Palm Springs Life Magazine March 2009

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ON THE COVER - Juan Carlos Obando’s beige double-layer chiffon dress with white pleated chiffon bodice. Stuart Weitzman sandals from Robert’s Fine Shoes in Palm Desert. Fashion photography by Garet Field Sells. Andalusia background photography by Scott Avra.


Shooting Star
By Jorie Parr.
Fashion Week El Paseo marquee designer Juan Carlos Obando follows the path to becoming one of America’s hottest couturiers.

Flights of Fantasy
Photography by Garret Field Sells.
As Juan Carlos Obando prepares to show his couture collection during Fashion Week El Paseo, we dream of his fashions floating over our beautiful desert.

Astonishing Andalusia
By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky and Jim Bartsch.
Simply stellar defines the lifestyle of this luxurious, Spanish-inspired community.

Poise and Passion
By Joel Drucker.
Ana Ivanovic seeks a repeat performance as winner of the tennis tournament formerly known as the Pacific Life Open.

Revisiting Modernism
By Jorie Parr.
A Desert Hot Springs artist sees his work as an extension of his architect father’s.


Auction Action
By Janice Kleinschmidt.
Serious — and not so serious — wine lovers find ‘lots’ of deals.


Editor’s Letter
By Steven Biller.
March heralds fashion and sport.

By Susan Stein and Janice Kleinschmidt.
Designer Nadya, golfing at the Kraft Nabisco tournament, a wine book club, rhinestone-studded glassware, home designers’ work on the runway, and more.

By Steven Biller.
Four artists, four El Paseo galleries, and four distinct styles.

In Store
By Susan Stein. Photography by Arthur Coleman.
Color, flowers, and precious stones make worthy complements.

By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.
Mercedes-Benz launches a speed demon.

By Ellen Paris.
Bernard Madoff’s scam teaches valuable lessons.

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

By Sherryl Nova.
New generation takes the lead.


McCallum Theatre Program

Desert Guide
Edited by Janice Kleinschmidt.
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.