Founded in 1946 by Dr. Max and Mrs. Beatrice Krone, the Idyllwild Arts Academy is one of only four independent high schools for the arts in the country. IAA is located in mile high Idyllwild on 205 forested acres in the San Jacinto Mountains and is home, during the school year, to more than 300 students representing over 30 countries.
It is pretty amazing how Scott Padgett can get wood to do almost anything he wants it to. It is as though he possesses some mysterious power that forces the wood to bend because he wills it to. The curvilinear deck he built around his mountain home is testament to his woodworking skill — put simply, his work is jaw-dropping.
Idyllwild local, Michael Wangler, a science professor, found that the quality of the raw food products on the market was lacking, so, he decided to create some products of his own. Once he began commercial production, the orders just kept on coming!
Idyology opened in Idyllwild on Wednesday, October 15, and the reviews have been amazing. Words like cozy, warm, romantic, accommodating (they cater to all special dietary needs), enchanting, and inviting. Idyology embraces organic, sustainable, locally farmed foods along with vegetarian/grass fed, cage free, humanely raised meats.
Car enthusiasts and collectors are marking their calendars for Keith McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction where several pristine Chevies, including a 1967 Corvette with a 427 engine and nearly 600 other vehicles, will pass through the auction tent in November.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day; for me, it is my favorite meal of the day. Living in Idyllwild among the majestic pines and endless blue sky seem to make it even more special whether you’re dining inside warmed by a crackling fireplace or outside in the crisp Fall air, there is a simple peace and happiness that starts your day in the most perfect way.
The Palm Springs Air Museum will host the 3rd Annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 22, from noon to 6 p.m. Festival goers can sample beers from dozens of West Coast breweries while checking out the vintage planes at the museum. The event also features live music, DJs, food vendors and refreshments.
The fresh scent of mountain pine combined with the crisp temperatures of Fall make the mile-high community of Idyllwild an ideal destination for the holidays. Visitors and residents are invited to step back in time into a community rooted in small town traditions and overflowing with artistic talent.
To mark the momentous occasion, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has lined up a full month of special events and programs to thank its guests. The thrilling promotions include exciting concerts from such blockbuster artists as Sublime and Chris Young, commemorative 10th anniversary collector’s chips, new car giveaways, hotel discounts and dining specials.
The 28th Anniversary of Greater Palms Springs Pride marks another milestone in the organizations long history. For the first time ever, the Festival will be held on Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. After years of planning, the festival will become the largest California Pride celebration (outside of San Francisco) to offer free admission to all attendees.
Let’s go camping! With over 80 locations in 22 states and British Columbia, Thousand Trails is the largest provider of RV resorts and campgrounds in North America. Avid campers will like the annual camping pass that is available for only $545 (be sure to check out their Labor Day special online) with five camping zones to choose from.