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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE OUTDOORS IS CALLING, GET READY FOR AN ADVENTURE

SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN

START OFF 2018 WITH A FIVE-DAY CLEANSE FROM FRESH JUICE BAR

CLINK O’CLOCK

JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO GRAB A BITE FOR HAPPY HOUR

MAJOR LASER

SPEND THE ULTIMATE DAY AT LASER OASIS

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RETAIL THERAPY

Shopping Sprees Have Never Been Better With These Must-See Spots

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GLAM SQUAD

Hair Done, Nails Done, Everything Did for Girl’s Night

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Get On Par at These Local Favorite Golf Clubs

TREAT YO’ SELF

Turn Down, Relax and Rejuvenate at These Local Spots

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7 La Quinta Events You Cannot Miss

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Stop by These Spots With the Art Admirer in Your Life

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CLINK O’CLOCK

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Just a Few of Our Favorite Places to Grab a Bite For Happy Hour

MAJOR LASER

Spend the Ultimate Day at Laser Oasis

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BUZZ-WORTHY

Time to Get Groomed at These La Quinta Barbershops

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UPGRADE YOUR ROCK

A Peek Into SilverRock’s Upgrade Coming in 2019

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POUR DECISIONS

Sip on These Tasty Drinks Around Town

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YOU KNEAD THIS

Get Your Fresh Baked Goods at These Toasty Spots

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Life is Short, Eat Dessert First!

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The Outdoors is Calling, get Ready for an Adventure

Get Your Staycation On at These Hotels

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So Fresh and So Clean Start Off 2018 With a Five-Day Cleanse From Fresh Juice Bar

Native Knowledge • Can’t have gluten? Not a problem at Fresh Juice Bar! You can ask for gluten-free granola toppings, and they can make any drink on the menu gluten-free. Time Crunch • Short on time? Call in your order ahead so you can make it back to the office for your meeting.

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If you’re looking for a way to replenish and pack your system with loads of nutrients, all while receiving benefits like better-looking skin and a clearer mind, then this cleanse is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Once you’ve decided you’re in it for the long haul, simply call the Fresh Juice Bar location of your choice the day before you wish to start your cleanse. Let them know of any

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FRESH JUICE BAR 46480 Washington St, Ste 1 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.4666 www.freshjuicebar.com

It’s time to hit the reset button from the overindulgent holiday season! Fresh Juice Bar offers an incredible five-day cleanse and four convenient locations in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage.

allergies or preferences and prepay for your order. For the following five days of your cleanse, you will pick up your fresh six-pack of juices, created just for you, and a bonus green tea packet, which you can use to kick-start your day. Worried about the sugar levels or feeling hungry throughout the cleanse? Well, lucky for you, the juices offered at Fresh Juice Bar are low in sugar, high in veggies and chockfull of nutrients to satiate your belly. And, of course, everything is organic. Once you’ve had your green tea, you’ll start off with your first green juice of the day—a delicious combo of kale, spinach, parsley, cabbage, lemon, apple and celery. Every two hours, you’ll enjoy another 16-ounce juice.

Your kit also comes with a root based juice, which is equally as tasty and includes ingredients like beets, ginger, spinach, parsley, lemon, apple and celery. Finish off with a nut milk that’s packed with protein, cinnamon and vanilla bean to make the perfect ending to your day. Still skeptical about doing the full five days? If you want to test it out, you can opt for the one-day cleanse instead. With benefits like increasing your energy, detoxing your system, feeling rejuvenated and even gaining a natural glow, who wouldn’t want to give this cleanse a try? Do yourself a favor and treat your body right to set the tone for 2018.

Health Fiend • Fresh Juice Bar also offers a handful of pitaya and acai bowls which are not only filling, but tasty enough to trick your tastebuds into thinking you’re having dessert for breakfast.


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Clink O’Clock

Just a Few of Our Favorite Places to Grab a Bite For Happy Hour Written By: Ashlee Polarek

The origin of the term “happy hour” dates back to the first World War, and referred to a period filled with entertainment like live music, dancing, movies and boxing to help reduce boredom for the sailors. During the prohibition era, Americans began using the term in relation to drinking, and in the 1960s, restaurants took the term and began selling drinks and snacks at reduced prices, aka the happy hour we know and love today! Now, thanks to our boozy ancestors, we have an hour filled with delicious eats, gorgeous and yummy cocktails and time spent, guilt-free, with friends.

