Keeping an Eye on the Desert

Keeping an Eye on the Desert

As a frequent traveler in and out of the Palm Springs Valley, I find that whenever I’m away from the desert, I’m always anxious to see what’s happening at home.  Sure, with the proliferation of social media postings I’m often kept up to date with the comings and goings of friends and colleagues, but on…

My Rancho Mirage - David Thompson

My Rancho Mirage – David Thompson

  David Thompson My wife Jamie and her family have been coming to the Palm Springs Valley for years. Now it’s also become one of my family’s favorite get-away destinations. In less than a two hour drive from our L.A. home, my wife and our two daughters can be in the pool in Rancho Mirage…

My Rancho Mirage - Gabe Codding

My Rancho Mirage – Gabe Codding

  A perfect Rancho Mirage day for me starts with a swim at The Westin, then breakfast on the patio at Piero’s Acqua Pazza followed by a round of golf at the Gary Player Course at Mission Hills North. In the afternoon my wife Kimberly and I might take in a movie at The River and then catch dinner at…

My Rancho Mirage - Jamie Thompson

My Rancho Mirage – Jamie Thompson

  Jamie Thompson Growing up in Chicago, Rancho Mirage was a family fun destination for my family. Now my L.A. family — husband David and our two young daughters — love to escape the hustle of the City and relax in the serenity of the desert oasis. Yet there’s plenty to do with small children…

Kraft Nabisco’s Pro-Am Tournament

Kraft Nabisco’s Pro-Am Tournament

We are in the home stretch!  The Kraft Nabisco Championship—as everyone knows, “golf’s first major”—is almost here and I can just taste it.  But before the actual competition begins, there are a number of fun events to attend, including one that fills the Palm Springs Valley with hoards of famous people: the two-day Celebrity Pro-Am…

Jeffery Sanker's White Party - Palm Springs

Jeffery Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs

There are very few parties in the world that can boast an attendance of more than 30,000 revelers, eight distinct gatherings, and more costume changes than an entire Broadway season of musicals.  But those numbers—actually low by some estimates—are what we can realistically expect when a global crowd descends upon the Palm Springs Valley during…


Rancho Mirage Goes Social Giveaway

Rancho Mirage Goes Social


No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win

In an attempt to spread the word far and wide about all it has to offer visitors to the Palm Springs Valley, the City of Rancho Mirage has welcomed two new bloggers to its travel and tourism website,
The fictitious personalities “Potter Palma” and “Diana Dodge” will contribute a total of three blog posts weekly.  Each blog post will focus on one of the following:
  • luxury resorts such as Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Las Palmas Resort, or Westin Mission Hills
  • retail establishments such as Desert European Motorcars (the leading seller of Bentleys nationwide) or those found at shopping and entertainment complex The River
  • restaurants such as the enduring Shame on the Moon or the popular Acqua Pazza
  • nightlife such as state-of-the-art performance venue The Show (at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa)
  • outdoor activities such as hiking, golf, and tennis
  • international events such as The Desert Classic Concours D’Elegance and The Kraft Nabisco Championship.
From January 23 to March 16, 2012  Fans of our Facebook page will be eligible to enter our sweepstakes by completing the form below. One (1) OFFICIAL ENTRY will consist of  “following” Relax Rancho Mirage on Twitter.  BONUS ENTRIES: One (1) entry each is earned for following the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and the Relax Rancho Mirage bloggers Potter Palma and Diana Dodge on Twitter.  One (1) entry will be randomly selected at the end of the contest period.

The winner will receive two nights accommodations, one breakfast for two, two dinners for two, and two spa treatments.  The breakfast and one dinner will be at Rancho Las Palmas’ signature restaurant bluEmber.  The second dinner will be provided by retail, dining, and entertainment complex The River at Rancho Mirage.

The spa treatments will each be 50-minutes in duration at the resort’s Spa Las Palmas, and the winner and his or her guest may select from a menu of available treatments.  They may also supplement their treatment if they wish.

The entire value of this package is $1000.  The winner will receive a confirmation packet from Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa with all the details.  The offer will be valid throughout 2012, and some blackout dates may apply.