Sunnylands Opening Soon

Sunnylands Opening Soon

Rancho Mirage is home to some of the most magnificent private palaces in the Palm Springs Valley, and I’m counting down the days until one of the most famous family fortresses of all opens its doors to the world for visits by the public.  Of course, I’m talking about Sunnylands, the sumptuous 200-acre winter home…

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Rancho Mirage Landmark Restaurant Building Burns

Rancho Mirage Landmark Restaurant Building Burns

I’m so very sad.  Rancho Mirage lost one of its most cherished landmark structures on Tuesday morning, January 10th.  As the only commercial building on the city’s historical preservation list—the other 44 are private homes, most in the mid-century modern style—the serpentine restaurant often referred to by the name of its first tenant, The Chart…

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Rancho Mirage Spa Programs

Rancho Mirage Spa Programs

Everyone knows that spa therapy is good for both body and soul, and that Rancho Mirage’s first-class resorts offer residents of and visitors to the Palm Springs Valley top-notch options in that department.  And while sessions now-and-then are better than none, the smartest among us go for the generous and affordable spa programs available at…

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A Day at the Rancho Las Palmas Spa

Everyone who knows me—or reads me—knows that I’m all about the finest of the finer things in life, and that my pampering predilections include regular trips to the spa.  While a full-body rubdown is always a special treat, I try not to forget to also schedule routine treatments above the neck, such as the 50-minute…

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Shopping on El Paseo

Residing in Rancho Mirage gives me all kinds of shopping opportunities in the Palm Springs Valley, including The River, which is right down the road from my abode.  But there are times when I require a wider variety of retail routes, and for that, I head over to the storied shops of El Paseo, down…

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The Cheesecake Factory at The River in Rancho Mirage

With a name like The Cheesecake Factory, this chain known for copiousness doesn’t exactly attract a crowd expecting dietetic fare.  But on my last foray to this Rancho Mirage eatery at The River, I got quite a surprise.  I’ve been a hearty eater all my life, so big portions are always welcome.  Sure, I’ve been…

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