Winter is Coming! Book Now!

Midwest winter vs Palm Springs……

25 pounds of winter clothing vs. 6 ounces of Lycra spandex!  

Snow vs Heat?  

 Where would you rather be this winter?? 

 INSIDERS  TIP…..Travel  Sundays thru Thursdays  and get rooms for just $99 a night at INNdulge!  (December 1st-January 31st!)

The average temperatures from October to March are high 80s to the low 50s. Travelers who want to make the most of the desert climate should sample some of these suggested activities:

   * Climb aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar at The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to  experience a breathtaking journey up to 8,516 feet to the Mount San Jacinto National Park.

   *Hike scenic trails or stroll through the ancient palm groves in the Indian Canyons, or take an off-road tour of Joshua Tree National Park or the San Andreas Fault.

The average temperatures from October to March are high 80s to the low 50s. Travelers who want to make the most of the desert climate should sample some of these suggested activities:

  • Climb aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar at The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to  experience a breathtaking journey up to 8,516 feet to the Mount San Jacinto National Park.

  • Hike scenic trails or stroll through the ancient palm groves in the Indian Canyons, or take an off-road tour of Joshua Tree National Park or the San Andreas Fault.

  • Learn about the masters of mid-century modern architecture by taking a segway or tour of the desert’s most notable architecture.

  • Take a docent tour of the Palm Springs Art Museum or Palm Springs Air Museum, home to the largest collection of World War II flying aircraft.

  • Enjoy a round of golf at Palm Springs’ Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or indulge at one of the many spa resorts.

  • Dine alfresco amidst the charming and hip village, or shop the many retro boutiques, mid-century modern furniture stores, art galleries and chic consignment shops.

  • Try your luck at the downtown Spa Resort Casino.

– See more at: www.visitgaypalmsprings.com/page/winter-travel-deals–palm-springs-/14628#sthash.xMJOltxv.dpuf

   * Learn about the masters of mid-century modern architecture by taking a segway or tour of the desert’s most notable architecture.

   * Enjoy a round of golf at Palm Springs’ Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or indulge at one of the many spa resorts.

    *Dine alfresco amidst the charming and hip village, or shop the many retro boutiques, mid-century modern furniture stores, art galleries and chic consignment shops.

or simply lay by the pool and work on that tan!  

Come to Gay Palm Springs, California. 

INNdulge Palm Springs, a resort hotel for gay menthat offers clothing optional / nude sunbathing. 

Pool and Jacuzzi open 24 hours. 

One of the best gay hotels

and gay resorts in Palm Springs, California.



What are you waiting for?

THE SNOW?!

Palm Springs November Fun


Leather Pride will once again be held the
2nd weekend
in November following the Greater
Palm Springs Pride Festival
so that
guests who
wish to may bookend their vacation to
Palm Springs and enjoy BOTH 
celebrations. 

GET A ROOM NOW  at  INNdulge

DesertLeatherPride  info       Nov  7-11
Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival      Nov 2-3



Concert in the Square October 12-13

FREE CONCERT OCT 12 & 13!



FOOD VENDORS, FREE POPCORN, PRIZES AND MORE!!

MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE DESCENDING UPON THE COACHELLA
VALLEY FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL IMS EVENT! THIS YEAR, WE’VE ADDED A LOCAL
FLAIR THAT WILL BRING TALENT AND THE PUBLIC TOGETHER FOR MUSIC
INTERACTION:


BE A PART OF THE MUSICAL FUN > >

Could the Palm Springs Aerial Tram be the 8th World Wonder?

Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating
Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs
of Chino Canyon. 

Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station –
elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516
ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular
views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can
be had by all.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on
the north edge of Palm Springs – about two hours by car from Los Angeles
and San Diego – did not just happen. It required foresight, planning,
financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a
young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where
it’s nice and cool”.
Crocker’s dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning,
California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in
the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped
peak of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. At that moment, “Crocker’s
Folly,” as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born – a
tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.  
 

Now the tram could be voted
 the 8th Wonder of the World!

Palm Springs Gets Ready for The Prop 8 Decision

 The justices are expected to issue a ruling WEDNESDAY  on Proposition 8: California’s ban on same sex marriage.

 Supporters  in the Palm Springs are planning a rally when the ruling comes down, and local businesses are gearing up for the possibility of a BIG WIN on Prop 8! 

