L A Q U I NTA
K E YS TO TH E C IT Y IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY AT THIS RESORT’S ADULTS-ONLY POOL
A LOCAL ARTIST CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF RAW INSPIRATION
THESE DOGFRIENDLY PLACES RECEIVE A PAWS-UP
THE ONLY GUIDE TO FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES THAT YOU'LL EVER NEED
LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT
Pick-MeUp Before You Go Go KEEP YOUR ENERGY UP WITH THESE LA QUINTA SWEET SPOTS WRITTEN BY: ANDREW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BIANCA SIMONIAN MODEL: JENNA ORTEGA
Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to get your morning off to the right start or for a midafternoon reset, La Quinta has a variety of unique and inspirational locations. Try independent, organic coffee while enjoying old-world architecture or creative bubble teas amid contemporary art. There’s plenty abuzz at these three local spots.
HO W DO YO U B RE W ? • Check out Old Town Coffee Company’s drink specials board for a twist on the traditional. They’ll make previous specials or any other drink on request, as long as they have the ingredients.
Photoshoot Location: OLD TOWN COFFEE COMPANY 78100 Main St, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5553 www.oldtownlaquinta.com
BOBA 101 • Boba is made from tapioca, a gluten-free starch extracted from the root of the cassava plant. Boba tea is also referred to as bubble tea or pearl milk tea.
SHAKE UP YOUR DAILY GRIND
TALK OF THE OLD TOWN
UNE CAFÉ, S'IL VOUS PLAÎT
Must Order: Signature Milk Tea With Golden Boba
Must Order: Chai Tea Latte and a Freshly-Baked Cinnamon Roll
Must Order: French Vanilla Iced Latte and a Margherita Crepe
• From the plush indoor furniture to more traditional outdoor seating, Old Town Coffee Company offers both relaxing solitude and a communal gathering place. Their chalkboard serves up a diverse array of pick-meups. It features organic roasted coffee and a variety of espresso drinks, as well as blended drinks like the Green Tea Freeze.
• Old Town La Quinta creates an authentic old-world backdrop for La Petite and its array of French, Italian and Spanish baked treats, making it feel like you’re on the French Riviera as you sip on handcrafted espresso drinks. Their premium coffee service starts with 100 percent organic oakwood roasted coffee beans. You’ll be spoiled for choice with baked delights like macaroons, made-toorder sweet and savory crêpes and fresh-baked croissant sandwiches.
• Novice or veteran—you haven’t had boba done right until you’ve tried Ding Tea. This Taiwanese franchise derives its authenticity and supreme flavors from the finest Asian tea leaves. Drinks are creative, handcrafted and shaken to order. Their diverse menu offers milk tea, fruit juices and yogurt drinks, plus coffee for traditionalists. Explore your way through a whimsical selection of add-ons that include rainbow jelly, tiramisu cream and cheese cream. DING TEA 79680 Hwy 111, Ste 101 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.698.8126 www.dingtea.club
OLD TOWN COFFEE COMPANY 78100 Main St, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5553 www.oldtownlaquinta.com
LA PETITE PATISSERIE & CAFE 78010 Main St, Ste 110 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.0700 www.lapetiteoldtown.com
Paw-tios THESE PUP-FRIENDLY PATIOS ARE SOMETHING TO BARK ABOUT WRITTEN BY: LYNNE EODICE PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KAMBRIA FISCHER
Our fur babies are a very important part of our family. Now, more and more La Quinta restaurants cater to customers by allowing dogs to join them on their outdoor patios, which our pups love. So the next time you decide to grab a bite somewhere in the desert, don’t leave Fido or Fifi at home!
WE SHIH TZ U NOT • According to Melange General Manager Michael Spencer, their “dog treats are made from scratch by [their] chef!” M O RE F U N W I T H F I DO • Bring your leashed dog to this beautiful 710acre park at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains, just six miles outside of Old Town La Quinta.
HOOK, LINE AND CANINE • You can dine with your pup on the outdoor patio at Fisherman’s Market & Grill. They offer water bowls for dogs, and people have been known to order a side of fish for them—they recommend cod! FISHERMAN’S MARKET & GRILL 78575 Hwy 111, Ste 100 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1601 www.fishermans.com/laquinta-restaurant
A SLICE OF PUPPERONI • “People bring dogs here nearly every day,” says Ryan Guy, general manager of Stuft Pizza. This popular pizzeria allows dogs on its shady patio with misting systems and umbrellas to keep people and pets cool on warm days.
