Palms Springs

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Photos by Evan Anderson

After shooting in Palms Springs for some exciting fashion shoots, we were able to sneak away and snap some pictures of my crazy Bali pants I walked in set wearing. The pants are unlike anything you would find in the US and so fun to wear, they remind me of my experience in Bali and how I need to continue discovering new things. I will link the post here, after I publish it. Then we caught up with Desert Daily Guide, one of Palms Springs unique online and print magazine to highlight  where I stayed, ate, played and explored on my quick trip. I barely had a two day break before I had to go back to work!

I believe it is smart to take a moment to unwind from time to time or else you run the risk of getting burned out.  And that’s not sexy. I don’t care how super human you are because everyone feels a bit burned out when you work hard and don’t give yourself a break.

As an Angeleno, Palms Springs is our desert jewel just 119 miles away, about a 2 to 3 hour drive away (depending on traffic) making it the perfect place for a quick getaway to relax and restore!  Let’s go to Palm Springs my Smart is Sexy Lovers!

Stay: The Moroccan-inspired Colony Palms Hotelstayed in a private casitas with a beautiful woven Suzani headboard and an outdoor bathtub, heaven! Bubble bath under the stars was amazing! 

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Eat: At the Workshop, gorgeous modern farm-to-table dinning with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, cast concrete tables and pendant lighting, gorgeous architecture! Plus it is walking distance from the hotel!

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Play: Surrounded by lemon and palm trees, I stayed poolside at the Colony Palms Hotel with views of the San Jacinto Mountains, and had lunch at the flagship Purple Palm Restaurant which serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. Colony Palms Hotel 10 Colony Palms Hotel 9 Stephanie Marinello in Palms Springs Stephanie Marinello in Palms Springs Stephanie Marinello in Palms Springs

Explore: Later when the day cooled down a bit, we ventured out into town for a walk and saw the biggest version of Marilyn Monroe I have ever seen!

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 Summer doesn’t need to end just yet.

Explore Palms Springs.

Smart is Sexy.

Have you been to Palms Springs? Where do you like to go for a quick getaway?

Xoxoo Beijo!


11 responses to “Palms Springs

  1. This has to be my fav post so far! Oh my GOD! i love everything about it the dress, the food, the ambience, the room, even the CO Bigelow products in the bathroom!

    Take me there, and let me borrow that dress 🙂

    Love you!!!!

  2. Yessss I’m glad you liked it! let’s go together! Love that idea, and of course you can borrow that dress, it was made for YOUR body!!! Xoxoo Love you!

  3. That felt so good to escape the office a bit….hehe

  4. I like that bathing suit! Where is it from?

  5. stunning!!! Relaxed and gorgeous!!! How do you do it? I want to be Smart is Sexy too…

  6. What a fun trip lover! I love exploring new hotels, restaurants & other amazing new things. Let’s do something again soon! You are the best Smart is Sexy buddy!

  7. All looks relaxing and nice. Good picks and excellent ideas! Thank you.

  8. Now I know where to getaway, stay and dine! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Great post! You made me want to be there. I love your outfit with the high waisted shorts 🙂 My favorite place to visit is the La Quinta Resort during The Coachella Music and Arts Festival!

  10. Nice of you to share 🙂

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