A visit to the Rancho Mirage Super Carwash

Face it, when you get to be a citizen of a certain age, elephants in rooms are inevitable.  Copious cocktails combined with embarrassing encounters with exasperating exes are enough to elicit said jumbo Dumbo. To witness a tusker sans tequila, just drive down Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage.   The beast of which I speak resides…

Betty Ford Center

Rancho Mirage’s Betty Ford Center Carries On Late, Great First Lady’s Legacy

Feisty, feminist, former First Lady.  Controversial cancer conqueror.  Pro-choice pacifist.  Award-winning addiction advocate.  There are so many wonderful words to describe the late, great  Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford.  But here in the Palm Springs Valley, our Betty is best beloved for co-founding, in 1982, alongside Ambassador Leonard Firestone, The Betty Ford Center, a non-profit…


Tulip Hill Winery

Rancho Mirage is a verdant oasis located in the Palm Springs Valley on the edge of the vast California Desert. It is the last place you’d expect to find a tasting room for a northern California winery. Yet, at The River, a shopping and dining destination that some claim to be Rancho Mirage’s downtown, there…