Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2009

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ON THE COVER - The Kaufmann House (detail) Palm Springs, 1957. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive Research Library at the Getty Research Institute.


10 New Rules of Real Estate
By Sheila Grattan.
Look for amenities and other perks in this buyer's market.

Revisiting the Kaufmann House
By Morris Newman. Photography by Scott Mayoral.
The delicate art of marketing Palm Springs' most-famous house.

Fashion Week El Paseo Wrap
Photography by Joseph Aaron, Adrianne Bonafede, Gary Bindman, Gregg Felsen, Lani Garfield, Brian Herman, Pat Krause, and Gerry Maceda.
Behind the scenes, at the tip of the runway, and in the mix of all the action at Fashion Week El Paseo, our photographers captured the excitement of Palm Desert's most popular event.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
The changing meaning of value.

By Janice Kleinschmidt.
El Paseo Plaza revival in Palm Springs; How to buy The Promontory; A patrol bomber lands at Palm Springs Air Museum; Three new books by local authors. Plus: Intelligencer.

By Steven Biller.
Samuel T. Adams reveals the poetic humor of our chaotic times.

By Pat Devereux. Photography by Andrew Yeadon.
In a speed test, the last U.S.- born-and-bred Viper silences European competitors.

By Ellen Paris.
Is your house still your best investment?

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

By Sherryl Nova.
Gain strength and pace yourself.


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.