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FORTUN’S KITCHEN + BAR Must Order: Fried Chicken, Biscuits and Gravy

LA QUINTA CLIFFHOUSE GRILL AND BAR Must Order: Baked Scallops

Ò Fortun’s Kitchen takes happy hour beyond sliders and chips and salsa. At Fortun’s, you can dive into a delicious plate of fried chicken, biscuits and gravy. Crispy country fried chicken smothered in a finger-licking gravy served with homemade flaky buttermilk biscuits, and a perfectly fried egg. It will knock the socks off grandma's old recipe.

Ò Each day at La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar offers a special kind of happy hour specific to the day, but one happy hour staple you have to try is the baked scallops. You get your choice of raw or baked scallops served with a tasty lemon butter sauce.

Native Knowledge: If you’re in the mood for dessert, Fortun’s happy hour menu doesn’t disappoint. Grab a slice of the Coconut Cream Pie featuring bourbon whipped cream, coconut custard, caramel sauce and more. 78085 Avenida La Fonda La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.8744 www.fortunskitchen.com

Native Knowledge: At the La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar, Taco Tuesday isn’t just reserved for Tuesdays anymore. Taco lovers can grab fish tacos and margaritas for special prices on Thursdays, too. Now that's something to taco-bout! 78250 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.5991 www.laquintacliffhouse.com

SOLANO’S BISTRO Must Order: Brie Brioche Burger Ò The Brie Brioche Burger from Solano’s is like no other. Carefully sandwiched in a fresh, fluffy brioche bun is a juicy Kobe beef patty carefully topped with fresh lettuce, a slice of gorgeous tomato, red onion and brie cheese. Owner and Chef Francisco Solano incorporates flavors in his meals from his native Mexico City, with those found up and down the West Coast. Native Knowledge: Wine down even more on Wednesdays with half off all wines at Solano’s. 78075 Main St, Ste 105 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.6655 www.solanosbistro.com

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Pour Decisions Sip on These Tasty Drinks Around Town Written By: Keana McGrath Photographed By: Yasin Chaudhry

If you're exploring the city of La Quinta, you may find yourself dreaming of an ice-cold cocktail, or freshly brewed beer to take the edge off. Luckily for you, La Quinta has several gem locations that make for the perfect oasis filled with yummy drinks and relaxing vibes. Here are just a few of La Quinta’s popular spots for delicious drinks.

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Sup, Brew? • Can’t get enough of La Quinta Brewing Co.’s delicious beer? They serve them at over 150 bars and restaurants in the desert.

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LA QUINTA BREWING CO. OLD TOWN TAPROOM Drink This: Koffi Porter Ò If you’re looking for something full-bodied and locally brewed, then the La Quinta Brewing Co. is the place to be. With a wide selection of locally crafted and brewed beers, their Koffi Porter is definitely one of the most popular, winning the Brewery Bronze in the 2014 World Beer Championships, as well as Bronze in the 2016 Los Angeles Int'l Beer Competition. The Koffi Porter is brewed with locally roasted “Koffi” from nearby Rancho Mirage, along with dark roasted chocolate and crystal malts. 78065 Main St, Ste 100 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.972.4251 www.laquintabrewing.com

Native Knowledge: The 4,500-square-foot facility is home to a 15-barrel brew house capable of producing over 5,000 barrels annually. Food is not served at the brewery but bringing outside food is encouraged, allowing for a more communal atmosphere!

CASA MENDOZA Drink This: Skinny Margarita Ò For those looking for more of a south of the border flair, check out the famous Casa Mendoza. Known for their made-fromscratch margaritas, Casa Mendoza leaves guests daydreaming of sandy beaches. Their margaritas are strong and tasty, with the perfect balance of tangy flavor and a smooth finish. You’ll definitely be ordering more than one round of these margs! Native Knowledge: Stop by for live music from local artists on the weekends at 5:30 p.m.! 78110 Calle Estado La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.1463 www.casamendozamexica grillandbar.weebly.com

MORGAN’S IN THE DESERT AT LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB Drink This: Stroller Rosé of Pinot Noir Ò Take a step back in time and wine at Morgan’s in the Desert. With a Western-American driven, handpicked selection of wines, Morgan’s gives guests a chance to slow down and unwind. Their must-try rosé, the Stroller of Pinot Noir, has a “bold structure, slightly fruitier, bright taste that leaves you wanting more with every sip,” according to Morgan’s Manager and Sommelier, Anthony Kevin. Native Knowledge: The Morgan property was built in 1926, and the restaurant itself is an original part of the property. 49-499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta Resort & Club La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7600 www.morgansinthedesert.com


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You Knead This

Get Your Fresh Baked Goods at These Toasty Spots Written By: Jessica LaGrone Photographed By: Yasin Chaudhry

Tucked away in Coachella Valley and nestled against the Santa Rosa mountains resides the city of La Quinta. Well known for its prestigious golf courses, refined shopping and exceptional resorts, it’s no wonder why La Quinta is highly attractive to visitors. But do tourists know about this city’s hidden culinary treasures? We discovered two local bakeries with remarkable eats worthy of a shout out.

