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Palm Springs Travel Guide What to Do_Where to Stay_Korakia_Where to Eat

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Where to Stay_What to Do_Where to Eat and Shop in Palm Springs

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Korakia Villas Courtyards in Palm Springs

Korakia Spa Retreat Courtyard Breakfast

Restaurant Sopa L'horizon Hotel in Palm Springs

As promised, here’s a roundup of several of our favorite places from our recent getaway in Palm Springs.

Where to Stay*:

Whether it’s your first time to Palm Springs or a pilgrimage back, if you're looking for a healing experience, I highly suggest Korakia for your accommodations. It’s one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating hideaway resorts we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. The rooms are free of any distractions such as televisions and telephones. Most of the suites offer full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and WiFi availability. They also provide bicycles to check out and ride around town.

Where to Eat:

We loved 849 for their modern hip uptown chic decor with west coast style modern cuisine for a lingering afternoon lunch on the patio. It’s not a place to go if you are in a rush. I highly recommend the lobster roll, the truffle grilled cheese and the must-have sweetest indulgent - the peanut butter nanaimo bar. Another favorite lunch spot was Trio – housed in a midcentury building offering a diverse menu full of flavorful food from Midwestern comfort food and Asian-inspired fare to California contemporary cuisine at amazingly good prices. We particularly enjoyed the Caesar salad, the sole over a bed of couscous and capers – rounding it out with the raspberry sorbet and/or brownie atop with a scoop of ice cream. For a more refined dining, Sopa at L’horizon hotel is a swanky choice for a sophisticated dinner night out. Its unique al fresco dining design is very Beverly Hills.

Where to Shop:

There is a ton of shopping right on Palm Canyon drive, within walking distance from your stay at Korakia. My favorites from our exploration worth highlighting are: The Frippery (run by the nicest lady) is a quintessential old Hollywood lifestyle boutique filled with beautifully colorful collection of vintage pieces, where I picked up a couple of one-of-a-kind vintage dresses. Revivals Resale Mart is also another great choice for a good selection of coffee table books.

What to Do:

Relax! Or if you’re the active explorer type (like us), take out one of the bikes for a leisurely ride and explore the quiet desert surroundings.

If you’re like me and love to find that one-of-a-kind item for your home, there are a ton of charming clothing and vintage shops filled with collections of yesteryear gems perfect to add charm to your home and thereby remind you of your vacation with fond memories.

In the early evenings, sit around the fire pit where you’ll potentially have the most beautiful encounters.

Catch up on some reading by taking advantage of those bougainvillea covered courtyards with a favorite book/magazine.

Play Bacci ball if you so wish for a quick pastime before dinner.

Instead of going out for dinner, you can have dinner delivered right to the villas, at a table prepared just for your dining pleasure by the lovely ladies of Korakia, who will set up a table as romantic as your heart desires, to dine under the stars in one of the amazing courtyards.

Or grab your bottle of champagne/wine around 7pm’ish and head out to watch a classic old Hollywood film under the stars right there on the premises, while lounging on the comfortable colorful Moroccan cushions strewn on the deck area for your relaxing pleasure.

Sitting by the pool area on one of those cushioned benches with a glass of champagne meditating is always one of the best ways to help release a sigh of relief, as you let go of all unpleasant thoughts and embrace the moment of solitude.

*This is not a sponsored post nor did I receive any compensation for it (as much as I'd wish). It’s just a girl who loves to share a good thing when she finds it.


  1. Okay, Palm Springs seems like the PERFECT getaway! I'll definitely have to add it to my list of places to travel this summer 💕


    Lou 💋

  2. Ugh dying to go here! Such beautiful photos. I will keep this bookmarked for when I finally get to go haha.


  3. Wow! This place looks so restful and beautiful! I've never been but would love to one day! <3