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Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel

Friday, September 12th, 2008


The Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel of Southern California is one of the most elegant lodging facilities of its kind. Today, I wanted to share some basic information about this hotel to give some insight into one of the great travel offerings in this part of the country. If you appreciate luxury hotels, the Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel is a great option for you or your family when staying in Southern California.What makes the Viceroy Hotel so unique? I’m glad you asked. First, upon arrival most visitors are awestruck by the gorgeous setting of this impressive vacation property.

This hotel is so inspiring visually it seems like the place just popped right out of a Thomas Kinkade painting! Personally, I adore environments like this whether I am enjoying a leisurely vacation away from home or entertaining guests in my hometown.Just imagine lounging by the pool while taking in the luscious scenery. (Are you imagining yourself at the Pam Springs Viceroy Hotel yet? I certainly hope so.) Or, picture an unforgettable wedding for one of your family members. The Viceroy special events facilities can help you achieve an event production in Southern California that you will never forget!

In fact, many stars have stayed here in the past to relax and enjoy the Hollywood Regency mode of this spectacular hotel. Who knows which mega star you might run into during your stay or event at the Viceroy? In such a magical setting, the options are limitless.

One thing you are sure not to forget is the friendly and courteous hotel customer service. When was the last time you visited a hotel where the staff actually went above and beyond the basics? Well, from what I’ve gathered, the personable service at the Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel is very standard. Virtually everyone who visits this Southern California hotel notes the prompt service at the desk and in the valet.

The next time you are in the Southern California area, pay a visit to the Palm Springs Viceroy Hotel to see some one of the most impressive vacation destinations in the area.

Revitalization of Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Palm Springs Riviera Resort

A breath of fresh air is building momentum in Palm Springs, the location? The Riviera Resort & Spa. Already the largest hotel known for its beauty and splendor, they have undertaken an expansion and renovation project that is destined to deliver one of the most spacious and awe inspiring hotels in Palm Springs. Having invested well over $50 million dollars in the re-building and re-designing effort, the team is determined this new behemoth of hotels will carry their name proudly into the new millennium with a declaration of perfection in this year and far beyond.

Keeping in mind the new breed of traveler, the committee realizes that they need to provide amenities to entice even the most experienced of travelers, and they’ve done a fantastic job of it by providing spa packages and treatments that span the globe with multi-cultural treatments being administered throughout 22 treatment rooms. A new fitness center will satisfy any urges for more physical exertion, followed by relaxing in the encompassing lounge or off for the full salon treatment including full service hair and nails. For all those road weary tourists and visitors, the welcoming lights of the resort and spa will never go dim.

The variety is endless, allowing you to take your pick from over 400 amazingly superb rooms that ooze elegance and desert charm boasting spacious areas to give you a comfortable feeling while entertaining guests, or working in the ‘office’ area of your room. Offering wireless internet, TV’s, and various other work related amenities, keeping in touch with your business is still as simple as a phone call, email, or instant message. Separated into different areas, your suite gives you the option of selective actions throughout your day, whether it is work, relaxing, or entertainment. The larger suites allow for guest entertaining with the inclusion of various actual rooms in addition to a guest room, enabling you to enjoy company or peace in solitude.

Private balconies and patios give guests and visitors alike, a breathtaking view of the mountains that serve as a backdrop to the surreal gardens and lush greenery that are inter laid around the hotel. The committee has spared no expense or option when it comes to the design and the development of perfection with the addition of sprawling lawns and foliage that mark it as true gem, sparkling amid the serene tones of the surrounding desert. The landscaping aids in the appearance of an oasis in the midst of the stark beauty of the desert, mixing the hues and natural colorings to blend together in a natural wonder.

Sprawled over more than 45,000 square feet, the hotel will leave nothing to the imagination when the time comes to welcome its first guests. The rating of perfection stands strong coupled with their intense passion to maintain their hard earned reputation. Choosing the Riviera for your vacation, wedding, or other venue give you the guarantee of satisfaction, while enjoying the new definition of desert living, where living in comfort is the new level of enjoyment. If you looking for Palm Springs Real Estate while you are out in the desert, we would be glad to show you whats availible!

Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA

Having raised and successfully set the new bar for excellence, the Agua Caliente Casino proudly introduces their version of perfection. Completed in mid April of 2008, the spectacular hotel now offers accommodations in a variety of packages ranging from one night to multiple nights stays.

Each guest room is furnished with space and convenience in mind, allowing for ample room while invoking a sense of comfort and relaxation. Freshly ducted air is constantly circulated into each individual room, providing excellent climate conditions to suit your personal preferences. With the ushering in of a new standard, the staff is available at any hour to guarantee your satisfaction and enhance your overall experience at Agua Caliente Spa Resort Casino.

