Palm Springs Jet Lag Journal: PS Pastimes
Welcome to the Spa, Would you Like a Shot?
When you’re at a hotel, and you open the closet and see thick white robes waiting for you, and you wrap yourself up to admire in the mirror, don’t you think, “Aaaaah, I’ve made it…”? My friends and I have turned “aaaah, I’ve made it” into a lifestyle. I embraced this outlook on a visit to the Psyc Spa at The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. We were offered a shot as soon as we walked in the door. Not of wheatgrass juice but actual vodka. And each lounge chair at the indoor pool came with iPads.
Molton Brown products, thank you very much.
The Parker’s manifesto could not possibly be more WASP, more white, or more pretentious.
Kyra enjoyed a Spa Pedicure that involved selecting her own scented bubbly water. (I was busy drinking a cocktail at the pool – I blame the shot for opening that can of worms.)
The Parker Hotel lobby, designed by Jonathan Adler:
Too Adler? I usually think so – I don’t like being able to spot his designs from across the room. But this lobby was fab.
The Palm Springs Art Museum has a beautiful American West wing and a second-floor devoted to contemporary works from the permanent collection titled “Made in the USA: From Abstract Expressionists to Color Field Painters.”
The museum was intimate and manageable, so it was a great afternoon activity as well as a great deal for $12.50. Here’s some of our favorite works:
Our requisite photo of the Forever Marilyn statue in downtown Palm Springs by Seward Johnson. Notice the local knitting club got ambitious and wrapped her in some handmade legwarmers.