Celebrate Thanksgiving the F10 Way! - Offering TWO great options!

This year we are offering TWO great ways to celebrate our favorite Holiday! Enjoy your Thanksgiving by DINING IN with us at Mr. Lyon's, or DINE OUT and let us do the cooking for you! 

For the DINE OUT option all Thanksgiving dinners are $35 PER PERSON!

INCLUDES: 1-Salad (Serves 1 person), 1-Soup(servers 1 person), 1-Main (serves 1 person), 2-Sides (serves 1 -2 people), 1-Sauce (serves 1-2 people).

Check out the menu below to see what delicious options we are offering!

Want to take the next step? Place your order and find out more HERE! Or make a reservation to join us for Thanksgiving dinner at Mr. Lyon's here!

F10 Supports the PS Animal Shelter!

This month F10 is super excited to support the Palm Springs Animal Shelter!  For the whole month of November proceeds of our vegan "PERFECT PITTie" pizza will go directly to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! The PS Animal Shelter is the only municipal no-kill animal shelter in the Coachella Valley, in a town that is so animal friendly we think it's incredibly important to show our support, raise awareness, and give back to establishments that share in our same values and protect our furry friends.  The shelter cares for between 400-600 animals every day, and depends on donations to continue to be there for the animals that depend on them.  All you need to do is stop in, enjoy a PERFECT PITTie pizza and grab some cocktails with friends! What else could be better than that?

More info at www.psanimalshelter.org
Volunteer at www.psanimalshelter.org/volunteer

Tequila + Asado Tasting at Chi Chi - YES PLEASE!

JOIN US!

Who doesn't love yummy tequila and south-american style bbq?! Come join us at Chi Chi for this tasting that is going to knock your socks off! We can't wait, and neither should you! Buy your tickets now at this link here ! Can't wait to see everyone there!

4th of July AFTERPARTY! - MR. LYON'S Palm Springs

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY THIS SATURDAY, JULY 4TH! 

I LOVE the 4th of July! Bbq's, friends, celebration, laughter, it's the best! 
This year, join us for an F10 afterparty at Mr. Lyon's!  We will be serving up your favorite all American craft cocktails and have LA's DJ Goodboy Morgan spinning from 10pm-1am!
So once you are done by the pool and have seen your share of fireworks head on over to Mr. Lyon's with your friends and dance the night away!
#MURICA!!
 

Chi Chi at the Avalon - Our Newest Partnership!

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Avalon Palm Springs 
for our NEW restaurant Chi Chi Palm Springs!

Today is our first official day open and we'd love nothing more then to celebrate it with our friends and family! So come and join us to sample the menu and toast to this vibrant addition to the F10 Family!  
You can reserve your table by clicking here!

About Chi Chi!
Great - for noshing and napping poolside!
Don't Miss - the Cochinita Pibil or the Banana Leaf Braised Pork! (you won't be disappointed!)
Bring - Your best friend and stay the weekend!

A nod to Tara Lazar's most memorable family meals, Chi Chi recalls soulful Latin standards -- with a dash of cheeky California wellness in the playful pool-centric setting of Palm Springs.

Chi Chi is not your typical hotel restaurant.  It's made for free flowing indoor-outdoor meals, spa-side snacking, and casual noshing around the Avalon's multiple pools.  We think of it as a relaxed gathering place for food rather than a formal restaurant setting, a nostalgic recollection of the sun-soaked (and most often, poolside) lifestyle of the Latin jet-set in the 1960s.

THE FACTS
HOURS l Open Daily, Breakfast 8am-11am l Lunch 11am-3pm l Dinner 6pm-10pm
LOCATION l 415 S. Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 avalonpalmsprings.com l 760.318.3005

Mr. Lyons - It's Official, We're Open!

We are beyond elated to announce the opening of our main dining salon at Mr. Lyons, the newest offering from the Foundation 10 family, taking the same attention to detail we've brought to Cheeky's, Birba and Alcazar and bringing it to a new vista on the South end of town.  

