5 Reasons to Visit Palm Springs This Winter

Palm Springs has long been a favorite Winter destination for snowbirds and those desperately seeking sunshine.  In addition to the beautiful weather I have rounded up 5 unique reasons to plan a trip to Greater Palm Springs ASAP!  Head over to the Greater Palm Springs CVB and check out some can’t miss events!

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Your Complete Guide to Shopping the Uptown Design District

With the Holiday season in full swing and all of us on the hunt for unique gifts you can’t miss The Uptown Design District in Palm Springs.  Head over to my post for the Greater Palm Springs CVB for my full guide and favorite shops!

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5 Thanksgiving Recipes You Need to Try This Year

^^ The apps and dessert table from our Friendsgiving. ^^I always head to our local Dollar Tree when looking for inexpensive candles and vases to decorate our table. Our tables (we did a DIY stain) // Blankets ^^Chris did 2 different turkeys: one grilled and one he smoked…so good! Thanksgiving has always been a favorite […]

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Life Updates

You guys!  It has been FOREVER since I have sat down to write a post for all of you…I’m sorry!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner (can you believe it?!) I have some fun new Holiday content coming your way but thought it would be fun to catch you all up on life! Chris and […]

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The Look I Will Be Living In All Fall

You know that one outfit that you find yourself wearing over and over again because it checks all the boxes?  It’s stylish.  It’s comfortable. It’s appropriate for nearly every occasion. And best of all, it makes you feel good?  This is that outfit for me.  I have been drooling over Ulla Johnson since I discovered […]

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How to Transition to Fall When It’s Still Hot

Raise your hand if you scroll through Instagram and get a little jealous of everyone pulling out sweaters, blanket scarves, and booties.  I know I do!  As a lover of Fall (hello pumpkin everything) one of the most difficult things for me living in Palm Springs is the total lack of the season.  I sit […]

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Weekend in LA

Happy Monday!!!  This past weekend was such a whirlwind in the best possible way.  For anyone who doesn’t know, I am a huge fan of The Eagles and had never seen them live.  A few months ago Chris came home from work and told me they were playing in LA for two nights so we […]

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How I Plan My Photoshoots

A lot of things have changed since launching The Darling Niki over 5 years ago including how I approach my photography.  In the beginning it was me, an iPhone 4S, a willing buddy at any random spot we found (haphazardly snapping photos), and the Instagram Valencia filter (I shudder…).  Today my photography is a careful […]

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Travel Guide: Las Vegas

Once upon a time I traveled to Vegas so often the running joke was that a billboard with my picture welcomed visitors to the city and that I was the unofficial mayor.  That was roughly 10 years ago and clearly lots of things have changed since my Vegas socialite heyday (but I still have a […]

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How I Edit My Photos

One of the questions I have been asked a lot lately is how I edit my photos for Instagram and the blog.  Before I dive into my process let me clarify, I am not a professional photographer and go with what feels right for me.  I recently decided to play around more with presets and […]

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