Credit: Nathan Cox
Credit: Nathan Cox

Style Queen, Stella Adena, Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Where to Shop and Explore in Rancho Mirage

This Fashionista Shares Knows Where to Dine, Shop and Celebrate

Name: Stella Adena
Job Title: Owner, Rancho Relaxo
Resident of: Rancho Mirage
Local Living: 9 years Stay in Rancho Mirage


3 Items I Always Take on Vacation:

Rancho Relaxo Camo Fleece Pullover



Taste of Spain Stay in Rancho Mirage

I have been going to Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine for years, and the service, quality of food and atmosphere is consistently world class. Their charred deep-water Spanish octopus is like a calamari steak—the best I’ve ever had! Sit at the bar for all-you-can-eat tapas and check out their website for weekly specials like paella night. Let the manager, Corey, know Stella sent you!


When It’s Time to Celebrate

My family and I love The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage for all of our celebrations. Let the concierge know what you are celebrating. For our first anniversary, my husband and I were serenaded by our waitress with “Our Song” by Taylor Swift and presented with a custom cake decorated with the Coachella ferris wheel (our first date!). Mind blown. 


Working Out the Kinks Stay in Rancho Mirage

Bodywork & Esthetics Center is a little gem in quaint Old Town La Quinta that quickly puts you in vacation mode with their holistic services for body, mind and spirit. Ask for Kimberly and indulge in the Head to Toe Body Treatment—it’s out of this world.

Lions, Tigers and Bears

It took us having kids to go to The Living Desert Zoo, but kids are definitely optional! Desert creatures and plants are the focus, and you gain respect and understanding for this unique environment. Unlike other big-city zoos, crowds are never a concern. Getting a membership in the summertime is definitely worth it; the gates open early for members so you can beat the heat. We go every weekend.


Switching Things Up

My vision for Rancho Relaxo has always been to humanize the retail and fashion industries. I want to share the stories of the amazing people behind the beautiful products we carry to give poignance to the hashtags #votewithyourdollar, #shoplocal and #supportsmallbusiness. I am doubling down on carrying more local vendors and shifting my assortment towards more home decor items. 


Rancho Relaxo
69930 Hwy 111, Ste 116
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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