Mr. Lyons will provide you with the classic elegance of a fine dining experience from the black and white marble floors and plush velvet seating to the tableside service and we are so excited to finally be sharing it with all of you!  We have always believed in the importance of putting local small farms first which will be evident in the Mr. Lyons menu, where we give steak a conscientious modern update.  With much more to come during the next phases of opening including a casual lounge, a patio and two private dining rooms for special events, we know you'll find the space as beautiful and the food as amazing as we do!

Currently Mr. Lyons will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 - 10pm.  You can make reservations by calling 760 327 1551 or through using open table at www.mrlyonsps.com! 

You can find us
online - www.mrlyonsps.com
facebook - www.facebook.com/mrlyonsps
instagram - @mrlyonspalmsprings

Don't forget to keep checking back as we share photos, food
and much more over the coming weeks!

*for all press inquiries please email us at pr@f10creative.com

photography by Sarah Dickenson

Tachevah 2015 Wrap Up!

Tachevah 2015 was a HUGE success!  Here are a selection of my favorite images from the performances of Caxton, Alchemy and Little Red Spiders!  I had friends flying into town so I wasn't able to catch Jungle or Kimbra unfortunately, but my main goal was to attend and support our local bands who totally rocked it!  There was such a great turnout, not to mention the icy cold beverages served up by Heineken and delicious food from food trucks and I may or may not have indulged in an extremely large lemonade icee AND french fries! :)  Many many huge thank you's to the Desert Sun, Golden Voice, the City of Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Harold Matzner and PS Resorts for making the event possible!  I am already looking forward to next year! xo sarah

photography by Sarah Dickenson

The Coachella Comedown

What.a.weekend.  Coachella seriously rocked my world, and the world's of thousands of other music lovers from around the globe.  There was so many amazing musicians in this year's lineup, but for me it was all about; Hozier, The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Kiesza, Lykke Li, George Ezra, Kaskade and well the list could literally go on and on.  As much as Coachella was exhausting, it was also incredibly reinvigorating for me, there is something magical about dancing under the stars with your best friends, singing the lyrics of your favorite songs with thousands of other people that goes right to your soul.  It is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner spirit animal and don your favorite hippie boho attire.

I couldn't bring my real camera in so I had to settle for my iphone all weekend, which in and of itself was a liberating experience.  Above are a few of my favorites, including the iconic Coachella ferris wheel, some of the great art installations they had on the grounds and the beautiful caterpillar that turned into a butterfly over the course of the weekend.  Coachella is seriously an experience for the eyes, ears, heart and soul, and I cannot wait to go back next year!  My best piece of advice, take Monday off.

Now that the pure madness of Coachella is over, up next is Stage Coach! The country version of Coachella held on the same grounds this upcoming weekend.  Although I'm not attending, I will do my best to cover some of the fun!  Keep an eye out for pictures from last week's Tachevah 2015 as well!  It was a super fun event in town and I was stoked to see our local bands rock the stage!  Don't forget about the rest of April's events in PS, which you can read about here!

I will leave you with this glorious masterpiece, one of my absolute favorite performances from the weekend, and a truly beautiful song.
 

Palm Springs Party Fever!

Tis the season…April in Palm Springs is considered the “height of season,” music, art and cultural events of all kinds draw tens of thousands of diverse people from across the globe to the desert. 

First up we have Coachella which we've talked about a little already, but for those of you who have missed it, Coachella is a music and arts festival in Indio that spans two weekends in April! (April 10-12 and April 17-19)!

The Tachevah Block Party is April 15th, between the Coachella weekends and is FREE!!  It's an outdoor music party produced by the city of Palm Springs and Golden Voice!  At the end the month we have Stagecoach (April 24-26) for you country fans and then The White Party (April 24-27) one of Palm Springs' most well known and hottest lgbtq parties of the year!