TOTALLY WAG-WORTHY • Fur babies can accompany their humans on the patio at The Grill on Main. “People can order a hamburger patty or chicken breast for their dogs,” says Co-Owner Elena Maddock, whose husband, Brett, is the restaurant’s chef.
STUFT PIZZA BAR & GRILL 78015 Main St, Ste 100 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.9989 www.stuftpizzabarandgrill.com
THE GRILL ON MAIN 78065 Main St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7773 www.thegrillonmainlq.com
THE LAPDOG OF LUXURY • Melange welcomes leashed dogs on its outdoor patio, which has a pawesome view of Lake La Quinta. The restaurant and hotel are totally petfriendly, so think about staying a while at this luxurious resort.
BOW-WOW AND BONJOUR • “Our whole patio is open for dogs,” says Louis Fuentes, who owns French Rotisserie Café with his wife. “A lot of people bring treats or food for them.” As the name suggests, this French bistro offers specialties that are prepared on a rotisserie—like organic, free-range chicken.
MELANGE AT THE CHATEAU AT LAKE LA QUINTA 78120 Caleo Bay La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 www.thechateau.com
FRENCH ROTISSERIE CAFÉ 50855 Washington St, Ste 2-H La Quinta, CA 92253 760.848.7684 www.frenchrotisseriecafe.com
From garnished entrées to imaginative desserts, La Quinta has all of your foodie Instagram bases covered in one oasis. Take a look at tthese delectable Thai shrimp cakes from Cork + Fork—a treat that will shine on your Instagram feed, and taste even better. CORK + FORK 47875 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.5555 corkandforkwinebar.com e
FEED YOUR FEED WITH THESE INSTA-WORTHY PLATES WRITTEN BY: AUDREY KEMP
INSTA THIS: Fruit Tart
LA QUINTA BAKING COMPANY 78395 Hwy111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1699 @laquintabakingcompany
INSTA THIS: Thai Shrimp Cakes
10 INSTA THIS: Unicorn Cake
INSTA THIS: Hamachi Carpaccio
TIFFANY'S SWEET SPOT 79410 Hwy 111, Ste 101 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.1329 tiffanyssweetspot.com
OKURA ROBATA GRILL & SUSHI BAR 78370 CA-111, Ste 150 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5820 www.okurasushi.com
Foodie Accounts You Should Be Following
@hungryinla INSTA THIS: Maine Lobster Ravioli
Want more #inspo? Flip to page 16 to see our map of Instagrammable art around the city!
LAVENDER BISTRO 78073 Calle Barcelona La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5353 www.lavenderbistro.com
INSTA THIS: Cured Salmon “Gravlax”
INSTA THIS: Roasted Beet Salad
LA BRASSERIE BISTRO & BAR 78477 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.4400 labrasserielaquinta.com
LA QUINTA CLIFFHOUSE 78250 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.5991 laquintacliffhouse.com
Photos - La Quinta Baking Company: @laquintabakingcompany | Okura: @thepolovillas | La Brasserie Bistro&Bar: @palmspringslifemagazine | La Quinta Cliffhouse: @the_vikingchef00 | Lavender Bistro: @silverhawkapartments | Tiffany's Sweet Spots: @tiffanyssweetspot | Cork + Fork: Nathan Cox
The Phone Eats First
THAI SHRIMP CAKES
Dinner Dates Dissected GET A TASTE OF THE DESERT’S MOST DELECTABLE DINNERS WRITTEN BY: PATRICIA KEMP PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KENNETH ALEXANDER SCOTT
Photoshoot Location: ADOBE GRILL La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5700 www.laquintaresort.com/ dining/adobe-grill
WHERE TO HANG WITH YOUR CO-WORKERS AFTER HOURS • With 100 varieties of tequila behind the bar, there are a hundred perfect margarita possibilities to excite your palate. A true Mexican dining experience surrounded by Oaxacan motif and a flickering double-sided fireplace awaits with traditional pollo fajitas, but give the Costilla braised beef short ribs with tomatillo-apple relish a try. ADOBE GRILL La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5700 www.laquintaresort.com/ dining/adobe-grill
WHERE TO MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS • This hybrid brew pub and casual Italian eatery serving up specialty pizzas like BBQ chicken and chili verde is a new local favorite! A full flight of craft beers covers the spectrum from strong stouts to light lagers infused with coconut. TUSCANO’S & BREW QUINTA 78772 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.625.1129 @tuscanosbrewquinta
WHERE TO SPICE UP YOUR DATE NIGHT • It’s crunch time! The hand-rolled Shrimp Lover and Dragon Crunch with avocado and cucumber are deep-fried in a light batter for a crispy kick. The Rainbow Crunch is a colorful masterpiece on a plate. Spicy mayo, eel sauce and Sriracha deliver a delicious punch to these sensational sushi platters. MISAKI SUSHI & GRILL 46600 Washington St, Ste 1 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.3570 www.misakisushiandgrill.com
WHERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY • This cozy cliffside patio is a classic dining spot for intimate anniversaries or birthday bashes to celebrate with a shared plate of oysters. Seafood, steaks, pasta and pork chops are prime choices to enjoy under a starry night sky.
