Palm Springs, California -- Abe Lincoln once
observed that people are as happy as they want to be. Surely, then, he would have found
happiness at The Ritz-Carltons Spa in Rancho Mirage (30 minutes
from the Palm
Springs airport), where tranquillity in mind and body ease the soul. From the popular
Pancho Karma to the Shirodhara scalp renewal and Desert Clay exfoliation, spa director
June Taylor will help fashion new and healthy programs to unclutter the tension from our
Say good-bye to those churn and burn spas, Taylor explains.
At the Ritz-Carlton,
were so service oriented, that my therapists must be creative and kind.
By the time vacationers hit the road, theyre usually looking for kindness, having
been strung out from a fast-paced lifestyle that includes ingesting too much
But with just one visit to The Ritz-Carltons Spa in Rancho Mirage, that jet laggy feeling
can be overcome with the Shirodhara or third eye treatment. At first, the
regimen will feel like Cyclops on a bad hair day, as this ancient Indian custom stimulates
the third eye in the middle of the forehead with warm, imported oils that are dispensed in
a continual flow.
Go ahead and giggle. We did, especially when the therapist mentioned that we could have
colorful dreams the following night and then feel completely rested. Dreams were never
dreamier. Note: Summer rates are a real bargain! All that ritz at a no-glitz price. Contact:
The Ritz-Carlton 1-800-241-333. Ritz-Carlton Spa - 1-888-748-9772
Picture: Your dreams might well include royalty - even Queen
Elizabeth II enjoys Palm Springs! But if you think you see her for real, you
might want to look again. Here, look-alike Mary Reynolds opens the Nortel
International Palm Springs Film Festival. Her beaming companion is
"LIVEWIRE" author Linda-Marie Singer, sharing in the festivities with "Her
The Estrella Inn: Dancing with Ann Miller
Ask for Room 106 at The Estrella Inn, and discover a comfortable,
spacious home away from home featuring 8X10 glosses of the legendary dancer Ann
Miller. The bungalow is equipped with a fireplace, kitchen, ample living room and
expansive bedroom. Theres even a private patio where you can sun au
Look closely at the photos, and youll catch one of Miller lounging by The
Estrella Inns pool, the oldest one in Palm Springs. Nothing much has changed, except
that the venue has become more lush and lovely, with colorful gardens and fruit trees
facing the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Its no secret that The Estrella Inn was a serene hideaway for the Hollywood set
who didnt want to be chased by fans or bothered by gossip columnists. So its
no surprise that Gable first took his bride-to-be Carole Lombard
there for a romantic tryst. According to the records dating back to the 1930s, The
Estrella Inn also signed in guests ranging from Joan Crawford and Tyrone
Power to President Roosevelt!
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, its a perfect getaway for you and
the family. Shop and meander along Palm Canyon Drive, but we bet you cant wait to
come back to The Estrella Inn. Contact: The Estrella Inn 1-800-237-3687
No Business Like the Fabulous Palm Springs
Keel, now in his 70s, is still something to look at. And by the way, can he sing! When he
begins The Girl That I Marry, and Oh, What A Beautiful Morning!,
the audience at THE FABULOUS PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES is swept away to a time when American
musicals of the 30s and 40s were filled with toe tapping songs, romance, love, and
handsome movie stars like Howard Keel.
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is in its sixth season with more than 600,000
rallying to see the salute to good music -- an elixir for the soul. But lets not
forget the unique aspect: Performers have to be in their 50s to join the cast. Meanwhile,
we watched entertainers in their 80s who can kick higher than we can.
The show glitters and sparkles largely thanks to Riff Markowitz,
creator and Master of Ceremonies who projects a patter of good will. Its
wonderful to look out and see so many old faces, he deadpans.
And this time around, even Markowitz had to laugh at humorist Dave Barry
who tells of the man asking his wife: If I lost all my money, would you still love
me? Yes, she replies, but Id miss you. Dont miss
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Contact: 619-327-0225
Go Take a Hike!
Ancient trails. Canyons and palm Groves. Cactus and desert lavender. Experience
all of natures wonders with a Desert Safari tour to the Indian Canyons in
Palm Springs. This lush arena, nourished by a stream providing moisture for
thousands of palms and other plant life, was utilized by the Aqua Caliente Cahuilla
Indians when they lived there centuries ago.
Climb and explore. Question and watch. Take it all in. Soon youll feel at one
with nature. Guides and owners Peter Walsh and Larry Montez provide
the history and folklore. Youll see where hundreds of plants and crops were grown,
animals hunted, and how plants and seeds were gathered for food, basketweaving, and
Sign up for a Moonlight Expedition. Only then will you be bathed in the mystical
moonlight. Contact: 1-888-TOSAFARI