WATCH  Video by kmir6.com


Both Gregory Goodman and Alan Kelly have a love of flowers, and each other.
They married in 2008 in the the brief window that same-sex marriage was legal.
“So we’re down there in Mexico in May and they decided to make it legal in the United States, in California. So we were like uh oh, we have to do a wedding here too,” said Gregory, owner of My Little Flower Shop.
“Well when our families found out that we got married in Mexico, they all went you can’t get married without us there,” said Alan.
“When the Supreme Court rules, it means many more people could be walking down the aisle, My Little Flower Shop already has bookings for July and August.
“We are looking for probably a 50 percent jump in business, we are actually putting in a warehouse very soon just to get ready for it,” said Gregory.
My Little flower shop is expanding to try to keep up with demand, and some hotels in California are booking up as well!

Palm Springs Summer Deals

Sure, it can get a little HOT  in the desert in the summertime. But so what? That’s why God made pools, right?!

Our fitness friend DAVEY WAVEY told Gaytravel.com, “Interestingly, the high temperatures bring in a different crowd. Instead of attracting the usual crowd from San Diego and Los Angeles,
many of the tourists were from Eastern Europe. For the international
visitors, discounted hotel rooms and hot weather are a huge draw—and
much of Europe closes down later in the summer. It’s why the Palm
Springs locals affectionately refer to the summer months as “Foreskin
Season.”

This trip, I stayed at INNdulge—a clothing-optional resort for gay men.
Though there is no shortage of clothing-optional or gay hotels in Palm
Springs, INNdulge is different. The owners of INNdulge, Sandy and Jon,
go out of their way to build a real sense of community. Each evening,
for example, the owners hold a social hour to let the guests mix and
mingle. It’s a great way to connect with other visitors and to make new
friends.”

BY THE WAY, INNdulge has a $99 Summer Special till September 15th, 2013.

Davey continues, ”
Having said all of that, here are my best tips for visiting Palm Springs—and staying cool—during the summer months:

1. Bring a car. If you don’t drive to Palm Springs, be
sure to pick up a rental car at the airport. While walking is fine
during the cooler winter months, the summer heat is oppressive—and
dangerous. Get a car and take advantage of the air conditioning.

2. Prioritize the pool. Needless to say, the pool is
more important than the room. Stay at a hotel or resort with an amazing
pool. With temperatures as high as 120 degrees, you’ll want to spend
much of your downtime in the water.

3. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Every half
hour, a cable car departs for a mountain peak 6,000 feet above Palm
Springs. The views are stunning—and, it’s usually 30 degrees cooler at
the top. It’s generally 70 – 90 degrees at the summit—thereby providing
some much-needed natural A/C.

4. Shop at the Thursday street fair. Each Thursday—and
after the hot sun goes down—the city comes alive for a weekly street
fair. Packed with local arts and crafts, food and jewelry, it’s a great
way to spend the cooler evening hours.

5. Drink lots and lots of water. Because it’s so hot
and dry, sweat tends to evaporate very quickly—and you might not realize
how dehydrated you really are. Make sure you drink plenty of water—and
take extra bottle with you while you venture out (especially during the
day).

Palm Springs Restaurant Week Starts May 31, 2013

..

From chef-owned bistros to elegant poolside eateries, over 30 Palm
Springs restaurants will showcase their culinary talents to thousands of
foodies during the 6th Annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week scheduled May 31-June 16, 2013.

The Restaurant Week’s signature “Eat. See. Stay.” Experience features dining deals, exclusive Palm Springs hotel packages, and discounts at
participating spas and major attractions including Knott’s Soak City,
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Spirit of the
King Show at Spa Resort Casino.

The 17-day culinary celebration features nearly 100 restaurants from
Palm Springs to Indio. Participating restaurants offer their own unique
three-course, prix fixe menus at the fixed price of either $26 or $38
per person to include appetizer, main course and dessert.

READ MORE  DETAILS

NEED  A ROOM?  GREAT  DEALS

Random Haus Luxury Hotel / Condo in Palm Springs

Random Haus is a first for Palm Springs (and possibly, the nation) as it
is both a luxury hotel and a fractional condo ownership property aimed
squarely at the LGBT market.

The Palm Springs neighborhood of Warm Sands is usually considered the
main gay resort area in the desert, but there is another new cluster of gay
resorts on East San Lorenzo Road (off of Mesquite and Palm Canyon, just
south of downtown). And the newest addition to this gayborhood is the
luscious Random Haus.

