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It’s a Two-Day Street!

Written By: Crystal Harrell El Paseo Palm Desert

This story is from the pages of a previous LOCALE print magazine. As state and county regulations are in a constant state of flux due to Covid-19, some of the businesses mentioned may be temporarily closed. Please visit their individual websites to ensure they are currently open, and please follow all safety procedures in place.

It’s the end of a busy week, and the best way to recuperate is to treat yourself to some retail therapy and delicious bites at The Shops on 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. Whether you seek a health-conscious dining experience or are on the hunt for stylish apparel from local designers, this retail hub is the ultimate destination for a weekend experience that you won’t soon forget. 



Hotel Paseo

Hotel Paseo boasts one-of-a-kind suites, soothing treatments from Spa LaLé, al fresco dining at the Pool Bar, 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, and now through Jan. 11 of the new year, guests can enjoy a third night for free!

Native Knowledge: Stop by Spa LaLé at Hotel Paseo to browse their wide range of gifts. Nothing says “happy holidays” like the gift of pure relaxation.



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.


Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Sullivan’s Steakhouse has a patio perfect for an upscale outdoor experience. Think sizzling steaks, fresh seafood and signature cocktails! The restaurant’s newly opened 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. Order a full-prepped meal to go or 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!


Il Corso

With sweater weather in full force, there is no better time to enjoy a dinner outdoors. Il Corso offers genuine Italian hospitality and a variety of zesty, authentic Italian dishes like fresh burrata and tomato salad, homemade ravioli, wood-oven pizza and delicious seafood. Bon Appétit!


Libation Room

Top off your evening with socially distanced after-dinner drinks at the Libation Room. This local watering hole features craft cocktail options like the Paseo Rose, Bacon Old Fashioned and 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 PLAY El Paseo Palm Desert


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 will feature 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. Don’t forget your mask!


Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga’s classes at the original El Paseo location will help you lose weight, build muscle and enhance your overall well-being and peace of mind. You can get monthly unlimited class sessions for $49 or attend the $12 community classes held on select weeknights.

Native Knowledge: This famous Bikram Yoga location is known as “the student’s studio,” specializing in first-time yoga student needs while providing beginner level courses and instruction. 


The 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 will find the right product to suit your needs.


WHERE TO SHOP El Paseo Palm Desert

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.



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.


Charleston Shoe Company

From the rough terrain of the desert sands to the smooth shopping trails on El Paseo, Charleston Shoe Company has a versatile selection of trendy footwear that promotes both comfort and style. From wedges and sandals to boots and poolside sandals, you’re bound to find the perfect gift-to-self.



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 trendy face mask, the perfect holiday cocktail dress or something to tie your evening ensemble together, Nicole has your new favorite garment in stock.



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.


El Paseo Business Improvement District
73510 Fred Waring Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260