The clothing gurus at Jonathan’s Cleaners launder tired duds with an environmentally safe dry-cleaning solution that’s both nontoxic and biodegradable. A fabric-overseer inspects clothes, sweeping grimy jackets ($7.95) and shorts ($4.25) clean of condiment stains and clearing golf shirts ($3.95) and pants ($4.50) of the dust from golf balls vaporized by overly enthusiastic putts. The cleaners' environmentally sound dry-cleaning process guards against shrinking and color fading. Finally, a six-point inspection replaces lost buttons and double-checks apparel for blemishes, ensuring that freshly pressed two-piece suits ($12) look dapper enough to suit the most well-heeled scarecrow throughout harvest season.
For decades, American Bartenders School has helped aspiring spirit spreaders to develop steady hands, sure eyes for measurement, and an encyclopedic drink-formula knowledge. All of the school's classes cover basic mixing, garnishing, layering, and glassware selection in a realistic bar setting, complete with animatronic bar regulars debating whether Woody Allen is currently the president of Azerbaijan. Students gain access to a book of recipes for shooters, including cosmos, lemon drops, and jelly beans; learn how to make frozen specialties and hot toddies; and discover how to cure hangovers and hiccups. For the 12-hour bartending-certification course, graduation sessions are held where the instructors offer helpful tips on how to get hired as a bartender, before returning home with a mixology certificate, professional resumé, and the ability to set up and stock their own home bars, all of which make a classy addition to living rooms, lounges, and butler traps.
Mary and Charlie Dungans sought a source of entertainment in Palm Springs beyond golf and tennis. To find it, they traveled beyond the city limits and into the surrounding deserts. There, they discovered a fascinating world of geological formations and wildlife inspiring them to found Desert Adventures in an effort to share this experience with others.
The couple only had three jeeps to their name when they opened their doors in 1987, but their sustainable nature tours proved popular. Today, their daughter Kimberly, her business partner Bob Schneider, and a crew of naturalist guides offer tours of an 840-acre private ranch and the unowned expanses of Mecca Hills. The equipment, too, has evolved with the times; the company's fleet includes 15 customized Jeep Scramblers capable of handling the desert pathways without disturbing the environment.
Elite Brights’ at-home advanced teeth-whitening kit lets users buff molars and blanch incisors without swapping plush recliners for dentist chairs. After a routine tooth brushing, flossing, and fang sharpening, customers apply the kit’s pale-making gel to a plastic whitening tray. They then install the tray securely in the mouth and fit an LED light against the front teeth to activate the gel’s hydrogen peroxide cleaning agent, brightening chompers without harming preexisting dental fixtures, such as permanent harmonicas. The kit comes with enough gel for 2–5 whitening treatments, allowing clients to spread their dental purification over time.
Anume Med Spa's board-certified physicians brandish the latest techniques in aesthetic medicine. During 10-minute Botox sessions, clients can sit back while the physician erases years of damage resulting from funny faces forged in cold weather. On average, most treatment areas undergo noticeable change after 12 non-surgical units, each of which aids in the reduction of frown lines around the eyes, lips, or glabella respectively. The service is designed with comprehensive care and instruction in mind, and all clients depart with a firm grasp on upkeep and how to make their aesthetic upgrade endure.
Palm Desert shares the same desert landscape and resort atmosphere as Palm Springs, about 15 miles to the northeast. El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, is within walking distance of the hotel. The popular shopping district features art galleries, high-end boutiques, and brand-name retailers such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue.Palm Desert is also a gateway town into the north end of the 800,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, located less than 60 miles away. In addition to being the birthplace of Bono, the desert park is famous for its unusual geologic formations and mountains made of twisted rock, which are ideal for rock climbing. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including desert bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and coyotes.For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, check out The Living Desert, a zoo, botanical garden, and animal hospital in Palm Desert. As you stroll throughout the various geographical regions—including North America, Africa, and Village WaTuTu—you will see flora and fauna indigenous to that area, which can include mexican gray wolves, giraffes, and jaguars. The Living Desert also boasts a G-scale model train that winds its way through replicas of historical scenes, including a California logging and mining town and the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.