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Top Ten Things to do in Palm Springs Area

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Top 10 Things to do in Palm Springs Area

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Top 10 Things to do in Palm Springs from  365 Things to do in Palm Springs 365 Things to do in Palm Springs

1. Flirt with Marilyn @Forever Marilyn!

2. Take a Balloon  ride!

3. Drink a date shake and see “Sex Life of a Date” @ Sheild’s Date Garden!!

4. Visit The Living Desert!

5.  Have lunch in Old Town La Quinta and check out the shops!

6.  Cruise El Paseo … for art galleries, lunch, and more shopping!

7. See the Palm Springs Follies!

8. Visit Sunnylands, Annenberg Estate

9.  Have a fabulous dinner at Melvyns, Le Valluris, The Nest, Arnold Palmer’s, Cork & Fork Cork Marilyn ForeverTree, La Spiga, Cuistot, Desert Sage, The Wine Bar, Lavender Bistro , Morgan’s in the Desert, Wally’s, Mastro’s, Okura, and /or The Tropicale.

10. Play golf, tennis, get a massage, hike, bike, relax by the pool- take in the mountain view,  and please… enjoy your time in the desert!

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Nordstrom Rack coming to the Palm Springs Area!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Nordstrom Rack Coming to Palm Desert soon!

 

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Nordstrom Rack coming to Palm Desert soon! 

For those of you who are Nordstom fans… the rumors are true!  Nordstrom Rack is coming to Palm Desert along with a Whole Foods store.

Harsch Investment Properties President Jordan Schnitzer answered Councilman Van Tanner’s question during a public hearing where the council approved a precise plan and conditional use permit for a renovation plan for the center at 44-459 Town Center Way, which includes demolishing the current Banner Mattress building to make way for the Whole Foods building to be built out closer to Highway 111 and adding two towers with signs to increase the center’s visibility.

Schnitzer also said he hopes to announce another new tenant for the center’s former Cost Plus space in two weeks.

Whole Foods and Nordstrom Rack will share an expansion of the former Best Buy building.

We have been waiting a long time for a Nordstrom’s… Nordstrom Rack may just fit the bill!

 

                                                                            

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

        

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Treasure Swap Charity Luncheon for Boys & Girls Club!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Treasure Swap and Shop for Boys & Girls Club!

Treasure Swap ‘n’ Shop April 26th
Charity Luncheon benefits Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City
Date: 4/26/2012 12:00 PM
Cost: $100 plus a gently used treasure
Location: Leons at the Desert Princess
38-555 Landau Blvd.
Cathedral City, California 92234

Leon’s at the Desert Princess is the place for theTreasure Swap ‘n’ Shop, Thursday, April 26, 12pm.  The charity luncheon event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City.  Cost:  $100/person.

Guests are also requested to donate at least one (1) “treasure” to “swap ‘n’ shop”.  Items can be jewelry, clothing, home, but in very, very gently used condition – almost new.  Items wll be priced to “sell” and the guest receive “money” (scrip) to shop for other treasures new to you!

 

For Reservations call  Eileen Stern (760) 322-7063 or email at estern839@gmail.com!

     If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you! 

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

         

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This Weekend… Art Under the Umbrellas!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Art Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta this weekend!

Art Under the Umbrellas
Main Street Old Town La Quinta
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta is a fun and exciting gathering in quaint, scenic, Old Town La Quinta!

The exciting 7th season of Art Under the Umbrellas continues along the closed-off streets of Old Town La Quinta on Saturday, March 24th with 70 artists presenting newly created works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media. Free parking and free admission!

Steve Madaio & Friends will entertain art patrons with live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t miss an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring the unique Old Town shops and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

Art Under the Umbrellas

The final Art Under the Umbrellas of the season will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

This year, La Quinta Arts Foundation is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in service to its non-profit mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” through which $1 million has been awarded in college scholarships to visual art majors. For more information visit www.lqaf.com.
If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me one for you!

Kathy Schowe 760.333.8886

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta

SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.com☼LivetheDesertlife.com

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Old Town La Quinta is the Happening Place to Be!

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

7 Great Places in Old Town La Quinta You Must Visit!

Old Town La Quinta is the happening place in the desert! 

 

 

 

Here are 7 great places to visit when you are in Old Town La Quinta!  Old Town is filled with shops, salons,  restaurants and eateries that feature delicious food, beautiful patio views, great service, daily specials and even live music!  Enjoy all of them!   

