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Tasha has worked in Marketing for The Terra Cotta Inn for 4 years now a Boutique Resort in Palm Springs, CA. She has worked hard to maintain the that the Resort remains one of the top visited resorts in Palm SPrings and was voted one of the top 10 travel destinations in the world by AOL.com and CBSMarketwatch.com . Tasha also worked in concierge services for 5 years in the Palm Springs Area. Born and raised most of her life in Orange County only making the move in her teen years.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nudists Under Fire, Nude Bans, Harrassment

What is going on in this world? where the focus from real criminals are set aside to harass and pursue the naturalist of the world?

Every other article is about nudist beaches being taken away, beaches being raided and police harrassment, and how the state has spent over $42,000 fighting nudism!! It is insane that these people (the naturalist) is being attacked in these ways, the problem is to many ill informed, uneducated statements and decisions!

when did being a nudist become a crime? when did it cross the line of being treated as if they are shop lifters, loiters, vandals? none of those are even close, in all honesty the nudist usually leaves the place better then they left it, and don't want a ton of attention and brings things and shares and leaves them for the next. I have been on both sides of this forum, I was once the uneducated uptight person that did not approve, then I was EDUCATED, I was INFORMED and I WORKED with the naturalist hands on! I then was turned completely around, my views, my opinions changed as I learned about the culture the lifestyle and the true to life Doctors, lawyers, teachers, stars, real estate agents and bus drivers that partake in nudity and I was amazed.

It is an awesome day when I can sit here and think back on all the people that walked through the Terra Cotta's Door that were better human beings then the ones that frequent the stuffy regular hotels and resorts, The Nudist I have encountered which are thousands all have been Real true to life, no barriers, nothing to hide all imperfection is out there, ok with it, no one is better, no one is different, everyone is equal attitude, awesome people.

I had the pleasure to work in a regular hotel and nothing, and I mean nothing came close to the enviroment you get at a nudist resort, or beach, people are friendlier, you, right off the bat have something in common with the person next to you, you make a ton of friends whether you visit one day to a week. the ambiance is so relaxing because you dont have to worry about the Gucci lifestyle!
 the only worry is what is for lunch or dinner and not what you are wearing the next few days and and the first and only thing you should worry about is applying your sunblock everywhere!

I am writting this blog today so that this can get around, People get Educated on this, Below is some misconceptions on nudist i want to clear up!

1) Lie: Nudist resorts are Sex Resorts
  TRUTH: Most nudist resorts and beaches do not allow PDA on grounds and if you act up in any lewd way you are escorted with your things to the door and not allowed back, so dont get us mixed up with a swingers resort!

2) LIE: you have to be naked to tour and or even be here
  TRUTH: While that may true to some resorts, the Terra Cotta Inn does not make you undress to tour and or vacation here, we have everything from wearing a towel, wrap, and bathing suits if you have a hard time and your partner doesnt.

3) LIE: everyone looks like Barbie and Ken
  TRUTH: Not at all true, it is actually rare to get that perfect looking person in here, nudist are real people, over weight, bald, big boobs, no boobs, little boobs, hairy, not hairy, blotches, no blotches, stretch marks, a tummy, flat tummy... need i go on!

So while society needs to be educated so does congress, and officials, nudism has been around longer then wearing clothes! DO NOT LET FALSEHOODS INTERRUPT YOUR EDUCATION AND OPINION! you will loose out on a lot in life, trust me i almost did!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Want To Try The New Trend? Who Doesnt Right?

It is amazing how one day having a sex tape is the most devastating news and the next everyone is making one and leaking it themselves, we all know( or i hope you do) that they are driven by money and fame, but what most overlook that they are nude, nude in front of the world or atleast the ones that watch it. more and more woman in movies are going topless all the way to bare completely.

I laugh most of the time, so many of these people who are doing this have in the past said they would not go bare and in fact said they would never ever go bare. and fast forward to 5 years later and the are the first to take it off if it means a major role. I LOVE IT, only because they say one thing and do another then to realize it wasnt so demoralizing and dirty and they actually enjoyed it so much that they now do it on there private boats in the carribean ( lol, not so private when  the pictures leak) and at home and wherever else thay can.

Nudism is vastly becoming  trendy,and for those who have partook in it for years have known the little secret for a long time, when everyone else thumbed their noses these die hards visited resorts, camps,and beaches all dedicated to the NUDIST.

