Palm Springs Life, November 2013
Modern Oasis: A local lifestyle brand celebrates the good life in Palm Springs
By J. Everette Perry
A longtime getaway for the Hollywood set, Palm Springs conjures images of poolside leisure, mingling with colorful characters, and sipping hard lemonade against the backdrop of snowcapped mountains and purple skies. Destination PSP celebrates the lifestyle in the fun collectibles it creates for the home and pool, as well as souvenir apparel and other gifts designed to echo midcentury modern charm. The company also partners with Palm Springs businesses, charities, and organizations to create custom designs.
David Brinkman, executive director, Desert AIDS Project; Barbara Keller, philanthropist, restaurateur, Desert AIDS Project board chairwoman; Bella da Ball, social ambassador, activist; Female Model; Larry Abel, entrepreneur, Palm Springs Modernism Week vice chairman; Female Models and puppy (foreground); Michael von Wittenau, director of sales and marketing, The Saguaro Hotel; Bob Bogard, director of marketing communications, Palm Springs Art Museum; Female Model (foreground); Darryl Macdonald, executive director, Palm Springs International Film Festival; Female Model; Mary Jo Ginther, director of tourism, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism; Jack Allison, director of sales and marketing, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel; Faith RochE, Palm Springs VillageFest; Male ModeL; Kaye Ballard (and puppy), guest artist, Coyote StageWorks, and animal activist; and Male Model. Various apparel, pool service ware, pool towels and accessories courtesy of Destination PSP (available at Raymond | Lawrence, The Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs Visitors Center, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Riviera Palm Springs, VillageFest, Palm Springs International Film Festival locations. www.destinationpsp.com. Swimwear courtesy of Chelsea Lane (available at Raymond | Lawrence) and www.chelsealane.com. Location: Villa Fontana, courtesy Bob Bogard and Michael von Wittenau.