON MAIN www.keysonmain.com

TUSTIN RANCH GOLF CLUB www.tustinranchgolf.com

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S TAY HER E FO R T HE P R I VAT E B ON F I R E A ND S ’ M OR ES 14 Miles From City Center With a newly-renovated, lagoon-style pool and luxurious spa, this resort is ideal for relaxing the day away before a private family bonfire complete with s’mores, blankets and the works.

S TAY HE RE A ND L E A RN TO S U RF 30 Miles From City Center There are only seven rooms at this hotel, each one is surfer-themed, ideal for families looking for the quintessential, SoCal-surfer vibe. You can even book an all-inclusive surf package which comes with a ride in their 1971 “surfmobile.” NOMADS HOTEL 101 Avenida Serra San Clemente, CA 92672 949.492.6000 www.stayatnomads.com

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HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714.698.1234 www.hyatt.com

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DISCOVERY CUBE 2500 N Main St Santa Ana, CA 92705 714.542.2823 www.oc.discoverycube.org @discoverycubeoc

DISNEYLAND 1313 Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA 92802 714.781.4636 www.disneyland.disney.go.com @disneyland

SURF CITY NIGHTS Main St Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714.536.8300 www.surfcitynights.com @surfcitynightshb

BALBOA ISLAND 206 Marine Ave Newport Beach, CA 92663 www.balboaisland.com @balboaislandca

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For the Foodie

SAN DIEGO BE THE U LT I M AT E TOUR GUIDE I N A M E R I C A’ S FINEST CITY

Where to Eat Good in the ‘Hood F OR T HE I S L A N D L OV ER Del Mar Celebrated for its oceanfront views, classic California vibes, and chefinspired cuisine, Jake’s Del Mar is a must for your time in San Diego. With curry and cumin roasted fish, surfing steak, and lobster tail, you’ll feel like you’re operating on island time. JAKE’S DEL MAR www.jakesdelmar.com

Breweries to Get Hoppy

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BIER GARDEN OF ENCINITAS 641 S Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024 760.632.2437 biergardenencinitas.com

Home to more than 1.4 million people, San Diego is perhaps less talked about than its California counterparts, Los Angeles and San Francisco. And yet, there’s something enchanting

NORTH PARK BEER CO. 3038 University Ave San Diego, CA 92104 619.225.2946 northparkbeerco.com

about America’s Finest City that draws people in. Perhaps it’s the incredible marine life and breathtaking beaches, or maybe it’s the abundance of authentic Mexican food and Tony Award-winning theaters. Whatever your reason for coming

PURE PROJECT BREWING 9030 Kenamar Dr, Ste 308 San Diego, CA 92121 858.252.6143 purebrewing.org

to San Diego, know that you’ll be greeted by friendly locals, world-class shopping and captivating activities sure to pique the interest of the entire family. Written By: Justine McGrath 58 LOCALE MAGAZINE

GREEN FLASH BREWING CO. 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92121 858.622.0085 greenflashbrew.com

F OR YOU R V EG A N M OM North Park What started as a speakeasy brunch featuring only vegan fare morphed into potluck vegan brunches, and eventually, Anthem Vegan was born. Serving up plant-based tacos, burgers and more, Anthem Vegan

offers some of the best vegan cuisine in the city. ANTHEM VEGAN www.anthemvegan.com

FO R Y O U R P ICK Y BRO THE R Point Loma, Liberty Station Liberty Public Market is home to over 30 local restaurants and retail vendors. Pick up a decadent lobster roll at Wicked Maine Lobster or relax with craft beer from Bottle Craft Liberty Station or cocktail from Mess Hall. LIBERTY PUBLIC MARKET www.libertypublicmarket.com

FO R Y O U R S O FTS E RVE QU E E N Kearny Mesa Tucked away in San Diego’s Convoy District, Angels & Hearts Harajuku Crêperie is a Japaneseinspired creperie and soft serve establishment. Try a shaved ice creation or do it for the ‘Gram with a photoworthy charcoal-caramel soft serve cone. ANGELS & HEARTS HARAJUKU CRÊPERIE @angelsandheartssd

For the Shopper Those Who Splurge or Ball on a Budget, Try out These Hotspots San Diego is known for its sun and surf, but there are also tons of places to shop during your stay. From small shops to luxe boutiques you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and a few you didn’t know you needed). From home decor to jewelry, Hi Sweetheart has it all! Their items start at around $5 so you’re sure to find items to give and to keep! Want a variety of shops to choose from? Visit The Headquarters where there’s something for everyone who’s coming to town. In the mood to treat yourself? Shop at Alexia María and wear your new, cute outfit for a night out in SD!

ALEXIA MARÍA 1261 Prospect St La Jolla, CA 92037 858.412.4120 www.alexiamaria.com

HI SWEETHEART 7920 Ivanhoe Ave La Jolla, CA 92037 858.729.1985 www.hi-sweets.com

THE HEADQUARTERS AT SEAPORT VILLAGE 849 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA 92101 619.235.4014 www.seaportvillage.com

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C HA M PA G N E MAMI The #ChamPendry vending machine dispenses mini bottles so you don’t have to wait at the bar or leave the hotel. Visit the on-site Provisional Kitchen or Fifth & Rose to purchase a Moëtbranded gold coin to get your bubbly on.

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Stay Here Because You’ll Need a Good Night’s Rest After All the Fun S TAY HER E FO R T HE C HA M PAGNE V EN D I N G M A CHINE 0.9 Miles From City Center As the hottest new hotel in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Pendry has already won the hearts of locals and visitors alike. With six on-site dining and entertainment venues, you’d be remiss to not stay at Pendry San Diego.

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Play Here Bring the Fam Along to These SD Activities FOR T HE KIDDOS Downtown With a multitude of hands-on installations and activities for kids, The New Children’s Museum is a must if you’re traveling with kids. Let them explore Wobbleland or encourage them to get involved in the outdoor garden project.

FO R T H E C O O L C O US I N Gaslamp Quarter An upscale approach to the standard nightclub experience, Oxford Social Club is located at Pendry San Diego. With a seasonal cocktail menu, eclectic music and captivating ambiance, it’s the perfect place to end a night out on the town.

FOR T HE RISK TAK E R Mission Valley If you enjoy activities that get your adrenaline pumping, a visit to Battle Axe San Diego is in store. Like a game of darts with higher stakes, visitors throw axes at a wall, trying to hit a bullseye.

FO R T H E A DV E N T URE S E E K ER Escondido Located in Escondido, this spot will provide hours of entertainment for visitors of all ages with sightings of giraffes, rhinos, lions and more.

THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM www.thinkplaycreate.org

BATTLE AXE SAN DIEGO www.battleaxesd.com

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OXFORD SOCIAL CLUB www.theoxfordsd.com

THE SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK www.sdzsafaripark.org

PENDRY SAN DIEGO 550 J St San Diego, CA 92101 619.738.7000 pendryhotels.com/san-diego

T HE G I F T OF C R EAT I V I T Y Head to the New Children’s Museum’s pop up shop to grab a fun and educational souvenir! With over 12 different vendors, you’ll find the perfect little something for your little one.

S TAY HER E FO R A N EXC L U S IV E A RT C OL L EC T I ON 0.3 Miles From City Center When you’re looking for a sophisticated stay in San Diego, look no further than the US Grant Hotel. The hotel originally opened in 1910 and remains an icon of class and exclusivity with impeccable dining, spa and entertainment services.

S TAY HE RE FO R THE RO M A NTIC CO U P L E S M A S S A GE S 9.5 Miles From City Center Just steps away from Pacific Beach, Tower23 Hotel is San Diego’s best kept secret. Home to JRDN, a bustling restaurant offering casual coastal fare, an indulgent spa and suites with ocean views, Tower23 Hotel is the place to stay with that special someone. TOWER23 HOTEL 723 Felspar St San Diego, CA 92109 858.270.2323 www.t23hotel.com

THE US GRANT 326 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 619.232.3121 www.theusgrant.com

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SEAWORLD 500 SeaWorld Dr San Diego, CA 92109 619.222.4732 www.seaworld.com/san-diego @seaworldsandiego

BALBOA PARK 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 619.239.0512 www.balboapark.org @balboapark

LEGOLAND 1 Legoland Dr Carlsbad, CA 92008 760.918.5346 www.legoland.com @legolandcalifornia

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ESCAPE /// GUIDE MUST- O R DER LATTE “My favorite drink is an almond milk piccolo latte and I have to say that Butcher’s Daughter Abbot Kinney is my favorite place to get it.”—Dave Harper, Principal of Bower Hospitality

For the Foodie

LOS ANGELES EXPLORE THE CITY OF A N G E L S W I T H Y O U R FA M

LA’s Best Eats for the Best Fam

DogFriendly Locations ANGEL CITY BREWERY Fido-Friendly Brewery 216 S Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.622.1261 angelcitybrewery.com @angelcitybeer

METRODERMIC A(maze)ing Game Fur Everyone 630 W 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90071 www.metrodemic.com/ locations/los-angeles

3RD STREET PROMENADE Tail-Wag-Worthy Shopping 1351 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 www.downtownsm.com @dtsantamonica THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER

Los Angeles is known for its impressive culinar y scene, unmatched shopping and offering fun for the entire family—whether you’re hosting your kid cousins or great aunt.

