Palm Springs Vacation


Hello, friends! For a long time, I thought about posting on this blog and then I thought about how if I didn't have a few weeks' worth of content, then I ought not to start back up. And then I went on a vacation and wanted to share the photos and I thought, why, isn't that why I started a blog in the first place?

So here I am! I'm sharing here. Maybe frequently. Maybe infrequently. I'm not sure but I miss this space and I want to start filling it, however fast or slow that may be.

On to the vacation. 

Adrian and I have been together for over seven years now. Seven years! And a couple weeks ago, we finally went on our first real vacation together. As in a vacation that doesn't involve returning to one of our hometowns but does involve exploring some new place. Together! It was exciting and surreal and wonderful and now we have a major case of the travel bug. 

Sigh. I loved this trip. Loved it. We decided on Palm Springs because I have been moderately obsessed for quite a while now. I love midcentury modern architecture and the pull of the Palm Springs lifestyle is strong. Poolside lounging. Neighborhood exploring. Vintage shopping. Yes, yes, and yes. 

One of my favorite parts of vacationing is planning. It absolutely thrills me to research for hours on end, finding restaurants and shops and all the spots to explore. So about two minutes after booking our flights, I started my Palm Springs vacation board on Pinterest. (Check it out here!). It was super exciting to see in real life so many of the places I had pinned!

Before I get too much into the trip details, I want to share the hotel we stayed in the first night. 

Hello, Avalon Hotel.

I never do sponsored content on this blog so please know that everything I say about this hotel is my honest opinion.

I loved this hotel. From the bright yellow chairs to the fabulous cabanas to the best brunch on our balcony. The property is lovely, with three pools (two of which are adults-only!). Each time we swam, we had the whole pool to ourselves. And bonus, the pools are open 24-hours. 

The room we stayed in, a pool view king studio, was decently sized and had a balcony overlooking the main pool. The room was decorated in black, white, and yellow. I loved the bold, graphic design. I will say, though, the one downside to this hotel was the bathroom in the room. It was in desperate need of updating. Aside from that, the room was quite comfortable.

Can we talk about brunch? We ordered room service and ate our brunch on the balcony and it was perfect. I love iced coffee, but I especially love iced coffee overlooking a fabulous pool.

We spent some time exploring the grounds a bit. On Saturday morning, the grounds crew was setting up for a wedding. Sigh. Oh how I would love to renew my vows there. One day, maybe.

Needless to say, I adored this hotel. Quiet, calm, great food, and fabulous pools. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge in between outings and explorations of Palm Springs.

Keep an eye out for part two of my vacation recap, including photos of amazing homes in Palm Springs!

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