Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2008

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ON THE COVER - The Crocker estate, Palm Springs. Photography by Mark Davidson.

Look at the Bright Sides
By Ellen Paris. Photography by Mark Davidson.
In the Coachella Valley, buyers and sellers can claim successful house transactions.

Soul in the City
By Scott Brassart. Photography by Mark Davidson.
Dave Johnston created a resort property from a 1920s Palm Springs estate. Now he's ready to turn it over to someone else.

Almost SoHo
By Jan Silver Maguire. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
A Rancho Mirage estate takes its kid-friendly cues from the big city.

Sweet Dreams
A new book celebrates the splendor of homes in the dramatic desert landscape.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
A silver lining on the desert real estate market.

By Janice Kleinschmidt and Carissa Haak.
Billy Yamaguchi and "feng shui beauty" in Rancho Mirage; Shields Date Garden in Indio updates the film Romance and Sex Life of the Date; American Male in Palm Desert gives grooming a measure of cool; Palm Springs students welcome a new arts program. Plus: Intelligencer.

By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.
"Aeroacoustics" allow you to hear your passenger in the new Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster.

By Janice Kleinschmidt.
Anthony Terlato builds on the past, with an eye on the future.

By Ellen Paris.
As long-term care costs rise, so does the cost of insurance.

By Sharon Apfelbaum.
San Diego's attractions cover the gamut, making it a top travel destination.

By Ann Japenga.
Fifty years ago, anthropologist Lowell Bean moved to the desert to live among the Cahuilla Indians.

Sand to Sea
By Gloria Greer.
The social circuit.

By Sherryl Nova.
Time to Restore Order.


Edited by Lisa Marie Rovito.
Annual home improvement issue.

Desert Guide
Edited by Kelly O'Connor.
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.