Wednesday, January 31, 2007

February Is HUGE!

Get with it, people, The Modern!

Palm Springs Events
February 2007
Palm Springs Modernism Show

Palm Springs Modern Week
Modern ShowDates: The Palm Springs Modernism Show -plus-Palm Springs Modern Week
Dates: Feb 16-18, 2007
Palm Springs Modernism Preview Party, Friday, 6-9, Benefiting the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
$50/person $80/couple Tickets 760-837-7117 or
Show Hours: Saturday, 10-6. Sunday, 12-5
Weekend Admission $10
Phone: 954-563-6747 or 708-366-2710
Palm Springs Modernism Show location: Palm Springs Convention Center, Downtown Palm Springs area 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Show Information: 708-366-2710

Over 75 renowned nationwide and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th century including artwork, classic modern furniture, modernist home furnishings, novelty items, and objects d'art. The Palm Springs Modernism Show will be held at the beatiful new expanded Palm Springs Convention Center near downtown Palm Springs, CA.

Frank Sinatra Golf Tournament
The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament
Dates: Feb 23-24, 2007
Phone: 760-674-8447, toll free 800-377-8277.
Indian Wells Country Club, Indian Wells, CA

Every year friends, spectators, and celebrities from around the world gather in Palm Springs for what Frank Sinatra liked to call his "little party in the desert." The Frank Sinatra invitational golf tournament is the most successful and top celebrity golf tournament in the USA, held annually in the Palm Springs, California area. Activities for the Frank Sinatra Golf Tournament include rounds of golf, cocktail parties, a marvelous ladies luncheon, and a fashion show hosted by Barbara Sinatra and many of her celebrity friends.

Tour de Palm Springs
Palm Springs Bicycling Event, Feb 9-10, 2007
The Tour de Palm Springs
Bicycle Ride Event Phone: 760-770-4626
Dates: Feb 9, Feb 10, 2007
Mailing AddressTour de Palm Springs36-665 Bankside Drive, Suite C, P.O. Box 1627
Cathedral City, CA 92235-1627

Dates for the upcoming Tour de Palm Springs: February 9-10, 2007. Palm Springs Bicycle Riders in Tour de Palm Springs choose from four different routes ranging from 8 miles to 100 miles. Tour de Palm Springs is Palm Springs largest annual bike ride event. Proceeds generated from this Bicycle Riding event are donated to Palm Springs local charities. Last year's Tour de Palm Springs raised more than $100,000 with over 6,300 cyclists participating with a combined total of 366,131 miles.

Lola's Career In a Nutshell

Many have asked about the Sands' fabulous pooch Lola and how she came to be so influential at The Sands. It's a question we get all the time and so we are addressing it here. Mind you, this is a very brief overview.

Like her idol Jodie Foster, Lola began working when she was just a pup. Her first job was pulling panties off pretty girls, a skill we have all noted in Lola's oeuvre at the Sands. From there, she learned to mix cocktails and light cigarettes.

A quick study, Lola advanced rapidly. Read on.

Mustang Sally

Leaving Coppertone, Lola moved West and took a job at the legendary Mustang Ranch where she started as plate licker and was soon promoted. She learned everything she knows about gate keeping at the Ranch while perfecting her charms as hostess.

Working the big Ranch was demanding, though, and Lola began to look for a smaller gig where she could relate to the guests on a more intimate level. The rest, as they say, is history.

Baby Doc

And, finally, the Lola you all know as Gate-Keeper-for-Life, First Responder, Charge d'Affairs, Lap Warmer, Love Bug, the Anna Nichol Smith of the Coral Sands, Door Belle, Bed Sneak, Lunch Stealer, Barker of the Pool Rim, Mrs. Kisses, Mrs. Louie L'Amour, everybody's Lolita, Mavis Pruitt, and Always On A Sunday.

Did I miss anything?

Monday, January 29, 2007


Was it friction burn? Sad to report that Suzanne Somers'
Malibu home burned down recently. But, she has a great attitude about life that helps her weather adversity. More importantly, the actress has a home right here with us.

