A Love Letter To Palm Springs…

Dear Palm Springs, Wow, what a ride it’s been! Like any relationship we have had our ups and our fair share of downs but the good has always outweighed the bad. You have brought joy, tears, friendships, opportunity, and plenty of heat! When I moved here back in 2014 I was a young woman who […]

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All About the Botox and Envē California Aesthetics

Let’s get real for a minute you guys. As I have gotten older (hello 39 knocking on the door) I have realized how important keeping myself feeling and looking young is. My family has naturally crepe prone skin that just honestly doesn’t age very well. I have been good over the years about facials, dermaplane […]

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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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My favorite Covid purchases

Since the world came to a screeching halt in March, and I have been comfortably camped out at home for most of the last 5 months, the things I once used daily have quickly become obsolete. You too? Raise your hand if your car, bras, jeans, and heels are all things you remember being super […]

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Traveling During Covid

I will be the first to admit that the idea of traveling during a global pandemic was not my idea of fun but sometimes life has some unexpected plans. In early July I found myself having to make a trip to Santa Barbara for a few days and immediately started researching. Over the course of […]

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Darling Dishes: What I Have Been Making During Quarantine

It’s officially been a month of quarantine and I have been (trying) to keep busy the best way I can think of, in the kitchen.  I shared my easy abondigas soup recipe and the sourdough crepes I made…those are just the tip of my culinary iceberg.  I have been busy making everything from gluten free […]

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Darling Dishes: Quick & Easy Abondigas Soup

Looking for a quick and easy meal for dinner that you probably already have ingredients for?  Abondigas soup is a personal favorite thanks to its tasty broth, hearty potatoes, and protein packed meatballs….especially on cool Winter evenings. I threw this batch together with ingredients that I already had in just about an hour (although the […]

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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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Getting Fall Ready with Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Raise your hand if you are ready for Fall 2019!  By this time every year I am ready to retire my swimsuits and sundresses but am quickly reminded that in Palm Springs, Fall doesn’t actually begin until November.  Despite the high temps and sunny days I have been craving some Fall wardrobe updates so when […]

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Travel Guide: Santa Barbara

Picture an idyllic city full of white stucco buildings, red tile roofs, the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains.  There are palm trees and bougainvillea everywhere you turn and the ocean breeze keeps the Summer temps mild.  Sounds like heaven, right?  That is probably because for so many Santa Barbara IS heaven…a sanctuary from […]

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