Stellar Service Staff at Westin Mission Hills

Sorry to borrow a bit from Diana’s beloved alliteration with the above headline, but had such a phenomenal experience during my last stay at this deluxe Rancho Mirage resort that I just can’t contain myself.  Of course, this excellent encounter had everything to do with the Westin Mission Hills’ incomparable people. Now, let me remind…

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Whiling Away the Day at Whitewater Park

I’m so sincerely thankful to live in such proximity of a park as precious as Whitewater Park, mere moments’ drive from the famous pink pachyderm that advertises the Elephant Car Wash on 111 in the heart of Rancho Mirage.   Right next to the wash, this special seven-acre swath of green—the city’s premier park, dedicated in…

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Tulip Hill Winery – Rancho Mirage

It’s no secret that I love to enjoy life.  I get immense pleasure from eating wonderfully prepared food, traveling to exotic (or mundane) locations, meeting fascinating people, and imbibing elixirs as simple as sun tea with Meyer lemon and honey, or some of the most exquisite wines and spirits in the world.  But even with…

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Thai Smile of Rancho Mirage

The prodigious pink pachyderm parading down the pike in front of the Rancho Super Car Wash isn’t the only big beast in town.  Driving down Highway 111 a bit further to Bob Hope Drive, you’ll come to one of the best Asian restaurants in the Palm Springs Valley, Thai Smile of Rancho Mirage.  Its logo…

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