CAFÉ GRATITUDE Dog-Approved Patio 512 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291 424.321.8000 www.cafegratitude.com @cafegratitude

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F OR YOU R M U STB R U N C H C OU S IN Venice Expansive patio seating, charming rustic details and an impressive plantbased menu makes The Butcher’s Daughter one of the best places to enjoy an indulgent brunch. Make sure to explore their impressive juice selection alongside a perfectly creamy, salty and savory avocado toast. THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER thebutchersdaughter.com

F OR YOU R V EG A N S I S T ER Venice Nestled along the bohemian Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Plant Food & Wine is a vegan favorite. Focusing on locallysourced and minimallyprocessed ingredients, this eatery is embracing an

environmentally-conscious approach to food. PLANT FOOD & WINE www.matthewkenneycuisine. com/plant-food-wine-venice

FO R Y O U R M E ATL O VING BRO Redondo Beach You really can’t go wrong with classic barbecue. Bartz is an LA-based pop-up with mouthwatering meat perfectly smoked over oak for 12-16 hours. Other menu items include the smoked barbecue beans and peach cobbler. Find where they will be next on their Facebook. BARTZ BARBECUE www.bartzbarbecue.com

FO R Y O U R NIGHTO WL U NCL E Hollywood Seeking a midnight snack with retro vibes? Make sure to cruise to Fred 62. Open until 4 a.m., this allAmerican diner is slinging classic food, deep fried mac and cheese and waffle sliders well into the night. FRED 62 www.fred62.com

For the Shopper Just Watch Out for That Luggage Weight Los Angeles is one of the best shopping destinations in the world. There’s something to satisfy the thrifter, the casual browser and those wanting a more luxurious experience. Highlights include Melrose Trading Post, an expansive flea market taking over the corner of Melrose and Fairfax every Sunday where the family can go for the lively atmosphere and one-of-a-kind treasures. Or there is the Manhattan Village Shopping Center, offering a laid-back, beachside mall experience—ideal for the whole family. And, finally, how could we forget Rodeo Drive? This iconic boulevard is a historic hub for designer wear, high-end jewelry and the occasional celebrity sighting.

The holidays call for relaxation and quality time with family, why not spend it in this special city? While there’s admittedly no

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MELROSE TRADING POST 7850 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046 melrosetradingpost.org

MANHATTAN VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER 3200 Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.546.5555 shopmanhattanvillage.com

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B R EA K I N G R EC OR D S In 2017, LA welcomed a record-high number of 48.5 million overnight and day tourists, 7.3 million of them from different countries!

N AT I V E K N OW L ED G E The little beachfront cottage visible from Loews Santa Monica’s restaurant, Ocean & Vine was once home to Charlie Chaplin.

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S TAY HER E FO R T HE EC O- F R IE ND LY S PA 15.5 Miles From City Center Lounging on sand and playing in the Pacific— exactly what you’ll want to be doing while at Loews Santa Monica. This beachfront hotel is the best place to explore the picturesque coast. We love the eco-friendly spa onsite, making your stay even more relaxing.

Places Worth Any Traffic FOR T HE PARENT’S DATE NIGHT Hollywood The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is a great place to treat mom and dad to a unique and historic date night. Check ahead of time to see what shows are available, but whether they see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats,” the Tony Award-winning classic “Kinky Boots” or any other show, they’re bound to have an unforgettable experience. HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE www.hollywoodpantages.com

FOR T HE COOL, C OL L EGE COU SIN Downtown As far as rooftop bars go, PERCH is pretty much at the top of our list. This classy spot offers dizzying views of downtown Los Angeles from several stories up, creative cocktails and delicious small plates. Impress even your most cultured relatives.

FO R T H E FI T G RA N DPARE N T S Venice Pick a sunny day to take grams and gramps to the Venice Canals walkway. They are sure to love the quaint bridges and historic homes. A step away from the more energetic boardwalks, a stroll along the canals offers a peaceful moment of reprieve. VENICE CANALS WALKWAY

FO R T H E KI DS Long Beach Young kids (and adults too) are sure to love the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Aquariums highlight the magic of the deep sea, igniting curious imaginations and bringing awareness to this ecosystem that covers the majority of the Earth’s surface.

S EA T HE C HR I S T M A S S P I R I T Enjoy holiday decorations, gingerbread houses, daily penguin walks, watching Santa Diver give the fishes on his ‘nice list’ gifts and more daily throughout the month of December!

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC www.aquariumofpacific.org

PERCH LA www.perchla.com

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LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL 1700 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.458.6700 www.loewshotels.com

S TAY HER E FO R A L I V ELY R OOFTO P 8.1 Miles From City Center For those seeking a buzzy social scene, nightlife and the glamor of Hollywood, consider staying at Mama Shelter, perched six stories above Hollywood Boulevard. This quirky retreat is a great homebase for

touring the funkiest parts of Hollywood and surrounding areas. Make sure to take advantage of the rooftop restaurant offering panoramic views.

MAMA SHELTER HOLLYWOOD 6500 Selma Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028 323.785.6666 www.mamashelter.com

S TAY HE RE FO R THE P RIM E L O CATIO N 3.9 Miles From City Center Perfectly nestled between downtown and Hollywood is Koreatown: an exciting cultural center in the heart of Los Angeles. Its central location makes getting anywhere quick and easy. Brunch at Commissary—a breathtaking, plant-filled dining space—or take a dip in the second-floor pool.

LINE HOTEL IN KOREATOWN 3515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 213.381.7411 www.thelinehotel.com

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SANTA MONICA PIER 200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.458.8900 www.santamonicapier.org @santamonicapier

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 800.864.8377 universalstudioshollywood.com @unistudios

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY 2800 E Observatory Rd Los Angeles, CA 90027 213.473.0800 www.griffithobservatory.org @griffithobservatory

HOLLYWOOD SIGN HIKE Hollywood www.hollywoodsign.org

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KNOW WHEN TO STEP AWAY • “When we find ourselves stuck creatively, we take a break. We distance ourselves from the project, but we can talk about it and inspire each other, so we eventually dig ourselves out.” —Howard Hawkes

What’s in a Name • The name H3K is an homage to Howard’s father, whose name is also Howard, and his mother, Helga. The K? “Of course K stands for Kevin,” said Hawkes.

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MIX IT UP • “Do not be afraid to mix style or elements. It is good to have a central theme, but to show some character, adding an unexpected element [by] mixing in a piece or two from a different genre is always a great addition.” —Kevin Kemper

Mastering Midcentury THE DUO BEHIND H3K KNOWS HOW TO PUT A MODERN TWIST ON MIDCENTURY DESIGN

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Self-proclaimed “not purists,” designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper of H3K Design are not simply restoring midcentury-modern homes, they are reinventing them. “We love the aesthetics of midcentury-modern architecture, but lifestyles have changed. We consider the whole house and lifestyle of the clients,” said Hawkes. Taking inspiration from their surroundings, H3K’s style preserves vintage architecture and gives it a modern twist.

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“It is good to have a central theme, but to show some character, add an unexpected element [by] mixing in a piece or two from a different genre.” —Kevin Kemper

“Textures, materials and scale all work together to create the perfect room or vignette.” —Howard Hawkes

Color Courage • “We had a client who wasn’t afraid of color and really wanted to embrace the color orange. We pushed our boundaries and got out of our comfort zone with this one,” said Kemper.

H3K DESIGN 501 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.325.5400 www.h3kdesign.com




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Close your eyes and picture paradise. White sand beaches, cerulean waves and endless time to relax and explore as you see fit. Can you imagine it? Your dream destination probably looks a lot like Cabo San Lucas. The stunning Mexican location is home to opulent resorts, none of which are more sought after than Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa and OMNIA Los Cabos. Let’s explore!

