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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

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17th Annual Dr. George Car Show

Dr. George Car Show

Presented by the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association, the Dr. George Car Show is in its 17th year and has grown to be the largest one day car show in California. With 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Desert Cancer Foundation, it included 1,000 vehicle entries and is held on the lush grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

For over twenty years, the Desert Cancer Foundation has provided financial support to patients and their families without insurance. Each dollar donated has equals to approximately $7 worth of services.

In 2018, The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association donated  $77,000 to the non-profit Desert Cancer Foundation.

In addition to its size it is also the longest running car show in the Coachella Valley.

Dr. George Car Show

The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association is a non-profit organization that includes over 400 members. For this event, 150 volunteers participate in facilitating the car show which includes numerous vendors, a raffle and silent auction. The event is always free and the cost of parking was $5. At the point of entry club members ask for donations from spectators.

The car show is open to all collector vehicles. In the first year there were 375 entries. Only a few years later the association had to create a cut-off at 1,000 entries after growing exponentially.

This all-volunteer project has raised over $845,000 for the Desert Cancer Foundation, which Dr. Sebastian George co-founded prior to his tragic death in 2002. PSCA Club members work year around, planning this amazing show. With the pristine setting of the Tennis Gardens, car owners line up to show their vehicles on the lush green grass. The goal for 2019 is to reach the $100,000 mark for the annual contribution. this contribution will provide approximately $1mm in care and support for cancer victims.

For more information on the 17th Annual Dr. George Charity Car Show, visit the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association website.

The 2019 Dr. George Charity Car show will take place on February 9th with gates opening to the public from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival
January 3 – 14, 2019
Various Locations Throughout Palm Springs Area
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Red Carpet Night is Thursday, January 3rd at the Palm Springs Convention Center and marks the official kick-off for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This annual event has become known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards.  Each year the eyes of world cinema are on Palm Springs and the newest film-making talent, where masters of the cinema come together to celebrate the art of film.  This is the 30th year for the film festival and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The screening portion of the Festival will run January 4 – 14. 

FILM SCHEDULE – Partial List
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk

Roma

The Palm Springs International Film Festival’s signature showpiece event – and by far our biggest fundraiser – is the annual Film Awards Gala. This dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent kicks off Awards season each year, and takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars.

This is an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as we roll out the red carpet and welcome the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year.

FRIDAY, JANUARY  4, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Shirkers
Mademoiselle de Joncqu…
Bathtubs Over Br…
General Magic
Ghost Fleet

The Wife
Diane 
Socrates
The Last Color
Museo

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019
Yomeddine

Garry Winogrand: A…
Bathtubs Over Br…
The Biggest Little…
Shut Up and Play…

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019
The Grizzlies

What Will People Say
The Upside
Buck Run

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019
Capernaum

Birds of Passage
Winter Flies 
The Guilty
Burning

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
Never Look Away

Girl
Everybody Knows
Cities of Last Things
Birds of Passage

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
The Wedding Guest

Wild
The Angel
The Boys of St. Vincent 
The Realm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019
Legend of the Demon Cat

Making Montgomer…
Destroyer
One Last Deal
The Etruscan Smile

FRIDAY,JANUARY 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Into t…

Sofia
The Standoff at…
Toman 
Papi Chulo
Diamantino
Head-On
We Are the Heat

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
Leto

Hotel Mumbai
Amazing Grace
The Imposter Prince
Fast Color
New Voices, New Visions 2019

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
Bel Canto

Ladies in Black | Cl…
Riot
Closing Night Gala
Closing Night Gala tickets include a ticket to the screening at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School and entry into the reception afterwards at the Hilton Hotel. | Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves.
Closing Night Gala | Ladies in Black
Who Will Write Our…
Carmen & Lola

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
Best of the Festival Screenings – TBA

Restaurant Week 2018

Attention All Foodies…  It’s Restaurant Week 2018!

Restaurant WeekDon’t miss this 17 day Dining Extravaganza during Restaurant Week.  Each year as the summer heats up, local restaurants across the valley come together to host Restaurant Week benefiting FIND Food Bank.   Each restaurant has something special to offer, ranging from 3-course pre-fix menus, discounts on wines,  Chef’s Choice Dessert Specials, to Dining Credits with hotel stays.  Here’s a great way to try some of the desert’s top restaurants at a discount and help a local charity at the same time.

Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort
The ‘spot’ in the Coachella Valley to find: award-winning cuisine from an expert culinary team, creative craft cocktails, extensive wine list and spirit selections, craft beers and friendly service. Located within walking distance from four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, the Indian Wells Golf Resort is ideal for golf tournaments, group outings, dream wedding ceremonies and receptions and especially family weekend getaways.

