El Paseo Catalogue

One Day On El Paseo

Galleries, Artisanal Shops, Pampering Salons, and Superb Dining Options Create a Boutique Village-like Atmosphere On El Paseo.

Use This Guide To Have The Best Day And Experience This Beautiful Boulevard Can Offer.

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1. FUEL UP
Start your day with a power breakfast at hot spot Wilma & Frieda’s Café. The amazing menu selections boast a mix of hearty delights and healthy concoctions — fuel your morning with the vanilla custard French toast or gluten-free pancakes. www.wilmafrieda.com


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2. SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Stroll through The Gardens on El Paseo en route to the newest store, Tumi. Peruse the collection of fine leather goods and distinguished bags: You might need a brand new luggage piece to stow today’s finds. www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

As you wander and artfully window-shop, stop at Blonde, a hip boutique carrying the latest fashions, from designer jeans and apparel to shoes. The jewelry and accessories section is gift heaven! www.blondeclothingboutique.com

Proceed to The Shops on El Paseo, a vibrant high-end retail hub filled with such elegant stores as Grayse, Escada, Ralph Lauren, and Burberry, among others. www.theshopsonelpaseo.com


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3. CONTINUE ON
Duck through the doors of Desert Art Collection and feast your eyes on the charming sculpture garden. Discover colorful vignettes, paintings, and interpretations by outstanding artists, curated from around the globe. www.desertartcollection.com


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4. TAKE A LAVISH LUNCH BREAK
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down to an alfresco midday meal with international flair. Enjoy the Maine lobster salad, coq au vin, or vegetarian quiche at authentic French bistro Café des Beaux-Arts. The outdoor patio is the ideal spot to people-watch, especially during Fashion Week. www.cafedesbeauxarts.com


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5. TIME OUT TO TREASURE-HUNT
Following lunch, try your luck hunting for vintage treasures, high-quality furnishings, and one-of-a-kind collectibles from around the world at Classic Consignment. Found a whole new armoire? No
problem, the store delivers. www.classicconsignmentonline.com


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6. RELAX, UNWIND, REJUVENATE
You don’t need a special occasion to get glammed up. An afternoon of pampering waits you at Giancarlo Salon and Sherry Mesa The Salon. Let these pros shampoo, cut, wave, and style your hair to perfection. Pure magic! www.giancarlo.us; www.sherrymesathesalon.com


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7. DARLINGS, SPOIL YOURSELF!
Your spree should include a visit to fine jewelry purveyor Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers to find exquisite gemstones, pearls, and watches. www.leedsandson.com

Find a premium smoke for the cigar connoisseur in your life at Palm Desert Tobacco. Check out the “private” Stone Lounge, where aficionados relax and indulge themselves. www.palmdeserttobacco.com


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8. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
Your spectacular El Paseo excursion doesn’t have to end as the moon rises. Sit back and view a sensational sunset on the upper patio at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. Sip the Pineapple Paradisio or Rum Babalu to savor a day well played. www.tommybahama.com


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9. ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
Modern. Sleek. Ravishing … and we’re not just talking food. Mark the moment in a setting to remember with dinner at The Venue Sushi Bar and Sake Lounge. Sample true culinary excellence with the Venue, a spicy tuna roll topped with salmon and tobiko, or the Bosphorus, with shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, and escolar. Let chef and sake sommelier Engin Onural recommend the right libation for your scrumptious meal. www.thevenuepalmdesert.com