I have written before that so may new nudist walked through the doors at the Terra Cotta ( where 84% are repeat guest that once themselves were first time nudist at TCI)  If you are wanting to try Nudism for the first time and choose to come to the terra cotta here are some awesome and Need to know tips that will help make the trip easy, comfortable and able to do:

First know that the Terra Cotta DOES NOT make you undress to tour our resort or come on grounds ( most do)

We are a 17 room Inn secluded and protected by double locked doors

There are other nudists there, you will not be the only one

we give you the option to wear a towel a wrap and a bathing suit, either the whole time or until you feel your comfortable enough to let loose it (most do it quickly and my advice since i have helped hundreds of first timers is go naked from the second you unpack and leave your room, no one knows you are a first timer unless you tell them) and many have taken that advice and said to me upon leaving that without that small tidbit they would have taken longer to warm up to the fact.

Yes there are nudist in the 80's at our resort, there are nudist that are 80 at all resorts (I assume the older  you are the smarter, since when i have talked with most they all have been nudist for a long time) BUT there are people in their 20's and 30's too and anywhere in between.

no extra fees like most resorts, they charge a grounds fee etc

Day use avail for a very cheap rate of $30-$40 depending on day but still SUPER CHEAP compared to other resorts that are $100 and up. and ours include a FREE Wine and Snacks and Fresh Strawberries brought out by the owner himself in nothing but a smile and Bow tie!

Just voted " best of the Best" and you dont get that just because, we have worked hard to make sure all guests are satisfied and happy.

Our pool is Saltwater and so is our jacuzzi, open 24 hours and so relaxing

I have yet to meet a guest that was unfriendly at the TCI, I guarantee you will leave with A new friend or a TON of them.

it is a place where couples can relax and is a stress Free Environment (since there are no single me)

I can keep going but I wont take up to much more of your time, all i can say is if you never do it you will sit wondering, you will wonder what if instead of say " i did that" when the topic comes up when this trend is super hot!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Where To Eat and Live large While Staying at the Best of the Best Resort!

Fresh Flavors

Our Resident Foodie Selects The Best New Restaurants

3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro. Mussels served with 3rd Corner Fries and a sauce of lemon, aioli, white wine, parsley, garlic, and butter.
3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro. Mussels served with 3rd Corner Fries and a sauce of lemon, aioli, white wine, parsley, garlic, and butter.
Ed Moore
A bright new wave of eateries of all kinds have opened in the 12 months since we last surveyed the desert’s restaurant scene. Here are the best based on cuisine, service, vibe , and value.


Classic Club
75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

Located in the Classic Club, with views of the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and Little Chocolate Mountains, Bellatrix offers lunch and dinner in an elegant, comfortable environment with friendly and knowledgeable servers.
Executive Chef Gregg Monette was trained in France and honed his skills in New York and Pebble Beach. He has collaborated with many of the world’s finest chefs, including Roy Yamaguchi, to fine-tune his contemporary world menu. He combines only the freshest ingredients, allowing the flavors to harmonize naturally. Specialties include a starter of ahi poki (pickled ginger and cucumber salad with wasabi tobiko caviar) and USDA Primegrade, barrel-cut filet mignon with grilled jumbo shrimp over spinach, peas, asparagus, lump crab, and lemon-butter risotto. For simplicity, try the Bellatrix Burger with crisp garlic fries.
The extensive wine list offers California vintages and boutique wines, many sold by the glass. The attractive wood-paneled bar offers an appetizing menu, and the adjacent lounge invites with its fireplace and views.


2249 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

A popular addition to Uptown Palm Springs, The Blue Pear serves fresh Tex-Mex for lunch and dinner. Four hands-on owners ensure you enjoy yourself. Executive Chef Russ Olden, known locally for his catering, serves up the specialties: grilled shrimp tacos on warm homemade blue corn tortillas with borracho pinto or black beans and ranchero red rice (served with all specials of the house), grilled or slow-roasted beef, pork, chicken, and shrimp, and the ample Blue Pear House Salad that can serve as an entrée. Soups, salads, and desserts are varied and delicious. The fine Mexican and traditional Texan specialties, plus the vegetarian menu, make for a well-rounded and palate-pleasing adventure.
The indoor and outdoor bars boast The Blue Pear Margarita, among others, plus a pool table. The adjacent Pool House, a six-room inn with crisp blackand- white modern décor and matching cabanas, surrounds a swimming pool — already a popular setting for weddings. The moderately priced menu, with no item over $10 — plus the fun and friendly atmosphere — encourage repeat visits.


