Palm Springs Life Magazine April 2001

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ON THE COVER - Palm Springs Life features the magazine's adorable swimsuit couple relaxing in the gardens of Merv Griffin's Resort and Givenchy Spa. Photo by Ethan Kaminsky. Hair and makeup by Natalie Probst. Desert Homes & Gardens' cover features glass sculpture at the entrance of the home of Karen and David Lail at Bighorn Golf Club. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The cover of the Desert Guide features the plans for the new Agua Caliente Casino that opens this month in Rancho Mirage.


Book Excerpt: Palm Springs Weekend
By Alan Hess and Andrew Danish. Photography by Robert Polidori and Julius Shulman.
What is this fascination with Palm Springs' sense of aesthetics? A terrific new book from Chronicle, Palm Springs Weekend, explores the desert's unique style and reminds us again of how much we have here to treasure. And how important it all is to preserve.

The Accidental Nudist
By Stan Kent.
Is it really possible to check into one of our desert's naturist resorts and not know it? Of course not. Fortunately that didn't stop our author from spinning this amusing tale.

Swimsuit Fashion: Overdressed!
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
The desert has become one of the world's centers for clothing-optional resort living. But whatever will you wear? Here are some suggestions from our local swimsuit retailers. Shot on location at Desert Shadows Inn and Vista Grande Resorts in Palm Springs.

The Handsome Men Behind The Desert's Beautiful Women
By Michael Van Essen. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
The title says it all.


Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn.
Every year, Palm Springs Life co-sponsors the Tabletop Contest, along with our friends at the Fashion Group International; each year photographer John Waggaman tops himself with his elegant shots of the tables designed by our area's most creative designers. Take a look at this year's winners. Also: Susie Coelho writes a witty piece about surviving remodeling of your home, Ellen Hoffs suggests gardening tools you won't be able to live without, editor Penn interviews a Bighorn Golf Club couple who collects extraordinary Asian art and John Hussar tracks down some of the most expensive real estate transactions of the month.