June 7, 2012 • CaliforniaFood and DrinkPalm SpringsTravel

during our stay in palm springs, i had a visit to the parker high on my wishlist. a hotel from the meridien group, it was distinctly more chic and glamorous than our shabby chic ace hotel, but it definitely had its own, quirky personality. we had lunch at one of their restaurants, norma’s, and while the food didn’t exactly steal our hearts, we loved the colorful mood of the patio.

i can understand how some people would prefer this hotel over the casual cool of the ace, but we would only come back here to sip cocktails and spot the fancy crowds on the weekend (and get inspired to turn our own little patio in something like this – seriously, how amazing are those colors? and i always love those bertoia chairs)

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