Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Grey Gardens Gets a new Roof...

The old gal is gettin' takin' down to her bones before she puts on that new dress...A Sorely needed new roof...she leaked everywhere...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Remembering Louie

Louis L'Amour
The Beginning of Time - July 20, 2008

Louie L'Amour, the dapper Master of Ceremonies at The Coral Sands, bought a one-way ticket on the last train West in the early hours of Sunday Morning, Coming Down. He was 21 years old.

Surveying his property, as he did at sunrise every morning, L'Amour, who was deaf and going blind, fell into the pool and slipped away. Befitting the occasion, the desert skies in July tore open and wept, flooding arroyos, taking out traffic lights, and washing the ancient sands, the skies wept, wept, wept at the loss of Louie the Love.

He is survived by his pet Ruby Montana, his bitches Lola and Dusty, a dozen stray cats, and the enduring Sands. The finest Chihuahua ever to play the game or run a motel, Louie was beloved by literally thousands or perhaps even millions. His gifts were in reverse proportion to his size and, in fact, cannot even be measured. Friends gathered throughout the day to comfort Ms. Montana.

May all the Saints embrace him, choirs of angels sing upon his arrival. We know God is smiling upon our Louis -- restored to his youthful vigor and handsomeness, he is working the perimeter in the Great Beyond.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

IT's Time to make Your Fall and Winter Reservations Sanders!!!!

It's getting to be time to make your Fall and Winter Reservations my precious Sanders. We're filling up fast!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Wanted to Thank everyone once more for your efforts to get me back home. I am very happy to be here now with Billie Holiday and Gina Lola Bridgita ...I was on the run for a full 12 hours and it was 109 degrees. My feet were soaked in Salt Water because I burned all of my pads. I was very dehydrated and super hungry. I have been sleeping alot since my return.
Thanks again for caring about me.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Suite with the Freak Triplets...Lori Connely, Cheryl Dillinger and Al Estrada Berg...

These three have been having the time of their lives here in these glorious temperatures...swimming non stop...and laughing...It is wonderful to have their presence visible. Wonderful people in a wonderful place. Come back soon you Sanders you!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ruby's Dream car ARRIVING at The Coral Sands...

Ruby's Dream car arriving at The Coral Sands...OK...she's not replacing Dinah...She's here for the Levi Photo shoot...Love this car.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grey Gardens Pool (Property to the North of The Coral Sands) during rehab...

Diane Sexton (General Contractor) and Mario Montalvo (Sands Pool Man) working at the sight during the renovation. Very exciting stuff happening in Las Palmas!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ruby Montana officiated the wedding of Danielle Rohani and Toby Lawless this past weekend.

Our beautiful Bride (Danielle Rohani) of Venice, Ca. and her bevy of beautiful bridesmaids...These girls are some of Ruby's favorite spirits on the planet. Danielle married Toby Lawless...a prince for sure.

This is the Entrance to Gray Gardens...the contiguous property to the north of The Sands...

This property "affectionately known" as Grey Gardens is finally revealed after years of being surrounded by dense foliage. This property was built for two sisters in 1937. It is a duplex with a guest house. It will be a stunning development for our Las Palmas neighborhood.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard's famous Palm Springs Home

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard's famous Palm Springs digs has blossums a go go...Orchid trees and bouganvilla...Beautiful right this minute!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Old Buddy and Loyal Sander Sunny Shender was in Town For The Dinah!

On her way back to Santa Fe from Hawaii...Sunny Shender stopped in for The Dinah and to visit her old friend Ruby. Great to spend some time together at long last!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Dinah is in Full Swing...Here is Ruby (center bandana) with some of her Revelers

Joey Reiter, Karla Berst, Ruby Montana, Nancy Burfiend, Liz Robinson and Kate Herald...Great parties all over town in celebration of the Kraft Nabisco Golf Tournament (The Dinah)...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Loyal Sanders and Long Time Friends of Ruby's, Joan and Dan Nugent of Madison, Wisconsin (cheeseheads)

Joan and Dan were in Palm Springs this last week for some glorious weather, hiking, dining and swimming. Great to spend time with them in this remarkable little town.

Gray Gardens (Contiguous property to the North of the Coral Sands) gets cleaned up!!!

For years people have wondered what was behind the tangled shrubry on the property north of The Coral Sands...Yesterday the unveiling began. Underneath it all is a charming Spanish duplex built in 1932...with a guest house.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gathering at Daveys Hideaway for Crab Legs and Martinis...

Lulu, (if you knew Lulu like I know Lulu...)David (Everyone knows this sweetheart)... Linda Derschang (Linda's Tavern, her first among many in Seattle...) Christopher Frizzelle (Editor of The Stranger in Seattle)and Ruby gathering for pure fun!


Tonight the girls are headed out for some of that legendary 48 hour mole...spinach enchiladas...and the Cadillac Margaritas...Yum...Perhaps they'll chase that with a little Casino action...A fun Filled Takeover weekend for sure!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

TAKEOVERS ARE A REALLY GREAT WAY TO GO AT THE CORAL SANDS...NINE BEST FRIENDS after an 85 degree day of sunshine, tennis, shopping, reading...

Now...Ruby's girls are ready to hit the nightlife...and there is alot to choose from. Tonight it is Trio for dinner...dancing at Tucans and back just in time for skinny dipping in the luscious kidney shaped turquoise pool...Believe's quite a way to go.
I think these girls will be back!
I'm bettin' on it!

