Palm Springs Life Magazine December 2013

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ON THE COVER - Lucid Stead, by Phillip K. Smith III, in Joshua Tree. Photography by Steve King.


Bohemian Rhapsody
By Ann Japenga. Photography by Tom Brewster.
On the outskirts of Palm Springs, boasting one of the best mountain views in America, Snow Creek draws artists and eccentrics who must continually protect the village.

The Last Goodbye
By Matthew Link. Photography courtesy The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.
The news hit like a roundhouse to the gut: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies will end its inspired run after 23 seasons.

Art of the City
By Steven Biller.
Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society and
Palm Springs Life archives.
Early landscape painters propelled the Palm Springs artists' colony and transformed the area into a destination for the creative set.

Our Top Dentists
Here are the 64 best dentists and specialists in the Coachella Valley, as selected by their peers.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
A season of art celebrates past and present.

The Front
Edited by Ashley Breeding.
- Wine & Spirits
Present your party host with sweet sips this holiday season.
- Gifts
Surprise your mate with one of these "it" gifts of the season.
- Cameo
Attorney Mary Lehman gears up for the next big fight.
- Cameo
American fashion designer David Meister reveals his sartorial secrets.
- Design
Workshop Kitchen + Bar turns on the industrial chic.
- Fashion
Randy Willard creates custom ensembles that reflect his clients' personalities.

Home of the Month
Entertain family and friends at this spacious Rancho Mirage estate.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
Fed actions shake out speculators, while market remains vital.

By Ellen Paris.
Baby boomers face a new set of rules for retirement.

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

By Sherryl Nova.
In the age of change, be true to you.


Edited by Steven Biller.
Artists converge on High Desert Test Sites; Palm Springs Art Museum celebrates 75 years; winemaker Justin Baldwin reveals his passion for collecting; and a comprehensive calendar of gallery and museum exhibitions, theater and music performances, book readings, and lectures on architecture and design.

The Guide
Edited by Joan Page McKenna.
The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everything you need to know about what's happening in the desert.