Known for an international lineup of superstar DJs (like this year's headliner Offer Nissim), A-list celebrity performers and sizzling hot pool parties, the White Party - the biggest weekend in Palm Springs - will soon take over the desert. And, as is tradition, the White Party will once again coronate a Queen as recording artist and TheReal Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, Erika Jayne, dons the crown. Before she takes the throne, however, we were able to catch up with Erika, who will also perform at the legendary Sunday afternoon Tea Dance, to discuss her impending ascension to royalty:
OutTraveler: As its Queen, what part of the White Party are you most excited about? Erika Jayne: "I am most excited about blowing everyone’s minds with the show we are cooking up for the Tea Dance. I’m also excited for my private post-show afterparty."
OT: Which Queen - real, fictional or rock band - will be the inspiration for your reign? EJ: "Her Royal Highness, Madonna."
OT: Anything you can tell us about your Sunday performance at the White Party? EJ: "I will be debuting my new single, 'How Many'."
OT: Is there anything in Palm Springs you are looking forward to doing when you’re not holding court? EJ: Honestly, I am going to be super busy trying to make the best possible show.
OT: Besides being the Queen, you are also a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. Here are 3 RHoBH quotes that could just as easily be overheard at the White Party. Can you guess who said them?
a. “If anything goes wrong at the party, my plan is to be completely wasted so that I don’t know what’s happening. Because if you don’t hear it and didn’t see it, then it didn’t happen.” b. “She’s had a few drinks and now she’s going to the dark side.” c. “If I don’t honor my inner bad girl, I’m not going to be happy.”
EJ: "I don’t know who said the first two but I definitely said the last one!"
Go to the White Party website for more information, including a rundown of events, or to purchase tickets. (And, in case you were wondering, here are the answers to that last question: a. Brandi b. Kyle c. Erika)