Rancho Mirage Happenings

Ritz Spa

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Spa

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Spa There’s definitely something quite special to be said for being among the very first patrons to sample a brand new facility. And when said facility is the Spa at the new Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage, well…let me tell you…the experience tends toward the … [Read More...]

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Fine Dining

Pinzimini Weston Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa

Craft Your Crust at Westin Mission Hills

Italy does not have pepperoni—an entirely American invention—just calabrese, the famously spicy sausage from the Calabria region of the country. I learned this important fact from Executive Chef Joel Delmond at Pinzimini—the signature restaurant of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in … [Read More...]

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Social Media

Save 20 Percent Through Social Media at bluEmber

If you are like me and a) are a fan of social media, b) appreciate fine dining, and c) love saving money, then boy—and girl!—do I have a deal for you. From now through September 30, 2014 at bluEmber—the signature restaurant of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage—you can get 20% … [Read More...]

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Top Attractions


Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Hosts Kids Camp

With so many families needing a break from the cloudy coasts of San Diego and Los Angeles, and heading for the ever-sunny and warm Palm Springs Valley this time of year, it’s no surprise that the City of Rancho Mirage pays particular attention and offers special summer programs for children and … [Read More...]

Sunnylands 2014

Sunnylands Takes a Summer Break

If you’ve been promising yourself a long overdue visit to Rancho Mirage’s Sunnylands—the 200-acre, beautifully designed and decorated midcentury modern estate of the late media titan Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonore—you’ve got just a matter of days to do so before the legendary landmark … [Read More...]

Palm Springs Tram

Taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Summer 2014

Let’s face it, summer in the Palm Springs Valley can get toasty. Sure there are all kinds of things you can do to cool your jets, from shopping and swimming, movies and mahjong, early morning walks and late evening stargazing. But one thing you probably won’t be doing much of is hiking, unless you … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Magazine

Rancho Mirage Magazine

There are few things I like better than a good read, whether it’s a tantalizing novel, a juicy periodical, my newspapers, an informative blog, or even a sentimental greeting card—I just love words!  But add a party to the potential for a good publication and I get even more excited.  And that’s what … [Read More...]

Oct4 AmerCup Ellison DALP

Rancho Mirage’s Larry Ellison’s Team is a Winner!

One of our local Rancho Mirage residents has been in the news even more than usual recently. Larry Ellison, the mega-billionaire and founder/CEO of Oracle Corporation, who owns the 249-acre property known as Porcupine Creek Ranch, was the sponsor of the winning yacht in the 2013 America’s Cup race, … [Read More...]


Wally’s Desert Turtle Hosts Fashion Luncheon

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I like more than combining passions. In this case, food and fashion. On Friday, May 9—yes, just in time for Mother’s Day—famed Wally’s Desert Turtle on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage will host a fashion luncheon and private shopping event with Grayse … [Read More...]

Misty's Consignment Shop

Fantastic Finds at Misty’s Consignments

As an interior designer, I often peruse the many consignments shops that are located throughout Rancho Mirage and the entire Palm Springs Valley. It’s not uncommon to find the perfect piece of furniture or the most amazing print or painting just waiting to be discovered. And although there are … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival: The Sequel, Sold Out!

There are some special events that are so universally appealing, so uniquely worthy, that they sell out in a matter of minutes, hours, or days—months ahead of time. Such is the case with the Second Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival: A Celebration of the Written Word. To be held next January … [Read More...]


Spa-Tastic at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

I already know where I’ll be on the evening of Thursday, May 22—and that’s at glam hotel Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage at the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. To be precise, you can find me at Spa Las Palmas, treating myself to a very special special event, Spa-Tastic … [Read More...]

Rancho Mirage Library Events

Rancho Mirage Library Offers Late Spring and Summer Events

Just when you think things might be slowing down just a bit out here in the warming desert, you get the realization that there’s plenty more to come! The other day, while I lamented the fact that the big events of the season were behind me, I peeked at the site of my favorite library (the Rancho … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Library Plan

What’s in store for the Rancho Mirage Library?

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of the Rancho Mirage Public Library.  I’ve been frequenting this amazing resource in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley since the day it opened its doors.  But even a mature matron of a certain age like me knows that few things stay the same forever, and that … [Read More...]

Casual Concours

Casual Concours Classic Car Show in Cathedral City

  Did someone say “Car Show?”  Because if they did, you know I’ll be there!  The Casual Concours IV will take place on October 20, 2012 on the greens at the Desert Princess Golf Club in Cathedral City, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Hosted by Great Autos of Yesteryear—the largest LGBT … [Read More...]

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