Stars, Stagecoach, and Sophia

First, the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced that Casey Affleck (“Manchester By the Sea”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), and Tom Hanks (“Scully”) are the first three of a dozen or more movie stars to be fêted at its annual Awards Gala on January 2, 2017. Then event promoter Goldenvoice declared that the headliners for…


Sunnylands Book Signing December 1

For every thankful Sunnylands visitor who’s ever wanted to take a bit of the cherished landmark home, there is now “Sunnylands: American’s Midcentury Masterpiece,” a weighty, lushly illustrated book penned by Janice Lyle, Ph.D., who has served as the director of Sunnylands Center & Gardens since 2008. Sunnylands is, of course, many things. It is…


Desert Arc’s 6th Annual Italian Festival

Held on November 12 & 13, 10am-4pm at the Rancho Mirage Community Park, the Italian Festival is a community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture! With this event, Desert Arc is acknowledging the generous donation of land for our current campus from the Western Italian Golf Association in 1983…and the Italian heritage of…


The Renova Rink @ The River Opens November 22 For Holiday Ice Skating In Rancho Mirage

Palm Springs-area’s first outdoor ice rink along Highway 111 will bring seasonal cheer to everyone; Holiday Spectacular on ice and tree lighting on November 29 October 19, 2016 (Rancho Mirage, CA)– Excitement is building for the start of the holiday season with the Palm Springs area’s unexpected and new activity for everyone- outdoor ice skating…

Rancho Mirage’s Brandini Toffee Turns 10

Rancho Mirage’s Brandini Toffee Turns 10!

Some people just know how to celebrate a special date. October 1st marked the 10th anniversary of Rancho Mirage-based Brandini Toffee. The beloved company was kickstarted when 15-year-old friends and schoolmates Brandon Weimer and Leah Post went into the business of crafting toffee based on Brandon’s old family recipe combining sugar, butter, chocolate, and almonds.…