By Crystal Harrell

The ever-popular Desert Woman’s Show, with a new date and location is set for Saturday, February 16th at the Renaissance (Esmeralda) Indian Wells Resort.   Expecting over 2,000 attendees this event offers participants, both male and female, an opportunity to connect with a diverse group of local health and wellness professionals sharing their expertise on hot topics such as Stem Cells Demystified with Dr. Naoto Hashimoto at 11:30 am, and Plastic Surgery Secrets over 50 with Dr. Frederick Eko.

Special to the cast of speakers this year is world renowned, Dr. Michael Klaper hosted by local business-woman Charissa Farley of Farley Pavers.  Farley spent 10 years on the Board of Desert Cancer Foundation raising money for the care and treatment of local residents facing the diagnosis of cancer.  In her search to support these patients Ms. Farley stumbled across a statement “many cancers could be prevented through lifestyle and diet,” a quote by Dr. Michael Klaper that led her to embrace her own quest on preventing, treating and even reversing chronic disease.  Farley wholeheartedly supports Klaper’s claim that predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits and minimally processed starchy food will prevent or delay a significant proportion of non-communicable chronic diseases.  Join the conversation on the main stage on Saturday at 2:30 pm for A Diet for All Reasons and learn the latest science based published medical research for anti-aging, weight loss, and preventing and treating chronic diseases with Dr. Michael Klaper and Charissa Farley.

With a focus on healthy lifestyles, the Woman’s Show has quickly become one of the valley’s largest and most informative events also offering “Raw & Fresh” chef demonstrations with community Chef’s including Chef Daniel of Daniel’s Table, Chef Jeffrey of Wildest Greens and author Barbara Rogers sampling a selection of her gluten and grain free recipes from her new cookbook “It’s a No Grainer”.  Clark’s Nutrition will shine the light on the Benefits of Bonebroth and the Keto Diet while Jennifer Montgomery lays out Facts and Fiction on CBD.


If fashion and shopping is more your passion you are in luck! Saturday begins with golf, tennis and pickle ball fashions at 10:30 am with Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis, followed by Eileen Fisher and Free People presented by Macy’s at 1:30 pm and a final show, Spring Into Fashion at 3:30 pm with Gaby L’s Boutique.   These new trends and many more are available in the fabulous marketplace where you can experience mini facials, cosmetic makeover stations, wellness tips, financial planning, anti-aging solutions, health and home products or take a peek at your future with a Psychic.

 “Women of this desert like to have fun.” says organizer Diana Marlo Noll.  “A little of this, a lot of that, add in some entertainment, great food and wine – voila!  A fabulous day to spend with your gal pals.”

If all that FUN is not enough then head to the Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine tasting area on the event lawn at the Desert Woman’s Show.  Formerly called the Taste of the Valley, this year you can indulge in over 25 tasting stations ranging from Mastro’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Roy’s Hawaiian, Eight4Nine, Koutouki Greek, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera, Babe’s Brewhouse, Santa Margherita Wines, Wildest Greens, Daniel’s Table, Fresh Juice Bar, Quintessential Wines, Nothing  Bundt Cakes, Gorilla Cookie Company and so much more   Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine wristbands are $20 pp advance and $25 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older to enter.

Although a one day event this year, the Desert Woman’s Show kicked off their 12th season with a special charity night called SAKS WINE & ROCK’N ROLL on January 11th at Toscana Country Club, which raised over $18,000 for Safehouse of the Desert.    

“Charity is a part of who we are as a community,” says Noll, “…we are pleased to support several charities each year and next week we will spotlight The Unforgettables Foundation on the main stage with a check presentation of $2500.00.” 

Mark your calendar Saturday, February 16th for a full day of fun, fashion, food and entertainment at the 12th annual Desert Woman’s Show at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort.  Attendees can register online at for a free general admission ticket courtesy of Desert Care Network while supplies last or purchase at the door for $15 per person.