Palm Springs Travel Diary


I’ve never really been one of those New Yorkers that’s afraid of color.  Don’t get me wrong, a great all black ensemble can look chic as hell, but color and texture are a bit more my style.

With that in mind, my husband and I packed up and headed to Palm Springs to spend our Memorial Day weekend and one year anniversary.  Man, time flies!  We were looking for a cool spot to relax, do a few activities and chill by the pool, oh and did I mention relax?  Over the few posts I’m going to share with you my Palm Springs guide in four days.

Now, let’s start with the important things, what are you wearing to Palm Springs.  In May, the dessert is HOT.  It’s a dry heat, but none the less, you should be in airy, breezy clothes.  For day 1 I chose this gorgeous dress from Jude Connally.  I fell in love with the fun geometric print, bright blues and perfect Palm Springs vibe.  All of her dresses are perfect to travel with and don’t wrinkle, which for me is a huge plus as I can’t remember the last time I used an iron.

So the big question, where to stay?  We chose The Parker and I’ll be honest, that choice made the whole trip magical.  The hotel is a like a little oasis.  As you wonder the grounds you pass by all of these little hidden nooks and gardens.  There’s a French garden with petanque courses, there’s an English garden with a croquet set, and there’s a lemonade stand nestled by the pool (insert Beyonce joke here).  On top of all that, the interiors were designed by Jonathan Adler.


What to do and where to go DAY 1:

– Have lunch at Norma’s at The Parker.  A must have on the lunch menu are the fish tacos.  Add a Bloody Mary and you’re set.  No really, it was one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve ever had, you won’t be disappointed.

-Go for a bike ride around downtown.  It’s a great way to see the town.  Jump off your bike and swing into a few home decor stores and definitely pop in the Trina Turk store.

-Head for the pool! There are two pools at The Parker.  One is all ages, one is adults only.  Well, I’m sure you can guess which one we spent most of our time at.  The pool is where to be in the afternoon.  We met a bunch of super cool people and spent a few hours chilling poolside.  And better yet, the lemonade stand serves as the pool’s bar.  One spiked lemonade please!

-Dinner time!  One of our favorite food experiences in Palm Springs was Birba.  The ambiance is perfection, lots of outdoor seating, live music, and the food was outstanding.  I highly recommend the egg pizza, brussels sprout chop salad and lasagna bolognese with duck ragu.

Ready for day 2?  Come back to Accessories Gal on Thursday for all of the day 2 fun and adventure.

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Palm Springs Travel Diary // Jude Connally c/o // Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here) // Purse: M2Malletier // Bracelet: Antique, Cartier Love Bracelet // Sunglasses: Prada from Ditto c/o

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