Destination: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa / Palm Springs, California
Guys how magical is this resort!! I mean, you can never really go ‘wrong’ with staying at a JW Marriott Resort but this place was absolutely stunning and kind of made me feel like I was back in Venice, Italy with the gondola rides and dinner right on the water. We ate at Rockwood Grill and our waitress was actually born and raised in Brescia, Italy! S/O to Elena for the wine and the créme brûlée. She spoke Italian to me because she knew I lived in Firenze and it really made me realize how much Italian I’ve already forgotten.. so sad! But her voice and accent sounded just like my cooking instructor in Italy and it gave me so many flashbacks.. it made me SO HAPPY!
I could literally spend weeks in this hotel and never leave. They have everything! Tons of restaurants, gondola rides through the lake at night, flamingos roaming (I don’t think they liked me very much), an assortment of swimming pools, luxurious spas, golf courses, and they have huge birds in cages around the hotel that they occasionally will bring out and let you hold! What a perfect relaxing weekend it was. Now off to Arizona! More photos on my Instagram account @neenamarie xo