SBYD TRAVELS: Palm Springs (Part III)

So today's post is a quick one because we're organising ourselves for a two week road trip along Route 66! From next week, we will be on the road exploring the US from L.A. to Chicago. As I said in my last post, I just LOVE road trips so when this opportunity arose, I couldn't say no! 

Anyway, let's come back to Palm Springs... Design mecca let me tell you!  The main area to visit if you are only in Palm Springs for a short period of time is N Palm Canyon Drive. Here's a few that I liked:

Design 849 - mid-century modern and bohemian chic furniture and accessories with some outdoor options too.

A La MOD - my favourite find.  A beautifully curated collection of mid-century furniture (many originals).  Their collection is also available on 1st Dibs (but if you check their website every Monday you will be able to grab a find before it is listed on 1st Dibs later that week!). 

BLVD - another great collection of beautifully sourced modern and vintage mid-century furniture finds.

There are also many little boutique homewares stores that you can weave in and out of to find something that you love.  You can easily spend the whole afternoon meandering down the street.  If that's the case, you better grab yourself a coffee in hand.  The best place I could find along the street is Koffi. It will certainly do the job.

While you're in the mid-century mood, you should also check out the interiors of Parker, a luxury hotel in Palm Springs decorated by Jonathan Adler (remember my blog post a couple of weeks ago?).

As we know, JA's style has a real connection with the Modernist era so to fit out this hotel was the perfect collaboration. We visited Parker and had a DELICIOUS breakfast atNorma's (highly recommend it). After indulging in a homemade granola and egg white omelette, we explored the beautiful grounds.  

The hotel oozes colour inside and out. It's furnished in dramatic, over-the-top mid-century finds, including the neon lights in the entrance foyer, titled "DRUGS". And you can't ignore the hotel's impeccable gardens (I want the outdoor fire pit!). 

Image one. Parker Hotel grounds.

No doubt one of its features is Mister Parker. If you get the chance, grab a drink at this bar. In the hotel's own words, it is "dark, sexy and seductive". The moody colour palette, the velvet upholstered fabric seating and luxe white piano on display would no doubt set you up for an entertaining evening. Even make you feel as you if you are living this dream. 

Image two. Mister Parker bar.

SbyD x

Image sources: one / two / All other photos taken by me on my iPhone 4S.

PS. It wasn't that short of a post after all.