Palm Springs Area

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New Age retreats surrounding Palm Springs will have some serious competition this summer when the Miramonte Resort & Spa (45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, Calif.; 800/237-2926; www.miramonteresort.com; doubles from $169), 120 miles south of ...
After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious, sensual spa serves fabulous food, and no children are allowed.Harriet CohenVoorhees, N.J. I E-ma...
It's a miracle, all right: a miracle you found the place, a miracle you didn't turn back once you saw it. High on a hill in the Palm Springs area's least glitzy town, the two low-slung buildings, dingy with dust, look as if they're trying to hide ...
I discovered Palm Springs one winter many years ago, at the beginning of a wild romance. We stayed at a slightly louche but charming Art Deco motel once frequented by Mae West and (not simultaneously) Rock Hudson. There wasn't a kid in sight. The ...
See our slideshow of 6 Great Hotel Boutiques.
Curriculums at Faldo Institutes are built on fundamentals. Each offers schools, lessons and club-fitting. For U.S. institutes, call 888-463-2536 or visit gofaldo.com. For Brocket Hall, call 011-44/1707-368-786 or visit brocket-hall.co.uk. Marco I...
"Elvis slept here." "Jane Russell played tennis there." Palm Springs hoteliers love to brag about the stars who spent two seconds under their roof. Most of the big names, of course, are long gone. Not so in Desert Hot Springs, 20 minutes up the ro...
If you want great food, go to the source: food festivals. These gatherings celebrate local fare at its freshest and purest, straight from the field to the table, prepared by grandmas in towns with names like Irmo, Indio, and LaBelle. We've eaten o...
In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a new home of crime in America, a new home of disease, bribery, corruption, crookedness, rape, w...
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...