We here at F10 are particularly excited about the Tachevah Block Party this year, headliner Kimbra (who I love) is getting most of the attention but we think, the co-headliner JUNGLE is really the big story here. Jungle had one of the best albums of 2014 and we still have it on repeat well into 2015.  Any opportunity to see this act and their 7 piece band perform live is a gift of musical genius and to get to see them for free, well Palm Springs, consider yourself super lucky!  And you can't forget about the amazing local talent that competed against 100's of other bands to win their spot performing for this year's block party.  

Little Red Spiders, a five-piece band with two backing female vocalists all graduated from Cathedral City High School, they describe themselves as a, "one car garage rock n' roll band," with influences ranging from Bob Dylan to the Kinks.  You can check out some of their music here!  Alchemy, an Indio based psychedelic rock band, a second year finalist clinched their spot during the first finals showcase at the Date Shed in January!  You can check out their music on soundcloud here!  Caxton was featured a few weeks ago here on the FWORD as one of our Local 622 live music performances at Birba!  They are based out of Palm Desert and play alternative indie pop music!  You can find them on reverbnation and itunes.  Caxton has released two full length albums and a string of EP's since their formation in 2008 and have been nominated in multiple categories for the 2015 CV Weekly Music Awards including best band, best alternative band and even a few solo nominations in bass, keys and vocals categories!  Can't wait to see you all at Tachevah!!

Our hotel Alcazar Palm Springs is also offering a great package if you need a mid-week vaca and a free show. Stay with us from Monday through Thursday for 2 nights, and get a 3rd for FREE + VIP passes to the show. Call 760-318-9850 to book a reservation. Be sure to request your VIP Passes, and use promo code 123! All the details can be found if you click here!

Don't forget to spread the love for our local bands, like them on Facebook, follow them on instagram and most importantly join them on April 15th for Tachevah 2015! Doors open at 5pm at Spa Resort and Casino! 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
LITTLE RED SPIDERS - facebook / instagram
ALCHEMY - facebook / twitter
CAXTON - facebook / website / instagram
JUNGLE - facebook / website / instagram
KIMBRA - facebook / website / instagram

TACHEVAH - facebook / website twitter

COACHELLA COUNTDOWN - Accessories Guide

Coachella Essentials - Accessories - The FWORD Palm Springs

1. Strappy Sandals - ONSALE $8.99 / 2. Jansport Mesh Backpack - $30 / 3. Lomography Belair Instant Camera $329 / 4. Cast Sunglasses in Moon Dust Blue - ONSALE $180 / 5. Studded Bumbag (ASOS) - $32.00 / 6. Ruffled Halter Bathing Suit (Anthropologie) $98 / 7. Nipomo Blanket Roll - $56 / 8. Shemergency Kit - $35


I realized this weekend that Coachella is only 3 weeks away! LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!  Living in the Coachella Valley is a true experience during the two week festival period.  The population of Palm Springs probably triples <-- completely made up and most likely incredibly inaccurate -- but there is definitely an insurgance of young people filling the streets in their festival garb, which I absolutely love!!  I thought it would be a great idea to put up a different packing guide each week leading up to weekend 1 of Coachella to share some of my personal favorite items, everything from blankets to makeup to accessories and clothes!!  

I decided to start with these accessories since most of them you have to order online (ie. hop to it folks!) I extra adore the nipomo blanket with the leather carrying strap.  There is nothing worse then wanting to take a seat with your friends to listen to a show and realizing that you have nothing to sit on!  It can double as a great beach or park blanket too!  The Shemergency Kit is sheer genius.  WIth over 40 essentials this kit may end up being your new best friend when your real best friend wanders off into the crowd for the night - we have all been there before!  And don't forget to bring a great pair of sunnies and a bathing suit, it gets HOT out there! I couldn't decide on a hat for this guide but I can't stress the importance of sun protection while you are standing out in the desert.  

Another great idea is to bring an instant camera or a film camera, it will help preserve your phone battery and keep your eyes on what's important instead of on your screen!  It's also nice to come home and have some great photos to send to the lab or polaroids for the fridge! Can't wait to share my upcoming Coachella Guides with you over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!! xo sarah