In the 1920s, Hollywood’s elite began escaping to the beautiful Palm Springs desert over 100 miles away in the Coachella Valley. The area became popular for the likes of William Powell, Rudolf Valentino, Al Jolson and others.
As Hollywood picked up the pace, the need for rest and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle became desirable. It was not long before word got out, and many movie stars became enthralled with the dry, desert air, and the remoteness of Palm Springs. The oasis became a hot, vacation spot for those in show business, like Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. The trend continued as more celebrities retreated to the desert, such as Sophia Loren, Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley, Sonny Bono, and the list goes on.
After years of being a refuge for Hollywood’s stars, the city of Palm Springs created a Walk of Stars. The famous are honored with a sidewalk section containing a palm star dedicated in their name, and their area of entertainment, whether it be writer, actor, director, or a host of other professions. Those celebrated with a star have also contributed to the community of Palm Springs.
Le Vallauris restaurant is situated one half mile from the Walk of Stars. The Louis XV decor inside is amazing, and outside the romantic atmosphere on the patio is perfect. The cuisine, a divine mix of California meets French Mediterranean. Le Vallauris offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, catered weddings, or parties, and more. The superior personal service provided to guests is unsurpassed, and appreciated by those who enjoy Palm Springs.
Le Vallauris salutes actress and long time friend Loretta Young. The hollywood beauty of the film and television industry for more than seventy years, was recently honored with a Golden Palm Star. Her star brings the total number represented on the Walk of Stars to 335. Loretta Young passed away in 2000, but she was a frequent resident of Palm Springs, and favored guest of Le Vallauris. Ms. Young was involved in numerous charitable causes in the area, never declining requests for her association with various events. In 2002, the Desert Regional Hospital chapel was also dedicated to Loretta Young.
Palm Springs is a magnificent desert oasis, a wonderful place to indulge in the natural ambiance it provides. The desert awaits anyone who wishes to discover the relaxation and enjoyment it has to offer.