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Palm Springs - Some New Finds

Jeff and I traveled to Palm Springs this weekend.
Only under an hour and a half from our little suburban home in South Orange County
it feels a world away
in the most delicious of ways!

The brand new hotel addition to Palm Springs proper are the 

Having only opened three weeks ago the property
has been carefully redone in the chicest of manner!

From the lovely blue bikes
in a perfect fresh hue
(This picture does not do the dusty blue color justice) ...

To the eye catching sleek rattan chairs
that had me gasping in my tracks!

Nestled up against the San Jacinto mountains
with each room a villa of varying sizes
this to me is classic, old school Palm Springs!

It is the attention to stylish details that has me 
so looking forward to a return visit 
to soak in all of the marvelous features that await at La Serena Villas!

For example
how about these gorgeous bathrooms
with a private courtyard and fireplace just steps outside!
Be still my design loving heart!!

After finding perfect places to stay
eating and drinks are the next things we love to scout out!

Which led us to the fabulous

Located only a couple of doors down from  the 
Trina Turk Boutique
in the fashionable Uptown  Design District
Eight 4 Nine opened  September 2015.

This stylish  restaurant is chalk full of rooms of  differing eye candy!
You could eat here many times
without repeating your dining experience!
I am always most excited experiencing dining ambiance!

We ate in the bar this visit 
as we were looking to eat during the off dining hour of 3:00 in the afternoon.

"The eclectic menu features a celebration of West Coast Modern American Cuisine which focuses on both presentation and flavors." 

The bar menu was much bigger than most.
I had one of the best Cobb salads of late.
I was shocked at the price of only $9 for the half salad that was quite large.
What a value in pricing for such a chic dining experience.

Our view was of the street outside
where almost everyone walking by
had their own gorgeous Trina Turk bag!
I knew what I was doing after lunch!

Eight 4 Nine has several rooms for private dining parties.

As well as some stunning backdrops for pictures!

Outside there are expansive patios
some even with street views 
for the best of people watching and casual dining.

Just a few stores 
my favorite Palm Springs stop for years now!

with not only her women and men's lines
but a fabulous home section as well!
Trina Turk continues to revitalize Palm Springs North end
helping to turn it into
The Fashionable Uptown Design District.

If you are looking for some colorful midcentury home decor
Trina Turk Home is a must stop
with their fabulously curated collections!

The collection of mid century books will leave you  with even more appreciation
of this design era
that Trina Turk  herself helped reignite
while creating her 'Chic California' empire!

A couple of streets down is 

"The Frippery represents the desert lifestyle; from poolside in Palm Springs to stargazing in Joshua Tree. Our collection of vintage clothing and accessories includes mod, resort, bohemian and a little rock n roll. "

I found the wonderful turquoise clutch seen HERE
as well as a vintage straw hat.

What a great time I had in Palm Springs
from finding a new great place to stay at

to a great new and hip eatery at

to exciting mid century shopping at

Palm Springs checks all my traveling boxes!
Next visit I want to make time to do some of the marvelous hikes
their natural beauty offers!

Until next time Palm Springs!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy 
as you style your life


  1. Thank you again Tamera for these great tips for me and my husband's cruisin' California adventures!
    I adore the beautiful African print kimono and gorgeous turquoise necklace(s) look stunning.

  2. :-) Dear Tamera,
    once again thank you for all the beautiful pictures and tips on where to go when in Palm Springs.
    It's been far too long...
    Have a very HAPPY weekend and greetings from Vienna :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend (and you looking fabulous again in those vibrant colours!). What a fabulous place all round. xx