35943 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Caterer Bonnie Barkley and her husband, Tom, found a kitchen to prepare orders for their clients’ events and suitable for dining. Bonnie had a vision for an American bistro and many recipes in mind. She and Executive Chef Herb Parrott created a menu of American favorites with cosmopolitan flare. Parrott hails from Cincinnati and worked at Viceroy Palm Springs. Specialties include appetizers such as crab Napoleon, (lump crabmeat and avocado salad served with crostini and drizzled with chile oil) and smoked trout with watercress and apple salad with crème fraiche horseradish dressing. A house specialty is onion soup fondue. Salads to whet your appetite include Cello Salata, plus Caesar, a wedge, and shrimp Louie. The signature entrée is chicken caprese. Italian treats include eggplant cannelloni and cioppino. Also consider the steak, liver and onions, pork, ribs, and the fresh catch of the day with chef specials. Entrées range from $18 to $30.
The dining room seats 18 and the patio 31. It offers jazz on Mondays, and the artwork throughout depicts lemons (a huge bowl of lemons sits on the full bar). Tom loves to make limoncello from locally grown lemons. It became so popular that he was named Tommy Cello (hence Cello’s). The “it” factor here is the friendly ambiance.


Renaissance Palm Springs
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
1-760-322-6000 or 1-800-228-9290

Named to reflect the Coachella Valley’s rich date industry, which traces to the 1920s, Date Restaurant unfolds in the remodeled Renaissance Palm Springs (formerly Wyndham Hotel). Classically designed, the warm, inviting restaurant offers an eclectic, contemporary Californian menu, created by Executive Chef Juan Leon, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus.
Leon — who was sous chef at Bistro Gardens in Studio City and for the Patino Group, assisting noted Chef Joachim Splichal — brings his passion for modern American and Californian cuisines. Specialties include blue crab cakes with broccoli slaw and citrus aioli; Cajon-seared sea bass with shiitake risotto and spinach with chardonnay, saffron, and fennel sauce; and Coachella Valley date cheesecake. The menu is divided into Small Taste, Big Bowl, Bigger Bite, and Dessert categories. Entrées range from $7 to $23, and the wine list is extensive.
The lavish Rocks bar and lounge is perfect for pre- or after-dinner cocktails and features entertainment. The open-air design with floor-toceiling windows faces the pool, patio, and fireplace.


Escena Golf Club
1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
1-760-778-2737, ext. 111

Located at Escena Golf Club, the midcentury modern-designed Escena Grill captures the essence of Palm Springs with views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains and Jack Nicklausdesigned golf course. Several elements celebrate this lifestyle, including abstract martini glasses and spun-steel swizzle sticks.
Executive Chef Oscar Ayola and Food & Beverage Director Elise Arouh collaborated on an American menu with ethnic touches. Ayola brings his expertise in North and South American cuisines and Arouh blends a substantial menu with complementary wines. Dishes include buildyour- own omelets and huevos rancheros for breakfast; Meyers Ranch burger on a brioche bun, and Escena Club Sandwich (turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, and avocdo on sourdough) for lunch; and Dover sole, filet mignon, and prime rib (Saturday night only) for dinner. For dessert, try the Chocolate Wipeout Cake. The wine list includes French Champagne. Dinner entrées range from $17 to $24, and Sunday brunch costs $17. The full bar is popular before and after dinner. The Grill hosts many private events in the meeting room and restaurant and on the patio.


Point Happy Center
78430 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

“Three Worlds, One Flame” is the credo of longtime restaurateurs Gloria and Morris Salem, whose restaurant takes you on a global tour, featuring a Japanese hibachi grill; Brazilian barbecue (churrascaria); and Mix, an American bar and grill. With three cuisines under one roof and moderate prices for all, you can pick a restaurant one night and return for another adventure the next night.
Executive Chef Carlos Alzaga oversees all three concepts, each with its own décor and vibe. Colorful gauchos serve the Brazilian menu, carving rotisserie-roasted meats at your table. This room also features a large antipasto and salad bar.
The dramatic hibachi chef prepares your meal in front of a mural of Mount Fuji. Featured are filet mignon, chicken, salmon, shrimp, and vegetarian choices. All dinners include appetizer, soup, vegetables, rice, and dessert. Sushi is also available.
Relax inside or outside at Mix, which serves a panini special of the day, plus fries and platters with a smoked salmon appetizer, Caesar salad, and vegetable. The full bar encourages a festive atmosphere with entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA 92203

