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The Perfect Escape

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52 Perfect Weekend Getaways in and around Los Angeles

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The Booze Traveler’s Most Nerve Rattling Drinks

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The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Palm Springs During Coachella

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The Desert Collective’s Jaime Kowal’s Guide to Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Finds Bright Future in Modernist Past

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Top 263 Best Places to Drink in the World

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10 High-Design Hotels in Palm Springs

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What to Drink at The Exotic Bootlegger Tiki

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The Modern Desert

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Uptown Saturday Night

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Our Palm Springs Travel Guide

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The 7 Best Tiki Bars in Southern California

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Best Specialty Cocktail

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Interview with Jaime Kowal, The Founder of The Desert Collective

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Welcome to getaway from everything

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Travel stories The Amado

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Where to drink in Palm Springs

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Where to Stay (and What to Wear) in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs City Guide – Bootlegger Tiki

Brainchild of Jaime Kowal and Chris Pardo, Bootlegger Tiki—with its totem poles, novelty lighting, and various pictures of topless ladies on the walls—is the epitome of a kitschy tiki bar.

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The Desert Collective Takes Palm Springs

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The Best Tiki Bars in America

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Best U.S. places to celebrate milestones

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Your essential Palm Springs guide to cocktails

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Oasis in the Desert

Palm Springs entrepreneur Jaime Kowal and her team behind The Amado, a popular boutique accommodation attracting discerning guests from around the world, have unveiled a new property called The Junipero, offering a desert getaway with tranquil design vibes and top-notch details.

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Design Inspiration From a Palm Springs Desert Chic Boutique Hotel, The Amado

The whole nine yards from inspiration to inception. A tutorial of the history of The Amado and its owner.

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Where to Stay in Palm Springs- For Every Travel Personality

For the minimalist millennial: The Amado

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A Palm Springs Oasis at The Junipero

Local Wanderer wanders inside The Junipero and finds a new Palm Springs Oasis.

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The Coolest Palm Springs City Guide

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A Palm Springs Girlfriend Getaway

Girlfriend Getaway finds relaxation at The Amado, gets a pick me up at Ernest Coffee, and what’s Palm Springs without a late afternoon cocktail at Bootlegger Tiki!

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Palm Springs Hideaway

All the necessaries of entrepreneur Jaime Kowal’s bespoke Mediterranean Oasis, The Junipero.

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No. 71/ Palm Springs

Things You Must See in Palm Springs.  Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki.

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Palm Springs Eternal

Jaime Kowal continues to spearhead a new era of micro-hotel hospitality options with the launch of her newest project called The Junipero.

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Get a Taste of Palm Springs

Come one come all.  Modernists.  Coffee and Tiki Enthusiasts.  Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki are not to be missed!

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No Sad Snowbirds in Palm Springs

Palm Springs. There’s just something about a palm tree against a bright, blue sky, Ernest coffee as a mid-morning perk and Bootlegger Tiki as a nightcap.

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It Never Rains in Southern California

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Meet Jaime Kowal, The Entrepreneur Leading The Palm Springs Renaissance

An in-depth look into the mind of Jaime Kowal, the entrepreneur leading the Palm Springs Renaissance.

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In Palm Springs, a New Set of Pleasure-Seekers Take Hold

Meet the latest Palm Springs arrivals who are inventing the desert oasis all over again.

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Palm Springs Great Cocktails

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Destination: Palm Springs

A first look from a first time traveler to Palm Springs.  Featuring The Amado, an authentic and luxurious living experience and alternative to the resorts.

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Escape to Palm Springs

The rise a hybrid coffee shop and reinvention of a tiki bar with a significant history.

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An Insider’s Guide: An L.A. designer’s 8 Palm Springs hot spots

Sarah Sherman Samuel gets her morning coffee and happy hour bubbly at Ernest Coffee. She also recommends staying at The Amado.

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Moods Like Jagger

Jaime Kowal’s The Amado is the perfect backdrop to pay homage to Bianca Jagger circa the 1970s in this fashion editorial.

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Bikini Traveler: Palm Springs

Take a tour of desert oasis Palm Springs with design pro (and reality TV star) Roxy Sowalty— your next vacation starts now.

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The Craziest Tiki Drinks in the United States

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How To Do A Palm Springs Weekend Right

Where to Brunch: Ernest Coffee. Where to Drink: Bootlegger Tiki

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Carrying The Torch: Ernest Coffee

Coffee and other concoctions. Don, Tiki torches re-established and a logo reimagined.  What’s in a name, Don and Ernest?

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Small Business of The Year

Palm Springs Chamber hands out “Small Business of The Year” Award to Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki – the new ‘hot spots’ in town

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Design: Ernest Coffee, Of the People, For the People

The spirit behind the first independent speciality coffee shop in Palm Springs.

