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BIG BROTHER'S FAVORITE SISTER

Hosting a television reality show wasn’t Julie Chen’s first career choice, but her role on CBS’s “Big Brother” is a prominent item on her resume, which also includes moderating “The Talk,” anchoring a network news show, and being the prettier half of a major TV power couple. Read more...



8 GREAT HAPPY HOURS

Tucked between lunch and dinner, today’s happy hours are giving customers a reason to cheer. Bars, lounges and restaurants use the time to introduce ramped up small plates, appetizers and drinks. Read more...



NEXT MONTH PREVIEW

While Vin Scully is calling baseball for the Dodgers, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is having his own summer fun. This pro wrestler turned actor is seemingly everywhere, including on your smartphone, if you so desire. Read more...



LET'S GROOVE

Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the top-selling musical groups of all-time are bringing their decades of timeless music to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Read more...



WOMEN WILL MATTER

this year experts say women—especially single women—may be the ones to choose the next president. Read more...















Super Bowls

Sallimar Lorenzana, a 25-year-old Corona entrepreneur who recently launched Superfood by Sallimar, will deliver her acai fruit bowls and smoothies if you give her at least a day’s notice. She has a food truck ready to make its debut after obtaining final approvals from Riverside County officials. Look for her on Instagram and Facebook. (951) 532-1669.

MASTER’S TOUCH

With a career that spans several decades in California’s wine business, most of it in Northern California, George Bursick is excited about the rich, decomposed granite soil—“untapped potential,” he calls it—of the Temecula Valley. Read more...


HAPPY HOUR TREATS

Wolfgang Puck has brought his newest restaurant concept, WP Kitchen + Bar, to Palm Desert. Puck designed the menu with plenty of tasting opportunities and small plates. Included on the happy hour menu are Fritto Misto and the Moscow Mule, shown at left. House cocktails, wines, prosecco and beer are available from $5–$7. Happy hour takes place 3 to 6 p.m. daily in the bar + lounge and on the patio. 73-130 El Paseo, Palm Desert; (760) 568-2700, wolfgangpuck.com

LET'S GROOVE

Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the top-selling musical groups of all-time are bringing their decades of timeless music to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Read more...


DAWN OF A NEW ERA

The global debut of the all-new Lexus LC 500 takes the luxury brand into the future. Read more...

FRINGE BENEFITS

A carryover from spring, fringe is still going strong, taking its inspiration from the Southwest more than the Wild West. A balance between fun and sophisticated, fringe adds texture and drama to an outfit. It is also one of those “less is more” style elements, so while you’ll be able to find it on dresses, jackets, purses and just about anything else designers can place it on, limit your look to one fringe piece at a time, and keep that piece in a relatively neutral or muted color.


ANNETTE HOEGNER

Annette Hoegner used to organize events for the clothing company she worked for. Realizing she loved that process more than her actual job, she got a business license, attended an accreditation course, and launched Classic Touch Events in 2005. Read more...