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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Spring 2007

ON THE COVER
Carilyn Vaile long black tulle skirt with ribbon detail and black sleeveless tank top by Eva Varro from dot women. Gold and diamond necklace, bracelet, and earrings from Gail Jewelers. All at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

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RED CARPET REVIEW
The McCallum Theatre is the perfect setting for dramatic fall fashions.
by James Jaeger
fashion director/producer: Susan Stein

McCALLUM AT 20
A beacon of entertainment and education, McCallum Theatre celebrates 20 years in the Coachella Valley.
by Holly O’Dell

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Tales reveal another side to Dos Palmas Oasis, now a preserve for birds and critters.
by Ann Japenga

HOPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
The Hopalong Cassidy home south of El Paseo gets a redo in time for its day on the auction block.
by Allison Engel
photography by Seth Teegarden

ELEGANCE BY THE GLASS
Impress your guests by handling and serving wine with the professional touch of a sommelier.
by Janice Kleinschmidt
photography by Ethan Kaminsky
floral arrangements by Keith Laverty

 

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Spring 2007

ON THE COVER
A sliver of silver silk gown with beaded lace waist and bodice inserts by Escada on El Paseo. Ankles wrapped in rhinestone coil sandals by René Caovilla from Saks Fifth Avenue in The Gardens on El Paseo. Diamond bracelets and necklace from Gail Jewelers in The Gardens on El Paseo.
photography by J. Fredric May

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SHAKE IT UP, BABY
A diverse mix of sound and style distinguishes the popular Pink Martini.
by Ellen Paris
photography by Elena Ray

RESORTING TO WHITE
This spring you can’t go with too much white. Add silver or white-gold accessories and you’ll hit the fashion jackpot.
photography by J. Fredric May
wardrobe styling by Susan Stein

THE COWBOY & CARTOONIST
The friendship between Bill Bender and Jimmy Swinnerton fueled desert paintings.
by Ann Japenga

SPRINGTIME SPLASH
Tune in to the season with a soirée that’s all about fun in the sun.
by Theresa Maggio
photography by Aaron Delesie and Ethan Kaminsky

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW
Golf course architect Tom Doak and visitors to Stone Eagle Golf Club — his first course in California — have the same reaction: They’ve never seen anything like it.
by Lisa Marie Rovito

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Winter 2007

ON THE COVER
David Meister empire-waist halter dress from Dot Womens. Enamel bracelets and pendant by Elsa Peretti from Tiffany & Co.
photography by Michael Childers

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THE RUGGED ROAD
Stories tell of hardship along the route of pathfinder William Bradshaw. Read about the Bradshaw Trail that used to slice through what is now Palm Desert Civic Center.
by Ann Japenga

A FEAST FOR THE EYES
Four local restaurants serve up beautiful brunches — one of our most popular traditions.
by Pamela Bieri
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

THE FINEST TRAPPINGS
The sand traps of Stone Eagle provide the perfect environment for joining the game — that is, if the “game” is being chic. This is spring fashion at its best!
photography by Michael Childers
wardrobe styling by Susan Stein

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Looking for a perfect reason to host an elegant, dramatic, and memorable soiree? Bighorn Golf Club started the season with an after-party that played off the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
by Theresa Maggio
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Fall 2006

ON THE COVER
Denise Robergé 24K gold, sharkskin, and tourmaline choker and Sophie De Francisca mesh wire dress sculpture with red-beaded bodice from Denise Robergé Art Gallery on El Paseo.
photography by Nathan Teutle

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PRIDE IN PLACE: A TRAINING GROUND
Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. established the Desert Training Center in 1942 to toughen troops and develop tactics for desert warfare in North Africa. His vehicle pool was stationed in the Palm Desert Cove, along what is now Portola Avenue. Now and then someone gets the idea that this fascinating site should be preserved.
by Ann Japenga

FROM NAPA WITH LOVE
William Withrow returns from wine country with fresh, new recipes from the American Harvest Workshop.
by Pamela Bieri
photography by Arthur Coleman

DARING DESIGN
Sleek and cozy interiors evoke serenity, as a designer realizes a concrete dream at The Reserve.
by Jan Silver Maguire
photography by Arthur Coleman
Architectural design and interiors by Sally Sirkin Lewis

FALLING FOR ART
Everyday elegance is an art unto itself.
photography by Nathan Teutle
wardrobe styling by Susan Stein

IN THE KNOW
Take a quick cruise to paradise; Frank Gehry shines at Tiffany & Co.; Michael Feinstein schedules a season of duets at McCallum Theatre; A Gallery Fine Art unveils inspired furnishings; luxury amenities for the canine set; and The Art of Food and Wine Festival makes its Palm Desert debut.
by Chris Platamone and Janice Kleinschmidt

