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

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