THE PERFECT WEEKEND: Palm Springs Itinerary

I think I should be the mayor of Palm Springs I love it so much.

If you follow me on Instagram, or on Snapchat you've seen all of the Palm Springs weekends I've done in the past few weeks. 

I just LOVE the place.

It's only a two hour drive from Los Angeles, and the vibes you get being in the desert, are unparalleled. It's such a unique, relaxing, colorful place, I find new things I love each time I go. I love that you can do Palm Springs as a romantic getaway, with girlfriends, and really anyone can find something fun to do. 

I've done Palm Springs with my babes, we hung by the pool, chatted, ate good food and explored. I also did it with a group of people, rented a house and did a party weekend, which was amazing too.

Whatever your fancy, Palm Springs can suit you.

This time around, I was able to go on behalf of Palm Springs Tourism, and am SO excited to share some of the best of the best things to do there. It's really easy for me to talk to you guys about a place I already love. 


My itinerary:

Stay:

V Palm Springs

I was so impressed with the V, that I am going again in a few weeks with a girlfriend from Chicago. The V is recently remodeled, and you can TELL. It's gorgeous, sleek, modern, and feels like it fits so naturally in the Palm Springs setting. What I also LOVED is that, it's affordable for what you are getting. Comparatively speaking, the cost is so affordable for the area, and it's amazing. The pool area was sprawling, and at most of the rooms there is a little swing you can hang out on. On Friday, during the day, I did work all day by the pool, enjoyed one of their amazing acai bowls and salads from their bar. 

The fresh, chic vibe mixed with the open-air layout is JUST what I love. The mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop. Especially with those California sunsets, tho 

I also got a workout in at their gym on Friday, major PLUS.

333 E Palm Canyon DR. Palm Springs, CA 92264

Eat:

Kings Highway

When you need your avocado toast fix, do this spot in the Ace Hotel. 

701 E PALM CANYON DR, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264
Open everyday from 7am to 11pm

Cafe Europa

Such a cute, perfect spot for breakfast. They have a MASSIVE menu where you can seriously get whatever you want (and keep it healthy). The vibe is modern, sleek, bright and colorful. When I was there, I got the gazpacho, which is an amazing treat in the hot sun. They also had a great breakfast menu and enough options to please anyone. 

301 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Lulu California Bistro

Super cute, colorful and fun, this place is perfect for everyone. I was SUPER surprised that there were so many healthy options. There was a few things that I wanted as a vegan :) and I loved the soup, and veggie burger I got. The group also enjoyed their oysters, chicken and ribs. ALSO, I mean, they have cotton candy? Is there anything more you could ever want? 

Get their hand spun cotton candy! Obviously. 

A few good vegan options: 

Wild Mushroom Soup or Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Low Carb Veggie Burger

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

200 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

For hours, click here.

Raw Remedy Organic Juice Bar

If there's a juice bar, I'll FIND IT. Both mornings, I went here for a smoothie (you can make your own) and raw wrap (using vegetable wraps) that's vegan. I LOVE starting the morning with a super filling nutrient dense meal like the ones they have. It's also in a really cute area downtown. 

Go Green or Go Home Smoothie + wRAWp with their veggie burger inside - BOMB

116 La Plaza Palm Springs, CA 92262

Do:

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Why are succulents so cute? It's like I don't know how I went my whole life without them, but there are all of the cute plants at the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium. There's this gorgeous green house that you can get amazing photos :) and check out all of the interesting plants. It's a great, chill walk and way to be outside for a bit during the day. If you're staying at the V, you're a block or so away and it's super easy to walk. 

This is where I got my cool cactus shots :).

1701 S Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264

Open daily from 10AM to 4PM, except Wednesdays. Children are free and adults are $5.

Mirage by Doug Aitken

Bummer that the majority of the exhibits are now closed, BUT the famous and super Instagrammable Mirage house is still open! I believe it is open until October, but it is worth the drive and if you're in Palm Springs already, why not visit?

It's totally free, and so worth it.

Open Monday to Friday from 3:30PM to 7PM. Weekends from 9AM to 7PM.

For directions, please click here to view the maps.

Aerial Tramway

The aerial tramway is the BEST. It's super zen, super chill, gorgeous and calm and such a fun activity for the day. It's a nice way to get out the sun, and see the gorgeous mountains in the distance. I would highly recommend also!

Regular Hours:
Monday – Friday – First Tram up 10:00am
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays – First Tram up 8:00am
Daily – Last Tram down at 9:45pm

For summer hours, click here.

Adults $25.95, Children $16.95 - click here for all pricing options

Door Tour

In search for the famous pink door? I'd suggest you grab a bike and go on a self guided tour of all the colorful doors! This is such a cute way to explore the city, and the desert homes. Highly recommend (if anything, do it for the gram!)


