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Formerly Cary Grant's estate, Copley’s now features elevated American Dishes

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry Hospitality is a dish best served warm. When you sit down for a gourmet meal, you don’t want to feel unwelcome or out of place, no matter how upscale your surroundings may be. It’s a delicate balancing act, but Copley’s really sticks the proverbial landing. “We are a fine-dining restaurant but there’s certainly nothing stuffy about us at all,” promises co-owner Greg Butterfield. “Being from Hawaii, we have that aloha spirit.”…

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Mexican Spice and Everything Nice

  • Posted by May 17, 2019

By Kevin Perry The next time you’re inundated by the vibrant Palm Springs sun, pause for a moment to consider how much wonder and beauty it propagates. Just take it from El Mirasol owner Felipe Castañeda. “When I first came over here,” recounts Felipe, “I was taken by the clear skies and the big mountains that we have on the side of the town. And the sun. It was really nice. That’s how I came to name our place El Mirasol. It’s a flower that…

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Historic Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

  • Posted by May 13, 2019

By Kevin Perry Clark Moorten shares a kinship with the desert plants he lovingly cultivates. Resilient, dry (witted) and firmly rooted in fascination, the owner of Moorten Botanical Garden kicks off our interview with a sense of honesty and playfulness. “Anything you ask, I’ll talk about. If I don’t know something, I’ll make something up! That’s how you tell stories.” Garnishing his words with a warm laugh, Clark is a born entertainer. It’s…

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Miro’s: Authentic European Cuisine

  • Posted by May 7, 2019

By Kevin Perry Yelp calls it one of the best three restaurants in Palm Springs. Trip Advisor argues that it’s in the Top Two. But Miro’s owner has another name for it…   “I can call it home.” Miro Terzic has harvested accolades as fresh and vibrant as his ingredients, but when asked how he got started in the restaurant industry, he remains humble. “This was totally accidental. I moved into the area in ’94. We fled what used to be Yugoslavia, a…

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Rock Climb at Desert Rocks Climbing Gym

  • Posted by May 3, 2019

 By Kevin Perry Elevate your perspective. Attain a higher purpose. Ascend to greatness. These are more than just empty platitudes at Desert Rocks; they are lofty pathways to Zen on the rocks. “Climbing is not as much a sport as a lifestyle,” extols owner Steve Schechtman.  “It’s unlike throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball; it’s both physical and very thought provoking. So there’s a lot going on there, other than just pulling yourself…

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A little slice of Mexico at Las Casuelas Terraza

  • Posted by Apr 30, 2019

By Kevin Perry Love and sustenance go hand in hand. They nurture us, give us purpose, and provide us the strength we need to conquer the world outside of our immediate circle of relatives. Family feeds us, in more ways than one. Some restaurants tout their commitment to heritage, but Las Casuelas Terraza lives it. During our brief conversation with the legendary eatery’s operator, Patrick Service, he interrupts himself abruptly to make sure…

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Come Taste the Heart of Tac/Quila

  • Posted by Apr 24, 2019

Liz and Mark Ostoich One weekend Liz and Mark, owners of Tac/Quila, took a short break from life as lawyers and decided to dream a little. We brainstormed, reminisced, reflected and projected, all with a goal of discovering where our dreams intersected. It was clear after a while that our life change would involve hospitality. We love people and their stories, and nothing brings people together like a great meal in a memorable setting. Our…

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A Conversation with Tropicale's Celebrity Chef, Tony Di Lembo

  • Posted by Apr 19, 2019

By Kevin Perry She’s an Oscar winner, a living legend, and perhaps most notable of all: she was fortunate enough to employ The Tropicale’s Tony Di Lembo as her personal chef.  When asked to describe Barbra Streisand, Di Lembo beams, “She’s a fascinating lady. She was a tough woman to work for; she was a perfectionist, as you might think. She knew what she liked to eat. It was actually kinda simple because I knew what she liked. You just kinda…

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Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art

  • Posted by Apr 5, 2019

Almost everyone knows that Lulu California Bistro serves the best breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners in the Coachella Valley just by the number of awards they’ve received over the past eight years, but not everyone may realize that this landmark Palm Springs restaurant houses one of the most eclectic collections of artwork found in any dining establishment here. The display of art begins before you enter:  the 15’x15’ mural, “Love &…

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Celebrity Tours: A visit through Hollywood's Playground

  • Posted by Mar 25, 2019

By Kevin Perry Rub elbows with Elvis. Get Frank with Sinatra. Walk in Marilyn’s heels. And do all of the above with the guidance of a tour company that was founded during a golden age of Palm Springs stardom. “It started on June 22nd, 1963,” recounts owner Tim Bannister, “and it was a lady who took her friends around in a station wagon. They liked it and told their friends, and before long she was taking groups of people around in her station…

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