Last month, I wrote about how Palm Springs is the perfect destination for a 24-hour vacation that can can actually make you feel totally refreshed and inspired (plus detoxed or retoxed, per your personal preference — hey, no judgement).
Now, I’m giving my readers a chance to score your own perfect 24-hour vacation in Palm Springs!
Your one-night stay in the chicer-than-ever desert destination comes from my fabulous partner, the Del Marcos Hotel. (Regular readers will remember we stayed here for our first trip as a couple away from the twins, back in December.)
The 1947 treasure was designed by William F. Cody, the architect behind the futuristic and iconic Encounter restaurant structure at LAX. There are 17 adults-only rooms, which include many original furnishings and accents from the midcentury modern period. It’s a well-known place among the design cognoscenti — and Palm Springs City Council made its historic designation official in 2012 — although it had been new to me. (Apparently I don’t actually know everything — weird.)
The location can’t be beat, right off the Palm Canyon Drive main drag — making for an easy walk to dining, drinking, and shopping (love you, Trina Turk)… that is, after you spend your morning with the included continental breakfast and coffee, and a dip in the saltwater pool. Or, head out for a ride on your loaner beach cruiser bikes, also included! Bonus: The joint is pet friendly to boot.
To win the one-night stay at the Del Marcos (available any time in July or August, based on availability), just leave a comment here telling me why you want/need/deserve to win. And then off you go!
I’ll pick and announce the winner on Friday, July 17… just in time to announce my next big travel giveaway. (You’re not going to want to miss that one either, BTW.)
Update, July 17, 2015:
Congrats to the winner! So many wonderful people posted here who are deeply deserving of vacations. But I picked Rachel Brehm who wrote the following:
“My husband and I have not had a night away since before the twins were born…over a year ago. I had a rough pregnancy, and I had two months of hospitalized bed rest. My husband slept in the hospital with me EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. We then had 3 weeks in the NICU, one trip to the ER for breathing issues with one baby, then another trip to the ER where the other baby was hospitalized in the PICU for bronchiolitis for 6 days. Just a few weeks ago the babies got tonsillitis…back to back. I almost went crazy!! in the midst of all this, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I would love for us to be able to get away for one night, just the two of us. We so deserve a night off from the babies to rest, reconnect, and to have fun! (One night is plenty, or I will miss the babies too much)”