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8th Annual Desert Woman’s Show Benefits Valley Charities

On January 16-17, 2016, the fabulous Agua Caliente Resort and Casino will play host to the Eighth Annual Desert Woman’s Show in Rancho Mirage. Although every year is a superb triumph in planning and organization, this year is exceptional by any standards. Running from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Exhibit Hall attendees will…

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Gets 2016 Off and Running

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs will once again host their annual AKC shows on January 9-10, 2016 with obedience and rally trials on January 7-8. This is inevitably, a much-anticipated four day extravaganza that is held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, where there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out…

January Welcomes Polo Season in La Quinta

The onset of the New Year brings many happy events and activities to those of us fortunate enough to live in the Coachella Valley. One of the first major events is the Palm Springs International Film Festival and then right behind it is the opening of Polo Season. In La Quinta, we have the El…

Ice-Skating Under the Palms Defines Desert Holidays

Where else can you go ice-skating under the swaying palm trees and the beautiful midnight skies of the California Desert? We may not have snow in La Quinta but with the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa next door to us in Palm Springs, we have the next best thing. Ice-skating! That’s right, the Hyatt has…

A Weekend of Santa Brings in Happy Visitors

As the holiday season gets into full swing here in the desert, visitors just keep flowing in from all directions. We in the real estate community, love to see that because it means we are doing things right. As if any of us needed any more proof of that, consider Saturday, December 21, as the…

Home for the Holidays Sends Valley Pets to Local Families

The wonderful Palm Springs Animal Shelter has distinguished itself for many reasons, but primary among them are the No-Kill guidelines by which it operates. On Saturday, December 19, 2015 the shelter will celebrate Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival at their location at 4575 E. Mesquite Avenue in Palm Springs. This is a wonderful opportunity…

The Inn Walk Highlights Palm Springs’ Unique Beauty

For the 20th year running, Palm Springs will celebrate the Walking Tour of the Inns on Thursday evening, December 10, 2015. There are two starting points this year. One will be at the Palm Springs Art Museum and the other at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club. There will also be a bake sale and live…

Gift of Love III Makes Holiday Season Extra Special

If you are fortunate enough to live here in the Coachella Valley, then you already know how much we all love world-famous entertainer Barry Manilow. He has made his home in the desert for many many years and is one of the most giving and generous people we will probably ever have the pleasure of…

Judy Garland and Friends Live at the Purple Room

One of the aspects of living in and around Palm Springs that most of us love best is the rich history and nostalgia of the golden era of Hollywood. The list of entertainers who have made homes here in the Valley, or still live here, reads like a Who’s Who of the industry itself. It…

Indio Tamale Festival Delights Holiday Crowds

The first full weekend of December always brings a smile to the faces of tamale lovers across the Coachella Valley. The Indio International Tamale Festival was named by the Food Network as “One of the 10 Best Food Festivals in the United States” for plenty of good reasons! With nearly every flavor of tamales you…

24th Annual Festival of Lights Parade Welcomes All

Another gala holiday season is upon us so let the fun begin! On Saturday night, December 5, 2015 the Palm Springs Signature Event, Festival of Lights Parade, will thrill tens of thousands of spectators along Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs from Ramon Road north to Tamarisk Road. The parade route is over a…

Desert Arts Festival Complements Thanksgiving Weekend

Premier among the dozens of wonderful events and attractions available during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday, will be the Desert Arts Festival at Frances Stevens Park in Palm Springs. Open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both admission and parking are free. West Coast Artists produces several amazing, top quality shows…

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Beckons Revelers

Thanksgiving in the Coachella Valley signals the start of the illustrious and magnificent social season, heralding the arrival of our Canadian snowbirds and our part-time residents who enjoy the warm winters under the desert sun. One of the most festive times of the year, La Quinta always does its part by hosting the Annual Turkey…

WildLights at Living Zoo Brings Families Together

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the WildLights event at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens in beautiful Palm Desert. This year the event will begin on November 23, just in time to make it an important part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. With thousands of twinkling colored lights, cowboy…

Desert Living Home Show Spotlights Luxury Home Improvements

One of the annual events that I most look forward to is happening November 20-22, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Desert Living Home Show never disappoints with three days of incredible fun and new technological discoveries. Every state-of-the-art remodel gadget and gift, including hot tubs, outdoor lighting, custom woodworking, and even artwork…

Riders in the Sky Salute Cowboy King Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers

On Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3PM, the McCallum Theater will welcome Riders in the Sky and a fabulous tribute to the King of the Cowboys himself, legendary Roy Rogers. For members of a certain generation Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were Wild West Royalty without compare. He was handsome and brave, and she was…

19th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade Honors Heroes

19th Annual Veterans Day Parade

The City of Palm Springs will proudly present the 19th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, at 3:30 PM in downtown Palm Springs. The parade will begin at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive, heading northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road. Every year the parade seems to get bigger…

Rancho Mirage Community Park Welcomes Art Affaire

Rancho Mirage is much more than just a beautiful city in the heart of the Coachella Valley. It is often cited for the location of the renowned Annenberg’s SunnyLands estate, as well as world-famous Eisenhower Medical Center and the retirement mecca of former presidents of the United States. It is all of those things and…

McCallum Theatre Welcomes International Dance and Choreography Festival

International Dance and Choreography Festival

The Performing Arts are a very important part of our Coachella Valley communities. As we all know, the Palm Springs area is an entertainment industry hub in which many celebrities reside. The beautiful McCallum Theater in Palm Desert is very much at the center of that hub and with its many programs and outreaches, supports…

Art Garfunkel Shares Memories in Song at Fantasy Springs

Art Garfunkel

On Saturday, November 7, 2015 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will welcome the iconic Art Garfunkel for an evening of his solo and collaborative work, as well as poetic memories from his autobiography. One half of the world famous Simon and Garfunkel duo, Garfunkel has made a solo career since separating from Paul Simon and even…

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