things to do in palm springs: Shields Date Garden continues its Palm Springs legacy - 03/31/11 11:18 AM

In 1924, Floyd and Bess Shields came to the desert and opened Shields Date Garden and started a tradition that would soon become a Palm Springs legacy. Actually, Shields is in Indio on the East end of The Coachella Valley about 20 miles from Palm Springs but regardless of where you are, a visit to Floyd and Bess's place is worth a drive.
From the beginning, The Shields invited guests and tourists to their farm and garden. Floyd started out giving lectures about dates and the date grove while in the garden but later he began incorporating a slide show. … (3 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Meet Me for Coffee in Palm Springs at Koffi - 03/17/11 04:25 AM

Very few establishments can reach landmark status in less than ten years and when one does acquire such a label you know it's an extra special place. The original Koffi opened in Palm Springs in 2002 at The Corridor in downtown. Since its opening it has become a popular, and yes fashionable, meeting place for a crowd mix of both tourists and locals alike becoming THE place for coffee in Palm Springs. With no national corporate ties, Koffi is a Palm Springs keepsake and has become an integral part of the Palm Springs topography.
Koffi started as an 800 square … (1 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Five best places in Palm Springs to see wildflowers - 03/11/11 09:08 AM

Spring is almost here and thanks to some nice winter storms, Palm Springs is blossoming with a colorful palette of wildflowers. Seeming growing from every nook and cranny, the desert is awash in poppies, verbena and baby's breath. We've put together a list of the five best places in Palm Springs to see wildflowers.
Tahquitz Canyon - Conveniently close to downtown Palm Springs, Tahquitz Canyon seeming offers more colorful wildflowers than any other Palm Springs area location. Guided tours are available or you might wander on your own as the trail is a fairly easy hike. The path traverses a … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Fashion Week El Paseo Presents an Evening of Project Runway Style - 03/09/11 11:32 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo (March 20-28, 2011) will feature a thrilling evening of American popular culture with a runway show showcasing three Project Runway Season 8 contestants: Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra, and Christopher Collins. Each will present a new original collection on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Costello will present a dazzling new collection including 30 of his trademark evening gowns. Collins will show his latest collection of ready-to-wear that is featured in Neiman Marcus stores as well as other boutiques and stores in the United States, while Guerra will reveal 15 of his cutting-edge designs.
The event also … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Three Palm Springs classic car dealers cater to vintage auto collectors - 03/09/11 10:07 AM

With numerous auto shows, vintage races, exhibits and car events, Palm Springs remains a play ground for classic car enthusiasts. Quite often vintage vehicles and classic or exotic cars can be spotted cruising Palm Canyon Drive and many renowned car collectors call the Palm Springs area home. In fact, before his death in 2007 Robert Pond housed his famed classic car collection at his estate in South Palm Springs.
If you would like to join in and start a collection, add to your existing one, or maybe sell a vintage vehicle you already own, we have combined a list of … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Palm Springs Alexander Weekend 2011 Spotlights Twin Palms Neighborhood - 03/08/11 04:21 AM

Palm Springs Alexander Weekend runs March 25 - 27, 2011, and is presented by The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. On Saturday, March 26, a modernist home tour will feature residences in The Twin Palms neighborhood of Palm Springs which represents The Alexander Construction Company's beginning of building Palm Springs modern architecture.
The Alexander Construction Company billed the new houses as, ""Designed by Architects, Built by Master Builders for Permanent Value", and with the introduction of the Twin Palms neighborhood, mass development of Palm Springs had begun. The Twin Palms neighborhood got its name for the two palm trees planted in the … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: La Quinta Arts Festival Runs March 10 – 13, 2011 - 03/08/11 02:56 AM