ART + CULTURE
Michael Aschenbrenner at Denise Robergé Art Gallery, group photographer show at Modern Masters Fine Art, Neil Nagy at The Hart Gallery, Jean-Louis Corby at R E Welch, and Claire Falkenstein at Edenhurst Gallery.
by Steven Biller

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Spring 2006

ON THE COVER
The Living Desert is the perfect backdrop for fashion attuned to nature. Boho chic jacket from Dani C on El Paseo. Jewelry from Zense on El Paseo.
photography by Denise George

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DESERT OASIS
Surrounded by native palms and an engaging history, Corn Spring gives visitors a shrinking desert commodity: solitude! Plus: Oasis in the Chuckawallas.
by Russell L. Kaldenberg and Buford A. Crites

EAST MEETS WEST
Asian and Indonesian art complements the contemporary architecture and interior design of a home at Bighorn Golf Club.
by Allison Engel
photography by Ethan Kaminsky and Pat Lassy

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Hide your diamonds and evening gowns. A call to nature this spring emphasizes desert tones and soft, free-flowing, natural fabrics.
photography by Denise George
wardrobe styling by Susan Stein

SURF & TURF
The best place for a steak in Palm Desert is also the best place for some of the freshest seafood in the region. We feature four steakhouses that lavish guests with premium selections from land and sea.
by Jan Silver Maguire
photography by Jon Edwards

WHAT IS LUXURY?
The people of Palm Desert have spoken! They reveal their take on the word "luxury."
by Ellen Paris

SPECIAL SECTION - FASHION WEEK EL PASEO
Your guide to Fashion Week El Paseo, a celebration of fashion, food, art, entertainment, and beauty in the heart of Palm Desert, March 20-26.

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Winter 2006

ON THE COVER
Three period photographs of the Sandpiper development taken by famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman hang on the patterned block wall of the master bedroom in the 1959 unit owned by Jim West and Karen Prinzmetal. The couple also owns a second, larger unit in the complex, and have been documenting the development’s history and spearheading its preservation.
photograph by Taylor Sherrill

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LIAR, LIAR
Sixty-five years ago, Harry Oliver walked away from his gig as a Hollywood art director to spin regaling tales about a fictitious desert neighborhood. Historians
and collectors are unsure why, but they’re glad he did it. Plus: Desert Rat: Harry Oliver’s Almanac (1888-1999) — Salton Sea Scrolls.
by Ann Japenga

AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 RESTAURANTS
Embark on a culinary tour of authentic ethnic dining in Palm Desert. We take you to Zio Lorenzo, Chez Pierre, Hedi’s Café Paris, Monsoon, and No Da Te for a taste of the world.
by Jan Silver Maguire
photography by Jon Edwards

A LESSON IN LONG-LASTING DESIGN
As the desert’s first condominiums, the Sandpiper is a midcentury modern treasure in the heart of Palm Desert and a timeless example of visionary development.
by Allison Engel
photography by Taylor Sherrill

TAKE IT FROM MOM
They shopped ’til they dropped! It’s almost every mother and daughter’s dream: Check into the best suite at a fabulous spa resort, shop the day away on El Paseo, buy anything you want, and spend an evening trying on your prime finds.
photography by Jonathan Exley
wardrobe styling by Susan Stein

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Fall 2005

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ON THE TRAIL OF CAHUILLA HILLS HOMESTEADERS
Hidden among towering mansions, the homes of some of Palm Desert’s earliest pioneers — jackrabbit homesteaders — stand as monuments to the town’s origins, one of which is home to the current mayor.
by Ann Japenga

DIARY OF A JACKRABBIT HOMESTEADER
One woman did what many city dwellers only dream about doing. She left her Los Angeles City Hall job to spend several months in a little cabana on a jackrabbit homstead near Palm Springs. This day-by-day record of what happens to a tenderfoot in the desert began in the July 1950 issue of Desert Magazine and continued for six months.
by Catherine Venn

A SMARTER, RICHER McCALLUM
The star of our local cultural scene opens the season to rave reviews and national recognition for its programming, management, and fundraising.
by Jan Silver Maguire

STILL CRUISIN’ AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Remember the days of muscle cars and car clubs? They live on at Bighorn Golf Club, but with an upscale twist — giving credence to the saying that the only difference between men and boys is the size (and price tag) of their toys.
by Tod Goldberg

WORLD BEAT
Colors, fabrics, and styles from other cultures offer vibrant, globally inspired fashion. Wardrobe styling by Caryl Eagle.
photography by Gene Kiegel

SIMPLICITY AT THE SUMMIT
In pursuing their dream home, a retiring couple enlists their architect son to build where so many others have turned away.
by Ellen Paris

