Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I Ran Away to Palm Springs

No, I literally did. John and I desperately needed a relaxing weekend outside of smoggy, traffic filled Los Angeles. Even though we live at the base of the Hollywood Hills where it is quiet and tranquil, it does not excuse us from the insanity that "is" Hollywood right below us. It has been raining here for weeks and we had had enough! This is not why I moved to LA! Where is my sunshine? Feeling awkwardly pale with my new blonde hair, I thought I had the best chance of soaking up a quick tan in the desert.  Napa was our first option and we had originally booked a hotel room there. Wine all weekend? Duh. But once we realized these irritating storms were also happening up in Napa, I quickly changed our reservations to Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs. Several people had highly recommended this stunning hotel and spa to me, so I was very curious to go check it out! Our closest friends Alfy and Jenna soon caught word of our travel plans and decided to pop out and meet us there. Our stay turned into a magical relaxing weekend with loads of gourmet food, champagne, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and delicious down comforters. Just a few of my favorite things!  Here below are some of our memories captured with my new baby Canon that John gave me for my birthday (obsessed). I think I''ll keep him and the camera. Hope you're all well loves!

X. Jewls

My new child.
 The road trip begins. I have my navigation set and we have mixes made! Time to sing like idiots in the car. I live for it!
 We've reached Palm Springs! This is the closest we get to snow here. Ha!
 Love.
 I love this photo. There is something so rural 40's western cowboy about it.
 Finally in our room! I never want to get out of this bed. 
 Pelly anyone?
 Our breakfast right after we arrive. Mimosa, Bloody Mary and little smoothie shots. I was happy.


 On our way back through the maze of gardens after breakfast, John and I stumbled on a lawn with hammocks. We were content and full, so we decided to snuggle up and swing for a while.
 Spinning around in fresh cut grass feels so good!
 Batman.
 Outfit Details: San Diego Hat Company Hat, Luella Sunglasses, Rachel Pally Cardigan, Wildfox "Girly Girl" Tank, Hanky Panky Bralette,  Riller and Fount Drop Harem Pants, LD Tuttle Crochet Boots, Various Noir, Shashi and Chanel Jewelry.
 Time for dinner.


 Outfit Details: Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweater, Ai for Ai Silk Blouse, Marithe and Francois Girbaud Jeans, Shashi and Presh stacked Bracelets, LD Tuttle Boots, Chanel Handbag.
 Lobby of The Parker. I want that Drugs sign in my apartment. How amazing is it?
 At the lemonade stand bright and early the next morning. Of course we got lemonade with champagne in it. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do. It was delicious!
 Adore him.
 Outfit Details: Fluer Wood Striped Silk Romper, Cazal Sunglasses, Marc Bernstein Leather and Mesh Gold Wrap Bracelet.
 Pretending to know how to play chess with Jenna. 
 My love + my stack of magazines + pool + sunshine = perfection!
I want to go back now.

70 comments:

  1. Great photos! You always look so pretty. I really like the location and your hair. Hope you had fun!

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  2. great pictures! It looks like you had an amazing time there!

    xx.
    Judy

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  3. jealous! Looks like so much fun!!! <3

    http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ofcourse I love your blog and follow since a long time! thank you so much for your nice sweet comment!

    http://theblondiii.blogspot.com/

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun! Your camera looks so great - I want one!! Also loving your hair and your white blouse. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for your comment. I'm so jealous, I love palm springs, wish I was there again. Love ur blog,

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  7. Plaits are so cute! Amazing photos, I want a holiday now.x

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  8. Love the photos!!!

    Thanks for following me, I'm following you too from now on!

    =)

    **

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  9. Oh that looks so nice... love the photo of the mountains and the desert too! And I really want to try champagne and lemonade.

    Cheers!
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  10. Aghghhghghghhg the camera takes such sick pics! Love love em! And I love the new blond hair wavy! And the LD Tuttle crochet boots are too amazing

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  11. a beautifully captured getaway. the pictures look amazing! the wildfox tee is sick! coool jeans! you outed with perfect style!

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  12. Great photos!! Looks like so much fun! Love your hair like that!

    xo, allie
    accordingtoallieblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog...definitely following you back! Love Palm Springs and love your pics...the Parker looks amazing...dieing to go and the DRUGS sign is so cool!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  14. looks like a perfect trip... you are so cute! awesome photos!

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  15. You lucky thing, you! I've always wanted to go to Barcelona, wish I was in your shoes right now!

    http://itsthedollhousebaby.blogspot.com/
    x

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  16. So jealous!!
    I love your boots oh and your blog
    :)

    xo

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  17. I am loving your photos, it looks like a fantastically fun trip!!

    Love your hat, your outfit and the happiness radiating from your photos. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  18. Great pics :). I love your hair and the location :)
    If you like my blog, follow me. I'll follow you too :D.
    Alla moda e con stile

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  19. LOVEEEE this post. It makes me wana party!!! Love the DRUGS light art , too.

    p.s Roadtrips are fking awesome, right!? I just went on one from France to Spain and it was epic!

