Creating Vibrant Community
    by helping LGBTQ people along their way


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Emerald Level Business Partners

Emerald Level Business Partners

A private sanctuary in Palm Springs with a fresh and unique VIBE: Luxe, Exclusive, Quiet, Secluded, Professional. The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the most luxurious and fashionable gay male resort in Palm Springs and in California.  Rated by guests as one of the most upscale gay resorts in the world.

The Most LUXE, SECLUDED, SPACIOUS AND EXCULISVE RESORT in Palm Springs! We invite you to get reacquainted with someone special, you, as our guest at The Hacienda at Warm Sands.  Discover one of Palm Springs best kept little secrets:  a stylishly spacious gay exclusive resort located in the heart of Warm Sands - Palm Springs gay Mecca. Yes…the Hacienda at Warm Sands is easy to get to, but hard to leave.  Many guests comment to us upon their return to The Hacienda that it feels so much like 'coming home'.  Let us help you feel the same way.  The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the ideal getaway.  Few places in the world offer ALL the expected services, amenities and elements of a sophisticated, warm, sun-filled, secret gay hideaway resort oasis - your home away from home. Our accommodations are exceptionally spacious, with fully equipped kitchens (or kitchenettes) the majority designed to look like upscale bars featuring black granite countertops and cherry cabinetry.  Accommodations include Grand Fireplace Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Suites, Deluxe Junior Suites, Junior Suites and a Patio Room.



▪ Relaxing soft-playing sounds surround the outdoor pools and patios,

▪ Swim suits optional,

▪ Two large swimming pools, heated year-round,

▪ A large in-ground spa with adjacent gas fireplace all facing amazing San Jacinto mountain and 'endless' evening star vistas,

▪ Impressive 180-degree San Jacinto Mountain and palm tree vistas - morning, noon and night,

▪ Mature, lush and truly extensive tropical plantings and unique specimen landscaping - provides a sense of serene beauty and privacy,

▪ Japanese lantern, gurgling water pond feature,

▪ Large, multi-tiered Spanish fountain,

▪ 10k square feet of Saltillo-tiled patios and walkways,

▪ Two independent patio misting systems, and

▪ Cozy, luxe, soft-padded poolside chaise lounges and cabana tables for sunning and lounging.



▪ An extensive continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit and Europeanstyled meat, cheese and pastries.

▪ A catered, menu-ordered, restaurant-styled lunch menu featuring specialty salads, sandwiches and wraps - all customizable to fit your specific preferences.  Lunches are served on white china plates with stainless steel flatware. Beverages provided with lunch include a wine, fresh-brewed iced tea or lemonade, served either poolside or in the privacy of your suite.

▪ Housekeeping services.

▪ L'Occitane bath amenities.

▪ Two-man spa showers.

▪ Personal Assistant services.

▪ Impressive selection of local and national daily newspapers and favorite periodicals.

▪ Guest laundry.


The Hacienda

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We’re Gay Desert Guide, Palm Springs official LGBT resource for locals and visitors alike to help find everything you need to know while visiting or living in the Coachella Valley! From Happy Hours & Nightlife, Events Calendar, gay resort directory, LGBT-owned /LGBT-friendly Business directory, Hot Deals, Dining, Shopping, Attractions, News to Real Estate & Home.



Rainbow Financial Group offers comprehensive retirement planning to individuals and families. We believe that your individual plans and goals should be the primary drivers of the financial planning process. Because each client is unique, so is each Retirement Plan. Our team incorporates all financial aspects of your life and will assist you in developing a customized roadmap detailing each step on the path to your desired financial future.
We believe that you deserve a level of personal service which is second to none. We provide you with the highest level of personal and professional skills. We help you achieve your financial objectives with integrity, passion and a commitment to your goals. How we conduct our business is just as important as what we do. Our core values are the principles that guide us in helping our clients achieve financial prosperity and peace of mind.

Prime Timers of the Desert is a social club for mature gay males, providing opportunities for its members to meet, socialize and make new friends. It is strictly social. 

