Thank you so much for the response to yesterday’s One Word post! I’m thrilled it resonated with you, and maybe inspired you to do things differently this year. Your comments were so motivating, and I loved hearing your goals and words, as well. It’s a little intimidating sharing my heart that way, but like dear friends, you’re always so kind!
I’m super excited about today’s post…not only do I have a few more sneak peeks of the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Resort Collection (#eeeek!), but also an exclusive discount just for y’all to one of the most charming and chic hotels I’ve ever stayed.
Some hotels are just a place to lay your head, but others are part of the travel experience. This is true for La Serena Villas in Palm Springs…this hotel is worthy of a trip all it’s own! And in our case, the perfect backdrop for the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Resort Collection!
Originally built in 1933, this historic hotel sits on over an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, with the stunning San Jacinto mountains as its backdrop. The entire property was revamped two years ago, and no detail was overlooked…flawless design, jaw-dropping tiles and textiles, and top-notch service.
The kid-free (but pet-friendly!) hotel is made up of 18 villas (think adorable Mediterranean-style cottages), each with their own private patio, romantic claw foot tub, and fire-pit. Bottles of tequila await you in the room, and the cutest breakfast basket is hand-delivered to you each morning.
Seriously, I’m still dreaming of that breakfast basket!!
Our original plan was to shoot a handful of the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Resort Collection pieces here (see behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot here), then capture the rest in different Palm Springs locations.
But when we arrived and saw that literally every nook and cranny was Resort-perfection, we ended up shooting the entire Collection at La Serena Villas! It’s everything the Resort Collection embodies…and then some!
Granted we were working 14-hour days shooting the Collection, but I never wanted to leave the property! We had breakfast in our room (those darling baskets!!!) and lunch (and most dinners!) at their amazing pool-side restaurant, Azucar.
Evenings were spent first enjoying happy hour on their rooftop bar (with views of the mountains and stars!), then quietly on our own private patios or the Whispers Spa.
The staff is friendly and welcoming, and there’s not an ounce of pretension in the place. But style and inspiration overflows!
Maxi Dress available January 29!
Palm Springs is the perfect weekend getaway…over 150 golf courses, tons of top restaurants, shopping, spas, and unbelievable weather (it was 75-degrees everyday we were there!). La Serena is perfectly located too, in the heart of the town and a short 15-minutes from the airport. (The hotel offers free bicycles, too!)
I could honestly move in…or at least, take every last element of La Serena Villas home with me! Our group of 6 could not stop raving about everything from the design to the service to the food. We’re already planning our return trip…and thanks to their generous discount, exclusive to Hi Sugarplum readers, we can all save 20%!
That’s right! Use code SUGAR2o, and you’ll save 20% off all reservations booked directly with La Serena Villas by January 31 (online or over the phone)! And obviously it’s the perfect place to wear all your new Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Resort pieces! Only five more days, lovebugs! Who wants to meet me for poolside guacamole in matching maxi dresses!? Did you notice the other sneak peeks in this post?