Pack Your Bags: Palm Springs

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Working in PR definitely keeps you on your toes and puts you in the mindset to always be prepared. When a news channel in LA reached out to do a segment with Janet Mandell of By:Fashionholic we had our flights booked and bags packed immediately! Jetting across the country last minute definitely called for a little fun and relaxation - and what better place than Palm Springs! Located just east of Los Angeles, this desert town was the perfect break from the chilly Chicago wind.

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Catch some zzz’s

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The Parker was the perfect oasis for our little weekend stay. Incredible design, amazing interiors and exceptional service are just the beginning when it comes to this luxury hotel.

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Grab a bite

Norma’s

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A breath of fresh air to go with your morning cappuccino! Norma’s is an open-air terrace located in The Parker that offers an extravagant array of options for breakfast. Don’t go here expecting to sip on a green juice - prepare yourself for a decadent meal that is without a doubt, worth it.

The Workshop

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The Workshop is a great place to get dinner with the girls. They have a market-driven menu that highlights seasonal foods sourced from local farmers. You can expect a fresh and vibrant meal packed with flavor.

The Pantry

The Pantry is a great choice for lunch or brunch. Hidden inside Holiday House, hip spot has a great choice of classic and simple ‘Americana’ dishes. A can’t - miss on the menu are their specialty cocktails! They offer a vibrant mix of flavors and classics with a twist - plus nothing says ‘vacay’ like a cocktail with lunch!

Le Vallauris

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Dining outside at Le Vallauris is an absolute must.  A patio covered by a canopy of lupe ficus trees creates an eclectic environment that perfectly complements the menu. Daily specials are handwritten on a large easel that is brought to your table while you choose what to order.


Sip some bubbly

The Pink Cabana

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The Pink Cabana at Sands Hotel & Spa is the perfect stop for a cocktail. Inspired by tennis and racquet clubs of the 50s and 60s, this adorable interior will have you looking to redecorate!

Counter Reformation

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Feel like a local at Counter Reformation. A well-known bar amongst Palm Spring natives, this vibrant spot, located in The Parker, is the perfect pit-stop for a glass of wine. Choose from their curated selection designed for your to explore a variety and discover new tastes.

Get out and about

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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A ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway lets you take in this incredible desert city. The rotating tram car travels along the cliffs of Chino Canyon and brings you to the top of Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Just a short, 10 minute ride each way, this attraction is definitely worth it.

Marilyn Monroe House

Grab your map to the stars! Palm Springs is home to some of the most iconic celebrities and their homes have become a hot spot to hit up. First up on our list…? Marilyn Monroe of course!

Reboot with some R+R

Two Bunch Palms

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Designed to help you relax from the stresses of daily life, Two Bunch Palms offers an array of services and packages customized to fit your personal needs. Comprised of pools and outdoor treatment gazebos the spa is the perfect desert escape.

Palm Springs Yacht Club

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Palm Springs Yacht Club, located inside The Parker, is a place for self-indulgence and pampering. A variety of packages and stand alone services are available - think scrubs, facials, massages and wraps - everything you need to help you unwind.


Styling by Kelsey Oenick

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