WIE WILL, WIE WILL ... ROCK YOU!
Michelle Wie turns 16 — and pro — during the Samsung World Championship in October. If ever an event signaled how far women’s golf has come, this is it.
by Arden Moore

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Spring 2005

ON THE COVER:
Peter Nauert and Melissa Morgan-Nauert, owners of Modern Masters Fine Art Gallery, rethink a spec home at Bighorn Golf Club and find peace living on the land.
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Love and the colors of spring at The Gardens on El Paseo.
wardrobe styling by Michel Blanchard
photography by Brian To

PROFUSION OF GRANDEUR
Fusing passions for educating and antiquing, Phyllis Washington has grown an anamoly — a showroom of handpicked treasures paired with a series of expert lectures.
by Allison Engel

RETURN TO EIGHTH HEAVEN
High in the Santa Rosa Mountains — at a peak accessible by brave off-road drivers — “Desert Steve” Ragsdale left a piece of history that continues to draw Palm Desert’s most adventurous history buffs
by Ann Japenga

THE JOY OF EATING VEGAN
Native Foods’ healthy, guilt-free recipes earn the restaurants and ‘pioneer’ owner/chef Tanya Petrovna national acclaim.
by Roxanne Jones

OPEN AND INVITING
Art lovers rethink a Bighorn Golf Club spec home and parlay those sensibilities into a new gallery on El Paseo.
by Roxanne Jones

WHERE ART COMES TO REST
The elegant Desert Springs, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa, offers guests an on-property art walk.
by Janice Kleinschmidt

A HERO’S STORY
Weighing 72 pounds when Filipino nuns extricated him from certain death, Bob Mailheau lived to tell how he escaped death at the hands of Japanese soldiers in World War II.
by Tod Goldberg

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Winter 2005

ON THE COVER:
One of a series of diamond, turquoise, enamel, and gold floral necklaces with detachable jewel and enamel beetle brooches designed by Donald Claflin in 1968.
photography by Hiro.
from Tiffany in Fashion.

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JEWELS OF ATTRACTION
Tiffany & Co., sponsor of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, serves up a generous portion of glamour — as it has for generations.
by Barbara E. Hernandez

INTO THE GREAT DIVIDE
Palm Desert’s most pristine preserve of land is closed to the public, and scientists like it that way.
by Ann Japenga
photography by Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS
Wine connoisseur Mike Corliss shows off his Bighorn Golf Club home built for his impressive collection.
by Roxanne Jones
photography by Ethan Kaminsky and Scott Van Dyke

SOMETHING’S FISHY
At 243 feet above sea level, four Palm Desert restaurants serve up ocean fare with coastal flair.
by Janet Silver Maguire
photography by Arthur Coleman

CATCH A RISING STAR
Radiant redhead Bryce Dallas Howard needs no coattails for her ride into the desert.
by Ellen Kanner

AT PEACE WITH NATURE
Earthen elements around us create a visceral sense of well-being.
by Janet Silver Maguire
photography by Scott Van Dyke

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Fall 2004

ON THE COVER
Desert Dessert
by Michael Anderson

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PALM DESERT
The geographic, economic heart of the valley.
by Lydia Kremer

ART IN THE CITY
Sculptures by blue-chip and local and emerging artists captivate Palm Desert residents and tourists.
by Kimberly Nichols

ACE IN THE HOLE
Bighorn Golf Club lands a major LPGA tournament.
by Tod Goldberg

GREETINGS FROM CARMEL
California’s first artist colony exports several fine galleries to El Paseo.
by Steven Biller

FOLLOW THE LEADERS
A first-rate trails system seeks balance between access and preservation.
by Jan Silver Maguire
photography by Chris Kocek

HIGH NOTE
Desert dweller Frederick Swann warms up for his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut.
by Janice Kleinschmidt.
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

BEYOND BASIC TRAINING
Are local colleges meeting the desert’s changing needs?
by Roxanne Jones
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

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Palm Desert Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Image
Winter 2004

 

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MEMBERS ONLY
Light, bright, and ready for springtime, colorful fashions are in full bloom at Bighorn Golf Club.
photography by Michael Davis

CONCRETE WALLS AND CUSTOM CUSHIONS
A 3,300-square-foot Bighorn home explifies outdoor living.
by Jeff Atwell
photography by Tom Brewster

MONUMENTAL TREASURE
A celebrataion of beauty and history in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument.
by Ann Japenga

THE OFFBEAT OF SYMPHONIES
Fun and flavorful performances remain the best-kept secret of Palm Desert’s arts scene.
by Tod Goldberg
photography by Ethan Kaminsky

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