Back when it was my wedding (almost 10 years ago! Ahhhhh!) bridal parties and their friends got together for their bachelorette the night before the wedding or a safer bet a few days before (we chose the later).
Now the trend is for the bachelorette and her friends to go on a girls trip. These trips can be local or even as far as taking a flight across oceans, weeks and even months before their wedding.
It all started with my sister G’s wedding last year when we went to Mexico.
This year my sister, Oshrat’s getting married! With much excitement this sis opted for something in Cali. Palm Springs to be exact. I was so excited! Since I was the local sister, I bought all the goodies.
So 2 Cali residents and 4 Floridians (unfortunately one got girl sick and had to cancel last minute) headed to Palm Springs for a bachelorette weekend or as we nicknamed it Bachella.
We met the Floridians at the airport, munched on some doughnuts I ordered and made our way to Palm Springs.
Traffic was a nightmare and the hotel didn’t have the room we requested, but we we’re determined to make day one amazing regardless.
First things first, decorating the bride-to-be’s room.
We also put together the girls “survival” bags.
Each Survival Kit included:
Drink – Let’s get this party started!
Hair ties – To have & to hold your hair up
Lip balm – Pucker up!
Ring pop – Some bling for you/something to suck on
Band Aid – For when things get a little rough/accidents happen
Antibacterial gel – For when things get messy
Advil – For the morning after
After a visit to the pool we cleaned up and made our way to the hotel restaurant, El Jefe.
Both the tacos and margaritas were amazing! Highly suggest this place for a casual night out.
Me and G!
We hung around the hotel for bit, but after traveling all day, we called it a night and headed back to our rooms.
Before picking our hotel The Saguaro Palm Springs I read that they had bikes for their guests to rent. Well Osh loved this idea and in hindsight I wish I never told her about it.
We grabbed our bikes, took some pics and hit the town. My beautiful sisters!Our first stop was a cute restaurant I found on Yelp a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this restaurant was closed while we were in town. Hot and hungry, we stopped at a random restaurant in the plaza. Thankfully it had good food, COLD air and a drink menu. At one point it reached 115 degrees and we were toast!! We found a bus that would take half the group (bus only had room for 3 bikes) back to the hotel while the rest of the group waited for the next bus. But sitting in the hot sun in a black box sounded horrible. So Osh, her friend, Irina and I made the trek back to the hotel on bike.
It was a horrible idea!!! We came back bright red, over heated and depleted. Again the idea of riding bikes sounded cute, but not in Palm Springs on the hottest day in summer!!
We spent the rest of the day cooling off in the pool.The bride-to-be in her ring float from here. With high temps in Palm Springs they really make sure your hydrated during your stay. They have water in the lobby and the cutest cactus drinking dispenser by each cabana.It was 6pm and still super hot!! We opted to rest for a bit in our rooms before heading out for the night.
G was in charge of dinner locations and she didn’t disappoint. We went to the Parker hotel and had dinner at Norma’s. After dinner the waiter brought Osh a surprise dessert.We hung out in the gorgeous hotel for a bit before heading back to ours. Love my g! Day 3
We started the day with breakfast at Jake’s where I had the yummiest Bloody Mary.
Our adventure for the day was the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.We took the 10 tram ride to 8,516 feet on the cliffs of Chino Canyon. It was frighting!!! I looked down once and got all woozy. Thankfully one of my sisters brave friends took this picture for me. Back on land we enjoyed the views and exploring Mt. San Jacinto State Park. It was beautiful! Everywhere you stepped, nature was showing her beauty. We even checked out the butterscotch tree. Back at our hotel and in the pool.
My sisters friend made these cute towels for us. It says our weekend theme, Bachella!We rested for a bit and then headed out for dinner. We didn’t have reservations for dinner on this night so we hung out at the Workshop Bar for a bit before going into The Kitchen.It was delicious! Highly recommend their tacos and apps. Day 4
We packed our bags and ended the trip with brunch at Trio. I had this amazing french toast with the biggest blackberries you have ever seen!And that’s a wrap on Bachella! I had lot’s of fun hanging out with my sisters and getting to know her friends better.
Up next…the bridal shower later this month.
PS big shutout to my hubby for holding down the fort. You are the best!