It’s safe say that there is a certain special feeling when traveling to California. Maybe it is just me, but a feeling of bliss or almost relaxation sweeps through my body when traveling out west, especially California. There is something in the air, in the water, in the entire atmosphere that make me feel somewhat at home, as if I was always meant to be there. The beauty of California is at times impossible to beat. The sun, the sky, the ocean, and if you have ever taken a drive down the PCH, you know exactly what kind of beauty I am talking about. Some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen have been in California, so when I found out I was traveling out there again, I was filled with a euphoric feeling.
I took an amazing 5 day trip out to Palm Springs, California to stay at the new L’horizon luxury resort. And by all means this place knows luxury. If you don’t know anything about Palm Springs, It’s in the middle of the dessert in the Coachella Valley of California, and It is widely known for its mid-century modern architecture. Being my first time to Palm Springs, I did not have much of an expectation. Once you enter the Palm Springs area, you are greeted with the beautiful high rising palm trees scaling the streets, and the bluest of blue skies you could ever imagine. It seemed like a wonderland, and I instantly understood why people move to Palm Springs to finish the rest of their life in pure bliss.
Pulling into L’horizon you are instantly swept off of your feet. Your car is taken, bags and all, you go into the office to check in, your greeted with a nice glass of champagne to welcome you, which I obviously took even though it was 10am. They have a beautiful shop with products such as swimwear, custom shoes, Le Labo products, and multiple books. They carried Cereal Magazine, which reassured my instant love for the resort. After a small walking tour you are dropped off at your humble abode with your name engraved into the entry door. All bags were already in the room within this 15 minute time frame, it was almost like magic honestly. The hotel holds 25 rooms all as single small house like set ups. They are each angled strategically so that you have 100 percent privacy all the time. So when you decide you would like to be naughty with the windows open, it still supports you as well as the other guests. 😉 The rooms are filled with natural light due to the entire wall sections being made of glass with a single curtain that will cover the entire windowed area, just for you vampires. Each mini bar is equipped with every Nespresso cartridge you could ask for, multiple snacks and beverages, special bottles of liquor, and as many still and sparkling water bottles as you could possible ask for. Rooms are filled with custom tooth brushes, toothpaste, and razors. All products are Le Labo Santal 33, and I know no one is complaining about that.
Moving on… The resort is filled with amenities including, outdoor spa services, constant cocktail services, fire pits, canopies, hammocks, issues of any magazine or newspaper you could ask for, and my favorite… an infinity pool and jacuzzi that refilters to make sure no water is gone to waste due to the drought. The hotel is lined with tall hedges around the entire border except the 15 feet entrance. You feel as if you are at the only place in all of Palm Springs. This is also due to the strategic water fountains and constant slow house sounds that are played through out the resort to promise that you will not hear any noise from outside the resort.
SOPA, is the outdoor only restaurant that is supported at the L’horizon resort. Filled with Lindsey Adelman chandeliers and some of the chicest outdoor space heaters I have ever seen. You instantly understand why it is an outdoor only restaurant, with the sweeping views of the mountain ranges, the palms, the sky, it is a sight out of a painting that you will all hopefully see for yourself in person. The food is all offered with a California charm added to it, meaning lots of avocado is offered, but plenty without if you are not a fan. Every table is equipped with a small speaker hidden from the eye to keep you in your own little bubble from others in the restaurant, and the playlist is quality, and I’m snarky about music.
L’horion is one of those places that you leave as if you experienced something great, something new, something that you want to tell others about. It is exactly what luxury hospitality is supposed to be. It has set a milestone is luxury boutique resorts and it will forever be a special place that I will continue to visit.
Here is a photo diary of my stay in Palm Springs. Until next time… E 🙂