NICOLE PEDRA THE QUINTA-SENTIAL GUIDE
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Photographed By: Adam Gentry, gentryimages.com Styled By: Neil Cohen, neilcohenstyle.com Hair & Makeup By: Zenaida Aispuro of Just Blow Drys Palm Desert, www.justblowdrys.com Model: Nicole Pedra of Brand Model & Talent Agency, www.brandtalent.net Photoshoot Location: SilverRock Resort , 79179 Ahmanson Ln, La Quinta, CA 92253 | 760.777.8884 | silverrock.org All Apparel and Accessories Provided By: The Golf Shop at SilverRock Resort
MAKING THE ISSUE SilverRock Resort served as an effortlessly beautiful backdrop for our November cover shoot. The plush greenery accompanied by the scenic mountains surrounding the 18-hole golf course made our photographer Adam Gentry’s job a breeze. Snapping shots around the property left an abundance of cover-worthy photos to choose from. Our model Nicole Pedra looked sporty in apparel provided by SilverRock Resort’s Golf Shop with chic sunnies provided by Panache Optical Gallery. Our stylist Neil Cohen pulled a variety of looks that make for a stylish getup for the golf course—a sleek sun visor, bright Bermuda shorts, and a poppin’ sleeveless polo collar all included. Pedra was beautified by the lovely Zenaida Aispuro of Just Blow Drys. Our model’s hair and makeup was achieved because of the all-star service at this one-of-a-kind Palm Desert salon, giving it just the right touch to remain gorgeous for the duration of the entire cover shoot.
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STAY THE NIGHT We Love These 11 Hotels in the Greater Palm Springs Area
REJUVENATE Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trial Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760.329.8791 twonbunchpalms.com
WRITTEN BY: TARA MACKEY
Ò Detox from reality and escape to Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort. A literal oasis, this has got to be the desert’s most exclusive spa destination with award winning hot springs and seemingly endless treatment options. As a wellness guest, you also have access to all the classes which include yoga, tai chi, sound bath, Shamanic healing, art and wine, angel card readings, meditation and so much more!
Parker Palm Springs | PHOTO BY: Michael Wesley
WATER SLIDE La Quinta Resort & Club
GOLF La Quinta Resort & Club 49-499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 laquintaresort.com
Ò If you like to spend your leisure golfing while on your long weekend stay in La Quinta, then La Quinta Resort & Club is the ultimate destination for your paradisal getaway. With five of the nation’s top courses all in one spot, you’re in for a treat no matter which course you choose!
DÉCOR The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 68900 Frank Sinatra Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 ritzcarlton.com 760.321.8282
Ò Your luxury hotel experience has arrived! Whether you want a poolside hang or prefer an entire view of Palm
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Springs, do yourself a favor and check out The Ritz-Carlton! The spa area—with it’s natural rock décor—is about as relaxing as it gets. Every room comes with a remarkable view and the quaint décor will make you feel right at home.
ECO-FRIENDLY The Monroe Palm Springs 1900 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 themonroepalmsprings.com 760.322.3757
Ò The Monroe was recently awarded a “Green Leader and Partner” of Trip Advisor. This hotel is the perfect “green” getaway! It was renovated in 2012 and parts from the old building were recycled, reused or donated. Another fun fact? The recycling and towel bins at the pool are made from the window sills’ removed during the room renovation!
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa 71333 Dinah Shore Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.328.5955 starwoodhotels.com/westin
Ò This is your home away from home! Hidden mountainside on an expansive golf course, you can enjoy a round of golf, slide down their water slide or enjoy a mimosa under the palm trees! There’s a massive pool to chill out by and some killer sunsets to bask in.
BUNGALOWS Avalon Hotel Palm Springs 415 S Belardo Rd Palm Springs, CA 92262 844.328.2566 avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs
Ò Grab a swan float and take a dip in the pool or chill out in one of the Avalon’s 13 historic Bungalows! Rooms feature gasburning fireplaces and a full kitchen as well as plenty of entertainment amenities and a fully stocked wet bar in your room. Yes, please!
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
SPA JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa 74-855 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.341.2211 marriott.com
Ò The JW Marriott features five separate pools, people friendly exotic birds and a worldclass signature spa. If you’re on the hunt for an impressive and elegant wedding or business meeting space in the Palm Springs area, be sure to make use of the JW Marriott’s expansive accommodations on this front.
RETRO The Saguaro 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760. 323.1711 thesaguaro.com/palm-springs
Ò The Saguaro is your retro, poolside getaway.
It’s perfect for relaxing and taking a few days to unwind on a pink flamingo float or under one of their signature yellow umbrellas! Each room has a private balcony and the colorful, neon walls make for perfect selfie backdrops.
POOL BAR Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells, CA 92210 marriott.com/hotels 760.773.4444
Ò This picture perfect destination is notoriously kid friendly, so you can enjoy fun with the whole family. Spend time splashing around in the pool and find a quaint corner to enjoy the stunning mountain backdrop with a refreshing drink from The Pool Bar.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A NEW HOME INSTA-WORTHY Parker Palm Springs 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.770.5000 theparkerpalmsprings.com
Ò The Parker’s a standout—the entrance is a tall living plant wall, the indoor walls are decorated in trippy décor and you WILL want to snap a pic in front of the large DRUGS sign that hangs out in the lobby! Tour the estate and enjoy a game of croquet, swimming or tennis.
PET FRIENDLY The Chateau at Lake La Quinta 78-120 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7332 thechateaulakelaquinta.com
Ò With picturesque mountain views from every room, The Chateau at Lake La Quinta is a modern, chic desert hideaway. Plus, they recently went pet friendly —so bring your pup along for the trip!
Mini Q&A With Brian Liberto, Real Estate Agent at HOM Sotheby’s International Realty
Ò After staying at these luxurious hotels for a
short while, you may want to make Palm Springs your home. Real estate agent, Brian Liberto, tells us what we need to know: Q: What is the first step to buying a home? Brian Liberto: First step would be to review your finances with your lender and have them provide you a few options to see what you can afford, but more importantly what you’re comfortable spending. Q: What advice would you give first time homeowners? BL: Focus on buying a property that you can afford and look at it as a stepping stone to buying what you want down the line. Q: How can homeowners incorporate the resort-like amenities to their new homes? BL: By utilizing outdoor space and making their home an open concept between the kitchen, living room, and backyard. Q: Is there a demand for eco-friendly home features? If so, what are those features? BL: Yes, you will see a lot of this in new properties where they use: Energy efficient appliances, solar panels on their homes, landscaping that utilizes less water, and fake grass.
