CALIFORNIA Desert Escape: Time to Relax and Rejuvenate at La Quinta Resort

A girls’ weekend at California’s iconic La Quinta Resort & Club, includes tranquil spa treatments, upscale culinary experiences and chillin’ in a swanky new casita. As spring fever set in, I decided that a visit to La Quinta Resort & Club was called for and arranged a trip with my 14-yr. old daughter. After a stressful few months, we were both looking forward to a reprieve, away … [Read more...]

Mid-Century Madness in PALM SPRINGS

Collin Friscia hits the desert road to Palm Springs, searching for Modernism in Mid-Century architecture and the feeling of yesteryear that remains today. Gazing past the dashboard onto the open road, my girlfriend and I continue to follow Highway 111 as it winds along the base of Mt. San Jacinto’s sprawling peaks. We’ve escaped the city’s smoggy gridlock, as two-lanes of endless highway … [Read more...]

Palm Springs’ Riviera Resort Where Retro is Hip

Elvis rehearsed here. Marilyn kicked up her heels poolside. Sammy, Frank, and Dean serenaded a select few during intimate private gigs. Sonny escorted Cher and Phyllis Diller told a joke or two. Echoes of the past float around this desert gem, once the playground of the Rat Pack and company in the heyday of the 1960s. Today, all spruced up with a 70-million renovation, the Riviera Resort still … [Read more...]