Vici palm print coverup (c/o); White Elephant Designs personalized hats and beach bag (c/o); Mark & Graham striped towels (c/o) Lilly Pulitzer dress (c/o); Rebecca Minkoff heels; Cult Gaia bag; Karen Walker sunglasses (affordable version here); Julie Vos bracelets Miraclesuit swimsuit; Vici palm print coverup and sunglasses; Dolce Vita sandals; JadeTribe woven bag; Brixton hat Free People shorts (also here); SheIn sweater (c/o); Sam Edelman sneakers; GiGi New York handbag; Karen Walker sunglasses (affordable version here) Vici wrap dress (similar here and here); Rebecca Minkoff heels; Cult Gaia bag (under $50 version here); Ray-Ban sunglasses Free People shorts (also here); banana print sweater; Sam Edelman sneakers; Karen Walker sunglasses (affordable version here) KAS New York dress (c/o); similar hat; Sam Edelman straw bag; Rebecca Minkoff heels; Karen Walker sunglasses (affordable version here) BP shorts; Lilly Pulitzer sweater (c/o); Cult Gaia bag (under $50 version here); Jemma Sands necklace and bracelets; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Steve Madden wedges La Blanca swim top and pants (c/o); JoFit Apparel chambray shirt; White Elephant Designs hat; Ray-Ban sunglasses; similar beach bag; Mark & Graham striped towel; similar Joss & Main hammock chair It’s really not that often you get to have a laugh-filled girls’ weekend in someplace sunny, and this month, somehow I managed to have two. I’m fresh off of an amazing long weekend in Mexico (more on that coming soon), but today I’m throwing it back to a fun few days in Palm Springs with Kathleen, Jenn and Krystal.
We had been planning the week in Palm Springs for months, and I was so looking forward to some pool time and a little tan. BUUUUT, then the day arrived and things were looking more like sweater-and-shorts weather than anything warm enough for taking a dip. So we stashed the flamingo pool floats, snapped a couple of swimsuit pics (I mean it is Palm Springs), and then settled in with ALL the snacks and a little wine and made the best of it.
We stayed at our home in Palm Springs and made sure to check out a couple of my favorite restaurants while there. You just can’t go to Palm Springs without a little food on the agenda. This time around, these are the spots we picked.
Dinner at Las Casuelas Terraza – Palm Springs has a handful of Mexican restaurants that I really enjoy, but this one is probably my favorite for a skinny spicy margarita and shrimp fajitas. The place is HUGE, but don’t be fooled – it can get packed and sometimes has long wait times. Reservations are usually a good idea – especially if you want to be near the live band.
Lunch at Melvyn’s – It’s a bold statement, but I think I’ll say that currently this is my favorite place in Palm Springs for lunch or dinner. It’s an old-school restaurant that’s been around since the 70’s, and the food is just plain GOOD. Lunch is served on the prettiest little patio (the Chinese chicken salad is my favorite), and dinner is in a swanky, dark dining room. If you’re going for dinner, the lobster pot pie is what dreams are made of.
Dinner at Tropicale – So this one isn’t exactly a rave review, but I have friends who have eaten at Tropicale and loved it. So maybe I need to give it another shot? We ordered Vietnamese Spring Rolls and the Firecracker Shrimp as appetizers, and those were great. My entree though, as well as everyone else’s, was just kind of, meh. (For reference, I ordered the fried chicken salad which was supposed to be amazing. I guess I was thinking it would be boneless chicken, which to me makes much more sense in a salad.)
Breakfast at Norma’s (located in the Parker) – On our last day in Palm Springs, we figured we’d leave town on a high note. A REAL high note. Breakfast at Norma’s is pricey, but if you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth a try. We ordered a few things to split and loved every bite. The “Waz-Za?” and the Huevos Rancheros are seriously where it’s at, and taking in the pretty scenery at the Parker is a nice little bonus.
Overall it was an amazing few days, and I’ve already got the itch to go back. Eric and I are always looking to try out new restaurants in the area, so I’d love to know – what are some of your favorites?
Photos thanks to Michelle Preau