After settling in, indulge in a period of self pampering in the spacious bathroom and take your time to dress for dinner. Offering a choice of six different dining establishments, you can opt for a meal that suits your mood. The Steakhouse sets a tone for fine- dining, wine, and an upscale atmosphere, while the buffet style Grand Palms carries your taste buds on a sensory journey spanning four different cultures. For a mix of delightful renditions from around the world, the waters cafe’ is open 24 hours daily, seven days a week, and for those perfect deli cravings, a visit to the Poker Deli gives you an experience rivaled only by your stay at the hotel. More relaxed settings include the Wet Bar where you can relax poolside and enjoy the surrounding beauty, or the coffee house, Java Caliente, where your sweet tooth gets a rare treat.

World class action enables the casino to shake up the stakes with a guarantee of a hit by $100,000 on the Paradise Jackpot, beginning at $25,000. A variety of monthly promotions keep the ball rolling in the casino, with weekly slot tournaments, pool side social relaxation and interaction, and some of the hottest table games in Palm Springs.

Visit the poker room and double your jackpots, set a blazing trail in the Hot Water Craps game, and fall in love with Blackjack once again with the liberal rules, both single and double deck games parried with high and low limit games. The luxurious high-limit room enables access to some of the highest limits available in the valley, and guarantees you a winning chance.

The popular Sunstone Spa features over 10,000 square feet of luxury minded treatment rooms and a fitness center providing a solution for your exercise needs. A variety of specialty, full-service features include, but are not limited to:

  • Style, color, and design services for your hair.
  • Full pedicure/manicure services
  • Private label products available in custom scents for your skin care regimen.
  • Body treatments
  • Massage experiences
  • Varying therapy rooms for couples

So many more amenities are only a miniscule part of the overall experience of staying here. Join thousands of others that have discovered one of the best kept secrets in Palm Springs. Discover the desert in an entirely new way while re-discovering yourself and your passions. Be a part of something hot, something amazing… come be a part of Agua Caliente.

Palm Springs Cruisin Association

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Palm Springs Cruisin Association

Brought into existence 15 years ago by social interaction between a small number of people joined by their enthusiasm for cars, the Palm Springs Cruisin Association has grown from a small group to well over 100 club members and as many as 125 cars on average, at each monthly cruise. Started by Bob Hunt and Loren Orcutt as a means for connecting with other car enthusiasts, this association has grown in both size and reputation with their charitable fund raising activities. Known mainly for their annual benefits for the Bread of Life and Dr. Sebastian George Cancer Foundation charities, this group excels in their enthusiasm for helping mankind and their own community by hosting fund raisers geared at raising money for a number of valid causes.

The group activity schedule includes a monthly cruise night located on the corner of Calle Encilla and Amado at the exotic Spa Resort Casino gracing downtown Palm Springs. For a night of fun, friends, and an enjoyable atmosphere, these cruises are normally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month from September to June. Welcoming everyone and anyone, the collection of over 150 spectacular cars ranging from hot rods to corvettes, street rods to classic cars, and many more are available for free viewing, accompanied by a variety of activities that include the entire family.

Kids and adults alike are welcome to try their luck in the slot car racing, coloring and model car contests, and for those risky enthusiasts, a hula hoop contest lures contestants with the promise of fun and laughter. Interspersed between the entertainments that accompanies each cruise night are 50/50 drawings and a raffle, giving you a chance to help support the clubs endeavors to aid their fellow man.

A pit stop at their spectacular website gives you a variety of options to choose from through a list of click-able links that make user navigation a breeze. Leaving the competition in the dust, the club devotes an entire page to explaining their purpose driven continuity of a tradition started fifteen years ago, and provides numerous links for additional information or help, depending on your interest. The list of links includes, but is not limited to Hot Rod Hotline, Palm Springs Corvette Club, Dr. Torch Designs, and several others. For you enthusiasts looking for a sister site that offers more thrills, activities, and cars, the links page is designed entirely with you in mind.

Race over to the Members Rides page for a glimpse of the club members and their individual choices of motor masterpieces. Sporting a broad range of makes and models spanning a wide selection of the early years, these vehicles have been lovingly cared for, restored, and kept in mint condition with a meticulous dedication that can only be the result of being a die hard car enthusiast.

Even if you have no understanding of cars, attending one of these amazing events is a must-do, so grab your friends and family, visit the website for the Palm Springs Cruisin Association and get the date for the next monthly cruise night and become a part of something big, fun, and unforgettable.