Prime Timers nonprofit organization welcomes male members regardless of ethnic origin, race, political or religious values. They welcome visitors to their site and hope that gay males visiting the Palm Springs area will feel free to join them at their scheduled events.

Prime Timers of the Desert is an affiliate of Prime Timers Worldwide, which may be reached from their site.

Experience and Background

My husband, Stephen, and I (and our two adorable pups Oscar and Sophie) relocated to Palm Springs from Los Angeles in early 2017. After visiting the desert for 20-plus years and owning a vacation home here for five years, we often dreamed of living and working here full-time. We are thrilled to have been able to make this transition a reality.

In 1986, I got my start in the financial services industry and am excited to now be able to service my clients locally as Palm Springs' newest Edward Jones financial advisor. I am currently excepting new client relationships and am also happy to review your existing account relationships. I have spent my career assisting clients with a variety of products and services. I also have worked closely with many of their estate planning attorneys and CPAs in order to provide my clients with a more complete financial picture. Customer service is my number one priority! My office is in downtown Palm Springs in The 500 Building (formerly known as the Alan Ladd Building). 

I am quite active in the community and have always believed strongly in giving back. In addition to the volunteer work I do with Digicom Learning, where Stephen is the COO, I am also an active member of both the Desert AIDS Project and The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Born and raised in Long Island, NY, I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I studied economics and French.

Please contact me to set up an appointment anytime.


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Based in Palm Springs, Seaplane makes the best shirt at the party. We produce in the USA limited numbers of collectible cotton shirts that are perfect for life in the desert, islands or city.
"I've never had so many compliments as when I wear your shirts," say many customers.  With an inclusive message that folks understand intuitively, Seaplane Shirts start friendships.

At Bernal Smith Group, Lucio and Jon are focused on giving luxury service to all world class lifestyles from moderately priced to luxury properties. We feel the most gratifying part of our lives is to give to our community and support those efforts through The Center of Palm Springs.The Center's Mission is aligned with what we feel strongly about: Creating Vibrant Community. The community we live and work in is a beautiful place and anything we can do to continue to enhance that and support is what we feel is the right thing to do.

As real estate professionals who are experts in the greater Palm Springs area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise of buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. 

As you know, marketing or buying a home can be challenging.  Our role as professionals is to facilitate that process, guide you through potential disclosures issues, and get maximum visibility for your luxury home. When you are considering your options to hire a professional to successfully market your home or assist with a home buying purchase, contact us. We are confident our professional expertise is exactly the caliber of service your desire.

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Welcome to Whole Foods Market Palm Desert! We are located at the corner of Town Center Way and Highway 111, proudly serving the Coachella Valley. 

Like all Whole Foods Market stores, we are committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic products available, including a variety of local and Non-GMO Project Verified products. We also offer a wide selection of products for special diets.

Stop by to check out the unique features of our store:

  • Full Service Meat and Seafood Departments
  • Tap-In Taproom Restaurant and Bar with 24 Beers on Tap
  • Coffee and Juice Bar
  • Kombucha on Tap
  • Hot Food and Salad Bar
  • Pizza Station
  • Sandwich Station
  • Mochi Station
  • Taqueria
  • Bakery
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating Area


  • Catering
  • Gift Baskets

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Ciao Bella!

Vaso Bello Celebrations specializes in fine floral design and event decor for luxury weddings and intimate gatherings. At our salon, located in the uptown design district of Palm Springs, we collaborate ideas with our client to execute their vision with the "bello" touch. Bellissimo!

Our Salon is by appointment and we'd love to meet you. Consultations are always free, exciting and full of inspiration. Your event is as special and unique as you are. Together we'll design a blueprint of color, style and texture. Take your table design to the next level by choosing from our hundreds of fine linen tablecloth, napkins and table runners.

 Most of our clients are from out of town and have chosen Palm Springs as their celebration destination. Finding the right team of vendors can be challenging. We have built a network of the areas most professional, talented and creative vendors that we're happy to share, or simply coordinate their services and the production for you. Vaso Bello customer service is as important as our product and we want to help in every way we can. Grazie,

Ronn Burns - Owner/ creative director

  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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