WHERE TO TAKE YOUR HEALTHMINDED BEST FRIEND • Sweet potato hash and roasted green chili fritters are a couple of the culinary creations dreamt up by Owner and Chef Katherine Gonzales. Made from scratch using farm fresh ingredients, there’s also gluten-free and vegan options, including huevos rancheros with housemade chorizo.
LA QUINTA CLIFFHOUSE 78250 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.5991 www.laquintacliffhouse.com
CHÚLA ARTISAN EATERY 47150 Washington St, Ste B La Quinta, CA 92253 760.227.6616 www.chulaeatery.com
Man, I Needed That WHERE THE GUYS GO TO GET AWAY IN LA QUINTA WRITTEN BY: TYLER LA SALLE PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LAURA PERKINS MODEL: JOSH DIXON
La Quinta sports hidden treasures where you can hide away and smoke a cigar like a gentleman, have a beer, get a haircut while watching the game or experience a complimentary massage in the quaint shopper’s nook of Old Town. The best news: these are all about seven minutes away from each other!
EXPERIENCE A RENAISSANCE OF SELF • A romantic getaway nestled within the Spanish architecture of Old Town La Quinta, Alankara Aveda Salon is the premier location for stepping away from your routine, slowing down, achieving graceful relaxation and indulging yourself in luxurious comfort. Guys, it’s time for the mani-pedi of a lifetime. ALANKARA AVEDA SALON 78-100 Main St, Ste 105 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.8188 www.alankarasalon.com
HANGOUT WITH THE GUYS • If your idea of unwinding is chilling with the guys, watching sports and getting your haircut, Prime Barber Shop is your hangout! Each barber is welcoming, talented and open for conversation; plus, they are able to hone their craft while listening to
Photoshoot Location: PRIME BARBER SHOP 44025 Jefferson St, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.625.0553
Kanye or Drake. Where else in La Quinta are you able to get a clean taper and line up for $20? Look: transformed. PRIME BARBER SHOP 44025 Jefferson St, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.625.0553
LOUNGE LIKE A GENTLEMAN • If you need a break after a day out at one of La Quinta’s world-renowned golf courses, Hydeaway Cigar Club has you covered. Whether you’re a seasoned Torcedor or a budding cigar aficionado, this lounge will make sure you’re comfortable. Ask about the Member’s Area—it features a classic atmosphere with leather seats, so you can sit back, socialize and puff away. HYDEAWAY CIGAR CLUB 79305 Hwy 111, Ste 6 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.578.0125 @hydeawaycigarclub
N ATIV E KN OW L E D G E • While you’re waiting at Prime Barber Shop, socialize over a game of foosball, and if you’re over 21, ask about having a beer with the guys!
About Face PUT YOUR BEST SKIN FORWARD WITH THE SKIN LOFT WRITTEN BY: STEPHANIE TEASLEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BIANCA SIMONIAN
After she moved to the desert, Tracey Plott’s skin had noticeably changed. “I literally dried up,” she recalls. Following the birth of her first child, Plott decided she needed more flexibility and a relaxing atmosphere. “I have always been obsessed with skincare and taking care of my own skin.” Then, after earning her aesthetician license, she opened up a boutique day spa: The Skin Loft.
THE SKIN LOFT 78401 Hwy 111, Ste 401B La Quinta, CA 92253 760.628.8776 www.skinloft.net
Plott does extensive research on her products and found that Italian wax is the gentlest on skin. The prices are affordable— starting at $7, The Skin Loft offers waxing services that include arms, hands and feet—making services accessible for all ages. “I have three teenagers,” Plott says. “They come in with their friends. Big thing with teenagers [are] the eyebrow waxes and teen facials.”
