Good morning Dolls…I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I know I sure did 🙂
If you read my post from last Wednesday, you knew that I was packing for a Girl’s Getaway trip to California (or Cali as I call it)!
Let’s just say this: 1) It was an amazing trip and 2) I definitely want to move there…hint hint Kip 🙂 We had an amazing adventure on our little getaway and sooooooooooo much FUN!
Our trip was supposed to be entirely in Palm Springs but when I had planned this little trip, I failed to check the weather…Holy Moly…it was HOT, like 115/120 HOT…but, it’s a “dry heat”…a dry heat, like that makes a difference. Hot is hot people, am I right? We flew into “OC” (Orange County) to avoid the craziness of LAX. After we got our rental car we decided to jaunt a short 20 minutes West to the coast and have lunch in lovely Newport Beach…it was 70 degrees when we arrived! I had almost forgot what 70 degrees felt like! Newport is such a beautiful little beach town…so quaint and beautiful! Needless to say, we did not really want to leave but were excited to see what Palm Springs had in store for us. We chose the Saguaro Palm Springs, I had seen it quite a bit on Social Media and instantly feel in love with the vibrant colors of the property and the Mid-Century feel. If you are in PS’s, I recommend you check it out if you like that vibe. They are known for their pool parties (with a DJ) and their watermelon beverages (yum!)
So, you’re probably wondering abut the important stuff like shopping and food, right? Well, don’t worry…I won’t leave you hanging! PS’s has a shopping district called El Paseo’ which is called the “Rodeo’ Drive of the desert with your high end shopping like Gucci, Tiffany, and LV to name a few. Um, not that I was purchasing…but was fun dream. However, we definitely did some damage at Nordstrom Rack! There was also a higher end outlet mall that we forced ourselves to not venture too 🙁 Now onto the food! We definitely lucked out on that end. And scored 2 amazing restaurants in downtown Palm Springs, LuLu’s and Eigh4Nine. Both had an amazing menu, amazing cuisine, amazing drinks and atmosphere. Talk about not disappointed!
Time for a little shakeup! With the heat and getting a taste of the beach, we decided that we needed to make a little change in our plans and head back to the coast. So, we packed up and said Peace Out to Palm Springs and Hello to Huntington Beach!
Huntington Beach is the Surf Capital of the USofA! And I can see why…the waves were great and the vibe was so chill. Just a short drive south of LA, Huntington has everything! And I don’t know how but I lucked out in booking a Fabu Hotel at the last minute (I think they had like 1 room left)! The Pase’a Hotel and Spa Link is a new (as in 3 weeks old new) property that is right on the Pacific Coast Hwy and looks right out onto the beach. Every room has a beach view…it’s just beautiful and the property is so swanky and modern. The service was amazing, the rooms were so comfortable and equipped and the pool was killer! 2 thumbs up, or 3 if I had an extra one. I will definitely be going back!
We definitely made the most of our short time there and crammed in pool time, beach time, eating and more shopping! The bonus, we had a local tie… my friend Sara opened a boutique there in Huntington this past November called the WearHouse which is located in the new shopping area (right next door to the Pase’a), Pacific City. This is here 2nd retail local! Her 1st is in Sugar Land, TX right outside of Houston. Take my word for it, the WearHouse is going to be the next Francesca’s…only better! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see Sara b/c she was in TX, but her Momma, Fay, was working and it was so good to see her and catch up! Great job on the store Sara! If you’re on Instaram, check her out @thewearhouseboutique!
(Us with Momma Fay) (And excuse my lack of fashion here, I was definitely in beach bum mode!)
What a BLAST!
***Here are some of my hits for the trip***
And now, I must leave you to go clean my house and get it back in order after being gone for 4 days…YIKES!!!!