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Summer Croquet at The Parker Palm Springs


Happy Throwback Thursday! I’m re-sharing a post from one of my favourite places – The Parker Palm Springs. If you ever find yourself in the area – I definitely recommend you stop by this hotel for lunch or for a longer stay.

When I was booking my recent trip through the Californian desert, I came upon the very hip + unique Parker Palm Springs hotel and resort. It was first built as a Holiday Inn in 1959 before Gene Autry (the singing cowboy) coverted it into his Melody Ranch. Merv Griffin puchased and operated the resort in the 90s before it opened as The Parker Palm Springs in 2004. There’s a lot of history and nostalgia in these walls and designer Jonathan Adler has given the hotel a modern update with a heavy retro influence.

I spent a lot of time getting lost in the Alice in Wonderland-esque gardens with its tall hedges and winding paths. I eventually found my way to one of my favourite spots, the croquet lawn.


My Style – I try to keep everything light, colourful and fun when I’m on vacation. Mornings usually mean sliding into my bikini and pairing it up with a cool and flowy swim cover-up like this one. I love the beaded detail and bright orange colour. I went with flip-flops so I wouldn’t slip around the pool. (more…)