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Palm Springs Diary: August 2016
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Palm Springs is always one of my favorite places. I love getting away to the desert for no reason at all to unwind and get some sun. I usually avoid the desert in the Summer because of the beating heat, but my sister has never been there so we decided to go for a weekend a couple weeks back. 

I stayed at The Ace Hotel and Swim Club , like almost always, which is great for just relaxing. It was nice to shoot some pics, sip on cocktails, swim, and bask in the 108 degree rays. 

What to wear in the desert? Well, when it's this hot, the answer is not much. It was mostly bikinis and minimal dresses/ skirt and top combos that won't stick to you. At night temperatures dip but it's still 90 so need for any heavy layers or anything, ha. Whatever isn't fussy or  does not require too much thought is usually the best. 

Shop some of my favorites looks below for a weekend in the desert!

xo,

Genevieve

For days by the pool a cat eye pair of sunglasses, colorful tote, and denim off the shoulder top is trés chic ! Love this denim top by Sedona East and the fun colorful bag. 

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Love this Marrakech tote and denim off the shoulder top from  Sedona East - so great for a weekend by the pool. 

Love this Marrakech tote and denim off the shoulder top from Sedona East- so great for a weekend by the pool. 

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Wearing fringed knit cardigan, via  Azalea SF. 

Wearing fringed knit cardigan, via Azalea SF. 

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Since I've been traveling, like, a TON, one of my favorite essential is these Sudio Wireless Headphones - the Iphone 7 came out today and as all of you know, it does NOT have a headphone jack. Fortunately, these beautifully designed Swedish earbuds from Sudio are bluetooth only and come with a great leather pouch to match . They're only around $110 dollars  - but you can shop them with code THESTYLESAUCE for 15% off. I have the Vasa Bla model and LOVE them- the quality is excellent and I love how pretty they look in my ears. They've been great travel companions.

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What are some of your favorite things to do and places to stay when in Palm Springs? Would love to hear your recommendations for next time I decide to visit the desert.

 

xo, Genevieve

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Vegas, Baby
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OH Vegas. To be totally honest, before this trip I wasn't really the biggest fan. Maybe it's the fact I'm not a cigarette smoker, super into gambling (although I will throw a $20 on smoke just cause), or one of those people that loves club life.  Anyways, I haven't made a point to go back to the City of Sin in quite awhile.  This trip certainly changed my mind. Thanks to Yelp LA I was treated to an utterly amazing time at Caesar's Palace to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. It was hard to find moments to even Instagram and take photos given how much eating and drinking we were doing- but I'm certainly not complaining! When I say I was treated like an absolutely Queen I am not even exaggerating- Vegas rolled out the red carpet for us and really made the weekend one I will never forget. I've never actually been sad to leave Vegas until this trip. Sunday as we were departing I was like, "I wish I had one more night!" (shocking for me, seriously).

Our newly renovated room at Caesar's was clean and comfortable. Loved the pops of color.

Our newly renovated room at Caesar's was clean and comfortable. Loved the pops of color.

Our first night we were treated to dinner at Carmine's which was awesome. There was so much food I had to start refusing things for fear I wouldn't be able to get up from my chair and dance later on. 

The scene at Carmine's.   

The scene at Carmine's.

 

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Night #1's look- kept it simple and comfortable in a black cold shoulder romper (shop this trend below)

Night #1's look- kept it simple and comfortable in a black cold shoulder romper (shop this trend below)

 After dinner, we went to see Matt Goss perform who's an awesome Rat Pack era singer- and I LOVE that kind of music.

Dancers at Matt Goss' show.

Dancers at Matt Goss' show.

After Matt's long performance we went to an open bar at a cigar bar where I successfully puffed on a cigar without choking (#winning !).  After dinner AND the show AND the cigar bar we headed to see Big Sean perform at Drai's. He was awesome! Big Sean had all the jams and just so happened to be in town for the Billboard Music Awards. Dancing to the wee hours of the morning was certainly not difficult with the caliber of entertainment our first night in Vegas.

Cigar Bar.

Cigar Bar.

The next day was spent by the pool relaxing until it was time to get ready for dinner. Chanel at The Forum Shops hooked me up with a complimentary make-up application prior to our evening out, and made me look like an absolute goddess. I left my appointment an even bigger fan of Chanel cosmetics than I already was- my new favorite eyebrow pencil is now courtesy of them, and they may have even changed this devout Voluminous mascara user into a Le Volume De Chanel fan -their blackest, most voluminizing mascara. My color is 10. Ask the Chanel counter for a sample if you're skeptical- this stuff is the SHIT.

After our make overs we headed to Mr. Chow for dinner where we noshed on Peking Duck and sipped lychee martinis... 

The Chef carving our Peking Duck.

The Chef carving our Peking Duck.

After dinner we were off to another show called Absinthe- (I'm telling you, we were seriously spoiled!) which was a comedic boundary-pushing burlesque show with lots of tricks. Think Howard Stern meets Cirque Du Soleil, if you can. After that everyone was pretty drunk and tired so we ended up turning in around 1 am instead of venturing to the club again. 

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Second nights outfit details

Second nights outfit details

Our last day's agenda was mellow with brunch at Serendipity and trying to spend our room credit at a bar- let's just say a few too many Macallan 18's were drunk at noon on a Sunday, which made our ride back to L.A. verrrrryyy interesting, but at least it cured the hangover ;)

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For any of you thinking of planning a trip to Vegas, I highly recommend making the trip even just for a weekend of debauchery and gluttony. It was great to see a different side of Vegas and really enjoy the quality of entertainment that is to be had there- I certainly think it's the best the world has to offer. With everything imaginable at your fingertips, it's easy to be seduced by this sexy city. Huge thanks to Caesar's Palace and Yelp LA for the wonderful hospitality. Till next time Sin City, luck be a lady. 

Also, be sure to check out Caesar's Palace 50th Anniversary pics on Instagram: #CP50, and more photos from our trip: #yelpLAdoesVegaspartdeux 

 

x, Genevieve

 

All photos in this post courtesy of Brian Gove, copyright The Style Sauce 2016.

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