L'Horizon Palm Springs

An architectural dream and blissful retreat... L'HORIZON effortlessly elevates the scene of Palm Springs sophistication. See for yourself why it boasts the reputation of its only true "luxury boutique hotel.

Newly renovated, rich in history and more glamorous than ever.  L'Horizon of Palm Springs is a chic modern masterpiece, thanks in large part to the impeccable taste and talent of designer Steve Hermann. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, our very own Angie Silvy was among the first to stride through its newly opened doors. Angie's interpretation of a tourist-free resort in the heart of the summer season is as stunning as it is rare. Catching the eye of celebrities and fashionistas around the globe, this unique gem is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. At least for those with impeccable taste.  

LEVIS Road Trip

SUMMER heat begins to saturate the desert. Nothing but warm air, radio on full blast and your ride or die by your side. The perfect equation for a summertime ESCAPE... longer days, warmer nights... and shorter denim.

 

Welcome to a new frontier of summertime bliss. How did you kick off your summer? STERLING Silvy hit the desert road to join a beloved SoCal entourage- including style bloggers Jess Hannah , Taylr Anne, celebrity hair and makeup artist Yvette Beebe and ARCHER . Bound in Levi's denim, both vintage and new, we captured the start of an unforgettable road trip adventure in the heart of the Palm Springs desert. Not to mention... tracking down the perfect '67 Pontiac Firebird, necessary to hit that dusty road. Follow the story on Levi's international social media channels, where we nod to denim rich and fashion-forward festival attire while welcoming summer in all its glory. 
Photography: Angie Silvy // MakeUp: Yvette Beebe  // Hair:  ARCHER


SEASON OF THE SUIT

Artful tailor, SMYTHE LES VESTES, unites modern trends with essential wardrobe pieces. Confident and classic... we call this Spring- the Season of the Suit.

Designed for their dynamic versatility... Exhibit power throughout your wardrobe with a balance of color and chic silhouettes. Discover the merge of modern trends with new moods that leave us dressing effortlessly chic for the new Spring season. 

Incorporate power into to your wardrobe... Designers Andrea Lenczner and Christine Smythe have developed a brand to encompass style for different settings and reflections, introducing tailored jackets to celebrities and trendsetters alike. Timeless celebrities including Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker and January Jones have outfitted themselves in Smythe blazers, spearheading the Season of the Suit. Lenczner and Smythe seek inspiration from nostalgic memories of the past and true visions for the future. 

Revive dressing for success... Smythe's iconic line of outerwear conveys confidence, style and reality- a seamless transition from office attire to evening cocktails. Inspire confidence with a powerful blend of comfort and versatility in high-quality fabrics. Embody the change of how we perceive success by dressing for every reality. 

Photography: Angie Silvy    Hair & Make up: Yvette Beebe    Model: Iskra Galic     Designer: Smythe Les Vestes

THE CARNEROS INN

A hidden treasure nestled in the heart of NAPA VALLEY awaits... reserve this weekend sanctuary for the quintessential wine country experience.

Start your day... with breakfast in the Hilltop dining room. It boasts an incredible vantage point overlooking Napa Valley, furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views. For a quick bite on the go, head to Boon Fly Cafe to grab a few of our world famous donuts. 

Don't forget to pack... your bathing suit!  Take advantage of the year-round sunshine with a dip in one of the hot tubs or swimming pools- complete with beautiful views. 

Go see this vintner... any of our wine gurus at Cade, Plumpjack or Odette will provide an incredible tasting experience. Each has a beautiful outdoor area for dining and meandering to take in additional views of the Valley. 

When it's time for lunch... swing by Market to collect all the necessary fixings for a gourmet picnic. Grab a personal picnic basket and fill it with organic cheeses and fruit, a delicious salad, handmade panini and of course, a bottle of sparkling wine. 

Get some exercise... with the first-come, first-served on premise bicycles. Complimentary weekend fitness classes are also available, including yoga, boot camp and a vineyard run. 

Enjoy an unforgettable meal... at FARM restaurant, led by head chef Andrew Budnyj, featuring the area's best local wines and flavors. 

Rest your weary feet... poolside to watch the sunset- cocktail in hand!

Don't miss out on this once in a a lifetime experience... take the latest Audi sportscar for a spin on the incomparable Sonoma raceway. For a romantic escape, a hot air balloon over the Valley will be hard to beat.   

Featured images produced by @SterlingSilvy, via @TheCarnerosInn Instagram feed : Model from Scout Models

ERIN KLEINBERG

As we cruise out of winter and yearn for the allure of SPRING, Featured Designer and co-founder of The COVETEUR "Erin Kleinberg" shares the details behind her highly anticipated SS15 collection and #ThatEKlife. 