The 29th La Quinta Arts Festival is returning to La Quinta, California where art, entertainment, wine & fabulous food will delight festival goers March 10 - 13, 2011, at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, March 10-13, from 10am to 5pm each day.
The Festival will welcome 230 of North America's preeminent artists arriving from 44 states, Canada and Mexico. Almost 30% of the exhibitors are presenting their work in the Coachella Valley for the first time, along with returning favorites who you will only see at La Quinta Arts Festival.
New to the Festival this year is theRestaurant Row … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Five Downtown Palm Springs Patios Perfect for People Watching - 03/07/11 05:33 AM
With Spring Break right around the corner and the weather heating up, downtown Palm Springs has become a hub for tourists, visitors, snowbirds and students all looking for a break and some time in the sun. As is the case every spring, the downtown area becomes a great place to people watch and observe all the activity tourist season brings. We've outlined five of the most popular patios with the best views of Palm Canyon Drive perfect to take a break and gaze at all the sun-seeking people. 
Peabody's Café & Bar - Although the patio may be small, the entire … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: OPA! The Greek Festival Opens Today in Palm Desert - 03/04/11 08:10 AM

The 15th Annual Greek Festival runs March 4 - March 6, 2011 at The St. George Greek Orthodox Church located at 74-109 Larrea in Palm Desert. Ariana Savalas, daughter of late actor Telly Savalas, hosts this year's festival which invites everyone to be a Greek for a day.
The Palm Desert Greek Fest is a community celebration of Greek culture - from guided Church tours to Byzantine icons, live Greek music and traditional folk dancing, souvenirs, ethnic groceries, and religious items. The heart of this festival is the wonderful homemade Greek food and pastries created from generational, family recipes. The … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Palm Desert Set to Blossom at This Saturday’s Wildflower Festival - 03/03/11 01:02 PM

Sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains, The Wildflower Festival on Saturday, March 5, 2011, celebrates the desert and its spring wildflowers with a variety of entertainment and activity at The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and Visitors Center on Highway 74 in Palm Desert. Qualified volunteer trail guides will be leading hikes on the nearby trails going out from the Visitor Center, pointing out wildflowers and giving information on the flora and fauna of the area, and perhaps even a little bit of Coachella Valley history.
Even if you are not up to hiking there are … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Used Books are Big Business for This Palm Springs Bookstore - 03/01/11 09:16 AM

There's something definitely refreshing when it comes to an old-fashioned retail bookstore in a small town and The Book Exchange does not disappoint. Located in a rejuvenated strip mall at 611 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, this book store doesn't have a fancy façade, sign or window display. In fact, everything about The Book Exchange is purely functional.
It's a relatively small storefront and unlike other larger national bookstore chains, there's no coffee, lounge or reading area. The Book Exchange deals in used books and that is what they offer. Even the shelving is non-descript and purely functional. … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Drivers and Spectators Fill The Streets East of Palm Springs in La Quinta for Tour Classique - 02/26/11 01:43 PM

In spite of rain and cold temperatures, spectators and drivers alike gathered in Old Town La Quinta, east of Palm Springs, Saturday morning for the start of Tour Classique, a road trip of vintage and exotic motor vehicles through the east Coachella Valley. The event is affiliated with The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance 2011 and was free to the viewing public.
The streets were closed to general traffic and participating vehicles began gather prior to 8:00am Saturday where the general public was invited to view the autos and talk with owners and drivers. Approximately 50 cars lined the streets and although it … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: McCormick’s Kicks Off Three Day Auction in Downtown Palm Springs - 02/26/11 05:38 AM

McCormick's of Palm Springs officially began a three day classic car auction in downtown Palm Springs Friday afternoon with greetings from the mayor and a chance to peruse the inventory to be liquidated. Admission was free so curious spectators and auto enthusiasts mingled with registered bidders for a chance to view the 600 vehicles that will hit the auction block this weekend.
Bidders and Sellers alike were in good spirits as the champagne flowed and mutual admiration exchanged as the sale got underway with a 1963 Ford Thunderbird opening the show. In anticipation of the sale, owners and handlers patiently … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Palm Springs Area Farmers Markets Encourage Locally Grown Produce & Food - 02/25/11 05:58 AM

