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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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Fashion Week El Paseo


Fashion Week El PaseoFashion Week El Paseo celebrates style, innovation, and trends at the West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, taking place March 20‒28, 2020, at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

What began in 2006 by Palm Springs Life magazine as a way to showcase stores on El Paseo — featuring 10 stores, a few generous restaurants, and about 250 attendees — has evolved into a nine-day event that attracts more than 14,000 guests from around the world.

The talents of renowned and emerging designers, many of whom have been featured on Bravo’s Project Runway, this premier event showcases their newest collections. After the designers present their collections, they mingle with guests and vend their work at trunk shows.

Fashion Week El Paseo

Auxiliary events include cocktail receptions, pre- and post-show parties, celebrity meet-and-greets, silent auctions, and more. Some benefit local schools or organizations; scholarships have been provided to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising students as well as to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, while the proceeds from another go to Animal Samaritans.


Fashion Week El Paseo

El Paseo Fashion Week tickets are available on an event-to-event basis, or you can purchase a pass that grants you access to all Fashion Week events and includes VIP seating at all the fashion shows. The full Fashion Week schedule is available on the official Fashion Week El Paseo website, where you’ll also find photo galleries, biographies of the designers and tips on where to stay.

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019

Modernism Week

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019 returns for another year to revel in the beautiful, simplistic Mid-Century Modern movement. Modernism Week 2019 is a 10-day celebration of all things Modern in the mecca of “MCM,” Palm Springs. This signature event happens every February, gathering tens-of-thousands of Modernism enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the form in all its glory, from sleek architecture to iconic furniture and fashions. Over the week-plus, participants can check out a variety of home tours, the Modernism Show and Sale, lectures from prominent figures within Modernism, films on the subject, and more.

Palm Springs boasts one of the largest concentrations of Mid-Century Modern architecture in the world and is the perfect setting for Modernism Week each year. With the creative fingerprints of legendary names etched throughout the Valley, including Wexler, Neutra, Frey, and Schindler, Palm Springs has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to highly-coveted Mid-Century Modern homes and structures. Modernism Week 2019 embraces the form and celebrates its unique characteristics, and is a local event everyone should check out.

Modernism Week

The Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound will showcase a refurbished midcentury home in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs, with 12 leading interior designers undertaking the redesign. Tours of the home will be offered daily.

On February 15, Modernism Week will host a special dedication ceremony on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars for acclaimed interior designer Arthur Elrod (1924-1974). Elrod’s former home will also be open for a home tour and evening cocktail party on Thursday, February 21.

One of Albert Frey’s most intact residential works, the Cree House in Cathedral City, has been meticulously preserved and restored to nearly its original 1955 condition. The home, never before seen by the public, will be available for daily tours during Modernism Week.


2018 Brew at the Zoo is a Safari of Fun

Brew at the Zoo

Celebrate National Beer Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ 9th Annual Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Early bird tickets at reduced prices are on sale now.

Craft beer fans will enjoy a wide variety of tastings from the surrounding area’s finest specialty breweries, as well as other libations, including premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will embark on a culinary adventure as they enjoy tasty dishes and desserts from popular Coachella Valley restaurants and caterers.

Brew at the Zoo

The evening also includes live entertainment on stages set throughout the park from bands including Giselle Woo & The Night Owls, Bob & Donna Brown, and Vintage Vibe. Attendees also can explore the African section of the park and see zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, oryx and other animals.


Brew at the Zoo

“Brew at the Zoo is a major fundraiser for the zoo and it gets bigger and bigger every year,” said Dawn Petrick, Director of Park Services and Guest Relations. “It offers a spectacular setting with great food, unlimited beer samplings and lively entertainment. We like to say guests are ‘Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time’ and supporting our mission of desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.”

Concerts in The Park

Free Concerts in the Park
October 5 – 26 at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. 

Concerts in Park

Concerts in the Park Every May and October, Palm Desert rolls out the red carpet inviting all music lovers to gather for a month-long event at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater.

