darlings, if you need a winter getaway, palm springs is the place to be.

it's winter warm, winter mellow, and a winter sunshine wonderland.

one or our favorite spots is the parker hotel. the jonathan adler designed destination is a welcoming stomping ground with its lush grounds, experimental croquet, suspended egg chairs, poolside lounging, and groovy details around every corner.

and, the bedside reading is judith krantz's scruples (just to set the mood). need i say more?

The Parker Lobby Jonathan Adler

The Parker Hotel vintage colored glass vase collection

Parker Hotel french mime clown reception desk Palm Springs

The Parker Hotel Jonathan Adler lounge

Parker Hotel Drugs sign Palm Springs

Mister Parker French restaurant Palm Springs

Orange door Parker Palm Springs hotel

Parker Hotel orange door Whorange leap

The Parker Hotel room Palm Springs

Scruples book bedside reading Parker Palm Springs

Breakfast at the Parker Hotel Palm Springs

The Parker Hotel circular fireplace lounge

The Parker Palm Springs The Nanna Ditzel chair in the Parker Palm wicker egg suspended chair

The Parker Palm Springs Nanna Ditzel chair in the Parker Palm

The Parker Hotel butterfly lounge Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs walking path

Croquet field Parker Palm Springs

Croquet balls Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Croquet

Croquet throne Parker Hotel Palm Springs

The Parker Hotel hammock

Chess board Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Hotel Palm Springs Giant Chess Board

The Parker Hotel lemonade stand

Parker Hotel lemonade stand bar

The Parker Hotel swimming pool

if it looks like we had the hotel to ourselves, we practically did. i'm telling you -- winter in palm springs is the best.