Quick trip and so much to digest so to speak. I haven't visited Palm Springs in 15 years and I forgot how much I loved it. Let me rephrase that I think I love it more than when I first visited. My appreciation for Mid Century Modern Architecture and Interiors has increased triple fold since my last visit. For starters I stayed at the Parker which is the bomb for everything I just mentioned above.
My purpose was to visit my mother who is not well, and my sister travelling from Virginia joined me along with my husband. I knew it was going to be a emotional trip so my instincts were to stay at the best place and make the most of it while dealing with family issues. Mission accomplished.
The Parker is one of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed in. Once upon a time Merv Griffin's Resort and Givenchy Spa, it had a major makeover.
I felt like I belonged here the minute I stepped on the property. I don't feel that way with other hotels. The vibe was laid back with a great sense of style and I was responding immediately, feeling a sense of calm and happiness. The Mission Inn was completely different in the sense of architecture but gave me the same feeling. Bliss and Joy! ( Notice the Giraffes in my blouse) Irony to come...... This is why we need to travel, to jumpstart are senses again and feel alive with what we love and are attracted too!
Jonathan Adler Interior Decorator, decorated the hotel. Having already owned his book and enjoying every minute of it, the book came to life as I saw in person his talent. I am in awe over his decor. Fun, Whimsical, comfortable and definitely colorful!!!
The room with Jonathan Adler touches
Beautiful people with a quiet vibe and lounge music in background--- aahhhh
The Fashion Photo shoot - What timing to witness
As we were ready to depart Steve said drop your bags there is a giraffe by the pool! All part of the Lauren Conrad Fashion Photo Shoot The Giraffe's trainer took off the harness and the Giraffe decided to run around a bit on the grounds. We were told to be quiet and still. I glued myself to a Palm tree but still took sneaky pics!
I told you the hotel is amazing. Magical is the word.
Now for the one day on Palm Canyon Drive---
Mid Century Galore!!!! I can't wait to come back and investigate all the stores and take tours of architecture history ect... Here are a few stores that lured me in........