Kids in Pool at Saguaro

Hello Stranger was back in Palm Springs, CA, for our now third annual throwdown: The Saguaro Desert Weekender. And what a throwdown it was! Poolside vibes galore on two consecutive weekends, coinciding with the unmissable Coachella Music and Arts Festival, in Indio, CA, on the weekends of April 11-13 and 18-20, 2014. It all took place at The Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs, a colorful and inviting boutique hotel property managed by Joie de Vivre.

Our partners for the weekends included Rhonda International, Rolling Stone, DJ Harvey, Resident Advisor, Opening Ceremony, and Lovelife.

Scroll to the end for our official video recap.

The kick off was presented by Opening Ceremony, featuring a twisted, ethereal R&B live set from London-based FKA Twigs, with supporting sets from LA’s Kingdom and P. Morris.

FKA Twigs sings her heart out for Opening Ceremony

FKA Twigs.

Beauties in the night. Shot by The Tommy B.

Beauties in the night.

Guests began each day with morning power Vinyasa flow classes from CorePower Yoga, allowing them to recharge and detox after the long festival and hitting the desert party circuit.

Morning Yoga by CorePower

Morning Yoga by CorePower.

Maxin & relaxin - shot by Drew Gurian for Rolling Stone

Maxin’ & relaxin’ – shot by Drew Gurian for Rolling Stone.

Enjoying the sun, the Reyka vodka, and the perfect water.

Enjoying the sun.

The Bacchanalia highlight of both weekends was Rhonda Queen of the Desert, taking place on both Saturdays, including performances from Pete Tong, Peanut Butter Wolf, Salon Acapulco, Plastic Plates and Kidnap Kid. The revelers were out indeed!

The revelers for Rhonda Queen of the Desert

The revelers for Rhonda Queen of the Desert.

Getting Fierce at Rhonda Queen of the Desert.

Getting Fierce at Rhonda Queen of the Desert.

I salute you. By Rony's Photo Booth.

I salute you. By Rony’s Photo Booth.

The legendary Pete Tong in the mix

The legendary Pete Tong in the mix.

Goddollars, Paradise, and Russ of A Club Called Rhonda

Goddollars, Paradise, and Russ of A Club Called Rhonda.

On the first Sunday, the legendary DJ Harvey hosted “Cool In The Pool,” an utterly flawless 6-hour journey through balearic, cosmic, disco, house and techno. There really could be no better way to enjoy a Sunday by the pool.

Harvey manning the helm. By Drew Gurin.

DJ Harvey manning the helm.

Swell brought out the Billabong Bikini Truck

Artists and celebrities enjoyed  refreshments in the private Rolling Stone media lounge, where they were gifted from RazerClashistKedsMiller, and 47 Brand. Those in attendance included Blake Anderson of Workaholics, Solange, Dev Hines (Blood Orange), Hot Since 82, Dillon Francis, Robin Anton (Pussycat Dolls), Shannon Funchess (The Knife), Andy Dick, Chloe Norgaard, Heather Eatherton, Claire Evans (YACHT), Aeroplane, and many more.

Aeroplane showing off his Knicks hat from 47 Brand

Aeroplane showing off his Knicks hat from 47 Brand

One of the most coveted swag items, Clashist's Bill Murray tee.

One of the most coveted swag items, Clashist’s Bill Murray tee.

Claire Evans of YACHT rocking her Razer Adaro headphones

Claire Evans of YACHT rocking her Razer Adaro headphones

Partygoers posing at the super cool PHHHOTO booth

Partygoers posing at the super cool PHHHOTO booth.

Overhead at The Saguaro

Overhead at The Saguaro.

The Saguaro Desert Weekender 2014 Recap from Hello Stranger on Vimeo.

 

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Here are some some of our favorite artists who performed over the weekend at The Saguaro Desert Weekender.