Word of Mouth: Coachella Valley

Beyond music, we explore the stunning natural beauty of a region far greater than just Palm Springs

by Andrew Maness For the uninitiated, everything east of Mt San Jacinto to the northern tip of the Salton Sea is Palm Springs. The globally renowned city is synonymous with the Californian desert lifestyle and as such is regarded as the definitive destination in the region. While Palm Springs is indeed home to many a fine hotel and an ever growing restaurant scene, it is …

Interview: Daniel Arsham on his Ethereal Coachella Installation

A mountainous work casting shade in unexpected ways at the Parker Palm Springs

Beyond the clichés at Coachella, there are plenty of genuinely impressive activations, installations and artistic endeavors. One such example is the pop-up at the Parker Palm Springs. The words “This is Just Fantasy” greet you when you walk into the iconic hotel—fitting considering Daniel Arsham‘s installation for the American Express Platinum House event. In typical Arshman fashion, the experience has more to it than meets …

Touring Pioneertown, CA’s Idyllic Rancho V

How Airstream accommodations, large-scale art and a recording studio unite in the desert

With Palm Springs International Airport only a 40 minute drive away, it’s easy to place Rancho V on the map by way of that transportation hub. Unless, of course, you’ve heard of Pioneertown, CA. On Route 62 in the lush desert of the Yucca Valley, Pioneertown began in 1940s as an Old West motion-picture set, which actors actually lived in when not filming. Today, its …