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ASPEN MILLS BAKERY & BREAD COMPANY 46-520 Washington St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5266 www.aspenmillsps.com

Ò This bakery is a Palm Springs original with four locations in the surrounding area. This quaint bakery has specialized in baking for over 20 years. The Aspen Mills team bakes with only the freshest ingredients and creates a variety of bread including Cinnamon Swirl, Jalapeño Cheddar and New York Rye to name a few. Guests can also indulge in muffins and cookies baked to absolute

perfection. Is Aspen Mills a baking wonder? We’ll let you decide. Native Knowledge: Aspen Mills Bakery prides themselves on being a consciously focused bakery. You won’t find fats, oils, dairy, synthetic sugars, artificial flavors, additives, preservatives or even eggs in their products.

LA QUINTA BAKING COMPANY

78395 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1699 www.laquintabaking.com

Ò Revel in the flavor of France at La Quinta Baking Company, a Europeaninspired bistro serving

assorted fresh baked goods. Sweet tooth enthusiasts can enjoy a French-American delicacy and classic, the beignet. This authentic pastry will have you swimming in visions of New Orleans’ French Quarter down to every last powdery bite. Napkins encouraged, but not a necessity to this delicious experience. Native Knowledge: Lunch has never been better because all walks of pup life are welcome on the patio! La Quinta’s dog-friendly atmosphere offers a “Doggie Menu” comprised of safe items for your pup.


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Sugar Coat It

Life is Short, Eat Dessert First! Written By: Jasmín Nelson Photographed By: Bianca Simonian

We all know it doesn’t have to necessarily be your birthday to dig into some delish dessert. So, why not enjoy savory sorbet and enticing ice cream every day? Well, because the best things in life are sweet, because you are what you eat and because YOLO! Pick your favorite with Morelia’s Fruits & More, Nitroinfusions or Yogurt Island for confection perfection.

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NITROINFUSIONS

78010 Main St, Ste 108 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.0700 www.nitroinfusions.com

Ò The sweet spot in Old Town La Quinta offers savory, organic ice cream. Celebrate the joy of eating a frozen treat minus the chemicals, fancy food coloring and preservatives. Talk about guilt-free! The bonus? Try flavors you can’t find anywhere else like the Roasted Pistachio & Olive Oil ice cream or popular best sellers like the Salted Caramel and the Cookies and Cream Pop. Native Knowledge: They have created over 30 flavors that you will have a hard time finding anywhere else!

YOGURT ISLAND

78447 Highway 111, Ste B La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0033 www.yogurt-island.com

Ò Personalize your fro-yo, your way, with an array of

flavors. You may also want to venture out and taste fun options like the Hawaiian Delight or Pomegranate Raspberry. Add any variety of healthy or festive toppings to complete your decadent masterpiece, and voilà! If you’re not dressing dessert with flavorful fixings, you’re doing it wrong. MORELIA’S FRUIT & MORE

78015 Main St, Ste 108 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.972.4016

Ò Check out the new Mexican fresh fruit and frozen yogurt bar for delectable desserts and then some. This eatery serves up smoothies, natural fruits, wheatgrass shots, fat burning pitaya, tortas and even sandwiches. A customer classic is the Banana Split, with its three scoops of ice cream, any topping, granola and cherries.

Weird Science • Nitroinfusions uses liquid nitrogen (-321 degrees) because it creates less ice particles and no air which results in a smoother, creamier ice cream.

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Retail Therapy

Shopping Sprees Have Never Been Better With These Must-See Spots Written By: Erica Johnson

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Nestled up against the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains, Old Town La Quinta is the place for those that love the sun and fun of the desert. With boutiques that carry the latest trends in golf and everyday wear, you won’t have to look much further than these local stores.