Executive Chef Freddy Rieger presents Asian cuisine in an elegant setting at the former Players Steakhouse at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Having catered to international tourists while working on a luxury cruise line, Chef Dayu Zhang, from the Jillin province of China, possesses a passion for cooking in many styles. As executive chef of a vegetarian restaurant in his hometown, he developed 200 ways to cook tofu and bean curd and learned Korean techniques that distinguish his dishes.
The menu includes dim sum; clay pot entrées; noodles; congee (rice porridge); barbecued and roasted duck, pork, chicken, and kalbi Korean beef short ribs; seafood; and desserts. Specialties are honey-glazed walnut prawns, tangerine beef, and snowflake tofu, featuring recipes from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, and other Asian locales. Most entrées range from $11 to $34. Maine lobster Cantonese-style and Peking duck for two are $47 and $45, respectively. Deluxe sake and Soju (a Korean version of vodka) augment the wine list.
The soothing décor features dim lighting, dark wood, and upholstered booths.


Marketplace Shopping Center
78152 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Aimed at baby boomers, Ed Kelleher’s sports- and music-themed restaurant features a gallery of photographs and artwork of legendary musicians and sports stars.
The décor is sleek, with dark cherry-wood stools around the L-shaped bar and pub-height tables nearby. A half-wall topped with opaque etched glass divides the bar and dining area, with its cozy booths. An exhibition kitchen produces eclectic items unexpected in this casual setting, where all seats have a view of large-screen TVs.
Executive Chef Alen Batzak — a native of Dubrovnik, Croatia, who is ranked with noted celebrity chefs — developed the upscale fare. The continental fusion menu includes dishes with Mediterranean flavors from his Baltic homeland. Specialties include grilled scallops topped with a white truffle sauce; mostaccioli Greco (pasta with shrimp, fresh spinach, tomato, and feta cheese in a garlic-wine sauce); Black Angus rib-eye steak; and crème brûlée.
You can also have a burger or sliders and bountiful salads and soups. Entrées range from $12.95 to $24.95.
The wine list is impressive, and the bar features domestic, imported, and draft beer.


73101 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92262

This retail wine shop/California bistro took over the former Palomino restaurant space in Palm Desert. Owner Ed Moore operates two other locations (San Diego and Encinitas).
Executive Chef Matt Smith, who attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and trained at Michelin three-star restaurants in France and Spain, created the menu. Moore also attended Le Cordon Bleu; and he and Smith present intriguing choices for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining to 1 a.m. (except Monday).
The menu includes an artisan cheese plate with demi baguette, poached pear and duck confit salad, flatbread pizzas, and entrées separated into Small Stuff (i.e., paté sampler and smoked salmon plate) and larger entrées, such as pan-roasted trout, wild mushroom pasta, and short ribs, chicken, pork chop, and New York steak with port demi-glace. The chocolate chip bread pudding is not like momma’s! Entrée prices range from $11 to $22, and a three-course Sunday dinner paired with three wines costs only $25.
The wine shop features about 1,000 bottles that guests can purchase and enjoy at their table for a $5 corkage fee. Wine dinners with special menus are held often.


360 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

This tribute to Mel Tormé fulfills a dream of his daughter, Melissa, and her husband, developer and restaurateur Ed Wald, and sons Steve March- Tormé and James, who entertain frequently, along with local and national stars. The décor, designed by Melissa, is modern, slick, and welcoming.
Executive Chef Vince Guccione — known for his morning appearances on KPSP Channel 2 and as a country club chef and private chef to celebrities — created a contemporary American cuisine infused with international choices. The menu includes tuna poke, Asian spicy chicken salad, and penne Bolognese, plus the finest steaks, lamb, chicken, pork, seafood, pasta, and thin-crust gourmet pizza. Dishes use only the freshest ingredients (the chef includes herbs from his own garden). Entrée prices range from $13 to $34. An extensive wine list complements the menu.
Seating in the main dining room allows for dancing, as does the intimate jazz bar. The vibe from the bar is electric, and The Velvet Fog martini pays tribute to Tormé. Large photographs of the late singer and fellow performers evoke fond memories.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Come Enjoy a Sunny Christmas Party!

