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F10 Creative: Delivering stay, play and dine experiences to Palm Springs

  • Posted by Mar 15, 2019

By Kevin Perry Great leadership is less about what you say and more about what you hear. Opening your mind, heart, and ears is essential to understanding the needs of the customer and the community at large. F10 Creative is an ambitious collective founded on the masterful art of listening. “The market spoke and we adapted.” These words resonate as a mantra for Tara Lazar, the restaurateur/entrepreneur behind the delectable success that is F10…

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Bongo Johnny’s: Now with a View

  • Posted by Mar 1, 2019

By Kevin Perry After suffering a fire in March of 2018, the ebullient eatery has triumphantly returned to the PS stage, although its owner eschews the spotlight. “I don’t really do interviews, so I’m not really good at talking about myself.” Robb Wirt is endearingly humble, but his zeal for hospitality drives him forward. “For me, Bongo Johnny’s was my choice for an end-of-life career. I used to work in the pharmaceutical industry, so coming to…

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Touring Achitecture in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Over the last couple months we’ve had a look at some amazing homes in Palm Springs.  While they’re spectacular, many of them are off limits to the public. Fortunately there are some equally stunning public buildings where you can enjoy modernist architecture up close without a trespassing ticket! We consulted expert Robert Imber, who runs Palm Springs Modern Tours about some of his must see architecture spots in the desert.  As far as public…

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4 Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Tee

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

Taquitz Creek Golf Resort | 1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort is quite close to both the Palm Springs International Airport and to Downtown Palm Springs.  Featuring two championship golf courses, you have options when it comes to hitting the links here; play the traditional Legend Course or the desert style Resort Course. Tahquitz Creek Indian Canyons Golf Resort | P: 760-833-8700, 1097 East Murray Canyon Drive…

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Meet Tristan Gittens, Owner of Frankinbun

  • Posted by Feb 26, 2019

At quite a bit more than first glance, there's nothing about Tristan Gittens' curriculum vitae that would suggest he'd someday open a gourmet sausage restaurant. Gittens grew up in Palm Springs but moved away to attend UC Berkeley where he studied pre-med and worked on various HIV/AIDS studies after graduation. He then attended Stanford University, earned a masters in epidemiology, and started an independent contracting career in epidemiology/…

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Brandini Toffee - Simply the best

  • Posted by Feb 25, 2019

It takes guts, gumption and drive to start a business. And it takes hard work to grow it into an establishment that’s not jut popular in the city where you begin, but far and wide.  Palm Springs has many successful small businesses that are growing and gaining country-wide attention.  While many locals know the story of the two high schoolers who launched this company from their kitchen, many visitors may not know the story of Brandini Toffee.…

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Ever wondered what inspired the colorful look of the Saguaro?

  • Posted by Feb 22, 2019

Look no further than the California desert and its indigenous wildflowers for the 14 striking hues. The pattern and design of the Saguaro Palm Springs was the invention of Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates in New York who used the colors found in the flora of the Mojave Desert to create the Palm Springs hotel. The colors of plants and flowers in the Sonoran Desert set the foundation for the design of its sister…

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Discover Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge

  • Posted by Feb 18, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs is built on reverence and revelry. The glamour of a golden age shimmers across decades and reverberates into a stylish celebration rooted firmly in the here and now. Holiday House and Sparrows Lodge stand as towering examples of our hometown’s regal past, as well as its resplendent future. “I think that’s what really attracted us to Palm Springs,” recounts owner Richard Crisman. “It’s not only its beauty in and of…

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On the Mark Fine Foods & Provisions

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry A visit to Palm Springs is a veritable safari for the senses. Your eyes careen across our majestic vistas, your lungs fill with our healing desert air, and your palate guides you ever onward, in search of a foodie experience worthy of your luxurious surroundings. But where will your taste buds take you? Just follow the giant cow to 777 North Palm Canyon. Source: On The Mark   “Her name is Buttercup, because that’s a good…

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Spotlight on Destination PSP

  • Posted by Feb 7, 2019

By Barbara Beckley Some ideas are simply brilliant. The light bulb. The cell phone. Destination PSP.  No kidding. Since Jeffrey Bernstein founded Destination PSP in 2012, the store has revolutionized souvenir shopping in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley.  “I wanted to send gifts home from Palm Springs that reflected the city’s mid-century lifestyle,” recalls Jeffrey, after he and his partner Oscar Chamudes, left their loft…

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