new series: we travel quite a bit and i’m often asked about the hotels we stay at. that paired with the fact that we rely on online reviews and blogs to help guide our accommodation decisions, i decided to start a “where we stayed” section on the blog featuring hotels from our travels. when you’re planning your next trip to a city we’ve visited, i hope you find this helpful.
the setting for jenny and matt’s wedding weekend… the parker palm springs.
i could have taken a thousand photos on this property. can you tell i was a little obsessed? it was more than a hotel. it was a retro oasis full of surprises and secret gardens and it was all about the design and details. a jonathan adler designer property, it’s a mix of timeless architecture, iconic desert palm trees and modern design.
i didn’t snap any pictures of our room, but it was huge! they all were. and the designer toiletries? hermès soap, moulton brown shower gel, penhaligon quercus shampoo, l’occitane, jar of blistex – amazing! twenty-four hour room service cheeseburgers and fries? yes, please. a to-die for spa with indoor pools? they’ve got it. full-size bocce ball and chess? of course. and if you’re in the mood for 10 ounces of sevruga caviar, it’s all yours at norma’s for a mere $1,000.
the gene autry “adult” pool.
main lobby area.
tucked away in the grounds.
a funky lounge area with working indoor fire pit.
amazing little lawn.
the sillicon valley pool.
iconic drugs sign.
ting noticed that the knights are giving you the finger.
mister parker’s restaurant. dark and fabulous.
we will be back.