The Parker l Palm Springs [Orange County Photographer]

Okay party people…wanna know what I did for my birthday last month?  My always-amazing husband took me to Palm Springs.  We hid out at The Parker, which has become a favorite.  My friend Laura introduced me to the hotel a few years ago.  From top to bottom, they take care of every detail imaginable.  And if you stay there in the summer (when the temperatures are 110+) you can get a great deal!

The last time we were there, I took some photos of the lobby.  This time, I wanted to share photos of the room and a few from the grounds.  Here’s a link to the photos I took last time.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place!  They call you before you arrive to see if there’s anything you need prior to your visit.  When you arrive you can arrange to have free french press coffee delivered to your room along with a newspaper of your choice.  The patio is enclosed with local desert greenery to make each area feel private.  Even the room key is embellished with a tassel and picture of an antique key. The bathrooms are stocked with everything you’ll need in the desert (sunscreen, lip balm) along with the essentials.

Jonathan Adler designed the decor and you see his fingerprints everywhere, from the tapestry pillows to the pottery and choices of reading material in the rooms.  Every where you walk on site is a little nook with a seating area, a fountain or a fire pit.  So many lovely little places to sit and chat.  We were so inspired by the grounds, we wanted to try to re-create a bit of it in our own backyard!