Weekend Escape : Palm Springs

Sometimes you just want to get away, for the weekend, without having to get on a plane. This is where a good ol’ fashion road trip comes into play. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to hop on a plane at a moments notice, but sometimes you need to stop and appreciate whats in your own backyard. It’s crazy to believe that people can live in a certain state and never really get out and explore. I’ve lived in Los Angeles and have yet to see all that this beautiful state has to offer. So this past weekend I decided to escape to the desert, for a little relaxation in Palm Springs.

Roadtrip to Palm Springs

** A helpful tip: If you’re driving to Palm Springs on Friday, I suggest leaving before 2pm, unless you want a 2.5 hour drive to turn into a 4.5 hour drive**

Here are a few highlights from my trip:

The Hotel: La Serena Villas

hotel La Serena Villas
La Serena Villas
When looking for a place to stay in Palm Springs, I came across this little gem on Hotels.com. I was instantly in love with the aesthetic when I saw a turquoise blue, claw foot tub, in one of the rooms, but I still did some investigating on Instagram,  just to make sure it lived up to the pictures on their site. ( “you’d be surprised by the miracles of good lighting”) But to my delight, as I pulled up to the hotel, I realized the pictures didn’t even do it justice. This hotel was basically a lifestyle blogger’s dream. From the retro style Linus bikes, parked out front, to the private outdoor terrace with a claw foot tub and fire pit, it was clear that they’re all about the details.

Check out the villa :

full room view of la serena villa


One of my favorite things about the hotel was the complimentary breakfast, delivered to my room, via picnic basket, every morning.

complimentary breakfast in picnic basket

When it comes to finding things to do in Palm Springs, you must first ask yourself, ” How long can I last, in 112-degree heat? ” After you get past the initial shock and peel yourself out of bed, there are a number of things you can do from taking an evening bike ride around town, to relaxing by the pool. If you’re really up for an adventure you can take a trip over to the Palm Springs Aeriel Tramway, where you’ll be whisked away 8000 ft in the air, in a rotating tram-car, while enjoying views of the San Jacinto State Park and Coachella Valley. Keep in mind this is not for the faint of heart. Halfway through the 10-minute ride, my motion sickness started to kick in. 🙁

Riding bikes in Palm Springs
relaxing by the pool in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

And if all else fails, Palm Springs provides the perfect backdrop to liven up your Instagram feed, so snap away!

P.S.  The french toast at Trio is a must and the rack of lamb at Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill is soo good!


5 comments on “Weekend Escape : Palm Springs

  1. Wow that villa was in-sane! SO pretty!

  2. Oh wow so beautiful and awesome idea. Enjoy and do some meditation and yoga while you at it.

  3. Love your photos. I’ve booked my trip to Palm Springs in February for Alt Summit 2018 and I’m super excited! Been dreaming of visiting this place for a long time 🙂

    Gennifer Rose | http://www.GenniferRose.com

  4. Palm springs seems like the place to be . Love it.

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