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by Brad Schmett It has been nearly 15 years since the first Paws and Hearts dog walk happened here in the Valley. On November 29, 2014 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in beautiful Rancho Mirage we will once again come together as a community to support animal assisted therapy and this incredible organization that selflessly and loyally serves the entire Coachella Valley. Those of us who are pet lovers know and understand how healing the touch of a furry paw can really be. My wife Deanna, has rescued more dogs than I can count and continues to love these pets unconditionally. We are truly a community of dog lovers and virtually every member …


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by Brad Schmett One of my favorite times of the year, Thanksgiving is just ahead and with it comes the 16th Annual Turkey Trot in Old Town La Quinta. As much as we all enjoy the great food which is an integral part of the Thanksgiving holidays, it is always good to know that we can do the 5K Turkey Trot at 7:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day and get a jump on burning a few calories. Even better, the run/walk is for charity and will benefit Save-A-Pet, our “no kill” shelter in Desert Hot Springs. There are so many celebrations and special events planned for the Four-Day Thanksgiving Holiday, I hardly know where to …


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by Brad Schmett Every year the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Meet the Galen membership drive gala seems to get bigger and brighter. On November 21, 2014 the Museum will welcome Lucie Arnaz and Lawrence Luckenbill along with Suzanne Somers and Barry Manilow for a champagne drenched soirée that will get us all in the mood for the social season ahead. I am sure you will recognize all those names as local Valley residents and longtime supporters of the arts as well. The evening event set for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 6 PM, followed by the self-proclaimed Palm Desert “Party of the Year ” is sure to be a winner on all fronts. Held …


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by Brad Schmett One of the most prestigious charities in the Coachella Valley is the Stroke Recovery Center located in Palm Springs. On Saturday, November 22, 2014 they will host what is commonly referred to as the “best party in the desert” a gala Evening of Hope: A Night at the Copa which will raise much-needed funds for stroke victims and their families across the area. This will be the 35th year that this superb black tie event has been held. Certainly, it is one of the most coveted tickets of the social season. With cocktails at six followed by dinner at seven and dancing with the Wayne Foster Entertainment Group, there is no …


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by Brad Schmett The world famous cancer charity named for the beloved comedienne from Saturday Night Live, Gilda Ratner, is soon to celebrate its 13th Annual Gilda’s Gift of Giving fundraiser. On Thursday, November 20, 2014 the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa will host their Boutique Shopping and Silent Auction from 2 PM to 7 PM to get things started. This is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The following day on Friday, November 21 the Luncheon, Fashion Show and Raffle will be held at the same venue. At a cost of $150 per ticket, the funds will go toward the several wonderful services provided by …


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by Brad Schmett Over the past six years the Desert Woman’s Show has donated over $360,000 in ticket revenue to Valley charities. Truly an amazing accomplishment and this month another substantial amount will be added to that incredible track record. The weekend of November 15 and 16 the Valley will once again be treated to a whirlwind of activities, exhibits, entertainment, fashion shows, health and wellness lectures and so much more. Even better all of this great programming will occur at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in beautiful Rancho Mirage. Most of you know that anytime I can combine business with pleasure I highly recommend it. The only thing better is doing it …


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by Brad Schmett Living here in the Coachella Valley I think it is safe to say that we are all used to being pampered and enjoying a lifestyle of unparalleled luxury and convenience. But on the weekend of November 14-16 at the Riviera Palm Springs a dynamic celebrity beauty and fitness duo is going to kick it up a notch as they say. Craig Ramsay and Brandon Liberati have teamed up to bring the celebrity treatment to us ordinary mortals here in the Coachella Valley for three exhilarating days. Craig Ramsay is internationally renowned for his work with some of the hottest celebrities in the business. Over this celebrity and wellness weekend, guests will …


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by Brad Schmett On Friday November 14, 2014 the Palm Springs Convention Center is the place to be. Starting with cocktails at 6 PM the highly anticipated 7:30 PM dancing competition will benefit the Desert AIDS Project and 100 Women. Rehearsals have been underway for weeks as eight of our local talented amateur dancers pair up with eight professional dancers and give it their all for charity. Modeled after the popular hit television show Dancing With the Stars, this idea was a stroke of genius. After all, who doesn’t like to see beautiful couples out on the dance floor showing off their very best moves? From our own community expect to see the beautiful …


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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist
Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist