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November 2016

ARRIVE Palm Springs

ARRIVE Palm Springs x MDMVN

www.arrivehotels.com

Recently I was fortunate enough to visit a new and hip little hideaway in Palm Springs with my three lady friends, it’s called “ARRIVE” and they just opened in February of 2016. Apart from the amazing location tucked away near the vast mountains of the desert, ARRIVE has all of the essentials a resort could ever need for  customers to enjoy their stay without ever stepping foot outside the hotel.

Lets talk about the entrance, when you check in, you walk into what seems to be just the hotel bar, only to be greeted with a smile from the staff at the counter. Woah! the lobby IS the bar! not too shabby, check in, grab a cocktail and head on to your room. The room I stayed in was full of natural light, style and comfort. The interior was a southwest folk meets modern feel, there is free wifi, apple tv, direct tv and just about every single thing you could use to entertain yourself. The shower is a magical wet room with a rain shower head above. The king size bed was far more comfortable than I could have ever imagined.

What to do at ARRIVE. During the day what else would we want to do in Palm Springs on a warm desert day? Lay out at the pool of course!!! This (heated) pool is ALWAYS open to the public, which makes ARRIVE extremely friendly and welcoming to most anyone. The pool is a very large pool with sun bathing beds surrounding it. There are cabanas on a first come, first serve basis for free, for those who prefer less sun. They have bicycles on hand if you’re more the adventurous/active type, theres a section with bocce ball and ping pong tables as well. The pool side bar has cocktail service as well as food from “Reservoir” their in-house restaurant. The food is unbelievable! They have everything from tacos, to burgers, to hot chocolate! We ate there just about every meal of the day, and the kitchen stays open until 2AM! So after a fun night out in Palm Springs we came back, ordered some late night snacks and hopped in the hot tub.

Next morning. Wake up, and feel free to pop over to “Customs Coffee” ARRIVES in-house coffee shop! Where they serve organic coffee roasted by the local “Joshua Tree Coffee Company”. After taking a morning dip in the pool, enjoy breakfast at Reservoir! Aside from the rustic and beautiful decor, there are some MUST try items. The “Fried Chicken & Churros” “Acai Bowl” and the “Smothered Burrito”. Definitely pair those with a few mimosas and bloody mary’s of course!

Hanging by the pool and around the hotel was definitely SO much fun! ARRIVE offers giant gold blow up heart pool toys, (outside blowup pool toys are welcome!) Last but not least the “Ice Cream & Shop(pe)” also attached to ARRIVE they have several unique and classic flavors of ice cream to choose from along with every fancy ice cream topping you could imagine. Also found inside Ice Cream & Shop(pe) is a little gift shop with a bunch of quirky fun objects to purchase, I spent about 45 minutes just playing with all of the fun stuff.

Overall i’d rate ARRIVE the best new hip spot to hang in Palm Springs not only in the summer, but definitely in the fall/winter time. Follow ARRIVE on IG @arrivepalmsprings and stay tuned for some summer fun as they will be throwing some pretty rad events soon. Thanks ARRIVE! I can’t wait to come back.

 

xx MDMVN

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THANKSGIVING EDITION MDMVN X SCOTCH & SODA X ALICE + OLIVIA

HELLO!

First off, I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving! November being my birthday month has always held a special place in my heart, and with that does Autumn. The colors changing in the trees, bright oranges, deep reds, and chartreuse yellow leaves with beautiful hints of brown weaved in between… the deep greens of holidays beginning to shine through. This inspired me to do a very warm and autumn toned theme to this editorial. This shoot is special to me, as I produced, styled, conceptualized and cried so many tears for this shoot. (this job gets stressful) haha, but also it’s special to me because it is the debut of my first real hat design collaboration with genius The Wise Hatter (Brandon Wise). Below is an array of colors, clothing, feels, and pilgrim like fashions, please take it all in and enjoy my little bit of autumn.

 

However you celebrate this season, make sure it’s with the people you love, give to those less fortunate, and tell a stranger hello, it really can make a persons holiday warmer. All looks can be shopped at the widgets below.

x MDMVN

Photography: Stephen Paul Stocker

Hair Color: Anastasi Mortensen

Hair Cut: Kait Marie

Model: Nikia Provenzano (Madmavenstyle)

Clothing: Alice + Olivia, Scotch & Soda, The Wise Hatter.

 

 

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Freepeople

Freepeople Showroom x MDMVN

I recently had the pleasure of shooting with such an incredible team for @freepeopleshowroom / @freepeople. @Champagneunicorns was the photographer, and @awildatheart did the styling. We also had amazing hats provided by @thewisehatter and @gladys_tamez_millinery. I hope you like the photos!  All of these looks can be shopped below.
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