Hi! What are you up to this week? We made homemade pizzas and drank martinis while shopping obsessively online for new jeans and shoes. The pizza and martinis were a raging success – jeans and shoes…still TBD. Anyway, here’s a few things we’ve been digging lately… 

1. Palm Springs IS the bachelor/ette party capital of the world (ok, maybe not verified, but still). If you happen to be planning a special fete for your bette – we are loving this super-packable balloon set to spruce up your Poppy pad in paradise and show the besties what you’re made of.

2. If you’re like us and always think of things too late, consider this a sign. Maisonette has the most adorable Bailey Bunny newborn set  just in time for Easter. What’s cuter than a newborn? A newborn in a bunny suit of course.

3. If dry January taught us anything, it’s to scour the internet for delicious non-alcoholic cocktails in a can. Enter Parch: A non-alcoholic agave cocktail with 2 flavors – Prickly Paloma and Spiced Pinarita. Both draw inspiration from the lush biodiversity of Mexico, The Sonoran Desert and southwestern US. Yum.

4. “In the cobalt and cream-striped onesie, we have Shrader – an 8-lb Dachsund wearing an XS Picasso Sweatshirt from our fave four-legged purveyor Little Beast.” Now go fetch.

5. Everyone kept telling us that we were insane because we hadn’t yet tried @crumblcookies and then we did and our lives were forever changed. Lucky for you, when you book your stay with us, you’ll be able to run over to the new location in Palm Desert and stuff your face to your hearts content. They. Are. That. Good.

6. This month’s newest Poppy property is a good one – Knott’s Landing. Originally built by the Knott Family (Knott’s Berry Farm) in 1968-1970 as their Palm Springs hideaway, Knott’s Landing is situated in one of Palm Springs most desirable neighborhoods. Step back in time and bask in the wonderful Mid-Century Modern Architecture.

7. Sunscreen envy means 100% Mineral, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 with 20% Non-Nano Zinc, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide sun protection wrapped up in a chic and sunny package. Nécessaire The Sunscreen packs a heavy punch to protect your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help support the skin’s protective barrier.

8. This year we bought everyone travel journals for the holidays. It’s the perfect way to remind someone to take a moment to themselves, book that long-awaited, much deserved trip and just bask in….well, nothing. Take along this thoughtful travel journal on your next stay with us and find your balance once again.

9. If you’re looking to add some MCM flair to your interior decor, we love this Shaken Not Stirred print by Peter Ruck. Place it over a bar in any room where you socialize for an easy way to bring a little Palm Springs into your everyday life.

10. Did you know that Palm Springs shares many geographical similarities to Morocco? Kind if makes sense why all those Moroccan rugs look so damn good in our mid-century mod homes. If you want a little inspiration and your #shelfiesneed a pick-me-up, try this little number from eclectic fashion-crowd fave book publisher, Assouline.  

That’s all for now…


Hi! What are you up to this week-end? We finally finished the second season of White Lotus (I know, very late…) and now have consistent and extremely strong pangs to live in Sicily.  Where do you think season three will take place? South America would be fun…or maybe Singapore. Anyway, here’s a few things we’ve been digging lately… 

1. This IS the month of love, but we happen to think wearing rose-colored glassesyear round should be a thing. Sunny dispositions abound to get you through the dredges of winter. Besides, have you ever seen someone wearing them and NOT smiled?

2. Speaking of winter dredges, if you’re in the muck, why not take a page out of Jenny Waltons sartorial page and don a balaclava. They are back this season in a big way and we don’t think you can really go wrong with pink and mohair, right? Winter: elevated.

3. If you haven’t had Jeni’s Cookies In Cream Ice-Cream, we can’t be friends. Super creamy, velvety chocolate and the most dreamy vanilla scent. We are envisioning it now: you’ve booked a stay here and our Experience Experts have your fridge stocked with it upon arrival. Done and dusted.

4. Have you tried Bobbi Brown’s newest venture Jones Road yet? We’ve had our eyes set on the miracle balm for a little while now – half because Instagram told us to, and the other half because who doesn’t love a clean, cruelty-free miracle on their faces? If you’ve tried, give us the deets and send us the reviews!

5. Daydreaming of your Spring ’23 outdoor table fashion for optimal brunches & bubbles with friends? Us too. We love this patterned & striped, block-printed tablecloth from Furnish. Lots of coordinating napkins, placemats, coasters, and tea towels too, so don’t be shy about turning your table full maximalism.

6. Don’t mean to be alarmist, but Modernism Week is fast approaching (Feb. 16-26!) Did you know there’s a 3-step process to doing the event right? Step 1. Take the Poppy Personality Quiz to determine which stays are right for you – bonus points for getting Design Lover. Step 2. Book said perfect stay based on said personality type and Step 3. Buy your tickets for the event. Hurry! 

7. Embarrassed to admit this but, cleansing oil has been a part of our skincare toolbox for a long while now and it’s only as of recent that we started using it for makeup removal on a regular basis (forehead slap). Well, that was a total game changer. But honestly, the real game changer has been the addition of this detoxifying facial oil from Naked & Thriving. Now, its oil cleanse > serum > facial oil > moisturizer with spf > and a face mist finish. Voila, c’est magnifique!!

8. Okay, our favorite present under the tree this year was these coupes from Glassique Cadeau. Not only did they elevate our hosting experience, but they added a certain je ne sais quoi to our lives adn made us feel fclassy, even in our pjs. Might we add…not just for bubbles, think manhattans, martinis and cosmos too.

9. Also fast approaching is Coachella 2023 (April 14-23). Frank Ocean is the headliner and is going to be epic. Passes are on sale now here and you can book your stay here.

10. Have you ever gone to the golf course and thought to yourself “everyone sort of looks the same”. Well us too, and that’s why we are super into these Nike Air Max 90 G NRG golf shoes. If you’re going to gold here in the desert, you might as well add a teeny bit of color and fun, right? 

That’s all for now…



There’s no one more tried and true than your best gal pals and we want you to show them some love! We’ve got your ultimate GALENTINES getaway planned and ready – grab your girls and let’s go!

4 bedrooms, plenty of space, pink, loungers, bbq, bocce ball plus space outside for a al fresco dinner

In-house massages and nails by Millies mobile

Reservations highly recommended

Dry heat, sunshine and waterfalls. It’s spectacular

Easy peasy sammies, soups and salads

Have the Uber drop you off at Trina Turk and walk up and down the strip

Dinner at the house with catering by the fabulous Desert Dine

Connect to your inner goddess with a rooftop soundbath

Fall in the Greater Palm Springs Area

As temps hover in the 80’s, there’s no better time to enjoy all that Fall has to offer in the desert than now. We’ve curated a list of our favorite places to go this Fall. While we continue to take health measures in the county to stay safe, there is still a ton of outdoor activities to keep you and your loved ones busy.


Your Go To Weekend Breakfast Spot
Kings Highway | Palm Springs, CA

Undeniable Mexican Favorite
Las Casuelas | Palm Springs, CA

Fall Poolside Views
Chi Chi | Palm Springs, CA

You Have to Go for the Outdoor Patio
Eight4Nine | Palm Springs, CA


Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Palm Desert, CA

Air Museum
Palm Springs, CA

Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs, CA

Cabazon Dinosaur Museum
Palm Springs, CA


18 Holes at La Quinta resort & Club OR PGA West
La Quinta, CA

Air Museum Drive-In Theater
Palm Springs, CA

Palm Canyon Hike
Palm Springs, CA

Westfield Mall
Palm Desert, CA

Don’t Feel Stuck at Home in the Desert

Top 5 Things to do in Palm Springs with your Family

Now that school is out indefinitely, finding things to do is always a top priority. This is even more challenging in this unprecedented time with all major attractions and parks closed.  If you are looking to escape the city and hunker down at home in a private vacation rental, Palm Springs might be the best destination yet.  You can get plenty of sunshine and outdoor fun while still maintaining social distancing rules.  Even better, all our vacation homes have private backyards and pools and enough space for the whole family.  You know what that means? Vacation doesn’t have to stop when the kids go to bed (i.e. No more hiding under the covers watching Netflix at 8 p.m. with headphones)!

Come on down to Palm Springs and make some memories.  Here are our top 5 things you can do while staying in Palm Springs this spring.

Go for a walk in the neighborhood.

Palm Springs is known for having some of the best architecture in the world. If you haven’t heard of modernism week, it is a full week of sight seeing that happens in Palm Springs where people come from all over to admire the amazing houses in the neighborhood.  Plan your very own Modernism Week tour with the family and take a tour of all our amazing neighborhoods. Did you know we have 44 neighborhoods and districts in our city? 

Head on over to our full walking guide to explore all the different neighborhoods and attributes by clicking here:

Bike Ride the CV Link 

The newly opened CV link V Link is an award-winning pathway that allows pedestrians, bicyclists, and low-speed electric vehicles (including golf carts) on a dual pathway. Starting off of Vista Chino in Palm Springs, you and your family can cruise our bicycle friendly city and hop on the CV link to enjoy incredible views of the valley. 

Take a hike

Greater Palm Springs has some of the best hiking in the world. From backcountry trails to easily accessible routes, all of them have something uniquely beautiful to offer. We found four of the best family- friendly hikes in our Oasis of natural beauty, all of which are easy treks and four miles or less.

Check out our full list of favorite hikes here.

Enjoy the stars and our dark sky ordinance

Grab a blanket and spread out in your private backyard to gaze at the stars.  With minimal light pollution and our dark sky ordinance in Palm Springs, it’s easy to pick out the constellations. 

