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A Nature Preserve in the Heart of Palm Springs

By Jerry Braun, July 2022 Oswit Land Trust Creates a Nature Preserve in the Heart of Palm Springs Here’s some exciting news for Palm Springs! Oswit Land Trust has secured the over 100 acre Mesquite Golf Course to be converted into a nature preserve. The Trust is also actively pursuing the purchase of the neighboring, […]

Posted: July 30, 2022 Read More

Resources for Pets and Pet Parents in Palm Springs and Greater Palm Springs

By Jerry Braun, July 2022 Resources for Pets and Pet Parents in Palm Springs and Greater Palm Springs As all pet lovers know, “pet owners” are really the ones “owned” by our pets. We love our furry friends and always want to provide them with the best care and all the fun experiences we can. […]

Posted: July 28, 2022 Read More

Meet Anthony Cochran, Palm Springs Designer

By Jerry Braun, January 11, 2022 Anthony Cochran, Palm Springs Designer I recently chatted with Palm Springs-based designer, Anthony Cochran, owner of Anthony Cochran Design, Inc. He shared his insights on his design philosophy and approach to working with clients in Coachella Valley and beyond. Tell me a little about yourself and your business.  Born in […]

Posted: March 29, 2022 Read More

Architecture and Design Center in Palm Springs, CA

Visit the fabulous Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion A visit to Palm Springs is not complete without a visit to The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, located in downtown Palm Springs. Designed by renowned mid-century modern architect E. Stewart Williams, this is the first historic structure in […]

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Is 2022 The Year To Sell Your Home?

Is it Time for You to Sell? As I’m sure you already know, it has been a wild real estate market these past couple of years. With many interested buyers, low inventory, and low interest rates, it’s been a fast-moving sellers’ market. So, is it the right time for you to sell? Here are a […]

Posted: March 6, 2022 Read More

Mid-century Shopping in Palm Springs

Published February 2022 Fabulous Mid-century Modern Shops deliver a cool vibe for your home Many homes in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley have a cool, mid-century modern vibe. Homeowners here have many options on where to shop to furnish their homes with beautiful, mid-century furnishings, artwork, and accessories of the period. Here are […]

Posted: February 19, 2022 Read More

Some Iconic Mid-Century Modern Homes in Palm Springs

By Jerry Braun, February 2022 You can visit some iconic mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs Palm Springs is universally recognized for having a wealth of classic Mid-century Modern homes designed by world-famous architects, many for the rich and famous. Through the years, Hollywood stars have leased, bought or event commissioned homes for themselves. Designed […]

Posted: February 11, 2022 Read More

Get Ready for Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022 !

By Jerry Braun, January 2022 Modernism Week 2022, here we come! Tickets are now on sale for Palm Spring’s Modernism Week 2022, the annual celebration of everything midcentury modern – from architecture, design, art, fashion, and culture. The dates of this year’s events are February 17th through 27th, 2022. According to Modernism Week’s website, “the […]

Posted: January 16, 2022 Read More

Michelle Boudreau, Designer Extraordinaire

By Jerry Braun, January 11, 2022 Michelle Boudreau, Palm Springs Designer I recently sat down for a chat with Michelle Boudreau, owner of Michelle Boudreau Design. She is renowned for her extensive design experiences in a variety of fields, which she now applies to her design work across the Coachella Valley and beyond. Tell me […]

Posted: January 13, 2022 Read More

Indian Lease Land in Palm Springs CA

What to know about Indian Lease Land versus Fee-simple Land when buying a new home in Palm Springs, CA When purchasing property in parts of Palm Springs and some other areas of the Coachella Valley (including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage), buyers should know the difference between “Fee Land” and “Lease Land.” With Fee Land, […]

Posted: January 12, 2022 Read More

Eight4Nine – a fun Palm Springs place to eat, drink, and be seen.

Have you been to restaurant Eight4Nine in Palm Springs, CA? With beautiful indoor and outdoor dining areas and a spacious, trendy bar, Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, located in the fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs at 849 North Palm Canyon Drive, is a hip and fun place to eat or enjoy a cocktail with […]

Posted: November 30, 2021 Read More

Holiday Season 2021, the Time to Share the Joy

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to share the joy. This joyous season is a wonderful time to share holiday joy with family and friends. It is also a great time to share that joy with those in need. And, timing is great because Tuesday, November 30th is #GivingTuesday. A non-profit called set […]

Posted: November 24, 2021 Read More

Check out the 2022 Palm Springs Film Festival

November 19, 2022 Tickets Now on Sale for the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival The stars will shine a little brighter in Palm Springs on January 6th at the Palm Springs International Film Awards Gala. This star-studded event kicks off the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which will run from January 6th […]

Posted: November 19, 2021 Read More

Palm Springs Pet Friendly Hotels

Here in Palm Springs, we love our dogs. And, our town caters to them in all sorts of ways. From fur-baby speciality shops, to special accommodations by restaurants and hotels, a dog’s life is good in the desert.  If you’re looking for speciality pet stores, there are several in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella […]

Posted: April 19, 2021 Read More

Modernism Week 2021 Continues

Hopefully some of you took advantage of Modernism Week’s 2021 online experience in February and March. Celebrating our love of all things mid-century, Modernism Week continues in April to offer online and socially-distanced, in-person events from April 8-18, 2021. Take a tour in Desert Palisades to look inside master architect Raymond Kappe’s last project and […]

Posted: April 2, 2021 Read More

Go Ride A Bike!

The flatlands of the desert and 13 miles of marked bike lanes make Palm Springs a great place for bicyclers. A free biking map is available from the City of Palm Springs and describes the different types of bike paths around town. You can find it here. Is your bike in need of repairs? Don’t […]

Posted: March 26, 2021 Read More

Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is open!

Blue skies! Fresh air! Gorgeous views! We all know and love the local hiking trails on the breathtaking mountains around Palm Springs. Did you know that there’s also a lake and recreational area in nearby La Quinta? Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a 710 acre open playground situated around a 135 acre reservoir at […]

Posted: March 19, 2021 Read More

Celluloid Stardust in Joshua Tree!

Celluloid Stardust – Drive-in film festival in Joshua Tree! For the next four weekends, we can all enjoy drive-in movie theater fun in a socially-distanced, COVID compliant environment, thanks to the folks at Joshua Tree Music Festival & Cliffhanger Guides. Hosted at the Joshua Tree Music Festival Site on Friday & Saturday evenings at 6pm, […]

Posted: March 12, 2021 Read More

Modernism Week Extended!

Great news! Modernism Week’s Online Experience has been extended due to popular demand. There are lots of programs to choose from. Highlights include: an architectural driving tour of Palm Springs, a movie about Albert Fey and the famed Aluminaire House and a virtual conference with more than 25 notable speakers (including architects, authors, preservationists and […]

Posted: March 2, 2021 Read More

Covid-19 February 2021 Guidelines

Updated February 23, 2021 Thanks to everyone’s efforts and the continued vaccine rollout, the California statewide stay-at-home order was recently lifted. Palm Springs is part of The Coachella Valley, in Riverside County, which is still in California’s most restrictive, purple (widespread) tier. Some businesses, public services, stores and restaurants are open with restrictions. This includes […]

Posted: February 23, 2021 Read More