Palm Springs Getaway

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Last weekend was our one year wedding anniversary, if you didn’t already realize by the wedding photo spam that slapped you in the face over here. We headed to Palm Springs for an extended weekend with plans to relax and not do much else. Mission accomplished! I woke up sick the second morning of our stay, so we were forced to stick to our relaxation plan and had to cut our exploring to a short stroll downtown on Sunday. It was hot as shit that weekend anyway, triple digits each day, so we spent time in our comfortable, air conditioned hotel room, went out for dinners at State Fare Bar + Kitchen at the Ritz Carlton hotel and Simon Kitchen and Bar at The Hard Rock Hotel, and night swam. I highly recommend both restaurants! State Fare was so incredible in helping us celebrating our night; we were given a hand signed card, complimentary champagne, the booth with the best view, and the musical talent for the night played our song on request! Also, if you’re ever in the area, you have to at least stop by Simon Kitchen and Bar and get the Bacon Jam appetizer. Have to. I’ve already made a copy cat version.

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// Top: Kate Spade Saturday via NordstromRack.com // Pants: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co // Sunglasses: via Crossroads Trading Co //

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We took a chance on the Hotels Tonight app for the first time and ended up booking two different hotels as an exuse to experience a bit more.The first night we stayed a bit farther out of Palm Springs at the Westin Mission Hills Resort. It’s a time share (we were not pressured into listening to any lectures or buying anything), and more family oriented. Our room was like an apartment! It was really nice to have a kitchen and our own little patio. The second night we stayed at the Riviera Palm Springs, which had a younger vibe and the most comfortable bed and delicious chocolate lava cake (that of course we ate in said bed watching a movie because there’s no better way to enjoy chocolate cake).

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Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to take advantage of most of the resort and hotel’s offerings, like the spa and golf range. It gives us a good reason to go back soon!

We had such a wonderful weekend! I think we might only go back druring the cooler months; we aren’t typcically hot weather people. It seems like pool lounging and eating are the only two things to do in the town, however, so if you’re more adventurous and into lots of activities, this might not be the vacation city for you.

This is definitely not an ad, by the way. I wish it were! It would mean we were compensated for our trip, ha!

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Also, David surprised my by renting a convertible for the weekend. So much fun!

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6 comments
  1. Minau said:

    Great photos and look!

  2. Cheryl said:

    You guys are so cute! Also love the crop top and your hair with that top bun.

  3. Alcina said:

    those pants are awesome!!

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