Palm Springs Paradise: The ARMI Guide

It’s that time of year again: Coachella music festival mania! A successful weekend one just ended, and now we’re looking forward to weekend two. And though Coachella is located in Indio, California, it brings a fair amount of global attention to its close-proximity neighbor, the legendary, singular Palm Springs. (Actually, “Coachella” is the name of the valley that cradles both.)  The city of Palm Springs is the stuff of legend. It’s rife with covetable midcentury-era architecture, and has long been an arid-and-airy retreat for retro-glam Hollywood-ers (think: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Liberace, Clark Gable, and Ronald and Nancy Regan). Moreover, it’s a great place to visit, Coachella-time or otherwise! (In fact, we’d argue it might be better to go when it’s a little less crowded). Without further ado, here’s where to stay—and more importantly, what to wear—when visiting Palm Springs. 


Lodgings-wise, we recommend Sparrows Lodge, Holiday House, L’Horizon or the famed Parker (which is kind of like Palm Springs’s version of Los Angeles’s Chateau Marmont—naughty, but nice). While there, sip a cocktail poolside in this desert-chic Missoni knitted dress or this amazing vintage Leonard print dress from LaDoubleJ. It’ll fit right in with the overarching sixties-seventies vibe. We’re also obsessed with Sparrows Lodge and Holiday House. For the former’s rustic charm, try this Sonia Rykiel woodsy-boho knockout. For the latter’s quirky retro verve, we recommend: sleeveless, sizzling Roberto Cavalli, all the way. Other PS-friendly options, no matter where you are? Jade grandeur (also from Roberto Cavalli), slinky coral printed excellence from Missoni, and a chic, sunrise-over-the-mountains-mimicking Jimmy Choo clutch. Have fun!

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