The Skin Loft also offers an organic solution to spray tanning, and it comes from sugar beets! “[The organic spray tan] doesn’t have all the harsh chemicals over-thecounter tanning lotion can give you,” she says. “It’s perfectly safe, even for pregnant women.” Plott touts the flexibility of the rapid organic spray tan, which develops in three to six hours. “You can take a shower after two hours if you want a
lighter tan,” she says. “It’s for the people who need [a] spray tan but don’t have a lot of time.” Ultimately, The Skin Loft caters to the importance of each individual’s skin. “With all of our facials, we like to analyze the skin first,” Plott says. “We want to make sure clients have the best facial or service, so they walk out happy.” After all, beautiful skin is the best form of advertisement!
Family Matters HOW A CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE IS PUTTING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY FIRST WRITTEN BY: STEPHANIE TEASLEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LAURA PERKINS
JadaBug’s Kids Boutique Owner Heidi McArthur is no stranger to children and their needs. A transplant from Minnesota, McArthur owned and operated a childcare business for 12 years before moving to the desert. She started a cloth diaper business and contracted with JadaBug’s, then she took it over four years ago. Since taking over, McArthur has expanded the boutique, adding more space, products and services. “We want to focus on community,” McArthur says. “All About Families is a non-profit that we work with, and they do free breastfeeding clinics and mommy support networks every week.”
JadaBug’s also offers music, yoga and story time classes. “We’ll be starting tutoring after school for older kids,” McArthur says, “and we have paint-and-wine nights for adults. We’re trying to incorporate everyone.” McArthur values convenience as much as she does children and families. Any toy that needs batteries
JADABUG’S KIDS BOUTIQUE 78377 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.347.7406 www.jadabugs.com
will already have them at JadaBug’s. “We try to be completely fullservice,” McArthur says. “If you need a last-minute birthday present, you can buy it here and we’ll gift wrap [it] for you.” Toys are somewhat of a new addition to JadaBug’s, and McArthur only buys from other small business owners whose stock cannot be found in stores or on Amazon. “There’s a story for everything we carry,” McArthur notes. From classes and merchandise to outstanding customer service, the love and respect that McArthur has for her business and clients is clear—JadaBug’s Kids Boutique always puts family first.
KNOW L E D G E IS P OW E R • JadaBug’s sells an indestructible children’s book that won’t tear or rip, even in the washing machine.
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Open to the Public BIKE THE ART-LINED STREETS OF LA QUINTA
WRITTEN BY: REED RYLEY GRABLE
Hop on a bike from Old Town Peddler and follow La Quinta’s map of Art in Public Places throughout the city, where you’ll see works such as the Desert Mural at La Quinta Car Wash to the Sun and Moonbeam sculpture found at the Civic Center campus. Realize the art mecca that is La Quinta!
Where To Go 1. ENTRANCE MONUMENTS 2. CAHUILLA FAMILY 3. GEM OF THE DESERT 4. DESERT SCENE 5. LA QUINTA HIGH SCHOOL 6 MASCOT MURAL 6. LA QUINTA COURT FOUNTAINS
8. DESERT DOLMEN 9. DON
10. BRIDGE RAILINGS
11. CIVIC CENTER CAMPUS: Spirit of La Quinta; Bronze Relief Map; Native American Theme Mosaics; Native Animal Tracks; La Quinta Mountain Ranges; Dedication, Courage, and Honor; Sun and Moonbeam
12. SENIOR CENTER: Solitude 1; Historical La Quinta Mural 13. RUNNING FREE 14. FRITZ BURNS PARK: Dances with Landscapes Mosaics; Gateway to the Desert; In-between Earth & Sky Spray Towers; Walk through Arch Sculpture 15. FISH TRAP WITH BEAR 16. VILLAGE BELL 17. ENJOY THE RIDE BUS STOP
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OLD TOWN PEDDLER 51351 Avenida Bermudas La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7433 www.oldtownpeddler.com ART IN PUBLIC PLACES www.playinlaquinta.com/artsculture/art-in-public-locations
Just Be Kas CHRIS SANCHEZ’S CHROMAPLEX EVOKES RAW, UNIVERSAL INSPIRATION WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY: GEORGE DUCHANNES
An off-shoot of La Quinta’s Public Library, the Creation Station provides a maker space for hobbyists, educators and students with the equipment, tools and classes they need to create their next project. But a blank wall on the outside of the station doesn’t serve as much inspiration. Fortunately, when the City of La Quinta put out a request for proposal for a muralist, local artist Chris Sanchez (aka Kas Infinite) answered the call.
