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A Taco Bell-Themed Hotel Is Coming With All The Vibes This Summer

Friends, this is not a drill, be ready: A TACO BELL HOTEL IS COMING THIS SUMMER. Yes, come August 9th, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort in Palm Springs, CA will open its doors to reveal a taco-themed oasis in the middle of the hot Cali desert.

Fans can expect a truly immersive taco experience with The Bell from check-in to check-out. Always wanted to cool down at the pool with the help of some Baja Blast all while relaxing on a Fire Sauce packet floatie? Say no more, at this hotel that will become a reality. Guests will also get a chance to indulge in surprise menu items alongside all the delicious Taco Bell favorites. What’s more, an on-site gift shop will offer exclusive apparel so you can fly your Taco Bell-loving flag proudly with some limited edition drip. But the juicy deets don’t stop there, as guests can also stop by the on-site salon for Taco Bell-inspired nail art, fades and a braid bar. It’s the summer makeover that we all deserve and need, really.

“The Bell stands to be the biggest expression of the Taco Bell lifestyle to date. It will be fun, colorful, flavorful and filled with more than what our fans might expect,” said Taco Bell’s Chief Global Brand Officer Marisa Thalberg. “Also, just like some of our most sought-after food innovation, this hotel brings something entirely new for lucky fans to experience and enjoy.”

For sure this is THE summer destination of 2019, but hop on this opportunity quick as The Bell will only be open “for a limited time” and available to guests for five days. Reservations will open in June for guests that are 18+, so stay tuned to Taco Bell’s Instagram and Twitter for exact details on how to book your stay.

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Get Instagram Gold With 7 Cocktails That Match These Epic Views in Greater Palm Springs

It’s Not Just About the Drink, You Need Stunning Views to Match

Written By: Andrea Gomez of Locale Magazine Best Views Palm Springs Restaurants

There’s nothing better on a warm summer night than a cool drink and a great view! Luckily for us, Greater Palm Springs is full of interesting, amazing bars that are well worth the visit! Whether that be dark and moody or bright and colorful, these bars in and around Palm Springs show that there is something for everyone!

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Go Big or Go Bold

Trio

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Trio’s pop art-inspired wall mural is bold, vibrant and the perfect place to take that flawless selfie for Instagram! Here, try the popular craft cocktail, Watermelon Delight, for a refreshing cool down from the hot desert sun!

Trio Restaurant
707 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.864.8746

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Views For Days

Citrus & Palm

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Lean back and relax at Citrus & Palm. The outdoor seating here offers one of the best views of the clear sky, mountains and palm trees out of all the bars in Greater Palm Springs! Try one of their flavorful bloody marys that just as jam-packed as their views!

Citrus & Palm
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

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Drinks On Fire, Yo

Bootlegger Tiki

Bootlegger Tiki is one of the funkiest places to get cocktails in Palm Springs! Want a cool video to add to your Instagram story? Turn the heat up with a boozy punch bowl like False Idol and your feed will be fire!

Bootlegger Tiki
1101 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.4154

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Game For the ‘Gram

Draughtsman

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The industrial-chic style of Draughtsman is like stepping into a hipster dream! Draughtsman is one of the most sociable bars in Palm Springs because its patio area offers a variety of games like foosball and Connect Four—not to mention some of best views of the surrounding greenery and mountains! Take a sip of some of the coolest named cocktails in the Greater Palm Springs area like Tubular Dude and Ionic Order.

Draughtsman
1501 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1644

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Poolside Pics

Agave Sunset at Hyatt Regency IW

Agave Sunset takes the essence of the desert and translates it into a cool, trendy space, making it one of the most sophisticated bars in Greater Palm Springs! Watch the sunset from the terrace (or the pool!) while drinking the Agave Sunset Margarita!

