While shooting our Spring 2020 Campaign in California, we met up with Palm Springs Style maven Kelly Golightly. She gave us a tour of her home, tips on her favorite places in town, and talked personal style.
When did you move to Palm Springs?
We fell in love with Palm Springs on a cross-country road trip in 2010. We bought our first house in Palm Springs in 2012.
What brought you here?
Kelly Wearstler! I’m a huge fan of the interior designer, so my husband (Fred Baby) surprised me with a stay at The Viceroy (now called The Avalaon) that Wearstler designed. What was supposed to be one night, turned into three nights, turned into three weeks turned into three months. Every time we hopped in the car to head up to San Francisco, where we had left all of our belongings in storage before heading out on a year-long trip around the world, I’d say, “Turn the car around, I can’t leave!” I felt like Palm Springs was pulling me to her. It was literally a love affair.
What are some of your favorite spots in town and why?
The Parker Palm Springs designed by Jonathan Adler. The design is so colorful and like Jonathan Adler’s brain come to life. Playful glamour at its best! Norma’s at The Parker is fun for drinks or a meal any time of day. The aforementioned Avalon – the design is so fun and I love sitting in the cabana in the back and taking in the mountain views. For vintage shopping, The Fine Art of Design can’t be beat.
How has the city influenced your style?
I feel like Palm Springs style IS my style. Colorful and classic but with a playful twist. Caftans all day. A nod to throwback glamour.