Like Palm Springs, my personal style is bright, colorful, and sunny, so it seems natural that I’ve always felt drawn here, pulled by the throwback vibes, fanciful vintage shops, old Hollywood décor, and modern galleries full of incredible artwork. It’s a desert oasis — and, for me, it’s the perfect town to express myself.
The Palm Springs Hotel
Located in the trendy Uptown Design District, The Palm Springs Hotel evokes unique retro feels with a bold modern design. With only 15 rooms (all hip and exquisite), the property is almost as private as a vacation home. We unpacked and relaxed under the lines of orange umbrellas and in the hot tub. The perk of staying here: All the restaurants and shops are five minutes away by car.
Palm Springs Art Museum
It would be easy to spend the whole day here. The architecture itself is remarkable, and the exhibitions (past work including everything from Warhol and Western paintings to glassware and sculpture) showcase a range of artistic mediums and styles. There’s also a theater, gift shop, and trendy, well-decorated café.
If you’re looking for true desert styles, this is one of the best spots to shop — everything is curated around the sun-drenched, retro lifestyle. While here, I found gorgeous bohemian kimonos for Coachella and glittery vintage accessories for a night out in Hollywood.
Who doesn’t love coffee and ice cream? This new dessert joint offers gourmet drinks and top-notch artisanal ice cream made on-site. (There are vegan options, too!) Classic vanilla-and-chocolate-chip on a waffle cone literally lifted my mood.
With a name like Just Fabulous, how can you not check out this gift boutique and bookstore? It felt like we spent hours here reading, chilling, and getting inspired by the fab assortment of novelties. You can find everything you need to spruce up your home, from wall décor, candles, and celebrity-signed books to ukuleles and pool floats. Get ready to fill your space with good vibes.
We stopped at Gypsyland on our way out of town not just to get a shot
with their pink-poodle mascot perched out front but because this is a must
for anyone interested in mid-century furnishings, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind vintage clothing you’ll never find in Los Angeles.