Palm Springs

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


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