Analisa Holoubek and her husband own the fantastic, Elizabeth & Prince boutiques in Palm Desert and La Quinta, California. I absolutely fell in love with their easy-going style — California cool with a New York edge (and nearly bought the place out). So included them in my recent piece on Palm Springs for the NY Times and I asked her to share what she’s packing this summer for our first Guest Packing List! Thanks to her hubby, photographer Sean Holoubek, for the great photos. What are you packing this summer?
1. Tunic by Roberta Roller Rabbit
2. Abejas Flip Flops
3. Turquoise jewelry
4. Travel Bag by Rag & Bone
5. Brass cuffs by Dream Collective
The Packing List is a regular feature where I highlight smart, travel-worthy pieces. Occasionally I’ll ask stylish locals I meet to share their suitcase staples or current faves for Guest Packing Lists. Thanks Analisa for being our first!
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Woo hoo! My latest piece for The New York Times travel section came out yesterday called: “New Energy in Palm Springs.” Here I am while reporting the piece, on a tour of amazing modernist homes. My story is about a resurgence in hipster culture in Palm Springs, a town mostly known for its golf and gay party scene. While I was there, I discovered an emergence of energy, thanks in part to the Coachella Music Festival bringing kids from L.A. to the area. Thanks for all my new peeps in P.S. for giving me the scoop.
Here are some other pieces I’ve written about Palm Springs.
Okay, sure, there was some shopping, too. And eating. And celeb-sighting, as it turns out. (Octomom of all people! And man, does she look cra-zy in person!) But to truly appreciate Palm Springs you have to get out into the desert backcountry and get a handle on where exactly you are, which is pretty much the middle of nowhere. I discovered the desert brings with it a host of lure and atmosphere, even a smell, and an interesting peacefulness. Here are some highlights of my trip, which I wrote about in my latest piece for New York magazine Get Lost in the Desert in Palm Springs. Continue reading