If you have been travelling along with me on my west coast journey you may remember we had a date at the Parker last time I signed off…
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So here we are. There is no doubt one is spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Palm Springs, however as a first time visitor it’s hard to go past the Parker. elements i love, travel notes, the parker, palm springs

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Originally built in 1959 as California’s first holiday-inn – the hotel now has become notable for Johnathan Adler’s fabulous Resurrection…with elements of mid-century coolness and a nod to old Hollywood glamour. elements i love, travel notes, the parker, palm springs

elements i love, travel notes, the parker, palm springsThe setting of the hotel around fabulous gardens and grounds makes you feel like Alice (in Wonderland) – there is delightful sense of having slipped into another world where anything is possible. An afternoon of pétanque and gin fizzes, followed by tennis and a swim or there is croquet, table tennis, bike riding or hiking but let’s not get ahead of our selves…

as there is also this very inviting hammock…and a few other surprises in the grounds but I don’t want to reveal EVERYTHING 🙂elements i love, blog, travel notes, palm springs, the parker

Of course I had my eye on the interior details too … 

and they did not disappoint…and it was exactly the inspiration we came away for.
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But when day becomes night, the Parker has that mood covered too…with the fire pit all to ourselves & the smallest coolest bar just a few steps away – Counter Reformation – great for drinks & dinner.elements i love, blog, travel notes, palm springs

Lamp light, high ceilings and mid-century elements makes every corner very instagrammable. 

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elements i love, travel notes, the parker, palm springsAfter our time in the desert (any excuse would do) it was natural that we needed to retreat to the ironically named PSYC – Palm Springs Yacht Club for a little R & R, the decor here was well, extravagant and extroverted but all in a good cause…we had fun 🙂

If you are planning a trip to Palm Springs, this is not your conventional hotel experience, it’s tongue in cheek attitude sits side by side with some serious design credentials.  Splurge for a few nights, you will be happy you did!elements i love, palm springs, travel notes, the parker

I am already imagining my next visit…
X Brooke

*Next stop Malibu

 

 

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