Residents and visitors alike flock to the Palm Desert Civic Center Park every Thursday evening in May and October for the City’s free Concerts in the Park. Held on the terraced lawn of the Civic Center Park lovers can look forward to diverse musical offerings that may range from reggae to R&B, and from country to indie.

Music lovers can look forward to a variety of musical offerings that can range from Reggae to R&B, and from Country to Indie.

Summer is over and it’s time to celebrate!  Find your favorite rhythm and get into the swing of a New Season in the Desert!  Just 5 minutes from Civic Center Park is this Palm Desert Getaway, a Single Family Pool Home with Guest House, Check it Out!

Here’s the October 2017 Line Up:

The Long Run

The Dust Bowl Revival Tour

Yachty by Nature

Downbeat LA - AM FM



Discover the Desert Skies After Dark


Coachella Valley as the Sun Goes Down

The Astronomical Society of the Desert brings the skies and the desert floor to life with Giant Telescopes and Binoculars.




Bring the kids for this fun family event, learn all about the stars and constellations above the Coachella Valley and see what creatures in the Desert come to life after dark with black lights to seek out the various night creatures inhabiting the desert. Some creatures that might be found are: scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, spiders, owls, jackrabbits, snakes and maybe a coyote.

This weeks Sky at a Glance, is published every Friday by Sky and Telescope with simple sky maps and observing tips for the upcoming week.

There’s so much to learn about the Night Skies above the Coachella Valley.  The Astronomical Society of the Desert has Events, Memberships and Classes for anyone interested in learning more.   For more information about this event contact Friends of The Desert Mountains Reservations are Required: Call 760.862.9984

Palm Desert Luxury Home Buyers will appreciate the night skies from this South Palm Desert Custom Estate sited high above the Desert Floor with Spectacular Mountain and Down Valley Views.  For more information about homes for sale in Palm Desert and valley real estate market values contact us today, Cathi Walter 760.218.5752  #PalmDesert, #PalmDesertHomesForSale, #ThingsToDoInPalmDesert, #PalmDesertCustomHomesForSale

Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo 2017

Fashion Week El Paseo 2017

Fashion Week El Paseo 2017 is set to be one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular events. Showcasing the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers.   This year will mark the 12th anniversary and the buzz says it’s going to be one of the best with 50 separate in-store events and 7 charities receiving over $56,000 in donations. Including one special event such as Le Chien Masquerade Party featuring couture canine fashions benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert.  Meet the Project Runway Stars, Trunk shows, Designers Pop-up Stores, and Meet and Greet Luncheons with Top Designers.

Palm Desert View Home in Venezia

Palm Desert View Home in Venezia

Just 3 minutes from El Paseo is the Luxury Gated Community of Venezia, a small community of just 94 homes styled after a Modern Venetian Village.  This exceptional home is a Great Room floor plan with large south facing backyard and Mountain  Views

Fashion Week El Paseo 2017 Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 18

Opening Night featuring Christopher Bates, Adam Lippes, and Mikael D

7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

“Opening Night” featuring Milan’s award winning men’s fashion designer Christopher Bates, America’s luxury women’s sportswear designer Adam Lippes and International red carpet designer Mikael D.

Sunday, March 19

Trunk Show with Opening Night designers Christopher Bates, Adam Lippes and Mikael D
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend

Location: Fashion Week El Paseo’s Pop Up Fashion Store, 2nd level of The Gardens on El Paseo

Visit the opening night designers’ pop-up store for a personal consultation with all three of the designers as they present their collections for you to peruse and purchase.


Le Chien Masquerade Party featuring couture canine fashions by Orostani Couture
Benefiting the Humane Society of the Desert
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Fashion Show and Live Auction

Cocktails, a silent auction, music, a trunk show, and entertainment precede a canine fashion show in this annual benefit for the Humane Society of the Desert. Puppies and hounds accompany fashion models on the runway and the show’s finale includes a live auction with outstanding and valuable items. If you are a dog lover, you will not want to miss this event!