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  20. Nice pictures!
    Lux
    http://luxbeaupre.blogspot.com/

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  21. thank you so much! you are very gentle! I'm now yours followers! your blog is fabulous...!
    kiss

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  22. Oh wow,looks like so much fun!

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  23. Jewels! The Parker is amazing- stayed there last Spring and j'adore. All your pics and your man are absolutely adorable : ) Glad you had fun.
    Xoxo

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  24. amazing pics you look beautiful in them :)

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  25. LOVE LLLOVE these photos - so envious!

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  26. Great pics! I love your hat, beautiful <3

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  27. This looks/sounds so wonderful! I'm kind of jealous I guess, which I could spend a holiday at Palm Spring with sun.

    I love the clothes you wear, you inspire.
    You got a new follower girl!

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  28. WOw, this looks so amazing! I desperately need a getaway, wish i was closer to some warmer weather!! Great blog as well, lusting those outfits!

    www.lovelywanderlust.com

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  29. What a fun post. Your room looked so cool!

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  30. i love palm springs- very relaxing xx

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  31. Oh wow! I really like the photo where the blond girl kisses her boyfried <3
    So nice! :)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment! :)

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  32. Thank you very much. I follow you too :D

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  33. love your blog!!following you!!
    pls check out mine I'd love your opinion!

    Joanna
    snobpeople.blogspot.com

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  34. Nice pictures !!
    Thanks for your visit and coment !!!

    Kisses,
    Xandra.

    http://xandratelier-shopping.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love ♥ this blog!!!! Thanks for the comment on mine!! Now i'm following the blog, girls!
    Kisses.

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  36. I love ♥ this blog!!!! Thanks for the comment on mine!! Now i'm following the blog, girls!
    Kisses.

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  37. That sounds AMAZING! I definitely need one of those little weekend getaways. I love your blog and thank you for the comment on mine! :)

    p.s. That western-y looking photo is wonderful!

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  38. love roadtrips, cool photos, love your style!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  39. Amazing place & photos~ love the huge sea shell full of lemons!
    Fab!!

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  40. ps: Thanks for following. i don't follow any blogs...But I've added your Blog to my blog links already!

    ~Stay fabulous always ladies!
    xo*

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  41. That's an amazing place! Love all pictures, you look so charming and beauty in all of them. The hotel seems to be very comfortable and fun!

    Kisses xoxo

    http://dailycatwalk.blogspot.com

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  42. this looks like such a nice trip. i was just in the desert too! and i want to go back. hard.

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  43. What a cool, spontaneous idea! Lovely photos!
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  44. Wow, that looks like a great way to spend a weekend! Love it!

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  45. Oh it looks so perfect! And he is really really cute ;)

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  46. love it!!!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  47. love palm springs! nice post

    http://fashionmef.blogspot.com/

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  48. No, unfortunately I don`t have such a great talent :)
    A lovely reader of my blog draw it for me :)
    kisses, Mandy :D <3

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  49. Loved your post, it looks like so much fun :)

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  50. Great pictures, looks like you're having loads of fun and I absolutely love your blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

    I'm now following you as well :) xx

    http://lilmissbuttercup.blogspot.com/

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  51. OMG!! Your blog is pretty awesome. Thanks so much for coment, I'm so glad you like it. Where are you from? You're photos are awesomeeee. I wait your answer.

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  52. amazing pictures, i adore your sunny outfit and how loose and comfy it is and your hair looks fab in all of these pictures!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  53. i love your blog!! please have a look on mine i've already became one of yours followers
    www.mylittlebdress.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Alice

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  54. Yess i want the golden blackberry to much haha.
    But eh! I like this photo's.. so summer full :D
    XXX

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  55. I just came across your blog and I wish i didnt. its making me SOOOO jealous! that drugs sign is amazing. and i wish i had been reading my copy of nylon my a pool in palm springs!
    http://mcqueenismymorphine.blogspot.com/

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  56. :) Hei, thank you for your comment! We are so happy that you like our blog!
    Your posts are so so cool! We follow you too.
    kisses
    D&A
    http://abfab-magazine.blogspot.com/

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  57. Looks like a fabulous trip! I so want to take a trip to PS and stay at The Parker!

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  58. Thank you very very much!! Im so motivated and so excited with your comment, thanks for following me.
    Now I know your blog and I found it exceptional, so natural and great pics.
    Hope we stay in contact! ;)
    xoxo from Mexico
    xyva!

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  59. Bahaha the chess photo is the best.

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  60. really really cool pictures :)

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  61. i wish i could have that camera, the shots are soo clear!! :]

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  62. these photos are great!

    i really love the outfits! :)

    xoxo,
    lisa

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  63. Thank you all for your sweet comments! Glad you liked this post! I am headed to Vegas in May so I will be doing another fun Travel Post!

    Love you all! Big kisses! ;)

    Xx. Jewls

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