ELIZABETH&PRINCE

78075 Main St, Ste 101 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4100 www.elizabethandprince.com

Ò Billed as “A Lifestyle Boutique for the Traveler, Explorer, and Wanderer,” Elizabeth&Prince specializes in unique and beautiful clothing and accessories for men and women. Featuring the best collections from top designers including Rag & Bone, James Perse, Mara Hoffman and Dream Collective, it will be easy to find your next Instagramworthy look.

ALEXANDRITE ACTIVE & GOLF WEAR 78100 Main St, Ste 103 La Quinta, CA 92253 720.625.1364 www.shopalexandrite.com

Ò Looking chic on the golf course or tennis court is a must in the desert, and Alexandrite Active & Golf Wear has the perfect selection for men and women. Whether you are into golf, yoga, cycling, tennis or any other kind of fitness, you can find great looks by brands such as CHASE54, Jofit, GOLFINO, TravisMathew and more.

TARAH JADE

78-065 Main St, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 78-100 Main St, Ste 103 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.6670 www.tarahjade.com

Ò Tarah Jade offers everything from clothing and custom handbags to bath and body, jewelry and candles. Specializing in natural and sustainable products, this boutique invites you to awaken your senses with collections that “bring out the best in you.” It’s no wonder that Tarah Jade has a loyal following of devoted customers.

More Great Shopping in La Quinta • Divas of the Desert • h2o closet • La Quinta Olive Oil Company • Lulu’s Fine Home and Fashion

Native Knowledge: Tarah Jade hosts shopping events where 20 percent of the sales are donated to local nonprofits.

Old Town La Quinta is the place for those that love the sun and fun of the desert.

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Glam Squad

Hair Done, Nails Done, Everything Did for Girl’s Night Written By: Erica Johnson

Girl’s night is all about fun, friends and getting glam! Just because the boys aren’t invited doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look as gorgeous as possible. If you want to really do it up right, then get your hair done, your lashes extended and your makeup applied to perfection by visiting these fabulous salons.

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PRIMP LASH AND HAIR STUDIO

SITTING PRETTY BEAUTY LOUNGE

Ò Dying to bat your eyes at everyone with lush, long lashes? Head on over to Primp Lash and Hair Studio for everything you need to slay with your eyes. Get a full set, just the outer corners or add colored lashes for extra pop. In addition to offering lash services, you can get your hair cut, colored, blown out or maybe even try an elegant up-do for the night.

Ò If you’re looking for gorgeous hair to make your evening perfect, look no further than Sitting Pretty Beauty Lounge. Specializing in blowouts and bridal events, a visit here will send you out into the night feeling and looking your absolute best. Cuts, color, highlighting and balayage are also available.

Sola Salon Studios 79430 Hwy 111, Ste 17 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.636.3205 primplash.com

Native Knowledge: Check out the monthly specials page on their website to get awesome deals!

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Sola Salon Studios 79430 Hwy 111, Ste 15 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.408.8187 sittingprettybeautylounge.com

Native Knowledge: Getting married? Head to Sitting Pretty Beauty Lounge for your bridal beauty needs! In fact, the salon is bridal inspired.

Beauty Routine • Sitting Pretty not only offers insalon services, but can come to you as well.

In Good Hands • Owner of Primp Lash and Hair Krista Wurz has used her services for fashion shows, photo shoots and more.


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Treat Yo’ Self

Turn Down, Relax and Rejuvenate at These Local Spots Written By: Jasmín Nelson

Stressed? Anxious? Burned out? Ain’t nobody got time for that! We know the hustle and bustle of work is a drag, so clock out of feeling frazzled and check into some pure pampering. Mental, physical and spiritual wellness await. Warmly lit massage rooms, luscious pools and access to fitness centers are a few accommodations you are sure to appreciate.

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CITY OF LA QUINTA WELLNESS CENTER

78-450 Avenida La Fonda La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0096 www.laquintaca.gov

Ò The newly renovated Wellness Center will have you sweating out your stressors with a variety of recreational activities and fitness programs, which include yoga and Zumba classes taught by certified instructors. THE SKIN LOFT

78-401 Hwy 111, Ste 401V La Quinta, CA 92253 760.628.8776 www.skinloft.net

Ò Ready, set, retreat! The team aims to deliver a relaxing, private and intimate experience by trained staff where they also specialize in organic airbrush spray tanning and facials. MIRELA’S SPA DU JOUR 78-555 Hwy 111, Ste 200 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.6566 www.mirelaspa.com

on the menu. You can even get a Customized Body Wrap. LA QUINTA SALON & DAY SPA

50855 Washington St, Ste 2E La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.0111

Ò Here, you can get your nails done and enjoy a haircut while you’re at it. Whether you want all the bells and whistles for your day at the salon or want to keep it simple with select treatment services, there’s some form with your name on it. SPA LA QUINTA

