BULLETT’s Non-Coachella Guide Pt. I


BULLETT’s Non-Coachella Guide Pt. I


For those of you who want to experience Coachella, without the hassle of actually going to the festival, we’ve created the perfect guide for you. Guaranteed 24/7 fun, loads of complimentary gifts, massages, booze, make-up—lots and lots of make-up—pool parties (the festival itself doesn’t even have a pool now does it?) Barbecue, catering from fancy restaurants, amusement park rides, games, speed cars, ping pong, all while still watching the performances of pretty much the same bands and DJs playing at the festival. Doesn’t this all kind of sound better than Coachella? (The answer’s yes). You can do all of the above without stepping foot on the festival grounds, and here is how:


Thursday, April 9


Trunk Club + Sol Angeles Festival Pre-party

La Quinta Resort & Club, 49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Start the Coachella week with a Ping-Pong pool party.


Desert Gold at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ace hotel’s free annual pool party



Culture Collide “Not a Pool Party”

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Expect performances by Elliphant, The One and Only Ppl Mvr, Dorothy


Amigo room

Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Reunion and The Do-Over present “The Kickback” with DJ Day.




Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tumblr All Stars, featuring Jerome LOLMichael UzowuruKitty Cash and Rezound.



Friday, April 10


Sephora Collection DIY Beauty Festival Experience

81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, 92201

Every day, weekends one and two, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The biggest beauty event of the week, this pop up will beautify you so that you can sweat it all off within 10 minutes basically. Complete with a DIY beauty bar and Fibre Mask fire pit lounge in an air-conditioned oasis for you to get your metallic fashion tattoos on!


Galore and Up&Down’s Kick-Off BBQ 

1OAK Chateau in La Quinta.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Galore and our friends at Up&Down are having an event we can certainly condone because it involves a barbeque. Held in a private residence in La Quinta, this low-key soiree is one not to miss with special performances by Pia Mia and Dorothy Start.


MAC Cosmetics and Mia Moretti’s Pool Party 

Ingleside Inn (200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, 92265)

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

DJ and fashion muse Mia Moretti will host the event in celebration of her MAC collection inspired by the festival season. MAC makeup artists will apply makeup to attendees free of charge. Yawn.


The Retreat @ Coachella 

The Sparrows Lodge (1330 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, 92264)

12p.m. to 5 p.m.

This 3-day gathering will take place Friday-Sunday. Catering by the delicious The Fat Radish, a pop up barber shop sponsored by Kiels and complimentary massages will make this event a hipster’s wet dream. Guest DJ set by SOSUPERSAM. Music by Isaac Ferry and Daisy O’Dell.


Coach and Stuart Vevers’ Daytime Party

Soho Desert House

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This exclusive, invite-only party is hosted by the company’s Executive Creative Director, Stuart Vevers. Sounds fancy. Echosmith to perform.


PopSugar + ShopStyle Happy Hour

Viceroy Palm Springs (415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, 92262)

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Model Alessandra Ambrosio hosts an evening reception celebrating the launch of her new Bauble Bar collection. This is a three-day takeover.


H&M Loves Coachella

Parker Palm Springs (4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, 92264)

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

While H&M does a killer bash each year with A-lister guests like Kendall Jenner and Robert Pattinson, this year they are going for more low key. Private sunset cocktail party with Haim on the DJ set.


Nylon Presents Midnight Garden

Private Hangar in Bermuda Dunes

9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The teen magazine is going all out with a nighttime bash complete with (surprise surprise) another make up station (those Coachella hags!) and cosmetic gift bags, because we know how badly you will need those in the desert. Hair station to further beautify yourself, and a photo booth so you don’t kill your battery by taking copious amounts of selfies of your upgraded self. Sky Ferreira to host with DJ sets by Mia Moretti, Chelsea Leyland and The Missshapes like it’s NYFW 2011. Musical performances by the Dolls.


LED Day Club

Hilton Hotel Palm Springs

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This electro-heavy day party promises heavy hitters like Chromeo (DJ Set), Deorro, Odesza (DJ Set), Flosstradamus, and more.


Saturday, April 11


People Style Watch and Revolve present Festival Fashion

Avalon Palm Springs (415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, 92262)

1 p.m.

Launch party for Revolve’s festival capsule collection in collaboration with actress Nikki Reed. Expect a performance by Jhene Aiko and a DJ set from NYC it-girl Chelsea Leyland.


PopSugar + ShopStyle Brunch

Viceroy Palm Springs (415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, 92262)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CFDA brunch with designer Mara Hoffman. Zoe Kravitz will perform with a Lolawolf and DJ sets by Hannah Bronfman, Val Fleury and Harley Viera-Newton.