Going My Way: Palm Springs Eternal | Exclusives |

Going My Way: Palm Springs Eternal | Exclusives |

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's a TAKEOVER!!!

GIRLS just want to have fun...and boy Howdy....They are!!!
Michelle Ostrom organized her band of nine to Take the Hotel over for three nights.
Here they are sporting their new belts made by Michelle's aunt...her mother sells them at the Thorp Fruit Stand in Washington State...They are fabulous...The Pinto Pony would carry these in a hot flash. Ruby got one too and will sport her's shortly at Jake's tonight. The girls will be at Trio.
From left to right...Jodi Rosen, Ester Frey, Karen Holden, Kim Elliott, Stephanie Olsen,Stephanie Crabtree, Diane Langstraat, Michelle Ostrum and Kim Kelly. Girls...You are the best! They will all be Sanders for life!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Three Little Muttscateers in Residence at The Coral Sands

Billie Holliday, Dusty Springfield and Gina LOLA Bridgetta all absolutely love a convertible ride in the desert...Sometimes if I leave the car door open in the white trash patio/car port I note around 3p.m. they have gotten in Dinah (my VW Convertible) and starting positively willing me to the wheel to take them on an afternoon spin to Koffi for a Machiato.

Friday, March 12, 2010


The transformation is mind blowing...8 tons of 3/4 white rock lining the perimeter of The Sands in place of grass...It looks so bright and cheery and snow...I purchased a number of Ocotillos and harvested palms that were small but already on the is a major improvement.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Cee Cee Ponicsan and Alexa Robbins touring the wonderful home of Jamie Kabler. What a thrill it is!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ruby in Front of her Famed "Holiday" Tree ready to go to the Steve Chase...

Ruby Has decided to leave up her famed "holiday tree". Just add shamrocks...then...just add get the drift. It brings the outside in and alots the spirit to dream and create...Hmmmm.

Vintage Settee a New Addition To The Sands thanks to the Generous Gift of Sander Vita Alea!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Diane Sexton can do anything!!! Thank You, Diane!

The fence was put into place today by this modern day Wonder Woman. Diane Sexton truly can do anything! Thank you, Diane! All us Sanders Thank You for all you do around this joint. You are amazing. One of very few women that can built a house from the ground up! You go, Girl!

I Think That You get The Picture...Our new White Trash privacy fence!!!

We're getting ready for a certain star's visit...Are you all ready for this???

Ruby is Behind Bars!!!!

Ruby is clearly behind bars!!
Today the White Trash Patio is getting a face lift! We are making a "Private" patio...
We need it Ya'll!

The Lower East Side of The Coral Sands...without the Juniper Trees...

Things are looking tidy on the lower east side of The Coral junipers and soon new plantings and white rock. Then there is a new sign on the way and you are going to just die when you see that!!!
You'd better make your reservations.
Try to remember...April, May and Early June are my favorite months at The Coral Sands.

The East Side Entrance After Juniper Fabric covering...

After removing some seven Giant Junipers we have added some new fabric covering to the Eastside entrance of The Sands...Now for the white rock and Palm Tree planting on either side of the gates...I am planting the babies the twin palms in the center of the property birthed so as not to purchase anything new.
Should look spectacular!!!

The Serious Effort of Oleander Removal to Bring In a Private Garden area....

We are very excited at The Coral Sands to be creating a new and private garden/spa area...First the Oleander Removal...the Ficus Tree removal...This is hard work! It will be soooo worth it!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Sands is Going White in an effort to go GREEN!

I am removing all grass at The Coral Sands and replacing it with white rock and desert plantings. This is a very labor intensive job but worthwhile, I believe.
I just painted the surrounding white block fence and trimmed up the piracantha. A spring spruce up!!!

The Twin Palms at The Coral Sands birthed two babies...

The central twin palms at The Coral Sands birthed two babies this year and I am harvesting them to be planted on the perimeter of the property where there used to be junipers...I took down 7 or 8 giant junipers and am making an effort to go Green. I am removing all grass and going to desert plantings...palm trees, palo verde trees...ocotillo...etc. It will be lovely and covered with 8 tons of white rock.

The Gangs All Here!!

Sanders Kevin Buckley, Paris Renfrow, Lara Baca, Ruby, and Stacey Wilson are having a Ton of fun on the Town at Trio...
There was a Sigfried and Roy sighting this evening...Why...they took this picture of us!!! Too fun.

Friday, February 26, 2010

American writers staying at The Sands...Tom Robbins and Darryl Ponicsan...

Wonderful to have these creative geniuses staying at The Coral Sands.
Darryl Ponicsan is best known as the author of the 1971 novel The Last Detail which was adapted into a 1973 movie starring Jack Nicholson; and for the 1973 novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty starring James Caan.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruby Montana and Tom Robbins with their child Howdy Doody

Tom has been having quite a little fun at The Coral Sands...
Another day another DNA test, however.
I think it looks just like him!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010



Tom Robbins Lands at The Coral Sands....AT LAST!!!

Tom Robbins and Ruby Montana have been friends for years...
He was (afterall) a Spam Carving Contest Judge for years....
He has finally arrived at The Coral Sands for a week. He is pictured here with Ruby, Cee Cee Ponicsan and his wife, TarotMancer Alexa Robbins. This is a very welcome reunion. We had cocktails at Melvyns and dined at Trio...