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MARQUIS LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA Carretera Transpeninsular 21.5km Fracc. Cabo Real, San José del Cabo Baja California Sur, Mexico 23400 877.238.9399 www.marquisloscabos.com Photography Provided By: Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa

TAKE A CHILL PILL Marquis Los Cabos "Marquis Los Cabos is the perfect spot for honeymooners, romantic getaways, friends' retreats and more. It’s a universal getaway—a place to reconnect with loved ones and yourself.” —PAMELA LLONIN, DIRECTOR OF SALES

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Resort & Spa Will Bring Out Your Inner Cool Kid After arriving at Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa, an all-adult, all-suite resort, you might never want to leave. This stunning accommodation is located near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula, just minutes away from San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and alongside the crashing waves of the Sea of Cortez. The luxury property features a sunrise and sunset infinity pool, original Latin American artwork and an utterly pampering, full-service spa. Seven outstanding dining locations, ranging from sit-down restaurants serving fresh ceviche to casual eateries preparing pizza poolside, are on site to make your stay as accommodating and delicious as possible. Your stay at Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa will be reinvigorating and indulgent, and with 24-hour room service available, how could you possibly pass up a visit to this dream destination?

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• Explore an on-site art gallery that features more than 400 pieces of work by Latin American artists. The property’s public spaces also include captivating sculptures, paintings and pottery.

• You’ll want to enjoy this view while you relax. The property’s spa features a massive fitness room and 10 stunning treatment rooms, all of which include sizable windows with ocean views.

CHILL POOLSIDE • Relax at the poolside restaurant, Dos Mares, and enjoy seven different ceviche varieties. Each dish is representative of a different region in Mexico or South America.

HOLE IN ONE • Looking to work on your game? Take advantage of Marquis’ golfing partnership with the Cabo Real Golf Club. You can also come out swinging at the on-property tennis court.



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VIVA LA MUSICA OMNIA Cabo Invites “OMNIA Los Cabos is very exciting for us, as it is one of the first day clubs for the brand. We thoughtfully designed the venue to be an oasis in the desert of Los Cabos.” —CHRIS LABARBERA, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

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You to Shake Off Your Worries on the Dance Floor Located at Vidanta Los Cabos, OMNIA Cabo creates a world-class clubbing experience that can’t be beat. Nestled alongside the mesmerizing Sea of Cortez, the Hakkasan Group has developed a seaside club around a luxury pool, at which guests can come to see internationally-acclaimed DJs, book VIP cabanas complete with private pools and enjoy some of the most indulgent dining opportunities in Los Cabos. Those looking to celebrate a special occasion can not only receive the ultimate VIP treatment, but also opt for customized embellishments such as engraved bottles for celebratory bottle service, custom apparel and more.

DJ’S GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE • OMNIA Cabo is the best destination in Mexico to see world-renowned DJs. Headliners like Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Thomas Jack and ZEDD have brought highenergy sets to the seaside location.

ON ANOTHER LEVEL • Located at Vidanta Los Cabos, OMNIA Cabo guests are invited to experience breathtaking architecture throughout the property—including the OMNIA Skywalk and outdoor terrace, which provide the perfect backdrop for coveted Instagram pictures and swoon-worthy snaps.

WHAT THE FORK! • The Hakkasan Group is responsible for bringing two incredible restaurants to the venue—Herringbone and Casa Calavera. Herringbone offers fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and an air of elegance, whereas Casa Calavera provides a more casual, beachside feel with a mouthwatering menu full of Mexican drinks and delights.

COASTAL COCKTAILS • Swim up to SHOREbar, an open air pavilion, to sip on craft cocktails, enjoy ocean views and strike up good conversation with other guests all while sticking your feet in one of the resort’s main pools.



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SANDS HOTEL & SPA 44-985 Province Way Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.321.3771 www.sandshotelandspa.com

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MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD HAS YOUR NEXT INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT COVERED WRITTEN BY: NIA YATES PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: TIM STREET-PORTER & JAMIE KOWAL

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MUST-HAVE MUSINGS “The must-haves are really some pots of dusky pink paint, Moroccan wedding blanket, pillows...cool photography in black frames [to] complete the ambiance!”


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UNIQUE FINDS “Create your own look by mixing in things you love from your travels or vintage-shopping trips.”

Washable Rug Bereber Canvas $299 Lorena Canals www.lorenacanals.us

Moroccan Handwoven Cotton Pom Pom Blanket $275 Soukie Modern www.soukiemodern.com Brass Flared Candleholders $39 West Elm www.westelm.com

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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING • The Well Spa’s new program offers a gift at the end of your treatment and 15 percent off any of their retail products.

The Coachella Valley is a desired destination for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, reunions and more, but it also has some of the most luxurious spas! The Well Spa is continually reinventing itself to stand out as one of the best in the desert. They know how precious important moments are, which is why they want to organize your next spa day, or better yet, your Spa’rty! This new program is set to be released during the fall season and promises to give you and your loved ones a day to remember. The new program is designed for groups of four or more, so if you’re looking to book a service for your next girl’s trip, this is one spa you won’t want to pass up. The Spa’rty will give you a relaxing 50-minute treatment, along with a complimentary, health-inspired lunch at the Miramonte’s restaurant, Citrus & Palm. Plus, take 15 percent off all retail purchases, so you can recreate your spa experience at home. If you want just a bit more pampering, add on a personalized fitness or yoga class, gift bags, or VIP Champagne or hydration toast to take your party to the next level. Party planning not your thing? The Well Spa’s Spa’rty coordinators can help assist you every step of the way.

Shadowed beneath citrus groves and palm trees is the Well Spa, right inside the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. While surrounded by gorgeous, scenic views of the desert, the award-winning spa offers tranquil oasis vibes around every corner. It’s a place where guests can come to refresh their mind, body and soul, and indulge in some of the best spa treatments the Coachella Valley has to offer. At Miramonte’s Well Spa, you can find nine indoor treatment rooms, as well as three outdoor relaxation areas. Each product stays true to its surroundings with citrus-infused elements. You can also enjoy the impressive eucalyptus steam rooms and enjoy other services like their sage burning rituals and outdoor moonlight yoga sessions.

A day at the spa is always a day of total relaxation. The Well Spa takes your standard spa experiences and enhances it with their luxurious treatments and industry-leading specials to make your experience truly unique. The Well Spa encourages all to let loose and enjoy the best Spa’rty of their lives!

While surrounded by gorgeous, scenic views of the desert, the award-winning spa offers tranquil oasis vibes around every corner.

This new program is set to be released during the fall season and promises to give you and your loved ones a day to remember. BURN, BABY, BURN • The Intention Burning ceremony, Fridays beginning Oct. 5, will use healing sage to release unwanted stress and manifest what you want to welcome into your life. RIGHT FOOD FOR THE RIGHT DAY • Miramonte’s signature restaurant serves up fresh, local cuisine using ingredients grown onproperty and sourced from local farmers. Chef Paul Hancock serves up delectable all-day dining options.

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COOK OF F Local Chefs Show Off Their Take on Seasonal Ingredients

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With new seasons, comes new flavors. Fall is among us, and as we trade in summer bikinis for cold-weather sweaters, we must also do the same with our taste buds. We’re changing our ingredients just as we’ve changed seasons, and we’ve enlisted some of the best chefs in Greater Palm Springs to go head to head in the kitchen to curate a dish highlighting our favorite seasonal ingredients—sweet potatoes and mushrooms. May the odds be ever in your flavor.

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DRINK THIS W I T H T H AT • “[An Old Fashioned] cocktail is the perfect combination of bourbon and citrus, which complements the sweet potatoes well, as they have hints of orange in them.” MIX IT UP • The French word mélange is a noun that means a mixture or medley, which is fitting as the restaurant serves various genres of food, ranging from French to Italian to Mediterranean and more.

THE PORCHETTA INGREDIENTS

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• Sweet Potatoes • Full Pork Loin • Skin-On Pork Belly • Gala Apples • Blue Lake Green Beans • Petite Celery • Shaved Fennel • French Breakfast Radish • Pickled Shallots

• Not only is Mélange a beautiful lakeside restaurant, but it shares a home with the boutique hotel The Chateau at Lake La Quinta. It’s the only restaurant in the Coachella Valley that overlooks the lake, making the property an ideal date spot.

The EXPERT

JEREMY SACCARDI Executive Chef of Mélange

NEW AND IMPROVED “This dish is an updated version of a pork chop dish on our menu. I wanted to add a little more layers of love than on the present pork chop. The dish is a perfect harmonization of flavors and textures.” 80 LOCALE MAGAZINE

MÉLANGE 78-120 Caleo Bay The Chateau at Lake La Quinta La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 www.thechateaulakelaquinta.com

TICK TOCK “Making the pork chops themselves is a two-day process alone. A lot of time and flavor goes into making them.”

FA L L I N G I N L O V E “I wanted to take the concept of the winteryautumn feel of a pork dish and elevate it, sevenfold. The dish encompasses all of the traditional fall flavors.”


