Get-Away to Palm Springs

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Avalon Palm Springs Hotel

We just got home after a quick get-away to Palm Springs, and it was heaven. Rain has blessed us here in the wine country, but as welcome as it has been, it was nice to get away to some sunshine and warm weather.

Getting away for even a few days is always such a nice way to reconnect with each other. We are away from our daily stressors, patterns and our home. When we are away, life reverts back to just the two of us, like it was when we were first dating. We have been blessed with a wonderful relationship, but get-aways always helps us reboot. We are extra nice to each other, we make the time to talk about our dreams together, we laugh more easily and everything seems more romantic.

We stayed at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs. It was hip, our room was comfortable and every single member of the staff was delightful. (The staff told us that the rooms will be redecorated sometime soon. The owner’s wife will be doing the redesign. Who is she? The mega-famous style-maker, Kelly Wearstler, so expect BIG things. I’m already eager to come back.)

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Our room.

During our short stay, we had drinks and appetizers, one dinner and two breakfasts at Chi Chi’s, the Avalon’s super casual restaurant. All our meals were superb. The menu is focused on healthy, unusual, Latin-based fun food.

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Having a drink at Chi Chi’s bar.

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Outdoor lounge.

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Yup, those little oranges are ripe, and sweet.

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Afternoon light through the palm trees.

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I love the mountains that rise out of the valley floor like magic.

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The adult pool.

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In front of Avalon Hotel Palm Springs on our fun, romantic desert get-away.

A few links from around the web I hope you enjoy:

In case you missed the Superbowl’s half-time show with Bruno Mars and Beyonce – do yourself a favor and check it out!

Top 10 closing moving shots of all time. (Kottke)

A look at Elizabeth Taylor’s home. (Slate)

Carpool karaoke with James Corden and Adele. (YouTube)

I want more time to Fika. (That’s Not My Age)

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4 responses to “Get-Away to Palm Springs”

  1. Great post! Makes me want to book a get away TODAY!

  2. Oh Julie – go if you can. It’s so lovely.

  3. Sunny I love the area. Sun and palm trees, this is what I needed today!

  4. Thank you Yvonne, and I’m so glad the sunny post on our Palm Springs get-away brightened your day! Thanks for reading and commenting.