Tyler's hamburger hut has embraced the star in a real big way. The Coral Sands' official favorite burger at Tyler's is the eponymous Somer Size. In fact, you can just about bet that will be Ruby's order every time.

Steve Lowe Memorial

Sunday, February 4, 2007. Details being worked out by Kimberly Nichols and Barbara Kramer.

Location: Desert Hot Springs, the Moe Family compound, Bubbling Wells Ranch. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Evolution of Dance

40 million views, Ladies and Gentlemen, 40 million and counting.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Fabulous Irwins and Yoya (Lola)

The Fabulous Irwins have landed at The Sands. Lisa is my sometimes gardner and always seems to leave the place much better than when she arrived. Dean (her mate) is having a virginal experience at The Sands. We have already discovered that he is a Dog Whisperer...I am sure you can read the contentment in Lola's face. He had all three Sands dogs in a semi circle this a.m. and all were backing into his hands. They'll be riding tiny tricycles by the time he leaves.

Ruby's Little Store Getting lots of Great Junk

Tom's Done Lit Ruby's

Ruby's Lit at Last

After months of empty neon tubes hanging dark... at last in came The Rogers Ligrano and their trusty pardner Julie Harer to the rescue. The greatest neon team in the world. Little Roger Ligrano practically grew up in Ruby Montana's Pinto has been involved in "Ruby experience" for many decades. He and Julie made a pattern of the old tubes and made an ALL NEW sign FedX just delivered it in a wooden box. Then another angel (Tom Perry) arrived on the scene hooking it up to a transformer and lighting her up.
Isn't she beautiful?

Are Y'All Coral Sanders?

Do you have what it takes to be a Coral Sander?

Has your picture been on this blog?

Has one of your snapshots been featured here?

Have you won any of the weekly, "Are You Hip?" contests?

Have you written any copy for this blog?

It's not too late. Keep Filing Content. That's right. KFC.

We love you!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Anne Waldman To Give Reading

Poet Anne Waldman will be coming to the Annenberg Theater on March 15th at 6 p.m. to give a poetry reading that will be free to the public and now, according to Kimberly Nichols of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Waldman will be dedicating the reading to the memory of Steven Lowe.

Nichols would like to create a small art and writing book, also in Steven's memory, to distribute at the end of Anne’s reading. Nichols is asking "all of you, friends of his, to please write a poem, create a piece of art, pen an essay or anything else in his honor and memory and email it to me by February 15th. Steve spent his whole life passionately exposing the art of the world and it is HIGH TIME the world gets to know more about him, his art, his passion, his presence and his intensity…so I ask. Also, please send this email request around to anyone you know that knew and loved steve and may want to contribute."
Nichols may be reached at: Please contact Nichols to discuss any contribution you would like to make to the book.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Beat Tribute from Kerouac -- for Steven

List of Essentials

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
16. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

-- Jack Kerouac

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Good-Bye to Steven Lowe, Cultural Preservationist

Steven Lowe, known to many in the Palm Springs area as the motilier of The Beat Hotel died late Tuesday. His list of contributions to the legacy of The Beats is unparalled. Let's just say this: he was William Burroughs secretary, a literary archivist of extraordinary importance, and a man with an inate sense of how to fan the flame of those "holy dumb saints"--The Beats.

Jane Engle, writing in The Los Angeles Times, described how "a long-shuttered mid-century hotel in Desert Hot Springs has been refurbished and reopened as the Beat Hotel, a tribute to the late William S. Burroughs and other Beat generation artists and writers. Owner Steven Lowe, who said he worked with Burroughs on the author's "Cities of the Red Night" (1981) novel and other projects, has put 1940s to 1960s furnishings in the hotel, along with memorabilia.

These include a draft of Burroughs' "The Western Lands" (1987) novel, serigraphs that Burroughs created with artist Robert Rauschenberg and photos by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

"It's like a living museum," Lowe said. The hotel, originally opened in the 1950s as the Monte Carlo, has eight guestrooms, a swimming pool and a spa fed by mineral hot springs. The Beat Hotel shares a phone line with Lowe's other lodging in the city, the four-room Desert Hot Springs Motel, in a 1947 structure designed by the late architect John Lautner, who was mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright. The motel, refurbished and reopened in 2001, has period furnishings."

