Andee Layne Lifestyle

Palm Springs Please

If you ladies follow me on Instagram you saw that I made a quick ladies only 😉 trip to Palm Springs this weekend. Palm Springs is one of my all time favorite getaway spots! Its only about an hour and half from Orange County (without traffic) and is SO relaxing. The neon sunsets, warm evenings and endless cocktails by the pool are just part of the desert charm! To be honest I had been pretty anxious about going on this trip for months in advance. I’d never left Ava overnight and even though I knew she’d be fine but it was me I was worried about!  I’m not going to lie I may have teared up a couple times before we left  just thinking about it (I know total mush and first time mom). Thankfully once we got on the road I was good to go! It was much needed little escape and we had so much fun!  Here are some shots from our quick desert getaway….

Palm Springs essentials…bikinis, sunglasses, oversized hat, pool coverups and a maxi! 

There are tons of hotels and resorts in Palm Springs but I LOVE staying at the smaller boutique style hotels. They have that old hollywood charm! This trip we stayed at The Colony Palms Hotel and I highly recommend it! The hotel has morrocan style decor throughout the property and tons of charming courtyards with lots of florals and greenery. This hotel really can accommodate many types of groups. Its great for families, a group of girlfriends and I even saw a few prego moms on their baby moons ;). Its pet friendly as well! It was so cute seeing a few well behaved dogs lounging poolside with their owners! I personally know I could never bring Louie because she would be all over the place lol.

I loved the lounge music they played poolside! 
My lovely lady friends xo
The menu had lots of fresh and yummy cocktails to chose from!
Headed out to dinner
We dined at “Workshop” and loved the minimal yet chic decor (walking distance from our hotel)
After dinner we headed over to the Parker Hotel (their infamous “drugs” sign in the lobby pictured above) to grab a drink and do a little people watching.

The next morning we headed over to the must go to brunch spot Cheeky’s (which was right across the street from our hotel) but there was over an hour wait! So we turned right around and came back to our hotel. To come find out the Purple Palm restaurant in our hotel is one of the best in the city! I HIGHLY recommend coming their for at least one meal while you’re in town! How cute is the decor? No surprise its empty inside during the day because everyone was dining on the poolside patio.

Needless to say this Nutella French Toast did not disappoint! 
Have you ladies been to Palm Springs?! Where are your favorite spots?!

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66 Comments

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    Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I love your maxi dress! Who makes it?

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    Bijou's Style
    May 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    looks amazing!!!! I love palm springs! I heard the parker is beautiful too =)

    xo
    http://www.bijousstyle.blogspot.com

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:17 am

      me too! It was pretty nice but would love to see it during the day! We wanted to stay there but it was crazy pricey

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    Christina
    May 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Where is your swimsuit from? I love it!

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    The Danielson's
    May 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Loving your maxi dress! Where did you find it?

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:17 am

      thanks its by Blu Moon purchased a couple years ago but they have similar styles online!

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    Pink Glam
    May 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    You look amazing! so glad you had a nice little trip 🙂

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    Linzi Scarsella
    May 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Girls trip looked fun, and now you're well rested for mommy/wife life again 😉 p.s. You know you're a good mom when you cry because you'll miss your family!
    Xo

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:18 am

      aww thanks lovely. Yes it was really tough but luckily only 24 hrs 😉

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    Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    You look amazing! So glad you got to have a girls weekend! Please share your ab workout sometime. I really enjoyed your cart and postpartum posts this week. I have been eating clean because of you! Can you please share what your ordering out tips are? Also, what do you get at Starbucks? Thanks Andee

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:18 am

      thanks so much love to hear that! Good for you! I will def do a starbucks and order out post as well xo

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    natasha {schue love}
    May 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Super cute Maxi Dress! I just love PS…such a fun little getaway!!

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:19 am

      thanks hun! Isn't it the best…lalalove going out there!

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    Leann
    May 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Parker is the best! Hopefully you got to shop a bit on El Paseo drive! They have a great Sak's, Gucci and James Perse boutique! It is actually in Palm Desert– which is the only place to actually shop in PS!! Be sure to go there next time! And have a marg at Guillermo's!!

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:19 am

      yes love El Paseo as well! We didn't make it over that way this trip though maybe next time!

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    Kenya
    May 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    love Palm Springs!!!

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    Christine Hafele
    May 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    In love with your maxi dress! Where is it from?

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:20 am

      thank you its by Blu Moon i purchased it from Piperlime.com years ago but they make the same dress still in different prints.

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    Brianne
    May 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    A-dorable bikini!

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    Leslie
    May 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Could you and your gfs be any prettier? Looks like y'all had a great time!

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    Beautygirl24
    May 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    What a perfect girls trip! I think if my best friend and I weren't doing our joint bachlorette in San Diego, we would do it in Palm Springs! You girls all are gorgeous too by the way. Love your maxi!

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:24 am

      awww yes PS is the best but for your bachlorette you'll probably like SD better…a little more lively xo

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    Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    What a perfect way to unwind without being too far from home. Lucky to have a hubby that understands how important it is for you to have an opportunity to recharge from the hectic life of being a stay at home mom. You look perfect in all the shots. Would you mind sharing a beauty breakdown of what you are wearing in the pic with the maxi dress, especially your cheeks and lips. Your skin looks amazing. I always try to stay in the AC because I am afraid I am going to be a shiny hot mess.

