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Monday, April 14, 2014

Anyone Speak German?

My home the Silver Suitcase® was given a very nice shout out (With photo!)  in a German Magazine called Süddeutsche.de . The mag did a lovely piece on Photographer Nancy Baron's book titled "The Good Life" which focuses on the Palm Springs lifestyle.
Photo: Nancy Baron
The Good Life is scheduled to be out in the next few months, and I will post about the release date as soon as I know. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

COACHELLA: Day Three Check In!!

Think we're having fun yet?
Day Three: 
We're not tired at all. Or sore from dancing. Really.
Not at all.
#nosireebob

Can't get enough of this piece.
#NeverGetsOld


Some Coachella Ambience
as Day Three came to a close

Friday, April 11, 2014

Art Break: Coachella Edition





"Astronaut"



I say:  AWESOME!

Hello Coachella 2014!!!


Coachella has started, people! 

We're here running around, and already having a blast!
And here's one of the first "people" we ran into - a rather tall robot.
So Coachella. 
Love it. 

Coachella, Elvis Presley + Anne Hathaway

First things first: Coachella kicks off today! 
The line up for today has everyone from OutKast to Bryan Ferry to Gabba Gabba Hey. 
For those poor souls that weren't able to get tickets, good news! 
For the first time ever, Coachella will be live streamed on youtube.  
(weekend 2 will have a diff live stream venue) 

While we're on the subject of music, a few days ago Elvis Presley's Honeymoon House was listed for a cool $9.5M! 
(Can we just have a moment to envision Elvis at Coachella??!)
I personally think Anne Hathaway should purchase it, don't you? 
She and the house would compliment each other beautifully. 
My deep thoughts for Friday.
That is all.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Interrupting My Regular Scheduled Blogging:

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a "Welcome (To Palm Springs) Wagon Letter" to Leonardo DiCaprio. In the note, I listed some of my favorite old school places to dine, drink + overall have a Palm Springs specific grand old time.

One of the places I suggested which was not old school but embodies the Old School Palm Springs vibe, were Monday Nights at The Ace Hotel.

Every Monday Night for 4 years, Entertainer Extraordinaire Linda Gerard hosted Monday Night Sissy Bingo at The Ace Hotel.  Linda passed away last Friday here in Palm Springs.

Linda was the reason to drag yourself out on Monday Night - Linda was the reason that made the week all the better, you got to laugh with her, get serenaded by her, and possibly win a prize or two.
Linda was not your run of the mill Bingo caller. She was the hostess with the mostest and then some. 
We all loved Linda and were all touched by her infectious energy. We knew her physical health had taken a beating, and when I blogged about Sissy Bingo 2 weeks ago, I did so with the hopes that this was just a rough patch and she would be back at some point with her trademarked Linda Vengeance.
Just last year after she was diagnosed, she appeared at a screening of a documentary called Bingo Night, in which she was featured.
Linda belting out some of her favorite tunes - can be purchased here at The Ace Hotel online Shop

Linda wasn't just the hippest Bingo Caller this side of the Mississippi, she was a Hollywood Actress, A Broadway Performer (Understudy to the likes of Barbra Streisand!!) , Provincetown Cabaret Star, West Hollywood Nightclub owner, Bon Vivant, an Auntie Mame, and an all around Grande Dame.
Read Linda's New York Times Obituary here. 

The Ace Hotel Will be closed this Monday the 31st in honor of Linda - Their statement on Linda here

Donations can be made in honor of Linda to The Orphan Pet Oasis Shelter of Palm Springs.

RIP Linda + Thank You.