Monday, March 20

From El Paseo To Everywhere – a Fashionable Flight!

Benefiting the Girlfriend Factor
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

The Girlfriend factor, a local nonprofit organization providing education grants to women, invites you to attend their annual little black dress cocktail reception. A full fashion show will follow with looks curated from 10 stores on El Paseo featuring fashions that will be appropriate to wear from “El Paseo to Everywhere!” Participating stores include, Bikram Yoga, Candice Held, Democracy, Eileen Fisher, El Paseo Jewelers, Grayse, Nina McLemore, Out of Your Closet, Souliers, and Uno de 50.

Tuesday, March 21

Meet and Greet with Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m.

Meet and greet with Michael Costello and your favorite Project Runway Designers as they share their stories, secrets, and ambitions during a close up “round-table” discussion.
Free to attend, open to the general public, press and media
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo The Agency Lounge


Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway

7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

Michael Costello and his fellow Project Runway stars Jesus and Antonio Estrada, Char Glover, Chris March, and Christopher Palu will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Each of the designers will present a collection created specifically for Fashion Week El Paseo in a show that will illustrate their growth as designers since their appearances on Project Runway.

After-party for ticket holders: Wilma & Frieda, The Gardens on El Paseo, 73575 El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Wednesday, March 22

Trunk Show with the Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend

Location: Fashion Week El Paseo The Agency Lounge

A face to face with the Project Runway designers as they present collections for you to purchase during this extraordinary trunk show.


FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Benefiting the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

FIDM presents a fashion show of design graduates in a premier presentation of varied, stylish collections. Each designer will present exciting looks that showcase their design skills, aesthetics and talents, from men’s wedding fashions, to glamorous red carpet gowns, men’s sportswear, and more.

After-party for ticket holders: The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge, 73111, #103, El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Thursday, March 23

A Luncheon and Meet and Greet with Designer Rosetta Getty
Benefiting Fashion Scholarship Fund
$225 per person
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

You are invited to attend an afternoon of delicious food and couture fashion with world-renowned style icon and designer Rosetta Getty. Guests will also enjoy informal modeling and a chance to speak with Rosetta Getty.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
For tickets, please email or call 212-278-0008.
For more information, please visit Seating is limited.


Rosetta Getty
Benefiting Palm Valley School
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

World-renowned style icon and designer Rosetta Getty presents her eponymous collection of luxe looks with elegant and easy clothes that go from day to evening.

After-party for ticket holders: Wally’s Desert Turtle, 71775 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Friday, March 24

Trunk Show with Rosetta Getty
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend

Location: Fashion Week El Paseo Ferguson Demonstration Tent #1, 2nd level of The Gardens on El Paseo

Visit the Rosetta Getty pop up store for a personal consultation with the designer as she presents her latest collections for you to purchase.


Fashion Week El Paseo The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

A runway show of men’s and women’s fashions celebrating the best of Saks Fifth Avenue’s designer’s collections from the United States and Europe, with a special finale by Italian designer, Etro.

After-party for ticket holders: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72567 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Saturday, March 25

Fashion Week El Paseo The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue Trunk Show
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 2nd Level

Visit Saks Fifth Avenue in The Gardens on El Paseo to peruse and shop the runway collections.


Fashion Week El Paseo Finale Presents CD Greene
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show

New York designer CD Greene presents our Finale Fashion Show. Greene’s exclusive and edgy looks are created with architectural precision for the confident and powerful woman. His one-of-a-kind fashions promise a dazzling and breathtaking fashion show.

Sunday, March 26

CD Greene’s Trunk Show Collection
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show:  Free to attend.
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo’s Pop-Up Fashion Store, 2nd level of The Gardens on El Paseo

Visit the finale night designer’s pop-up store for a personal consultation as he presents his collection for you to purchase.


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