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DRINK THIS W I T H T H AT • “[Kirk’s Cucumber Cosmo] is a refreshing cocktail that is sure to keep your mouth cooled following the heat of the sweet potato soup.” OH, SUGAR, SUGAR

SWEET POTATO SOUP INGREDIENTS • Sweet Potatoes • Baby Carrots • Onion • Olive Oil • Cream • Ginger Powder • Cinnamon Powder • Cardamom • Cardamom Cream (Top Of Soup)

• The Sugar Spiced Salmon is a staple dish at La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar and is one of the most ordered dinners. It is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. N AT I V E KNOWLEDGE • If you’re having trouble deciding what to order, the Chef’s Special is always a great idea. These specials change often and are always sure to satisfy.

LA QUINTA CLIFFHOUSE GRILL & BAR 78250 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.5991 www.laquintacliffhouse.com

The EXPERT

JORGE MARTINEZ Executive Chef of La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar

JINGLE SMELLS “The spices in the dish make it smell like Christmas when it is being plated, and the flavors themselves remind me of the holidays.”

NEW SEASON, WHO DIS? “We choose our ingredients by season, and always try to cook with vegetables that are at their ripest.”

FA L L I N G FOR IT “Sweet potatoes are the epitome of a fall vegetable, especially being that they are a root vegetable.” LOCALE MAGAZINE 81


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DRINK THIS W I T H T H AT • “[The Army Navy is] a refreshing, complex cocktail that is wonderful at any time, with any meal.” Bar Manager Dave Castillo believes this drink was named after the first collaboration between Army and Navy Intelligence during World War II. EGG-CELLENT

• Mushroom Conserva (Thyme, Garlic, Bay Leaf, Aged Sherry Vinegar) • Honey and Lavender Glazed Black Cod • Fresno Chili and Garlic Ferment • Brentwood Corn Puree • Brentwood Corn • Flowering Herbs

• Workshop Kitchen + Bar hosts a Sunday brunch featuring dishes such as a main lobster breakfast burrito, chicken and waffles, a baked avocado with goat cheese, a perfectly-crafted truffle omelet and more. SEASON’S GREETINGS • The menu they serve is ever-changing with the seasons, so the dishes are curated according to what ingredients are the freshest and at their peak.

WORKSHOP KITCHEN + BAR 800 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.459.3451 www.workshoppalmsprings.com

The EXPERT

MICHAEL BECKMAN Executive Chef of Workshop Kitchen + Bar

F L AV O R P R O F I L E “I’ve always loved sablefish, very rich and aromatic. The intense flavors of the herbs and spices in the olive oil, and the brightness of the sherry vinegar bring a rich balance to this dish.” 82 LOCALE MAGAZINE

’TIS THE SEASON “We adjust the dish according to season, so in winter you’ll see flavors like brown butter and celery root puree, much heartier flavors.”

C A M E A L O N G WAY “The aromatics are very developed. Warm infused oil covers the mushrooms and after a few days marinating, the flavors develop into something very complex.”


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Smoked Portabello Mushroom Pappardelle SMOKED PORTABELLO MUSHROOM PAPPARDELLE INGREDIENTS • Shitake Mushroom • Portobello Mushroom • Cremini Mushroom • Egg Noodle Pasta • Oyster Mushroom • Thyme • Rosemary • Parsley • Piquillo Peppers • Piquillo Cream Sauce (Porcini Powder, Piquillo Peppers) • Smoked Mozzarella • Smoked Gouda • Shaved Pecorino Parmesan • Arugula • Olive Oil

DRINK THIS W I T H T H AT • “[The Spiced Pomtini is] a smokey, tequila-forward cocktail that warms you to the core just as the holidays do.” With Montelobos mezcal, fresh lime juice, pom juice and a cinnamon rim, it’s perfect for the season. SO FRESH • “Our restaurant is different than others because we make everything fresh. Nothing is from the day before, every single day is completely new, fresh ingredients.” N AT I V E KNOWLEDGE • Eight4Nine is the epitome of Palm Springs, portraying a cosmopolitan vibe with a light, airy feeling. It is quintessential Palm Springs, from the color scheme all the way down to the menu.

EIGHT4NINE 849 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.325.8490 www.eight4nine.com

The EXPERT

ISRAEL JIMENEZ Executive Chef of Eight4Nine

F O U R M U S H - K AT E E R S “We incorporate four different types of mushrooms in this plate, each complementing each other, but also adding diversity to the flavor profile. This dish is full of bold, savory flavors.”

EXTRA LOVE “When we prepare the mushrooms, we put them in a bowl with olive oil, herbs, thyme, parsley and rosemary. We mix them, roast them and put it in the oven for 20 minutes which gives them a savory flavor.”

N O M E AT I S N E AT “The Mushroom Pappardelle is a vegetarian plate, so it is suitable for many people. Although, you can add protein to it as well if you'd like.” LOCALE MAGAZINE 83


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“When envisioning the concept and brand for Draughtsman, I was heavily influenced by my years working and living in Palm Springs.”—Chris Pardo

YOU H AVE TO ORDER TH IS!

DRAUGHTSMAN 1501 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.507.1644 www.draughtsmanpalmsprings.com

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DRAUGHTSMAN’S DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER SHARES WHAT INSPIRED THIS EATERY'S DESIGN WRITTEN BY: ANDREA GOMEZ

Stepping into Draughtsman is like stepping into a midcentury modern industrialist’s dream. Bright, natural light fills the space through giant floorto-ceiling windows, which offer awe-inspiring views of the area’s signature palm trees, blue skies and the San Jacinto Mountains.

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White-painted brick walls, yellow, cushioned booths and vibrant blue accents furnish the interior of Draughtsman, giving the space a fresh, yet timeless appearance. “When envisioning the concept and brand for Draughtsman, I was heavily influenced by my years working and living in Palm Springs,” explained Chris Pardo, designer and co-founder of Draughtsman. “I wanted to create something

that celebrated this authentic love for design while introducing a character that complemented both the food concept and the existing structure.” Outside, an extensive patio gives guests the option to sit in plush, neutralcolored couches or at more traditional wooden tables. “Removing the former storefront and slump block, pony walls and replacing them with full-height glass garage doors allows the

• Treat your taste buds to the herbs, peanuts and southeast flavors of the Sticky Wings, or try the Spicy Tuna Nachos. These nachos are freshly made of sushi-grade ahi tuna, spicy mayo, avocado puree and toasted sesame seeds! For a meatless option, the savory Impossible Veggie Burger is the perfect entree. The combination of Impossible Burger patty, Gruyère, caramelized onions, mushrooms and vegan dijonnaise creates an enticing and unique dish!

• Don’t have anywhere to watch NFL Sundays this football season? Draughtsman will have DirectTV Sunday Ticket and play all football games this fall!

building...to feel more like an indoor/outdoor pavilion.” Inside, seating surrounds one spot in a semicircle: the bar. It is the space’s largest focal point, inviting all toward it for a drink. Glittering glass bottles behind the counter and tall, golden bar stools greet visitors at the entrance. “Copies of the original blue prints from the Town & Country Complex are showcased under the bartops

further tying the project with the community’s history,” notes Pardo. “The initial design decision that became the driving force was to let the building speak for itself; peeling layers and layers of renovations off and exposing the elements you see today.” Indeed, the architecture of Draughtsman can be best described in a unique and completely Palm Springs way: laid back, fresh and ingenious.




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POUR DECISIONS THESE COCKTAILS ARE SURE TO SHAKE UP YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON

WRITTEN BY: EMILY TORRES PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LESLIE GROW STYLED BY: JACLYN KERSHEK AND JESSICA BOONE

Temperatures sink while the party turns up every holiday season. While we don’t typically play bartender on the daily, ‘tis the season to test out some new recipes. That’s why we’re gifting you an exclusive guide to our favorite spiked holiday beverages that will impress every party guest. Trust us: these cocktails are anything but “pour” decisions—no matter the occasion. So, read on, prep that Insta filter for your photogenic party favors and let’s start (responsibly) shaking it up this season!

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Trust us: these cocktails are anything but “pour” decisions—no matter the occasion.

APPLE OF MY EYE Can’t make it to the apple orchards for some fresh fall apples (or more importantly, apple pie and cider)? This cocktail serves up fall in a cup, and is the next best thing. It’s sweet, spicy and packs a punch.

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Hot Apple DEW Ingredients:

Instructions:

» 2 oz. Tullamore DEW Original

» Preheat your favorite coffee mug or glass

» 0.5 oz. Honey » Hot Apple Juice or Apple Cider (if using cider, reduce whiskey to 1.5 oz.) » 2-3 Cloves Studded » Orange Peel

» Add Tullamore DEW, honey, hot apple juice or cider and mix well » Garnish with 2-3 cloves, orange peel and cinnamon stick

» Cinnamon Stick

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WHITE CHRISTMAS We may never see a white Christmas in Southern California, so we are making our own. This hand-crafted wintery eggnog punch steps up the Christmas-time cocktail game with a nutty, cream flavor that speaks for itself.

