Even in soaring temperatures, Palm Springs and its surrounds offer ways to chill out
Words by JESSICA RITZ
STAY Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s glam touch is on full display at the new Sands Hotel & Spa (sandshotelandspa.com) in Indian Wells. Take in the Moroccan-inspired patterns throughout the 46 guest rooms, pool area and Mediterranean-driven The Pink Cabana restaurant. Meanwhile, families and cocktail-sipping singles peacefully coexist around the stunning rooftop pool at downtown’s new Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs (rowanpalmsprings.com), which boasts views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the sprawling Coachella Valley beyond. At Sparrows Lodge (sparrowslodge.com) tap into the desert’s healing vibes with a Whole-Body Purification treatment in the open-air massage tent.
DINE Celebrated chef Engin Onural puts his creative spin on sushi rolls at uptown’s Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey (sandfishps.com). On East Palm Canyon Road, Kreem (ilovekreem.com) scoops perfect-for-peak-heat ice cream flavors such as lemon meringue and coffee lavender.
SHOP Browse unexpected home goods and accessories at Thick As Thieves (shopthieves.com), from jewelry made in Tel Aviv to wood-block art pieces from Joshua Tree.
CAN’T MISS Vicariously explore the rugged landscapes of the West via the work of American photographers in “Journey Through The Desert—The Road Less Traveled” on view through Nov. 25 at the Palm Springs Art Museum (psmuseum.org).