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TALENT POOL Plug Your Nose and Jump Into the Best Pools Around WRITTEN BY: JASMINE DURAN
Ò One of the best things about Greater Palm Springs is that nine out of the
12 months, the weather is perfect for a cool pool party. Luckily, there are a few hot spots for cooling down or soaking up the sun. These fabulous Palm Springs pools are a few of the most beautiful places for relaxation, rejuvenation, and entertainment throughout the valley. Stop by any of these locations and you are sure to be pleased with the location and capacity served up with endless amounts of fun.
La Quinta Resort and Club 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4111 laquintaresort.com
Ò The adult only Plunge pool at the La Quinta Resort and Club is a 60s flashback with a modern twist. Frequented by stars like Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable once upon a time, these pools are detailed with tiles resembling the surrounding California Missions that round out at the bottom making the pool different hues of blue. Colony Palms Hotel 572 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.969.1800 colonypalmshotel.com
Ò The white, widestaired entrance is the most photogenic part of this pool. This pool is small, intimate and has a serious sophistication with cabanas outlining the area. Footsteps away from the bar, this open design makes for easy socializing during warm nights. Ace Hotel 701 E Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.325.9900 acehotel.com/palmsprings
V Hotel Palm Springs 333 E. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264 877.544.4446 | vpalmsprings.com
Ò An illuminating, crisp blue water is the first thing you notice about this perfect Palm Springs pool. The straight lines and details define and complements modernism throughout the Palm Springs area. Dive in and disappear into the cool, clear waters of another world. Trace your fingertips along the patterned blue and white tiles that encircle the pool as the floor bottom becomes deeper. This pool is ideal for a friendly weekend getaway or a great birthday surprise—not complete without a golden swan, pink flamingo, and banana boat floats to keep a summer glow into mid-fall. ARRIVE 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.507.1650 arrivehotels.com
Ò The fall sun still warms this pool as much as summer. This slick, modern pool is always kept clean and at the perfect 68-degree temperature. Relax poolside near the blazing firepit and browse their Palm Springs Field Guide.
Ò A local and visitor favorite, this pool has a community vibe as it wraps through the lounge space and is welcoming. Become a Swim Club member and not only get VIP pool access but also get invited to the hotel’s hottest pool parties and DJ sessions. Sparrows Lodge 1330 E Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.2300 sparrowslodge.com
Ò The new addition to the Palm Springs area, Sparrows Lodge, accessorizes the desert pools with a sophisticated outdoorsy look. The beautiful narrow pool dips quickly from the stairs, and is mere steps away from the tasty bites of The Barn Kitchen.
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 68900 Frank Sinatra Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.321.8282 ritzcarlton.com
Ò With stunning views of the mountain ranges, overlooking the desert, sit on one of the plush, striped lounging chairs and sip on a Cosmo from the poolside bar. Need some exclusive mommy and daddy time? The Ritz-Carlton offers an adult-only oasis for a little timeout, but when it is family time again, the kiddie pool is sure to make an impression on the littles.
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Stars Shine Brighter IN THE DESERT SKY
Scandal, Secrets and Hollywood Stories Abound
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Bing Crosby’s Estate
7,000 square foot estate also has a putting green where the famed crooner himself may have played
Rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe may have stayed here at the same time as President John F. Kennedy Ò
Piazza de Liberace
Miramonte Resort & Spa 45000 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.341.2200 | miramonteresort.com
Ò There is no resort-style living without a splashworthy, sparkling pool. Miramonte’s signature pool creates an intimate escape with cabanas surrounding all sides. Their serenity-focused adult-only Piedmont Pool is fully equipped with a heated whirlpool feature. Stroll over to the Aqua Well Pool; Filled with salt water and kept at a comfortable 82 degrees, you’ll quickly forget that you’re not at the beach.
HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU Work Your Body Out on the Trails Outside Palm Springs
Bear Creek Canyon Trail DISTANCE: 4.5 Miles LOCATION: Bear Creek Trail, La Quinta, CA 92253
Lost Palms Oasis Trail DISTANCE: 7 miles LOCATION: Joshua Tree, Ca
The “Big Split Rock” Slot Canyon Walkabout (Mecca Hills) DISTANCE: 6 miles LOCATION: Chuckwalla, CA
Mirage (Bump & Grind) Trail DISTANCE: 3.3 miles LOCATION: Highway 111 on the border of Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert
Miramonte Resort & Spa JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa 74-855 Country Club Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.341.2211 marriott.com
Ò Walk onto the grounds of the JW Marriott property and into an oasis of pools—five pools to be exact—for all your swimming needs! The largest, centerpiece pool is surrounded by palms and plenty of seating. This pool has much to offer, including a shallow and deep end for family fun or friendly conversations. The best part about the refreshing dip, is it’s long and spacious pool capacity. This bubbly hot spot is bound to be one
pianist lived in the home from 1968 to 1972
of the places you keep coming back to visit.
Hopalong Cassidy Trail DISTANCE: 8 miles LOCATION: Hopalong Cassidy Trail, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Omni Racnho Las Palmas 41000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.568.2727 rancholaspalmas.com
Ò Nestled between the San Jacinto & San Andreas mountains, the luxurious Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is the ideal Palm Springs destination. The Resort offers guests three sparkling pools, Splashtopia—a family friendly option equipped with a sandy beach, lazy river and water zones for the kids! The Azure pool provides a great escape for adult guests or enjoy a serene and calm atmosphere at the Spa Pool.
famed performer’s home has some interesting details including musical notes on the garden fencing, statues of lions at the entrance and a mailbox shaped like a grand piano
Ladder and Painted Canyon Trails DISTANCE: 5.3 miles LOCATION: Painted Canyon Rd, Mecca, CA 92254
Hyatt Palm Springs 285 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.322.9000 palmsprings.hyatt.com
Ò The Hyatt perfectly captures the Palm Springs edge with its pointed pool. The pool has private poolside cabanas where you can sip on your delicious drink from Hoodoo Cocktail Garden.
