Staying Fabulous in Palm Springs

Desert in Palm Springs

Desert in Palm Springs

The sun, the palms, the snow-capped mountain peaks—no matter where you look, Palm Springs is fabulous!

A desert oasis, a playground for Hollywood stars, and a mid-century modern architecture enclave, the city is vibrant, alive, steeped in brilliant colors of orange and green, and studded with turquoise swimming pools under the glossy blue sky.

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Big Changes Are Coming to Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort

The new restaurant is expected to open October 15

The new restaurant is expected to open October 15

Every celebrity needs a little work done, right? Heads are sure to turn at the major changes planned for the legendary Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort. Since 1930, this Southern California oasis, located in Desert Hot Springs two hours outside Los Angeles, has been a favorite for tranquility and soothing (many say healing) hot mineral spring waters for celebrities from mobster Al Capone to Madonna and spa-lovers from Los Angeles to New York and beyond.

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A So Fun SoCal Family Tour in the Coachella Valley

View from the top of the Palm Springs Arial Tramway

View from the top of the Palm Springs Arial Tramway

Between the little San Bernardino Mountains, the San Jacinto Mountains, and the Santa Rosa Mountains, past the windmill farms, and about two hours east of Los Angeles sits the Coachella Valley, the home of Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indo, and Coachella. Although many Angelinos think of Palm Desert as a retirement oasis for golf addicts and their spa-forward spouses, the area offers a plethora of activities for busy families with kids young and old. Most of the fun is offered year-round, but things tend to be busier in the cooler months, generally October through May.

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Palm Springs Restaurant Week Dishes Up Tasty Surprises

Barbara enjoys the excellent surf ’n’ turf and ultra-friendly fine dining at Shame on the Moon restaurant in Rancho Mirage

Barbara enjoys the excellent surf ’n’ turf and ultra-friendly fine dining at Shame on the Moon restaurant in Rancho Mirage

“OMG, I wish I’d gone sooner! I’ve been missing out on really delicious food and fabulous ambiance.”

This was my reaction last week after I took advantage of Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week—running now through June 16—and tried some restaurants I’d never been to before. As a desert resident (I have a home in LA and in Palm Springs), I thought I knew all the best ones. Wrong!

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