A beguiling mix of real and make-believe draws visitors to this music mecca.
The desert sure attracts some strange people, and California is no exception.
It's not just the birthplace of mid-century modern: Palm Springs has wild pool parties, great festivals and two resident dinosaurs.
Hollywood glamour, gangster chic and desert modernist are some of the styles offered by these classic American hotels.
A retro revival in full swing, Andrea Black visits the time capsule of Palm Springs.
Fashionistas heading to the outlet malls with their strong Aussie dollars are getting great value for money right now, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.
Stephen Lacey lifts the lid on the hip architecture of the desert oasis that is home to Hollywood celebrities.
Once a refuge for Frank and friends and other Hollywood royalty, Palm Springs now enjoys its status as an oasis of informal, mid-20th century style, writes Carol West.