As an East Valley native, Sanchez grew up in the desert, and even attended La Quinta High School, so when it was time for him to create something for the city, he couldn’t help but be excited. “It’s a great sense of accomplishment,” he says. “There aren’t too many murals in La Quinta, so to be one of them is great.”
“When people visit my mural or the La Quinta Library, my intention with Chromaplex [is] to
make the viewer stop and absorb the work,” Sanchez explains. “[I want it to] spark a sense of wonder and [for them to] feel the sense of the kinetic momentum within the geometry and gradients embedded within the mural.” Sanchez’s inspiration for Chromaplex shares a direct relationship with the Creation Station. “I was trying to build an idea of what would be ultimately universal in a sense of raw inspiration within that space,” he says.
Needless to say, it is impossible to not stop and stare at this work for that very reason. Chromaplex is a vivid and vibrant splash of color complemented by its desert backdrop. Its magnanimous size engulfs the viewer in an evocative rush, turning the creative wheels on projects both new and forgotten. It’s effervescent, bright and serves as an inspiration for all who gaze upon it— whether just walking past or getting ready to create something for themselves.
ALL BY DESIGN • According to Sanchez, he designed the base for the sketch using AutoCAD (computer-aided design software used by architects and engineers), a technology that is also offered at the Creation Station.
CHRIS SANCHEZ @kasinfinite www.kasinfinite.com CHROMAPLEX Creation Station La Quinta Public Library 78275 Calle Tampico La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7088 www.playinlaquinta.com/artsculture/la-quinta-library
F OR ART’ S S AK E • Chromaplex is one of eight pieces created for La Quinta’s Art @ Fifth program, which was initiated in order to enhance the art scene of the city.
Date the City of La Quinta
2-6 Friends or 1-3 Couples
Start at 3 p.m.
PLAN YOUR NEXT DATE OUT ON THE TOWN WRITTEN BY: NEAL HRUBY PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KENNETH ALEXANDER SCOTT
When planning the perfect desert day trip, there is no place better than La Quinta. To capture the essence of this escape, we turned to the date-planning guru himself, Neal Hruby, Creator of Date the City. Follow Hruby and his date, Shaelee Hansen, as they explore five of the best date spots Old Town La Quinta has to offer. From channeling their artistic side at a pottery studio to raising their margarita-filled glasses at Adobe Grill, here’s where to go for your next La Quinta outing—Hruby-and-Hansen-style.
La Quinta, CA
$175-250 per Person
Casual Desert Vibes
Timeline Read On At:
www.localemagazine.com/date-the-city-of-la-quinta 3 p.m. La Quinta Museum
4 p.m. Old Town Artisan Studios
5:30 p.m. Casa Mendoza
DATE THE CITY @date.the.city www.datethecity.com Photoshoot Location: LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
7 p.m. Morgan’s in the Desert
9:30 p.m. Adobe Grill
Fun for All Ages 10 FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN WRITTEN BY: KANDACE CORNELL PHOTOGRAPHED BY: DAMIEN NOBLE ANDREWS MAKEUP BY: BRIAN BOND USING MAC COSMETICS HAIR BY: MALENA VILLAVICENCIO MODEL: TIENLYN JACOBSON
If a family vacation is in the cards, there are plenty of activities in La Quinta perfect for kids of all ages. From parks and pools to museums and classes, we’ve rounded up the 10 best activities in La Quinta that are sure to provide hours of fun for the whole family.
