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There’s No Better Water
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There’s No Better Water

I’m talking about the water in Desert Hot Springs, the cleanest, clearest, finest water that I have ever tasted.

Dangerously Good Cookies
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Dangerously Good Cookies

I always thought that chocolate chip cookies were as American as apple pie. But Naomi Stokes’ cookie recipe came from England.

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Desert Hot Springs — Here, It Is the Water

"Spoil thyself" was our aim on our recent visit to California’s desert wonderland. Like Roman senators on a holiday to the baths…

The Colony Palms Hotel and Its Purple Palm Restaurant
Restore Early Glamour to Palm Springs
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The Colony Palms Hotel and Its Purple Palm Restaurant Restore Early Glamour to Palm Springs

…newly restored to spotlight its special brand of Spanish Colonial charm that, despite its being on flat ground, is reminiscent of an Acapulco hotel…

When the California Desert Calls, It’s Food, Wine, Spas and Good Times
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When the California Desert Calls, It’s Food, Wine, Spas and Good Times

…think extravagance! Think spa amenities, spring water, high-end wines, high-caloric creamy pastries, luxurious hotel accommodations, blindingly beautiful sunrises…

Miracle Springs…a Diamond in the Desert
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Miracle Springs…a Diamond in the Desert

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs was the perfect antidote to my cold and weary bones. This comfy, casual resort exceeded my expectations.