About Us

We Are The Desert Collective

We are artists. We are dreamers. We gather from across the globe. We are young at heart. We love to dance. We love giant pool toys, great coffee, inspired design and tiki cocktails. We work here, we play here, we stay here.

With Founder Jaime Kowal at the helm, The Desert Collective is a growing collection of inspired spaces that began in her beloved Palm Springs and has now grown to encompass a historical property in the exquisite wine county of Prince Edward County in Canada as well.

Our partners, investors, staff, clients, guests, and fans alike extend beyond borders and collectively contribute their own personality to The Desert Collective as we continue to
embrace the creative opportunities that arise, discover historical buildings we can rehabilitate and steward, and take pleasure in the history we are honored to re-imagine, re-invent and re-design.

We love our staff. We love our guests. We love our customers that continue to surprise and delight us with their wild and wacky stories, parties and to-die-for outfits. Our peeps include everyone from fashionable influencers to the most authentic tiki-philes and local mobsters. We’re all encompassing. It’s about good times and good people. Our three boutique accommodations, coffee shop and tiki bar exist to provide a point of connection for our friends and lovers from around the world to come together.

Giving Back

We believe in harnessing the power of all you beautiful people coming together and want to share the love. We donate a percentage of sales to local charities to help support our community.

Our Team

We are the folks that make it happen day after day! We’re up at the crack of dawn to brew your coffee, plan your parties, craft your cocktails, fluff your pillows... we invest good vibes at all hours of the day and night to bring you The Desert Collective.

Our fab illustrations are by the talented Lesley Morphy! @lamorphy

Founder & Creative Director

The Desert Collective

General Manager

Bootlegger Tiki & Ernest Coffee

Co-Founder

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Co-Founder

The Ferg

Beverage Director

Bootlegger Tiki

Head Barista & Assistant Manager

Ernest Coffee

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Juice & Syrup Specialist

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Ernest Coffee

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