We told you it would be gorgeous!
Doesn't the pool look just over the top!?! We are so excited to have the pool freshly redone for 2007.
Now your job is to get here and enjoy it!
This just in from Dionne Warwick's psychic hot line!
It has been confirmed that in the after life James Brown is President and Gerald Ford is the Godfather of Soul! What an amazing turnabout for these two guys and we couldn't be happier.
Like Aladdin's cave, every nook and cranny of The Coral Sands is filled with treasure. Ruby casually pulled out this almost impossible to find original sound track from the old Troy Donahue flick "Palm Springs Weekend."
The Sands is rapidly becoming an impromptu one-woman historical society of Palm Springsianna.
You've gotta see this place!
James Brown, the man who put the grunt in soul, is gone. The Godfather of Soul died Christmas morning. Put on your red dress baby, get on up like a sex machine, it's the big pay back! Friends...this is a momumental moment.
People, people, people! Dang! You cannot send out two kings to do the job of three. They came back with the wrong king fer the love of moon walking!
You three kings of orient are, get back out there and don't come home until you find the real King.
Laurie Weed, Boom Ball Squaw and The Sands' tireless ambassador to the world, checks in from Luang Prabang, Laos where she is observing Christmas Eve with local friends Paan (pictured) and her husband Ek. Weedie sends back a festive snapshot of them at an outdoor eatery. The occasion was meant to be special by virtue of Paan's laboriously home made pumpkin custard (brought to the restaurant and stored in its kitchen for dessert). Instead the restaurant's wait staff were unable to resist the concoction's luscious charms -- thus they ate it themselves. No word on whether a tip was left.
Weedie, honey, will you please get the PodCasting thing down? We're on the edge of our seats here.
In my own Private Idaho I would pick Chef/Restaurateur Dane Sorensen to do all of the meals...ohh my goodness this is your Chef Boy Howdy! Dane is the freak twin of his fabulous sister Gretchen who is a Coral Sands Regular. I am doing everything in my power to get Dane here AND SOON to preside over the Grill POOLSIDE at The Sands for your absolute pleasure. We could label it "consulting" since he launched his own restaurant consulting company in '95. When Dane isn't in the kitchen he is on the Golf Course preferably with a cocktail in hand. He recently presided over a feast in my honor at his sis' cool pad! We had the most remarkable Salmon wrapped in pastry with a dill cream sauce...crab cakes...I could go on and on. thanks Dane!
Do you remember Shiny Brite? Just seeing the box was enough to make a child swoon. The ornaments would be wrapped in Kleenex, as tradition demands of the people in the Midwest. Perry Como and Andy Williams really put the "white" in White Christmas. Who broke the "color line" in TV Christmas? Was it Satchmo? Leslie Uggams? Nat King Cole? Do you know, you doyens of pop culture?
And, hey, how do you really feel about tinsel? Flocking? Let it out, Baby. You know you want to.
will recognize the work of Coral Sands regular Shag (Josh Agle) in the Tiki show. Shag is a painter, illustrator, and designer working in Southern California. He has had numerous, successful solo shows in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
The paintings celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored, sharply rendered panels--the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. But Shag is more concerned with the narrative of his art. "Most of my paintings are set in the middle of a story or situation--characters are interacting and reacting to each other and to outside events."
Shag doesn't offer too many clues about the stories he paints, preferring viewers to make up their own stories. You can drop in on his site (and we here acknowledge we stole this copy from there) at: http://www.shag.com/bio.html.
In Palm Springs, Shag shows at:
Ginny sports the finest Mixmaster collection in the land. Her secret garden is beyond reproach.
Hats off to Ginny!
Ginny and her Entourage will takeover The Sands on 19th, 20th and 21st. Her show at Imago Gallery in Palm Desert will be Saturday the 20th of January.
Laurie Weed, darling of the Coral Sands and everybody's favorite vagabond, celebrates another one today, December 9th!
Currently in Laos, Miss Weed is a junior chronicler of the Sands and devoted master of the boom ball. Laurie and Ruby were secretly married last year in a private ceremony on the white trash patio. Only Ruby was in attendance, Miss Weed was nowhere to be found.
Happy Birthday, Weedie! We love you!!!!