Agave Sunset at Hyatt Regency IW
44600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.674.4165

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Rum on the Rooftop

Moxie Palm Springs

Take in the natural beauty of the desert by enjoying a drink at the rooftop bar at Moxie! The location offers stunning views of the nearby mountains and lively downtown area! Enjoy one of the best happy hours in Palm Springs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Treat yourself to cocktails, wells, and a variety of other alcoholic drinks at a great price!

Moxie Palm Springs
262 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.9900

 

Art Deco Drinks

Seymour’s

The art deco styling inside of Seymour’s will make you feel like you are in a classic James Bond film. This small, cozy hidden bar has an intimate speakeasy vibe to it. Visit this bar if you want to escape from the sun and feel like you have been transported back in time!

Seymour’s
233 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.892.9000v

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8 Instagrammable Restaurants in Greater Palm Springs That Will Bring You All the Double Taps

Your Followers Will Be So Jealous

Written By: Marly Bergerud of Locale Magazine Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Palm Springs
Featured Image By: Bianca Simonian of Locale Magazine

We’ve all sat at brunch snapping pictures of our Insta-worthy dishes and drinks, but we rarely take a second glance at the decor around us. These eight restaurants in Greater Palm Springs are great for grabbing a bite, but they’re even better if you want to get the ‘gram. From wallpaper created by fashion designer Matthew Williamson to James Beard Award-winning digs, these restaurants are the place to go to spice up your feed.

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Dream Palm

Café Palmetto at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort

Cafe Palmetto guests will find an inviting, bright interior space with graphic palm wallpaper designed by Matthew Williamson, dotted with unique pieces of pop-art. The grassy greens and earth tones throughout generate a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a locally-inspired breakfast or lunch, either indoors or on the adjoining outdoor patio.

Café Palmetto at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.8311

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Sleek and Concrete

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

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Boasting modern architectural design, Workshop Kitchen + Bar, with its sleek, industrial interior, was retrofitted from a building constructed in 1926, which originally served as an art gallery before becoming Palm Springs’ first theater. Wood, concrete and blackened steel provide a contemporary edge, with cathedral-like, modern light fixtures over the bar and its main seating area, earning this spot the 2015 James Beard Award for best restaurant design.

Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.459.3451

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Style On a Bun

Frankinbun

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Tristan Gittens and his wife Candice Held opened Frankinbun, where classic hot dogs and contemporary sausages (including a vegan option) are served simply on freshly-baked buns or wrapped in waffles on sticks. The space is small, charming, and well known for its custom chinoiserie wallpaper, designed by Held, featuring their Frankinbun mascot, a hot dog in a bun. The design has become so popular that she’s created shirts to match.

Frankinbun
540 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.318.4841

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Let’s Clink to Pink

The Pink Cabana at The Sands Hotel and Spa

Desert rose gives a fresh look to The Pink Cabana which is skillfully carried out in their booth cushions and napkins, and further set off by green leaf-patterned wallpaper, a vintage green and white floor tile and vintage green ceramic tile across the front of the long bar. The short-back bar stools are trimmed in brass as are the bar shelves which reflect against the bar-height-to-ceiling mirror, all creating an enjoyable retro ambiance reminiscent of a Palm Springs midcentury property.

The Pink Cabana at The Sands Hotel and Spa
44-985 Province Way
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.321.3771

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Pretty in Purple

The Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel

The interior of The Purple Palm has recently been revamped and provides history-rich, striking Spanish-Moroccan décor that has a sophisticated feel with an atmosphere reminiscent of glamorous Hollywood in the 1930s. It offers guests multiple choices of dramatic settings to dine in, highlighting original Spanish colonial architecture with arched entryways, covered ceilings, rich woods and original mosaic floor tiles, as well as terraces, lush lawns, pool patios and intimate areas spread out over three acres.