Order In and Dine Al Fresco

Who says dining at home needs to boring.  Order take out or to-go and dine outside in the cool evening air. Check out the list of local restaurants that are still open and providing curbside pick-up or delivery. 

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Sunny with a Chance of F-U-N

Leave your jackets at home and head to Palm Springs! From a golf tournament to a film festival and so many more outdoor events, winter in the desert is like no other place on earth. Take a tour of modern homes or hop on your bike and ride in the Tour de Palm Springs. There’s something truly special about visiting Palm Springs during January and February. Check out these upcoming events you don’t want to miss.

31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 2 – 13
Palm Springs Convention Center

Known as one of the largest film festivals in North America, The Palm Springs International Film Festival welcomes over 135,000 attendees each year. The ever-changing lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries draws the A listed talent.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films. The festival closes out with Best of the Fest screenings taking place Monday, January 13.
See you at the movies!


Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club

January 5 – March 22
El Dorado Polo Club

Every Sunday between 12 pm and 2 pm, The Eldorado Clubhouse opens for just $10 per seat offering a full-service menu and bar while you watch the polo matches from the comfort of your table. Seating is available for parties from 2 to 300. 
Call ahead for reservations at 760-831-POLO.

If tailgating is more your thing, stay casual and pull up sidelines for just $10. Bring your whole crew, some lawn-chairs, a picnic, and set up your own perfect polo event.

The American Express

January 15 – 19
PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club

Four days of world-class golf disembark in La Quinta for the annual American Express tournament, a favorite stop on the PGA Tour. Formerly known as the Desert Classic and the Career Builder Challenge, the event now carries the name of it’s new title sponsor and will unfold at The Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club.

This event is more than just sideline spectating. With on-site food and drink experiences, this year Stevie Nicks and Luke Bryan will have live concerts on the driving range after the final round.
Don’t miss this golf experience.


22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs

February 7 & 8
Downtown Palm Springs

Thousands of riders will be riding for a good cause during the 22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs. This event started in 1999 and appeals to both bike enthusiasts and casual riders alike. Ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long, the Tour de Palm Springs is a family-friendly and a fun-filled day for riders and spectators. The ride starts and finishes on North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
Interested in riding?


Modernism Week

February 13-23

Modernism Week has become one of Palm Springs most iconic events bringing thousands of midcentury modern enthusiasts to town. 11-days filled with architecture, art, fashion and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, a world class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenburg Estate at Sunnylands, a Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedication for architect Richard Harrison, vintage fashion, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition.
Tickets are on sale now.


Girlfriends Guide to Palm Springs

With its rich history, unique nightlife, boutique shops and hotels, and a culinary scene that rivals any major city, it’s no wonder that Palm Springs has continued to skyrocket as one of the top weekend getaway spots in the country. Throw in the fact that Palm Springs sees over 300 days of sun per year and it’s official – the hottest spot for a Girl’s Getaway Weekend is Palm Springs, California!

Any good girl’s weekend includes at least the following 3 activities: a morning of brunch and shopping, an afternoon at the spa, and a night out. Here are our top places to visit and a few insider tips to help you craft a Palm Springs weekend that you and your girls will never forget.

A Morning of Brunch & Shopping

Wilma & Frieda’s
With 2 locations in the valley (the flagship store in Palm Desert and the “big brother” location in Palm Springs), there’s always a Wilma and Frieda’s open for an incredible breakfast, lunch or dinner. We’re especially fond of Kim’s Banana Caramel French Toast and the Short Ribs Eggs Benedict. Add a mimosa or Bloody Mary and you have the perfect brunch on your hand.

The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five
The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five boast an eclectic mix of Palm Springs finds, cactus themed décor and mid-century modern furnishing for your home.

The Fine Art of Design
Owner Nicolas Delgado has curated a treasure trove of color coded, vintage garments, accessories and hat boxes galore. If you’re looking for a statement piece for an upcoming soirée, The Fine Art of Design is a must-visit.

Insider tip – the stores hours change with the season so make sure you call ahead before you visit.

The Gardens on El Paseo
Looking for something upscale? The Gardens on El Paseo are just 15 minutes South of Palm Springs and boast a Saks 5th Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and more. Get lost wandering in the serene gardens and shop until you drop with the hefty list of designer brands that occupy this shopping center.

An Afternoon at the Spa

Palm Springs Spa Massage
A family owned establishment since 1999, Palm Springs Spa Massage offers specialty treatments and group pricing. Indulge in a Desert Rain Drop Massage or a package deal that’s full of relaxing moments.

Insider tip – The bride or birthday girl receives a complimentary massage with a group booking. Treat the lady of the day to a free massage!

