Walk of the Historic Inns In Palm Springs

As winter approaches and the days get shorter and shorter, annual holiday events like the Walking Tour of the Inns of Palm Springs http://www.walkingtouroftheinns.com/ bring warmth and wonder to a festive time of year.  Just a short drive down the 111 from my abode in Rancho Mirage, there is a collection of amazing historic inns…

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New Year’s Eve in Rancho Mirage

Making a decision about what to do on New Year’s Eve just keeps getting easier and easier the older and wiser I get!  Home parties can be great, but I get lazy about throwing them and just want to go out.  Thankfully, there are so many places only a stone’s throw from me in Rancho…

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Indio Tamale Festival

Deciding what to do in December in the Palm Springs Valley is easy when you remember that the first weekend of this holiday month starts off with the amazing Annual Indio Tamale Festival, a short drive from my abode in Rancho Mirage.  And there is no denying it, Diana Dodge loves the delicious delicacies of…

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LULU California Bistro Unveiled in Palm Springs

The wait is over yet the buzz continues.  Officially open for mere hours as I write, LULU has already been christened the “sexy Palm Springs sis” of Rancho Mirage’s insanely popular, award-winning Acqua Pazza at the River. Situated downtown on the enviable corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Road, the new eatery is in…

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Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage

My ferocious appetite for meat is well-known, so a visit to Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage puts me squarely in hog heaven.  Founded by the late Donald W. Callender (yes, the same gent who brought us the now-ubiquitous Marie Callender’s restaurant chain) in 2002, this eatery has had me worshipping at the altar…

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No Wedding Blues at Rancho Las Palmas

I’ve rarely been more delighted than to be graciously invited to the beautiful wedding of the daughter of my dear friends Deborah and Devon at the divine Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.  Delilah—whom I’ve known since the day she was delivered into this wonderful world—was marrying Frank (hey, we can’t all be lucky enough…

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