The Purple Palm at Colony Palms Hotel
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.969.1818

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Old Hollywood Glam

Azucar in La Serena Villas

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Azucar is located inside the 1930s La Serena Villas hotel and provides multiple choices between dining in common spaces, in small, private villas on the property, by the poolside or up top on the rooftop patio, Sugar High—their special rooftop deck surrounded by the breathtaking San Jacinto mountains. The furnishings throughout the hotel and restaurant areas were hand-picked to be casual and comfortable and are positioned indoors and outdoors around fireplaces, the pool or within the private villas.

Azucar in La Serena Villas
339 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
844.932.8044

 

Grab a Table

Juniper Table in the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

As you enter the contemporary Kimpton, you will find one of Palm Springs’ newest restaurants, Juniper Table. It is set off from the lobby by multiple 12-foot panels of rectangular-shaped, white and clear panels of glass. Their excellent use of space creates a small, intimate environment, and its sunny indoor and contiguous outdoor seating is great for people watching.

Juniper Table in the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.904.5032

 

Time to Dine

Eight4Nine

Previously Palm Springs’ first U.S. Post Office, this 1954 building has been transformed into an upscale, casual, eclectic dining space with a white interior, purposefully-positioned hot pink accents, recessed, mirror-backed shadow boxes and rooms with an occasional black accent wall. The seating varies from a white, tufted-button couch to Louis XIV ghost chairs, complemented by a unique assortment of fixtures arranged strategically in the center of the dining area.

Eight4Nine
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.8490

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These are the 8 Best Deals for Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Get Your Fill at These Amazing Coachella Valley Restaurants

Written By: Marissa Stempien of Locale Magazine
Featured Image By Bianca Simonian Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is finally here! From June 1-17, Palm Springs restaurants will be offering up lunch and dinner courses that showcase a variety of their talents, flavors and menu options. But with over 100 restaurants participating you’ll want to know not only where to eat in Palm Springs, but where to get the best bang for your buck. Here are some of the best deals at Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Three-Course Lunch

June Hill’s Table

June Hill’s Table is offering an amazing, three-course lunch for only $15. For your first round, choose from their Spring Watermelon Salad, the Coconut Curried Carrot Soup or Caramelized Apricot Bruschetta; for your main course select from the Polo Club Sandwich, the Millionaire Burger or the Rustic Chile Verde Short Rib Tacos. End your meal with the mouth-watering Tahitian Root Beer Float.

June Hill’s Table
51750 Polo Club Dr
Indio, CA 92201
760.797.7229

 

Lunchtime Classics

Old Town Tavern

For $15, Old Town Tavern is letting Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week guests try a few of their tried-and-true classics like Caesar salad, fish tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and a turkey club. Pick and choose your favorites to create the perfect meal. For an additional $5, top off your tasting with a slice of cheesecake or key lime pie.

Old Town Tavern
78-015 Main St, Ste 109
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.296.3420

 

Meal With a Vue

Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort

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Lunch is often the best time to grab a great deal, and the same holds true at Vue Grille & Bar. With two courses and an option for dessert, the $15 lunch at Vue offers a chance to try some of their best menu items including the Chicken Papaya Salad, Candied Peppered Bacon Burger, Reuben Panini and Vue Meatloaf.

Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort
44500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.834.3800

 

Live Music, Good Friends, Great Wine

Vicky’s of Santa Fe

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Enjoy a night of live music and a three-course dinner for $29 at Vicky’s of Santa Fe. Enjoy appetizers like the BLT wedge salad or ahi tuna, and fill up on main dishes like their Salmon Calabrese or Pan Seared Sea Scallops. Dessert is included, but the real star of the evening is their select wine pairings that are only $18 a bottle.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45100 Club Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.345.9770

First Course, Second Course, Third Course—Oh My!

Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

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Citrus & Palm is going all out with a three-course lunch menu that includes a glass of wine! For only $20 this Restaurant Week option includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and an option of Black Stallion Sauvignon Blanc or Kenwood Merlot paired with your meal. After this tasting, it may be your new favorite eating destination!

Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

Try Something Totally New!

533 Viet Fusion

533 Viet Fusion offers a $15 lunch course that shows off the spectrum of their Vietnamese-fusion food with dishes like Green Papaya Salad, Chicken Lemongrass Meatball Pho and Lemongrass Duroc Pork Wok Fried Rice. Desserts can be added on for only $5, and cocktails, wine and beer are only $5.33. Time to dig in!

533 Viet Fusion
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 625
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.778.6595

 

Don’t Miss Dessert

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

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One of the most popular places for fun dining in Palm Springs, Eight4Nine’s bright interior is only overshadowed by its food. Grab a three-course dinner for only $29 which includes summer favorites like their watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles and mushrooms, giardiniera and roasted cherry tomato toast or marsala pork tenderloin. End the meal with your choice of dessert—we recommend the peach cardamom crème brulee.

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.8490

 

Three Courses of Pure Deliciousness

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

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The three-course dinner at Pinzimini will be something to write home about. For $39 per person, the evening includes a choice of Kandarian Farm Kale Quinoa Salad, Crispy Calamari or Pappardelle alla Bolognese to start, followed by Chicken Parmigiana, Crispy Skuna Bay Salmon, New Zealand Grass Fed Rack of Lamb or Spinach Pappardelle as a main. End the night with a classic Tiramisu or sinful Bourbon and Vanilla French Toast.

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.770.2150

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10 Places Get Some Bangin’ Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

A Guide to Breakfast in Greater Palm Springs

Written By: Tatiana Servin De Maio of Locale Magazine

When you’re headed to the Palm Springs area, include brunch—or breakfast if you’re up early—on the itinerary, just like you would a midcentury home tour. In the desert, you’ll find some of the best and most creative breakfasts imaginable, leaving you to write a love letter to the city about your vacation: Dear, Palm Springs: We love you and your breakfast.

Breakfast in greater Palm Springs

Three-Course Menu

Lulu California Bistro

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Lulu California Bistro is a staple of the downtown strip with its expansive outdoor patio. With the dream of crafting their restaurant into an exceptional spot for vacationers, Lulu features breakfast, lunch and dinner with an award-winning three-course brunch menu with everyone’s favorites from pancakes and French toast to Southwest-inspired dishes and an extensive list of benedicts and omelettes—also available at Acqua in Rancho Mirage!

Native Knowledge: Named “Best Brunch in California” by Tripping.com and “Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.” by OpenTable.

Lulu California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262     
760.327.5858

 

Creativity and Culture Come to Life

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe

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Wilma and Frieda’s offers comfort food with a twist, reinventing classics for foodies. The heartiness of their dishes, along with their ever-changing specials and baked goods, have won the hearts of visitors. Don’t forget to try their breakfast tarts which have a huge following all on their own.

Native Knowledge: Kelly McFall of Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe notes “our [top five items are] Breakfast Tarts, Short Rib Eggs Benedict, Griddled Meatloaf & Eggs, and my new favorite, the Crispy Mustard Glazed Bacon Chicken Sandwich on multigrain.

Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
73575 El Paseo, Ste 2310
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.773.2807

 

Home Sweet Citrus & Palm

Citrus & Palm

Friday fuel: lemon ricotta pancakes 🥞😍

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Citrus & Palm features a variety of unique, healthy items on their menu, including their Olive Oil and Honey Granola and Chia Seed Parfait. Their avocado toast is a local fave, made with toasted farro, watercress, heirloom tomatoes and organic eggs.

Native Knowledge: They have a citrus and herb garden on property that smells amazing! Pets are welcome on their outdoor patio.

Citrus & Palm
45000 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.341.2200

 

So Fresh and So Clean

FARM

– ☕️#brunch#palmsprings#instafood#foodporn

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Step into FARM’s kitchen and experience the historic charm of a traditional, Provencal-style café. Try their wildly popular Croque Madame. If you love the little details, then this little spot will take you away from the city for the morning and into a world of loose-leaf teas and French-press coffee.

