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Drew Davis Goes Whole Hog

While roast pig is the centerpiece at this chef’s alfresco feast, 
it’s friends and family who steal the spotlight.

Lizbeth Scordo 111 East, Restaurants

FOOD Chef Drew Davis is the first to admit he has little time to throw dinner parties. “Honestly, I don’t really have time to do anything, owning my own restaurant,” the 39-year-old says, referring to Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine, the Spanish-influenced Mediterranean eatery he owns in Rancho Mirage with his wife, Cynthia, and parents, Mark and Lecie Davis. So when he

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On Top of the World

This expansive, custom-built home at Mirada Estates in Rancho Mirage has a luxurious interior—and then there are those views.

Lawrence Karol Home & Design, Real Estate, Valley

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that the future owners of 45 Sky Ridge Road in Rancho Mirage will feel like they’re sitting on top of the world. Located in Mirada Estates, the nearly 6,600-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home enjoys panoramic views of the valley and was dubbed “Star Point”. You’ll not only feel like you’re close enough

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Wendy Roberts, M.D. — Top Doctors 2017

This doctor is an artist when it comes to turning back the clock.

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

Dr. Wendy Roberts knows 
she’s in the right place at the right time. “The Coachella Valley is unique in that it’s an older population, however, it’s getting younger. That’s a neat environment to work in and, for a dermatologist, very exciting,” she says, adding the array of technology available to her field is vast. “The toolbox is a big, big

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Jolly Good Eats

Fox & Fiddle serves up a modern twist of a pub during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Erin Peters Restaurants

A welcoming den, gorgeous bar, and turquoise, leather bar stools enables Fox and Fiddle California to bridge the gap between premium casual restaurant and a pub. This cozy, upscale modern pub is becoming a favorite haunt for diners at The River in Rancho Mirage. Fox and Fiddle California is also one of 28 new restaurants in the Coachella Valley participating

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Spa-ing is a Girls’ Best Friend

The lasting effect of a spa visit goes beyond beauty as summer approaches.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

Chocolates and flowers are sweet treats, but either they last too long (calories!) or not long enough (droopy petals!). During the month of May, the best and most loved gifts are those found within the sparkling walls of the desert’s top spas —scrubs, massages, wraps, facials and mani-pedis to polish, de-stress, beautify, and provide a heaping boost of self-confidence as

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Bravos for Placido Domingo’s Show and VIP Dinner, March 27, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

“King of Opera” Placido Domingo and renowned soprano Ana María Martínez dazzled spectators at The Show at Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, part of the annual Palm Springs Life Festival. The duo performed with the L.A. Opera Orchestra conducted by Grant Gershon. Domingo performed arias from La Traviata, Franz Lehár’s “Dein is Mein Ganzes Herz” from The

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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

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

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The Ford Escape

A couple revives the Rancho Mirage fantasy estate built by President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford.

Kent Black Home & Design, Real Estate

When John McIlwee and Bill Damaschke bought the Rancho Mirage home of the late President Gerald and Betty Ford, they didn’t become the home’s owners. They became its stewards. It was 1976. President Gerald Ford and his family left Washington, D.C., the White House, and his defeat in the recent presidential elections by populist Democrat Jimmy Carter. It may have

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Iconic Desert Restaurant Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Celebrates 15-Year Milestone! April 23, 2017

Site Staff Social Scene

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, an iconic gastropub and barbecue destination in Rancho Mirage, marked its 15th anniversary April 22. A day later, Babe’s celebrated the benchmark with staff, friends, family, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce directors, and invited guests including the late founder’s daughter, Cathe Callender. Founder Don Callender passed away in 2009.

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6 Best Hotel Gyms in Greater Palm Springs

Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you have to skip a workout.

Karen Graninger Hotels & Resorts

Whether vacationing or in town on business, many of us want to maintain our workout schedule. Here are six gyms in hotels across Greater Palm Springs that provide plenty of options to keep your body and mind in balance. And you may just discover a new activity to add to your regime. In addition to state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovascular