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Palm Springs Weekend

2012 December 4

For Jason and I, Palm Springs holds a very special place in our hearts. It’s one of our favorite destinations to vacation and the city where we had our wedding. So much history and love is wrapped around Palm Springs and last weekend’s trip was one of our best yet. Naturally I brought my camera along to document every moment!

The weather was a pleasant 80 degrees, sunny and breezy; which meant lots of time spent sipping cocktails and relaxing in the spa. (Even Jason can take a good picture with my new camera-no small feat!) 

The very best part of our weekend was the time we spent together in a place we both find so much inspiration. I may have got a little photo happy…but Jason was a good sport about it, mostly.

There is no limit of amazing and beautifully designed hotels in Palm Springs. I couldn’t resist photographing the colorful Saguaro hotel. It’s like a giant candy bar stuck in the middle of the dessert.

On Saturday we spent the afternoon having lunch poolside at the Viceroy, the hotel where we got married. It our first time visiting since our wedding day and the grounds were just a beautiful as I remembered. It’s a good thing the camera wasn’t pointed on me…emotional wreck!

In full tourist fashion we followed a driving tour of Palm Springs, stopping to photograph all of the amazing Mid-Century Modernist architecture. These two homes are two of my favorites.

While it was hard to leave this magical weekend behind, I am happy I took the time to photograph the city that has become so special to us as a couple. I’ve been searching for some new art for our home. I think a few of these photos will definitely make the walls!


This post is sponsored by Panasonic and shot using the Panasonic #Lumix G5 Camera and preset filters. All opinions are my own.

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Leah Bergman

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Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. December 4, 2012

    Geez, what stunning photos. Especially the one of you sipping your drink. Elvis and Priscilla Presley eat your hearts out! You’re so lucky to have been married in such a classically stylish place. Hope you had lots of fun!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

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      December 4, 2012

      Thank you Elena! We had the greatest time.

  2. December 4, 2012

    Aww it’s nice to have little weekend getaways! I’ve never been to Palm Springs but it is definitely on my bucket list! I love that car wash vintage & cute! The houses look completely different from where I am in New York! Love it

    Ergo – Blog

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      December 4, 2012

      Yes! Palm Springs might just be the complete opposite of NY. If you get the chance you should definitely visit! I happen to love NYC just as much however. 🙂

  3. December 4, 2012

    Beautiful photos, and Leah, you look sooo pretty in that dress and head scarf 😉

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      December 4, 2012

      Thanks Gaby! I might just have to wear head scarves more often!

  4. December 4, 2012

    what a gorgeous place to get married! i’m sure your wedding pictures are stunning!

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      December 4, 2012

      Thank you Rachael! I might have to share some with you. 🙂 I loved our wedding day.

  5. December 4, 2012

    SUCH amazing pictures (of course!) You two are too cute

  6. December 4, 2012

    Beautiful! I love that town and your photos and instagram feed made me want to go back even more! Glad you had such a lovely time!


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      December 4, 2012

      Thank you Tammy! We had such a great weekend there.

  7. December 4, 2012

    So glad you had such a super weekend. I would have called you but know that it was like a little honeymoon so left well enough alone! I know I did the right thing! Much love!

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      December 4, 2012

      Thank you Jackie! It was a mini anniversary celebration for us. 🙂

  8. December 4, 2012

    There is so much visual inspiration in Palm Springs, I especially love the mid-century architecture and the yellow accents at the Viceroy!

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      December 4, 2012

      The yellow accents at the Viceroy are one of the reasons we got married there! Love all the black, white and yellow.

  9. December 4, 2012

    I love that house. Its like that atomic type of architecture, so beautiful!

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      December 4, 2012

      Thanks Karen, I love it too! Hope no one was home as I sat gawking at it! 🙂

  10. December 4, 2012

    SO freaking cute. You two are adorable. And I want to go to Palm Springs RIGHT now.

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      December 4, 2012

      Thanks so much Christin!

  11. December 4, 2012

    These pictures came out so awesome…I love all the neon you’re wearing in that shot!

    The Glossy Life

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      December 4, 2012

      Thank you Alyssa! That dress turned out sooo bright in the photos! 😉

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    December 4, 2012

    Happy Anniversary(?) Great photos! I looked into wedding venues in Palm Springs, too! I’d love to see your wedding photos–such a cute couple!

  13. December 4, 2012

    Loving the pictures Leah! Good job 🙂

  14. March 15, 2013

    Hi Leah! We are heading to Palm Springs for the first time in May. Do you have any recommendations and must see/do’s? Thank you!

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      March 15, 2013

      Hi Danielle, Here are a few recommendations…
      1. Stop at Hadley’s for a date shake on your way in.
      2. Take the tram.
      3. Drive the “Movie Star” Home tour & the Modernism Home Tours- maps available at the tourist center when you first enter town.
      4. Stop by the Viceroy Hotel for lunch or drinks at the Citron pool.
      5. Visit The Parker Hotel for a nice dinner at Mr. Parker or just drinks at Mr. Parker’s bar.
      6. Visit the Ace for a day at the pool
      7. Visit the Ace for breakfast at King’s Highway Cafe
      8. Visit the Palm Springs modern art museum

      Honestly, the best part of palm springs is spending the day relaxing poolside and enjoying the dry heat. 🙂 Enjoy!

  15. March 22, 2013

    Thank you so much Leah! Really appreciate your suggestions! Really can’t wait now! 🙂

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