Rancho Mirage Happenings

Westin Mission Hills Spa

Go Head to Toe in Summer at Westin Mission Hills Spa

Between all those pool dips, open-toed shoe treks, and sun-worshiping sessions that are the hallmarks of summer, August and September are great times to take special care of yourself from head to toe and get to one of Rancho Mirage’s wonderful resorts spas for a facial and pedicure combo. Perhaps … [Read More...]

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Fine Dining

Todd Brinkman

What Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Mixologist Todd Brinkman Loves About His Job

“I’m not a mixologist, a bartender, or even a sommelier, although I am certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers,” insists Todd Brinkman, who is one of the ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage. “I’m a leader and mentor to a young staff that is eager … [Read More...]

The Slice Pizza

The Slice is About More Than Just Pizza

It’s no secret that my hometown of Rancho Mirage is chockablock with great places to eat. But as I like to tell my friends, if you’re really diligent you’ll eventually be able to get to them all! And one not to be missed, especially while shopping on the Dinah Shore corridor of the city—or just … [Read More...]

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Top Attractions

Palm Springs Tramways

Mural by Local Artist Unveiled at the Palm Springs Tramway

On Thursday, August 7 at 1:00 in the afternoon, I was happy and honored to join journalists from the Palm Springs Valley and varied other invited guests at the unveiling of a very special mural by local artist Keith Blum—who was named “Best Artist of the Year” for 2014 by desert publication the … [Read More...]


Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Hosts Kids Camp

With so many families needing a break from the cloudy coasts of San Diego and Los Angeles, and heading for the ever-sunny and warm Palm Springs Valley this time of year, it’s no surprise that the City of Rancho Mirage pays particular attention and offers special summer programs for children and … [Read More...]

Sunnylands 2014

Sunnylands Takes a Summer Break

If you’ve been promising yourself a long overdue visit to Rancho Mirage’s Sunnylands—the 200-acre, beautifully designed and decorated midcentury modern estate of the late media titan Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonore—you’ve got just a matter of days to do so before the legendary landmark … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Magazine

Rancho Mirage Magazine

There are few things I like better than a good read, whether it’s a tantalizing novel, a juicy periodical, my newspapers, an informative blog, or even a sentimental greeting card—I just love words!  But add a party to the potential for a good publication and I get even more excited.  And that’s what … [Read More...]

Oct4 AmerCup Ellison DALP

Rancho Mirage’s Larry Ellison’s Team is a Winner!

One of our local Rancho Mirage residents has been in the news even more than usual recently. Larry Ellison, the mega-billionaire and founder/CEO of Oracle Corporation, who owns the 249-acre property known as Porcupine Creek Ranch, was the sponsor of the winning yacht in the 2013 America’s Cup race, … [Read More...]


Outlet Mall Food

A Full Day of Fun at the Outlet Mall (Part Two)

As you read in “A Full Day of Fun at the Outlet Mall (Part One),” one of my very favorite pastimes is indulging in a bit of retail therapy at the twin outlet malls located just west of Rancho Mirage and the Palm Springs Valley known as the Cabazon Outlets (www.cabazonoutlets.com) and the Desert … [Read More...]

Outlet Mall

A Full Day of Fun at the Outlet Mall (Part One)

This summer has been so full of fantastic events both in Rancho Mirage and throughout the Palm Springs Valley that I only recently had the opportunity to catch my breath and check out the new and improved outlet mall that made its big debut just west of us off Highway 10 in Cabazon prior to Memorial … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival: The Sequel, Sold Out!

There are some special events that are so universally appealing, so uniquely worthy, that they sell out in a matter of minutes, hours, or days—months ahead of time. Such is the case with the Second Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival: A Celebration of the Written Word. To be held next January … [Read More...]


Spa-Tastic at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

I already know where I’ll be on the evening of Thursday, May 22—and that’s at glam hotel Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage at the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. To be precise, you can find me at Spa Las Palmas, treating myself to a very special special event, Spa-Tastic … [Read More...]

Rancho Mirage Library Events

Rancho Mirage Library Offers Late Spring and Summer Events

Just when you think things might be slowing down just a bit out here in the warming desert, you get the realization that there’s plenty more to come! The other day, while I lamented the fact that the big events of the season were behind me, I peeked at the site of my favorite library (the Rancho … [Read More...]

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Rancho Mirage Library Plan

What’s in store for the Rancho Mirage Library?

It’s no big secret that I’m a huge fan of the Rancho Mirage Public Library.  I’ve been frequenting this amazing resource in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley since the day it opened its doors.  But even a mature matron of a certain age like me knows that few things stay the same forever, and that … [Read More...]

Casual Concours

Casual Concours Classic Car Show in Cathedral City

  Did someone say “Car Show?”  Because if they did, you know I’ll be there!  The Casual Concours IV will take place on October 20, 2012 on the greens at the Desert Princess Golf Club in Cathedral City, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Hosted by Great Autos of Yesteryear—the largest LGBT … [Read More...]

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