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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May-Gray Family Fun in the SUN

Summer is just around the corner. Kids are itching to get out of school and play. Swimming, bar-b-ques in the backyard, popsicles, family vacations all contribute to the fun and lazy daze of summer. Yet along the Southern California coast Mother Nature always surprises us with her mantel of May Gray and June Gloom. A…

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