Steve McQueen’s House
Eisenhower Loop DISTANCE: 4.7 miles LOCATION: Starts near Living Desert Zoo; 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Indian Canyon Trails Murray Canyon, Andreas Canyon, Palm Canyon, Maynard Mine Trail, Fern Canyon Trail, Victor Trail DISTANCE: 1-15 miles LOCATION: 38520 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Inspiration Peak DISTANCE: 1.2 miles LOCATION: Keys View Rd (Salton View Rd), Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Home decor included kongoni skulls, zebra skin pillows, the mounted head of a bighorn sheep and a gold-plated Winchester gun Ò
Built in 1968 in the midcentury style, it is said that McQueen kept the house—with plenty of room for his cars—until his death in 1980 Ò
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LISTEN TO YOUR ART Where to Experience Art and Culture in the Desert WRITTEN BY: SARA HYLAND
Desert X’s inaugural exhibition will be held February 25 to April 30, 2017. Using the Coachella Valley as a canvas, you can view art throughout indoor and outdoor locations for no charge. The projects showcased are meant to amplify global and local issues for all to see. Desert X desertx.org
Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
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Palm Springs Art Museum 101 N Museum Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.322.4800 psmuseum.org
Ò Founded in 1938, the Palm Springs Art Museum has been bringing art and culture to the desert for decades. It holds the works of famed artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Ansel Adams. Witness breathtaking art at both of the museum’s locations: Palm Desert and the main location in downtown Palm Springs, which highlights the Architecture and Design Center. Ò Architect A. Quincy Jones
designed this midcentury Rancho Mirage estate in the mid-1960s for famed philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Ò A nature
La Quinta Museum 77-885 Avenida Montezuma La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7170 la-quinta.org
Ò The La Quinta Museum holds two stories of history and culture. There are impeccable dioramas and photo collections representing what makes La Quinta special, including a Cahuilla Native American one and one for local wildlife. Don’t miss the museum store for books on the area and local art.
and gardening enthusiast, Leonore Annenberg placed numerous gardens throughout the estate, including rose and cactus gardens
Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
spot was Frank Sinatra’s main residence from 1948 to 1957
Wilma & Frieda’s Cafe
FIND YOUR MUSE 6 Restaurants to Go to Before or After a Day at the Museum: Le Paon: Before checking out an exhibit at one of the local museums, make sure to get your French cuisine fix at Le Paon. lepaonfrenchcuisine.com Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill: With menu options sure to satisfy kids and adults alike, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is the perfect stop for the entire family before a day of art festival exploration. sammyspizza.com
McCallum Theatre McCallum Theatre 73000 Fred Waring Dr Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.340.2787 mccallumtheatre.com
Ò A state-of-the-art performing art center, the McCallum Theatre opened in January of 1988 and has been enriching the lives of Valley residents ever since. From plays to ballets to concerts, the theatre holds more than enough acts to keep desert residents occupied in the fall and spring. Mamma Mia! will lend an unforgettable performance in December—my my! How could you resist?
Legend has it that Sinatra would raise a Jack Daniels flag between the property’s tall twin palm trees to alert neighbors when cocktail hour had begun Ò
Originally called “the house of tomorrow,” this unique, midcentury home was built by famed Palm Springs developer Robert Alexander for his family Ò
The Alexander Estate
The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge: Hit the museums with your significant other earlier in the day, and needing a place to discuss the exhibits after? Opt for sharing a few rolls over a glass of sake—the perfect end to your daydate adventure. thevenuepalmdesert.com Wilma & Frieda’s Cafe: Owner Kelly McFall ensures only the tastiest treats hit your plate at Wilma & Frieda’s Cafe. Indulge on thick cut french toast and homemade “pop-tarts” for an excellent start to a day of exhibits. wilmafrieda.com Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill: Stuft’s barbecue pulled pork sandwich is no joke. Served on a brioche bun and flooded with flavor, you’ll be glad you stopped here to fuel up. stuftpizzabarandgrill.com Felipe’s Cafe: Serving up irresistible Mexican food, Felipe’s Cafe is your one-stop-shop for flavorful flank steak and life-changing chile rellenos.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley frequently vacationed at the estate, even honeymooning here after their wedding on May 1,1967 Ò
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GO FEATURE Art on Main Street 78100 Main St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1770 oldtownlaquinta.com
Ò Held in the beautiful and historical Old Town La Quinta, Art on Main Street is fun for the whole family. Starting Oct. 29 and continuing through most subsequent Saturdays until April 8, everyone who attends will experience the wonderful work of over 70 artists, including paintings and ceramics.
CONNOISSEUR Q&A With La Quinta Museum Manager Robin Stewart Q: Tell us about the museum and what it’s all about! Robin Stewart: It’s a cultural museum, meaning it’s a place where art, history, and science all come together. Q: What is one exhibit we shouldn’t miss? RS: There are two. One is our mural by Andre Blanche, showcasing the history of La Quinta. It took him a year and a half, and he was 85 years old when he painted it. You also shouldn’t miss the Dorothea Lange photo collection. They are rare, beautiful images taken in the Coachella Valley. Q: How does the museum show the history of the Valley? RS: We’re not a big museum, but we do a lot with our space. We have a local history gallery with a mini diorama of the Cahuilla Native Americans. We also have some of the native animals here, and images of Cahuilla woman weaving baskets like the ones we have on display in the museum. Q: What sets the Museum apart? RS: Our second floor gallery is constantly changing. We house traveling exhibits, as well as our local history gallery. Also, everything is free to the community. Q: Could you tell us about upcoming events or exhibits? RS: On Dec. 1 we’ll be lighting up the casita for the holidays, and on the 11th we will have the Artist Studio Tour, which gives people the chance to see artists in their own space and see how they create. There will be 2025 art studios available to see, and it’ll only be $10 for a bracelet.
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Cabot’s Pueblo Museum 67616 E Desert View Avenue Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760.329.7610 | cabotsmuseum.org
Ò Human rights activist, explorer, artist and architect, Cabot Yerxa, built his pueblo from 1941 until his passing in 1965. The 5,000 square foot, 35 room, four-storied pueblo is a work of art in itself. Making the trip to see this property is like stepping back in time and experiencing the magic of Cabot Yerxa himself.
