A Day at the Rancho Las Palmas Spa

Everyone who knows me—or reads me—knows that I’m all about the finest of the finer things in life, and that my pampering predilections include regular trips to the spa.  While a full-body rubdown is always a special treat, I try not to forget to also schedule routine treatments above the neck, such as the 50-minute…

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Images of America: Rancho Mirage

Rightfully so, Rancho Mirage ranks right up there with some of the most amazing resorts around.  And as a result, I was resplendently happy to recently stumble upon a book that revealed my adopted city through a retrospective of remarkable photographs.  In a word, “Images of America: Rancho Mirage” rocks! Just Fabulous (an emporium of…

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The Rancho Mirage Bighorn Institute

All my life, I’ve had an abiding affection for animals.  This affinity for four-legged friends expectedly extends to my beloved, beautiful bighorns.  When I was a little girl, driving around the Palm Springs Valley with Mother, I used to spy them grazing on the country club fairways—or wandering around the grounds of The Ritz.  They…

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Eisenhower Medical Center

Marc and Cara have been snowbirds for the past few winters, luxuriating in their gorgeous Rancho Mirage condo while friends and family suffer through Chicago winters.   They arrived even earlier than usual this year, and we got together for a late lunch soon after they settled in.  Moments after sharing a slice of New York…

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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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