My husband and I planned a trip to Newport Beach a while back assuming March in Orange County would be beach weather. When I realized we were mistaken, I quickly booked an overnight in Palm Springs so we would be guaranteed at least a little warmth and sunshine for our time in California. I’d always wanted to explore Palm Springs, a little mountain town known for being an escape from Hollywood for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, a mecca for midcentury modern architecture, and filled with kitschy, hip hotels as of late. Apparently, when movie stars were under contract they were only allowed to leave within a certain radius of L.A., so Palm Springs became a true escape for the stars of yesteryear.
We stayed at The Saguaro and the vividly hued building and pool scene did not disappoint! The San Bernadino backdrop contrasting with the azure pool and technicolor paint job made the pool feel instantly festive and fun. I knew this coverup would be perfect for Palm Springs and the bright coral pink and beaded back fit right in! I’ve linked a ton more colors and my hat and bag below! I floated along on a flamingo and sipped lemonades while watching a few different photo shoots take place in the pool area and reading Bringing up Bébé. It was perfection.
We only stayed overnight so I don’t have a ton of food recommendations to provide but we had an amazing dinner at the outdoor only restaurant So.Pa warmed by a fire and heaters since the desert gets quite cool once the sun goes down. For lunches we ate poolside from the hotel’s restaurant El Jefe. For breakfast we ate at a creperie we stumbled upon called Farm. Leave it to me to find a little slice of Provence in Palm Springs! Later, we grabbed amazing juices at Raw Remedy before hitting the road back to Newport. It was a wonderful (albeit too short) sojourn to the desert!