Imagine my surprise when I open the mail one day thinking its another $35 outfit coupon from PINK, to find myself with an invitation to be flown out to California for a weekend at the PINK Motel?! Naturally I responded immediately with an "ABSOLUTELY YES I WILL COME" and the rest is history! This weekend I was able to experience the trip of a lifetime with PINK in our surprise location, which ended up being the beautiful city of Palm Springs!
After a couple bumps along the road (delayed flights and a broken down bus on an L.A. Freeway, its fine) we found ourselves at a motel totally transformed into our own PINK Motel for the weekend! The place is normally called the V Palm Springs Hotel and is a beautiful and totally cool desert-themed boutique hotel. PINK outfitted it with neon cactus lights, mini succulents, polaroids, PINK postcards, and pink-colored lights everywhere! It was decorated very on-brand to say the least.
We all settled in for a good night of rest because the next day was a packed-itinerary for us!
Naturally 90% of my wardrobe for the weekend was from PINK, so when I heard my first morning would start off with an ATV ride in the desert I of course packed some of my favorite PINK active wear! The caged sports bra ( on sale right now) , a basic tank, and their *new* Ultimate Bonded Leggings was my outfit of choice for our high-terrain activity.
We headed via bus to Off Road Rentals, where we all were fit with helmets, a quick listen on how not to flip, and some ATVs! Of course we started with several photo ops and even a little filming, to advantage of the incredible view that the ATV course had. Then began the madness of 30 girls riding ATVs for the first time. It wasn't nearly as hectic as it sounds and we all had an incredible time on the course going up hillsides and riding in doughnuts and figure outs, while lizards darted across the sand. We finished up with some water, popsicles, and of course more photos ops by all of the rustic props and cool murals they had at the rental camp! Next stop: pool party!
Whats better than a pool party with tacos, a great DJ, Pop-up shopping, cool drinks, and a beauty bar?! What better occasion to wear my new PINK lace-up front one piece! I am so obsessed with the fit and the neon coral color, but they also have it in 9 color options! Of course no swimsuit is complete without sunnies like these reflective marbled ones from Quay Australia. The afternoon was filled with so many fun things to do, but my first stop was the Beachwaver Beauty Bar to get my hair done. My amazing stylist Jess gave me total beach babe waves via the Beachwaver, which I am totally going to get because it gives you amazing beach waves in no time at all.
Next stop was for photo ops. Now that my hair was pool-party perfect we headed for the PINK Motel backdrop to take advantage of the great set-up! Not without some delicious blueberry mojito mock-tails of course (I think I had like 6 that afternoon). PINK had polaroids everywhere for us to use so we got some amazing retro-style shots from those too. Finally though I was ready for the taco bar where I stuffed my afce with mahi-mahi tacos, plantains, and chips & guac!
We spent the rest of the day lounging by the pool or on the cactus shaped floats to escape the 100 degree weather. We left with great tans, better hair, and 600+ pics , it was perfect!
What would be a perfect weekend without delicious food?! Every meal was set up buffet style with amazingly fresh food and delicious options. Hands down ou sunday brunch was my absolute favorite! We woke up that morning to do a hula-hoop workout (so cool) and worked up quite an appetite for the brunch ahead of us! I was obsessed with our Acai bowls though. A company called AmazeBowls catered the beautifully made Acai bowls in coconut shells. They normally have a stand on Santa Monica beach if you're ever there, I totally recommend stopping and grabbing some! The V motel catered the rest of the food, all with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options and all equally delicious.
Thank you so much to Victoria's Secret PINK for throwing the best mini vacay a girl could ask for! PINK Motel was the trip of a lifetime!
Below are some of my PINK vacation essentials and items I loved from his weekend
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