outstanding in the field

Astounding in Their Field

How a dedicated chef and artist led a world of foodies to the fields.

Lizbeth Scordo 111 East, Restaurants

FOOD By now, any foodie worth his weight in black truffle salt knows all about farm-to-table fare and pop-up dinners. But the idea of combining the two — creating a feast focused on seasonally inspired ingredients sourced from farms where guests would actually dine — was rather novel when artist and chef Jim Denevan first attempted it in 1999. Denevan,

splash house

5 Tracks to Get You Hyped for Splash House

The first weekend, June 9-11, brings DJs spinning at three Palm Springs hotels for three times the fun.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

The DJs will spin their music at three Palm Springs hotels, providing three times the fun for the first weekend of Splash House, June 9-11. A second weekend is slated Aug. 11-13, at the same three hotels. Coachella’s stepchild festival is bringing heart-thumping music poolside for the fifth year. Big Gigantic performed on day one of the Coachella Valley Music

housing

The Real Deal

Has the Coachella Valley 
finally recovered
 from the real estate free fall of 2011? 
There may be reason 
for cautious 
optimism.

Mona de Crinis Real Estate, Valley

Coachella Valley’s housing market presents a complex tapestry threaded with often unpredictable conditions and a richly mottled inventory reflective of nine cities with nine singular temperaments. Woven into this delicate fabric are key qualities specific to valley real estate — distinctive architectural styles, diverse lifestyles, comparative affordability, and a global reputation as a resort destination — that provide resilience and

Coachella Ferris Wheel

7 Most Memorable Moments of Coachella 2017

From Radiohead’s bout with aliens to a sing-along of Lion King with composer Hans Zimmer, Weekends 1 and 2 packed a major punch.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

You may not initially think that the sound going out on the massive main Coachella 2017 stage would be a great moment (more like three excruciatingly long moments), but a lesser artist might have folded and left the stage for good in disgust.  This happened to me at Lalapalooza during The Breeders in 1994 in San Diego, after some moron

dreamcar

Dreamcar Brings New Sound to Coachella

No Doubt members and AFI frontman help create a New Wave-inspired supergroup just beginning to be heard by loyal fans.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Formed in 2014, No Doubt members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young have teamed up with goth-punk AFI frontman Davey Havok to form Dreamcar. Their self-titled, ’80s-influenced 12-song debut album is due out May 12. They will follow-up their appearance at the Coachella Valey Music and Arts Festival with a show April 22 during Weekend 2. Palm Springs Life

honne

Honne Makes Inaugural Appearance at Coachella

James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck say artists like Kendrick Lamar have influenced their music, which is making its debut at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Erin Peters Arts & Entertainment

Imagine attending one of the biggest music festivals in the world for the first time — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — traveling halfway around the world to do so, and it’s the same year you’re taking the stage. With soulful, languid vocals, seductive lyrics and funky, silky synths, Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher as Honne bring old school,

Coachella Festival

Reelin’ in the Years

… and what a long, strange fest it’s been.

Geoff Boucher Arts & Entertainment

What does a visionary look like? There are all kinds of visionaries and their shared common trait is not the way they look. It is the uncommon ways in which they see. But if pressed for an answer, I would say from personal experience that a visionary might be a soft-spoken guy in a black ball cap who sees an

music muses

Feel the Music

It’s springtime and the desert hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music 
... and the muses who inspire it.

Site Staff Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Rebecca wears the Adore Safari embellished pocket dress by OTT, $780, www.byott.com; and AMI Clubwear nude gladiator sandals, $39.99, www.amiclubwear.com. Kerry wears the Fat Kathy Ganja dress by OTT, $600, www.byott.com; and Marc O’Polo brown leather sandals, $120, www.marc-o-polo.com. Rebecca Quinn wears the blossom-print Buttercup dress by OTT with strappy back and bead detailing at the hems, $750, www.byott.com. Kerry

tourism

Transformational Tourism

When they come to play and decide to stay, visitors have a positive impact on the workforce.

Lisa Marie Hart Vision

The thought strikes often and in so many places — bouncing to electronica inside Coachella’s Sahara Tent, eating street tacos at Saguaro’s El Jefe, chilling at a DJ pool party at the Ace Hotel, imbibing at a Modernism Week cocktail soiree, zooming around a race track in Thermal, floating in a tepid mineral pool, or wading by the 40-foot waterfall