49-499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.4800 www.laquintaresort.com

Ò Namaste all day, at the award-winning Spa La Quinta at the La Quinta Resort & Club. Check out a variety of ethereal spa treatments from a 100-minute Luxe Body Renewal to a Lomi Lomi massage and advanced skin care options like a

Reverse Anti-Aging Facial. Also offered? Hair and beauty services at the salon, manis, pedis and hairstyling, or all three! Native Knowledge: There’s pet pampering so that you can indulge with your pawed pooch too! Woo-sah and woof-woof!

Native Knowledge: • There is no better way to ring in the New Year than by feeling fit, fabulous, and successful. Call now to sign up for their 21Day Nutrition Reboot and shed some holiday cheer.

LIVE WELL CLINIC

78900 Avenue 47, Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5970 www.livewellclinic.org

Ò Health and healing redefined is the theme here. Experience Coachella Valley’s all-inclusive integrative health and wellness services. As a patient, you can experience everything from naturopathic medical treatment, lab testing, vitamin injections, IV nutrient therapy, acupuncture, reiki energy work, counseling, stress management and more! We’re sure you’ll be glowing from the inside out on your rejuvenation journey after you stop in at Live Well Clinic.

Ò Expect an array of services from makeup to massages that will have you wanting more. Body treatments and hair and nail services are all LIVE WELL CLINIC

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BuzzWorthy

Time to Get Groomed at These La Quinta Barbershops Written By: Quintan Valles Photographed By: Yasin Chaudhry

Okay gentleman, let’s take a minute to look in the mirror. Aside from that handsome mug, what do you see? Unwanted scruff and a wicked case of bedhead perhaps? Well then, it's time to take a visit to the good ol’ barbershop for some serious manscaping. Here in the City of La Quinta, we know a couple of topnotch, old-school barbershops that will have you looking sharper than Don Draper in no time.

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78010 Main St, Ste 103 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.609.8483

Native Knowledge: Looking for a little something more than the average haircut? Get a unique design done by Sway!

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47875 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.2887

Ò We all like to get not only the freshest trim around, we love those sophisticated, gentlemanly vibes combined with the casual “barber-talk” that only the barbershop brings about. The Old Fashion Barber Shop in La Quinta will provide you with all the amenities and suave vibes that you would expect. No matter what your look is, the Old Fashion Barber Shop will give you a killer cut that will make you feel like you own the day, and more importantly, the night.

SWAY’S BARBER LOUNGE

Ò Take your disheveled self to Sway’s Barber Lounge for some classic cuts and shaves. Their services include everything from gentleman cuts to hot towel shaves. Each barber at Sway’s knows how to handle a pair of scissors and a straight razor, so you can sit back and relax while you’re getting that trim or shave knowing that you won't leave looking like Edward Scissorhands got a hold of you.

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Native Knowledge: Not only can you get your hair cut, but The Old Fashion Barber Shop offers mustache and beard trims as well!

Take your disheveled self to Sway’s Barber Lounge for some classic cuts and shaves.


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The Great Outdoors The Outdoors is Calling, get Ready for an Adventure

Written By: Nia Yates Photographed By: Sal Cavazos Model: Sabrina Leeper of Brand Model & Talent, brandtalent.net

Come prepared for outdoor fun in La Quinta, plus a few Instagrammable moments with great lighting. La Quinta offers walkable shopping options, with local vintage stores and dining venues to choose from. It may be an opportunity to pick up a few picnic essentials and head over to Fritz Burns Park or Lake Cahuilla. For locals, be sure to include the Embassy Suites in your staycation plans. So, what are you waiting for? Get outside!

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Ò Tennis courts, a sparkling pool and a Spiderman-like jungle gym for the little ones to enjoy, all await you at Fritz Burns Park. With 12 acres located on the corner of Avenue 52 and Avenida Bermudas, bring your furry friend to mingle with local dogs at the park’s exclusive dog park. If you are into the skater scene, bring your board to shred with local skaters and show off your skills.

