Monday, December 8, 2008

The Holiday Festivities Begin

The holiday season is in full swing in Palm Springs. Holiday gatherings, parties and festivities of all kinds have started. The Palm Springs Savant is on the guest at all the exclusive events in town. The past Friday night I attended Christmas parties of several friends that were equally enjoyable. The first was held at the former estate of Christine Onassis, a marvelous home here in Palm Springs that can be rented for vacations or private events. The hosts of the party requested that guests bring canned goods for a local food pantry in lieu of host gifts, which I thought was a capital idea! The second party was at a private home in the Twin Palms estate of Palm Springs. It was an ultra glam holiday party, with a guest list that included actors, writers, producers, titans of the business, artists, moguls of the investment industry, and some members of famous Hollywood families who must remain unnamed for privacy reasons.
above: Palm Springs Holiday Kitsch: Fabulous white Christmas trees were adorned with black ornaments.

above: The pool was completely covered with plexi-glass, and provided a stunning surface that glowed in the evening. This surface of the pool was covered with guests when the party was in full swing.


above: Tables of fresh fruit, cheeses, holiday cookies and appetizers kept the guests happy.

above: amazingly, this was the only photo I took of people all night. One of the party co-hosts Jim poses here with one of the more colorful guests that evening. She was wearing a pair of shoes with unbelievable heels...
above: Guests were treated to party favors- purple silk bags filled with squares of chocolate. It was a delicious way to end the evening.
above: I did not miss an opportunity for a new martini photo. I'm sipping a Blue Raspberry martini, one of my favorites!. Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great week.
-Rick Rockhill

11 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Love the martini madness photo! Pure Rick...

Desert Songbird said...

I'm flabbergasted by that plexi-glass covered pool. Wow!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that pool is SO amazing!!! wow!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I sipped blue Kool-Aid out of a jelly jar yesterday. It's about the same difference, right?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My big fantasy is one day owning a bigger house and setting up a buttload of various Christmas trees with different themes.

I'm conservative and like classic design but part of me can't help swooning over the gaudy, glittering, overly-plumed Target ornaments. I'll probably invest in a nice psychedlic purple tree whenever I get the chance and the space.

Biddie said...

OMG! That looks like the best party locale. Both places, actually, but I would love to check out Jackie O's former place.

kenju said...

I've seen photos of covered pools like that before, but I've never known anyone who actually did it. You must have such fun at those parties!

© Karelian Blonde said...

You always look good with a Martini Mr Rockhill :)

WAT said...

It's okay man, tell 'em it was my house and that I HOSTED the party. This blog has so many martini photos as of late, I'm getting buzzed.

Olivia said...

Like many things in the desert, the Palm Springs Christmas to me looks slightly surreal.

Cheryl said...

Great parties. What other ones are we going to?

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