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Guests Sipped Wine and Watched Chefs in Tutus at the Palm Desert Food and Wine 2017

A Voyage Through Palm Desert’s Gourmet Dining Written by: Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti Palm Desert Food and WinePhotos By:Yasin ChaudhryWhat an elegant production! The roof of the parking structure at The Gardens on El Paseo had been magically transformed into an elegant lounge with crystal chandeliers, comfortable conversation seating, a sophisticated bar, and a garden courtyard complete with sparkling fountains. Past the courtyard, stood a tent with the capacity to shelter 3,000 people....

My life is full of corporate ‘bling’

Every time I go to any show, fair, expo, conference, meeting, or kindergarten program, somehow I end up with corporate bling to bring home. Some people call it swag or schwag, but I call it bling. So sue me.My cup (or desk drawers in this case) runneth over with bling of all types. Pens, bolos, calculators, squeeze balls, notepads, lanyards, hand sanitizers, yo-yos, phone covers, shot glasses, key chains and golf tees.And I don’t even play golf.I know people who go to events just to get free...

Religiosity and A Game of Clue

The festivities progress over the weekend with Palm Sunday the finale for the first week, then continue on into the following week.  But unlike San Miguel de Allende which is a heavily touristed area, there are no billboards or English-print newspapers with the Semana Santa schedule published.   News of activities gets communicated via a Meet-up site, but one must be vigilant about monitoring the site.  Even then, events are described in Spanish (go figure!) and therefore not always easy to...