By Craig Michaels

Now that we are back in season there is no shortage of events and mixers to socialize and connect with local business professionals. Make sure and put the first Wine & Design Mixer for 2024 on your calendar set for Wednesday January 31, starting at 5:30PM. The mixer takes place at the Palm Desert Design Center located at 73-185 A, Hwy 111, Palm Desert (near Panera Bread & Carl’s Jr.) Come for the great networking while you enjoy complimentary wine, champagne, appetizers, and art. You can also help support the Palm Springs Animal Shelter with 100% of your $15 donation at the door going to help this deserving charity.

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which operates the city’s animal shelter. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is an open admissions municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs and providing programs for animals, pets, and pet owners across the Coachella Valley. They believe every animal deserves a loving, safe, healthy environment in which they can thrive.

In a recent visit I found out the shelter is unfortunately 200% over capacity. The staff and volunteers are incredibly compassionate and work to transform the lives of the animals they care for through advocacy and humane education. To meet the challenge of compassionately operating a public shelter, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter relies on donations, volunteers, community support and of course, ADOPTIONS! The no-kill shelter is located at 4575 E Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs. If you would like to inquire about supporting the shelter you can call (760) 416-5718


As a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Desert Lifestyle Properties, I aimed to create an atmosphere where people and business owners can unite to socialize, support each other, and contribute to local charities. Join us for a two-hour mixer filled with opportunities to collaborate with interior and exterior designers. Gain valuable insights on enhancing your home’s value, whether it’s improving curb appeal, adding value with a pool and outdoor BBQ area, or updating kitchens and baths.

Arus Melkonyan, owner of the Palm Desert Design Center will be offering a 20% discount on all design products during the mixer. They carry exclusive Versace products such as slabs and medallions in addition to cabinets, tile, flooring and more.

The mixers feature local artists and art dealers to compliment your home or office design projects. January’s event features amazing art by Peggy Ann Stevens. Peggy owned and worked as an independent Interior Decorative artist, creating beautiful wall textures, murals, and custom-painted furniture for homes and businesses.

Find everything you need for your interior and exterior all in one space. If you have questions about the mixer or any real estate related questions you can reach Craig Michaels at (760) 880-3848

Written By: Craig Michaels – Realtor

BHGRE Desert Lifestyle Properties