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Palm Springs is one of my favorite places for a fun weekend getaway from LA. I just love the vibe there, all the bougainvillea, good food and the weather is the BEST! If you haven’t been there before (or in a few years), downtown is really changing! I always love checking out new hotels and when I discovered that a brand new Kimpton hotel opened, it was off to the desert to check it out!

If you’re not familiar with the Kimpton brand, they are one of my favorite hotel brands (The Goodland in Santa Barbara is a personal fave!). I love that each hotel has a different design (each hotel is designed to fit the vibe of the city), so you discover something new each time – plus their design + decor is ALWAYS on point as well as their food! My two fave things when traveling – great food + inspiring design :)

The Rowan Palm Springs opened about 4 months ago and it’s SUCH a great addition to downtown Palm Springs. I love that we were right in the middle of the action and lots of shopping and dining was walkable – no need to get in our car all weekend! And the best part? It has the only rooftop pool in Palm Springs!

So, let’s talk food!

The Rowan Palm Springs has 2 restaurants – 4 Saints and Juniper Table.  We didn’t get a chance to dine at 4 Saints (but I did visit the restaurant – it is on the rooftop with amazing views and great design!) The menu looks amazing but not very kid friendly and we were there with our girls. I would totally recommend it for a date night though!

We did dine at Juniper Table for both breakfast and dinner. I loved the vibe + decor here (see below!), plus so nice + easy when you are staying at the hotel. :) The food is described as “Rustic Mediterranean” and I really loved it. My picks for dinner (seen above): Avocado Flatbread (SOOO good – and pretty!), Ricotta Cavatelli and Roasted Cauliflower. All so good as well as cocktails.

For me, a weekend in PS, means pool side lounging + cocktails. Which we of course did. :) Another fun idea is the Palm Springs Art Museum which is just a block away. They currently have a great exhibit on Warhol (ends May 28th) which we really enjoyed. And of course, shopping. Next time I plan to also go to the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium – ran out of time this trip! – but it looks crazy rad if you are a cactus fan like I am! :)

A few other things to note…. I got a lot of DMs on Instagram (I currently have a Highlight there with our weekend if you want to see more) asking if I thought the hotel was kid friendly. It definitely is! We brought our 2 young daughters (ages 5 and almost 2) and they had a blast. I think the hotel would also be great if you are planning a wedding in Palm Springs at a location that isn’t a hotel and you need to do a room block – this one would be SUCH a fun one for your wedding guests. And yes, they do also hosts weddings there, but it’s a bit tricky right now since the ceremony location is the pool so they recommend weddings there on weekdays….they do have an amazing suite on the rooftop that would be great to rent for a rehearsal dinner or engagement party if you are looking for something like that. :)

Until next time Palm Springs!!

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