 

1. The Grill on Main -Now serving BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy Hour daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring food and drink discounts. The Grill’s menu includes mouth-watering burgers, delicious salads, seafood, steak, pasta and a great wine and beer list. Join their new Frequent Lunch Club and start dining your way to a free lunch! Enjoy live music every Friday & Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring popular local bands playing classic acoustic rock. Open daily at 11 a.m. and at 10 a.m. on Sundays.  760-777-7773;www.thegrillonmainlq.com 

 

2. Hog’s Breath Inn -Happy Hour in the bar runs from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., featuring drink specials and a happy hour menu. Try their Sunset Dinners (available every night from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.) which include your choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert for $19.95. Relax to the soothing piano sounds of Andy on Thursday & Friday starting at 5 p.m. and Danny Sands on Saturday & Sunday starting at 5 p.m. Open daily at 11 a.m. 760-564-5556;

www.hogsbreathinnlaquinta.com 

 

 

3. Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill -New “Pick-Two” Lunch Specials including a drink for $9.99. Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily featuring 50% off house wines, well drinks and all beers; discounted specialty drinks; 25% off all Small Plates – available everywhere in the restaurant and on To-Go! Now serving gluten-free pizza, prime steaks, fresh seafood, salads & award-winning pizza. Coming soon – online ordering! Open daily at 11 a.m. and at 10 a.m. on Sundays. 760-777-9989;

 

4. Old Town Coffee Company – For an exceptional cup of coffee brewed to order by friendly, knowledgeable staff, come to Old Town Coffee! Try one of their delicious smoothies -  Mango, Mixed Berry, Pina Colada or Strawberry. Fresh baked goods and light food is also served. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 760-564-5233.

 

5. Cool Options - 

Cool Options features all natural gelato (Italian ice cream) and sorbetto (a real fruit frozen treat). Delicious, intense and tantalizing flavors made fresh by Palazzolo’s with true uncompromised raw ingredients. No artificial additives or unhealthy fat. Also offering Clemmy’s all natural, sugar-free ice cream, homemade gelato pies, a Cool Options smoothie, Izze Italian sodas, Panna & Pelligrino water. Having a party or function? Consider Cool Options, we will deliver and serve our gelato at your special event. Special orders upon request. Sun-Thurs 11-9 Fri-Sat 11-10  78010 Main Street, Suite 108
La Quinta, Ca 92253  760-771-9132.

 

6. The Wine Bar at Old Town – Offering 200 wines from around the world in its retail Wine Shop, more than 40 wines by-the-glass in the Wine Bar, plus a number of craft beers and a small, friendly menu of starters, salads, soup, paninis, flat breads and desserts. Look for information on special events like wine tastings and live music on their website! Open daily at 11 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sundays. 760-564-2201; www.thewinebaratoldtown.com 

7.  Desert Sage Restaurant–OPEN FOR LUNCH! Featuring wine bites & tapas, extended wines by the glass, beer on tap coming soon, a great happy hour, retractable roof in the courtyard.  Just added more TV’s for watching all the games!  New Outdoor patio with fire pit! ~
78-085 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253 · Phone 760.564.8744 www.desertsagerestaurant.net

Come by and see us at the Intero Real Estate Office when you are visiting Old Town! 

 If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

        

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SATURDAY: Old Town La Quinta ART UNDER THE UMBRELLAS!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

ART Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta

 

Art Under Umbrellas LogoArt Under the Umbrellas   

Saturday, October 29, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Free Admission & Free Parking!

Old Town La Quinta is quickly becoming the place to be here in the desert!  Especially on the weekends… with the Sunday Farmers’ Market each week, and this special event on Saturday!  Come enjoy the sunshine and mountains while you check out the latest from local artisans!

 

The 7th season of Art Under the Umbrellas, set along the closed-off streets and lawn of charming Old Town La Quinta, opens on Saturday, October 29th with 78 artists presenting newly created works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media.

Steve Madaio & Friends will entertain art patrons with live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Don’t miss an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring the unique Old Town shops and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

This will be the first of eight Art Under the Umbrella events planned in the 2011/2012 season. The series continues on the following Saturdays: November 26 and December 3, 2011; January 14, February 11, February 18, March 24 and March 31, 2012. Admission and parking is free.  Visit www.lqaf.com for more information.

This year, La Quinta Arts Foundation is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in service to its non-profit mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” through which $1 million has been awarded in college scholarships to visual art majors.

Stop by and see us at INTERO REAL ESTATE  and say “hello”!  

Come LivetheDesertLife.com !

 If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area… let me  one for you!

                                                        

Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta     

 SchoweProperties.com☼ KathySchowe.comLivetheDesertlife.com 

        

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Sunny October in Old Town La Quinta

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

FARMER’S MARKET IN OLD TOWN LA QUINTA

The season in La Quinta has begun and today we went to the Farmer’s Market in Old Town La Quinta.  This year there are new booths including goat cheese sellers, specialty olive oils, artisan soaps, medjool dates,  organic produce, fresh flowers, almonds, and locally grown Reed Avocados!  Also featuring Old Town Bike rentals for cruising around in Old Town, or heading to the trails!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area,

Let me GOOGLE one for you!

 

 


Kathy Schowe 760.333.8886

SchoweProperties.com ☼  KathySchowe.com

LivetheDesertlife.com

Intero Desert Cities, La Quinta, California

 

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What’s NEW in Old Town La Quinta?

