16 Spots in the Desert to Take Your Bae…And One Where You Can Totally Pretend You Appreciate Art

Dane Koch of Revivals Stores Shares His Perfect Week

Photographed By: Kenneth Alexander Scott

Expert: Dane Koch
Credentials: Director of Retail, Revivals Stores


Movie night at Camelot Theatres and dinner at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. Before the movie, we stop at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge for dinner and cocktails in their lively lounge. Camelot Theatres shows great independent films and is home to several of our local film festivals.  



Family night includes gathering at Spencer’s Restaurant with my husband and mom. Spencer’s has the perfect pet-friendly patio, filled with a great mix of locals and visitors. Every year, Spencer’s participates in Dining Out for Life, the annual event benefitting Desert AIDS Project.  



Revivals Stores tour day begins with a Café Americano from Ristretto in Palm Springs. We stop at our Cathedral City Revivals and then have lunch at Evzin because it’s so close to our Palm Desert Revivals location.

Revivals Stores
611 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264



The desert boasts strong local theater venues with talented artistic directors like Michael Shaw at Dezart Performs and Chuck Yates at Coyote Stageworks.  Buying season tickets is the easiest way to support small theaters. Some of our favorites include McCallum Theatre, Coachella Valley Repertory, Dezart Performs and Coyote Stageworks.



Friday night is date night at El Mirasol. This Palm Springs classic has two locations, each with fantastic outdoor patios. We like the cozy patio at their Los Arboles Hotel location, but both locations have the same classic menu options that won’t disappoint.


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We’ll take our motorhome to Joshua Tree National Park, stopping at resale shops along the Twentynine Palms Highway. Some of our favorites include the designer resale boutiques The End, Funky and Darn Near New and Ricochet Vintage Wears.



We love to spend Sundays getting lost in the ever-changing exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. We have a long history of arts patronage in the Valley and the collections at these institutions reflect our community’s commitment to ensuring these treasures continue to offer inspiration to residents and visitors.

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