The weekend before last I got away for a birthday and anniversary weekend with my husband to The Parker Palm Springs. I’ve always wanted to stay there and it did not disappoint! It’s a gorgeous place with amazing gardens and the whole resort was decorated by Jonathan Adler, whom I love. Here’s a little glimpse into this fabulous and fun spot some call the adult version of Disneyland!
The rooms have a 1970s vibe with hanging chairs and some terrific mid-century modern furniture, like our room above.
Love this retro fireplace! At night this is a busy gathering spot with the fire on.
We were upgraded to a villa since the resort wasn’t full. It was a beautiful space with a bedroom, living room and a small kitchen and big patio.
The beds were uber comfy and I want a leopard bench with light celery paint like this..Isn’t the Jonathan Adler pillow cute? You can find it here.
More patio. This would also be a good room if you had kids along. We didn’t this time. There is also the 2 bed, 2 bath Gene Autry residence on the property if you you need a whole house..Here’s a photo below, from the website. Looks pretty fun. Yes he really did live there!
Palm Springs is just an hour flight from San Francisco. It was a fast trip leaving Friday night at 8, we arrived before 9, and the resort was just a ten minute drive away. We explored the place that night..
There are three pools, a spa, croquet, fire pits, and two restaurants. You needn’t ever leave!
Citrus was everywhere!
There is many relaxing spots to chill out.
The family pool..
Norma’s, the casual restaurant here, has the most yummy comfort food ever. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner. This really does have a bit of an old Disney feel doesn’t it?
The placemats were giving me flashbacks to my 70’s childhood..or The Partridge Family!
Pentanque (kind of like French bocce) courts are in the center of the resort and reminded me of Luxembourg Garden in Paris.
If it gets too warm the darling Lemonade Stand is adjacent and has all kind of fun twists on lemon drinks especially the alcoholic versions.
I don’t remember what the pink drink was Max had, but mine was a custom made cucumber mint ice thingy with vodka…I think. I wish I had time to try more, but the heat + alcohol was almost too much.
They know it so they have misters all around and shady spots. I’m crazy for the retro scalloped edged umbrellas they had everywhere.
No one does good crochet coverups like Trina Turk. In the end I bought the chambray dress with pockets I’ll wear a ton. Trina Turk is a must see when you are here in Palm Springs!
We also ate lunch at a fun spot called Trio. Disco music played non-stop. I love a little Donna Summer or Bee Gees with my meals don’t you? My husband kept saying he thinks they imported my playlist as everywhere we went some cool retro music was floating through a speaker somewhere. Another reason to love Palm Springs!!
Koffi is a good stop for blended or iced coffees (really it’s too hot for anything else) and the wonderful Just Fabulous with cool souvenirs and the best collection of design books I’ve ever seen is right next door.
These funky windows belong to Wil Stiles which is next to Trina’s shop..
It’s a riot of color, prints and amusing clothes. If you need to find your inner Rat Pack vibe this is the place! Check out the hats and retro wooden racquets.
photos all NorthernCal Style This was not a sponsored stay and all opinions are my own.