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How to Make the Most of a Weekend Spent on El Paseo in Palm Desert

It’s a Two-Day Street!

At the end of a busy week, the best way to recuperate is to treat yourself to some retail therapy, delicious bites and “me” time on Palm Desert’s El Paseo. Start off the day right with a hearty breakfast, then work your way along the store-lined street to fill your shopping bags. Finally, end the night with a savory dinner and relaxing cocktail hour under the desert sky. Whether you seek a decadent dining experience or are on the hunt for stylish apparel from name-brand designers, this snazzy street is the ultimate destination for a weekend of luxury! El Paseo Palm Desert

 

WHERE TO PLAY

Movement Bottega

Kickstart your weekend with holistic movement at El Paseo’s all-new wellness destination, Movement Bottega. This state-of-the-art studio is set in a beautiful and intimate loft space that overlooks El Paseo and is filled with natural light. “Movement Bottega was created to serve as a space for people to dive deep in their movement practice and to learn more about their bodies and themselves,” explains owner Missoni Lanza. Each session is thoughtfully designed to help clients move with integrity and achieve their goals. Lanza integrates everything from Pilates, Madeline Black Method, MET techniques, myofascial release, neuro fascial release, structural integration, gait patterning and more. “I’m passionate about helping others develop a sustainable practice to obtain optimal health and well-being,” says Lanza—and Movement Bottega is designed to do just that.

Local Insight: Movement Bottega only books one appointment at a time to ensure you have a quality and peaceful experience.

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HOHMANN

Photography Provided By: Hohmann Gallery

For fine art enthusiasts, the Hart Gallery provides a stimulating creative experience on El Paseo with creative and unique displays. Enjoy pieces from curated collections in the showroom along with the many local exhibitions. The gallery features works by Paul Wunderlich, Thomas Ritter, Dagmar Off, Siegfried Neuenhausen, Hart Gallery Interior, Eva and Christian, Albert Delamour, Oleg Dosortsev, Robert Dunahay, Gina Gass and more.

EXP 11/20

 

The Leaf

Photography Provided By: The Leaf

Looking for some re-leaf? In the words of the The Leaf’s representatives, The Leaf is an “elevated cannabis dispensary in the heart of Palm Desert’s world-class shopping district, setting a new standard in marijuana retail.” Whether it’s edibles, oils, flowers, topicals or new technology, you’ll find the right product to suit your needs.

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WHERE TO EAT

Ristorante Mamma Gina

With sweater weather in full force, there is no better time to enjoy some cozy Italian comfort food. El Paseo’s Mamma Gina offers genuine Italian hospitality and a variety of zesty, authentic dishes like fresh bruschetta, gnocchi al gorgonzola and linguine mare, plus a delicious selection of seafood and meats. Get ready to ciao down!

Local Insight: All night happy hour is back at Ristorante Mamma Gina! Seven days a week, you can enjoy happy hour favorites from 4 p.m. to close.

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The Fix Restaurant

Enjoy an al fresco breakfast served hot and ready with dishes like the classic eggs Benedict, housemade corned beef hash and eggs and other morning favorites made with only the freshest ingredients. Breakfast is served daily on the patio with a side of gorgeous mountain views.

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse 

Sullivan’s Steakhouse has a patio perfect for an upscale outdoor experience. Think sizzling steaks, fresh seafood and signature cocktails under the night sky! The restaurant’s marketplace also allows patrons to order premium and packaged cuts to go, so you can recreate the Sullivan’s experience at home.

Eddie V’s

Whether you consider yourself a chef or takeout is more your style, Eddie V’s offers plenty of dining options that’ll leave you satisfied. Dine in and experience the elevated atmosphere of this shi shi steakhouse or order a full-prepped meal to go! You can also pick up a marketplace box with seafood, steaks and Eddie V’s special Black Tie Seasoning to cook at home. The options are endless—and delicious!

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Libation Room

Top off your evening with after-dinner drinks at the Libation Room. This local watering hole features craft cocktail options like the Paseo Rose, the Bacon Old Fashioned and the Palmomita. Reserve a private lounge and keep the night going with bottle service: two complimentary bottles of juice are provided, and you can add a five-pack of Red Bull for $25.

Native Knowledge: The Libation Room’s 111 Lounge can be rented for a variety of celebratory occasions with banquet seating and bottle service.

 

WHERE TO SHOP

Zense Home

If you’re looking to add a quirky pop of color to your living space, Zense Home has a curated collection of unique artifacts from around the globe. “It had always been a dream to own my own business on El Paseo. After many years of getting to know so many wonderful people, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” says co-owner Ray Perko.

Native Knowledge: Zense Home Owners Ray and Melissa Perko seek artists with great attention to detail in the smallest towns across the globe, not just locally.

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UNOde50

This Spanish jeweler offers special, romantic pieces that will add an air of elegance to any outfit. UNOde50’s designer inventory includes rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets in gold or silver, combining leather, crystals or pearls. Standout pieces for both men and women will help you dress to impress.

EXP 10/31

 

Nicole on El Paseo

Nicole is a boutique on El Paseo that offers unique and creative women’s clothing designs as well as sophisticated and elegant lifestyle products with European flair. Whether you’re looking for a chic new outfit for fall, the perfect holiday cocktail dress or something to tie your evening ensemble together, Nicole has your new favorite garment in stock.

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Margaux

Margaux, one of the newest additions to El Paseo, offers an assortment of candles, body and skin care products, perfumes and beautifully crafted apparel to choose from. Shoot a game of pool and have a glass of champagne or espresso in the store’s comfortable lounge area as you shop the most exclusive lines.

 

House of lolo

The House of lolo team fosters a sense of community with a personally catered and unique shopping experience. The shop has brought a carefully curated collection of chic, sophisticated and feminine looks to the streets of Portland, and it’s now bringing that same dedication to the streets and homes of Coachella Valley.

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WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Paseo

Hotel Paseo boasts one-of-a-kind suites, soothing treatments from Spa LaLé, al fresco dining at the all-new Larkspur Grill, Caffe Vita coffee blends at the in-house cafe and complimentary shuttle service to and from Desert Willow Golf Resort. This luxury Palm Desert hotel is within walking distance of El Paseo—the perfect location for any staycay!

About the author

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.

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