El Paseo Loves To Pamper, Spoil, Indulge, Renew. Within A Few Short Blocks, Rejuvenation Of Every Kind Awaits.
You can divide your afternoon between esteemed contemporary art galleries and a refreshing hotel pool with pool bar and cabanas as they sit within blocks of each other. Chris wears a polo and track pant, Vince; Sneakers are his own. Elbe wears a chambray dress and earrings, Trina Turk; sandals, Stuart Weitzman; Kempton & Co. tote bag, BB.one. Photographed at Hohmann Fine Art.
Photographs by Fab Fernandez; Styling by Neil Cohen; Hair & Makeup by Chelsea Dorris
Chris wears a button-up shirt and trunks, Mr Turk. Elbe wears a silk chiffon caftan, Candice Held. Photographed poolside at Hotel Paseo.
Locals like it hot at Bikram Yoga Palm Desert. Founded more than 15 years ago, the studio leads students through a series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas) in 90 minutes. Classes start at 6:30 a.m. The adrenaline rush of group training sessions at Orangetheory Fitness urge you to feel the burn, push your limits, and rise to the challenge.
The most important meal of the day is a memorable one on El Paseo. Linger over breakfast indoors or out at Café des Beaux-Arts, JC's Patio Café, or Wilma & Frieda.
If you ran out the door without highlighting, illuminating, shimmering, or bronzing, there's no shame in a quick refresh. A makeup artist at Mica Beauty Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, or the Aveda Experience Center can enhance your natural glow. Beyond flirtatious lash extensions and fills, Wink Lash & Beauty Bar offers makeup touch-ups, brow tinting, waxing, teeth whitening, and permanent makeup.
Few services add volume and shine to your outlook like a professional blow-out. One session in the chair at Just Blow Drys, All Tressed Up, or Blown El Paseo is enough to turn happy clients into weekly regulars. Prep yourself for head-turning results.
A number of nail salons call El Paseo home, in addition to the array of full-service salons that offer manipedis. But inside Hotel Paseo, those little indulgences are only part of the menu. Spa days are the house special at Spa La Lé. Firming, age-defying, and hydrating facials team up with massage, body wraps, and seasonal scrubs for head-to-toe rejuvenation.
Let the afternoon unfold at a sidewalk bistro. Café des Beaux-Arts stirs a longing for France with a bowl of French onion soup followed by a flaky-crusted quiche Lorraine. Il Sogno and Fix keep it light with salads and sandwiches. Domo Sushi and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar are other standouts on the lunch circuit.
Strolling through hushed galleries filled with modern masters cultivates appreciation of talent and of diverse perspectives. Artists and collectors the world over revere the galleries of El Paseo. Hohmann Fine Art represents a family endeavor that spans four decades and two continents; known for curating private collections, public exhibits, and its community philanthropy, Hohmann encompasses 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, three galleries, and on-site storage that houses more than a thousand works of art. CODA Gallery is another pillar of El Paseo's artistic foundation. This Palm Desert institution since 1987 staffs its colorful corner gallery with experts who welcome collectors at every level.
Life is your runway. El Paseo dresses the creative and confident for walking their walk. Timeless style meets the moment's trends in clothing, shoes, and accessories that call your name on every block.
Let's celebrate you. Browse heirloom-destined timepieces, starry diamond studs, or gemstoneencrusted everything at the street's premier jewelry stores. El Paseo Jewelers, Frasca Jewelers, Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers, Denise Roberge Jewelery, and The Jewelry Bar are local legends.
The finer things in life don't get much finer than the linens for bed and bath found at Between the Sheets. At Rapport International Furniture, sink into a buttery soft leather chair from Italy and contemplate a modern living room update. If chopping, seasoning, simmering, and sautéing make you sizzle, see what's cooking at Savory Spice Shop, Upper Crust Cooking Company, and Williams-Sonoma.
Should you reach for something bubbly, oaky, or smoky midday? Of course. Some El Paseo establishments live by the all-day happy hour, beginning at 11:30 a.m., and servers will recommend the best blend for your mood. See p. 64.
Two-dozen touted restaurants along El Paseo draw foodies from across the Coachella Valley. From casual California cuisine to multicourse feasts that infuse flavors from several continents, there is a dish fit for every craving and any occasion.
Live music sets the scene after dark on Thursdays and Sundays at Sullivan's Steakhouse, Fridays and Saturdays at Mitch's on El Paseo, and nightly at Mastro's Steakhouse. A DJ at the sultry new "modern speakeasy" Libation Room spins for the crowd nightly.
Early risers like to wake in time for morning yoga on the lawn of Hotel Paseo, with the optional reward of a latte at the on-site Starbucks. Elbe wears a gauze coverup, blonde.
Back at Hotel Paseo, the sleepover is underway. Plush robes, private balconies with mountain views, and spa-style showers preclude a great night's sleep on a luxury bed. As the sun rises over the palms, duck into a cabana with refreshments from the pool bar and café, play lawn games, or work out in the 24/7 fitness center. Complementing the midcentury-inspired vibe, a vintage 1950 Airstream trailer is among 150 rooms and suites at this intuitive retreat that is part Marriott's Autograph Collection.
Men's Day Off El Paseo Knows How To Make A Gentleman Out Of You. You'll Even Enjoy It.
Valet your ride at Hotel Paseo and persue the street's many promises. Chris wears a T-shirt, Vince.; J Brand jeans, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert; Noah Waxman Greenwich sneaker, noahwaxman.com; Persol sunglasses, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert. Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible, indiGO Auto Group.
— GET TRIM
Step into El Paseo Barbers and step out a changed man. A 40-plus-year veteran of classic, close, and trendy cuts is behind this no-nonsense shop filled with old-fashioned barber chairs. Trim that goatee or 5 o'clock shadow off with a sleek shave that includes a hot towel for your face.
— ROBED AND RUBBED
Your (massage) table for one is ready and waiting at Hotel Paseo's Spa La Lé. Request the Deep Tension Therapy (with optional Cold Therapy) massage to fall under the spell of deeper, more focused techniques that help alleviate recurring tension.
— MAKE SOME NOISE
Bang & Olufsen, the Danish king of consumer electronics, makes life pitch-perfect with state-of-the-art portable speakers, headphones, multiroom audio systems, televisions, and new solutions for car and computer listening experiences.
— ELECTRIFY YOUR ENGINE
Get behind the wheel of a Model S, X, or 3 (while we wait for that next-gen Roadster) at Tesla.
— PUFF, BUT DON'T INHALE
Ease into a balmy desert evening with a choice Robusto, Maduro, or Torpedo from the largest humidor in the valley at Palm Desert Tobacco. If you're a pipe man, they have those, too.
— UPGRADE YOUR TECH SECTOR
There's always something new and enticing at the Apple Store. Geniuses are standing by to assist with a new phone, laptop, watch, or accessories.
— TOAST THE GOOD LIFE
After a full day of grooming, relaxing, and indulging in new gear, sit back with your signature drink at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Sullivan's Steakhouse, or Mastro's Steakhouse.