Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PS, i love you



We made a super-fast blitz trip to Palm Springs this past weekend. We never stay in a hotel for just one night and have we been missing out! It was so cool to jump in the car and be somewhere so far-away feeling in merely two hours. We honeymooned in Palm Springs (almost ten years ago!) so it's near and dear to us, so many lovely memories.

We stayed at the gorgeous Colony Palms Hotel which manages to be swanky, cool and luxurious without pretension. And the pool is lively without being scene-y or rowdy. There are these cheerful striped cabanas, beautiful fruit trees, buddhas, and landscaping all around you.  


This is the entrance...


Cutout palms...


Tile walkway...


Inviting adirondacks...


Trickling fountain...


We had a super lounge-y afternoon (complete with poolside cocktails) and then met up with my Dad and Stepmom (who were visiting from snowy Colorado) for dinner at Johannes, in my opinion one of the best dinner spots in PS. Delicious!

Sunday morning we stumbled here for a pumpkin scone and some koffi:


We walked by this cool sculpture. Isn't it happy?



I snapped a couple pics around the hotel grounds before the day started...



I love this stack of fresh towels! It's like pure possibility, right?






We hit Cheeky's for one of the best breakfasts I've had in a long time. YUM! They sport a bacon flight on the menu so once I saw that, I knew we'd be in great hands.


DP had oatmeal with ginormous blueberries. It looked and tasted delicious:



And my dad had blueberry-corn pancakes (super tasty!) that came with this cutest retro syrup...



Some other favorite Palm Springs spots?

Retro drinks or dinner (or both) at Mr. Parker's in this funky hotel

Dinner at Copley's in the historic Cary Grant Estate

Strong margaritas and fantastic authentic mexican at El Mirasol, a locals hangout

Korakia Pensione (where we honeymooned:))

The Movie Colony Hotel--super private and cool. Plus, they have a complimentary martini hour nightly!



A couple places you might want to skip?

The Kiltmaker, despite its inviting signage...


And this classy joint...


Ah, Palm Springs, you never disappoint.

xoox
jolie

2 comments:

  1. so fun to find your blog... you are a quilt master!!! so awesome!

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  2. Jolie, I live here now! Well, La Quinta....
    Mary E. S.

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