Grounded Bodyworks
Believers in clean beauty, environmental mindfulness and locally sourced ingredients, Grounded Bodyworks is your go-to place for a thoughtful and unique experience. They feature a lash and browbar, skin studio, spa services and a marketplace to browse. The therapists and technicians at Grounded Bodyworks are empaths who strive to create a healing space for each guest.

Insider tip – Grounded Bodyworks accepts walk-ins but reservations are highly recommended.

A Night Out

Palm Springs Art Museum and Persimmon Bistro
Are you wanting to add a bit of culture to your trip? Spend an afternoon at the Palm Springs Art Museum, perusing modern and contemporary art, architecture and more. Be sure to stop by the Persimmon Bistro before you hit the town. Persimmon Bistro serves rustic, Mediterranean influenced cuisine with a twist in a unique café on the lower level of the museum. It’s the perfect spot to refuel before a night out with the girls.

Azucar at La Serna Villas
Azucar, located in La Serena Villas, is dedicated to excellence. They serve modern contemporary cuisine with an emphasis and focus on flavor utilizing high quality and local ingredients. Azucar also features the perfect slice of Palm Springs heaven in the form of a rooftop bar call Sugar High. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at sunset with the majestic San Jacinto mountains as the

Retro Room
If you want to escape the crowds on Palm Canyon Drive, RetroRoom Lounge is just the place. They offer karaoke 7 nights a week with different hosts, often featuring Palm Spring’s hottest Drag Queens. With happy hour pricing every day until 7:00 PM, this is the perfect spot for a bachelorette party or girl’s getaway.

Girls Weekend Vacation Rentals
For the ultimate bonding experience, rent a beautiful vacation home in Palm Springs and enjoy the luxury of a private pool and high end amenities. For the perfect vacation rental, check our listings or call 844.325.5944 for help selecting the perfect palm springs weekend home for your girlfriend getaway. (844) 325-5944


June is undoubtedly the busiest month for wedding ceremonies to occur. Although we know that summer in the Coachella Valley can get pretty steamy, and if you’re looking for a quieter and even cooler time to say, ‘I do,’ head to one of our stunning Palm Springs villas this winter season. Did you know that McLean Company offers gorgeous villas for lavish ceremonies? That’s right, so if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, with an amazing desert backdrop, you’ll love taking on the adventure of a wedding destination to California’s Coachella Valley.

Get the Lowdown on the Locale

When you think of Coachella Valley, you might think of fun music festivals and lots of dancing. Well, you’re sure to dance the night away at your reception when you embark on a top destination wedding to Palm Springs. Our lovely desert communities make for an unforgettable trip to California that you might not find anywhere else. Stunning local flora and fauna will help create the perfect bouquet or boutonniere for your bridal party. You’re in luck as well, with incredible vistas as your backdrop, whether it’s at a rental location or somewhere within the valley, your photographer is sure to produce jaw-dropping imagery for you to cherish and remember forever.

Finding the Right Venue

It might be hard to decide with a handful of beautiful venues to choose from; our repertoire boasts three stunning properties that also filter as event space for your ceremony or party. Colony 29 is one of our larger group venues, with six separate buildings for housing you’ll love the fantastic private hillside home retreat. With a European style, Colony 29, is reminiscent of a village rather than a simple rental property. Situated right on the hillside with stunning rock walkways, swimming pools, and beautiful patios that feature native plant scapes. You’ll find this venue is a charming place for wedded winter bliss.

If you think you might need more space or want to host your wedding right on the grounds of your Palm Springs villas, take a look at our beautiful Polo Villas. These 11 rental properties can be booked as one, whole grouping or separate, individual bookings. These homes feature a modern and contemporary estate community. Plus, they highlight sharp lines and stunning mid-century architecture that makes Palm Springs famous. If you opt for one of these Palm Springs villas. They have enough room for a small cocktail party, such as a grooms dinner or an intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Plus, If you choose the entire package, you’ll have a lot more room to expand.

For a magical time, step right into Coachella Canyons for your big day! Walls of steep canyon rock will keep privacy at the top of your list. While also allowing you to experience the lovely desert paradise that awaits for your event. Whether you choose a smaller rental and opt for this opulent venue. You are sure to find the beauty of Palm Springs here the Coachella Valley. Nature takes hold within this site to bring you a stunning, multi-level setting that will encompass a ceremony and reception from the beginning of the day to end of the party. And if you love Coachella Canyons for your wedding, you can book for other private parties, corporate events and more!

Palm Springs Villas for your Wedding

Whether it’s a small elopement or grand festive event, we’ve got an extensive selection of all the fantastic Palm Springs villas you could ever dream of, for your big day. When you book your stay with McLean Company, we’ll not only ensure you have a cozy retreat this winter, but we’ll bring the venue right to your rentals’ backyard! Whether you opt for a large group villa or small condo just for two, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you pick Coachella Valley as your winter wedding location.