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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! 

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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!

ES Collection – The Hottest Gay Mens Swimsuits and Underwear this side of the Desert!

Gay Beach Season
is just weeks away!

and if you want something NO ONE ELSE has yet, this hot new line from Barcelona is what you need! 


Previously only available in Spain, it is spreading worldwide this year, but still in limited quantities.

Now going into its fourth  year of production they will be unveiling the 2010  underwear collection this fall in the US. I just got back from Barcelona and bought a couple of the swimsuits from the 2009 collection – VERY HOT! Clean lines, fresh styles, bold color combinations and amazing fit!

This swimwear and underwear for men, is honestly some of the hottest styles we have seen with PERFECT construction and craftsmanship. Made in Barcelona, “ES tries to be unique, different and fresh in a market that is fast and more brands are joining this fast market every day. Made in Barcelona with the best fabrics that we can get from the EU market but still we can be competitive with any other brand out there on quality, price,design and delivery.”


Their designs have a wonderful cut to them, accenting your body perfectly!  I purchased some of  their men’s underwear and men’s swimwear, and they fit comfortable and like a glove!  Many of the swimsuits  features the “Pack Up” system which can easily be removed if aren’t in the mood for extra padding however is perfect for giving you that perfect “beach bulge” if you want it! It does not make your package look HUGE or anything. But it just accentuates your own package nicely and provides a wonderful  smooth fit.

One of the great things about ES Collection Swimwear is the high quality of craftsmanship.  With extras like the metal grommet holes and the plastic tips on the drawstring you’ll never have to “fish” out the drawstring. They also use high quality zippers, rubber logos, and just overall high quality finishing.

Word of advice for  Americans – As for sizing, I would suggest, if ordering from the US, order 1 size larger than usual. Both my partner and I are 32-33″ waist, and would normally buy  Medium – but  their Large fits perfect.  I always find European clothes run smaller than most US brands are labeled.

And who doesn’t love a  SALE!  Each collection features “X” number of pieces in so many sizes. Each year when the new collection is launched, anything that did not sell from the previous collection, is marked down! So when you visit their website ES COLLECTION, make sure you check out the SALE OUTLET.

MUST SEE – VIDEO of the NEWEST ES STYLES and all of their HOT models!

If you are visiting Barcelona, stop by their main store and see the entire collection on display.
Consell de Cent, 218  and right around the corner is ES4U, the outlet store at Casanova, 56!

They also have a shop at 35007 Las Palmas de G.C., Carnary Islands and soon will  have stores in Bilbao, Valencia, and Madrid!
And of course, you can order  worldwide via their ES COLLECTION site!

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The Barbra Streisand Shop! Hello Gorgeous!

Visitors to southern California for the past five   years, have been seeking out this unique

Barbra Streisand Shop
in Palm Springs, California.

The “barber shop” by day / Streisand gallery and “Barbra Shop” by night is presently located at  Silver Scissors, 278-D North Palm Canyon in  the Harvey Frank Arcade. (The shop was located at 303 Arenas until last year.)

Owner, Louis (Lou) J.Papalas was the curator of the Streisand Legacy  Collection Exhibit at the Hollywood Museum in Hollywood California.

The 1200 piece exhibit featuring over 50 of Barbra’s  costumes/gowns was on exhibit from December 2005 through January 2007. 

A smaller exhibit  featuring the legendary and iconic “My Name is Barbra” gown, from the 1965 TV special of the same name,  remained on display at the Hollywood Museum  through September 2007.

Currently  the Salon Hours are  9-5  Monday -Saturday, and 10-3  on Sundays

Gallery Hours  can change seasonally, so call if you are interested in stopping by 248-225-3158.
There are over 50,000 Streisand items for sale! Visitors  marvel over the numerous and
varied collectibles and art  on display. Items ranging from $1 to $10,000 are available for purchase.  Tens of thousands of Streisand items are warehoused  near the Barbra Shop. Warehouse tours may be scheduled by appointment.

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Palm Springs East Canyon Voted a Top Gay Owned Spa in U.S.

OUT TRAVELER has recently named East Canyon Hotel and Spa, one of the top 10 gay owned spas in the U.S.!

Enjoying the fruits of a recent expensive renovation, this upscale gem of a retreat distinguishes itself from other Palm Springs gay resorts with its no-nudity policy and a highly experienced staff of professionally trained massage therapists working a full-service spa on the premises (making it one of only a handful of gay spa resorts in the world). Fifteen tasteful rooms and suites (with Italian Frette linens, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, large LCD flat-panel TVs, his-and-his vanities, and oversize showers) enclose a quiet swimming pool and whirlpool, with the San Jacinto Mountains looming beyond. Treatments range from heated stone massages to reiki to two masseurs working on you at once!  – Out Traveler

The spa offers a wealth of options for pampering yourself. And the complex itself has won numerous awards! Palm Springs’ jewel in the desert. Awarded Out & About’s Five Palm and Editor’s Choice Awards for the past five years (2000 – 2005), and Member – World’s Foremost Gay and Lesbian Hotels. – 15 luxury rooms, attentive staff, full range of spa treatments, makes this a truly sensuous experience.

The East Canyon Hotel and Spa is a refreshing destination for those seeking style and sumptuousness with a personal touch. The only gay hotel in Palm Springs with a full service spa.


East Canyon Hotel and Spa
 288 E. Camino Monte Vista     Palm Springs   ph-760.320.1928

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