The Parker

March 10th, 2009

My BFF and I entertained ourselves in Palm Springs this weekend thrifting and decided to finally check out The Parker. Sorry about the Worst Photos Ever (iPhones are really the most amazing things though).

It is the cutest hotel. It is also the only place I’ve ever paid $14 for an espresso martini – but it was probably the best drink I’ve had in YEARS. Much as I would love to party there, I just can’t afford it. The bar and lounge are great and so perfectly styled: comfy, granny glam, and a little tongue & cheek kitschy. The outdoor areas are just what my fantasy landscaping looks like – oh man just all the beautiful chairs…

I was in heaven.

We were starving and feeling a bit pinched after the
pricey Parker, so we stopped at The Ace Hotel’s  King’s Highway Diner. So good, simple and affordable. The servers were very friendly, and the design was clean, industrial, a little rustic and mid century all at the same time. Plus we loved the big elephant.
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  1. Anonymous on 03/10/2009:

    The Parker is one my favorite stops in Palm Springs. Sounds like you had a great time. I loved seeing photos of my place in PS on your blog. Thanks for the nod and your positive comments. I really appreciate it! Keep up the great work.


  2. HN on 01/07/2010:

    I have been lusting over the elephant at the Ace. Have been digging as deeply as I cna on the web and ebay for months to no avail – plenty of wood ones, but nothing this textural … any thoughts?

  3. THE BRICK HOUSE on 01/07/2010:

    I think it's a custom job. I had a student who made one out of a mesh wire armature and like sculpty that was very cool.

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