What to Expect at Our Desert Pop-Up

We’re coming for you, Palm Springs! We had such an amazing time at last year’s inaugural Desert Pop-Up with Kate Bosworth as our keynote speaker—and we’re coming back even bigger and better this year with more fun in the sun.

On April 13, we’ll be hosting another FREE one-day pop-up event with amazing panels, delicious food and drinks, shoppable pop-ups, and everything else you’ve come to know and love about Create & Cultivate events. Here’s what you can expect this year…


Commune at The Ace Hotel

701 E Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs, CA

What to Bring

Your ID! We’ll have drinks onsite for those 21 and up.


Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Space is not guaranteed, so arrive early (seriously—this event will fill up fast!). The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag full of goodies!

Want to skip the line?

Sign up for our new Create & Cultivate Insiders program and use your membership to get front-of-line access to all of our events for the year! Did we mention it also unlocks some pretty amazing perks? Get excited to gain access to our entire archive of panel videos, monthly digital mentor sessions where you can join live to ask your questions to some of the best in the biz, plus an entire library of career worksheets & downloads that we’ve created to help you THRIVE.

Learn more here!


We’ve partnered with some of our favorite brands to bring you amazing shopping experiences, to-die-for photo ops, and delicious food and drinks! Peruse each booth to find your new go-to brands for home, beauty, and fashion!


Microsoft Teams

Want a behind-the-stage look at how the C&C team produces events? Stop by the Microsoft Teams booth to watch a documentary that shows how we use Teams to bring all our events to life!


Ketel One Botanical

Stop by the main bar to grab a Ketel One Botanical cocktail, or visit the fresh market cart for delicious and refreshing Botanical Spritz!

Chameleon Cold-Brew

Need an afternoon pick-me-up for a day full of panels? Chameleon will be serving organic black nitro cold-brew coffee to keep your day going strong!

Not Your Father’s

Cool off with a Lemonade Freeze from Not Your Father’s, our favorite boozy root beer brand!


Stay hydrated with bottled water from CORE—it is the desert, after all!


Snap some IG-worthy pics in LaCroix’s interactive booth and (duh) pick up your favorite flavor, too.


Visit the Napa-inspired Chandon pop-up to grab a mini bottle of California Sweet Star—then take advantage of a fun photo opp and enter for a chance to win a Summer Kit!



Get glammed up at the glittery Supergoop! pop-up! Try out the brand’s Shimmershade eye shadow and get your ‘gram on!


Own your style. Own your journey. Express is launching something super secret! Stop by the booth to learn more—you’re not going to want to miss this!

Cotton On

Stop by the Cotton On booth to shop their latest clothes and accessories—and grab a pair of free sunnies when you follow them on Instagram!


Need a beauty refresh? Pop over to the beauty bar and get your hair done and makeup touched up by Glamsquad!


#WakeAndMake | 10:30 - 11:00

Wake and make the most of your day with our killer beauty treatments!

Panel: The New Standard | 11:00 - 12:00

Hear from influencers reshaping the beauty and fashion industry.


Brittany Xavier, Global Style Influencer & Founder of Thrifts & Threads

Jill Wallace, Founder of Little Black Boots

Jessica Franklin, Founder of Heygorjess

Carolina Lindo, Founder of I’m Not Sorry Darling


Chelsea Evers, Editorial Director at Create & Cultivate

Fireside Chat, presented by Express: Rocky Barnes | 12:00 - 12:30

Hear some top-secret news from Rocky Barnes in this intimate one-on-one panel! Plus, learn the ins and outs of her work as a model, blogger, and content creator—and stop by her meet & greet afterward to say hello!

Break | 12:30 - 1:30

Take a break and shop ‘til you drop! Visit our pop-ups, get a beauty treatment, or grab a refreshment.

Afternoon Keynote: Katrina Scott & Karena Dawn of Tone It Up | 1:30 - 2:00

Learn from these two business babes on how they built a fitness empire over the past decade.

Panel: We Mean Biz | 2:00 - 3:00

Who doesn’t want to build buzz around their brand? Learn how in this panel with content creators who’ve scaled their businesses to new heights.


Lindsay Albanese | Celebrity Stylist and Inventor + CEO of TOPTOTE

Annie Lawless | Founder & CEO, Lawless Beauty

Jaci Marie | Co-Host, What We Said Podcast & Founder, Getaway Frame

Nicole Williams English | Model & Founder, Nia Lynn


Heather Records, VP of Marketing at Create & Cultivate

Keynote: Jameela Jamil | 3:00 - 3:30

Hear Jameela’s take on what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood and why she’s challenging harmful body standards on social media and beyond.

DJ Set & Happy Hour, presented by Ketel One Botanical | 3:30 - 5:00

We’re toasting to a great day filled with amazing advice from the best in the biz. Grab one last beauty treatment, shop the pop-ups, and #treatyourself with a Ketel One Botanical cocktail in an Instagrammable (duh) Tossware glass while you get your groove on! Cap of a day well spent with a scoop of Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream!


Can I leave and come back?

Yes, but as soon as you leave, we’ll let other people in—which means if you come back, you’ll have to wait in line again!

Can I save a seat?

Unfortunately, no. First come, first served.

I didn’t RSVP. Can I still get in?

You must RSVP to gain entry! Don’t forget!

Am I guaranteed entry?

We cannot guarantee anyone entry. Please line up early to secure your spot!

Will I have fun?

Duh! We’re throwing the best #WorkParty in town.

Who's ready? Comment below to say hello to fellow attendees!