Keeping Cool at Brandini Toffee

Anyone who knows me—and any reader who’s followed Diana’s and my blogs for the last six-plus years—knows that I am a humongous fan of Brandini Toffee. And by invoking the brand, I mean, of course, the yummy sweet stuff itself, the company and all its product offerings and employees, and the mastermind behind the entire…

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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

When season closes post-Memorial Day, snowbirds fly the coop. But for we brave ones who choose to remain in the desert to weather—and enjoy!—the summer months, some worthy rewards are in store. Or, should I say, “in restaurant.” Yes, I’m talking about Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week®. 2017’s iteration of the popular gastronomic event has…

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Delish New Dishes at Pieology

The other day, my pal James Suer, General Manager at popular make-your-own pizza place Pieology called to say he wanted me to come in to sample a few new items that are taking the local pizza-eating world by storm. So I hightailed it ASAP to the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center on Highway 111 at…

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Haus of Poké Finds First Home in Rancho Mirage

The moment you enter the bright, clean space occupied by new restaurant Haus of Poké in the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center at Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, you see the following written on a large sign: “Poké/poukei/ is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as an…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Rancho Mirage

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and reservations are filling up fast! Golf? Spa? Wine? Brunch? Whatever mom wants, mom gets! Take advantage of these offers before it’s too late and treat mom on her special day.         Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Celebrate Mom for the great things she does…

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The Palm Springs Air Museum’s Magical Flight

Air travel has changed dramatically over the past century, and with families regularly jet-setting around the world, airports and airplanes may almost ho-hum to many. But in the early part of the last century, few people traveled for pleasure, and planes were more often than not used for military purposes. And that’s why a visit…

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Stagecoach 2017: Check Out The Headliners!

Don’t know who you are going to see and when you are going to see them at Stagecoach this year? Make your plan with the set times! Shania Twain will begin her performance as headliner on Saturday at 10:15 p.m. on the Toyota Mane Stage. Headliner Dierks Bentley will perform at 10:15 p.m. on Friday,…

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From One Rancho Mirage Mayor to Another

As outgoing Mayor Ted Weill handed over the City of Rancho Mirage’s reins to incoming Mayor Charles Townsend, he reflected in his last official “Mayor’s Message” on all that’s been accomplished in the last year in my beloved home town. And let me tell you, the list is quite impressive to say the least. Ted—who…

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Rancho Mirage is Restaurant City

Ever since rooftops started popping up on Rancho Mirage’s Restaurant Row more than four-and-a-half decades ago, the city’s been known as a Palm Springs Valley gastronomic magnet for foodies near and far. Today, the culinary offerings within our borders are nothing if not diverse—from classic standbys such as Lord Fletcher’s (www.lordfletcher.com), Wally’s Desert Turtle (www.wallysdesertturtle.com),…

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