A couple of weeks ago, it was feeling like Summer in LA. Then it turned to Fall for about a week, including the first rain of the season (unheard of in early Oct.), and now we're back to Summer! This multiple personality thing, LA has going on, is making my head spin! And, making me want to head back to Palm Springs where the temperature is fairly predictable...hot! I was lucky enough to spend a relaxing weekend in the desert, during our first Summer stint, and the weather was perfect! 104 degrees for Palm Springs is ideal for hanging in the pool all day with a cocktail in hand, and that's exactly what I did!
Rather than staying at one of the hots spots in PS, I chose to stay at the Riviera Resort & Spa where I didn't need to leave the property. I had stayed at the Riviera years ago, but this was before they underwent a massive renovation. I was so impressed with what they've done with the place! The new decor reflects that Old Hollywood glamour, that made the "Riv" popular, back when "old blue eyes' vacationed here.
There were the most amazing chandeliers throughout this hotel!
They have a great restaurant at the resort, where I had the most amazing breakfast, with the BEST pancake EVER! I'm not sure if it was the actual pancake or the maple syrup, but I literally dream about it now!
I loved that it wasn't enormous, and wasn't a stack. Just one, normal sized, PHENOMENAL pancake! So Yummy!
The pool area was gorgeous, and loungy, complete with poolside bar, cabanas, and fire pits for after dark.
Here's the pool in full swing! It's funny how when you first get to the pool you don't know anyone, and by the end of the day (and several cocktails later), you've made friends!
Gone are the days of meeting guys in Palm Springs. Instead, 3 girls having a mini break in the desert, met 3 other girls doing the same! We met up for late night cocktails by the pool, and have now become Facebook friends, and even bloggy friends!
Saturday was the big poolside day, but Sunday was all spa-ahhh!
This is where I got my very expensive mani-pedi. Seriously, my nails should have been painted in 24k gold! My manicurist was sweet though, a good painter, and spoke English! ;)
The spa was gorgeous, and had this incredible lounge area to relax in while waiting for your next treatment. I couldn't really get the lighting right in my pics.
I found a better one online, and this really is what it looked like!
The facial and massage I had, were fantastic, but I could've been just as happy spending the entire day in this room! Next time I'll make sure that I allow for more R & R here.
And, hopefully next time will come soon!