Fresh and locally grown produce can be found weekly at three certified farmers markets in the Palm Springs area. Every Saturday in Palm Springs, Sundays in La Quinta and Wednesdays in Palm Desert local growers and farmers set up an open air market to sell their goods.
The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It operates in three locations, and on three different days of the week, as follows:
-On Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. … (1 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Palm Springs Offers Historical Walking Tour of Downtown - 02/24/11 09:58 AM

Every Thursday morning at 10:00am during season, Kathy Leonard, a volunteer for The Palm Springs Historical Society, leads groups of people on a tour of downtown Palm Springs. A long term resident, Leonard points out buildings and points of interest to tourists and locals alike making sure to intersperse personal stories with historical facts. It's that detailed interest that Kathy Leonard puts into the tour that makes it enjoyable and informative.
The tour starts at The Village Green in downtown Palm Springs just one block north of Baristo Road. Tickets can be purchases at the time of the tour from … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: One Stop Shopping for Desert Adventures and Tours Now Available in Downtown Palm Springs - 02/23/11 08:23 AM

A Tourist Information Center has just opened in Downtown Palm Springs in the historic La Plaza Center. Located at 185 S. Indian Canyon Drive, The Palm Springs Tour and Tourist Information Center is operated by Elite Land Tours and Mark Farley. In addition to booking an Elite Land Tour excursion, patrons can also find out about local restaurants, hotels, businesses and events. Mark Farley's knowledge of The Coachella Valley coupled with a downtown location makes planning a Palm Springs vacation much easier.
The La Plaza Center is an iconic Palm Springs landmark constructed in 1936 originally called The Palm Springs … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Two Nationally Acclaimed Car Auctions Run Simultaneously This Week End in The Greater Palm Springs Area - 02/22/11 01:09 PM

If vintage automobile shows or classic car auctions are your passion then the Palm Springs area is offering two nationally acclaimed shows and auctions this week end. McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions will be hosting a three day event at The Spa Resort Casino in Downtown Palm Springs. The La Quinta Resort & Club will host The Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance and Desert Classic Vintage Car Auction this week end in La Quinta, CA. These two major automotive events will be taking place at either end of The Coachella Valley.

McCormick's celebrates 25 years of auctions with this week … (2 comments)

things to do in palm springs: A Lot of Palm Springs History in a Very Little Space - 02/22/11 11:18 AM

McCallum Adobe, the oldest building in Palm Springs, was constructed in 1884 by Judge John Guthrie McCallum but today it houses The Palm Springs Historical Society and a wealth of informative exhibits. Located in Downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive, this little building is home to documents, photos, exhibits and memorabilia from all chapters of Palm Springs history.
The lobby of the little museum displays a history of The Chi Chi Club with artifacts, menus, photos and even band instruments from the once nationally known hot spot. Make sure to listen to the background music because The Palm Springs … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: Mid-Century Automotive Design Emphasized at Palm Springs Modernism Week Vintage Car Show - 02/21/11 01:05 PM

About 30 vehicles lined the front of The Palm Springs Convention Center Monday afternoon for a vintage car show hosted by Concours d'Elegance as a Palm Springs Modernism Week event. A majority of the vehicles on display were from the mid-century modern period and boasted design elements from that era. Aviation and space age inspirations were prevalent among the automobiles chosen for the event.
Incorporating a functional minimalist design with whimsical detail was apparently a popular trend for mid-century vehicles. The cars seemed to either have heavily pronounced curvature or extreme straight lines and when lined up along the street … (0 comments)

things to do in palm springs: K•Swiss Announces 7th Annual Desert Smash Near Palm Springs - 02/18/11 12:35 PM

California Sports Company K•Swiss is again proud to announce its title support of the 7th annual K•Swiss Desert Smash, a two-day charity celebrity tennis and golf event being hosted at the world famous La Quinta Resort & Club, just outside Palm Springs, CA.   The event, being held March 8th and 9th, will benefit Variety - The Children's Charity, which is dedicated to promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of underprivileged and special needs children in the Coachella Valley.
The K•Swiss Desert Smash meshes the worlds of Hollywood celebrities and the world's best professional tennis players. Just days before the … (0 comments)

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