Ò Pool time! Enjoy a relaxing pool environment at La Quinta Embassy Suites. With two pools comes two experiences: If you want to read a book and enjoy the quietness of the desert, head to the main pool to catch some rays. If you are looking for a family fun experience, opt for the kiddie pool to enjoy the fun. Pool time in the desert is a necessity, and at Embassy Suites in La Quinta, the relaxed outdoor furniture and umbrellas are inviting to all guests.

Ò Lake Cahuilla—a lake in the middle of the desert? It’s not a mirage, there’s a place to picnic, fish and hang with family and friends in the middle of La Quinta. Barbecue grills, volleyball and pickleball courts, shaded seating and lush grass surrounds the 710-acre park. Don’t forget, if fishing is on your mind, be sure to bring your license.

FRITZ BURNS PARK 78107 Avenue 52 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.4347 laquintaca.gov

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON LA QUINTA HOTEL & SPA

Native Knowledge Looking to catch some trout? Be sure to check Lake Cahuilla’s website for their stocking dates!

LAKE CAHUILLA RECREATION AREA 58075 Jefferson St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4712 rivcoparks.org

50777 Santa Rosa Plz La Quinta, CA 92253 888.386.1126 embassysuites3.hilton.com

Come prepared for outdoor fun in La Quinta, plus a few Instagrammable moments with great lighting.

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Time for Tee Get On Par at These Local Favorite Golf Clubs Written By: Quintan Valles

There’s nothing like stepping out on the green of the golf course to take a break from that busy schedule. It’s like a mini paradise being out in the sun and sipping on a bloody mary with some close friends and making that perfect swing to send the ball soaring through the clear SoCal sky. So pack up the nine irons and let’s check out the best golf spots in La Quinta.

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THE SIXTH HOLE AT LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB’S MOUNTAIN COURSE

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THE GOLF CLUB AT LA QUINTA

RANCHO LA QUINTA COUNTRY CLUB

LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB

Ò If you love a great view while you tee up on the course, then check out The Golf Club at La Quinta. With a perfect view of the Santa Rosa Mountains and the spacious rolling greens of the course, this gorgeous spot is perfect for some relaxing yet stimulating competition.

Ò Now, we all know that a luxurious experience is a must on your golf trip. Rancho La Quinta Country Club takes luxury to a whole new level to have you swinging that club in style. The private 18-hole courses will captivate your senses and provide you with a top-notch environment to work on that backswing.

Ò What’s better than one golf course? That’s easy—nine golf courses! Head over to La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST to take your pick of five beautiful resort courses and four exclusively private courses, each offering a unique landscape with breathtaking scenery.

60151 Trilogy Pkwy, Ste 2 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.0707 thegolfclubatlaquinta.com

Native Knowledge: Lest we forget, Phil Mickelson has played at the club. Well, if it’s good enough for Mr. Mickelson, it’s a definite hole in one for us!

79301 Cascadas Cir La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7748 rancholaquinta.com

Native Knowledge: Not an advanced golfer? Not a problem! La Quinta Country Club offers eight tee combinations at each course to accommodate a variety of skill levels.

49-499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 laquintaresort.com

Native Knowledge: If this golf trip is business related, the La Quinta Resort & Club offers group golf packages so you don’t have to lose your green while you're on the green.


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LOCALEN DAR 7 La Quinta Events You Cannot Miss Written By: Nia Yates & Jordan Ligons

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ENJOY THE TASTE OF LA QUINTA April 7 Ò The 9th Annual Taste of La Quinta is back and better than ever. This year it will take place in the heart of Old Town La Quinta. There will be food and wine tastings from all of your favorite restaurants, wineries and distributors. And back by popular demand, live entertainment! Unwind with locals, dance to the great music and enjoy the beautiful weather in La Quinta. gcvcc.org

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WATCH THE CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE January 17-21 Ò The 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge provides the ultimate thrill for golf enthusiasts. Watch PGA professionals during their competitive tournament rounds as they shoot it out for the highly coveted titles! careerbuilderchallenge.com

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Ò Indulge in two of your favorite things, tacos and tequila, at the City of La Quinta’s ultimate fiesta. With speciality menus, tequila tastings and mariachi music, you deserve this night out on the town from 7 to 10 p.m.

Ò Clink to the “Gem of the Desert” at this lifestyle and art affair. Wine lovers unite to sample a wide selection of wine and taste hors d’oeuvres while touring the La Quinta Museum. Starting at 6 p.m., let the jazz band serenade you while enjoying this event!

