Castelli Art Framing's master craftsmen continue a more than 25-year tradition of conserving and displaying prized artwork of all shapes and sizes. Small photographs, large portraits, and record-breaking speeding tickets all earn wall-worthiness while donning custom frames assembled out of thousands of moldings and a variety of matting and mounting styles. Castelli's museum-quality conservation frames ensure delicate or valuable pieces can emerge from their protective casings undamaged. The multitalented staffers can also build unique frames for 3-D objects such as medals, sports jerseys, and a baby's first pair of shoes. Gilding and leafing services performed by artisans with more than 20 years of experience embellish plain wooden surfaces with thin sheets of gold or silver shinier than a freshly polished glass eye.
Ben & Jerry's came from humble beginnings—in 1978, its eponymous founders served ice cream out of a renovated Burlington gas station, and delivered pints of their now-classic flavors to grocery stores out of the back of Ben's VW Squareback wagon. Today, its myriad shops dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. The duo is also famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy.
When you stay at Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, you'll be in the historical district and close to Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium and Palm Springs Air Museum. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Plaza Theatre and Palm Springs Art Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 180 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ace Hotel and Swim Club. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
Right on busy Palm Canyon Drive, Quality Inn Palm Springs makes for a cozy base camp to explore the city's family-friendly attractions, from splashing at Knott's Soak City water park to riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mount San Jacinto. Inspired by the natural setting, the inn is surrounded with palm trees and desert brush, and the interiors are suffused with a subtle southwestern décor.
Within guest rooms—which feature one king bed, one queen bed, or two queen beds—a palette of warm beige and hunter green add warmth to the refreshingly unfussy setup. Kids can play video games on a Nintendo system or tweet about the hotel’s soap selection with the pervasive free WiFi. Outside, a palm-fringed pool and misted deck help beat the heat. Although the hotel is just minutes from several popular Palm Springs restaurants, guests don’t have to venture offsite for homestyle breakfasts at Carrows Restaurant.
Often referred to as a "desert oasis," Palm Springs boasts a slew of traveler-friendly attractions. Popular stops include Palm Springs Air Museum and Moorten Botanical Garden. Palm Springs is also about an hour from the breathtaking desert expanse of Joshua Tree National Park. :m]]
The FDA-approved Venus Concept cellulite-reduction treatment employs bipolar radio frequency and magnetic pulses to break up cellulite deposits and smooth skin. After a consultation to explain the procedure and answer questions, trained staff members guide the noninvasive mechanism over the selected target area, delivering magnetic energy to stimulate blood flow and iron-coated skeletons. The process helps disperse cellulite clumps and boost collagen production, smoothing skin with gentle heat akin to that experienced during a hot-stone massage. As the skin’s surface evens out, the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and enlarged pores disappears like a villain in a house of mirrors. Treatments should be scheduled one week apart.
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill's menu bursts with authentic Mexican fare, prepared fresh daily by Sinaloa, Mexico native and executive chef Ernesto Gastelum. Famished patrons can begin their feasting fiesta with chilis gueritos (yellow peppers) stuffed with shrimp, garlic, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, and accompanied by a creamy soy sauce ($12.95). Tableside guacamole, a mashup of avocados, tomatoes, and onions in a deep-fried tortilla shell, comes kissed with lime juice under an aromatic sprig of cilantro mistletoe ($8.95).