‘Tis the season to test out some new recipes.

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Spiked Eggnog Punch Ingredients:

Instructions:

» 1 c. Sailor Jerry Rum

» Separate egg whites and yolks

» 5 Large Eggs, Separated

» In a large bowl, whip sugar and yolks together

» ½ c. Granulated Sugar » 2 c. Heavy Cream » 3 tsp. Almond Extract » 3 tsp. Vanilla Extract » ½ tsp. Nutmeg » ½ tsp. Allspice (Makes 10 servings)

» Add in cream, almond extract, vanilla extract and allspice » In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until they form peaks » Gently fold egg whites into the mix » Pour in Sailor Jerry Rum and mix in » Refrigerate for one hour » Garnish with nutmeg and serve with a ladle

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SWEET TOOTH Cozying up by the fire with a piping cup of hot cocoa is one of our favorite Christmas memories. So, we’ve updated it with some adult fun thrown in. This new winter classic cocktail is both salty and sweet, and totally delicious.

[It's] both salty and sweet, and totally delicious.

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The Sailor Jerr y Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

Instructions:

» 1 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

» Heat milk and dark hot chocolate until combined smooth

» 1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps » 1 ½ c. Almond Milk » 3 Parts Dark Hot Chocolate » Dash of Sea Salt » Whipped Cream » Cinnamon

» Add Sailor Jerry Rum, butterscotch schnapps and sea salt and stir » Serve in a tall mug and garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

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Más, Por Favor! EXECUTIVE CHEF KATHERINE GONZALEZ PUTS A HEALTHY TWIST ON THIS MEXICAN STAPLE

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Huevos Rancheros Deconstructed

“My mother nicknamed me Chúla when I was a young girl, and I now call my own daughter Chúla. That is why I chose the name for the restaurant, especially being that my mother inspired it, but also because the food we serve here is beautiful.”—Katherine Gonzalez

CHÚLA ARTISAN EATERY 47150 Washington St, Ste B La Quinta, CA 92253 760.227.6616 www.chulaeatery.com

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“When most people think of Mexican food, they think greasy and fattening. But at Chúla, the Mexican food we serve is clean and fresh.”

See Ya in the Fall! • Gonzalez only serves the freshest ingredients, which is why she closes Chúla down during the summer months to take her restaurant on the road, where the produce is in season. Save the Planet • Chúla’s carbon footprint is almost nonexistent. They don’t use canned foods, recycle all bottles and use excess vegetable scraps to boil down into a broth.

Who doesn’t crave a weekend getaway to Mexico? A spicy combination of bold flavors and evocative music sounds like the perfect escape, but we can’t always find time to make that trip. Thankfully, Chúla Artisan Eatery is home to the same robust flavors of Mexico and is a much shorter, and healthier, expedition. Chúla is the embodiment of authentic Mexican food, creating healthy, organic versions of bona fide, Mexican dishes from locally-sourced, farm-to-table ingredients. One bite into the prominent Huevos Rancheros dish and you'll begin to wonder if you are still on the US side of the border.

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With their Huevos Rancheros, Head Chef and Owner Katherine Gonzalez dug up her Spanish roots to give you a little taste of her culture. “We used to eat this all the time when I was young,” says Gonzalez. “My mother is the inspiration. I wanted to create something special and embrace my family heritage.” Chef Gonzalez deconstructed the Huevos Rancheros dish, a popular dish that displays a rich flavor profile with dynamic ingredients including colorful cactus tortillas as a base, topped with creamy, pureed black beans and house-made turkey chorizo seasoned with ground cinnamon, Spanish paprika and red chile powder. Gonzalez then adds a roasted garlic tomatillo salsa and fresh avocado. The dish is then topped with poached, cage-free eggs, queso fresco, red chile oil, housemade onion jam for a burst of flavor and local, fresh microgreens as garnish. “When most people think of Mexican food, they think greasy and fattening,” says Gonzalez. “But at Chúla, the Mexican food we serve is clean and fresh.” And that it is. Gonzalez is quite the advocate for healthy food and goes beyond just buying fresh ingredients, but even substitutes for healthier food alternatives and cooking styles. “Instead of using traditional chorizo, which is pork, we opt for leaner meats such as chicken and turkey,” says Gonzalez. “Our beans are slow-cooked and never refried. The dates and onions from our onion jam are slow-cooked as well, a cooking method that helps to preserve the nutrients and flavor.” Chúla is also vegan and gluten-free friendly, making the restaurant a popular spot with those who have dietary restrictions, but still want vibrant, flavorful food. Gonzalez suggests pairing the Huevos Rancheros dish with a delicious raspberry mimosa, made up of Chúla’s house-made raspberry syrup, sparkling Cava and fresh mint for a refreshing contrast to the savory flavors of the dish. Together, the pairing makes for a superb brunch.

But Chúla offers so much more than just delicious meals. A lovely, cafe-style restaurant in the heart of La Quinta, Chúla creates a bright, open atmosphere for their guests with a mix of modern and rustic touches. Gonzalez put in a beautifully vibrant, casita blue bench that runs across the entire back wall. “We have [the same] casita blue-colored lining around the windows in our home, I love the color so much and wanted to bring a little part of our home to Chúla,” says Gonzalez. The statement piece is the first thing to catch your eye upon walking in—after the aromas catch your nose, of course! Most everything in Chúla is recycled or repurposed. Gonzalez’s mission to create a restaurant with a healthier purpose can be seen beyond their food and in decor items including the tables made from a repurposed gazebo, linen made from organic cotton, and the wine and beer bottles, which are saved to be repurposed as drinking glasses. “People can tell the difference when you give them a fresh product,” says Gonzalez. She said she believes in giving the community extra love through food and an inviting atmosphere, which is the kind of mindset she considers so important to embrace. Chúla offers many more clean, authentic Mexican dishes, such as their renowned tamales, topped with a poached egg, all stemming from childhood experiences or recipes. “When I was younger, my mother used to make tamales with a poached egg on top for breakfast, and I would be upset because all of my friends were eating things like Froot Loops and other fun cereals,” says Gonzalez. “But everything came full circle, and now I love the dish, I appreciate it more and I eat it all the time.” The name of her restaurant, Chúla, can mean ‘beautiful’ in Spanish, but the name also represents Gonzalez’s childhood. “My mother nicknamed me Chúla when I was a young girl, and I now call my own daughter Chúla,” says Gonzalez. “That is why I chose the name for the restaurant, especially being that my mother inspired it, but also because the food we serve here is beautiful.” LOCALE MAGAZINE 97



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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID This Blogger Makes the Most Out of a Day on Catalina Island

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COVER STORY Welcome to Kandeeland

Beauty Maven Kandee Johnson Talks Failure, Family and Her Meteoric Rise to the Top

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GIFT GUIDE The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Woman Squad

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Calling all jet setters! Say goodbye to dry skin and roughing it at the airport, these travel-sized Sephora finds are the key to stepping up your inflight beauty regime. With compact face masks, sponges and mini-brushes, you’ll be bringing your morning routine right over to window seat 16A.

Pearl Perfecting & Brightening Sleeping Mask, $4

STOCK UP ON THESE TRENDY, TRAVEL-SIZED SEPHORA GOODIES WRITTEN BY: ERICA NICHOLS PHOTOGRAPHED & STYLED BY: REILLY KAVANAUGH

Beauty Magnet Brush Collection Blush Brush, $12 Miniature Palette Donut Shades Collection, $10

Beauty Magnet Brush Collection Shadow Brush, $8

Diamond Cut Sponge Set, $12

Coconut Nourishing & Soothing Face Mask, $6 Luxe Combo Travel Brush, $15

DONUT FORGET EYESHADOW Add a touch of rosy pink to your makeup routine from the Donut Shades Collection MiniPalette.

Hydrating Lip Mask, $3 Dry Conditioner, $8

Beauty On the Fly Bag, $4.95

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NOW YOU SEE ME Store all your beauty faves in one place with this cute, clear travel bag. No more fishing around for that lipstick cap!

All Products Provided By: Sephora FAREWELL FLY-AWAYS This mini brush will keep your hair looking shiny and flawless— even through layovers!