Janice Kleinschmidt, writing in Palm Springs Life gives more detail to the portrait of the man:

A friend and collaborator of the Beat Generation author and artist, Lowe amassed writings, artworks, photographs, and memorabilia befitting a museum. The reception room displays original painting, including a collaborative work of Burroughs and Robert Raushenberg; glass cases with gunshot spray-paint cans; and a Burroughs adding machine (invented by the writer / artist's grandfather). Burroughs' hand-painted ties and a collaborative work with Lowe can be found in the library. There, guests may (with gloves) thumb through myriad books and original manuscripts – many signed – by and about Burroughs and the Beat Generation. Lowe even has books on flower arranging written by Burroughs' mother for Coca-Cola and the last photograph of his friend, taken by him the day before his death in 1997. Lowe could have hoarded his treasures, but he would rather make them accessible for others to appreciate.

Accessibility also lies behind his decision to open the Lautner motel (he maintains the Desert Hot Springs Motel name because that is how architectural publications have referred to it). “His work was so radical he never received public commissions,” Lowe says. Thus, Lautner's buildings were private residences experienced only through photographs. Now, motel guests – often architects – can experience the dramatic changes in lighting over a 24-hour period du to Lautner's use of glass and form. “This is like an opera of light,” Lowe says.

Lowe first walked into the Lautner structure on the anniversary of Burroughs' birthday: Feb. 5, 2000. “I was thinking about Burroughs and thought this would be the perfect place for a writer,” he says. More recently, when he was developing the Beat Hotel, a man digging a well there mentioned he had know Lautner. Lowe refers to these coincidences as the “interzone” – a term coined by Burroughs meaning where dream and reality come together.

The real connection between the to motels' subjects is “both were uncompromising, radical artists very focused on their work,” Lowe says. “The concept is identifying an event. In [Lautner's] case, that's structural; in the Beat Hotel, it's a cultural event.” He refers to both as high points in history.

“To me, it's installation art, performance art; and I kind of like the idea you can come and relax, remove yourself from the humdrum world, and empty your mind an focus on something really important.”

Lowe plans another installation in September, when another 20th-century innovator – furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones – furnishes one of the Desert Hot Springs Motel rooms with transparent furniture that includes an acrylic bed frame lit from below. Hollis Jones, who worked with Lautner from 1968 to 1975, saw the motel for the first time in 2003. “He caused me to be in love with light all over again,” he says, “so pieces I put in there have to be concentrated, and they have to float.”

Peter Moruzzi, an architectural historian and chair of Palm Springs Modern Committee, says unique examples of architecture need to be preserved because they are part of our cultural heritage. Lautner's Desert Hot Springs project exemplifies the experimentation in materials and methods prevalent after World War II. Moruzzi particularly notes the roof form and the way Lautner balanced the indoor and outdoor spaces. “It's really a work of art,” he says – and just as important as more traditionally accepted forms of creative expression. “We wouldn't have too much difficulty understanding why works of art like paintings and sculpture need to be preserved,” he says. “But the same is true of great architecture. It just happens to be large and sitting on a private piece of property.”

Wild Blogs Flying Sideways

Pals Alexa (Thousand Hand Bodhisattva Dance) and Tom (much prose) send in a snap from the now long gone holidays.

Achtung, Blogisattvas, that is not our Dusty gracing their blogschriften. That is the tres, plus, ultra cute Blini Tomato Titanium!

A-n-T says, thus:

Hi Ruby! Happy New Year!
CeeCee and Ginny said they were recently down your way having a grand time with you and all your Coral Sands pals! We send you greetings from afar and hope too many moons won't pass before we get down your way.

Hugs and Smooches,

Alexa, Tom and Blini Tomato Titanium

My Godson John Lucchesini and Lola

My wonderfully talented, immensely sweetheart of a Godson was here for this last week. Lola has been under the bed since John left and I am not sure I can get her to come out. John is an incredible metal worker in Seattle and has his own hot shop. If you are ever in Seattle, his work is another place to witness genius talent. Hi John!