You can also see my full Palm Springs guide on the Travel Guides section of my blog for more ideas and inspo.

I'm also avail to chat about what to do in Palm Springs, and if you go, I'll probably be there too!

Happy Traveling, friends!

xoxo

Krista

Huge thank you to Visit Palm Springs for arranging this itinerary and taking great care of us! Sarah, you are a true gem! 

1 key to being happy + groovy casuals from ASOS

This post is written in partnership with ASOS but all opinions are my own

Babes!

Had an epiphany last night that I need to share with you. 

If you listened to the Almost 30 Podcast, last week we talked about body image, eating, dieting...all of the things with Danika Brysha (curve model and CEO of Model Meals). 

It was, everything.

One of the best.

We laughed, we got deep, we had fun...and hopefully inspired some people! SO much good feedback.

But, the one thing we talked about was eating. Something that I think about ALL THE TIME. I've talked to you about my meal deliveries (KleanLA - I love you) my Cabo prep and being vegan.  

I had the realization with food and eating, I find myself feeling my best, and feeling most confident when...

I simply do what I set out to do.

Period.

If I want to cut back on sugar, and set the intention, and actually DO IT. It feels SO GOOD. 

Or, when I say I want to pitch brands for the blog for an hour on Monday night, and DO IT. It also feels good. 

Whatever it is, when I actually DO what it is that I set out to do, I feel fucking amazing.

Same goes with starting a blog, or a podcast. I set out to do it, and took the little steps each day to actually make shit happen. Yes, I had doubts. Yes, there is always other things I could have been doing (trolling instagram or watching buzfeed cooking videos, for example) but I knew that if I wanted it, and did it, it would make me happy.

When do I feel bad? Whenever I know there's something that I want and my actions aren't aligned with what I want.

aka, I'm not doing what I set out to do. 

When you set a goal, and then follow through with that goal, you're sending a message to the universe that says your serious. The universe LOVES THAT SHIT and will send everything it can to support you. It may not happen right away, but overtime, it will happen.

Yes, for sure, life is messy and sometimes things get in the way, but the simple fact of setting a goal and doing it, sure can bring you joy.

It also can bring you closer to your goals. Period. 


In this post, clothing wise, I am wearing my favorite, ASOS from head to toe. I LOVE ASOS. For real, it's affordable, it's unique and I always find something there that looks way more expensive than it is. It's also refreshing, takes on street wear, casual wear, and even formal wear. I've gotten really nice dresses to wear to weddings, and some of my favorite casual weekend clothes all in the same trip. 

For this outfit, the TOP, is my go-to. It's comfortable, long, soft, unique and I wear it tucked into a denim skirt, or loose over jeans like this outfit here. The angled denim, are super trendy right now, and SO comfortable, lets your little calves breathe, HA. The mules, under $40 are really in right now, comfortable and I can wear them with almost anything. I like that they have a bit of a heel but I actually want to wear them :).

What I'm wearing in this post from ASOS

Printed Shirt

Frayed Angled Denim Jeans

Black Mule

Reflective Sunglasses

Rebecca Minkoff Navy Blue Tassel Bag


More Mule Inspo from ASOS:


 

More Fringe Inspo from ASOS:


More Blouse Inspo from ASOS:



Alright guys! Some life inspo and style inspo from ASOS. My favorite place for unique affordable threads that I want to wear, always!

Not too shabby for a Tuesday, eh?

Let me know when which things you feel good about following through on. Also, if you're an ASOS lover like myself :)

xo

Krista 

The French Do it Better: Finding inspo with the Truly French Blog

This post is sponsored by Lingerie Francaise but all opinions are my own.

Hi babes! 

Doing something new this week, sharing some LINGERIE INSPO from Lingerie Francaise, a trade association that represents the hottest and most high end French lingerie brands. 

Because here's a secret: Forget wine and cheese (y'all know I don't really drink or eat cheese anyway - HA).

The French have been making the most amazingly well-crafted lingerie since the time your great grandma was wearing one of those crazy corsets. No kidding.

If there's a reason French women have that "je ne sais quoi" going on, it's because of what they're wearing underneath.' 

Basically, the sexiest and highest quality lingerie I get from here.

Gone are the days when I wear ratty hot pink thongs and rhinestone push up bras, HA.

But Lingerie Française also has a blog called Truly French that has tons of good info, great articles and information on French style, fashion, design and culture plus interviews with French designers who give me all the inspo feels. 

It's THE hub for everything you should know about the world of lingerie - French lingerie, bien sûr - and French style.



If you didn't see my instagram wearing one of their pieces from their brands you can see it here,

I’ve been LOVING it as a great mix up and for date night :).

Excited to share this with you, because it’s given me such good insights on love, lingerie and how french women think.

I love new interesting articles that I can relate to, but also learn from, and Truly French is PERFECT for that.

Let me know your favorites!

xo

Krista