Native Knowledge: All of their jams are made in-house.

FARM
6 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.2724

 

A Perfect Blend

Spencer’s

Happiness on a plate. #waytomyheart #palmsprings #brunch #visitpalmsprings

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The ambiance at Spencer’s is a harmonious concoction of vogueish refinement and restful casualness. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer’s menu features many options for eggs Benedict including a Surf and Turf Benedict with a sautéed Maryland crab cake and grilled medallion of beef.

Native Knowledge: Their outdoor patio is award-winning and a favorite feature among returning patrons.

Spencer’s
701 W Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.3446

 

Bottomless Dreams

Pinocchio in the Desert

Desert vacationers flock to Pinocchio in the Desert for its extensive menu and $5 mimosas—no lie. We’re told that pairing your bottomless Champagne with a carafe of fresh orange juice is the way to go. Experience the local, low-key vibe with everything you’ve come to love about the diner.

Native Knowledge: They are known for their $4.95 bottomless Champagne.

Pinocchio in the Desert
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.3776

 

Purple Haze, A Brunch Story

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

Head over to the Purple Palm if you are captivated by imaginative new American cuisine served in a classic Hollywood hideaway setting. While swept up in the whimsical wallpaper design, try the Cornmeal Pancakes served with vanilla maple whipped cream cheese, orange honey syrup and bourbon banana jam.

Native Knowledge: Their French press coffee is Laughing Crow from Koffi Organic French Roast.

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.969.1818

 

Breakfast in the ‘60s

Norma’s

#thickaf

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Norma’s is equal parts ambiance and chow. Step into a brightly-colored scene fresh out of a page from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, sip on your complimentary smoothie shooter, and order the ever popular Huevos Rancheros or the Very Berry Brioche French Toast, or both.

Norma’s
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.770.5000

Where Paris Fell in Love with Palm Springs

L’Atelier Cafe

Le Croque Madame and Rasberry Beignet

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While honeymooning in Palm Springs, the owners of L’Atelier Café loved the desert so much they stayed and shared their delicious French pastries, originally served in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, with all of us. Try the Le Croque Madame, a traditional Jambon de Paris and Gruyere Cheese Sandwich topped with an egg.

Native Knowledge: Located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel.

L’Atelier Cafe
129 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.7895

 

Tongue in Cheeky’s

Cheeky’s


Many a local will tell you all about how good the food truly is at Cheeky’s—bacon flights, custard scrambled eggs and famous corn pancakes. If you are into creative breakfasting, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to feast from a menu uniquely serving classic combinations with unconventional flavor.

Cheeky’s
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.7595

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Mountain Dew Takes Over Entire Motel For Unique Desert Party Vibes

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The onset of Coachella brings about the dopest ancillary parties and functions to support the festival vibes and good times. At the top of this list of local activations that coincide with Coachella weekend was Mountain Dew’s DEW Label Motel in Palm Springs, Calif. during weekend of Coachella.

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After taking over the Musicland Hotel, Mountain Dew transformed it into a desert oasis filled with themed rooms with unique themes like Virtual Reality and live art from artist Bradley Theodore, an appearance from the Mountain Dew skate team like Sean Malto and Curren Caples, a VFILES pool party and pop-up shop featuring a capsule collection with Mountain Dew, and best of all, a mini-concert series that presented the likes of Virgil Abloh spinning a DJ set and rapper G-Eazy performing on the DEW Label Hotel stage.

All of this was thrown as a big celebration to launch the Mtn Dew Label Series, which feature specially crafted, bold, and refined new flavors of Mountain Dew in three iterations.

Check out some of the photos below to get a glimpse into all the festivities that truly defined all the good vibes partying in the desert can bring.

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Photos by Eric Reed/Invision for DEW/AP Images