 

Fractional sales of the Random Haus in
affordable one-twelfth interests are designed to be a more
cost-effective second home alternative for the LGBT market, bridging the
gap between those who spend more than a week in the desert, but not
enough time to justify the cost of operating a year-round home here.

Owners can purchase only the time they need in a flexible usage plan
based on their own schedules, and they receive a deeded interest in the
property inclusive of all HOA and maintenance fees. The concept seems to
already be proving popular: The Random Haus will begin closing escrow
on their first fractionals in a few weeks.

READ MORE

Palm Springs Gay Mens Chorus April 27-28

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS PRESENTS “BORN THIS WAY”

ON APRIL 27 & 28, 2013 AT PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus presents “BORN THIS WAY” at Palm Springs High School Auditorium on Saturday Evening, April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Afternoon, April 28 at 3 p.m. The 100-voice men’s chorus will be led by renowned Artistic Director Robert Seeley with Accompanist Bruce Mangum and a 25-piece orchestra. Palm Springs High School Auditorium is located at 2401 East Baristo Road.

“BORN THIS WAY” is a musical odyssey of self-discovery, affirmation & celebration, and the desert’s premiere of Metamorphosis.  Act One will include up-beat, fun and gay-themed songs such as Born This Way, Over The Rainbow, Children Will Listen, Walk Like A Man, How Could Anyone, Hallelujah, Where The Boys Are, YMCA, Everything Possible, The Prayer, and I Am What I Am. Act Two will feature the music and lyrics of Robert Seeley and Robert Espindola in Metamorphosis — a life-affirming 11-movement piece exploring the stages of life through which any person, but especially gay persons, journey to reconcile one’s own heart and experience internally and with the universe. The moving and transparent repertoire of Metamorphosis follows the course of life from before birth through youth, to rejection, humiliation and misunderstanding at the hands of family, society and religion, ultimately resolving in a very personal and transformative reconciliation.

Renowned Composer and Artistic Director Robert Seeley is a seasoned veteran in male choral music having served as former Composer in Residence for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, as well as the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for which he composed NakedMan in 1996. He has also written for the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (Metamorphosis), Dallas Women’s Chorus (Only Human), New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (In This Heart of Mine), Turtle Creek Chorale (To a Dancing Star), Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family), Seattle Men’s Chorus (Over the Skies of Yisrael) and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (BraveSouls and Dreamers).

 “BORN THIS WAY” Advance Tickets are available for $50, $35 and $25 online at PSGMC.com or by purchasing directly from a chorus member. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $55, $40 and $30.

SPRING in Palm Spings

Palm Springs Modernism Week Feb 14-24

Modernism Week, on its 13th year, is an exciting 11-day
celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in
Palm Springs, California. Modernism Week is filled with a variety of
events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural
symposium, educational events, and chic, fun parties in cool mid-century
modern homes.

The 13th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale  (Feb 16-18)is a highlight of Modernism Week featuring 10 days of celebrating everything modern with mid-century design and architecture fans, friends and aficionados from around the world.  Modernism Week events include Palm Springs Art Museum films, lectures and symposium, gallery openings and art events, double-decker bus tours to mid-century architectural classics, tours of Frey House II, vintage car show, and the desert’s best retro-themed soirees and martini parties.

FALL in Beautiful Palm Springs

Gay Palm Springs is getting ready for fall fun!

 It starts with Halloween, which is on a Wednesday 31st this year. 
The city
celebrates Pride the following Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 
And Leather
Desert Pride
follows the next weekend, November 8-11.

For Halloween, a street party and costume contest takes place on Arenas
Road, the Castro Street of Palm Springs. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.
hosted by Palm Springs drag celebrity Bella Da Ball. Drag performer “Nicky,”
as Carol Channing, hosts the 8-10 p.m. costume contest.

Palm Springs Pride starts on Pride eve with the Broadway in
Drag pageant on Friday, November 2, at 8 p.m. at the Palm Canyon Theatre. The
Pride festival is on Saturday and Sunday. Arenas Road will host a block party
on Saturday night, November 5, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Coinciding with Pride, the
2012 AIDS Walk will celebrate its 25th year on Sunday, November 4, at 8:30 a.m.
and will join with the Pride Parade, which heads down Palm Canyon Drive
starting at 10 a.m.


Desert Leather Pride
begins on Thursday, November 8, with a
meet and greet event at Hunter’s Nightclub. The event will be packed with
activities all weekend. The Palm Springs Convention Hall will host the Mr. Palm
Springs Leather contest from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

read more  at Bay Area Reporter

Staying Cool in the Summer in Palm Springs

Sure, it can get a little HOT  in the desert in the summertime. But so what? That’s why God made pools, right?!

