Palm Springs is a place I’ve always been desperate to go to – and I’ve been lucky enough to have visited twice.
I’m am just drawn to anything old school Palm Springs – the glamour, the style, the colours, the flamingos, the Palm trees, the kaftan’s, the casinos, the mid-century modern architecture…. I could go on.
We first visited as part of a Californian road-trip holiday in 2005 and again for a few days whilst on our honeymoon in LA. On our second visit I did a little more research to find exactly the sort of hotels I wanted to stay in. One was a kitsch little place called Palm Springs Rendezvous.
A retro B&B built in the 1930’s with 10 themed rooms decked out in 1950’s style furniture – we stayed in the Pretty in Pink room – a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn is believed to have stayed in this room in the fifties also – today it has a whirlpool hot tub, a vast vanity unit and lounge area.
|Palm Springs Rendezvous in the 1950’s (then known as The Mira Loma)|
We then stayed at the The Parker Palm Springs. A much more modern hotel with interiors designed by the uber-cool Jonathan Adler. It’s an impressive 13 acres – and the ideal spot for a wedding. The Parker has 3 outdoor pools, a bistro, Norma’s Diner, luxe cottages and the most Instagram worthy entrance ever! I think if I could live anywhere in America I think I would choose Palm Springs. I would love to waft around my poolside in a kaftan and turban like someone out of a Jacqueline Susann or Jackie Collins novel.
Until then, I’ll have to make do with this wish-list of get the look interiors inspired by The Parker Palm Springs and a stylish holiday wardrobe in the vain of this desert resort.
Kubrick Armchair £459 Made || Moroccan Wedding blanket from selection at Etsy ||
Catstudio Embroidered Cushion £115 Box Brownie Trading || Pouffe £59 Very
|| Table Lamp £45 John Lewis || Rug from £65 La Redoute ||
Seat pad £4 George at Asda || Seat Cushion £6.99 H&M || Place mat £6.99 (for 2) H&M ||
Glass 32.75 Ikea || Beach Towel Abyss & Habidecor Prado beach Towel £117 Amara ||
Vitra Eames DKR Wire Chair £351 John Lewis || Plants from £3 Ikea ||
Emillio Pucci square scarf £155 Yoox || Hat £30 Dune || Flamingo float £55 Oliver Bonas || Swimsuit £34 Topshop || Bikini top £16′ bottoms £14 both M&Co. || Michael by Michael Kors sandal £120 Net-A-Porter || Suncream from a selection Sisley || Sunglasses £18 River Island
Bottle opener £14 Oliver Bonas || Mrs Lilien’s Cocktail Swatch book £9 Wordery || Turban £140 Missoni || Red stripe Bardot top £28 River Island || Red Stripe wide trousers £32 River Island || Cocktail ring £199 Kenneth Jay Lane at Shopbop || Mara Hoffman kaftan £260 Net-A-Porter ||
Cocktail coupe £6 John Lewis || Malibu Sunset sandals £375 Sophia Webster at Farfetch ||
Box Clutch £845 Charlotte Olympia at Net-A-Porter || Top £25 River Island || Cocktail earrings
£380 Monica Vinader || Lorcan Bow Sided caplet dress £299 Jacques Vert || Statement skirt
£139 Coast || Kissing Lipstick in Coachella Coral £23 Charlotte Tilbury ||
Palm Springs Living Book £7.34 Amazon || Sandals £130 KG by Kurt Geiger
** Also, really love this Slim Aarons Collection of scarves By Lily & Lionel. Slim Aarons was an American photographer famed for his breathtaking shots of socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.
The scarves feature some of his most infamous photographs including one of my favourites
Exclusively available at Liberty they cost £170 each…. ‘Poolside Gossip’ at the Kaufman desert house in Palm Springs.
Oh how amazing does this look? I've travelled a fair bit in American but never visited Palm Springs and would love to having only heard good things about it. Love your evocative moodboards, that M&Co bikini is gorgeous too! X #HomeEtc
This hotel looks so cool Bonita! Wow. I would love to go there. I have just made a mental note to add it to the places I want to visit 🙂 My friend and I have been lusting after that inflatable flamingo this week, so fab isn't it! Might have to invest 😉 xx
AWWWWWW!!! I LOVE this!!! We're going to California next year but we're off to San Fran and are going to drive up to Oregon so won't be able to visit Palm Springs. Gutted cos I'm LOVING all this!
I've also fallen head over heels for that bikini but I've just been on their website and they're sold out of my size in the halter top version. LOVE the River Island pants suit too — SO glam. Just NOT the turban though. Nope. Never. Thanks so much for linking up with us darling — loved reading this! Caro xx #HomeEtc
Gorgeous – all gorgeous 🙂 How glamorous and very sophisticated too. I NEED those Malibu sunset sandals in my life – *swoon*. Thanks so much for linking up, love Jess xx