It’s been a busy and yet a fun start to our summer! Every week we have been off to an event or excursion of some sort, and it seems as though we’ve hardly been home all together. Our schedules book up so quickly and so far in advance now that we have kids. Both Adella and Nolan have birthdays in August, so we’ve been wrapped up in planning and organizing for the big days; and Tim has so graciously been accommodating for a few “girls” trips that I have been able to partake in. One of which occurred last weekend with my Mom (Tutu) and cousin, Chrissy. We spent the weekend catching up, relaxing, and soaking up the sun in Palm Springs. I can’t seem to stay away from there… although with temperatures now pushing 110+, it will probably be a while before our next trip.
This weekend I was in Boston for a few days (blog post coming soon) celebrating one of my oldest and best friend’s engagement/shower/bachelorette. I also had an opportunity to meet my new nephew, Wes, who was born last week! I wish I could have brought the whole family to sight see with the kids and visit our entire extended family. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it work this time, so I headed out there solo (it was my first time away from the kids for more than 2 days, eek)! We hope that everyone is having a fantastic summer! Here are a couple of photos from a fun and very lively spot in Palm Springs…
Don’t forget, you still have until 12:00 AM to enter the friendship bracelet giveaway!
After checking in, our stay at the Parker really began at the famous lemonade stand. We needed to adjust to the desert heat, and the lemonade stand is the right place to start! Once refreshed by a few muddled lemonades, it was time to choose between a lounge chair at the adult pool or family pool… we opted for the adult pool (yay no kids!).
Tim and I stayed at the pool until just before sunset, then headed to the pétanque and croquet courts for a few games with friends. Before we knew it, the sun had set and it was time to indulge in even more food at Norma’s… followed by a nightcap martini by the fire pit!
The next morning, Tim and I ordered some light options from room service menu, one of my favorite things to do whenever we get a chance to get away. I love how warm the mornings are in Palm Springs; we were able to comfortably enjoy our coffee on the patio, and I think it was the first uninterrupted breakfast we have had together in years! Here are more of my favorite photos around the property…
We can’t wait to go back to the Parker; it is the IDEAL desert getaway for anyone looking for some luxurious R&R. Thank you, Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs, for such a wonderful visit!
Last week, Tim and I had the opportunity to escape to Palm Springs for a little getaway sans kids! We stayed at the beautiful Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs, or more simply known as “The Parker”. The Parker has been host to Hollywood’s elite crowd for over 70 years now, and after experiencing many of the amenities that the hotel offers, I can see why. It’s a place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and experience luxury at its finest. The grounds are extremely private, and the pathways throughout are surrounded by tall hedges which remind me of a scene out of Alice in Wonderland. The hotel was designed by the famed Jonathan Adler, one of my favorite interior designers. He incorporated one-of-a-kind vintage pieces with modern and contemporary furnishings, as well as hints of his signature “Hollywood Regency” style.
Our stay at the Parker couldn’t have been more perfect (we could have easily extended for another day or two). We enjoyed muddled lemonades poolside, while snacking on delicious bites from the kitchen. We even managed to slip in a few games of pétanque and croquet! I really enjoyed chatting with the staff; they are attentive and very knowledgeable about the property. I love all of the design elements around the Parker, and am particularly enamored with the lobby. I’d like to sit in and enjoy a martini in every chair, chaise, sofa, and stool! Here are a few of my favorite photos around the lobby…
Check back to see my next post featuring more images of this unique desert oasis!
This year we will be spending Mother’s Day weekend with friends at a time share in Palm Desert! It’s always so nice to get away with other families that have young children; the kids entertain one another, and the big kids get to relax a bit and enjoy watching the little ones play. We love going to the desert, and our plan doesn’t include much more than lounging poolside, barbecuing, and simply having fun with our kids. I’m trying not to sound cheesy, but sometimes the hustle and bustle of everyday life causes us to forget how quickly our kids are growing, so we look forward to time away as an opportunity to re-connect.
The other moms and I have plans for a quiet brunch at another resort on Sunday. Well, it will probably start out quiet, then get louder as the day progresses sans kids! We might even sneak in some vintage shopping while we’re at it. When it came to planning for the weekend escape, there were a few necessities that couldn’t be ignored: sun hats, bright cover-ups, and a couple of new swimsuits for the season…
Mikoh Bottoms, Robin Piccone Top, Body Glove Bikini, Collection Eighteen Hat, H&M Fedora, Steve Madden Cover-up, Brazen Cover-up
If you’re still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, check out my post on The Spa at Island Hotel. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there, enjoy your day!! Cheers!!