Category: Out and About

April 13, 2019

Epic Super Bloom

Thanks to a rainy winter in Southern California, a vast bloom of wildflowers has overtaken a patch of desert. With that, we couldn't resist taking a trip to Anza Borrego Springs. Our very own Mel Gabel, a former resident of Anza Borrego Springs, gave us an informative tour of the area. We made our way […]

November 26, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park

Residents enjoyed this extrodinary outing to Joshua Tree National Park which is located one hour from The Fountains at the Carlotta. This park has two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado as they come together to complete the needs of the park. The park has a variety of plants and animals they call home in […]

October 29, 2018

Maiden Voyage Park Lunch

There were many lucky winners of our Maiden Voyage. They were the first to embark on our new Transportation Bus. Residents enjoyed a extraordinary lunch in the park with Aaron, our Director of Dinning Services, and Becky, our Executive Chef. Lunch consisted of Lamb Chops, grilled Salmon, Asparagus and Mediterranean Couscous and Chocolate dipped Strawberries.

June 13, 2018

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week® is a 17-day dining event taking place at restaurants throughout the Coachella Valley. The event showcases a wide variety of culinary experiences, and participating restaurants offer special menus. The Carlotta took advantage of this opportunity to visit a well-known restaurant in the valley, Spencer's, four-star American cuisine with a French-Pacific […]

March 15, 2018

In the Spotlight

The residents of The Fountains at The Carlotta got a little taste of Hollywood. They just filmed a commercial with a well-known tennis player. The commercial is for HEAD, an athletic company that specializes in tennis gear. Jo Rogers said, “I jumped at the opportunity to sign up for this spot, being an avid tennis […]

January 29, 2018

La Quinta Museum

Our residents enjoyed an afternoon out to the La Quinta Museum. The museum's current exhibits are Heartbreak in Peanuts and LOL: History of Humor. After the tour of the museum the residents went to Old Town La Quinta to enjoy a cool treat from Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop.

January 2, 2018

Carlotta Cares

Home to many compassionate pet lovers, The Fountains at the Carlotta recently hosted a blanket and towel drive to benefit shelter animals in Coachella Valley. Residents and associates of the Palm Desert retirement community delivered their donations in person on December 22nd to Animal Samaritans 72-120 Pet Land PL, Thousand Palms CA. According to Community […]

November 1, 2017

53rd Golf Cart Parade

Experience the spectacular color, pageantry, and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert's famous shop-'til-you-drop El Paseo, in the first major event of the season. The Carlotta participated in the parade for the second time and put together a great float.

October 23, 2017

Inside Tour to Sunnylands

Sunnylands emerged onto the world stage when the historic estate was completed in 1966. It has since welcomed eight U.S. presidents and world leaders, public intellectuals, celebrities, and friends and family. It also welcomed twenty-four Carlotta residents. They got a look into the historic home with a 90-minute tour that covered the entire home including their […]

August 7, 2017

Day at the Art Museum

Lately we've been hearing that there was an excellent exhibit at the Palm Desert Art Museum titled, Pat Lasch: Journey of the Heart. This exhibit was driven by her personal stories and influenced by feminist practices. Lasch’s oeuvre incorporates a range of media from ceramic, bronze and cut paper to wood sculpture and lace-making. So we decided […]

June 15, 2017

Lavender Festival

Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. The residents strolled through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, learned how lavender essential oil is extracted, tasted lavender-inspired dishes and enjoyed lavender ice cream and lavender cheesecake. This was a nice […]

April 19, 2017

Desert X Tour

Desert X has put the Coachella Valley on the art world map. Desert X is made of sixteen art exhibits that stretch from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. The exhibits reflect various issues from climate change to starry skies, from Tribal culture, gaming, and golf. These works of art will only be display for […]

January 10, 2017

Empire Polo Grounds Outing

This last Sunday was opening day for The Empire Polo Club. We rented our very own private cabana and our chef prepared a wonderful picnic lunch. The residents also enjoyed mimosas while soaking up the 70 degree Palm Springs weather. Mr. Bill Huerung and Community Life Director, Vanessa Villalobos participated in the Champagne Divot Stomp […]

May 3, 2016

California Coastal Cruise

Last month, Carlotta residents embarked on a truly extraordinary outing on a California Coastal Cruise. Voted "Best Cruises from the West Coast" by Cruise Critic, Princess Cruise’s California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. And that is what we got! Mrs. […]