Wally’s Desert Turtle
“A California Dining Destination” – Wally’s Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage supports ranches, farms, and fisheries committed to the smart-stewardship of the planet through sustainable, earth-friendly, and ocean-friendly practices. Executive Chef Pascal Lallemand brings his culinary experiences to the desert offering a refreshed and re-imagined take on Modern California Cuisine. The finest local ingredients, classic service, and exceptional surroundings always make for a great night out at Wally’s Desert Turtle.

WorkShop Kitchen + Bar
The kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although “Americana” may best describe the style of food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill and custom sous-vide station. The bar looks mostly to American classics and focuses on researched ingredients and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market’s availability and tend to rock.

Zin American Bistro
The little neighborhood restaurant where they know who you are, greet you warmly, and serve you satisfying foods that change with seasons and define regional, homey, French cuisine.

Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Club
Offering one of the Desert’s most unique and affordable settings for hosting guests. Private parties are available on the patio and in the dining room. Full catering service available.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
Known for its exceptional food, generous portions, friendly service, and electrifying live music, Vicky’s of Santa Fe is one of the desert’s favorite dining and live entertainment destinations. It’s where to go and who to know in Indian Wells. Serving the best American cuisine of prime steaks, fresh seafood and an extraordinary selection of California wines. An inviting bar and music lounge with local and nationally known musicians appearing nightly. Vicky’s also accommodates private dining and special events up to 100 guests.

Solano’s Bistro
A chef owned and operated restaurant in Old Town La Quinta. Dine inside or out, browse local artists’ creations, and feel like part of the family while enjoying delicious creations.

State Fare Bar + Kitchen at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
State Fare Kitchen pays tribute to California’s prized harvest and ingredients, inspired by offerings from the finest purveyors in the Coachella Valley, inland Southern California and the Pacific coast. Presenting the best of California for daily breakfast, lunch and supper, the restaurant provides a fresh and creative California menu, a lively chefs’ display kitchen, a chef’s table and private dining room. The restaurant is highlighted by a choice of settings from intimate to lively, including a fireplace “snug”, private dining rooms, relaxed fireside patio dining and expansive terraces overlooking gardens and pools.

Rockwood Grill at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
A sophisticated all-day dining venue featuring an upscale-casual menu of diverse American classics. Made from scratch daily from locally sourced ingredients, the dishes are expertly prepared and served in an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and sophistication.

Schnitzelhaus Palm Desert
Enjoy homemade German food together with a beer in this traditionally furnished restaurant.

Roy’s Restaurant
Award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi brings to Rancho Mirage his Hawaiian-fusion food from the heart. Bold flavors, food friendly wines, aloha service. Groups up to 100.

533 Viet Fusion
Palm Springs’ favorite fusion eatery has upgraded its 90-seat restaurant to feature a bold new entrance and casual lounge area with loveseats and a large communal table. Adding an impressive cocktail and beverage bar, 533 Viet-Fusion now has a dedicated 10-seat spring roll bar presenting guests with front row seats as chefs prepare fresh spring roll varieties. 533 Viet-Fusion’s new spaces feature handpicked pendant lighting, reclaimed farmwood tables, a neutral backdrop with accents of bright blue and orange, and the inclusion of a carefully curated selection of Vietnamese landscape photography.

A|C|3 Restaurant + Bar
The hottest new restaurant featuring Chef Andrew Copley’s passion for new American cuisine with unique, global twists on classic dishes.

Acqua California Bistro at The River
he Keller family returns to The River with Acqua California Bistro featuring the finest modern California cuisine from multi award-winning Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs. Acqua features expanded dining areas, new River-view seating, a remodeled outdoor patio, and the new River Room, a private dining experience like no other for private parties, corporate events and special occasions. Join them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, outstanding prix fixe feasts, or the all day/night happy hour at the bar. Generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients and a dash of innovation from a talented team.

Al Dente Trattoria Toscana & Bar
A quaint cucina with a decidedly European atmosphere. Everything is homemade with the freshest of ingredients beginning with flavorful antipasti, salads and a variety of soups. Your pasta course features an incredible array of sauces with a Tuscan flair, such as a simple Aglio e Olio – fresh garlic and olive oil – to the succulent Frutti di Mare – calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels in tomato sauce, or Quatro Formaggi, a four-cheese sauce to die for.

Alebrije Bistro Mexico
Alebrije proposes clarity of flavor and quality of ingredients, together with the new contemporary Mexican techniques, from the platform of a restaurant that perfectly integrates the dynamics of the kitchen / service. It is the gastronomic tradition of Mexico, updated, and combined with a special wine list that offers wines from Mexico and Latin America and that complements the flavors and textures of our cuisine

Az’ucar at La Serena Villas
Tucked away inside the beautiful La Serena Villas, Azucar features a modern spin on Tapas and Mediterranean plates.

Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club
Re-live the atmosphere of what dining used to be. Stop by for martinis, supper and a swingin’ lounge act. Transport yourself to a time when nothing else mattered – except for being cool. Classic American dishes are created using modern cooking techniques. Committed to only the freshest ingredients, the produce and meats are sourced locally and sustainable whenever possible.

bluEmber at Omni Restaurant Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Showcasing the region’s rich harvest in a setting that exudes the sun-drenched charm of the Desert and the relaxed elegance of Southern California. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cafe Des Beaux-Arts
A premiere Parisian-style restaurant. The menu features an outstanding selection of fine French entrees such as duckling a l’orange, roasted rack of lamb provencal, savory crepes and salads. The climate-controlled outdoor patio has a Parisian ambiance and is the ideal spot to people-watch and enjoy the desert lifestyle. The elegant bar with its balance of cozy booths and a U-shaped copperplate bar top is where you will find a delectable “small bites” menu and features live entertainment two nights a week.

Castellis Restaurante
Enjoy the stylish music of Patrick Tuzzolino while sipping a brandy or cappuccino Romano. Pasta, veal, seafood, beef, and chicken specialties. Extensive wine list and full bar. Open nightly. Enclosed patio.

 

Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine
Mediterranean themed restaurant, bringing forth tastes from Spain, Italy and California. Catalan firmly believes in creating an exceptional farm-to-table dining experience through the utilization of the finest ingredients the season has to offer. Chef Drew Davis is proud to support local farmers and fishermen by sourcing local when possible, as well as incorporating Spanish imported ingredients to build the authenticity of the restaurant’s Tapas and signature dish, Paella Mixta.

Chicken Ranch
Good food is simple. It starts with great ingredients sourced from local farms who apply sustainable, eco-friendly standards to their craft. Chicken Ranch rotisserie chicken, crisp, delicious salads and savory, succulent sides are prepared carefully and artistically, with respect to seasonal ingredients, flavors and seasonings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Paseo Fashion Week 2018 in Palm Desert

El Paseo Fashion Week

El Paseo Fashion Week 2018 hits the catwalk March 17-26 to showcase the latest fashions from some of the biggest designer brands in the world, featuring star-studded runway shows, exclusive trunk shows, and more. Now in its 13th year, this highly-regarded event consistently draws tens-of-thousands of people and accounts for an economic boost for charity each year!

This premier fashion event offers a platform for both renowned and emerging designers to showcase their work and connect with an audience through one of the most individualistic and expressive art forms: style. After all, we are what we wear.

El Paseo Fashion Week

El Paseo Fashion Week attracts audiences from all walks of life. Here, the local business man or woman, the stay at home, the jet-setter, and even the fashion-savvy college student can explore the world of fashion in one place. The cocktail receptions, trunk shows, meet and greets, and more are meant to further inspire and transform participants while also highlighting the sophistication and luxury of the desert.

The Gardens on El Paseo

West side upper level parking deck

73-545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

(Note: The Gardens on El Paseo is located on El Paseo, between Larkspur and Lupine)

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018 – It’s cool, iconic and modern.  The February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture & film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedication, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and much more.

The mission of the Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018 is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area

Located in North Palm Springs is one of the city’s best-kept secrets in Little Tuscany set on .57 acre with Stunning Mountain Views. Built in 1939 and remodeled in 2017.

Check out some of the Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018 upcoming events!

Rat Pack Playground – Modernist Homes in Vista Las Palmas
February 15, 2018 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Stars and Star-chitects in Deepwell
February 15, 2018 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Preview Party at the 18th Annual Modernism Show & Sale
February 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Big Reveal Party at the West Elm House 2018: The Pool House
February 16, 2018 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Modernism Week Showcase Home – Moroccan Modern
February 17, 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sagewood: A Donald Wexler tour
February 17, 2018 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Alan Hess Presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright
February 18, 2018 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Ask an Interior Designer
February 18, 2018 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thunderbird North Home Tour – Architects William Cody and Donald Wexler
February 19, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wexler Residence – Palm Springs Modern Committee Iconic Home Tour
February 19, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Boom Town: The Story of Uptown Palm Springs
February 23, 2018 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Steel & Glass 2018 Home Tour
February 24, 2018 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
February 25, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018 is staged and set to amaze, don’t miss this popular event!

Marthas Village Thanksgiving Day 5K

Martha’s Village Thanksgiving Day 5K
November 23, 2017, Corner of El Paseo and San Pablo
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Martha's Village Thanksgiving Day 5K

Here’s a great way to show your support for the great work Martha’s Village does all year helping our local families in need.

Join thousands of Coachella Valley residents before your big Thanksgiving feast for a run, trot or stroll in the crisp autumn air along Palm Desert’s famed El Paseo shopping district, all in the spirit of a great local cause.

All proceeds go directly to Martha’s Village & Kitchen’s programs and services that help homeless and impoverished residents of Coachella Valley. So gather your co-workers, friends, and family for some light-hearted activity that helps your neighbors in need.

Post-race activities include Festival Row exhibitor booths, Kids Zone games and face painting, and a beer garden featuring local brew by La Quinta Brewing Co.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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