1. KIDS RULE AT THE MAIN POOL
5. YOGA CLASSES FOR ALL AGES
8. TAKE A COOKING CLASS
LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
GATHER MOVEMENT AND WELLNESS STUDIO 78065 Main St, Ste 203 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.219.7953 www.gatherlaquinta.com
COOKING WITH CLASS 47875 Caleo Bay Dr, Ste A107 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1161 www.cookingwithclasslq.com
2. CATCH A FLICK ON THE BIG SCREEN CENTURY LA QUINTA AND XD 46800 Washington St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5682 cinemark.com/southerncalifornia/century-laquinta-and-xd
3. CREATE AND PAINT SOME POTTERY OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIO 78046 Calle Barcelona La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1444 oldtownartisanstudios.org
6. GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE LAKE CAHUILLA RECREATION AREA 58075 Jefferson St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4712 rivcoparks.org/lake-cahuillaveterans-regional-park
7. GET MOVING, GET ACTIVE LA QUINTA COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTER & PARK 77865 Avenida Montezuma La Quinta, CA 92247 760.564.9921 www.myrecreationdistrict. com/community-fun/la-quinta
9. TAKE A BIKE AROUND TOWN PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES LA QUINTA 78075 Main St, Ste 104 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.972.4017 pedegoelectricbikes.com
10. ROMP AND PLAY ALL DAY LA QUINTA PARK 78468 Westward Ho Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0096 www.laquintaca.gov
4. PAY HOMAGE TO THE AREA’S HISTORY LA QUINTA MUSEUM 77885 Avenida Montezuma La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7170 www.playinlaquinta.com/artsculture/la-quinta-museum
Photoshoot Location: LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com TOP PROVIDED BY: Misha Collection www.mishacollection.us PANTS PROVIDED BY: Nanushka www.nanushka.com HAT PROVIDED BY: Tenth Street Hats www.tenthstreethats.com NECKLACE PROVIDED BY: Wolf Circus at Shop Zane www.visitzane.com SHOES PROVIDED BY: Tretorn Us.tretorn.com BIKE PROVIDED BY: Pedego Electric Bikes La Quinta pedegoelectricbikes.com
LOCALEN DAR 12 LA QUINTA EVENTS TO PLAN FOR WRITTEN BY: MADYSON COSTA
Coming in May
STREET FOOD CINEMA • Gather your family and friends for an outdoor theater experience at La Quinta Park, featuring food trucks, games and live musical performances. Throw in a picnic blanket and kick off the start of spring with this communal cinematic experience! www.playinlaquinta.com
GET READY TO [SILVER]ROCK Coming in March
• Special plans are underway at SilverRock! They’re constructing their very own event site which is planned to open in March. Stay tuned for upcoming entertainment and events at this soon-tobe entertainment hotspot. www.silverrock.org
FLY OVER LQ • Fly Over LQ is a free kite-crafting experience that allows participants of all ages to build (or bring their own) kites and watch them soar over Monticello Park. Recycled goods will be provided by S.C.R.A.P Gallery to craft the perfect kite! www.laquintaca.gov
TAKE A [NIGHT] HIKE November 12
• Lace up your hiking boots and experience the light of the moon washing over the scenic mountain ranges on this special full moon hike. Blacklights are encouraged if you want to see as many creatures as possible! www.playinlaquinta.com
VISIT ART ON MAIN STREET
November 9 and 30; January 4 and 18; February 1 and 15; March 14 and 28
• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore art from over 70 artists in the heart of Old Town La Quinta! From paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more, you are sure to leave with a shopping bag full of treasures and your creative juices flowing! www.oldtownlaquinta.com
GO THE DISTANCE • Become the next Tony Stark at this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells-La Quinta! Channel your inner superhero in this challenging triathlon where you can get your sweat on and even qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship. www.ironman.com
CATCH THE SUNSET HOURS March 28
• Bask in the breathtaking mountain views and amazing desert sunsets of the Coachella Valley with an Italian-inspired evening filled with small bites, cocktails, games, live music and a sunset painting session. Gather your family and friends and come eat, sip, play and create! www.laquintaca.gov
MAKE TIME TO PAR-TEE January 15-19
• Brush up on your golf etiquette because the Desert Classic Golf Tournament is making its way to La Quinta! Spectators can enjoy concerts, food and drinks, all while watching pro golfers battle it out. This is a par-tee you won’t want to miss! www.desert-classic.com
GET READY, GET FRESH, GO!
Sundays, beginning October 6
• From live music to fresh produce and blossoming flowers, the Old Town La Quinta Farmers’ Market has it all! Between October and April, all are welcome to shop the market. www.oldtownlaquinta.com
JUST BREW IT November 2
• With food, music and beer galore, the ˮBrew in LQˮ Craft Brew Fest needs no convincing to attend. Local breweries will be present. Tickets range from $10-$35. www.playinlaquinta.com
WINE DOWN February 7
• Treat yourself to fine wines and quality hors d’oeuvres at Toast to LQ! Held at the La Quinta Museum, the 21+ event will feature a jazz band that will go on all night. www.playinlaquinta.com
ROCKET AWAY March 21
• Join leaders from the La Quinta Rocketry Club to model and launch small power rockets at Mission LQ: Rocket Launch. Not only is admission free, but all ages are welcome! www.playinlaquinta.com
En-golfed 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD PERFECT YOUR SWING WITH A PGA WEST MEMBERSHIP WRITTEN BY: DASH FINLEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JAY JENKS
Ensconced under the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort & Spa boasts the PGA WEST, an exclusive series of world-class golf courses, designed by some of the best and brightest to ever play the sport. If over 109 holes worth of championship-level golfing wasn't enough to convince you, here are some other reasons to become a PGA WEST member today!
