Coachella Festival and the Arrival of Spring

The Coachella Festival arrives in the Desert this Friday April 15 through Sunday April 17 at The Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The event features over a hundred bands and this years headliners include Kings of Leon, Chemical Brothers, Arcade Fire, Kanye West and many,  many more.  High temperatures are forecast to be in the middle to high 90’s which means we have seen the last of our “cool” weather. We can put away the long sleeve shirts for the next 5 months.   The event has stages Continue reading →

Tennis Time In The Desert

The 2011 BNP Paribas Open has arrived in the Valley.  From March 7-20  The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will again host hundreds of  the greatest Tennis players in the world, including the top three players on both tours-Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki (No.1) Roger Federer and Vera Zvonareva (No.2) and Novac Djokovic and Kim Clijsters (No.3). One of the new additions for the players and fans this year will be the addition of “Hawkeye” replay technology and video displays on all match courts.  First round play Continue reading →

Jazz and Baseball

Well the Season is in full swing in our beautiful Desert and the weather is fabulous. Actually we have a “Cold Front” coming through this week which will force our daytime temperatures to “plummet” into the middle 60’s. Yikes! How will we survive? If you’ve never been to The IW Club and Restaurant in Indian Wells, now would be a great time. They are introducing “IW Jazz Cafe”, Thursday through Saturday evenings in February. The events will feature a number of jazz musicians and a Continue reading →

“Winter in the Desert”?

Seems funny to be talking about Winter here in our beautiful Coachella Valley when it’s 67 degrees and sunny outside. Meanwhile, the rest of the Country is battling rain, snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain and other assorted weather events.  How lucky we are to be in Palm Desert. There really is no better place to be. (This time of year!)  Of course in August this blog may take on an entirely different flavor. But for now,  life is great in the Valley. We don’t get the opportunity to Continue reading →

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