vacation style.

So, it's not very often that I find myself trying to put together outfits for warmer weather.  But when I do, it's pretty fun.  Forgoing the daily layering that I find myself doing here in the city, is definitely a welcome departure.  Below are a few outfits that I wore during our time in the desert.  I ordered this plain black dress right before our trip and I'm so happy I did.  It's simple jersey, so it can easily be described as dressed down, but the scoop neckline and low back definitely gives it an edge...soooo me!  Oh and as you can see, I'm obsessed with these floral pants.  Go get yourself a pair stat.

{black dress}, {light pink dress}, {floral pants}, {tie dye dress is old Anthro}

palm springs.

hello, hello!  Well my husband and I are back after an amazing week long vacation in Palm Springs (ohhh and a much needed stop to squeeze my nephews and niece).  We had a wonderful time staying at the Ace (I think they may have the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in) and eating our way through the town.  I had a lot of friends email me while we were away asking me about our fave spots in the desert, so I thought I'd put together a little guide for you.  Just a few hotels that we love and some yummy joints we frequent while there on vacation.  Enjoy!

To stay:

Ace Hotel: As I said, quite possibly the most comfy beds we've ever stayed in.  It's definitely got a hipster vibe to it, so it's not for everyone, but the rooms are awesome and usually pretty reasonable rates.

The Parker: This is by far my favorite hotel. The gorgeous grounds (with endless paths), make you want to just wander around all afternoon. And of course the hotel decor (designed by one of my faves, Jonathan Adler) is amazing! Sometimes you can find online deals, but you really have to search.

Korakia: This is still on our list of hotels to stay at. Everyone I know who has stayed there, can't stop talking about how wonderful it is.

To eat:

Cheeky's: Love this place for breakfast or brunch.

Mr Parker's at The Parker: Soooooo good for dinner. And shhhhhh, we once saw Drew Barrymore there.

Citron at Viceroy: We've been here for dinner and loved it.

Birba: Awesome drinks and the most delicious pizza.

{photo from my instagram}

ps, i miss you already.

We are back from our Fourth of July getaway, and I kind of have a case of the Mundays.  We had such a blast and staying at The Parker was truly ubelievable.  I've been there tons of times before (to eat brunch, dinner, and even coordinated a wedding there), but to be a guest was beyond amazing.  I swear, now I'm not going to be able to stay anywhere else (shhhh, don't tell my husband).  Here are a few pics of our little vaca.  I'm already dreaming of our return visit.

Of course I could have spent every waking moment at The Parker, but we did venture out.  We checked out the colorful Saguaro, and had to stop in at The Ace's Amigo Room.  We also ate dinner at the Viceory, which is impeccably decorated (it's also a dream of mine to stay there one day).

I kind of matched the sofa at one of the restaurants we ate at...ha!

The hubs is very excited for his meal at Cheeky's.

Me pouting because I'm not ready to leave.  Palm Springs is truly a magical little place.