Palm Springs Life Magazine May 2013

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ON THE COVER - Cyndi Lauper. Photography by Gavin Bond


Dream Houses
By Carolyn Patten.
Spectacular views, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities inspired six of the last year's greatest home sales.

Bob Hope on the Market
By Steven Biller. Photography by Brian Thomas Jones.
The entertainer's Southridge house - a Palm Springs landmark - is for sale for the first time.

"We Thought of Ourselves as One Community'
By Sheila Grattan. Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society and Palm Springs Life archives.
Distinguishing the historic neighborhoods of Palm Springs offers residents a sense of pride and privilege.

Still Having Fun
By Greg Archer.
Grammy winner, civil rights crusader, and Broadway powerhouse Cyndi Lauper returns to Palm Springs for an evening under the stars.

The Long Road to the Perfect Short Game
By Judd Spicer Photography by Raymond Shadman.
Propelled by his family's name, Dave Stockton finds his groove in teaching and enjoying the desert lifestyle.

Swinging With the Pros
By Judd Spicer Photography by Marc Glassman.
An all-star cast instructs golfers at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells.

Top Women in Business Awards
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Fashion Week
By Steven Biller, Mona de Crinis, and Joan Page McKenna.
Photography by Adrianne Bonafede, Gary Bindman, Gerry Maceda, Greg Peterson, and Dylan White.
Fashion Editor: Susan Stein
El Paseo Remix Local March madness put lovers of the latest in clothing and accessories on cloud nine.


Editor's Letter
By Steven Biller.
How real estate got its groove back.

By J. Everette Perry.
Mother's Day by the numbers, Q&A with actress Samantha Ressler, and the desert's lone Craftsman home goes on the market.

By Carolyn Patten. Photography by Raymond Shadman.
Janice Lyle takes the reins at Sunnylands.

By Lawrence Karol Photography by J. Everette Perry.
Tommy Bahama: hooked on a feeling.

By Steven Biller and James Powers.
Inspired jewelry by Temple St. Clair, quarter-share ownership at The Residence Club at PGA West, and Seven Lakes Country Club celebrates 50 years.

Market Watch
By Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald.
Homeowners gain influence in the desert real estate market.

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

By Sherryl Nova.
Your best bet: yourself!


Coldwell Banker
An at-a-glance chart of Coachella Valley country clubs and their golf courses.

Desert Guide
Edited by Ebony March.
Where to stay, play, and eat in the Greater Palm Springs area.