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This Blogger Takes a Break From Working Out to Soak in the CATALINA ISLAND Sun

WRITTEN BY: REMI ISHIZUKA PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BRADLEY BLACKBURN

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• Taking a ferry always amps up excitement for a day or overnight trip! It’s like leaving civilization and heading out into the unknown, especially when your destination is a gorgeous island! We enjoyed some cocktails on the ferry and, quite literally, soaked in the sunshine and saltwater breeze. The ride goes by so fast when you’re admiring those amazing blue ocean views. 320 Golden Shore Long Beach, CA 90802 800.613.1212 www.catalinaexpress.com

I’M REMI ISHIZUKA (pronounced 'Ray-Me'), an LA-based fitness and wellness blogger with a passion for healthy living and self-care. I fully believe that healthy habits can create long-lasting change along with the support of a community like Instagram! Recently, my boyfriend and I had the chance to visit the beautiful Catalina Island. I went once in eighth grade and have always wanted to go back. I have fond memories of swimming with Garibaldi fish and relaxing on the sand, but never knew about the other amazing outdoor activities available. It’s the perfect little destination for someone who loves adventure and wants to stay active!

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Work it Out • I love to work out in the morning at least five to six times a week before starting my day! The endorphins make me feel powerful and strong, and set the pace for a productive day.


Island Vibes • It is so impressive to think that the Catalina Express has been transporting visitors to and from the island daily since 1981!

12:30 P.M. GOLF GARDENS MINI GOLF

• This super beautiful mini golf course is, according to those in the mini golf world, one of the hardest! Hang out here for an hour and get a round in. And don’t worry, you won’t be too far from the relaxing fun. The course is less than a block from the beach. Ian, my boyfriend, loves golf. He had a blast kicking my butt on the course! We went early in the afternoon and it was the perfect way to work up our appetites. No reservations required! 10 Island Plz Avalon, CA 90704 877.778.8322 www.visitcatalinaisland.com

11 A.M. CATALINA AERIAL ADVENTURE

• We wasted no time and made our way to one of the most exciting activities on the island! I’m all about the adrenaline every once in a while and luckily not too afraid of heights! The Aerial Adventure is a whole course that they let you take at your own pace and own difficulty level. Definitely the best full body workout you can get on the island! You also climb and swing your way through eucalyptus trees. How amazing is that? It’s like your own personal jungle gym, except you’re suspended in the air! I would suggest going first thing in the morning when the air is cool.

I’m all about the adrenaline every once in a while and luckily not too afraid of heights!

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Just Flow With It • Did you know Descanso Beach Club also offers activities like snorkeling and kayaking? You can hop in the ocean straight after lunch!

1:15 P.M. DESCANSO BEACH CLUB

• Did we just land on the prettiest resort in Bali? Chaise lounges, daybeds, white sand and the most beautiful view of the ocean. This place is a dream! It’s the perfect secluded beach getaway where you can sip on a cocktail like their signature Original Buffalo Milk, and choose delicious foods from their wide menu selection! We strolled in and enjoyed some Greek fries with feta cheese and tzatziki sauce, plus a huge bowl of fresh fruit with chili powder! So refreshing and definitely gave me those island vibes. 1 St Catherine Way Avalon, CA 90704 310.510.7410 www.visitcatalinaisland.com

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Interior Motive • Before life as a blogger, I was on a straight trajectory to have a career in interior design. I loved the creative side of the job but it wasn’t quite fulfilling me.


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• Everything is different on this side of the island. Remote and lush! Hop in a biofuel Hummer and climb all the way up the hills. Don’t forget to put your camera down, apply some sunscreen and soak in the amazing views at every curve. But definitely get the shot at the top! Be sure to look out for bison, eagles and even foxes! Island Tour Plaza Avalon, CA 90704 877.778.8322 www.visitcatalinaisland.com

ZIP LINE ECO TOUR

You get to learn all about the island’s ecosystem as well. I would probably do this daily if given the chance. Too fun!

• If you enjoyed the Aerial Adventure, try the zip lines as well! If you scream, it’s okay, no one will judge. It’s about two hours long and there are five separate lines, so be prepared! But don’t worry, your heart rate isn’t elevated for the entire two hours. You get to learn all about the island’s ecosystem as well. I would probably do this daily if given the chance. Too fun! 1 St Catherine Way Avalon, CA 90704 877.778.8322 www.visitcatalinaisland.com

5:15 P.M. CASINO TOUR

• I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know a thing about gambling. Good thing there’s not actually any gambling going on in this casino! This tour is about the history of this amazing, massive building. The world’s largest circular ballroom lives inside this casino with a 50foot ceiling! There’s also a theater, promenade and ballroom that once held up to 6,000 dancers. This tour gave us some great insight into everything from the murals to the architecture. I loved learning it all! 1 Casino Way Avalon, CA 90704 877.778.8322 www.visitcatalinaisland.com

7 P.M. BLUEWATER GRILL

• This seafood restaurant has great vibes and amazing food! Their specialties include cioppino, fish and chips, and homemade New England clam chowder. The smells alone made my mouth water. If you’re looking for a party, they offer a wide range of cocktails and even liter jugs!

Picture This • Other fun activities, if you have more time, are to tour Avalon in a golf cart through Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals, which take about an hour, or to stroll along Via Casino—perfect for Insta snaps!

Native Knowledge • Hike to Catalina Chimes Tower. The hike is along a paved road but has some nice incline to challenge yourself a bit. An insiders tip is that the chimes still chime beginning at 8 a.m., so time your visit right to hear them!

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CONTEMPORARY QUEEN. THE YOUTUBE VLOGGER-TURNED-BEAUTY E N T R E P R E N E U R I S S T O I C A N D S E E M I N G LY U N A P P R O A C H A B L E , SURROUNDED BY HER BEAUTY TEAM AS THEY CURL HER HAIR A N D P R E P H E R F L AW L E S S S K I N U N T I L S H E C R A C K S A S M I L E A N D TURNS TO THE ROOM LAUGHING. “MY SON’S A MODEL, AND HE’S A LWAY S S H O O T I N G B I G FA N C Y C A M PA I G N S , ” S H E S TA R T S . “ I TOLD HIM I’M SHOOTING THE COVER FOR THIS MAGAZINE. HE’S L I K E ‘ M O M , T H AT ’ S S O C O O L , I ’ V E N E V E R B E E N O N A C O V E R ! ’ ” S H E G R I N S P R O U D LY. “ H E ’ S S O E X C I T E D F O R M E ! ”

It’s hard to believe that Johnson has a son who’s old enough to model, let alone that she’s never graced the cover of a magazine. It’s impossible to be on social media and not see Johnson’s face everywhere. Her YouTube videos have garnered her millions of dedicated followers over the years, and with a bubbling personality to match, the beauty maven has created an empire of videos, makeup collaborations, guest TV appearances, award nominations and, as she hints later in our interview, a book. Always a creative, Johnson grew up surrounded by makeup, glitter, paint and fabric, learning how to channel her artistic tendencies into a wonderfully imaginative talent at a young age. “I think my mom was my main source of inspiration and creativity, especially growing up,” explains Johnson. “She really fostered so much creativity, and she helped my artistic side bloom even more. I don’t think I would be who I am if my mom wasn’t that way. I’m so thankful for her always encouraging me.” Growing up feeling creatively motivated lead Johnson to cosmetology school and eventually Los Angeles, where she began to build her career working on movie sets and at TV stations like MTV and VH1. For a moment, it seemed that she was on the rise to the top. But life, as Johnson notes, can be hard and unpredictable. “My career was starting to really take off…but it was really hard because I didn’t have any help there,” she explains, stressing the difficulty of being a single mother. On her parents’ suggestion, she returned

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home where they could help with her son, and she could put some money aside. “I was having such a hard time being a single mom doing makeup,” she says. “I put all my stuff in storage; I’m driving, crying all the way home, leaving, going back to Nevada…the whole drive home thinking ‘I’m leaving the city where all of my dreams are, I’m literally leaving the place where this career’s going to happen.’” Life, of course, works in mysterious ways—what she admittedly saw as a failure turned into a godsend. Turning to YouTube as a creative outlet on the suggestion of a friend, she found a home on the video platform and now boasts over 3.9 million followers on YouTube alone. “If I hadn’t moved there I never would have started [on] YouTube. It’s like I was being pulled backward in a slingshot, but I couldn’t see it at the time,” she speaks honestly. “I was like, ‘I’m going backward, I’m going away from my dreams,’ but it’s… what catapulted me further. I never would have dreamed the blessings that I would have from doing YouTube when I started. That was one of those moments where I felt like I was a failure, but it really was the biggest stepping stone to a blessing I had no idea would even take place.” Johnson counts her blessings every day. Anyone who follows her on social media can see that the family-oriented, mother of four uses her platform as a way to connect, uplift and inspire her followers. After her father’s death, she used YouTube as a way to not only heal herself but those around her. “Right after my dad died, I remember thinking the good he would want me


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Tim Burton’s Masterpiece u Johnson has transformed herself into everyone from Barbie to Thor, but for her, one creation will always top them all. “Edward Scissorhands will probably always be a favorite because it was one of the first ones that I did. It was so crazy!” said Johnson. Celebrity Fangirl u In 2010, at Fred Segal in Hollywood, Johnson heard someone singing her name. “I turn around, I hear it again— it’s Brandy. Brandy was singing my name!” cried Johnson. They stopped to take photos together, but she was starstruck for the rest of the day. Teen Beauty Queen u Johnson has been playing with makeup since she was 13 when her mother gave her her first Elizabeth Arden cosmetic kit. Using the palette, she made her own concoctions by mixing colors and blending eyeshadows with her chapsticks.

