While many people were at Indio this weekend in celebration of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, other guests went to Palm Springs/Indio and had a completely different experience.
Celebrities, media, tastemakers,and industry insiders went to the desert to ring in Coachella but also to attend many of the hottest parties and retreats to prep for the long haul of the weekend.
Kicking off the weekend was The Retreat. Held at the 20-room Sparrows Lodge, The Retreat served as an oasis with a rustic twist. Guests were able to enjoy healthy delectable bites catered by The Fat Radish of New York. Beverages and cocktails from Whispering Angel, Rekorderlig Cider, Lucky Buddha, Clover Juice, Perrier, Harmless Harvest Coconut Water, and Health-Ade Kombucha. The whole property was supplied by Kiehl’s, who had an on-site barber shop for guests to receive haircuts, beard trims, skincare and more.
In addition to the decadent fare and atmosphere, guests were also able to take advantage of getting massages by Soothe, Vanity Projects with Dior offered manicures, and various other beauty treatments such as Oxygen Facials by Intraceuticals along with foot massages provided by celeb renowned reflexologist, Joanne Scorcia. Taylor and Taylor provided plush décor. Artist Alia Penner created beautiful art pieces and paintings on-site throughout the weekend. A portrait studio was set-up at The Retreat where photographer Brantley Gutierez captured stunning photos of attendees withLeica, which will run onVanityfair.com. before jumping in the chilling pool.
“It's where you want to go to just relax, unwind,” said Mehta, who is also working on the Sparrows event. “It's supposed to feel like an escape, almost like a backyard pool party with intimate friends, versus a massive marketed huge event."
Being at an event where music is of utmost importance, guests were also able to fully take it in and stock up on Caeden Headphones. Where luxury does not impact the impeccable sound Caeden delivers and is revolutionizing everyones 'take' on headphones.
Guests in attendance at The Retreat included: Alexa Chung, HAIM (Este, Danielle and Alana Haim) Sean Lennon, Zoe Kravitz, Taryn Manning, Bryan Ferry, Jack Falahee, Taylor Spreitler, Holland Roden, Max Carver, Alia Shawkat, Hannah Bronfman, Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nichol of The Misshapes, Lykke Li,Jeremy Scott, Mara Hoffman, Shannon Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars, Johnny Simmons, Chelsea Leyland, Jason Orley, DJ Ana Calderon, Princess Eugenie, Sharni Vinson, Margaux Brooke, Carly Steele, Tara Sowlaty from the blog, How You Glow, Lolawolf, Ryan Rabin from GROUPLOVE, Foxx, Phox, Allah-Las, Marissa Montgomery, Soko, Stefanie Scott, Zara Martin, Mark Houston, Renee Bargh, Jess Gylnne, Chris Holme, Gary Baemna, Tamara Feldman, Edei, Jonny Piere, Jasper Rischen, Adesuwa Aighewi, Mosese Sumney, Kate Brien, David Kitz, Emily Kokal of Warpaint, Aishah Roberts, Andres Rigal, Mynxii White, Penguin Prison, Jodie Smith, Graham Fink from Milo Greene, the Eagulls, Tame Impalaand ZZ Ward.
Attendees enjoyed musical performances from various artists and musicians including jazz pianist Lea Chisholmas well as sounds curated by Psychemagik, Isaac Ferry, Daisy O’Dell and SoSuperSam powered by Caeden Headphones. Amoeba Music hosted the Vinyl listening room, with support from Marshall Speakers. Decorations were kindly donated by HEDGEHOUSE USA.
No ticket to the festival, no problem! These parties ensured you were treated like royalty and this was the one hot ticket you needed!
See you next year in the desert!