19th Hole Block Party Old Town La Quinta
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WE ARE FAMILY
What to Do in Greater Palm Springs With the Entire Family WRITTEN BY: JASMINE DURAN
Ò Over the years, the greater Palm Springs area
has transformed into a diverse landscape for families and entertainment. From the Salton Sea to Palm Springs, there is always something unique, quirky, and fun. Families are putting down the electronics and heading out to these top must-visit locations.
NOV. 12 & 16, JAN. 21
Art on Main Street Old Town La Quinta
Turkey Trot Old Town La Quinta
NOV. 26 & DEC. 31
Nature Night Adventures La Quinta Core
Los Angeles Ballet: The Nutcracker McCallum Theatre
DEC. 9 & 16
Movies in the Park Old Town La Quinta
Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience Empire Polo Fields, Indio
FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH NOVEMBER— MAY
El Paseo Art Walk El Paseo
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La Quinta Arts Festival La Quinta Civic Center
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Old Town Artisan Studio 78134 Calle Tampico Ste 160 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1444 oldtownartisanstudio.org
Moorten Botanical Garden 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.6555 moortenbotanicalgarden.com
Ò A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Old Town Artisan Studio offers a space where people can be creative. Painting, fused glass, clay, and other creative processes are available to enjoy at the studio. While private and open classes are available for guests and artists, Old Town Artisan Studio offers free classes to charities in the surrounding area. They aim to heal through art, and want the therapy available to all who seek it.
Ò Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the fall and winter, the Moorten Botanical Garden is the perfect place to take the family any day of the week, except Wednesdays. Founded in 1938, the gardens have been a destination for travelers and locals ever since—even growing to be a popular hashtag on Instagram! Succulents, cacti and beautiful desert flowers fill the gardens and the destination has been a sought after wedding venue of choice for many, giving an ethereal beauty to the ceremony.
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert 71701 Gerald Ford Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.321.0602 cdmod.org
Ò The Children’s Discovery Museum of the desert is the prime location for families all year round! The popular museum is constantly improving its ways to prompt exploration and discovery. This fall, the museum added new exhibitions and programming such as Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog and a new Lowe’s MakerSpace to work with tools! Admission is $9.95 per person 1 year old and older. An adult must accompany a child.
Century Cinemark XD Theatres 46800 Washington St La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5682 cinemark.com/theatres
Ò Century Cinemark XD in La Quinta opened their doors in 2015 and welcomed families and friends with reclined chairs and overflowing popcorn into their floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall, stateof-the-art theatre. Locals no longer need to travel far for a movie night when this entertainment center provides it all.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens 47900 Portola Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.346.5694 livingdesert.org
Ò The Living Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated to desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. It is a familyfriendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests that are remembered for a lifetime. Feed a giraffe, get up close with cheetahs, or explore the miles of nature trails—the possibilities are endless! Hours now extended 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last admission at 4 p.m.
FLYING HIGH Q&A With Fred Bell, Director of Palm Springs Air Museum
Q: How is the air museum family friendly? Fred Bell: We have special pricing for families, a dedicated children’s area for small children, and flight simulators upstairs for older children. During school holidays, we have special activities during the week for children of all ages. Children five and under always get in free! And friendly pets are welcome. Q: How fun are those Warbirds rides? It sounds amazing! FB: The Warbird rides are great fun! There is a fee: $150 to ride in the open biplane; $195 to ride inside the C-47, and we need five riders in order to go up.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway | PHOTO BY: Amanda Proudfit
Q: What events does the Palm Springs Air Museum have coming up in the month of November? FB: Our warbirds make appearances at airshows around Southern California. Most Saturdays we have flight exhibitions, and we have a great lineup of programs in November:
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 1 Tram Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 888.515.8726 pstramway.com
Ò Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has been a favorite for locals and those visiting the Coachella Valley for years. Take the day to enjoy a picnic and hike at 8,516 feet. This activity is perfect for children ready for exploration and discovery. Be aware, this is quite a walk up and down the trails. Appropriate walking shoes and sunscreen are always suggested!
Q: What are perks of having a Family Crew Chief membership? FB: Perks are two of you get in free yeararound, and friends get in at half price when they come with you. Members receive special invitations to events, and receive discounts on gift shop purchases and on many evening events.
• Nov. 5: Hollywood director Bill Wellman and his experience as a decorated fighter pilot in World War I affected his choices as a director, presented by his son. • Nov. 12: It’s our annual Air Fair & Birthday Celebration – flight exhibitions, special unveiling of a newly restored F-84 Thunderstreak, free birthday cake (it’s our 20th anniversary!), food vendors, kids’ activities, live music and more!
Palm Springs Air Museum 745 N Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.778.6262 palmspringsairmuseum.org
Ò The one-of-a-kind Palm Springs Air Museum is one of the many historic and educational places in the greater Palm Springs area. This unique museum focuses on the coolest aviation and wartime history. Kids and adults alike will be amazed at what is inside—their Curtiss P40 Warhawk+ was even in the film Pearl Harbor!
• Nov. 19: We have our 5th annual Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival featuring dozens of craft breweries, local and throughout the state. We’ll have flight exhibitions, live music and special craft beer tastings inside a DC-3 flight around the city. • Nov. 26: Our last program of the year is about 1942: The Year that Changed it All [during World War II].
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BIGHORN Golf Resort
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OVER PAR 9 Can’t Miss Golfing Destinations WRITTEN BY: JORDAN LIGONS
Ò Golfing is one of America’s favorite past times. The smell of fresh cut green grass, the commodore that comes with playing 18 holes with
your best buds, and the wheelies you attempt in your golf carts (Wait, is that only me?). La Quinta and Greater Palm Springs house some of the nationʼs top (and most beautiful) golf destinations. The late and great Arnold Palmer once said, “You must play boldly to win.” So grab your gloves, your clubs, and your golfing shoes to aim boldly for a hole in one.
