Some Great Summer Desert Deals and Things To Do

Some Great Summer Desert Deals and Things To Do

I just love summer in the Palm Springs Valley—one of the best times to visit our gorgeous California desert!  It really is a true oasis for girlfriend getaways, family fun, and super shopping.  And warm weather visits are not only an enormously enjoyable thing to do.  There are also tons of terrific bargains to be…

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Sunnylands Totem Pole Dedication

Sunnylands Totem Pole Dedication

   I simply cannot stay away from Sunnylands.  As you probably know by now, the former Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage has been totally refurbished and is open for small-scale tours of its historic A. Quincy Jones-designed midcentury masterpiece of a residence (for a nominal fee) and free visits to its perfectly planned Visitors Center…

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Time to Pretty Up The Pink Elephant Sign

Time to Pretty Up The Pink Elephant Sign

We get an average of 350 days of glorious sunshine beaming down on our beautiful Palm Springs Valley each year.  So it’s no wonder that Rancho Mirage’s landmark sign of the huge pink pachyderm—the one that does such a great job of advertising the services of Elephant Car Wash on Highway 111—would eventually need a…

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Shields Date Garden

Shields Date Garden

With all the double-entendres associated with the name of one of my favorite fruits, I’m just going to come right out and ask it:  Who doesn’t love a nice, sweet, juicy date?!  Growing up in the Palm Springs Valley, I got spoiled knowing that dates were always around and that since the area produces 95%…

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Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

When it comes to aviation, my experience is almost exclusively on the commercial side, especially as a steward (yes, I started in the airline industry before we were rebranded “flight attendants”!) for Pan American World Airways.  And with all the things there are to do in the Coachella Valley, it’s taken me years to finally…

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