colony palms hotel

Vacationland

Nostalgia and a day in the sun.

Emily Chavous Fashion & Style, Valley, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Basking in the glow of a fading summer, a time when long, sun-soaked days begin to give way to crisper desert nights, a young Los Angeles couple canoodles in a private corner by the hotel pool. They’ve run off to Palm Springs for a tranquil night at the Colony Palms Hotel — the Spanish Moorish palace built by Purple Gang

music muses

Feel the Music

It’s springtime and the desert hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music 
... and the muses who inspire it.

Site Staff Arts & Entertainment, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Rebecca wears the Adore Safari embellished pocket dress by OTT, $780, www.byott.com; and AMI Clubwear nude gladiator sandals, $39.99, www.amiclubwear.com. Kerry wears the Fat Kathy Ganja dress by OTT, $600, www.byott.com; and Marc O’Polo brown leather sandals, $120, www.marc-o-polo.com. Rebecca Quinn wears the blossom-print Buttercup dress by OTT with strappy back and bead detailing at the hems, $750, www.byott.com. Kerry

Style in Age

Of A Certain Age…

Sometimes superb style isn't just for the young, but for the young at heart.

Site Staff Fashion & Style, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Come hither, indeed. Tara Shannon casts a seductive glance in a Natori silk robe, $795, Saks Palm Desert; pendant with blue topaz, $1,550, and gold and chrysoprase ring, $6,200, both from El Paseo Jewelers. VIDEO: Watch behind-the-scenes footage from the fashion shoot. Reclining regally with a pair of golden swans, Tara Shannon wears a flamingo wool-gabardine trench coat, $2,995; azalea

Feature Presentation

Robert Festino Fashion & Style, Watch & Listen – Fashion

The glitz and glam of shoe fashion makes a curtain call during a Palm Springs Life photo shoot inside the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Style by Neil Cohen VIDEO: Gain some insights onto the Palm Springs Life photo shoot with this short by Emily Chavous. Charlotte Olympia red-and-black polka-dot sandals, $595, charlotteolympia.com; Bottega Veneta handbag in

Gabriel Luna

On the Road Again

Actor Gabriel Luna and fellow Texan and bike buddy Jackson McGovern take to the high desert roads on BMW R nineT Scramblers because boys just want to go fast.

Kent Black Fashion & Style, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Styled by Neil Cohen Grooming by Chelsea Dorris On actor Gabriel Luna’s right shoulder are his father’s initials, date of his birth, and that of his passing … two months before Gabe was born. There is also a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse Five, that sums up the fatalistic philosophy of the book’s alien race: “So it Goes.” “All

evening-gowns

Stone Cold Gorgeous

Nine winsome evening gowns accessorize a Brutalist house just beginning to get dressed in the stark desert.

Site Staff Fashion & Style, Watch & Listen – Fashion

Tadashi Shoji white chiffon empire waist with jagged neckline and jeweled collar, $868, www.tadashishoji.com CD Greene one-shoulder with Swarovski crystal spikes in nude, price on request at Bergdorf Goodman, www.bergdorfgoodman.com VIDEO: View a behind-the-scenes look at the evening gowns fashion shoot by Emily Chavous. Carolina Herrera draped floral jacquard strapless gold/black with train, $4,990 at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills,

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Trouble in Paradise

A long-awaited second honeymoon at the fabled Parker Palm Springs gets off to a rocky start … but making up is so much fun.

Kent Black Fashion & Style, Watch & Listen – Fashion

‘   The Parker Palm Springs started life in 1959 as the first Holiday Inn in California. On Claudia: 
Dress and woven belt by Elisabetta Franchi, (price on request) www.elizabethfranchi.com; Bravna 18-karat yellow gold freshwater pearl and diamond ring, $5,190, The Jewelry Bar, El Paseo, Palm Desert; Ryan Ryan sterling silver and 18-karat gold and diamond drop earrings, $1,500, The

Seeking Shangri-La

In search of an oasis, they found a new horizon

Madeline Ewles Shopping, Watch & Listen – Fashion 0 Comments

For one day the L’Horizon Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, built in 1952 by Desert Modern architect William F. Cody as a retreat for Hollywood producer Jack Wrather, became the backdrop for a fashion oasis.