There Goes Supper

And tomorrow is a new day. Goodnight, everybody.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lunch -- Come and Gone

Feeling mo' betta after lunch.

People! Your blogger has been mighty busy!

Good Morning

I'll be with you in just a minute.

WHAT a weekend. It's Tuesday? Get outta here!

Check back in just a few.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Cocktail" at Jamie Kabler's

Last night before Ginny Ruffner's Fabulous Opening at Imago Gallery I snapped a bit of "art" on my own. John Behnke, Kate Seekings and Lynn Grigsby all stand before Jamie Kabler's Famous his bedroom as we toured his phenonmenal Leisureland...Home of the best parties in Palm Springs.

The Coral Sands Reacts to Sen. Clinton's 2008 Announcement

Well, it IS a contest, isn't it? (Okay, we just love to dance to this song at night in the kitchen).

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Mr. Sands Man, Bring Me a Dream

Louie L'Amour turns 20 today on the 20th of January--his Golden Anniversary birthday.
He'll spend much of the day in a custom snooze environment built specially for the occasion. Our little man in golden light!
Happy Birthday, dear Louis, Happy Birthday to yooooooooooooouuu!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Ginny Ruffner Hits the Desert -- Duck!

Ginny Ruffner, who previously graced this blog's weekly "Are You Hip Enough" contest, invades Palm Springs with a new show at Imago Gallery in Palm Desert this weekend. Her shows are always Main Events, drawing buyers and aficionados from all over. Ruffner's glass and glass/metal pieces are world renown. She has been written up extensively in the popular press, the trade, scholarly papers, and in her own words. Her book, Creativity: The Flowering Tornado and numerous show catalogs, have opened new worlds of enthrallment for non-artists by helping them look at and comprehend visual art.

Ginny's life and work ask an intriguing question: Where is spirit stored? The game thus on, Ruffner sets out armed with intelligence, craft, visual wit, humor, an apparently unquenchable sense of curiosity, and, let's face it, the joyous pluck of someone who beat extraordinary odds. She posits some intriguing theories this weekend at Imago.

Go see her.

Thousand - hand Bodhisattva Dance

Hey, this brightens things up a bit. Sent by Alexa Robbins who is married to Tom Robbins. Tom's Wild Ducks Flying Backwards features a great essay on Ruby Montana. Check it out!

Dinah Shore Louis Prima Keely Smith Ernie Kovacs Edie Adams

Now, let's kick it up a notch and take it to a level of absurdity you didn't even see coming!

Not Too Early to Plan

Okay, yeah. We know it's January but March is not that far away. The desert is gorgeous in the Spring. There's a simple remedy for what ails ya:

(1) Open your calendar.
(2) Pick a little string of days.
(3) Phone The Sands (follow the link to our website on my profile)
(4) Get your sorry self here!

The Coral Sands in Palm Springs. You're Gonna Love It!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Missing Daddy

I cannot seem to stop the tears, or the river in reserve there, after watching "One Punk Under God" (on the Sundance Channel) with Jay Baker (Tammy Faye Baker's son) and his wonderful new "church"...but with a special moment with both of his parents. Tammy Faye is on her death bed and so remarkable...and Daddy Jim Baker has come to comfort his son who is living in NYCity with his wife who is in Medical School.
I know that it has been a year and a few months since Daddy's passage...but...this was hitting such a nerve. I miss Daddy so much at times.
Where do they go?

News From All Over!

Our far flung correspondents, Rebecca and Mike, checked in today from Boulder, CO where they are busy house hunting. Mike just received a big promotion at work and will be relocating to Boulder soon. Here's a sweet little number they loved in the Pine Street historical district.

But, they ultimately chose the old Cruella DeVille mansion a little farther down the road. They phoned to report they miss California in general and Palm Springs in particular.

We may be seeing Rebecca soon as a certain birthday looms in February. Perhaps we should get her 101 dalmatians!

Jaimi and Tresor

Jaimi and of the first Cat/Dog moments at the Coral Sands. Wow.