SAVOR THE TACOS & TEQUILA EXPERIENCE May 5

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Ò Starting at 7 p.m., welcome Street Food Cinema into town as they park their food trucks and plant their inflatable theater in the Coachella Valley. Come enjoy family fun entertainment and mingle with your community. streetfoodcinema.com

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GO PEANUTS FOR CHARLES SCHULZ’S EXHIBIT January 3-April 16, 2018 Ò The Heartbreak in Peanuts traveling exhibit is coming to the La Quinta Museum to share the love of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic archives about lost love. The exhibit will feature 50 high quality digital reproductions of original strips—get your tickets today! schulzmuseum.org/travelingexhibits

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EXPERIENCE THE LA QUINTA ART FESTIVAL March 1-4 Ò Hosting a ton of the foremost contemporary artists in the nation, this four day event guarantees its patrons an unparalleled cultural experience with amenities that include daily music, performance art, trendy food concessions and craft beers and fine wines. lqaf.com


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All Eyes on Me Stop by These Spots With the Art Admirer in Your Life Written By: Keana McGrath

The City of La Quinta is known as the “Gem of the Desert.” Historic buildings combined with innovative art bring a unique life to the city, making it an enticing attraction for those looking for wonderment. If you find yourself here and you’re looking for a chance to experience the local artwork, LOCALE has the perfect places for your viewing pleasure.

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LA QUINTA GALLERY OF FINE ART

78080 Avenida La Fonda La Quinta, CA 92253 818.219.6066 laquintagalleryoffineart.com

Ò For those with a love for artistic flair, the next stop on your viewing adventure is the La Quinta Gallery of Fine Art. The gallery consists of a combination between contemporary landscapes and figurative paintings with an emphasis on oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Most of the artwork in the gallery is made by local Californian artists, but the influences from artist abroad make for a diverse environment of art. Native Knowledge: If you want to visit during the summers, you have to make an appointment. It may be over 100 degrees outside, but art

and inspiration never take a break from the heat!

LA QUINTA MUSEUM

77-885 Avenida Montezuma La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7170 playinlaquinta.com/La-QuintaMuseum

Ò The historically popular La Quinta Museum highlights different types of history throughout La Quinta’s past, ranging from a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village, a display of all of the native animals, as well as a 32-foot mural highlighting the city, which was painted by Andre Blanche. The museum also features early photos of La Quinta’s inception, depicting the original attraction to the desert. Native Knowledge: Science proves that coloring can relieve stress, so sign up for their Adult Coloring Club!

OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIO

78-046 Calle Barcelona La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1444 oldtownartisanstudio.org

Ò If you’re looking to get a hands-on experience with art, head over to the Old Town Artisan Studio. The Studio is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools, senior centers and other local organizations to help provide a creative atmosphere for people of all ages. The Artisan Studio offers classes for clay making, fused glass, painting and special holiday workshops! Native Knowledge: Old Town Artisan Studio uses their own hashtag, #hearts4art, so everyone can share their work.

Art in Motion • Experience art in a different medium at Century La Quinta and XD Theaters. With a screen spanning wall to wall and a state-of-theart projector capable of 35 trillion colors, you’ll literally feel like you’re a part of the movie.

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Spend the Ultimate Day at Laser Oasis Written By: Marvin Garcia Photographed By: Yasin Chaudhry

Friends, lasers, arcade games—what else could you possibly need for a day full of fun? Laser Oasis in La Quinta is a one-stop shop for a memorable time.

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What makes Laser Oasis one the best spots to visit? With a 17,000-square-foot facility, the environment and energy are a true testament to the great experience guests will have during their visit. Filled with classic arcade games like air-hockey and hoop shooting, the

excitement will only be further ignited by the cheerful sound of laughter from children and adults alike. Keeping with tradition, Laser Oasis offers awesome prizes for the points you’ve racked up. But hey, even if you can’t win the high-tech prizes, there are always goodies and toys that can leave guests with a smile. The main thrill, however, comes from Laser Oasis’ two main attractions: the indoor rope course hanging above the arcade, and the 6,000-

square-foot multi-level laser tag arena. Get a one-of-a-kind experience from scaling a rope bridge as you balance on a narrow beam or walk a tightrope, all while suspended over 11 feet in the air. Or play laser tag with your friends like never before! Explore the ancient ruins as players go through target obstacles. Whether you take on the laser arena or spend your time at the arcade, Laser Oasis is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Native Knowledge • Check out their Wild Wednesday specials for unlimited laser tag for only $30. Chow Down • All that playing can make you hungry! Hit the restaurant in Laser Oasis for pizza and beer.

