CHIC PLACES: A WEEKEND IN PALM SPRINGS

I've really been extending my summer... after a whirlwind trip to Greece for my honeymoon and now a little weekend getaway in Palm Springs, the warmer temps having been ruling my content this September. As much as I love summer, I couldn't be more excited for Fall and all the fun that comes along with it. But before we get too deep into sweaters, I needed just one last adventure in the sun. The HOT desert sun. 

I went to Palm Springs for a good friend's bachelorette weekend, which was amazing. I've been a few times before and even created a little travel guide awhile back so let this recap serve as a small update. I was particularly excited about this trip because I didn't plan it, which was actually kind of a nice break and part of the reason I didn't curate much content this time. I also wanted to keep the focus on my friend and us girls having a good time, but I did share more from the weekend on my instagram stories. 

We stayed in a house, which was a perfect plan for a party of 13 ladies. In a place like Palm Springs where everything centers around the pool, it was certainly the best decision, especially with temperatures averaging around 100 degrees each day. We spent a whole day relaxing and lounging in the sun with great cocktails, Wexler's bagels and massages. Yes, I have already thanked our hostess quite a few times for the perfect planning. As expected she is a wonderful travel agent you can reach out to here


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{earrings from Zara, skirt is old, shoes sold out - similar ones linked above}


Our first dinner was at the house, prepared by a lovely couple who created a wonderful Mediterranean inspired spread and the most delicious entrees. It was a perfect first meal before a long pool day and considering the high heat that didn't stop at night. As delicious as the first dinner was, my favorite meal of the trip was at Birba, an Italian spot in downtown Palm Springs. I honestly can't even describe my love for the bread, it was some of the best I have ever had. Both the pane casereccio (ciabatta bread) and the birba pizza (prosciutto) were so good I can still taste the excitement just thinking about them. I don't even eat prosciutto and attempted to take the pieces off but either way was still so obsessed, dying for more when we left.

We had our last brunch at Chi Chi at the Avalon Hotel and Bungalows. I actually stayed here a few summers ago and had really a great time. It's super cute and less expensive than the Parker, with a similar vibe. The food is also consistently good here, I had the avocado toast but stole a few nibbles from my friend who had the potato pancakes and lox, which was also delicious but a bit too savory for my morning taste buds. 


Overall it was a short but memorable weekend. I loved that we got to celebrate our girl, while also relaxing and getting to know each other better. For anyone planning a bachelorette or vacation with a group of friends I highly recommend prioritizing some meaningful downtime by a pool, beach, house, etc. It's hard to get a bunch of people everywhere so enjoy the time together and be prepared to maybe cancel a plan here and there. Some of the best moments I've had with friends on vacation were just by the pool or in my pajamas, connecting with both new and old friends. Those are always the ones worth scheduling. 


-MGN

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