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Coral Sands wishes a Happy Birthday to one of the greatest leaders of our nation, the man who was the moral compass of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, the Reverend Dr. King.
"So I say to you, my friends, that even though we must face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."
Dr. King was a man of his times and his language reflected those times. It was pre-women's rights and pre- gay rights. But he was our champion for equal rights and he looked to a future "when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning -- 'My Country 'Tis of Thee; sweet land of liberty; of thee I sing. . . LET FREEDOM RING."

Saturday, January 13, 2007

A Quick Trip Back In Time

To take a peek at Ruby in her New Year's Eve outfit.


Have we met? I never forget a fez.

Let's Get This Party Started

Laura Baca and her main squeeze Paris woke up in the hammock New Year's Day. They look good, though, and that's all that counts.

Pooch Lolli and Dusty tore it up a bit, too.

Film Festival Gala Going Buddies

What a lively table we had and with two healers to the right of me...Barb and Tim are healers and Barb a Psychic To The Stars!!! She said she sees this as a good year for myself and The Coral Sands. for our team! Debbie Broughten made this table come to life with some special assistance from Prudential Wizard Cyndee Schaefer. I think this is the part where Brad Pitt walked by.

Gingerbread Alexander

This is a marvelous "Gingerbread Alexander" your heart out "Swiss Miss Alexander"! Those in the know will understand of which I speak.

Ray's Party with Zolton Bircsak

Zolton Bircsak and I had a great time at Ray's fantastic party in his Alexander complete with Gingerbread making contest this Xmas. Chander Erickson (Zoltan's partner and co owner in the now by-gone "The Frippery")was pretty well responsible for the "Crafts" end of this project which was quite extensive. I will highlight one of my favorites gingerbread creations. Chander and Zolton are one of Palm Springs most "colorful" duos.

Notes From Hollywood

Click it! Click it! You know you want to. G'head. Click it.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Inside The VIP Lounge @ The Parker

Congresswoman Mary Bono (Sonny's Widow) has been an important supporter of the Film Festival. She doesn't look a day over 30! Amazing. Dale Chihuly generously donated three pieces to the festival. One piece for Kate for Cate Blanchett and one for Jackie Lee Houston (who generously underwrote the festival with 5 million dollars). These are the movers and shakers that bring excitment to this "small" town...or as I quote Donna Macmillan..."Darling, Palm Springs is the ONLY town in America." I hear that!

Inside The VIP lounge @ The Parker

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lea De Laria and Janette Mason

Lea De Laria and her partner Janette Mason stopped by The Coral Sands last night. They were performing over the New Year's Eve holiday at The Villas in Palm Springs. Big arsed sold out audiences. Lea is a comedian/chanteuse and Janette is a brilliant Jazz Pianist. They are both fans of The Coral Sands and as you can see are in love with our girls of the Sands, Dusty Springfield and Gina LOLA Bridgetta. Great to have them in town.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Chihulys @ Leisureland

Sunday before the Fabulous Tea at the O'Donnell House Jamie Kabler hosted Dale and Leslie Chihuly at his famed "Leisureland"for a special tour. Leslie was a "Leisureland" virgin. That's Jamie in the mad paisley and Patrick Mundt (Jamie's partner and owner of Classic Chic) on the far left.

VIP After party at The Parker...Leslie and Alejandro

Granted this may just a "wild shot" but as a "player" in the ViP Room at the Film Gala's Afterparty one must be careful. Leslie Chihuly wanted a photograph of herself and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (who was BTW honored as Director of the Year at this year's gala awards). Inarritu directed stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in this year's critically acclaimed Babel. He was also awarded top honors for Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival for the film. His previous films, 21 Grams (2003), and Amores Perros (2000), won a slew of major awards and nominations worldwide. BTW Alejandro was surrounded by beautiful women hanging on his every word all night. It is a wonder they let Leslie Chihuly get this close!

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Michael Childers photographic diva and pride of PS

This was quite a weekend for Michael Childers...his fab show at M Modern Gallery...The Film Festival Gala...and all his Babes.

Congratulations, Boom Ball Squaw!

