Rocco DiSpirito Alights in Rancho Mirage

Rocco DiSpirito Alights in Rancho Mirage

When Italian American triple-threat Rocco DiSpirito—celebrity chef, best-selling cookbook author, reality TV star—recently decided to come spend a weekend working and cavorting in the Palm Springs Valley, he did so in Rancho Mirage, specifically at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. As part of an event called the “Sun, Spoon, & Stars Culinary Series,”…

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Bring Me My Daily Bread (from Aspen Mills)

All those years I served as an international flight attendant, crisscrossing the globe, one of my favorite layover locations was that eternal City of Light, Paris—mainly due to the fact that there’s seemingly a French bakery on every corner.  Every time I’d return stateside, I’d bemoan the fact that I couldn’t get freshly baked goods…

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Obama Sightings at Sunnylands

With Modernism Week in full swing during the Presidents’ Day holiday, the entire Palm Springs Valley was teeming with roving residents and gallivanting visitors.  Of course, the most famous traveler to grace our fair desert over that weekend was President Barack Obama, on his fourth local visit.  Twice before, he hosted world leaders for summits…

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BBs at the River

Acqua Pazza to be Reborn as BB’s

There was a loud collective heavy sigh heard among foodies and bon vivants throughout Rancho Mirage, the Palm Springs Valley, and beyond late last year when it was revealed that Jerry and Barbara Keller—beloved local philanthropists who happen to have owned both Lulu California Bistro on Palm Springs’ main drag and sister eatery Acqua Pazza…

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