Our fitness friend DAVEY WAVEY told Gaytravel.com, “Interestingly, the high temperatures bring in a different crowd. Instead of attracting the usual crowd from San Diego and Los Angeles,
many of the tourists were from Eastern Europe. For the international
visitors, discounted hotel rooms and hot weather are a huge draw—and
much of Europe closes down later in the summer. It’s why the Palm
Springs locals affectionately refer to the summer months as “Foreskin
Season.”

This trip, I stayed at INNdulge—a clothing-optional resort for gay men.
Though there is no shortage of clothing-optional or gay hotels in Palm
Springs, INNdulge is different. The owners of INNdulge, Sandy and Jon,
go out of their way to build a real sense of community. Each evening,
for example, the owners hold a social hour to let the guests mix and
mingle. It’s a great way to connect with other visitors and to make new
friends.”

BY THE WAY, INNdulge has a $99 Summer Special till September 15th, 2012.

Davey continues, ”
Having said all of that, here are my best tips for visiting Palm Springs—and staying cool—during the summer months:

1. Bring a car. If you don’t drive to Palm Springs, be
sure to pick up a rental car at the airport. While walking is fine
during the cooler winter months, the summer heat is oppressive—and
dangerous. Get a car and take advantage of the air conditioning.

2. Prioritize the pool. Needless to say, the pool is
more important than the room. Stay at a hotel or resort with an amazing
pool. With temperatures as high as 120 degrees, you’ll want to spend
much of your downtime in the water.

3. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Every half
hour, a cable car departs for a mountain peak 6,000 feet above Palm
Springs. The views are stunning—and, it’s usually 30 degrees cooler at
the top. It’s generally 70 – 90 degrees at the summit—thereby providing
some much-needed natural A/C.

4. Shop at the Thursday street fair. Each Thursday—and
after the hot sun goes down—the city comes alive for a weekly street
fair. Packed with local arts and crafts, food and jewelry, it’s a great
way to spend the cooler evening hours.

5. Drink lots and lots of water. Because it’s so hot
and dry, sweat tends to evaporate very quickly—and you might not realize
how dehydrated you really are. Make sure you drink plenty of water—and
take extra bottle with you while you venture out (especially during the
day).

Richard Grenell Former Romney aide Speaks Out

For Richard Grenell, buying a house in Palm Springs and setting out to renovate it with his partner is just the diversion he may need after a tumultuous year.

Grenell,
known as “Ric” to his Palm Springs friends, made headlines this year
after he resigned as the openly gay national security spokesman for the
Mitt Romney campaign. He lasted less than two weeks on the job.

Now that he is beginning to talk about that experience for the first
time, Grenell denies he was forced out, while acknowledging he took heat
from both the political left and the right.

Read the interview in The Desert Sun

Marilyn Monroe Statue Comes to Palm Springs

26-FOOT-TALL
 “FOREVER MARILYN”
SCULPTURE COMING
 TO PALM SPRINGS!

Last week, the  statue was removed from its current location in Chicago. The 34,000-pound sculpture, which costs about $40,000 to
transport, will be trucked across the country and arrive in Palm Springs
on May 14. It will take a few days — and a few cranes — to reassemble
it at the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Way, where it will
reside until June 2013.

The sculpture by Seward Johnson, the 80-year-old artist and Johnson
& Johnson heir who’s known for casting famous images into giant
sculptures, re-creates the scene from the 1955 film “The Seven Year
Itch” in which a drafty New York subway grate blows the sex symbol’s
skirt well above her knees.

The piece did not receive the
warmest reception from the Windy City since its  debut last year, and was the
target of more than a few vandals and critics. Some called the
undergarment-baring pose sexist, while VirtualTourist.com dubbed
“Forever Marilyn” the No. 1 piece of bad public art — ahead of a
Bewitched statue in Salem, Mass.

Several cities tried to bid  to host the massive Marilyn when her Chicago
residency wrapped, including China and Brazil, perhaps because August marks the 50th anniversary of
the Hollywood legend’s death.

“We received many requests as far
away as Tokyo and Madrid and cities in Brazil, and we really felt that
Palm Springs has a special connection to Marilyn because it is the
legendary play land for Hollywood,” said Paula Stoeke, the director and
curator of the Sculpture Foundation, an organization funded and run by
Johnson with offices in Santa Monica.