Collaborations to look forward to with the new year... We collaborated with Lena Dunham for this Spring '15 collection. We are super excited about this partnership. We created a bunch of custom prints that are seriously epic. As for the future... you'll just have to wait and see ;) 

Must-have piece from your Spring collection... The "Awake @ Sunrise Dress". It's a play on EK's infamous Theo dress (Jared Leto's fave). This dress is the epitome of cool girl chic. It's fun and easy, plus the indigo and orange tie dye is dope. 

It is so amazing how people put themselves together and I love the creativity of everyday dressing

If you could summarize #ThatEKlife in 3 words... Confident, laid back, cool 

Go-to source of inspiration... I am very inspired by street style, hence why I started The Coveteur. I think it is so amazing how people put themselves together and love the creativity of everyday dressing. When I see a girl who is so effortlessly chic on the street, it really gets me going. 

Closet staple you can't live without... I love love love my leather J Brands. I wear them with everything, literally can't take them off. When I am not in a pants mood, my Erin Kleinberg Constance dress is my go to. It's so comfy and easy. I put it on and am ready for whatever the day has in store for me. 

Your last great escape... I was just in Palm Springs over the Christmas Holidays. It truly is my home away from home. I've been going there since I was a kid and got married there last February. It holds a very special place in my heart and is the perfect place for me to RELAX (only for a second, of course). 

Proudest moment in your career, thus far... My proudest moment so far was probably selling to Barneys in my first season. I was only 22!

Editorial photos above @angiesilvy   Hair/Mup: Yvette Beebe  Stylist: The Globe Showroom                           Personal Images from Instagram @erinkleinberg   

KELLY GoLIGHTLY

A TRUE modern-day Audrey Hepburn, Kelly Lee of "Kelly Golightly" sweeps through the idyllic OASIS of Palm Springs with a bold sense of style.

How I rang in the new year... in Palm Springs with my husband Fred Baby, over an intimate dinner at the beautiful new home of our friends Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena. The next day, we hopped in the car for a roadtrip through the Mojave desert. 

Mono Lake is magical, as are the Antelope Valley poppy fields in the spring.

What I'm most excited for in 2015... I’ve been invited to spend the weekend at the Jonathan Adler-designed Eau de Palm in Palm Beach. I’m a huge JA fan and can’t wait to see his genius in action. Come February, my husband and I will be exhibiting our photography work for the first time, a Slim Aarons-inspired collection, at The Eichler House for Modernism Week in Palm Springs. I was also invited to cruise through the Caribbean and look forward to a little island hopping. It seems I’m going to be quite the palm vivant!

Most beloved place in the country... Palm Springs, where we are lucky enough to have a weekend home. We go every chance we get. And Mono Lake is magical, as are the Antelope Valley poppy fields in the spring.

Favorite article of clothing... My giant Audrey Hepburn-inspired sunhat that I picked up in the tiny town of Miguel Perera, Brazil. It hides both a bad hair day and keeps my face protected from the sun. 

Personal style secret... The bigger the hat the better, and sunglasses always. And it’s never worth it to wear something uncomfortable. I love a good caftan or babydoll dress. 

Favorite meal on the road... Tacos forever!

I can’t get enough of bright, happy hues.

Best current hashtag... #Theflagisraised which I use on Instagram to kick off virtual happy hour. It is inspired by Frank Sinatra’s tradition of raising a flag between two palm trees at his Twin Palms Estate to alert the neighbors it was time to join him for happy hour. Now others use the hashtag too, which creates a fun sense of community. 

Favorite current trend... Color! I can’t get enough of bright, happy hues. 

Must-see places for that upcoming trip to Palm Springs... Enjoy the slow pace of drinks or lunch by the pool at The Viceroy, The Colony Palms and The Parker. Grab tacos or enchiladas suizas at Las Casuelas and a mocha freeze from Koffi. For a complete throwback, have a drink or dinner at Melvyn's, where the Rat Pack used to hang out, and where you can still have items like Steak Diane made table side. Pop into Trina Turk and my favorite vintage stores Bon Vivant, The Fine Art of Design, and Dazzles for fabulous shopping (see my Palm Springs Shopping Guide here). Pop into some open houses for interior eye candy, drive into the windmills and around the neighborhoods of Vista Las Palmas and Racquet Club. 

Photography by : Angie Silvy  + FredBaby + Kelly Lee's photos on Instagram