Palm Springs Life Magazine September 2015 (Hardbound)

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ON THE COVER - We have two covers this month.
The Frank Sinatra cover was photographed by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.
The swimsuit cover is courtesy of Trina Turk, 891 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.


Let's Get Away From It All
By Stewart Weiner.
Palm Springs was the sanctuary for Frank Sinatra during the ups and downs of his career, through marriages, divorces, and deaths. And it all happened within these walls.

The Colbert Report
By Josh Sens.
PGA Tour veteran and Big Horn resident Jim Colbert gives the skinny on his favorite valley holes.

Call Of The Wild
Photography by Tom Brewster.
Cheryl Strayed's novel has drawn many hikers to the adventure of a lifetime.

The Real Steel
By Lisa Marie Hart.
Designing for the desert's climate, architect Donald Wexler created an aesthetic that will last for generations.

These Heels Aren't Made For Walking
By Emily Rapp Black.
In a traveling exhibit of women's shoes now at the Palm Springs Art Museum, this show asks an age old question: What does it mean to be well-heeled?

Seeking Shangri-La
Photography by Jiro Schneider.
In search of an oasis, they found a new horizon.


Publisher's Letter
This 38th edition of the Annual Desert Living issue celebrates the lives of some special valley residents and visitors.

The Front
• The Talented Mr. Hines
Onetime actor Billy Haines rose to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood ... it just wasn't in front of a camera.
• Blasts From The Past
Incorporating pieces from the past into a contemporary wardrobe breathes life into any closet.
• Genius At Play
A new book exposes the naked truth of Einstein's desert idylls.
• Hot Wheels
Sometimes driving in anger can make a person very happy.

The Back
• Home Grown
The Coachella Valley is known for its great produce. Why is it easier to buy grapes from Chile and tomatoes from Mexico?
• Palm Springs Lit 101
These 7 books are a must-have for any local, self-respecting coffee table.

Sherryl Nova's annual signs of the time.


Frasca Jewelers

Style Guide
This selection of chic fashion and home décor will make you and your home want to look their best.

Gallery Guide
World-class art in every imaginable medium draws admirers year-round from the valley and the world.

Desert Living
The valley's top professionals

The Guide
Edited by Arianna Menon.
The official guidebook of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everything you need to know about what's happening in the desert.