Friday, October 7th, 2011

New Businesses in Old Town La Quinta!

Old Town Announces Addition of

New Businesses!

 

 

I work in Old Town La Quinta and live nearby… so we are excited to share with you these new businesses coming to Old Town La Quinta this season!

Old Town Wine Bar – This highly-anticipated Old Town merchant is NOW OPEN, offering 200 wines from around the world in its Retail Wine Shop and 15 to 20 wines by-the-glass plus a number of micro brew beers in the Bar. 760-564-2201; www.thewinebaratoldtown.com

Old Town Bicycle RentalsNOW OPEN! Rent by the hour at Old Town Bicycle rentals. Visitors will especially appreciate this great new way to explore the beauty of La Quinta. 760-609-3482

La Quinta Olive Oil Company – Showcasing more than 30 kinds of extra virgin olive oils and flavored fused olive oils imported from Italy, Greece, Morocco, Egypt and Spain, the La Quinta Olive Oil Company will feature a tasting room where customers can sample over 30 olive oils from around the world.  A variety of over 20 of Italy’s finest aged and flavor fused balsamic vinegars will also be available.  Opening in November 2011.

Desert Outdoors – Desert Outdoors is a quality outdoor living space contractor featuring a showroom of products for cool fog, landscaping, masonry and pools & spas. Old Town patrons will have the opportunity to see the latest in outdoor fun.

Gracie’s – will be opening in Old Town this fall. The new retail shop will carry a wide-variety of items including: analgesics, travel kits, sundries, plush towels, sun hats, bling sandals, books, magazines, toys, games, children’s clothing, pet supplies, candles, home décor, golf supplies, gourmet dipping oils, imports, truffles gourmet chocolates, teas, refrigerated drinks & cosmetics.

Returning merchants include:

The Shoppe at Old Town – This popular gift shop will include many of the same favorites that customers have come to love about “The Shoppe,” such as holiday decorations, colorful hourglasses, cuckoo clocks, glass art, metal and copper garden accessories, adorable sewing kits and gift books.  www.theshoppeinoldtown.com; 760-777-4343

Logan Gallery – Art enthusiasts will find traditional paintings and sculptures here, specializing in California Impressionism. Logan Gallery features beautiful canvases depicting California, Mexico, France and Italy plus tasteful figurative and still-life works.  760-564-8904

In addition, Contour Mortgage and Children’s Cancer Research Fund have also leased office space in Old Town La Quinta.

Stop by and see us at Intero Real Estate in Old Town La Quinta!

For more information about Old Town La Quinta, go to www.oldtownlaquinta.com.

If you are looking for a great real estate agent in the Palm Springs area,

Let me GOOGLE one for you!

 

 


Kathy Schowe 760.333.8886

SchoweProperties.com ☼  KathySchowe.com

LivetheDesertlife.com

Intero Desert Cities, La Quinta, California

 

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“Women in Art –Your Passport to Fashion” Event

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

JAN 23rd SUNDAY, 11am to 6pm , The Fourth annual “Women in Art–Your Passport to Fashion” la quinta art fashion

This day of Art and fashion from La Quinta Arts Foundation and Chico’s The Shops on El PaseoMeet four trendsetting women in art whose distinctive styles are forever in fashion:  Diane McClary, Plein Air Painting; Linda Shrimplin, Glass; Leslee Adams, The Watercolor Chef; and Joanne Casey, Mixed Media.Chico’s invites the public to enjoy light refreshments and informal modeling throughout the day while shopping for the latest fashion trends. There will be informal modeling throughout the day.  Chico’s will donate 10% of its profits Sunday to the La Quinta Arts Foundation.

Information: www.lqaf.com

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Indian Wells and Nordstrom… Hop & Shop!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

nordstromNORDSTROM HOLIDAY SHOP AND HOP

GALLERIA AT TYLER IN RIVERSIDE

Saturday, December 4th, 2010 – 7:15 a.m.

Indian Wells City Hall

You are invited to join us for a fun day of holiday shopping. Discover delightful decorations, great gift ideas and the season’s best fashions throughout the store. Wrap them up with complimentary gift boxes and have your purchases sent to any destination in the United States. Space is limited to 51 residents. The buses leave from City Hall 7:30 a.m. sharp; leaving Nordstrom at 3:30 p.m. arriving back to City Hall at 5:15 p.m. Your trip will include:

Deluxe round-trip motor coach transportation, continental breakfast upon departure, catered lunch (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), all day refreshments served in Nordstrom’s hospitality room, and package check service available all day.

As an added bonus, indulge yourself in a complimentary skincare consultations with a Smashbox specialist, enhance your shopping experience by scheduling with a personal stylist who will help you find what you’re looking for throughout the store. Specify which appointments you would like to schedule when you fill out your form.

For more information call 760.346.2489 ext 241 or 221.

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