Palm Springs Area

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A half-century ago, Palm Springs was a bacchanalian escape from Hollywood for Grant, Gable, and the Rat Pack's good-time boys. Cut to the mid-eighties, when the desert town, its celebrity credit spent, became known as God's Waiting Room. Shabby in...
As Hollywood hipsters continue to take over Palm Springs—snapping up Mid-Century houses and bolstering the martini culture—many of them are justifying their weekend escapes by opening outposts there. The owner of the restaurant Spencer's at the Mo...
Designer Jonathan Adler, whose dotty ceramics and mod pillows launched a hip home-décor brand, has always favored Palm Springs for a little R&R. In his case, that means research and reconnaissance. "I have uncovered layer upon layer of vintage sho...
While I'm no expert on gambling, I know more than I care to about the resorts and the people gambling made famous. I lived in Atlantic City in the mid eighties, and I spent several years researching and writing a book about a guy named Skinny D'Am...
"V is very, very...extraordinary," Frank Sinatra sang, and chances are, he'd say the same about the sale of his Palm Springs estate to the agency Time & Place Homes. Offering renters the seclusion of a private house along with the perks of a five-...
Boutique hotels by signature designers are popping up across the country faster than you can say "room service." A few of the latest, from coast to coast: BOSTON The Bulfinch Hotel (107 Merrimac St.; 617/624-0202; www.bulfinchhotel.com; doubles fr...
Getting ready for the shower at La Quinta Resort & Club, in Palm Springs, I was in a contrary state of mind. I had just finished the famed resort's Mountain course and, much as I didn't want to admit it, I had liked it way too much. I had co...
Shopping U.S. + Canada 1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership with stores like Gump's and Boucheron means discounts of up to 20 percent, and some of these ...
I was raised on a golf course—literally. My childhood house sits smack behind the 107-year-old Detroit Golf Club. My backyard was the fifth hole. Growing up, my sister and I appropriated the bunkers as sandboxes in summer and sledded over them in ...
"You begin an Outward Bound course the day you sign up." -- Sandy Kobrock, Outward Bound instructor Signed up for OB's Rogue River trip today. Reviewed brochures, medical forms, etc. Interested to learn that six to eight weeks of preconditionin...
Golf | Shopping PALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing a makeover. To wit, the Parker Palm Springs (4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 800/543-4300; www.thepa...
YOSEMITE Two family-friendly properties—the Argent, in San Francisco, and Tenaya Lodge, near the entrance to Yosemite National Park—offer a seven-night summer package at a cost of $789 per person, double, or a saving of about 37 percent. It includ...
Mick Jagger Stargrove Mustique, West Indies Filled with family photos and personal mementos from his legendary career, Mick Jagger's Japanese-style beachfront retreat has six bedrooms, a pool and Jacuzzi, a koi pond, a Jeep, and a staff of six wh...