in yesterday's post i mentioned that i have long been wanting to stay at the parker hotel in palm springs. if you are a jonathan adler fan, you will love this hotel as he was the chief interior designer. the hotel first opened in 1959 as "gene autry's melody ranch until fellow crooner [merv] griffin revamped it in the 1980's" and it became the merv griffin resort and givenchy spa. when the meridian finally took over the hotel, adler was charged with infusing his kitschy touch. adler wanted the hotel to have a feeling of visiting your eccentric aunt's home (i wish i had an aunt who matched that description in our family), or as adler likes to describe it, "to unite happiness and chic." the end result is a resort that transports you back in time. (if you want to see even more of this fabulous hotel, be sure to check out the website. you won't be sorry.)
even if you don't live near palm springs and/or will never have a chance to visit the parker, you can bring a little of mr. adler into your home by way of his wildly successful homeware boutique. the pillow and pottery line are my personal favorites. one day, some day i will own something by JA. how about you, own anything by jonathan adler? (did you know adler's partner is the creative director for barney's new york? talk about a talented design duo!)
oh, ps ~ i am guest posting over at happenstance today (while h. enjoys a little paris getaway). i put together a spring outfit perfect for meeting friends for brunch and doing some window shopping, maybe even in palm springs. if you have the time, would love if you popped over. and, if you are here from happenstance, welcome!!
*annie, was that the jonathan adler book you recommended?
quote source: travel & leisure february 2005, written by david a. keeps
image source: all interior images from the parker palm springs website / book / salt + pepper shakers / pillow