Howard’s Backdoor Gallery and Framing

Howard’s Backdoor Gallery and Framing

Howard’s Backdoor Gallery and Framing There are plenty of places in the desert to find frames, and lots of galleries to go to when you have an appetite for art, but there aren’t a lot of places that combine the two, especially as artfully as Howard Surdin does at Howard’s Backdoor Gallery and Custom Frame. …

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Shopping and Wine Tasting on a Tuesday…or Any Day!

Shopping and Wine Tasting on a Tuesday…or Any Day!

Shopping and Wine Tasting on a Tuesday…or Any Day! My pal Ann Peterson, a Rancho Mirage real estate professional, and I were recently meeting up for lunch at The River.  It’s always such a treat, since there are so many great places to dine—like Acqua Pazza, Cheesecake Factory, Michael’s Pizzeria, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.  PF…

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Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN

Rancho Mirage’s CATALAN Sometimes there are restaurants that fly under my radar, places I’ve heard of, driven by, or read about in the press, but somehow just haven’t had the opportunity to try.  Catalan in Rancho Mirage was one of these places.  But fly under my radar no more, I’m now skywriting my praises of…

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Buying a Beautiful Baby Blue Bentley

Buying a Beautiful Baby Blue Bentley

Buying a Beautiful Baby Blue Bentley Shopping inspiration comes in all shapes and forms.   You may remember the wonderful photo of some of my dear friends that illustrated the recent Woman’s Show at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa—the one in which four fine women are all perfectly posing in one of the most…

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New Year’s Eve (and more!) in Rancho Mirage

New Year’s Eve (and more!) in Rancho Mirage

New Year’s Eve (and more!) in Rancho Mirage Whether it’s Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve—or any imaginable combination—locals and visitors alike come to the communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis to celebrate!  And this year there are more places than ever in my hometown of Rancho Mirage to eat-hearty and…

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An Arnoldi Family Affair at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert

An Arnoldi Family Affair at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert

An Arnoldi Family Affair at Imago Galleries in Palm Desert A recent art opening at the beautiful Imago Galleries in Palm Desert—right down the road from my retreat in Rancho Mirage—turned out to be quite the family affair.  Patriarch Charles “Chuck” Arnoldi and his delightfully talented daughter Natalie showed off their oversize paintings while matriarch…

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