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Don’t enjoy the epic Thanksgiving meal prep? Not interested in hosting? No problem. There are many ways to celebrate the holiday—including making a reservation, grabbing amazing takeout and volunteering at local charitable organizations. Here, we spotlight some fresh ways to mark this special holiday in and around Palm Springs. 

Sullivan’s Steakhouse - Make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse—they’ll be serving up all the essentials, including carved turkey with sweet onion and apple sausage stuffing. Save room for dessert—there’s bananas Foster bread pudding and cheesecake with pumpkin creme Anglaise. 

Cuistot - Looking to mix up the Thanksgiving menu? (But not too much?) Enjoy four fab courses at French bistro Cuistot, where


It’s not just Palm Springs residents who can immerse themselves in all things Desert Modern. Their pets also take center stage in everything from art and architecture to home design and decor, with a range of cutting-edge services and chic contemporary creations curated with furry companions in mind. 

Plus, animal lovers looking for pet accessories that complement their home’s contemporary aesthetic are in luck. “Find an ultra-cool bed for pups on Ultra Modern Pet,” says Loran Arvizu from The Agency’s Palm Springs office. “Prices range from $220 to over $5,000 and most designs are custom-built to provide ultimate comfort for your pet. My personal favorite is the bed that looks like an Airstream. Or, if you love pets but are a bit allergic, you can always


The Thanksgiving holiday is a few weeks away—and whether you’re a seasoned host or a total newbie, these tips will help you have a holiday meal that is memorable and (maybe, somewhat) stress-free.

Make as Much Ahead as Possible  - Alleviate some of the last-minute stress of the day by making as many dishes as you can in advance. Make gravy a week ahead of time and freeze it. Do prep like toasting bread crumbs a day or so beforehand, and choose appetizers that are no-fuss—like shrimp (frozen) with cocktail sauce. 

Wake Up Early - For a holiday that requires down-to-the-minute planning and cooking, try to kick things off bright and early. Not only does this approach benefit your cooking schedule, but it might even allow for some down time before guests pop


So, you’ve got a new place—time to celebrate! Welcome friends and family into your fresh digs with a housewarming party. Here, we spotlight six tips for throwing a fun, stress-free fête that will make you and your guests feel at home in your new abode.

PAINT CHIP PARTY INVITES
Totally on-theme for a new home, these DIY-friendly paint chip invitations are an easy way to spread the word about your place. Choose a range of colors and do a little crafting to include the party’s date, time and address. Guests will appreciate this unique take on a party invite. 

CRAFTED COCKTAILS MENU
Beer and wine do the trick, but craft cocktails and mocktails take the excitement up a notch. Before guests arrive, whip up some batch-friendly mixed drinks—like Bloody Marys,


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Palm Springs.

DANCE IN THE STREET HERE - Westfield Palm Desert’s ever-popular STREET event returns, celebrating interactive art, music, food and fashion. From 5pm to 11pm on Friday, November 1, head to The Deck, Westfield’s rooftop event venue on the third-level parking garage, to enjoy live bands, DJs, food, craft beer, cocktails and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. 

FEEL THE PRIDE HERE - The Greater Palm Springs Pride 2019 features a weekend chock full of parties, festivals and live music, celebrating “millions of moments of pride.” The opening party Equality Kickoff is Friday, November 1 from 6pm-11pm, followed by two days of events in Downtown Palm


A home is where you can freely express yourself, and your sense of style. Whether you prefer character-rich, vintage pieces or mid century modern creations, these four boutiques in and around Palm Springs are certain to have something that appeals to your unique taste.  

Modernway
Modernway, a 20-year mainstay in the Palm Springs region, is a must-see for fans of vintage and mid-century modern furnishings. Its inventory ranges from Eames chairs and abstract artwork to vintage stereos and lucite tables. 

Flow Modern 
Run by husband-and-wife design duo Andre Boughtwood and Brigitte Lehnert, Flow Modern is part gallery, part furniture boutique. In addition to showcasing a rotating display of painters, photographers and sculptors, Flow Modern stocks vintage

Our dynamic team of agents made remarkable real estate moves around the country this month, from listing an all-new home in Beverly Hills with a prehistoric piece of art to a pair of exceptional estates in Santa Barbara. Here are some of the month’s must-read media clips.

BRAVOTV - Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany, James Harris and David Parnes were spotlighted on BravoTV.com for their appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of “Top 30 Real Estate Agents in Hollywood.” James and David were lauded for the $120 million sale of L.A.’s most expensive home, Mauricio’s team of agents (known as The Umansky Team) was touted for bringing in $278 million in sales and Farrah was named one the L.A. real estate industry’s most promising

There are many ways for each of us to reduce our impact on the environment—and the majority are remarkably easy. Here, we highlight seven ways to go green. Your planet (and wallet) will thank you.  

DESERT LANDSCAPING - A Desertscape (or xeriscape) uses efficient irrigation and low-water-use plants, which translates to less maintenance, lower water bills and a boost for property value. In Palm Springs, residents can cut outdoor water use by as much as 50% by opting to desertscape. Plus, succulents and cacti are totally on-trend. 

GET SERIOUS ABOUT SAVING WATER - There are easy ways to reduce your water usage. Don’t run the tap when you brush your teeth or shave. Install a low-flow shower-head—per legislation passed back in 1992, all new showerheads must


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Palm Springs.

WE LOVE A PARADE -The 55th Annual Golf Cart Parade + Festival marches through Palm Desert on Sunday October 28 with more than 100 inventively decorated golf cart floats. It will include a “Pooch Pawrade” with representation from local animal shelters as well as a beer and Bloody Mary garden, a classic car show, food trucks and dedicated Kids Zone. 

LET’S TACO ‘BOUT IT - The third annual Tacos, Tequila, & Chavelas Festivalwill take place Saturday, October 19 at Coachella Veterans Memorial Park. From 4pm to 8pm, sample some of the area’s most delicious tacos, tortas burritos and more. Don’t forget the guac!

A FOOD TRUCK FREE-FOR-ALL - On October 13, browse


In Southern California—where the weather is consistently warm and sunny— catching glimpses of the seasons can be a rare delight. Here, we highlight three places in and around Palm Springs that capture a touch of fall. 

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens - Located in Palm Desert, this 2.8-square-mile garden and conservation zoo offers a range of outdoor activities to help you soak in a new season—from feeding the resident giraffes and touring the butterfly and hummingbird-rich gardens to taking on the five-mile Wilderness Loop trail. 

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - Skip town for a day to scope out The Huntington in Pasadena. Something is always in bloom on the 120 acres of manicured grounds. Bring a blanket and some reading