Dreaming of a Weekend Vacay…

Let’s take a little trip.  I am feeling the mid-week blues – so lets plan a little get-away to

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA!

Just a two hour drive from Los Angeles – and you can be in the fun, sunshine-filled, mid-century world!  It’s golf, pool, fab shopping, and great meals.  What else could you ask for!?  So, here is a little guide of where I’d go, stay, do, and wear!  If you have been before – and have some suggestions of great places – please do share!

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Dazzles: Mid-century furnishings, and an extensive collection of bake-lite jewelry, glass, blenko, tiki-culture, bamboo, bar ware and more.  It really is a fun store to look at gorgeous pieces! 1035 N. Palm Canyon Dr. 760-327-1446

Bon Vivante: Mid-century home accessories, extensive collection of brass figurines and glass barware.  The owners really know their stuff and love to talk shop!  457 N. Palm Canyon Dr. (located in the Galleria Shops) 760-323-4576

 

Bon Vivante has amazing mid-century home accessories!

Trina Turk Residential: If you love her clothes, you will love her ‘Resident’ shop.  Great selection of books, trinkets, Trina for Schumacher Pillows, Garden stools and more (and its right next to her clothing store). 895 N. Palm Canyon Dr. 760-416-2856

Trina Turk Residential is on the top of my list of favorite spots. The boutique is curated so well. You will definitely not leave empty handed.

This is my "work-in-progress" living room. The zig zag pillows are Trina Turk for F Schumacher - my favorite purchase from Trina Turk Residential

Revivals: If you are looking for budget friendly, yet really cool pieces that may need a little paint, or new upholstering, then definitely hit up Revivals.  They have several locations – but I definitely recommend you stopping in here.  Very cool stuff.

Beaumont:  Beaumont is a town about 40 minutes before you reach Palm Springs (coming from LA) which has some really cute antique malls.  Check out this link to learn more: HERE

 

I personally love staying at The Parker (Shocker…) or the Miramonte Resort and Spa – which is actually in Indian Wells (approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Palm Springs).  It really all depends on what type of trip I am going for.  If it’s to unwind, completely relax and layout by the pool – then for sure – Miramonte!  But, If I’m “Palm Spring-in” it up – the The Parker is perfection.

 

The lobby of The Parker is so tongue-in-cheek happy!

Relaxing and The Parker... not too shabby!

The Parker – 4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264   760-770-5000

 

The Miramonte has an amazing spa, great pool, and the rooms are beautiful. It's not funky, or mid-century, but if all you want to do is unwind and get centered; I recommend this spot for sure.

The Miramonte - 45000 Indian Wells Lane.  Indian Wells, CA 92210  760-341-2200

 

 

 

Elvis’s Honeymoon Hideaway:  I have never done this tour before, but It is 100% on my list for next time!! This is the honeymoon home that Elvis and Priscilla had.  It’s a mid-century modern buff’s dream!

The exterior of Elvis's Honeymoon Hideaway

 

Elvis & Priscilla's bedroom.

Spas are always fantastic options to relax and unwind on vacation.  The Estrella at the Viceroy and PSYC at The Parker are both phenominal and will not disappoint.

Estrella - the Spa at The Viceroy Palm Springs is fantastic, and definitely hit up Citron after for a glamorous meal (the entire hotel was designed by Kelly Wearstler).

Desert Hot Springs – Mineral Pools: This is one thing Ihave never done before, but would love to experience.  The Desert Hot Springs are known for their mineral water deep down under ground.  This water is pumped into pools all over Desert Hot Springs for people to enjoy the calming, soothing, and mineral components.

 

This is the grotto at Two Bunch Palms, a boutique resort and spa.

 

 

Palm Springs has great dining options:

Cheekys: An amazing spot for breakfast/lunch – with EVERYTHING on the menu – but be prepared, there is a huge crowd and a little bit of a wait!  But well worth it.  622 N. Palm Canyon 760-327-7595

Purple Palm: This is a fab dinner restaurant and a great spot for drinks.  Located in the Colony Palms Hotel, and make sure to request a table near the pool.  The decor is chic, designed by my fave: Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

 

Purple Palm in the Colony

Copley’s: Staying true to Palm Springs…. Copley’s is a great option for dinner as its location is in Cary Grant’s former vacation home.  The menu serves up delicious California fare – and it does not disappoint!

Copley's Restaurant

Have fun!

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Jocking Trina’s Place

Sooo.. Back in the day I interned for Trina Turk at their corporate offices in Glendale. I have to be honest – I sort of hated it. Ha. BUT — I absolutely LOVE her Palm Springs mid century home and want it for my self. Her living room is insane. The gold greek key chairs should be mine, and same with that interesting stool/round side table, and both lamps.

I also will take the bar cart with the glass bottles.

Here (above) is the guest bedroom. Nothing in particular I am DYING to have, but the bed and the bedding is kinda groovy. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

And then of course is her sick vintage Lane dresser that is bad ass. And same goes with the lamp, rug, and bargello-ish throw blanket.

images via ElleDecor.com
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Ever heard of Beaumont?!

On the way to Palm Springs (coming from LA) is a little town called Beaumont. Beaumont has a street lined with vintage shops and antique malls – all with the sweetest shop owners that just want to give you tid bits of history with all of their products. And one of these shops has a picture of Jonathan Adler in there shopping… buying random quirky items.

This amazing green bamboo sofa table was $45. Wish I had a need and a place for it!

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Trina Turk’s Palm Springs Home

I know these images have been a round for quite some time, but I always love looking at Trina Turk’s Palm Springs home. It is so cool and interesting. I love all of the mid-century modern furniture and the different mixture of texture.

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David Jimenez’s Palm Springs Retreat

The New York Times recently did a feature in their Great Homes and Destinations Section on Interior Designer – David Jimenez’s Palm Springs retreat. It screams Glamour, Hollywood Regency, Chic, Fun and Happy! I adore it, and it completely reminds me of my best friend, Christine’s place. She’s going to have a field day when she sees this! How could he not be smiling ;)

Gorgeous Master Bedroom – love that Zebra Hide, and look at the stunning Jere sculpture above the bed. Pretty sick.

Love that table base, chandelier, the flokati-esque rug, the white on white mirror. This is such happy drama.

Looks like KWID was in here!

This is one of my favorite images of the whole place. That mirrored parsons desk which the benches, and the vintage inspired wallpaper. I also love the double pairing of the lamps. I think I may do something like this in my entry.

Wow!!! This is stunning He layers very, very well.
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