With Coachella just around the corner what better place than to highlight but the oasis of desert glam that is Palm Springs. From the likes of Marliyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, Palm Springs has always been a hot spot for escaping to a desert retreat. So we’ve put together a little guide to Palm Springs for you…


Vintage Oasis, the ideal kind of store you’d hope to find in your Palm Springs getaway. With assortments of goodies from mid-century too modern, you might find yourself feeling a tad nostalgic and leaving with arm loads of cute neon signs or games you played as a child.

If you’re looking to redecorate with a quirky twist you have come to the right place, overflowing with mod shops, Palm Springs offers you an eclectic range from A La Mod; where James Claude and Miguel Linares have curated one of the largest home décor showrooms with pieces from the 80’s and 90’s. There’s The Fine Art Of Design which has well preserved vintage pieces, and rare designer brands, they also can help if you’re wanting to clear out your closet. Then of course there’s the Desert Hills Premium Outlets which somewhat resembles a small town, put a day aside, because you will be lost in this complex for hours.


The cool kids can be found staying at Parker Palm Springs, a retro glam hotel that entices you with a Moroccan themed into pool (no kids allowed!), outdoor fire pits, hammocks, cricket courts and of course more pools. This hidden oasis has sprawling grounds, and has 131 guest rooms designed with rich bursting coloured accessories, and geometric prints.

Twin Palms is the Sinatra House, originally built for yes, you guessed it, the man himself Frank Sinatra in 1947 for his weekend retreats. Twin Palms has now been transformed into a beautiful 4-bedroom rental, housing a recording studio, piano shaped pool and mid-century furnishings, which also preserving the homes history.

Eat + Drink

Mister Parkers is a perfect spot for a good meal and even better people watching. With a classic and modern French flare this snazzy restaurant has been deemed with having an unapologetically sexy vibe, eyebrow raising artwork, and a menu to die for.

Melvyn’s has a twang of the historic, it was the go to spot for Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and other Hollywood stars from back in the 50’s. It’s the kind of classy where the waiters are found wearing linen jackets, and there is a host of live music, and nightly dancing. If you’re all about the classics, this is the spot for you, from service to menu.

Ready for the quiet? The Barn Kitchen is for you, this nature filled 1950’s retreat has been newly opened and restored, a 21 and over hub offers a calm refuge, with outdoor fire pits and craft beers, as well as the irresistible California wine.

Bar, yep, that’s its name. Good drinks, good food, and good entertainment. Located in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, this joint is a good time all round. They’re also really good at organising comedy nights, and burlesque shows, and live music.