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to take away from this would be to comfort others who are hurting in the same way,” she explains. “As soon as I posted about my dad passing, hundreds and hundreds of people sent me emails and comments saying…‘thank you so much for making me feel not alone, thank you for your words of encouragement,’” she says. “So for me, any pain that I’ve gone through, I want to use it to comfort others who are feeling the same way, and to me, that’s the greatest blessing of any pain that you go through.” Helping others through similar difficulties using such a beautiful and creative medium might be what Johnson finds so fulfilling about the work she does. She’s connected with terminal cancer patients, girls who have been bullied, and fans who have lost friends, family and loved ones. People who come to her platform in search of a way to feel beautiful leave with a sense of connection and deeper understanding. “The first email I got that made me start crying…was a girl that said she was going to commit suicide, but she wanted to look beautiful when people found her body,” she starts as she begins to tear up. “She Googled how to look pretty, and for some reason, my YouTube video came up at the top. She wrote [to] me and said ‘I just want you to know, that I was planning on taking my life… and I found your video. It’s eight hours later, and I saw your story and what you’ve been through, and how you’ve kept going. You’ve inspired me that I can keep going too.” As she glances up at the ceiling trying to keep her tears from ruining her makeup before the cover shoot, it’s clear Johnson’s appreciation for makeup goes deep beneath the superficial surface that so many attribute to the beauty industry. For Johnson, her focus on external beauty feels like a reflection of self, a way to bring inner beauty to the surface. “I think that is the gift of what I get to do and really at the heart of why I became a makeup artist. Seeing the beauty that you can bring out, it’s always there. Even

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though people look at makeup as this superficial something that people are doing, it really is more about the internal,” she explains. Makeovers with Kim Kardashian and collaborations with Too Faced aside, Johnson becomes somber as she speaks quietly about the fans she meets and how mothers pull her aside to tell her what a positive influence she’s had on their child’s life. “It is the most rewarding thing to know that you’ve been able to have that impact, and to me, that’s greater than any award or accolade that I could ever receive, just to feel the difference that I’ve been able to make. At the end of the day, life is short, and I just want to touch as many people as I can and inspire them and make them feel loved and make them feel happy! There’s no greater reward than that for me.” With such a dedicated fan base and so many career successes, Johnson won’t be taking a break any time soon. “I have a bunch of projects in the works that I’m so excited to work on,” she starts. “I have wanted to write a book for years since way before even YouTube, so there will be a book in the works.” She hesitates for a moment before she smiles coyly like a child with a juicy secret. She hints at a makeup collection then a fashion line, toting a passion for shoes and accessories. “I mean I want to do everything! I don’t ever want to limit myself or think that I’m like a one-trick pony!” No one could ever consider Johnson a onetrick pony. The influencer has had her hand in almost everything recently, and it’s clear she can’t stop, won’t stop. Even as we talk, the image she posted on Instagram only moments ago has hundreds of comments from fans showing their support and excitement for her first magazine cover. She glances at her phone with a smile, “I’m so honored that I have this platform to use to inspire people, and everything I do I want to make people feel good, inspire them to be positive, give them hope and add fun! I just want to add fun to people’s [lives]!”


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Sonix iPhone Case $45 Planet Beauty, Outlets at San Clemente planetbeauty.com

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PROFILE See How indiGO Auto Group Is Dominating the Luxury Car Market

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MODERNISM WEEK Get Ahead of the Curve at Modernism Week’s Fall Preview

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HUMANITARIAN PROFILE Meet the Nonprofit Connecting People With Their InnerArtists

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I N D I G O A U TO G R O U P F O U N D E R A N D C E O TA L K S CARS, CHARITY AND COLLECTIBLES

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Todd Blue has always been an admirer of European sports cars. After working almost two decades in other industries, Blue’s passion quickly became his vocation when he changed his career focus and founded indiGO Classic Cars in 2006. Buying and selling these rare and collectible sports cars to fellow enthusiasts did not feel like work to Blue. “I consider the automobile business my vocation and my passion. For my entire life I had been fascinated with cars; I have collected cars and originally focused my collection (and business) on post-war, European sports cars from the late 1940s-1970s,” Blue said.

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Blue formed indiGO Auto Group in 2010 when he purchased his first franchised dealership. Today,

indiGO represents 14 franchised luxury dealerships

across 10 brands: Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, McLaren, BMW

and Lamborghini. “I built this business to take care of passionate car lovers just like me, providing people with the kind of support I’ve always desired when I used to be a customer.” he added.

Entering each showroom can be exciting, and the excitement grows when you stand in awe at the impressive collection of these amazing automobile brands. At indiGO Auto Group’s campuses in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, visitors can enjoy lavish, beautiful and original designs, all in one place. Slide in behind the wheel and smell the rich fragrance that only an automobile’s paint, metal and upholstery provide. These incredible machines simply exude passion from their makers, owners and admirers; Blue is one of those admirers.

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“When you enjoy the product you sell, it’s fun and does not feel like work,” he said. “We built a culture which recognizes our clients so that when they want to celebrate their hard work and success with a vehicle purchase, we provide them the best of the best. From the brands we represent and services we offer, our number one goal is a white glove guest experience. We call it activating customer ownership.” The mission of indiGO Auto Group is to assure there is always a boutique environment and a white-glove guest experience. Blue’s love of sports cars is felt in all his dealerships which provide the same quality, craftsmanship

“WE BUILT A CULTURE WHICH RECOGNIZES OUR CLIENTS SO THAT WHEN THEY WANT TO CELEBRATE THEIR HARD WORK AND SUCCESS WITH A VEHICLE PURCHASE, WE PROVIDE THEM THE BEST OF THE BEST.” — TO D D B LU E


Charitable Living indiGO Drive4Kids, co-created by Todd Blue and Kelly Wolf, has a history of supporting great causes: 2012-2014 • Over $110,000 for Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers 2016 • Over $48,000 raised for The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center • Over $40,000 raised for The Bianca Rae Foundation’s Rae of Hope Retreat.

and service to his customers that he always desired as a consumer. “I wanted to protect experiential ownership and honor the heritage of the brands we represent. If our team shares the passion I have for automobiles with our existing and new customers, we have done our job,” Blue noted. Additionally, Blue shares his passion with his community through several charitable ventures, including his own indiGO Drive4Kids which has partnered with the Texas Children’s Hospital, The Bianca Rae Foundation’s Rae of Hope Retreat and The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. “With each decision that we make as a company, we evaluate how to better serve the local communities, economy and charitable organizations,” he said. “We’re constantly seeking new opportunities to get involved and give back to the community, which is why we began our annual Drive4Kids event.” This Dec. 2-3, indiGO Auto Group

is also sponsoring The Jerry at The Madison Club in honor of a good friend and customer of his, Jerry Weintraub, to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. So what’s in the future for indiGO Auto Group? “The most exciting thing to catapult indiGO is our opening of a new, 40,000-square-foot Porsche facility in Palm Springs. There are currently four generations of Porsche facilities and the new one we are opening is a Generation 5—the first of its kind in the world,” Blue explained. “It will even include dedicated environments for each Porsche model sold. Porsche Palm Springs will be unlike any dealership ever built in the world.” The all-new Porsche Palm Springs will open to hosting over 500 Porsche dealers from around the world who will visit Palm Springs in January of 2019. A Grand Opening for Southern California customers will occur immediately following. LOCALE MAGAZINE 135


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RIDE ON THE UPPER LEVEL OF A DOUBLE-DECKER BUS WHILE YOU ENJOY A TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS MIDCENTURY PROPERTIES L E D B Y A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L E X P E R T.

FIVE EVENTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS AT MODERNISM WEEK’S FALL PREVIEW

WRITTEN BY: LYNNE EODICE PHOTOGRAPHED BY: DAN CHAVKIN

If you love all things midcentury modern, be sure to head to the Fall Preview of Modernism Week, held Oct. 18-21 in Palm Springs. This event offers a taste of things to come during Modernism Week in February 2019. What started out as a small event every year in the Coachella Valley has grown over the years to become an 11-day festival. Here are our picks of the top five things to do during the event’s four-day preview.