1. THE CLUB COURSES • You'll have the chance to work on your swing at six separate courses, each with its own aesthetic. Of those, there are three club courses, which members share with resort guests: the iconic Stadium Course, which was ranked among the top fifty in the country by Golf Digest, the Nicklaus Tournament and the Australian-themed Greg Norman Course. 2. THE PRIVATE COURSES • In addition to the aforementioned areas, members receive access to three additional courses. These include the Tom Weiskopf, with
panoramic views of the valley, the Jack Nicklaus Private, which can put skilled players to the test and the Arnold Palmer Private, a rugged, tournament-worthy stretch of green. 3. THE PROPERTY • Per Jennifer Jenkins, Director of Membership Sales and Marketing: "This is truly a property that cannot be duplicated. Because of the land value alone, we'll never have this collection any place else." 4. THE AMENITIES • Members enjoy access to an array of restaurants, pools and signature clubhouses. "It's its own little retreat," remarks
Jenkins. "If you want to be at the [pool] and be with a bunch of people, you can do that, or if you want to be at your own area and relax, you can find that serenity." 5. THE STAFF • The PGA WEST boasts numerous 10-to-20year employees, all dedicated to giving members the ideal experience. “People stay because the property is part of their family,” Jenkins says. “They have a lot of pride and it shows." Whether you're on the links or stepping out for a bite to eat, topnotch service is more than an expectation—it's a guarantee.
THE CLUB AT PGA WEST 55955 PGA Blvd La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7111 www.pgawest.com
Health Mode 4 OF THE TOP WELLNESS AND FITNESS SPOTS IN LA QUINTA WRITTEN BY: CRYSTAL HARRELL PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LAURA PERKINS MODEL: JOSH DIXON
1. RELAX, REJUVENATE, REPLENISH • Get the results you need to treat ailments with innovative and effective ways, under expert physician care, at the Live Well Clinic. The facility offers many forms of treatment in-house, but it can also set you up for IV nutrient therapy from the comfort of your hotel!
3. FIT INTO THIS • The Wellness Center offers visitors complete access to a state-ofthe-art fitness room with the option of purchasing affordable membership plans. A yearly membership for La Quinta residents is just $75 and $125 for nonresidents. A daily fitness pass is $5 per person.
LIVE WELL CLINIC 78900 Ave 47, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5970 www.livewellclinic.org
WELLNESS CENTER 78450 Avenida La Fonda La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0096 www.laquintaca.gov
2. NEXT LEVEL • Take in an environment of nurturing growth and health at Evolve Yoga. The schedule includes a variety of gentle flow and restorative yoga classes, as well as a "Better For It Now" program focused on busy women, singles on-the-go and mothers.
4. A JIU SKILL • Adults and children alike can improve their Brazilian jiu-jitsu, fitness and self-defense techniques at Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu. Class options include private lessons, specialized women’s selfdefense and jiu-jitsu flow— ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
EVOLVE YOGA 50991 Washington St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.9642 www.e-volveyoga.com
RIBEIRO JIU-JITSU 79485 Hwy 111, Ste 6 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.625.1238 ribeirojiujitsulaquinta.com
LIVE WELL CLINIC 78900 Ave 47, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5970 www.livewellclinic.org Photoshoot Location: LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
Sticking the Landing JOSH DIXON SHARES THE MENTALITY BEHIND HIS SUCCESS WRITTEN BY: JANE ADLER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LAURA PERKINS
Hey Dos Equis: we have a new most interesting man in the world for you—and his name is Josh Dixon. A former gymnast, entrepreneur, digital personality and businessman, Dixon takes multifaceted to the max. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dixon is a guy who knows how to get back on the horse if he falls off—and we’re not just talking about the pommel horse. He lives by a “throw me into the deep end” mindset which is the cornerstone of his character.
