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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Darling Dishes: Sourdough Crepes

In the midst of this crazy Quarantine I decided that making my own sourdough bread would be a fun project.  I started researching how to create a starter, how to properly care for it, and what to do with the leftover…there is wayyyyy more to sourdough than I even imagined!  I promise that once my […]

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My Stay At Home Binge Watch List

Hey there, Darlings!  How are all of you holding up during this incredibly unprecedented time?  If you are like me, staying inside and trying to fill your day, I have put together my go-to list of binge worthy shows to keep you occupied for hours on end. Pour your self a glass of wine (or […]

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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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Why I Swear By Rent The Runway…Unlimited

You guys, I love clothes.  Shocking, right?  Anyone who knows me or has followed me for any amount of time could probably figure out that my biggest weakness is a great new outfit.  Back in my 20s (aka before I shared finances with someone) I would shop for sport.  I always had to have a […]

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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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Palm Springs Beauty Guide

As a Palm Springs local I get asked for recommendations on all sorts of things: restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping (and you can catch all of that in my Ultimate Palm Springs Guide).  Something I never realized people would be interested in is where I get my hair done, where I get my nails done, and […]

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