Palm Springs VillageFest

Palm Springs VillageFest

I have a Thursday evening tradition that’s hard to break:  I head west on the 111 to the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs and join the multitudes who enjoy the weekly VillageFest.  www.palmspringsvillagefest.com  Located on Palm Canyon Drive smack in the center of town (from Baristo to Amado), this adored affair…

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New Theatrics in the Palm Springs Valley

New Theatrics in the Palm Springs Valley

As a born-and-bred Palm Springs Valley baby, I’ve been around the block a few times, so suffice it to say that personal or professional theatrics have never threatened me.  I’ve tried my hand at acting but found that I was much more suited to off-stage antics, which is why I’ve supported the arts whenever I’ve…

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Sunnylands Opening Soon

Sunnylands Opening Soon

Rancho Mirage is home to some of the most magnificent private palaces in the Palm Springs Valley, and I’m counting down the days until one of the most famous family fortresses of all opens its doors to the world for visits by the public.  Of course, I’m talking about Sunnylands, the sumptuous 200-acre winter home…

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Indio Tamale Festival

Deciding what to do in December in the Palm Springs Valley is easy when you remember that the first weekend of this holiday month starts off with the amazing Annual Indio Tamale Festival, a short drive from my abode in Rancho Mirage.  And there is no denying it, Diana Dodge loves the delicious delicacies of…

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The Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

There are few things more delightful to me than having an Art Affaire on a spectacularly sunny Rancho Mirage Sunday afternoon.  More than 100 award-winning artists—chosen by an esteemed group of judges—displayed their wares in beautiful Whitewater Park on this past November weekend. Although Saturday’s soiree was soaked with rain, many still attended, mostly clustered…

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