“Don’t be afraid to fail,” says Dixon. “By having that mentality, you don’t limit yourself.” This attitude has allowed Dixon to see success at Stanford all the way to the US Senate (as a
Legislative Aide) and back to Southern California at a consulting firm, as documented on his social media. If you follow Dixon on Instagram, you will probably find yourself envious of his on-the-go lifestyle, complete with a smile that would make any dentist drool—but he’s in it for more than just the likes. “It’s really fun working with brands and getting to know the people,” Dixon says. “Like, okay, what’s the story you want to tell and how do I keep it really authentic to my own ethos… It’s a fun, creative outlet outside of my day-to-day work responsibilities.” Recently, Dixon partnered up with La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort to show off their impressive piece of property to his quarter of a million followers.
He describes the hotel as a desert oasis of pure luxury as he reminisces over poolside cabana cocktails and fun in the sun. An avid tennis player, Dixon enjoyed dusting off his racquet at their state-of-the-art facilities and even tried his luck on their links before hitting happy hour at one of the resort’s restaurants. Only a two-hour drive from Dixon’s home in Newport Beach, La Quinta is the quintessential staycation scenario—close enough for a weekend away, but far enough where you feel like you are really escaping to somewhere. La Quinta is the ultimate travel destination for those looking to lounge and live a life of leisure. Dixon can attest to that (Just check out this photo!). Now, can we get this guy a cocktail, please?
JOSH DIXON @joshdixon Photoshoot Location: LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
The Suite Life THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN LA QUINTA WRITTEN BY: JACQUELINE SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: THE CHATEAU AT LAKE LA QUINTA
La Quinta: sounds like a beautiful place, but your familiarity may start and end there. Dynamic features like world-class golf, a chateau and a lake reside in this locale tucked into the coves of the valley. Here are two of La Quinta’s most incredible resorts where you can stay, play and relax the day away.
FOR THE GOLFERS WHO NEED TO PERFECT THEIR SWINGS • First opened in December 1926, this historic desert getaway is home to over 90 holes of golfing paradise on five amazing courses. From the Mountain Course— known for it’s beautiful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains which it winds around—to the Audubon-certified Greg Norman Course and the Stadium Course at PGA West (home of the Desert Classic Golf Tournament), every level of golfer can find their place here. LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
THE CHATEAU AT LAKE LA QUINTA 78120 Caleo Bay La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 www.thechateau.com
FOR THE WORLDTRAVELERS CRAVING A EUROPEAN-STYLE ESCAPE • Opened in 2015, this French-inspired destination offers 24 discreet suites, each with their own view of serene Lake La Quinta. The medley of Euro-inspired menu options at the resort’s restaurant, Mélange, are sure to satisfy your taste buds. The menu changes seasonally, as ingredients are sourced from local California farms. Enjoy dinner or a cocktail on the lakeside outdoor patio with picturesque views of the San Jacinto Mountains. CHATEAU AT LAKE LA QUINTA 78120 Caleo Bay La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 www.thechateau.com
NATIV E KN OW L E D G E • According to Chateau’s general manager, Michael Spencer, a unique feature of the property is “the turtles and fish [that] naturally populate the lake…”
Aprés Hours CLINK, SPLASH AND PLAY YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS LA QUINTA RESORT'S POOL SCENE WRITTEN BY: LAUREN MCCARRAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY: PAULA LUNA
As we all know, adulting is pretty hard, but at La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, it’s all about celebrating your adulthood! And what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a poolside cocktail at a gorgeous resort in Coachella Valley? Hint hint: it’s a bubbly happy hour featuring champagne, sunsets and the sounds of splashing socialites.
For many of us, the mere mention of a good happy hour is enough to
Photoshoot Location: LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 www.laquintaresort.com
spread smiles and spark inspiration. But you can take it to the next level in the desert, where the hour is happiest when it’s dipped in a pool while staring at a stunning backdrop of purple mountains and clear skies. PLUNGE is La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort’s adultsonly pool, and together with Veuve Clicquot, they host a high-spirited soirée, Aprés Swim. The HH menu features bubbling libations sure to keep you refreshed while you chill hard at this super cool swim lounge.
We recommend the local fave, the La Quinta Cooler made with mint, cucumber and the drink of the hour— Veuve Clicquot. Come dressed in your poolside best or whatever you’re comfortable in! The laid-back vibe is open to anyone with an interest in a good time. Escape your day or start your night at Aprés Swim every Thursday through Saturday from 3-6 p.m., with Fridays and Saturdays reserved for resort guests only.