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!

Sources: 1. Blouse – Joie 2. Handbag – ONE by I Love Binetti 3. Sandals – Ash 4. Jean Shorts – Paige Premium Denim 5. Skinny Ring – Ginette_NY 6. Ring – Alexis Bittar 7. Knot Bracelet – Giles & Brother 8. Earrings – Bing Bang

 

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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What did we do before Ziplock?

Those guys over at Ziplock really have their Thinking Caps on!  
Now – I am talking from complete experience because I travel A LOT – and this right here is brilliant.  The TILI Bag (Take It or Leave It) are reusable Ziplock bags that are great for travel.  They come decorated in 3 different color ways with fun, and happy prints.  You can stash anything in them and are great especially when you have to take your stuff out for security…  I don’t think the entire airport security line needs to meet your toiletries.  Wet bathing suits, jewelry, rolled up belts, underwear, make up… these will schlep it all! 
Get ‘em HERE!

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Dreaming of a Vacay.

I am itching for a vacation.  You know the kind…. Sunshine… Bikini…. An umbrella in my drink…. A beach….

So, on a positive note – I found the spot.  The W Hotel in Vieques Island – Puerto Rico. How unreal does this place look?

Besides this being a dream post, the decor of this place is way cool too.  Its happy, bright, colorful, eclectic and trendy – of course in W style.  There’s an amazing fire pit, great pools, fun swing chairs (what else could you need?!) and so much more!

A fire pit, what a cool place to unwind.

A way cool way to check in and find out Puertoo Rican info at the Concierge Desk.

What a fun outdoor swing.  How could you not smile sitting here??

Wow.

What fabulous chairs.

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