PGA WEST 55-955 Pga Blvd La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7111 pgawest.com
Ò Six courses, six days a
week, and 109 holes are all at your fingertips at this championship caliber course, which exposes breathtaking views of Coral Mountain. Channel your inner golf legend, like one of the five that collaborated to design the course: Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Tom Weiskopf, Greg Norman, and Jack Nicklaus. SilverRock Resort 79179 Ahmanson Ln La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.8884 silverrock.org
Ò Are you ready to challenge
the rock? Chip away on the luxurious greens of the City of La Quinta’s SilverRock Resort’s 18 holes. Arnold Palmer’s Classic Course gives you yet another reason to love this game with the scenic backdrop to your near-perfect golf swing. And don’t worry
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if your skills are a tad rusty, get on-course PGA lessons to sharpen those skills in no time. If you’re wanting to switch things up, another challenge that SilverRock offers is footgolf—The combo creation marries soccer and golf into a game you don’t want to miss. Psst, watch out for the occasional mountain goat nibbling in the tee box though, they’re just there for the snack. La Quinta Country Club 77-750 Avenue 50 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.4151 lqcc.org
Ò This course truly lays out
the green carpet for the pros and amateurs. This paradise has allowed club members to enjoy almost 60 years of golfing excellence. Their Career Builder Challenge in January will have World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson as official tournament ambassador.
Indian Wells Golf Resort 44-500 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.346.4653 indianwellsgolfresort.com
Ò Let’s break this down:
53,000 square-foot clubhouse, 36-hole course, and the only place to have two courses ranked in the top 25 by Golfweek Magazine. Not impressed yet? The gorgeous course surrounded by palm trees also offers a free round for juniors that are accompanied by an adult, so you can show your kid a few tricks on their dime. Classic Club 75-200 Classic Club Blvd Palm Desert, CA 92211 760.601.3600 classicclubgolf.com
Ò Classic Club is one of the
greenest courses around. No really, they were named as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” for high-level environmental quality. Don’t forget to pop your collar after you drive a ball high over the glistening
30 acres of water features that surround the course. BIGHORN Golf Resort 255 Palowet Dr Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.341.4653 bighorngolf.com
Ò Sometimes it’s hard to
believe that BIGHORN members call these championship courses home. Whether the Canyons or Mountains course, hole one to 18 each come with its own strategies, each with their own scenic touches, and bunkers guarding the flag. Good luck! The Hideaway Golf Club 80-440 Hideaway Club Ct La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7400 thehideawaygolfclub.com
Ò These exclusive invitation-
only golf courses are each par 72, 18-hole beauties. Each designed by their namesake, the Clark Clive Course will give you British Isle vibes while the Peter Dye Course makes it manageable to walk the green.
Toscana Country Club 76009 Via Club Villa Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.772.7000 toscanacc.com
Ò Pick your course: North
or South. Each with a par 72 scorecard, the South Course has more bunkering and dramatic slopes to challenge yourself. Bring along your sweetie so you can start training for the members-only Ti Amo Tournament. It is sure to be love at first swing. The Madison Club 53035 Meriwether Way La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.9320 madisonclubca.com
Ò For the Tom Fazio Course,
don’t get too distracted by the breathtaking Mediterraneanstyle clubhouse. Stay focused; holes 1-9 have large ponds to the left of the green. But, when you’re finishing up the back nine, stop by the Madison Market for a quick pick-me-up.
Looking Sharp Ò Q&A With
Oscar Chavez, Owner of Old Fashion Barber Shop Q: How did you get started? OC: I started cutting hair in my garage, taking care of my family, then my friends. After, I went to school and took an apprenticeship from a barber who was my friend. It took a while, but I saved up enough money to open my own shop and on Feb. 7, 2007 Old Fashion Barber Shop opened in La Quinta. Now I have four around the Valley. Q: What sets Old Fashion Barber Shop apart? OC: Everyone takes care of each other and we get lots of regulars, including snowbirds. We also like to give haircuts to kids. Anyone from newborns to 100-year-olds can get their hair cut here. Our vintage barber chairs from the 1920s to the 1950s give the shop that old school feel. Q: What makes a good barber? OC: Work ethic – that’s where it all starts. Take the time to know your customers, put the time in. Do your best, listen to good advice, listen to your clients. Make everyone feel special, because they are.
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A CUT ABOVE THE REST Our Favorite Barber Shops in Greater Palm Springs WRITTEN BY: SARA HYLAND
Ò A person’s haircut is a message, a tale as to who
they are and how they want to be perceived. The barbers of the world mold these perceptions through clippers and razors. The desert does not come up short where these essential characters are concerned. Every barber shop dedicates each and every hour to creating these personas through shaves, beard trims, and buzz cuts. The best shops keep the classic authenticity feel with hot towel shaves and the use of straight razors. Take a seat in their leather barber chairs, wrap yourself in one of their capes, and await your transformation.
Old Fashion Barber Shop 47875 Caleo Bay Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.2887
Ò Old Fashion Barber Shop has a history going back decades. Owner Oscar started cutting hair in a garage, and now owns barber shops all over the Valley. Even though many years have passed and his success has been phenomenal, Oscar still finds time to cut and shave hair. At Old Fashion, they pride themselves on their old fashion service and actually getting to know their customers. The diligence of each barber is incomparably showcased in each shave, cut, fade and trim. Sway’s Barber Lounge 78010 Main St Ste 103 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.609.8483
Ò Sway’s Barber Lounge prides themselves in offering full service haircuts and hot towel shaves. Their namesake, Sway is beloved by all clients because his passion is palpable. The Lounge is rooted in tradition, but the
barbers have the skills to do anything new age. They are prepared for anything clients can ask for, including creative cuts, styles and designs. With the popularity of facial hair on the rise, Sway’s isn’t afraid to take on even the fullest of beards, and is willing and prepared to trim and shape them. Gentlemen’s Barber Shop 520 S Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.832.6297 gentlemensbarbershopps.com
Ò For a shop specializing in classic men’s haircuts and shaves come to Gentlemen’s Barber Shop, offering the most cutting edge styles and cuts. These offers include haircuts, buzz cuts, beard trims, straight razor shaves, a hot shave with a haircut, and even a special for kids 12 years old and under. Barbers Jeff Orozco, Jesus Meza, Jardiel Soto, and Cristian Gomez each have a passion for their work and wields their clippers and razors with pride. Owner Jeff picked up his tools
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at 16 and never looked back. His goal? To give patrons the experience of a “real barber shop,” that can be a great hangout spot where they offer beer and water—all while getting the closest shave or stylish cut. La Quinta Barber Shop 78105 Calle Estado La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.2614
Ò La Quinta Barber Shop has been in business for over 40 years as an old school barber shop, guaranteeing a haircut to be proud of. Armed with a staff carrying years of thorough training under their belts, they have each become aficionados of every style that counts. The shop serves up a plethora of premium services with their vintage, classic and modern styles. Their Classic Shave offer includes a hot towel and pre-shave cream, ensuring one of the closest shaves in the desert. With the popularity of beards and moustaches on the rise, they offer trims to shape the perfect facial hair.