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DOUBLE-DECKER ARCHITECTURAL BUS TOUR • Ride on the upper level of a double-decker bus while you enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour overview of various midcentury properties led by an architectural expert. “It’s very informative,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, Executive Director of Modernism Week. “If you don’t know anything about modernism, it gives you not only a taste of Palm Springs, but modernism in general.” THE CUL-DE-SAC EXPERIENCE • You’ll feel like you’ve taken a time machine back to 1963 when you explore this self-guided tour of the homes in a cul-de-sac at the Canyon View Estates. All the docents are dressed in midcentury attire, as this event is designed to emulate a 1960s developer’s open house. “The organizer of this tour also has vintage DONALD WEXLER STEEL DEVELOPMENT HOUSE NUMBER 2 MODERNISM WEEK FALL PREVIEW @modernism_week www.modernismweek.com

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cars on display in the driveways of these homes,” Vossler Smith points out. “It’s as if you’re walking back in time.” Tickets are $65. WALKER GUEST HOUSE REPLICA TOUR • A new addition to Modernism Week is the Walker Guest House Replica, a beautiful, full-scale replica of architect Paul Rudolph’s 1952 guest house. It’s been relocated to Palm Springs and reconstructed by the Palm Springs Modern Committee. Tickets are $10. COCKTAIL PARTY AT THE HOUSE OF GALANOS • The former home of fashion designer James Galanos plays host to a fundraising cocktail party on Thursday, Oct. 18, with proceeds benefiting the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs. “This beautiful, Frenchstyle residence in Old Las Palmas has a very interesting interior design by architect Hal Broderick,” notes Vossler Smith. Tickets are $150. PREVIEW PARTY • On Friday, Oct. 19, shop 20th- and 21st-century furniture and art from over 40 exhibitors at the Opening Night Party and Early Buying Reception at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. This preview offers die-hard Mod fans the opportunity to snap up their favorite pieces before the sale officially opens to the public on Saturday. Advance tickets are $65 or $75 at the door.



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Artistic Haven OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIOS FOSTERS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY IN LA QUINTA

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“Here we allow the creative process to happen. Kids can be kids. Adults can be adults. It all just happens naturally.”

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“I love our mobile art studio. We can take our entire clay studio, put it on wheels and go anywhere in the Coachella Valley.” —Thomas Burns

‘Wow,’ is usually the first reaction people have when they walk onto the 80-year-old homestead of the Old Town Artisan Studios in La Quinta. This three-acre property has become a compound filled with flowers, fountains, bright umbrellas, outdoor seating, rock walls constructed of native stone, old growth trees and an abundance of artistic activity. Thomas Burns, Executive Director of the Studios describes the campus as, “our unique home. It is not a traditional school or art facility it is an oasis for creative people.”

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The nonprofit Artisan Studios was started in 2009 by Victory and Richard Grund as part of Victory’s healing process from a personal tragedy. The Grunds believe in the healing powers of artistic expression. The lack of art facilities and the closing of art classes in public schools were catalysts for the creation of Old Town Artisan Studios. “I believe in this vision 100 percent,” says Thomas Burns. “Victory and Richard want to give back to the community and express themselves through art. They believe art is healing and has a lasting, positive effect. That resonates with me. I know how important art has been in my personal healing.” People come to this creative oasis to share in the experience. There is no target demographic. Anyone who walks through the gates is welcome to come and get involved in the arts. “Our mission is to empower people. We are born very creative, but our environment and other factors get in the way of our creativity. Here we allow the creative process to happen. Kids can be kids. Adults can be adults. It all just happens naturally.” Classes are taught at a level that meets each student’s needs. Younger children are given the opportunity to get their hands on clay, while older children and adults are instructed in ceramics and sculpture. For adults, drawing, watercolor and fused glass are some of the classes currently offered,


How Can You Help? There are many ways the community can get involved. Volunteers are needed for everything from cleaning, administration, or helping with events and classes. Donations are also greatly appreciated. Upcoming Fundraiser A fundraiser is planned for Nov. 29-Dec. 18. Miniature masterpieces donated by local, regional and statewide artists will be on exhibit in the Leland Gallery. Outreach for the Holidays Beginning Saturday, Nov. 24 the campus will be transformed into Gingerbread Lane with lights and beautiful holiday decorations.

as courses continue to expand. “Anytime an instructor comes to us who is passionate about their art, is an expert in their field and embraces our mission to give back to the community through the healing power of art, then I want to add their class,” says Burns. With their Hearts for Art Mobile Program, an entire art department can be taken anywhere. “I love our mobile art studio,” says Burns. “We can take our entire clay studio, put it on wheels and go anywhere in the Coachella Valley.” Ivanna Diaz-Hansen, outreach instructor, loads and unloads the van every day for the classes she teaches on the road. “She has a passion for people and wants them to experience getting their hands into clay,” says Burns. The van serves all of the communities in Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Thermal and Mecca. “Many times donors will ask that the van visit a specific organization; the boys club, veterans services, a senior center and we go and serve that community.” All of the Studios’ expansion is a result of generous donations. Future projects and plans are to build a music and performing arts center as well as 24 professional, working artists studios. “We would love to become the center of art activity in the Coachella Valley with professional artists coming and going all the time,” explains Burns. The expression, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life,” is a perfect description of the work environment at Old Town Artisan Studios. “We are trying to create surroundings where people can come and have fun and express themselves through art,” notes Burns. “It is such a pleasant place, surrounded by waterfalls and palm trees. It is relaxing but exciting at the same time because of all the creative activity that is going on here.”

“We are trying to create surroundings where people can come and have fun and express themselves through art.” —Thomas Burns

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Oasis in the Desert SPEND 24 HOURS WITH US IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS WRITTEN BY: KATHERINE SANCHEZ

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Healthy Morning Ú The Gray Cafe is an all-vegan spot that focuses on its holistic practices and is the only organic, vegan restaurant on the north side of the valley. Insider tip: add all natural, nonpsychoactive CBD to any of the drinks here.

Take a Step Back in Time Ú Cabot’s Pueblo Museum showcases the impressive architectural designs at the Cabot Yerxa home and also holds a number of cultural events from Day of the Dead traditions to artisian showcases.

THE GRAY CAFE www.thegraycafe.com

CABOT’S PUEBLO MUSEUM www.cabotsmuseum.org

Every city has hidden gems, and if you look deep, you’ll find that the Coachella Valley has more to offer than just world-renowned music festivals. It’s an easy miss, but the city of Desert Hot Springs is captivating in its own way. Perhaps it’s the authenticity that it brings to the culture of the desert or the efforts it puts in using natural resources to its advantage. Plus it’s not a far stop from some trendy shops, restaurants and hotels.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop Ú Everyone loves a good vintage find, that’s why most thrifters enjoy going to GypsyLand to find the best clothes and accessories. Rummage through all the racks and and walk away with a bag full of one-of-a-kind treasures.

Hit the Trails Ú Time to walk off that huge meal with a visit to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Get away from everything even if it’s just for an afternoon. Breathe some fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature with this beautiful and vibrant view.

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12 p.m. Blanca Brunch Ú Some good ol’ Mexican food always hits the spot! The Casa Blanca Restaurant has been around for over 18 years and the owner, Juan Carlos De Leon, strives to make it as authentic as can be. Don’t forget to order horchata with your delicious meal!

CASA BLANCA RESTAURANT www.casablancamenu.com

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THE SPRING RESORT & SPA

6 p.m. Raw Food = Best Food Ú Before ending the night, a classic sushi run is a must! No one ever said food couldn’t be art and at Domo Sushi, you’ll find some truly unique and creative dishes that only make the plate that much more captivating to the eye.

BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE www.bigmorongo.org

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4 p.m. Spa Day Your Way Ú Still craving more of that natural zen? Why not soak yourself in some curative, natural mineral spring water. The Spring attracts people from all over the world who come to be rejuvenated through the sounds of the airy palm trees and heated, mineral-filled spring pools. THE SPRING RESORT & SPA www.the-spring.com

8 p.m. Goodnight, Sleep Tight Ú Time to relax in style. The Lautner is perfect for the modern-day (but midcentury-loving) individual. Designed by iconic American architect John Lautner, this boutique hotel property will give you serious classicHollywood vibes. THE LAUTNER COMPOUND

THE LAUTNER COMPOUND www.thelautner.com

9 p.m. Suite Life Ú To unwind, stay at Sagewater Spa, an aesthetically minimalistic retreat for those wanting the best of both worlds—a

spa and a hotel! Soak your tired feet into their mineralized spring pools to get ready for a new day.

SAGEWATER SPA www.sagewaterspa.com

Photographed By: David A. Lee, Mike Schwartz Photography | Photography Provided By: Sagewater Spa, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

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