| Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country. Capped off with, of course, some wine tasting. All of California’s dozens of wine regions offer hiking and biking opportunities, […]
| Resort To Green | Let’s say you’re wandering the desert. Not just any desert. The particular desert that has been transformed by automated sprinkler systems and relentless developers into strip malls, chain restaurants, housing and hotels into today’s Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, Calif. Let’s say you now find yourself in the city of Indian […]
| Green Wine Country in SoCal | Take a lazy drive along Rancho California Road, lined with vineyards, olive trees, and cypress, and you might, for a moment, imagine yourself in Tuscany rather than SoCal’s Temecula, an easy hour-or-so trip from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs. While the Temecula Valley doesn’t have the […]
| A New Era Dawns | Palm Springs, someone says. What comes to mind? All that Rat Pack and Old Hollywood history, of course … Jetsons-like interior design … an outdoor-indoor lifestyle that takes advantage of 330+ days of sunshine … and architecture spanning Spanish colonial to Fifties minimalist modern. There’s the Walk of Stars […]
It took three years, but Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., has earned Green Seal certification at the Bronze level. The hotel is the only Green Seal-certified hotel in the popular desert destination of Coachella Valley, which includes nearby Palm Springs.