CUTBarber 1109 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.322.2999 cutbarber.com
Ò Barber shops with that authentic old school feel are hard to find these days, but look no further. CUTBarber, “where testosterone meets glam,” offers just that on the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Their mission is to provide quality grooming services for the urban man, and they do more than deliver. Lattes and cold beers are offered whilst waiting for an appointment, whether you’ve reserved one or are a walk-in! Mixing old school authenticity with modern day tech, the shop features text alerts when your barber shop “expert” is ready. Using quality shaving products like V76 and Lqd, every guest is treated like a VIP. Beard trims include an oil treatment, and patrons can receive a Lqd Skin Tune Up treatment—an express facial for guys!
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BE INSPA-IRED Find Time to Revive and Relax WRITTEN BY: TAMARA PHILIPS
Ò With fall being the Palm Springs and surrounding area’s peak season, there
are wellness and relaxation options galore. In this busy world, self-care typically falls behind and the daily list of priorities seems to include everything but “me time.” So, put it all aside (or bring your partner with you) for a weekend of relaxation. Here’s our top seven picks.
Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 760.329.8791 twobunchpalms.com
Ò Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort offers a unique full body relaxation experience with Tibetan singing bowls and gongs in the Sound Healing session. Allow the soothing and magical sound to relieve any stress or anxiety that you came into the session with. It’s like a massage for the spirit. Be sure to take a soak in their world famous hot springs afterward for the ultimate peaceful experience. Live Well Clinic 78900 Avenue 47 Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.5970 livewellclinic.org
Ò It’s time to go easy on your body and do it the
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biggest favor before all of the holiday parties. Live Well Clinic’s 21-day Revitalize Cleanse Kit will be your go-to for an all around body cleanse. It comes with a step-by-step guidebook and everything you need to cleanse. This package can not only transform your waistline, but beat sugar addictions and boost energy as well! City of La Quinta Wellness Center 78-450 Avenida La Fonda La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0096 la-quinta.org
Ò The recently renovated La Quinta Wellness Center boasts a Fitness Center with Wi-Fi, people! You can binge watch “Master of None,” and “House of Cards” on Netflix and cycle in place all day long. Visit for a
day for only $5 or sign up for a membership for $50. As a member, you have access to a variety of yoga or personal training sessions throughout the week. Time to work on that fitness!
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
La Quinta Medspa 47-350 Washington St Ste103 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.396.9353 laquintamedspa.com
Ò It’s time to give your skin a treat with one of the medical grade facials, peels, or injections available at La Quinta MedSpa. The La Quinta Classic Facial will be an hour-long session that is catered to you to revitalize your skin whether you’re concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, etc.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa Spa at Desert Springs 74-855 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92260 800.255.0848 SpaatDesertSprings.com
Ò The remarkable JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort occupies 450 lush acres framed by majestic mountain views. Imagine sparkling waterways, five refreshing pools,
two championship golf courses, six signature restaurants, and The Spa at Desert Springs. Rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit at the awarded spa which features expert therapists, 48 highly appointed treatment rooms, a salon, saltwater pool, and wellness café.
Raise the Barre
PHOTO BY: Travis McCoy
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Ò Palm Desert
Has a New Workout for You to Try If you are looking for a low impact way to give your entire body a workout, then Pure Barre is for you. The Pure Barre technique avoids putting pressure on your joints, thus protecting your body while concentrating on building muscle. This workout is ideal for those looking to work on the hips, thighs, posterior, abs, and arms.
Spa Hibiscus, Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa 50777 Santa Rosa Plz La Quinta, CA 92253 877.346.9845 eslaquinta.com/spa.php
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa 41000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.568.2727 rancholaspalmas.com
Ò Plan a spa getaway for yourself or with your friends at Spa Hibiscus at Embassy Suites La Quinta. You’ll have access to a menu of seemingly unending spa services at this relaxing haven. The Volcanic Mud Detoxifying Ritual will renew your entire body with the use of warm volcanic mud—trust me, this will send you to the relaxing shores of Hawaii once it touches your skin. Once it hardens, the shell is removed with a massage and coconut lotion.
Ò Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has been a destination for Hollywood celebrities and tourists alike. Relax and rejuvenate at Spa Las Palmas for one-of-a-kind seasonal treatments, a steam room, hot tub, and a spa pool with scenic mountain views. All of the signature aroma essences Spa Las Palmas uses are entirely pure with blending healing flowers, plants and herbs from the California desert with essential oils.
Pure Barre utilizes the ballet barre and upbeat music to incorporate small, isometric movements into a full body workout. Using your bodyweight for resistance, you work to strengthen muscles in various target areas, then stretch them out to achieve a long, lean physique. Results come quickly, and after a few sessions you will feel stronger and notice significant changes in your body. Although Pure Barre uses the ballet bar as a fundamental part of its technique, no dancing experience is necessary to have a good time and get a phenomenal workout! Just come in with a great attitude and the end goal to be fit and healthy, and you’ll absolutely love it! Pure Barre Palm Desert 72-624 El Paseo Ste 5 Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.836.0333 purebarre.com/capalmdesert
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with multiple dipping sauces, noodles and more. E AT F E AT U R E
RENAISSANCE FARE Desert Cuisine Gets a Sensory Revival WRITTEN BY: WILL LANGE
MAHI-MAHI Solano’s Bistro 760.771.6655 78075 Main St Ste 105 La Quinta, CA 92253 solanosbistro.com
Ò Loved by locals and travelers alike, Solano’s offers some of the most inventive and exceptional food in La Quinta. Chef and Owner Francisco is focused on the everchanging needs of the customer and always experimenting to find new flavors. What to order? Try the succulent mahimahi, lightly blackened and served with risotto, baby carrots and avocado relish. It’s the perfect complement to the vibey, eclectic and colorful ambience that sets this space apart.
KOBE BEEF BURGER Lulu California Bistro 200 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.327.5858 lulupalmsprings.com
Ò Lulu is the essential Palm Springs brunch spot, but the proper lunch menu is amazing as well. Ultra-quality and low on the carbs, perfectly cooked kobe beef, iceberg lettuce and cornichons are so perfectly paired you won’t even miss the bun.
