Summer at Rancho Mirage’s The Westin

As the summer temps climb to triple digits, thirty-two—as in, 32 degrees—seems to be the lucky number at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. From now through September, the deluxe hotel is offering a panoply of promotions themed with that numeral. First off is the Chill Pass Dinner Menu at signature restaurant Pinzimini,…

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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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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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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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Spring Music Fest Fashion Show at Forever 21

There are just about seven sleeps left before the triple-header-music-fest-weekends of Coachella 1, Coachella 2, and Stagecoach, which take place on—respectively—April 14-16, April 21-23, and April 28-30. That means that there’s still time to figure out all those cool day-and-evening Springtime outfits you’re going to be parading around in on the teeming, steamy grounds of…

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Lean Meals To Go at Cello’s Pantry

There’s always something new and exciting happening at Bonnie Barkley’s delicious Cello’s Pantry on Highway 111. The latest and the greatest is the introduction of her “Lean Meals and Healthy Options Menu.” Says Bonnie: “We are constantly being asked about meals for our guests who are on a diet or those who are just watching…

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