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Caftans & Casseroles

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72 Hours in Palm Springs

A 72 hour whirlwind tour of Palm Springs makes pit-stops at the sceneyest new watering hole Bootlegger Tiki for a libation and Ernest Coffee for a caffeine jolt.

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Palm Springs Fever

Old Palm Springs re-crafted by the new wave of entrepreneurs with the tack and energy to pay tribute and revitalize the resort town’s heyday to a new day.

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Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015: The Coachella valley’s mid-century Mecca comes of age

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The Palm Springs Guide

GO.  To Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki.

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Weekend Getaway: Palm Springs

Plan your weekend escape and make sure to get your caffeine fix at Ernest Coffee and engage in the desert tradition of tiki at Bootlegger Tiki.

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The Design Lover’s Guide to Palm Springs

The perfect desert escape that offers a more intimate and local experience.

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Palm Springs City Guide – Ernest Coffee

As an homage to its former life, the coffee shop works double duty as a casual wine and beer lounge.

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Palm Springs Guide

The essential GO guide to Palm Springs.

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The Revolution Heads Uptown

Thoughtful restoration blossoms in Palm Spring’s Uptown Design District with Ernest Coffee and Bootlegger Tiki paving new ways.

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Living Like A Local In Palm Springs

Some favourite spots from Palm Spring’s local photographer and entrepreneur, Jaime Kowal.

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City Guide Palm Springs

Stay at this desert-chic hideaway The Amado.

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The Amado Mid Century Makeover

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The Amado Hotel Reflects Midcentury’s Attention to Detail

The ins and outs of the past, present and future of The Amado.

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What’s Haute in the Desert

Ernest Coffee offshoot Bootlegger Tiki reignites its crossed torches to mark the revival of tiki culture in the desert.

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The Spot That Everyone is Talking About

To a peek inside the sexy Palm Spring’s powerhouse coffee/cocktail business and meet co-owner Jaime Kowal.

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Tiki Torches Ablaze Again at Palm Springs Landmark

With the re-lighting of tiki torches leftover from ‘Don the Beachcomber’, Bootlegger Tiki makes an old piece of Palm Springs and its tiki culture new again.

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40 Under Forty: Jaime Kowal Photographer/Entrepreneur

An introduction to Ms. Jaime Kowal.

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Tiki Torch Lighting Set For Modernism Weekend

Palm Springs gets more life and now more light during Modernism Week’s tiki torch lighting at Bootlegger Tiki.

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Lattes and Luaus

A hip coffee and tiki bar in the Uptown Design District brings a taste of Portland and Polynesia to Palm Springs.

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Wandering the Desert: Finding Our Way From Las Vegas to Palm Springs

Local Wanderer wanders into their own piece of paradise at The Amado.

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New Palm Springs coffee cafe has a storied past

The storied past of Don the Beachcomber meets a beverage revolution that Don himself would surely be proud of.

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New Ernest Coffee Co. in Palm Springs

A sneak peek inside the new Ernest Coffee in Palm Springs.

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10 Best Coffee Houses in Coachella

The Desert Sun Staffers enjoy Ernest Coffee.

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Ernest Coffee Opens in Palm Springs

It’s a happy day for coffee lovers in Palm Springs.  Ernest Coffee is officially open for business.  And owners Jaime Kowal and Chris Pardo have a simple concept “to serve delicious quality coffee and handmade pastries in an inspired environment that brings people back day after day.’

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Link Love: It’s Time to Retreat

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Giveaway / Barrington Blue

Barrington Blue travels to The Amado and brings along their unique and colorful style to pair with the perfect getaway.

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On the Road Pop-Up Events Make Splash for Young Architects and Artists

On the Road rolls into Palm Springs and to The Amado attracting young architects and artists.

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The Amado: Destinations

A complete overview of the perfect hideaway. The Amado.

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Jaime Kowal & The Amado

An up close and personal with The Amado’s conceptualism and beyond.

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An Interview with Photographer & Entrepreneur Jaime Kowal

An in depth question and answer of who, what, when, where, why and what’s next with Photographer & Entrepreneur Jaime Kowal.

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Dive in: Exploring the Allure of the Swimming Pool

The swimming pool.  Exploring the enduring icon of the southern California landscape and promising new ways of imagining it as an “oasis”.

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On the Road 4 Explores Poolside Architecture At Palm Springs Modernism Week

On the Road decamps at The Amado to explore Allan Kaprow’s 1967 piece “Fluids”.

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A New Desert Getaway: The Amado

A look into The Amado and Jaime Kowal’s contribution in the revitalization of Palm Springs.

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