3 Things I have Learned Since Launching My Blog

It has been 7 years since I launched The Darling Niki and to say things have evolved along the way is totally an understatement. When I arbitrarily decided to launch a blog/Instagram back in the Summer of 2013 the blogging world was brand new. There were no “How to launch your blog in 5 easy […]

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Darling Dishes: The Complete Guide to Sourdough

I woke up one day about 2 weeks into this whole Quarantine situation and decided to research how to make sourdough bread.  After seeing a handful of people on my Instagram Stories posting about their own I knew it couldn’t be completely impossible.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and began my research on how […]

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Bachelorette Guide to Palm Springs

Of all the emails and DMs I receive each week the most common theme is hands down, bachelorette parties.  It seems like my little desert oasis is THE hot spot for all things bachelorette so it felt like it was time to put all my recommendations in one handy spot. Where to Stay: I have […]

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3 Reasons to Book a Stay La Quinta Resort

I love any excuse to pack up and head to a hotel…even for just a night.  Back in August Chris and I had the opportunity to escape to the La Quinta Resort & Spa for the night and we JUMPED at the chance!  La Quinta is about 30 minutes from our house in Palm Springs […]

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The Sofitel Los Angeles

You guys, I have been DYING to spend a night in LA (since we don’t get there nearly often enough), have some yummy food and catch up with friends.  As we were planning our Road Trip we decided to add a night in LA on our way home.  We arranged for a stay at The […]

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Summer Road Trip

Hello, hello!!  It feels like it has been forever since I have had a moment to sit down and start writing about our recent road trip.  As you may know from Instagram Chris and I took a 10 day road trip all the way to Atascadero and back.  I have LOTS of photos, recommendations, and […]

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Once Upon A Cline: Engagement Party

Once Upon A Cline we gathered our closest family and friends for an intimate celebration of our engagement.  Our families sipped bubbles, got to know one another, and ate some delicious cake in a gorgeous suite overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains.  Sounds pretty magical, doesn’t it? After 6 months engaged we finally found the time […]

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Stay-cation at Hotel Paseo

What’s Summer without a few stay-cations to relax and recharge, amiright?  A few weeks back Hotel Paseo reached out and invited me to stay and I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to go on faux-cation. Hotel Paseo opened about a year and a half ago in Palm Desert, just 1/2 a block to […]

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Once Upon A Cline: Wedding Venue Selection

It has been a little over 6 months since Chris surprised me with the most special proposal and we have some exciting news to share…WE BOOKED A VENUE!!!  If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen a little sneak peek at the end of May when I shared some stories about our […]

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Home Sweet Darling: Living Room Reveal

This has been a loooooong time coming but I am finally sharing our first room reveal at the new place!  If you are new to following, Chris and I moved a year and a half ago to a bigger place in Palm Springs and have been slowly making it feel like home sweet home.  Before […]

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