SUSHI & ROBATA Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar 78370 Hwy 111 #150, La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5820 | okurasushi.com
Ò Behind an unassuming strip mall exterior lies a sushi restaurant rivaling the best in Southern California. Once you pass through the doors into the artfully designed space, you’ll see that Okura is dead serious about its food. Owner Jay Lee flies fish in from famed markets in Japan daily, and the quality is beyond reproach. Try the tuna tataki. In this dish, a fried garlic chip, sweet soy and tart yuzu delicately complement mouthwatering seared yellowfin that’s sure to satisfy.
SURF & TURF TACOS AND TOWER California Ocean Grill 79680 CA-111 Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.775.6988 californiaoceangrill.com
Ò This upscale, casual eatery aims to bring fast flavorful food to the desert. Fresh fish is flown in six days a week, and the quality shows. If you’re hungry enough, try out the Surf & Turf Tower. Beautifully cooked vegetables form a base for a mountain of dover sole, NY Strip and shrimp, all cooked
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to perfection. What sets this dish apart is the owner’s commitment to freshness. Not only are all the sauces made in house, the microgreens are grown hydroponically right in the building!
BLOODY MARY BURGER Brickwork's Bistro 155 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.778.6000 brickworksbistro.com
Ò The Bloody Mary Burger is a huge hit at this upstairs restaurant known for great woodfired pizza. Spicy mayo,
PORK TERRINE Workshop Kitchen + Bar 800 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste G Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.459.3451 workshopplamsprings.com
gouda and a perfectly fried egg come together to create a creamy and delicious burger that will fill you to the brim.
Ò Small plates are the name of the game at this uber-hip spot in Palm Springs. Try the Rustic Pork Terrine, with beautiful brioche, poblano and green tomato.
THAI SHRIMP CAKES
Shabu Shabu Zen and Sake Bar 71680 Hwy 111 Ste F Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 760.779.5000 shabu-shabu-zen.com
Ò Bring a crowd to this place if you plan on polishing off your plates! Served in a traditional style with several broth choices, diners can pick American-style wagyu, fresh seafood, or pork
Cork & Fork 47875 Caleo Bay La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7555 corkandforkwinebar.com
Ò Chef and Owner Andie Hubka designed this farm-to-table restaurant that fills a niche for desert dwellers looking for exceptional small plates and amazing wine. The menu changes every two months and is at
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least 75 percent organic at all times. When you visit, the Thai-inspired shrimp cakes are a musttry. Golden brown and packed with huge pieces of prawn, the togarashi aioli and sweet soy glaze ensure that every bite will leave you begging for more. Pair it with the Kings Ridge Riesling out of Oregon and you are well on your way to a memorable evening.
GRILLED PORK CHOP Jake’s 664 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.327.4400 jakespalmsprings.com
Ò Not your average piece of pork, this grilled chop is ultra thick and juicy. Cooked to perfection, this dish comes with an unexpected sweet and sour blackberry gastrique, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
The Party, Part 2 Ò Hit up these late-night spots when you don’t want the party to stop.
Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace Until 2 a.m. Shanghai Reds Bar & Grill Until 10/11:30 p.m. Bardot at The Hard Rock Until 2 a.m. Bootlegger Tiki Until 2 a.m. The Tack Room Tavern Until 1:30 a.m. (Sundays, midnight) The Village Pub Until 2 a.m. Jake’s | PHOTOS BY: George Duchannes
RATATOUILLE Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge 849 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.325.8490 eight4nine.com
CHILEAN SEA BASS La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar 78250 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.5991 | Laquintacliffhouse.com
Ò This large, upscale eatery is literally built into the side of a cliff in La Quinta. For 25 years it’s boasted some of the finest food in the valley and the sweeping windows guarantee the best sunsets around. The appetizers, which include quail lollipops, are delicious, and the main courses are a must. Try the Chilean Sea bass with sticky rice, bok choy and coconut curry. The curry is more mild and sweet than fiery, but a delicate circle of chile sauce brings everything together. One bite and you might convince yourself that you’re on an island, instead of in the desert.
Ò Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge makes this French peasant dish absolutely magic by sourcing only the absolute best produce. Wrapped in crisp phyllo is eggplant caponata with stacks of fresh summer squash, and tomato, baked with sparkling fresh herbs and garlic, that will satisfy every appetite!
Joshua Tree Saloon Until 2 a.m. (weekdays, midnight) Black Stallion Restaurant & Bar Until 2 a.m., Thurs.-Sun. The Block Sports Bar & Grill Until 2 a.m. Eureka! Until 1 a.m. (weekdays, 11 p.m.) The Nest Until 1:30 a.m. (weekdays, midnight) Neil’s Lounge Until 2 a.m.
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late night sweets Ò Choose These Spots for a Cool Treat
HIT THE (SWEET) SPOT Indulge in These 8 Delectable Desserts WRITTEN BY: WILL LANGE
Eight49 Restaurant Until 11 p.m. LULU California Bistro Until 1 a.m. Eddie’s Frozen Yogurt Until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturdays Great Shakes Until 11 p.m. Ice Cream Shoppe Until 12 a.m. Trio Until 11 p.m.
Lulu California Bistro
BUTTERY POUND CAKE Lulu California Bistro 200 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.327.5858 lulupalmsprings.com
Creamistry Until 11 p.m. Pique Ice Cream Parlor Until 5 a.m. POM Restaurant Until 2 a.m. Birba Until 12 a.m. The Palm House Until 12 a.m. Reservoir Until 1:30 a.m.
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Ò The buttery pound cake with a scoop of ice cream or sorbet atop will surely hit the spot. Take a bite and let it melt in your mouth—a sweet experience you’ll want to savor.
COOKIE SHAKE Coco Freeze Ice Cream Shop 43905 Clinton St Ste 5 Indio, CA 92201 760.347.4488
Ò Coco’s is known for their handcrafted milkshakes topped with cookie for the full flavor. Stop in here on a sweltering hot day to take advantage of an amazing array of ice cream, which can be combined in any way your imagination dreams up.
