Bon Voyage - Palm Springs


We've always been drawn by the allure of Palm Springs, California. The culture, beauty and charm of this desert oasis makes it a go-to destination for those who prioritize leisure. Once the proverbial playground of Hollywood’s elite, Palm Springs is now the top choice of the laid-back, weekend vacationer - boasting sunshine, sophistication and just a touch of kitsch.

In this issue of Bon Voyage, we show you how to make the most of a weekend in the desert, with some of our favorite mid-century vacation homes and must-pack essentials. Where better for Business & Pleasure Co’s spring shoot than the land of palm trees and sculptural breeze blocks. In stunning contrast to the arid landscape sits our current muse, the infamous Pink Door Home…

An iconic mid-century desert ranch on a double lot in the Indian Canyons neighborhood, Villa Sierra is a sprawling property with expansive public rooms of grand proportions and floor-to-ceiling windows that blur the boundary of inside and outside. The manicured grounds, towering palm trees and captivating mountain views permeate the brilliantly designed open living space of this 5,300 square-foot home.
Styled in a chic, holiday regency scheme the home excites the imagination with its globally inspired collection of art and richly colored decor and finishings, including a Byzantine blue leather sofa, a canary yellow glass-top bistro table and pistachio green cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen.

Whenever you're craving warmer weather, longing to sip a cocktail poolside or seeking inspiration from the handsome mid-century architecture, Palm Springs is the place to go.

Here are some of our favorite hotels in Palm Springs.

The Colony Palms Hotel: Built in 1936, the Colony Palms Hotel began as a desert gambling den and hideaway for a group of gangsters looking to escape the limelight of LA – and it still retains some of that exclusive, secluded atmosphere. Elegant but still relatively casual, the rooms are outfitted with hip Moroccan-inspired decor.

The Parker Palm Springs Hotel: Once Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch estate, is now The Parker Palm Springs designed by Jonathan Adler. The style is described as “hippie chic,” but alternately recalls the Mod Sixties and the feel-good Seventies.

Two Bunch Palms Hotel: Renowned for its natural mineral springs and glamorous Hollywood past, Two Bunch Palms was originally built in 1930 as a private, gated resort sprawling 77 acres. The spa has everything from mud baths to watsu pools. Grounds include hiking trails, lakes, and a walking labyrinth.

Regardless of where you stay in Palm Springs don't forget to bring the essentials...