Hiking the Palm Springs Valley’s Indian Trails

Hiking the Palm Springs Valley’s Indian Trails

Tahquitz Canyon trail begins at the far west end of Mesquite Drive at the cool midcentury modern-inspired visitor’s center.  It’s a two-mile moderate hike that is usually suitable for the entire family, even adventurous little ones.  Besides some rocks that would dwarf a tennis court (which are easily climbed upon), the highlight is most assuredly…

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The New Wally’s

The New Wally’s

There’s something very exciting happening at Rancho Mirage’s Wally’s Desert Turtle—that fabled gastronomic institution that is not only the most highly awarded fine dining establishment in the Palm Springs Valley (Mobil Travel’s Four Star Award, AAA’s Four Diamond Award, etc.) but one that boasts a dazzling vintage (in the very best possible way) interior design…

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Halloween and Palm Springs Pride—2013-Style!

Halloween and Palm Springs Pride—2013-Style!

Halloween—traditionally a time devoted to the wee ones who trick-or-treat through their local neighborhoods—has somehow turned into one of the most fun holidays of the year for kids AND adults.  And for many in the Palm Springs Valley, it has the advantage of being linked to Palm Springs Pride—the annual event that celebrates “pride for…

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For Every Occasion: Rancho Mirage Florist

For Every Occasion: Rancho Mirage Florist

My local florist on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage is aptly named “Rancho Mirage Florist.”  Sharon and Mark Weinstein, the longtime Palm Springs Valley residents who have operated their shop in this location for more than five years, have been in the flower business for more than three decades.  I’ve used their services often since…

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