Entries by Elizabeth G. Arcia

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Laid-back vibes in the heart of Palm Springs

The charming Bearfoot Inn is the only gay men’s clothing-optional resort in Palm Springs’ historic Movie Colony neighborhood, putting it just steps away from all the action of downtown. Once they arrived in Palm Springs, Glen Boomhour and Jerry Pergolesi knew they were in the right place. The owners of the Bearfoot Inn originally had […]

Dive into Valentine’s Day

Dive Palm Springs Treat your other half to a weekend getaway at Dive Palm Springs this Valentine’s Day. The newly launched hotel will be offering a special package to help set the mood for an intimate and romantic evening in one of Dive’s most luxurious suites – Paris or Orchid. The Paris suite offers secure private access from the street […]

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A taste of Tokyo in the California desert

George Cebra brought his love of Japan to Palm Springs. Sakura, the Japanese-style bed and breakfast, offers a unique experience. At Sakura — which means “cherry blossom” in Japanese —  guests can wear kimonos and slippers, and sliding shoji doors lead to the garden and swimming pool. Shiatsu acupressure massage is available. George is a […]

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Cinema Diverse + a stay at a Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotel = one amazing weekend

Come for the movies, stay for the weekend.
Now in its 12th year, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22, at the historic Camelot Theatres. Cinema Diverse celebrates LGBTQ movies, presenting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world.

The Inn at Palm Springs: It’s all about timing

Paul Kurdian and Sam McDermott started their married life off with a bang. While they were dating, the couple imagined one day starting a business together, and the opportunity arrived on the morning after their wedding. “On our way to Sunday brunch at my brother’s house, Paul received a call from a former client who […]

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Where low-key meets mid-century

The Wesley is all about the fun. From giant Jenga and Connect 4 to the splashworthy courtyard pool, guests make memories here that will last forever. The Wesley is a mid-century modern micro resort, where the flats are fully-stocked and the pool is always the perfect temperature. The property, managed by AvantStay, has nine flats, […]

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Where comfort and privacy meet

The Chaps Inn offers comfort and relaxation in a secluded environment. Stuart and Ian have owned the resort for almost 20 years, coming to Palm Springs from the UK. “We had nothing to do with the hotel business at all, we just went straight in cold turkey,” Ian said. “We woke up one morning and […]