Happy Monday ladies! Today I wanted to share some pics from our trip to Palm Springs a couple weeks ago. If you've been following my blog for awhile you know we love going out to the desert. I lived in the desert years and years ago so it always feels like a bit of home for me but I always wonder if it would be weird for people to vacation in the desert (because typically people gravitate to beaches and cities) but there is just so much charm there! It's only about 1.5 hours from us without traffic so its a perfect quick getaway with the kids! Ava mentions it all the time and its so sweet to know were creating those fun memories for her like I had as a kid. Anyhow if you havent been to Palm Springs yet I would definitely add it to your list!
This trip we stayed at The Viceroy. We normally stay at the Parker but because we were traveling with a 6 week old (yes can you tell its my second child?! Theres no way I would have traveled so soon with Ava ;) we needed a bigger space and The Viceroy has a two bedroom villa that was perfect for us so we splurged. Luca is still waking up several times a night so I didn't want his cries to wake up Ava so the extra room definitely came in handy. I wasn't thinking of taking a vacay this early on with Luca but my hubby had to go out there for business so figured why not! It wasn't a "total vacation" because lets be honest you're never fully relaxed when you're traveling with little ones but my mama friends were right that it's much easier to vacay when your baby is not quite mobil yet. Luca did awesome and pretty much slept the majority of the time (minus the night time of course ;)
The grounds and views of this hotel are just so so charming!
Our little villa!
I just couldn't get enough of this decor
Our Villa had two bedrooms, a mini dining room and kitchen and even a small backyard! They also had a crib and pack n play set up for us when we arrived.
Slightly obsessed with this little dining space (and that little wild one at the table)!
Exploring the grounds!
Our little mermaid
We left on a Monday which was perfect because we had the place pretty much all to ourselves!
Still obsessed with this Janessa Leone Hat! It's probably my favorite!
Headed to meet some friends for dinner (Her little white dress // mine sold out)
Up and at em' on headed on a morning coffee run ;)
Run Ava Run! ;)
We always stop at the dinosaurs on our way home! I remember my dad taking me here when I was kid and how cool I thought it was!
and of course taking advantage of all those breast feeding burning calories ;))) IN-N-OUT on the drive home is always a good idea (Vanilla shake not pictured!)
Overall we had a great time! The room was perfect for us this trip because our little one isn't sleeping through the night but I think The Parker is still my favorite and a bit more kid friendly. The Viceroy had a "kid" pool but it definitely wasn't accommodating for kids. I think it was more of a if you have kids stay at this pool and away from the people at the other pools lol. I would definitely recommend staying here is you're traveling with friends or your significant other. You can't beat the location (right down town and walking distance to everything!)
Where are some of your favorite places to stay in the desert?! Were planning another trip out there and thinking about staying at La Quinta this time.