Desert Women’s Show at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa

Kate Spates, Ellen Grosser, Patti Gribow, Jenell Fontes, Amy Blaisdell, Stephanie Greene,     Paula Tapia, Sylvia Chernick and Andrea Carter
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause

Desert Women’s Show held its 6th annual 2 day event at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa on November 17th and 18th. This 2 day event included fun along with business introductions, conferences and seminars. There was a style show. a tastings event from some of the areas finest restaurants, vendors that gave facials and massages and gifts, vendors that sold jewelry and clothing along with other vendors presenting some of their products.

Monday’s keynote speaker was Suzanne Somers, actress, author of several books, nutritionist, cancer survivor, cosmetics designer and speaker. Somers spoke about the effects of hormones on the body and how if they are not in balance can lead to many health problems. She is a firm believer in correct nutrition and how organic foods can lead to better health. She spoke about all the things that are now in our foods that are not only not healthy but poisonous to our bodies. She even said the beauty products we use are not healthy and she has created a more healthful beauty line that will be sold at Clarks in Rancho Mirage.

Other speakers spoke about everything related to businesses mainly for women. Starting a business, getting loans, social media, fashion, business plans and advertising and even sexual harassment in the work place. Other nutritionist that spoke were Dr. Steven Gundry, author and surgeon along with JJ Virgin, celebrity author and fitness expert.

The style show had local mayors and councilwomen as models co-ordinated by Fashion Editor Susan Stein. Some of the finest local restaurants held a tastings of their specialties that included, Castelli’s, Catalian, The Steakhouse, Sullivan’s and Johnny Rockets to name a few. The show is held to maximize success in business for all women.