South Bay Surfer Girl 


 left the Ocean,

 transformed into 


who lives in

the Magical Desert

near Palm Springs...

in California's Spa City




Desert Hot Springs - DHS - California's Spa City is quite the change from my birth town, Los Angeles - The City of Angels. 


At first, I was a "fish out of water" ~ a Moon Child crab away from the beach & completely out of her element. But, I soon found "small-town desert living" to be a very refreshing change of scenery and vibe. 


DHS offers gorgeous views in all directions, sunny blue skies, star-filled nights & WIND! Add in boutique spas with natural hot mineral springs "healing waters" and proximity to shopping at Cabazon, El Paseo & Palm Springs ~ plus Casinos and loads of live entertainment makes it a pretty cool weekend getaway and place to call home.


On these pages, we'll explore from the low to the high desert ~ Coachella Valley, to DHS, then up to Joshua Tree and around Southern California. 



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On the freeway?

See the Wind Turbines?

You're close

Look North

We hug the hills

Beautiful views,

twinkling lights & Spas

Why not

Visit. Enjoy. Stay.


Exceptional Jazz & Blues Musician
Micha Schellhaas


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