Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lovin...A Little Sunshine!

I have been MIA for a bit as we took a well needed family vacation to Palm Desert. We live in Vancouver, BC and as beautiful as it is, the dreary grey skies can start to get to the best of you and some vitamin D was in order! We ate, swam, took a trip to the zoo, ate some more and shopped. Elements of a good time. I have included a few photos. I forgot my camera so most are taken from my hubby's new I-Phone (his favourite new toy). Below are some of my favourite spots in the Desert. You don't have to be a snow's actually a great place for a family too. Enjoy....


Tommy Bahamas: Located on El Paseo. They have the best coconut shrimp ever! Happy hour is 4-6PM and you can get great drink specials and appies for 5 bucks!

Jackalope: This is a family favourite. A lavish, almost Vegas type restaurant that has a great outdoor grass area where the kidlets can run free. Again...happy hour is the time.

Amore: A date night spot. Fun bar area, live music and lamb chops to die for.

Kid Activities:

The Living Desert Zoo: Great place for the family. You can feed the Giraffes at 10:30 daily and they have animal shows twice daily.

Marriott Birds: This sounds like an odd one, but the Marriott has bunch of exoctic birds to view in the lobby and if you make it there for 9:30 am, the birds are being put into their homes and you might get a picture with one on your arm!

Pool: make sure the place you stay has access to a pool (most do) that's pretty much our activity for the week.


Cabazon: Great outlets. Michael Kors, Saks, Ralph Lauren etc, etc. We hit a President's Days sale - great deals!

El Paseo: Many high end shops that are out of my range, but you have to check out the new Kate Spade store. Drippping with pink beauties!


  1. Oh my goodness, you have the most beautiful family. So glad you enjoyed some much needed sunshine and thanks for sharing.