Hello and welcome to The Desert Star!
My wife Debra and I owned a retail trend and design company in Minneapolis for over 25 years.
We first discovered The Desert Star in 2006 and immediately fell in love an we're thrilled that our little desert oasis has recently been recognized and protected as a Class 1 Historic Site by the city of Palm Springs!
Debra and I have reinvented ourselves in this glorious, sun-filled desert oasis of Palm Springs. Debra is now an acclaimed custom shoe maker (debrahovelfootwear.com) and I have returned to my roots as a sculptor (richardhovel.com).
We are also part of a truly exceptional artists collective called MAKERVILLE (makervillestudio.com) that is 4200 ft up in the mountains that rise dramatically behind Palm Springs.
We have discovered a warm, tremendously creative and talented community here in Palm Springs that has inspired us to keep taking chances and take on an endless array of new and exciting challenges.
Debra and Richard Hovel