Refinery29 and A-OK Collective Presents Paradiso

The Saguaro Palm Springs (1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, 92264)

April 11 and 12, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

A Refinery29 and A-OK Collective collaboration, this is a two-day 90s themed pool party. Performers/attendees include Alexa Chung, Atlanta De Cadenet Taylor, Ana Calderonand, Eliphant Live, Lolawolf and Zoë Kravitz,  Alexis Krauss, Cam et Cam and Myles Hendrik .



Harper’s Bazaar and Coach “ShopBAZAAR” Brunch

Soho Desert House

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Exclusive “ShopBAZAAR” brunch with a variety of tastemakers in attendance.


Interview Magazine Pool Party & BBQ

Private residence.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Interview magazine celebrates its April music issue with an event full of surprise performances by highly anticipated performers, BBQ, DIY goodies and slingshot motorcycle rides.


Pandora & T-Mobile Indio Invasion Party

Private residence in Cathedral City.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pandora and T-Mobile are invading Indio with a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres and DJ sets by Questlove and SOSUPERSAM.


Tinder Presents a One of a Kind Afternoon

1OAK Chateau in La Quinta.

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1OAK hosts a daytime bash at their La Quinta chateau complete with an open bar and exclusive performances.


Bootsy Bellows Estate

Bootsy Bellows Estate.

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

One of the biggest daytime parties, Los Angeles hotspot Bootsy Bellows, McDonalds and Chevrolet collaborate on a star-studded blowout with fast food and faster cars. Performances will include 2 Chainz, Cody Simpson and AStaR. DJ sets by Brody JennerWilliam Lifestyle, Johnny Wujek and Devin Lucien.


Paper and PacSun’s Neon Carnival

Tradition Aviation (56850 Higgins Drive, Thermal, 92274)

10 p.m.

Paper Magazine and Pac Sun shed some dollars on a carnival complete with amusement park rides, games and screening of Dope the movie. Politik, Ruckus, Jesse Marco and Kayper to perform.


Moschino Late Night Hosted By Jeremy Scott

Private residence at the Desert Compound.

11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott’s ultra-exclusive late night soiree. Expect Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.


Sunday, April 12


The Music Lounge presents MUDD and Ocean Pacific Brunch and Pool Party 

Ingleside Inn, 200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Brunch, cocktails and pool-side lounging with performances by Myles Hendrik and Wade Crescent.


Mudd and Ocean Pacific Present The Music Lounge

Ingleside Inn (200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, 92264 )

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Music Lounge returns to one of Frank Sinatra‘s favorite hideaways. Hosted by Mudd and Ocean Pacific, this annual pool party boasts great food and DJ sets by Henri, Myles Hendrik and Wade Crescent.


Do-Over Desert Sundays 2015

Ace Hotel & Swim Club (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92264)

12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Scoop: This is the classic Coachella pool party when all else fails or you’re too wasted to do anything else; it’s always guaranteed fun. Hosted by The Do-Over, Adidas Originals and Serato, this pool party will have surprise performances.



Refinery29 and A-OK Collective Presents Paradiso

The Saguaro Palm Springs (1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, 92264)

12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Day two of the Refinery29 and A-OK Collective takeover at the Saguaro 90s-inspired pool party with a Garnier Hair Hotspot for braiding and styling. Zoe Kravitz with Lolawolf  and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells to perform.


Interview Magazine’s Model Muses

Private residence.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Not to state the obvious, but at this party, you will be neck deep in models. Interview magazine’s intimate brunch celebrates models and fashion muses of today. Possible attendees include Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt and Chanel Iman.


PopSugar + ShopStyle Cabana Club

Viceroy Palm Springs (415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, 92262)

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

By Sunday afternoon, if you’re already over the desert life, chill by the pool at this chic pool party with Hannah Bronfman on the DJ booth.


Sunday Funday at the Nylon House

Private Hangar in Bermuda Dunes.

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Now this seems like a good idea! Nylon is having a recovery brunch complete with yoga, a Bloody Mary bar, juice and smoothie bar, vitamin IVs, a flower crown station, food from STK, Perrier-hosted bar and gifts from BNKR. Sounds like a winner!


Tuesday, April 14


Mmhmmm at the Standard, Hollywood

The Standard, Hollywood (8300 Sunset Blvd)

10 p.m.

The Standard, Hollywood’s mmhmmm and Fader Magazine will host a mid-week Coachella bash. Music set by FOOL’S GOLD Records, DJ sets by BRENMAR, Nick Catchdubs, Falcons, Hoodboi, Kittens and Promnite


Wednesday, April 15


Kitsuné  Club Night

The Standard, Hollywood (8300 Sunset Blvd)

9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Kitsuné and HW&W (HUH WHAT & WHERE) Recordings present Kitsuné Club Night. DJ sets will include Austronautica, Bahwee, Elaquent, Juj, Fortune and Gravez.