Join the Terra Cotta Inn for our FREE, Fun, Naked Christmas party Saturday, December 18th

At The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny Palm Springs, California, we have our annual nude Christmas party on Saturday, December 18th,
2010. Coincidentally, that is also the day before our 16th anniversary of our starting The Terra Cotta Inn.

We have special room rates in December. From December 1st until the 24th, Book 1 night and get the 2nd for ONLY half price on Sunday thru Thursday nights. And on this weekend ONLY, in celebration of our 16th anniversary of being open, book 1 night, get the 2nd for half price!!! If you are staying December 17th, 18th, or 19th.

Our party is loads of fun. We have a DJ, dancing, lots of eggnog and drinks, delicious food, and Santa Tom arrives bearing a sack full of Christmas gifts for all the guests. Better make sure you haven't been naughty! You don't want to get a lump of coal from Santa Tom :-)

The party is held in our cozy, warm event room, so no need to wear clothes.

The party is FREE for all guests who are staying that evening.

Everyone has said that this is the best Christmas party they have ever gone too. And best of all, you don't have to get dressed up for it.

And for those of you who will still need to do some Christmas shopping, just 20 minutes away is the largest and best discount shopping mall in all of California where you can get last minute gifts for all your loved ones. It's the Desert Hills outlet mall.

There is nothing cooler than nude sunbathing all day long at our resort, dancing the night away at our Christmas party, and then wrapping up you last minute shopping at the outlet mall.

Rates start at $169/couple/night on weekends and include complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

For more information about Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America, go to http://palmsprings.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Nude Year!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Great Deals At The Terra Cotta And Just Named Best of The Best!

   The Terra Cotta Inn has been a continuous winner of many things.

"Top 10 in the World" for clothing optional resorts 

and now named

"Best of the Best" in Palm Springs Life Magazine not only on 1 but 2 categories.

"Best Boutique Hotel "

"Best Day Spa"

 when booking your getaway go somewhere that you can trust and be assured of a great value for the money and guaranteed great time! 

One TripAdvisor traveler called it, “A place where you can feel totally comfortable shedding your stress, worries, and cares right along with your clothes.”

and to add to the "Best"  check out December and January Annual Room Sale, 

stay 1 night 2nd is 50% off on Mon - Thurs nights (excluding Christmas/New Year holiday). 

Also get 1 massage, 2nd is 50% off. 

Call us at 800-786-6938 for a fun, nude

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Terra Cotta Inn Voted Palm Springs Life's Best of the Best Boutique Hotel

The Terra Cotta Inn Voted Best of the Best Boutique Hotel

The Terra Cotta Inn

The Terra Cotta Inn offers a heady slice of the good life in all its naked glory. The clothing-optional resort and spa provides luxurious privacy in a 17-room hideaway originally designed by modernist architect Albert Frey, Tucked away in a quiet residential Palm Springs neighborhood, the resort invites you to leave your worries behind.

The Terra Cotta Inn
2388 E Racquet Club Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Terra Cotta Inn Voted Palm Springs Life's Best of the Best Boutique Hotel

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Special Discount Package You Dont Want To Miss

Relax at the Terra Cotta Inn this Weekend Nov 19 & 20 - A Special Discount package is available.

We're having our pre-Thanksgiving holiday romance package. It includes discounted room rates and more.

First, if you book 2 nights or more this weekend Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, the rate is discounted to only $299/couple for 2 weekend nights. If you are here just on the Saturday night it is
$169/couple/ night.

We'll have complimentary champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a decadent dessert buffet on Saturday afternoon. You'll love it.

Visit the home page of this yahoo group to see Mary Clare in the pool with Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

Our massage therapist is also discounting the massages. Get one massage, the 2nd is half priced. Massages are only $80/hour for relaxing Swedish massages.

Also, we are only 20 minutes away for the Desert Hills discount shopping mall. The largest discount mall in the western US. You can do your shopping before Black Friday while the outlet mall still has good selections.

So getaway this weekend and relax before the stresses of the Thanksgiving rush get to you.

What could be better than relaxing nude poolside in sunny Palm Springs, eating chocolate covered strawberries, drinking cold champagne and getting a great all over tan with the one you love? Saving money while doing so makes it better.

We were 90F today on Monday, November 15th. And not a cloud in the sky, perfect nude sunbathing weather!

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. It's time to try something fun and different. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun. com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/ TerraCottaInnFBP age

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!