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Palm Springs Travel Diary Part 5

Palm Spring Travel Diary Part 5

The heat is real, my friends – the heat is real.  Palm Springs is known for its high temps and high fashion.  We’ve had the most amazing time at The Parker Palm Springs.  The hotel is an oasis.  On our final day we mostly lounged and did a few of our favorite things on the property: riding bikes, playing bocce ball, drinking spiked lemonade and laying by the pool filled our last few relaxing hours.

I just couldn’t help but take a few final photos on our last day.  This off-the-shoulder top from Zara has been my go to this summer!  It’s airy, stays in place and has an interior smocked bodice so no additional undergarments are required if you want to keep cool.  I paired the top with a super summery pair of wide-legged denim from Seafarer purchased during the Moda Operandi sale.  Both pieces have been staples in this girl’s summer wardrobe.Palm Spring Travel Diary Part 5

We’ve had the best time in Palm Springs, but this party must move along.  Next up, we’re off to Key West, FL.  Check back next week for my Summer Friday Snapchat takeover of Rent The Runway with my fave lady Liz Teich and come back next week for my Key West looks, bites and fave spots!

xoxo, Accessories Gal

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Palm Spring Travel Diary Part 5

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

A little bit about Ditto.  Ditto is an eyewear company that offers you the ability to change up your style effortlessly.  Starting at $24 a month you can rent unlimited eyewear.  With summer already here, it’s the perfect way to stay stylish without breaking the bank.  Use code ACCESSORIESGAL for one month free.

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