We’re baaaaack! I was a little worried that I was so excited to finally get to go to Palm Springs that I was building it up too much in my mind and I would be disappointed when we actually got there. Let me assure you—it was AMAZING! It totally feels like this dreamy mid-century oasis and the amount of cuteness and color everywhere is just far too delicious to be real (except that it is!). Another reason we decided to do Palm Spring for our Babymoon is so we could invite a few couples to come out with us on the trip and it really made the whole adventure a lot more fun. The other bonus is that all three other couples had been to Palm Springs before (Elsie is basically an expert by now) so they had lots of suggestions of places to go for meals and fun excursions. Finding cool places to eat in a city I know nothing about is basically my nightmare so having people I trusted map it all out for me was great! (P.S. The gingham dress in the above photo was one of my faves of the trip—very bump friendly but great for summer post-preggo life too!).
We had to get up super early to catch a flight from Nashville to LAX, and when we got there, we had to stop for some In-N-Out before making the drive out to the desert. I will say that they don’t make my favorite fries in the world (they always taste stale to me…) but the burger is pretty great so it’s worth it.It was raining off and on while we drove up to Palm Springs so we were basically following a giant rainbow for the last 45 minutes of the trip. So special!We loved the house that we chose to stay in for our trip! Since we had 4 couples going in January we needed a place that had enough space for everyone as well as the wintertime necessities (heated pool, hot tub, indoor and outdoor fireplace) and this house had it all! So cute from the front too. The only downside to the house is that it was pretty close to the airport so you did have some plane noise scattered throughout the day, but the PS airport isn’t that busy and it wasn’t enough to stop me from staying there again. They had lots of amenities like robes, board games, washer and dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen so we felt pretty at home right away.The whole house has a dog theme which was really sweet (even for this cat lover). As you can see, I enjoyed the pool floatie they left for us! Probably my favorite part of the trip was just soaking up some warm sun while I read dumb magazines by the pool. I even declined the chance to do some Palm Springs vintage shopping because I didn’t want to miss the afternoon pool time. I do love shopping, but pool or beach will win every time. I was so glad to finally find a cute bikini top and bottom for the trip—swimsuits are hard enough to shop for when you don’t know what size you’ll be next week (or next month for that matter)!Just going for a walk around the neighborhoods with Todd was magical—the adorable houses and palm trees never end!! (Rainbow dress is ModCloth by the way).We had brunch at Norma’s at the Parker hotel, and while it maaay be the most expensive brunch I’ve ever had, it was worth it! Such an amazing hotel (designed by Jonathan Adler) and it was a beautiful morning to sit outside and take in all the greenery, color, and hotel vibes. I’m not normally an orange person, but those doors!!
This pleated white dress was perfect because it has such a summery feeling while still giving me a long sleeve option in the chilly morning air (and it obviously has plenty of room as my bump gets bigger and bigger so that’s a plus too!).
Another amazing indoor/outdoor restaurant we went to was Birba which had some pretty great pizza as well as a view of the mountains you see behind us. They have tons of lanterns and string lights all through an outdoor garden are with fire pits and heaters between the tables (that’s how you keep eating outdoors in January I guess!). It’s a very romantic and magical spot for sure.
Helloooo bell sleeves! This pink dress is actually a jumpsuit, but I could still get the belly inside it and the sleeves are perfect for a mid-century themed trip. It’s sold out at Zara, but this dress has a similar feel.
OMG, seeing #thatpinkdoor in person was pretty amazing. It was like a celebrity sighting. But for a door. It’s weird how exciting it actually was…
Don’t worry, there’s more mid-century to see as part 2 of our trip is coming up soon!