Palm Springs Life Magazine January 2007

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ON THE COVER - Patti La Belle. Photograph by Matthew Mendelsohn/Corbis.


LaBelle of the Ball
By Joan Page McKenna.
Patti La Belle sings from the heart at the annual black-tie gala benefiting Desert AIDS Project.

Inside Edition
By Howard Johns.
Revealing never-before-told stories of old and new Hollywood stars and America's captains of industry, Hollywood Celebrity Playground picks up where a controversial debut left off.

Premier Premiere
Photography by Frederick May. Wardrobe styling by Susan Stein.
How does a Hollywood starlet dodge the paparazzi? Even an escape to the Movie Colony Hotel affords her no private time.

Best New Restaurants of 2006
By Pamela Bieri. Photography by Jon Edwards.
The valley's finest new restaurants offer the cuisine scene an expansive repertoire.

Desert Springs Eternal
By Jan Silver Maquire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
A landmark Palm Desert resort undergoes a sleek next-generation transformation.

The Pro Circuit
By Tod Goldberg.
Pit yourself against famous golfers on their signature desert courses.


PSL Online
News from

Editor's Letter

First Takes
It's party time at the Palm Springs International Film Festival; Under the sun with Palm Springs' public art; Take 5 with makeup artist Judy Twine; Drinking it in with Pink Martini; Thinking inside the box with artist Brian Biedul; Swinging with Bing at Bing Crosby's Restaurant and Piano Lounge, Intelligencer and more!

By Mark Christensen. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.
Forget the HAL 9000. In the new Mercedes-Benz coupe, MOM takes you there cradled in comfort.

By Janice Kleinschmidt.
At M Modern Gallery, the lens turns toward celebrity photography.

By Janice Kleinschmidt. Photography by Taylor Sherrill.
The Judd family turns to wine after 150 years of farming.

By Ellen Paris.
Fractional jet ownership provides the perks of a private jet with fewer expenses and responsibilities.

Rear View
By Ann Japenga.
Desert hoarders preserve our history.

Special events and promotions.

Valley Observer
By Hank Stokes.
After the Elections. Who was kicked out of bed and who wasn't.

Sand to Sea
By Gloria Greer.
The social circuit.

By Sherryl Nova.
Optimism Rules the Day.


Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.
The kitchens issue.

Dine Out
Edited by Donna Curran.
A visually enticing look at many of the desert's best dining destinations.

McCallum Theatre
Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.
The season continues at the desert's premier performing arts venue.

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