Simply Sweet Success

Simply Sweet Success

That age-old adage “’tis better to give than to receive” certainly holds true for Diana Dodge.  Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, the holidays—any holiday—I love ’em all because they permit me to provide for loved ones. Being a devoted doyenne of our fair city, a favored token of my affection is Brandini Toffee.  Not only is…

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Swimming in the Palm Springs Valley

Swimming in the Palm Springs Valley

Face it.  There are plenty of parched households in the desert of the Palm Springs Valley that do not have access to a swimming pool.  And even if one is fortunate enough to take the plunge at their home or hotel, it’s sometimes extra special fun to get out there and frolic aquatically with the…

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What Could Be Better Than A Burger?

What Could Be Better Than A Burger?

Just to set the record straight, I am not the most delicate eater in the world.  There, I said it.  I love to chow down with the best of them, and even though I know my limits, I usually get exactly what I want.  And that often includes a big ol’ side of beef!  Steak…

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Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe is arguably the most famous—nay, infamous—film star in history.  And with great fanfare she has landed in Palm Springs.  Arriving recently in three pieces on a flatbed truck from her former home in Chicago, “Forever Marilyn,” artist Seward Johnson’s 26-foot tall sculpture of the leggy legend, has been lovingly reassembled and unveiled at…

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Fond Memories of the Music Festivals

Fond Memories of the Music Festivals

April is gone and with its departure came the close of the famous music festivals—Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival—that favored our fabulous Palm Springs Valley for three weekends in a row.  As a die-hard music fan, I could have gone on forever attending week after week at the…

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McCallum Theatre

McCallum Theatre

I was absolutely beside myself when I recently returned home to my Rancho Mirage abode from running errands in the Palm Springs Valley to find in my mail stack the brochure for the monstrously magical McCallum Theater, which is located right down the 111 from me in Palm Desert.  This gem of a performing arts…

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