Jetsetter: Mrs. Lilien’s Palm Springs Essentials

Written by on May 6, 2013 in Lifestyle, Travel - 4 Comments

Today we are excited to kick off a new series! Jetsetter will feature some of our favorite on-the-go ladies with top choice destinations. Included will be travel essentials, helpful advice, and more! Who better to kick this off than the fabulous Mrs. Lilien?!

Destination: None other than the magnificent Palm Springs.

Hotel: It’s a serious crime to stay anywhere other than Colony Palms (specifically the Palme D’or Residence).

When to go: April or October—not too hot; not too cold…just right. Crowds are low. (NOT during Coachella.)

Local Style Scene: Vintage shopping + playdates with Mr. + Mrs. Turk and their colorful gaggle of local pals.

Arts/Culture/Attractions to visit: The Trina Turk Store (duh!), Bon Vivant (they have the best blenko glass collection!), Mr. Cox (a fabulously curated vintage salon of sorts).

Cocktail Spot with view: Poolside—simple as that.

Fave local restaurant: Birba ( the best pizza + cocktails on this side of the equator.

In my bag: 1-2 patio gowns, LOTS of lotion + sunscreen galore, 2 pairs of sunglasses, a wad of cash, lipstick, headscarfs + bikinis, pool sandals and house slippers—you know, the whole shebang!

Fave in-flight activity: Drinking a favorite beverage…obvi!

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  • Alyssa Gapske

    That bathing suit is something else! Love it!

  • Cassie Piasecki

    Great list! I’m lucky enough to live only 90 minutes from Palm Springs. I take full advantage of this throughout the year! Summer and 115 degrees is actually my most fave time to go.

  • Stefanie Dasher

    I’ve been dying to go to Palm Springs! I will have to check out the Colony Palms – have only heard of The Parker. Thanks for sharing!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  • Julia Dzafic

    I love Mrs. Lilien. Great feature! That dress is uber-fab

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