Palm Springs

What's up for next weekend: an Elvis fest, Pride in Santa Barbara and a Big Bear Air Fair will keep you running

From Elvis to LGBTQ mariachis to protecting Southern California lands, next weekend has a lot going on.<p><b>Garden Grove</b><p>Are you lonesome tonight? Don’t be: The 18th Elvis Festival features tribute artists; Elvis, Priscilla and Ann-Margret impersonators; Elvis art; a King of Cadillacs Car Show (passenger …


The 13 Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2017

While the gang at PB HQ enjoys their annual summer break, let’s look back on the past few months and highlight the best of celeb summer bag picks. …


Darkening skies over Sacramento not just from eclipse

In ancient times, the Greeks believed a solar eclipse was a sign the Gods were angry and meant the beginning of disasters and destruction.On Monday, …


Dazzling 1970s Palm Springs oasis seeks $1.45M

Sunken living room alert<p>The desert is hot, but this four-bedroom house in Palm Springs is very, very cool. Designed in 1978 by architect Hal Lacy, it has all the groovy bells and whistles one might hope for in a home of this period, namely a sunken living room, an amazing atrium, and more than one …


Remembering Elvis: How You Can Stay in The King’s Estate

<b>* This week marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death</b> <b><br>* Commemorate The King and stay in his former LA estate</b> <b><br>* Travel two hours to Palm</b> …

Elvis Presley

A turbulent, rolling boil in Banning Pass

Most of my private pilot training took place in Southern California, and mostly in San Diego. Given the population of people near the coast in SoCal …


Mansion Global Daily: The Most Expensive Home in the Hamptons, Equity Rich Homes on the Rise, and More

Mansion Global’s daily round-up of the latest luxury real estate news from around the world<p>Move over Los Angeles, New York state just got a …

Real Estate

Before & After: Palm Springs Party Pad Becomes a Sleek Retreat

Palm Springs love<p>When Marc Walters of Portland decided to buy a vacation home in sunny Palm Springs, he was looking for a respite from the …


New Winery Hopes to Make Old School Wine Cool Again With a Modern Tasting Room

Ashes & Diamonds opens next month with a distinctly Millennial vibe<p>A new Napa winery called <b>Ashes & Diamonds</b> hopes a younger generation of wine drinkers will take a shine to an older generation of Napa wines, and to provide a sample, will open its new-school tasting room next month. Located off …


Pouty’s Rachel Gagliardi Embraces Her Alter Ego With Her New EP

‘Saint Mary of the Moods’ is out now<p>Last year, Rachel Gagliardi found herself in the midst of chaos. From personal loss to needing a change of scenery, the former Slutever member found herself looking to make a change. Instead of focusing on the shifting and moving of things, Gagliardi found …

David Bowie

Attention: Cher Dropped A Demented Bop Called “Ooga Boo”

<b> Cher's NSFW Twitter Accident</b> Cher is taking a break from Twitter after accidentally retweeting a penis. MORE >><b>Cher</b> is the only diva that could get …


Ikeahacking turned pro: the aftermarket cabinet-doors of Semihandmade

Semihandmade started out as a Los Angeles cabinetmaker called "Handmade," but when they got a commission to design aftermarket doors for a cheap and …

Cory Doctorow

‘Modernist-inspired’ sustainable community will bring 1,150 new homes to Palm Springs

An on-site golf course will be turned into olive groves and walking trails<p>Palm Springs has already embraced the tiny home trend; now it’s putting its own spin on the push to produce eco-friendly housing by welcoming a 300-acre sustainable community called Miralon.<p>Miralon will feature 1,150 …


The 23 most relaxing vacation destinations in the world

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>August 15 is International Relaxation Day, and while the whole point of taking a vacation is to unwind, there are many resorts, retreats, and even entire cities known for their focus on health, wellness, and, of course, relaxation.</b>• <b><br>Via Yoga offers yoga and surf-themed retreats in</b> …

Costa Rica

What to Know About Palm Springs’ New Kimpton Hotel Project

All the dining options at the desert area’s tallest new building<p>As the culinary scene continues to, well, heat up in Palm Springs, Eater has scoop on the latest additions: a quartet of restaurants and bars at the upcoming Kimpton Rowan, a 153-room hotel anchoring the big new downtown redevelopment …


Presidents Play Golf Because They Are Powerful, Rich Men

Gerald Ford is only nine weeks removed from the White House, but it might as well be light-years.

Coachella Valley

Elvis's bodyguard on joining his Memphis Mafia: 'I thought, this guy is crazy'

<i>Elvis’s bodyguard Dick Grob remembers the day the King came to his wedding in 1973</i><p>This was the day Elvis Presley came to my wedding, on 11 December 1973. I’d met him six years earlier when I was working for the Palm Springs Police Department and he’d just married Priscilla. He rented a house for …


Best Wedding Destinations in the West

Santa Fe, NM<p><b>Why here:</b> This high-desert destination is an art-lovers fantasy suite, with centuries-old adobe architecture, Native American markets, …

Coachella Valley

Trump Should Learn From Ford: Going on Vacation While at War Is Not a Good Look

A presidential vacation can sit badly with a country in the grip of hard times.

Santa Barbara Is the LA Road Trip You Need to Be Taking

Skip Palm Springs and go to the beach instead.<p>Photographs by<p>If you’re visiting L.A. and high off the joy that comes with renting a car, you might get the idea to take a road trip. <i>Maybe I’ll go to Palm Springs</i>, you think, trendily. But the secret about Palm Springs is that the only things to do …

Road Trips

I Copied Kim K & Her Sisters’ Instagrams For My Vacay Pics & Here’s What Happened

Here’s the deal: I went on vacation to a trendy Palm Springs resort, and I didn’t want to come home with a bunch of lackluster Instagram pics. So, I …


Stay in President Trump’s childhood home for $725 a night — or check out these 5 other celeb pads on Airbnb

POTUS’s former Queens home sleeps 20 people<p>Come for the novelty, stay for the cardboard cutout of Donald.<p>A new Airbnb listing lets you stay in …


What Really Can Go Wrong When You Rent Your Place on Airbnb

Does opening up your home to strangers sound scary? I'm here to tell you that's it's worth the leap of faith. For the past year, I've rented my San …


3 brand-new sites for big travel savings

When it comes to travel, every dollar saved is crucial for a much-needed vacation to be within reach. There are several new ways of saving this …


Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World

​It's always a subjective thing when we try to come up with a list like this, and it can never be more than a personal choice. These choices that …


My Bonanza is a time and dimension machine

Bonanza N3255V, born in 1947, is the machine that allows us to enter a world that I still struggle to get my head around. It is a world of possible …

Pacific Northwest

From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?

Do not adjust your hearing aids: That persistent buzz is just the chatter surrounding “Silver Foxes” — the gently ballyhooed “gay reboot of ‘The …


All The Times Barack Obama Lived His Best Life Since Leaving The White House

From kitesurfing in the Caribbean to taking pictures of Michelle on a super yacht<p>It's now been around eight months since the 44th president left the Oval office and Donald Trump was sworn in. For those who miss Obama being the serving president, both at home and abroad, it also comes with the …

Celebrity News

By 2100, SoCal could see average summer temps in triple digits

<i>A view of the Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city on May 31, 2015.; Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images</i>Jacob MargolisSea levels …

Climate Change

Backyards can serve as close-to-home getaways, or shelter for neighbors

Our backyard sanctuaries represent an increasing investment in amenities, and in community.

Coachella Valley