Welcome to the Neighborhood

Throw a sinful soirée in your home away from home.

Find delicious party snacks at Upper Crust in Palm Desert.

Photography by Lara Rossignol

You just signed on the dotted line. The keys to your vacation home are in your hand. The first thing on your mind: It’s time to party!

Summertime traditionally marks a number of celebrations including graduations, weddings, and family reunions. For hip, young professionals and “the silver set,” the Coachella Valley is a charming and centrally located Shangri La of rental properties in which to hold such events.

When throwing your summer bash, remember, the devil is in the details. Know where to get your supplies, food, music, and other necessities for the ultimate “We have arrived” fete.

Where to Buy

No need to worry about summer temperatures. You can stay cool and relaxed with a residential misting system. Get yours at MicroCool, 30670 Hill St., Thousand Palms. 760-322-1111. www.microcool.com; Modern Misting Systems, 78206 Varner Rd. #304, Palm Desert. 760-251-9911. www.modernmistingsystems.com; or Koolfog, 73814 Dinah Shore Dr., Palm Desert. 760-866-1134. www.koolfog.com

Stock up for your dinner party, or choose drink garnishes at The Upper Crust, 73540 El Paseo, Ste. C, Palm Desert. 760-568-1998. www.theuppercrust.us

Dress for the occasion in lightweight natural fabrics. On her, dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Neiman Marcus, 48400 Seminole Dr., Cabazon. 951-922-9009. www.neimanmarcus.com  On him, shirt by Banana Republic; madras shorts, Old Navy. www.oldnavy.com

Serve delicious non-alcoholic beverages,or top off your guests’ drinks with vintages from Briar Rose Winery, Lumiere Winery, or Leoness Cellars, Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, 34567 Rancho California Rd., Temecula. 951-699-6961; www.temeculawines.org

Impress your partygoers with your impeccable style. Furnish your digs with vibrant and eclectic vintage modern wares. Modern Way, 745 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-320-5455. (no website); Flow Modern Design, 768 N. Palm Canyon Dr.,Palm Springs. 760-322-0768. www.flowmodern.com . Just Modern, 901 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. 105, Palm Springs. 310-467-5764. www.just moderndecor.com

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

A Bigger, Better Modernism Week

Today, the city of Palm Springs touts Modernism Week as one of its signature events, stretching over 11 days in February and drawing tens of thousands of architecture and design buffs from around the globe.

Oasis in the Desert

Featuring more than 9,000 square feet on the 12-acre property, the Spanish-style adobe in Palm Springs built by Palm Springs Air Museum founders Bob and Jo Pond can accommodate up to 100 cars.

Bearfoot Inn Makes Palm Springs Imprint for Pride Weekend

As the LGBT community descends on Palm Springs for Pride weekend, accommodations like the Bearfoot Inn await them with their own unique connections to the local gay scene.

Joel Douglas Puts Former Clark Gable/Carole Lombard House on Market

Just like a Hollywood script, It was love at first sight for movie producer Joel Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas, when he saw the Old Las Palmas residence in Palm Springs.

A Stately Retreat

Modern lines and luxurious details define this La Quinta Hideaway estate.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Edit ModuleShow Tags