If you’re visiting LA and have a couple of days up your sleeve, seriously consider a trip to Palm Springs, a couple of hours out of LA.
How gorgeous and stylish can a desert be? Really? Well Palm Springs proves it can be. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It has its own look and feel: a cross between 1950’s/1960’s vintage glamour and a classic movie set. Those coffee-table books you see depicting that quintessential California style brings images of Palm Springs to the forefront of your mind don’t just pick out the best of the best–it’s all like that.
A weekend feels like a week and the feng shui–with the mountains surrounding you, protecting you–brings a sense of tranquility and well-being to the place. Why aren’t all the rehab clinics here?
Add to that its history as a place where Hollywood’s A-listers came to play and you’ve got yourself a magical recipe of gastronomical proportions.
OK, it probably helps that I was invited by a friend who has the most divine house. OOzing Palm Springs style I was not only cast as a leading lady in a vintage movie (or Slim Aarons coffee table book) but I was treated to one of the most gorgeous weekend experiences ever. From sightseeing to shopping, lunches and dinners to hiking and a foot massage thrown in in-between she knew how to host so her guests felt like royalty.
At least I’ve known Palm Springs the luxe destination. When I return it’ll still be amazing but it makes a difference where you stay. So, I’m going to save my pennies and stay in one of the many hotels that also look like they’re out of a Hollywood movie. Maybe by then they’ll be hosting me! Share my blog and let’s see where I can stay!
Check out my Pinterest board for all things Palm Springs & some of the hotel suggestions I’m going to consider for my next visit.
The view from the mountain I hiked on.
xx It Started in LA xxx
Updated Jan 24, 2014 @ 8:42 (LA time)