LASER OASIS 46805 Dune Palms Rd La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.4321 www.laseroasis.com

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Party Time • You’re never too old for a laser tag birthday! Book your party and get pizza, soda and 1,000 points for prizes!


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The La Quinta area is about to gain a few more points in the luxury resort area, with the addition of the newly revamped SilverRock Resort in late 2019. The resort will now house two hotels. The five-star Montage La Quinta will include about 140 guestrooms with a signature Spa Montage and fitness center. Plus, three dining attractions, a recreation area, resort pool, boutiques and Montage’s signature Paintbox children’s program. But that’s not all! There will also be 29 four to five-bedroom Montage Residences for those that want to live an endless vacation.

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A Peek Into SilverRock’s Upgrade Coming in 2019 Written By: Ashlee Polarek and Jordan Ligons

Suite Escapes Check Out These Other Montage Properties • Beverly Hills • Deer Valley • Kapalua Bay • Palmetto Bluff • Los Cabos (2018) • Pendry San Diego • Pendry Baltimore

Fore! • The new Montage Hotels & Resorts and Pendry Hotels expansion will include an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, so any tee time will be a great time to show off your stroke.

Pendry La Quinta, the second addition to the property, will be picturesquely placed along the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course with 200 guestrooms and 66 two and three-bedroom Pendry Residences when you want to live the life of luxury. Both hotels are working with architecture and interior design firm, Gensler, who has partnered with Montage International and The Robert Green Company to create a fashion-forward midcentury modern design that keeps it very Coachella Valley-esque. The amenities married with the location and decor will truly allow you to escape.

“Having worked in the Coachella Valley early in my career, it is especially exciting to return with a dynamic development that is ideally suited for our Montage and Pendry brands,” said Founder, Chairman and CEO of Montage International Alan J. Fuerstman. “With The Robert Green Company, we will be bringing to the City of La Quinta an amazing resort unlike anything else in the desert. The architecture, design, amenities and most importantly, the extraordinary service that is the hallmark of Montage International, should be a perfect fit for the community.” We can’t wait to check in!

SILVERROCK RESORT 79179 Ahmanson Ln La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.8884 www.silverrock.org MONTAGE INTERNATIONAL www.montage.com THE ROBERT GREEN COMPANY www.therobertgreencompany.com

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Stay-Cay Get Your Staycation On at These Hotels Written By: Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti

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Looking for a great way to spend your next staycation? These three centrally located Coachella Valley hotels offer accommodations to fit your desires. Plus, who needs a vacation when you’re living in one of the ultimate vacation spots in the world?

MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA

HOMEWOOD SUITES HOTEL BY HILTON

THE CHATEAU AT LAKE LA QUINTA

Ò The newly remodeled Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers it all. Enjoy a therapeutic massage in the incredible spa; dine on fresh, healthy, delicious and locally sourced cuisine; or relax by the pool in a private cabana with a pitcher of margaritas. Although they don’t have golf or tennis directly on the property, guests have charging privileges at the Indian Wells Golf Resort across the street. They also offer preferred tee times through their Golf Concierge.

Ò Homewood Suites by Hilton is your home away from home. Families will be able to enjoy an outdoor pool to spend their day or relax in the spa tub to unwind. If you want to enjoy a day on the town, you’ll be just a short distance from Old Town La Quinta!

Ò The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, a beautiful boutique hotel, offers an elegant, magical experience. Stunningly decorated, the rooms offer waterfront views that are personal and romantic. The restaurant, Mélange, boasts a delightful dining room with views of the mountains. The menu changes seasonally to reflect the freshest of produce in season.

45000 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.341.2200 miramonteresort.com

Native Knowledge: With so much to do in Greater Palm Springs, the hotel created custom itineraries for whatever your interests are.

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45-200 Washington St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.391.4600 homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

Native Knowledge: Can’t leave Fido home for the duration of your trip? Not a problem at Homewood Suites by Hilton! Bring your pup along for the staycation and enjoy the trip with your best friend at your side.

78-120 Caleo Bay La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 thechateaulakelaquinta.com

Native Knowledge: Looking for a ride for your night on the town? Tesloop offers transportation in top-of-theline Teslas, so your ride will not only be electric, but you’ll look great in it as well! The Chateau at Lake La Quinta is happy to book your ride.

Dine on fresh, healthy, delicious and locally sourced cuisine, or relax by the pool in a private cabana with a pitcher of margaritas.


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