Look for Laurie Weed's essay, "My Visa to Spanish Territory" in the 2007 Best Women's Travel Writing anthology. Weedie joins ranks on these pages with some of the finest writers working today. Now just where do you think our globe-trotting, A-1 travel writer stays when she is in town?

More writers, artists, actors, stage designers, filmmakers, painters, musicians, and people 'damned good to know' choose The Coral Sands when visiting Palm Springs. It's why we like it here--the company we keep.

Way to go, Weedie! See you next summer, just like always!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Blow Up

M Modern Gallery's Opening Reception "Blow Up" was held Friday evening in Palm Springs. (From left) Artist Dale Chihuly and friend Ruby Montana study the work of photographer Michael Childers on display.

M Modern Gallery hosts 'in' event
Lea GoodsellSpecial to The Desert SunJanuary 7, 2007

Loretta Vlach, Special to The Desert Sun

It had all the ingredients for a great party - cool venue, hot DJ and lots of celebrities. OK - most of the celebs were in photos and portraits hanging on the walls, courtesy of three amazing photographers, but they were there in spirit. M modern gallery hosted an opening reception titled "Blow Up" for Michael Childers, William Claxton and Douglas Kirkland at the gallery Friday night, as an official element of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

With the help of sponsors including Trina Turk and Smirnoff, the party rocked. It was the first time Claxton and Kirkland have exhibited in Palm Springs and declared the turnout "amazing." Gallery owners Jay and MiShell Nailor were kept busy mingling.

Jay explained, "Celebrities played an important role in the early development and notoriety of Palm Springs and it's still the case today with the overwhelming draw of the Palm Springs International Film Festival."

Guests included Dale Chihuly, Kaye Ballard and James Galanos as well as Nelda Linsk, Lindell Campbell, Mark Adams and Frankie Valdez, Haddon and Julia Libby, Dick and Susan Stein, Janice Lyle and Michael Boyer, Daniel Wright, Jamie Kabler and Patrick Mundt.

Other guests were Ruby Montana, dressed just as you imagine, and Dusti Shipman and Abby Massey, who were darling in their ever-changing Trina Turk ensembles. Shari Appelbaum shared the story of running into Dale Chihuly several years ago and asking if he would paint a pair of her shoes. He said she had great legs and painted a pair of Yves St. Laurent shoes with great bright colors. She still wears them today!

The party continued at Viceroy where manager Jonathan Heath put out a great spread including my favorite, marshmallows already on long skewers ready to roast in the fire pit outside.

Joey English and Rose Mihata were holding court in the aptly named White Room, while others mingled in the adjacent enclosed patio, at the bar or around the Citron pool. Smirnoff's Leslie Barclay watched firsthand as folks enjoyed their cocktails and DJ Victor Rodriquez kept the party going strong.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Ohhh La La Film Festival Gala!

What a Festive Occasion! Ruby even has silver chopsticks in her "up-do"! Coral Sands neighbors Susan Unger and Pam Erwin were looking incredibly glamorous. Have you seen their little Vespa with a sidecar? By the way Ruby's hair was done courtesy of Sean McCurdy of The David Andrew Salon...and make-up none other than David himself. The salon is on Sunrise Way near Jensens.

Fun Things You Can Do at Home

While Ruby wined, dined, and danced the night away at Cinderella's Ball -- also known as the Palm Springs Film Festival -- some of her pals stayed home and cut their hair.

There is never a dull moment at The Coral Sands. No. Not one.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Brian - N - David Check in for The Rose Bowl

Precious chums Brian Brock (this week's hipster) and David Staskowski (our guest photographer), enjoy a moment poolside despite the thrashing the Wolverines took in The Rose Bowl. Never ones to pout long, David immediately got busy with his camera and gave us this following series of gorgeous photos.

Thanks, guys. We miss you already. Come back, Little Hebas.

A Study of The Sands in Twilight

David spent an evening out by the pool capturing every nuance this place has to offer as evening falls by sleepy garden walls. Sit back and enjoy this knock out series of shots featuring the new pool as seen through David's artistry.

The place has never looked better!

Yummy SoCal

Painter's palette pool, indeed.

This series is just edible, it's so good.