Stephen Monkarsh is founder and CEO of Just Fabulous, the popular Palm Springs bookstore and gift boutique in the Uptown Design District. Throughout his life, Monkarsh has inspired others with his unwavering belief in making his dreams come true — no matter thechallenge.
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Random Facts About Palm Springs
In the early 1900s, Palm Springs established itself as a world-class destination. Many of the early residents migrated to the area for health reasons. John McCallum and his family moved there for the same reason. By the 1930s, Palm Springs was the desert destination of choice for many Hollywood stars. Although Las Vegas became a hot destination for the stars in the 1940s, Palm Springs still held its own. The city is also known as the Golf Capital of the World. Although it started off as a tennis resort, golf eventually became the predominant sport in Palm Springs.
A visit to Palm Springs is incomplete without a stop at the Moorten Botanical Garden, where visitors can explore plants native to the desert. In addition, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a fascinating educational experience for families. Its artifacts, flying aircraft, and historical displays help visitors learn about military aviation. The museum has even been featured in films about World War II.
Palm Springs is also home to the Walk of Stars, a memorial honoring prominent residents and visitors to the area. One such tribute is the bronze statue of Lucille Ball, a life-size statue of the famous actress who died in this city in 1994.