This week we're thirsty for a grand getaway. Head to Palm Springs with our go-to guide for a stylish vacay worthy of a 1950's glamour goddess.
This desert-inspired botanical garden in Palm Springs has been a historical landmark since 1938. Of course, we feel most at home in the Cactarium, but look for the gold miner relics, fossils, and crystals for added adventure.
2. House Tours
Swing by Frank Sinatra's 4,500 square-ft Twin Palms Estate in Movie Colony to see where Ol' Blue Eyes famously rested his head. Better yet, rent the place for a posh weekend with your buds -- because everyone deserves a chance to vogue in a piano-shaped pool.
Peruse Elvis Presley's Honeymoon Hideaway to set the mood for a romantic evening with your crush. After all, if it's sexy enough for Elvis, it's sexy enough.
Dazzles has everything our hearts desire: Bakelite jewelry, rattan furniture, resin grapes, and Tiki for days. Superb, darling.
Travel back in time with an authentic '50's experience at the dapper Skylark Hotel.
6. Food & Drink
You can't truly appreciate a locale until you've tasted it's best. Add these eateries to your agenda for some serious deliciousness.
Start with a flight of bacon (seriously?!) and round out brunch by enjoying duck confit hash, huevos rancheros, and carrot cake waffles with your crew.
King's Highway Diner at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club- Lunch
Vegetarians will love the diner's black-eyed pea hummus, charred shishito peppers, and fancy grilled cheese sandwich, and meat-eaters can choose between buttermilk fried Jidori chicken, mahi-mahi tacos, or a classic burger. Rehydrate midday with a Cactus Water to keep the Cali vibes comin' your way.
Take in the ambiance of Old Hollywood in a spot that has seen everyone from Clark Gable to Salvador Dali to Cher. And the saffron prawns are pretty good, too.
Great Shakes- Dessert
End your day on a high note at Great Shakes. Unwind with a White Chocolate Lavender shake, Buttered Pecan malt, or a Black Cherry float for a dessert that's as cool as Palm Springs itself.
Cactus Water is good for the body; getting away is good for the soul. We salute you, weekend explorers.