I don’t know about you, but with my desert season schedule packed to the rafters with so many people to see and places to be, sometimes very last-minute works out best of the best. So here I am to tell you about a very special occasion happening this week—Thursday, March 16 to be exact, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.—at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

It’s time for the Fifth Annual Spa, Sip + Savor at the luxury resort’s Spa Las Palmas. The evening offers ticket-holding guests mini treatments, vendor demos, cocktails, and bites to benefit FIND Food Bank of the Coachella Valley. So if you’re suddenly free, come on down, relax, rejuvenate, and help battle one of life’s foremost woes: hunger. I bet you didn’t even know that one of Omni Hotels & Resorts most worthy charitable programs is “Say Goodnight to Hunger,” whereby, via Feeding America, Omni provides dinner for a family of four for every booking made directly on OmniHotels.com. Well…you do now! And this event is part of that.

Tickets to Spa, Sip + Savor are just $35 per person (in advance) and available by calling 760-836-3106, or $40 per person at the door (you can save $5 by bringing a canned goods donation).

Once you’ve tasted these amazing mini treatments, you may very well want to return soon to bask in full-size Springtime specials currently on the menu. Just a sampling: the 50-minute Slimming Desert Cactus Wrap ($129), the 35- or 40-minute Cabana Boy Mani Pedi ($39 or $55), the 20- or 30-minute peppermint-tinged Mini Ice Cream Mani Pedi ($26 or $35), the 50-minute Spring Awakening Facial ($129), or the 50-minute Las Palmas Signature Coco Mango Massage ($129).

Haven’t all the season’s fabulous goings-on taken their toll—wink, wink? Pamper thyself, dear reader, and hightail it to Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. You can thank me for the last-minute recommendation later…

www.rancholaspalmas.com