Babes Sunday Funday

Sunday Fundays at Babe’s

Maybe it’s too early to be thinking of your 2016 Halloween costume, but remember that from now through October 31st, Sundays are Fundays at Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse at The River on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage ( From 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., forego your usual brunch spot and come on down to Babe’s,…

Summer PSV

What To Do When Season Ends

I’m a very proud “year-rounder” here in Rancho Mirage. Leaving the Palm Springs Valley—even when we are experiencing summer’s triple-digit temps—is reserved for a getaway or two. But for me, summer is just as gorgeous as the rest of the year. Apparently, I’m not alone, as many of my neighbors and friends remain, and we…

Cello's Pantry to go

Cello’s Pantry Delivers!

There are myriad reasons I remain thankful for Bonnie Barkley, co-owner with husband Tom Steferak of Cello’s Bistro (in Cathedral City) and Cello’s Pantry (in Rancho Mirage). First and foremost, of course, is the fact that Bonnie’s food is some of the best for miles around…and that Tom’s homemade limoncello is prize-winning! Then there’s the…

Kobe Chef

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is a Party Place

My New Jersey friends Jeff and Joe—who’ve been coming to the Palm Springs Valley, and staying in Rancho Mirage, for years—recently decided to come spend “season” here with we desert dwellers to see if they might want to sell lock, stock, and barrel back east and retire here permanently. So, they rented a vacation home…