ALMOND MIDNIGHT MOCHA
Tutti Frutti 79845 Hwy 111 Ste 103 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.347.9034 tfyogurt.com
Tiffany’s Sweet Spot 79410 Hwy 111 Ste 101 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.360.1329 tiffanyssweetspot.com
Ò “Flavors as unique as you” is the slogan here and one look at the menu confirms it. The Almond Midnight Mocha has two types of cocoa, almonds and a splash of coffee that will wake your palate like you wouldn’t believe.
Ò So many yogurt shops exist, it’s hard to know where to go, but Tutti Frutti has been a success for years and for good reason. Come here for a creamy Eggnog frozen flavor, with other holiday toppings, that will satisfy all ages.
Ò Not only “Mad Mac” does Macarons these days. Turns out Tiffany’s has a variety of intense flavors, perfectly baked and presented in vibrant colors.
Yogurt Island 78447 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.0033 yogurt-island.com
La Quinta Baking Company 78395 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.1699 Laquintabaking.com
Ò Create your own mix here at this self-serve froyo palace. A massive variety of toppings includes everything from fresh Kiwi and waffles, to traditional favorites like rainbow sprinkles.
Ò This little slice of Paris is a staple for those looking for authentic pastries. Try the fresh Lemon Meringue Tarts for a sweet and sour afternoon pick-me-up.
Yogurtland 79174 Hwy 111 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.1650 yogurt-land.com
BANANA LAVENDER Nitroinfusions 78010 Main St Ste 108 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.0700 nitroinfusions.com
Ò Liquid Nitrogen ice cream is all the rage these days for the unique freshness and texture it produces. Check this shop for organic options like Banana Lavender. Mmmm!
Refreshing Ò William Grant and Sons Recipes
Jerry Float: • 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum • 4 parts root beer • Vanilla ice cream
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SIP SIP HOORAY! The Most Refreshing Drinks of the Desert WRITTEN BY: ALANA ARONSON
Championships, and silver winner of the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition, this drink is a home run. You’ll detect chocolate notes and taste the Kiln Coffee malt. Cascade hops give off an inviting scent, sending you back for round two in no time.
Malt Jockey: • 40 ml Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey • 20 ml Sweet vermouth • 8 ml Maraschino Liqueur • 1 dash chocolate bitters
Solano’s Bistro 78075 Main St Ste 105 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.771.6655 solanosbistro.com
Boneshaker Gin Fizz: • 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin • 1/2 part lemon juice • 1/2 part lime juice • 1/2 part syrup • 1/4 part rosewater • Dash vanilla extract • 1 Fresh egg white • 2 parts double cream • Top up with soda water Grant’s Hot Toddy Whisky Cocktail: • 2 parts Grant’s whiskey • Boiling water • 4 to 6 cloves • 1 Lemon twist • 2 tsp Demerara sugar or brown sugar • ¼ Lemon juice Monkey Jam Sour: • 2 part Monkey shoulder • ¼ part Sugar syrup • 2 Tsp Jam • 20ml Fresh lemon juice • 3/4 Soda water • Dash Orange Bitters williamgrant.com
Ò What’s better than a margarita? Not much. Solano’s Bistro in La Quinta created their Blackberry Margarita for the fall and winter season. Fresh lime juice, silver tequila, Cointreau, and a sweet and tart blackberry purée base make for the perfect drink anytime of the year. Pair this drink with their Coachella Valley Brioche Burger, and your tastebuds will be thanking you in no time.
Fresh Juice Bar, La Quinta
Fresh Juice Bar, La Quinta 46480 Washington St Ste 1 760.777.4666 freshjuicebar.com
Ò Need to satisfy a sweet tooth, but don’t want to reach for cakes and cookies? Fresh Juice Bar in La Quinta serves up the perfect solution: their Hawaii Five-0 drink. Pineapple, banana, coconut water and raw organic coconut create a concoction sure to put you right on island time. All that’s missing is a white sandy beach to enjoy it on. Old Town Coffee Company 78100 Main St Ste 102 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.5233
Ò Start your day in the most refreshing and
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energizing way—with an Iced Dirty Chai from Old Town Coffee Company in La Quinta. With milk, espresso and chai, this drink is simple and gets straight to the point. Sweet, creamy and with just the right amount of jolt, an iced chai is the answer to any morning caffeine craving. La Quinta Brewing Co. 77917 Wildcat Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211 760.200.2597 laquintabrewing.com
Ò To go along with the desert’s “endless summer,” La Quinta Brewing Co. serves up their Tan Line Brown Ale. A gold winner of the 2015 World Beer
Classic margarita is a fan-favorite, with fresh lime juice, imported gold tequila and triple sec and sweet agave nectar. Their fruit margaritas make an impression, too—especially their mango—perfect to pair with hot, salty chips, and fresh salsa! The Grill on Main 78065 Main St Ste 104 La Quinta, CA 92253 760.777.7773 thegrillonmain.squarespace.com
Ò When life gives you lemondrops...I’d say you’re doing just fine! The Grill on Main’s Vanilla Lemondrop boasts Ketel One Citroen Vodka, a refreshing orange liqueur, a vanilla and citrus tuaca liqueur and of course, fresh lemon. The drink is served with a sugared rim and chilled to perfection. We definitely aren’t feeling sour over this drink.
Morgan’s in the Desert 49499 Eisenhower Dr La Quinta, CA 92253 760.564.7600 morgansinthedesert.com
Ò For a delightful “pre-dinner cocktail”, opt for Morgan’s in the Desert’s Basil Me Down. A whimsical drink, the mix contains elderflower liqueur, lime juice, New Amsterdam Gin, and is balanced with the sweet and savory flavors of fresh basil. For a drink that will get your mouth watering and flavor palate craving, Basil Me Down is the way to go. Las Casuelas Terraza 222 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.325.2794 lascasuelas.com
Ò Known for their massive margaritas, Las Casuelas is a go-to restaurant for a drink that is sure to hit the spot. Their Original
Fox & Fiddle The River 71800 Hwy 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 foxandfiddlecalifornia.com
Ò Fox & Fiddle offers creative twists on classic drinks and is a destination sure to be your new go-to. With fresh, house-made agave syrup, delicious liquors and fresh ingredients, any item off of their menu is a winner. Our favorites? The Old Fox or their clever Manhattan. Pair any of their drinks with Fox & Fiddle’s cubano sandwich or a flavorful Scotch Egg with home made ketchup and we guarantee you’ll be back again!
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