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:23 am

      YES SO Thankful for the hubs…hes so great with there too that I don't worry. I only worried about me missing her but it was a great trip and much needed!
      As for the makeup I'm wearing Illamasqua blush in LOVER and on my lips bobbi brown lip pencil in Naked and Nars Honolulu Honey lipstick. I always set my makeup with MUFE HD micro finishing powder which helps with getting oily.

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    Liz
    May 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Glad you had fun! Would you be able to tell us what kind of bikinis those are? They are adorable (as are you!)

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:25 am

      thanks Liz..of course. The purple one is by Mara Hoffman and the other is by Indah

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    Sadie Cummings
    May 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    What a perfect getaway, nothing better than girl time especially in Palm Springs 😉 you look radiant love!! Making me want to have a girls trip! 😉 xoxo

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:25 am

      thanks hun! Yes I agree PSprings is the best little girls trip!

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    Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    You look great Andee! That french toast looks killer! haha Glad you had fun. You deserve a break once in awhile!

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:26 am

      thank you! i think little mini breaks for mom are good for the whole family 😉

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    jayandjamielynn
    May 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I looove Palm Springs! I also love the fact that it's "far enough but not too far" from my 'hood in San Diego. =) My go-to hotels have been Miramonte and Rancho Las Palmas (which is great for families with young kids – planning to take my little one there someday). I love that the city gives you the option of being in a "downtown" area or venturing up to the more secluded "resort" part of town. And I always have to stop by Cheeky's before I leave (their bacon sampler is delish)! This post totally motivated me to start planning a mini getaway here. Have you ridden the aerial tram in the San Jacinto Mountains yet?

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:28 am

      yes i heard about Cheekys bacon sampler! Next time well go earlier! I have taken the tram before but when i was a kid! Not sure I could do it now id be so afraid to get on that thing! lol

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    LC
    May 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    glad you had a great girl time! your bikinis are perfection!

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    Cheryl
    May 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Looks like an amazing weekend! I need a palm springs trip STAT!

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    Caroline
    May 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I love Palm Springs. Blue Coyote is my favorite restaurant!

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:28 am

      oh good to know! I saw that place driving in and was wondering how it was!

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    Kelsey Lenay
    May 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Looks like so much fun! You and your friends are gorgeous Andee! I am loving your bikini's too, especially the strapless one! I would love to know where it is from!

    Xo, Kelsey

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:28 am

      thanks Kelsey xo The strapless one is by Indah

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    Pretty in Pink
    May 8, 2013 at 12:45 am

    you and your friends have perfect hair 🙂

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      andeelayne
      May 8, 2013 at 3:29 am

      awww thanks girl …you wouldnt say that if you saw us first thing in the am lol

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    Sooz in Tokes!
    May 8, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Love ur shades, which brand/style?!

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    bexmbexm
    May 8, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Wish i lived an hour and half from palm springs!

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    AlyciaMealy
    May 8, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Love this post! Im jealous i was suppose to go there this weekend on a girls trip to but it got cancelled ! =( looks like you had so much fun !!

    xo
    alycia

    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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      andeelayne
      May 10, 2013 at 3:48 am

      bummer! hopefully you girls reschedule its such a nice little getaway!

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    Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Can you tell us about your tan? I am pretty sure you take excellent care of your skin, so I wondered did you bask for hours on end in the sun? or did you use a bronzes? Spray tan? Gradual tan? Please tell us your tan secret!! I want a "golden-ness" like yours!!! Without the cancer risk and early aging, of course 😉
    Xoxo

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      andeelayne
      May 10, 2013 at 3:47 am

      you know I actually never tan unless I'm on vacation. I used to tan all the time back in the day and know its so bad for you so for about the last 7 years or so Ive stayed out of the sun. I tried spray tanning (even though i hate the smell) but can't do it because i have really sensitive skin and break out horribly after. I would recommend a bronzer lotion by Lorac called tantalizer it gives a nice natural looking glow!

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    leopardheels
    May 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    nice photos:)

    http://www.leopardheels.blogspot.co.uk

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    shaka
    May 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    that looks like so much fun! can you tell me about your bag? who makes it and where its from? thanks 🙂

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    dani21g
    May 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I just got back from Palm Springs a few weeks ago! My Bf's parents have a home their and we try to go every other year and take time away from our snowy Canadian winter! Its great to hear about some restaurant options, Me and my bf actually had a hard time finding places to eat so im going to write down the places you metnioned for the future. Thanks so much!
    PS….something I love to do is to walk around the River at Rancho Mirage during the evening.
    Love your blog ( your so beautiful! )

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      andeelayne
      May 10, 2013 at 3:42 am

      oh someone else mentioned the Rancho Mirage ill have to look into that! thank you xoox

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    jcrewlover
    May 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    cute! who makes your straw hat?

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    Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    HI! Love your glasses! I have been looking for a fab pair of mirriored aviators. Who are they by?

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    Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hi just read that they are Dita glasses. What style name or number? Please

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      andeelayne
      May 10, 2013 at 3:41 am

      they are Dita and the style is called Condor

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    Lily
    May 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Lucky gal, good for you!

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    Brooke
    May 9, 2013 at 2:44 am

    looks so fun – you look ah-maze! I'm so sad we aren't going this weekend, I could definitely use some pool time…even if it is WITH babe 😉 xo

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      andeelayne
      May 10, 2013 at 3:41 am

      ;( I know i wish you guys were coming too!! Mayve we can plan something else in a few months! xo

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    Jennifer
    May 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Andee I need your friend romper!! Can you please tell me how to find it and who it's buy?! 🙂

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      andeelayne
      May 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      its Rory Beca from F21 last year! You may want to try ebay xo

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