If you are interested in crusin around Palm Springs and looking at some Real Estate, give us a call. We would be glad to help!

Taste of Palm Springs

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Taste of Palm Springs

Presenting a benefit for the Aids Assistance Program, Kahlua has created an awe inspiring event that guarantees an evening of up scale dining with a down home feel and a laid back atmosphere. From the music to the food, and the laughter to the exquisite wines, your enjoyment is imperative and nearly as much sought after as the profits that will go to an honorable cause. Providing financial support for the Aids Assistance Program is a means of caring for the community locally and the nation at large.Never ones to shy away from duty or helping the community, those that have organized this event are opening it to the public as a means of interacting not only with locals, but also with visitors from out of town or out of state.With an entrance fee of $45.00 per person, the evening promises a unique journey for your taste buds with culinary delights created with inspiration in some of the most popular restaurants around Palm Springs.

Leaving nothing to the imagination, the participating restaurants will give you a chance to experience a feast like no other as they cook and serve their way into your hearts. Some of the prospective restaurants expected to make available their savory dishes are ones such as the (more…)

Dinah Shore Nabisco Classic Golf Tournament

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Dinah Shore Nabisco Classic
Once again, in true Palm Springs fashion, the world is invited to partake in one of the most notorious golf tournaments. Boasting memories and traditions of the famous Dinah Shore, a talk show host who’s name was synonymous with daytime TV in the 70’s. She started a tradition with her golf tournament that became a well known and loved annual event that was open to women from all over. The 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship will feature more than’100 of the best women golfers in the world, including defending champion Morgan Pressel, 2007 Rolex Player of the Year Lorena Ochoa, 2007 Rookie of the Year Angela Park, Annika Sorenstam, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Natalie Gulbis, and Ai Miyazato, as well as the top-ranked amateurs in the country.’

Starting out as the Colgate Dinah Shore golf tournament in 1972, it rapidly morphed into a ‘happening’ event that anyone who was into golf even the slightest bit was seen there, sporting such players as Annika Sorenstam and Patty Lopez.’ Drawing in crowds of thousands, women flocked from far and near to fill the local hotels and casinos to overflowing.’ With the perfect, balmy weather and all the girls there to play,’the Palm Springs area’quickly


La Quinta Arts Festival

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta CATaking place in the southwest desert, framed by the beautiful Santa Rosa mountains is the location of the La Quinta Arts Festival. Home to one of the most notorious art displays in the southwest United States. Boasting the beauty of the surrounding desert adding to the attraction of the location as well as a splendid view of the mountains, locals swear almost no where else on Earth is quite as lovely.

The beauty of the desert is captured by the artists that have chosen to draw, paint, and create lovely works of art for display and sale, offering you a rare experience of seeing the world through their eyes. See the beauty of a pottery display that takes on a new meaning once you have


Big profits with Real Estate Flipping in Palm Springs

Friday, March 7th, 2008

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It is very easy to see that one of the very simplest ways to make money is in the Palm Springs real estate market by “flipping” properties. “Flipping” a home can be a very fast and effective way to earn a nice profit in a very short amount of time and can be done by just about anyone no matter what their real estate knowledge might be.

The real trick to “flipping” a home is looking for a home that needs to have some basic repairs done to it. You want to make sure that any repairs that need to be done to the home that you are looking to flip are only cosmetics so that you are not investing a ton of money into the property as that would eat away at your potential profit. You then make all the repairs yourself or locate a contractor that will (more…)

Palm Springs Windmills “Secrets of the Windmills”

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV’s Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the “Secrets of the Windmills” Photographer-David Pena

William Krisel Architect - A Legend in Palm Springs Architecture

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008


With the myriad of astounding architectural designs used in and around Palm Springs, it is obvious that some of the most notorious architects have lived or designed there. One of the more noteworthy ones being William Krisel, AIA of the firm Palm & Krisel which began it’s reign in 1924. Since 1954 William Krisel has been invariably building his fame and notoriety, literally, as a landscape architect and winning the hearts of many with his intriguing designs that have lasted over a duration of time. Some of his more popular designs have been used world wide as models for studies and instruction in the intricacies of modern architecture.

Over the course of his fifty-one year career, he is personally responsible for having designed well over thirty thousand domestic units in and around the Southern half of California. This incredible career began when he responded to an invitation from a close friend to design some houses in modern style which were to be named Royal Desert Palms. These distinguished homes are now referred to as Twin Palms due to the pair of Palm trees that accompanied each home. His resume contains such professionally designed buildings such as the Las Palmas Estates, the Sandpiper condominiums in Indian Wells and Palm Desert as well as numerous others. His reputation was rightly earned and it’s reach was far.


Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Monday, February 11th, 2008


Palm Springs, CA is truly becoming a city that never rests. Although this might seem contradictory to the general atmosphere in the scenic town, it has begun to define the majority of activities there. With something going on nearly every week, it comes as no surprise to announce another awe inspiring occasion.

This annual event has gained notoriety for the exciting mosaic of a multitude of architectural and design programs and events that are taking place in Palm Springs. This collaboration between some of the hierarchical seats of power in Palm Springs, such as the Palm Springs Historical Society, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, the Modernism Show, and the Palm Springs Art Museum is one sight you simply must see.

To attend this annual show is something to remember from the amazing sights to the splendor and grandeur of the scenic surroundings. With the focus set on architect and design, attendees are made privy to an awe inspiring collection of the old designs in conjunction with the new, bringing the past and the present into comparison to help re-invent Palm Springs and the beautiful history, both cultural and architectural. (more…)

Palm Springs Art Museum

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008


Like a breath of fresh air on one of the dog days of summer, the Palm Springs Art Museum comes close to being a once in a lifetime experience. Located in the desert surrounded by the arresting beauty of this strange world that appears on the outside to have no life, the museum was once a center focused on educating locals and tourists about the desert and it’s different moods. Completely unlike the traditional museum, the Palms Springs Art Museum ventures into another realm of reality, one that challenges your very senses to explain what is in front of you.

An excellent website for the museum enables you a wide variety of choices to view some of the most unusual displays that were produced by artists and arranged for the purpose viewing them. With colors and shapes, these artists that have supplied art to the museum that speaks many ideas, emotions, and portrayals. If you have found yourself slowly drifting away from nature, your help to regain that commune with yourself and the inner peace available for us all is possibly in these amazing displays. When acknowledged as works of art, (more…)

FEB 22-24 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions — Keith McCormick

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008


Located on North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs is the epitome of heaven for an exotic car buyer. For the past 22 years, English legend, Keith McCormick has made available some of the most highly sought after exotic cars and trucks. Best known and respected for his immaculate record for honesty and success, he has held a Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction twice a year, in November and February, in the hub of activity for Palm Springs — downtown. Set on the grounds of the fabulous Spa Resort Casino, the auctions draw a myriad of attendees from curious onlookers simply there to enjoy the people, location, and electricity in the air from the upbeat crowds to the serious die hard fans of exotic cars. Whatever you desire, there is something there for everyone.

Although Keith McCormick had achieved a level of notoriety in his homeland of Great Britain in 1981, it clearly was not enough for the hard driven self-made entrepreneur, he needed something more and his dream was to live in Palm Springs, California while focusing his attention on his family and exotic cars. Knowing far more than the average person about these vehicles, Keith went up against enormous odds (more…)

Palm Springs California

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Are you searching for some of the most spectacular cities located in the West? Your search may have just ended. You see, we have some exceptional properties available and some rock bottom prices too. I am confident that once you read about some of the fabulous cities in here in the California Desert you will fall in Palm Springslove. In the Coachella Valley, there are many great neighborhoods, in our most favorite area cities: La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Historic Palm Springs to name a few. In this series, I will spotlight some of the cities located here in the Coachella Valley.

The activity is here, and in the surrounding cities; where you will find some of the most fantastic entertainment ranging from weekly to annual festivals, read on to learn about some of these prize California towns have to offer you. Let’s take Palm Springs for example. Glorious Palm Springs is the hub of activity for most of the West, here you will find some history of our country that is truly amazing. Palm Springs began its existence as a residential living area around the late 1800’s after being growing to be a prevalent rest stop for the stagecoach lines. Halfway between New Mexico, and Los Angeles, this location was made famous in later years by renowned Hollywood actors and (more…)

Palm Springs and La Quinta California - The Whose Who of the Business World

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Palm Springs

It is just amazing the number of well-known business personalities that live here in Palm Springs and La Quinta.It seems everyone you meet is someone, and with all the celebrity status around here and in Palm Springs just a few miles away, it is neat that everyone just treats everyone else like regular folks. We do not have the paparazzi out trying to get pictures of everyone or anything like that here. When the big PGA golf tournament is in town, there are more famous people out cruising around town than one can count.

Still, it is just another day in Palm Springs - that is just the way things are around here. Folks are so very respectful, polite and the service is great, at all the businesses in town, as they never know who they might be waiting on. More Corporate Executives retire here than almost any other city in California, (more…)