Just over a month ago, Dina and I were in Palm Springs celebrating a babymoon before the little one arrives like said here. While it feels like yesterday that we were soaking up quality time in the place of our “I do’s”, it also feels like a lot has happened since. Five weeks is a long time in baby-making land. I’ve crossed over into my final trimester and we are now in what I’m deeming the home stretch situation. I am over the moon excited and cannot wait to meet this baby girl, and the other half of me is anxious for all the unknowns. Regardless, I’m super happy that we had one-on-one time to spend with each other, and am grateful for it! If you are expecting, I can’t recommend taking this type of trip enough. Whether it’s somewhere local, abroad, to the south, caribbean sea or beyond, these moments for us were sacred and we know will never be the same again. With that said, some (okay, maybe more than usual!) snaps from our lovely trip with a list of restaurants, and sightseeing destinations if you’re ever in the area (which you should be because it’s amaze!). A few others over on instagram too. Enjoy!
PALM SPRINGS RESTAURANT LIST:
Mister Parker | Norma’s | Copley’s | Johannes | Workshop Kitchen + Bar | The Purple Palm | Tinto | Cheeky’s
PALM SPRINGS TO-DO LIST:
Integratron Sound Bath | Joshua Tree National Park | Shopping, Design District | Self-Guided Home Tour | PSYC Spa
We are out, en route to Palm Springs for 8 days of babymoon’ing and since heading to the desert, I pulled together a few of the items (or versions of) that I’ve packed in my bag for this week’s Weekly Finds post. I figure that since spring is here, summer is not far behind, and spring break vacations are on the rise, ya’ll might benefit from some of these goodies too. I hope you enjoy this post, this Friday and your weekend ahead! I’ll be taking next week off, but will be back soon and am excited about the features lined up for the months ahead! xx Jenny
SHOP IT: 1. BANANA REPUBLIC hat // 2. VAALBARA embroidered clutch // 3. L*SPACE bikini // 4. COOLA spf 30 sunscreen // 5. MELISSA ODABASH caftan // 6. HATCH COLLECTION jumpsuit // 7. ILLESTEVA sunnies // 8. ANCIENT GREEK lace-up sandals, 9. J.CREW beach bag // 1o. HAMMAMAS beach towels
On Friday of this week, we leave for our babymoon to Palm Springs, the site of our wedding just over two years ago. When we were deciding on where to go for our “last hurrah” as a twosome, we knew we wanted warmth, but a little adventure and culture too. After looking into destinations from Peru, Brazil, Ecuador to Oaxaca, Marrakech and Thailand, we landed on The Parker, Palm Springs for both sentimental reasons and a desire to stay on the mainland.
With that said, this time around we have plans to explore places we were unable to during the planning stages of our wedding, and our actual wedding weekend (you can check out photos and video of our day here). On the agenda is some hiking at Joshua Tree National Park, a visit to The Integratron, a historical structure and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert where we have reservations for a meditative Sound Bath (um, amazing!), a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which overlooks the entire desert, a self-guided tour of Mid-Century Modern architecture around the city, a trip to the Palm Springs Art Museum, exploring the design district and of course we can’t forget about downtime of relaxing poolside, a couple of massages at the epic Parker Psych Spa and some fantastic dinner reservations at restaurants like Workshop, Tinto and The Purple Palm.
Palm Springs, specifically The Parker, is one of my favorite places on earth and I can’t wait to get back there and experience the city from a new perspective. Although Dina and I plan on continued travels once the babe arrives, the reality of the situation is that the focus will certainly shift when it comes to exploring new places! I’m excited to see the world through the lens of this new baby girl, but we are looking forward to taking it all in from this vantage point for one last time.
Have you been to Palm Springs? Would love to hear your recommendations in the comment section! xx Jenny
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