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The Parker Palm Springs

The Parker is nestled in the desert of Palm Springs, California. It is a beautiful property that has a nostalgic, 70’s charm mixed with modern flair. It is the perfect place to relax and let your inner hippie out.

Upon entry of the hotel, the lobby features velvet covered sofas with bohemian throw pillows, a suit of armor, and a retro inspired chandelier hovering in front of a gold studded sign that reads “DRUGS.” The rooms all feature red doors and a slightly different decor, and the bathroom amenities are quite chic. Hermes soap…yes please. Once you are settled, make a spa appointment and go explore the property.

The property is speckled with little alcoves all with relaxation and fun in mind. You can relax in a hammock, sip a spiked lemonade from the lemonade stand, take a dip in one of the pools, or partake in one of many games. You could get lost along the twisty, Alice in Wonderland-esque gardens. And you should.

Playtime at The Parker features croquet, bocce ball, tennis, and cruising around on a property bike. Once you are tuckered out from recess, toss on a robe and enjoy the spa, PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club). The spa is nautical themed and features sayings on the door like “Loose Lips Sink Ships” in hopes to keep the mood tranquil. The vibe is relaxed upper crust and the treatments are divine.

No need to leave this boho-modern playland because dining on the property is fantastic. My favorite restaurant is Norma’s and you must go for brunch. The comfort food served with a twist is sure to please your taste buds. The perfect late night treat is S’mores that you can roast yourself around one of the many fire pits on the property. And if you know me, you know S’mores are one of my favorite things.

A weekend in the desert is just the ticket after a long work week. Enjoy The Parker and return refreshed.

http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com

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