Scenic Snapshots from Palm Springs

August 3, 2011 Notes from Nicole

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The Grounds at The Parker Palm Springs

I recently took a jaunt to Palm Springs for a long weekend getaway with my best friends to celebrate our birthdays and it was one of the most relaxing trips I’ve taken in a while. I’m sure this had something to do with the fact that I completely unplugged which allowed me to truly unwind and recharge my batteries. We enjoyed our stay at two fabulous hotels: The Colony Palms and The Parker Palm Springs which gave us an opportunity to experience two completely different vibes. The Parker had a whimsical and uber cool, retro chic feel while The Colony Palms was a bit more laid back with a sexy, romantic vibe. Both hotels featured stunning interiors which I will be posting about soon! In the meantime, enjoy these scenic snapshots from my trip!

The chic pool at The Parker…

A highlight of the weekend was going for a beautiful early morning bike ride through the desert with my bestie. This was one of the glorious views from our ride…

And these were our rides. I’m a total sucker for a vintage bike with a basket!

Here and below are more shots of the beautifully landscaped grounds at The Parker…

A wind farm on our scenic drive into Palm Springs from LA…

The pool at The Colony Palms.

Looking up into the trees…

Classic Palm Springs scenery!

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lovely video, thanks for sharing.



Those bikes are the coolest. They make me think about my childhood and my first bike.



Saw your appearance on HGTV and had to look up your blog because I loved your segment! Your personal space was beautiful, approachable, HAUTE yet sensible,…what I think design should be and “feel” like. Thanks for the tour. I will definately check out this blog regularly for inspiration. So far what I see I can relate to and LIKE, Like, likE!

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