Palm Springs Life Magazine December 2011

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ON THE COVER - Peter Gallagher. Photography by Andrew Brucker


"I Was Personally Touched'
By Linda Mears Hardie.
After seeing AIDS devastate New York's theater scene in the 1980s, actor and 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards honoree Peter Gallagher devoted himself to the cause.

It Takes A Village
By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society.
Palm Springs' downtown started 75 years ago as one woman's vision to create a shopping/living development dubbed La Plaza.

The Elements of Gracious Living
By Kimberly Nichols. Photography by Charles White.
Fine food, fashion, and design round out an elegant evening at a Tuscan-inspired country club home.

Our Top Dentists
Here are the 59 best dentists and specialists in the Coachella Valley, as selected by their peers.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
A season for entertaining.

By Janice Kleinschmidt and Ellen Paris.
The grandeur of abalone, Fred Fern, and more.

By Jorie Parr.
Colored diamonds distinguish custom designs.

By Ellen Paris.
Passion comes before profit when investing turns to collections.

The Social Life
By Gloria Greer.
Parties, openings, fundraisers, and other events.

By Sherryl Nova.
Celebrate the harvest as consciousness grows.


Desert Guide
Edited by Mona de Crinis.
The official guidebook of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority.

Edited by Steven Biller.
Backyard Oasis, L.A. artists and Broadway shows in the desert, and a complete visual and performing arts calendar.