Exploring Palm Springs with Vionic Shoes

I was so happy to spend some time exploring Palm Springs last weekend. I was even more happy to be doing it in a new pair of Vionic Shoes.

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I’ve long been a fan of Vionic Shoes. They’re made with Orthaheel Technology which offers great support and comfort to your feet. I already own a pair of flip flops which I adore. Seriously. I wear them EVERYWHERE. They’re so comfy and stylish, too! When the brand offered me a pair of their Venture Walkers for review I couldn’t wait to check them out. Luckily, they arrived right before my trip so I made sure to bring them along with me.

The morning took us on a walk around the neighborhood surrounding our hotel. It was my first time wearing the shoes and it took no time for my foot to get acclimated to them. I was super comfy while checking out the Mid-Century neighborhood and the nearby hill.

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I did not climb up there. But wouldn’t it be awesome if I did?

Soon, we were off to our first stop of the day – Moorten’s Botanical Garden. This Palm Springs landmark has been around since 1938 and is located in the front yard of the Moorten family home. I had last been there 16 years ago and I was happy to find it just as lovely as before.

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The garden has an array of succulents from around the world. There’s an abundance of every sort of cacti and they are just about ready to bloom. There are also various trees, rocks and artifacts that have called this land home for many many years.

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My Venture Walkers were there every step of the way keeping my feet nice and comfy.

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After Moorten’s we decided to head to another piece of dessert history – Sunnylands. Sunnylands is the  Annenberg family home located in neighboring Rancho Mirage. Over the years it has hosted numerous dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, several presidents and countless others. It’s still a location that world leaders visit and is dubbed “Camp David of the West.”

The tour of Sunnylands is pretty pricy so we opted to stick to the gardens and galleries which are free to the public. Much of the gallery showcases various gifts the Annenbergs have received from well known personages. My personal favorite was this little token from Sinatra.

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Wish he would’ve given me one!

The grounds of Sunnylands were quite a departure from the grounds of Moorten’s. Everything at Sunnylands is neat and tidy and perfectly symmetrical. It’s lovely but I do prefer the natural feel of Moorten’s.

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As you can see, I’m still wearing my Venture Walkers and my feet are still perfectly comfortable.

After Sunnylands it was time to head home with a few stops for some outlet shopping, lunch and a visit to the Cabazon dinos.

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At this point it was windy and freezing. But you know what was warm and toasty? You got it! My tootsies in my comfy Venture Walkers from Vionic Shoes.



  1. Simon May 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Explore away! looks terrific, shoes do to!

  2. Raquel May 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    He he! Love the photo with you and the dinosaur. Haven’t been there in a while. The shoes sound great!

    1. mk1005 May 24, 2015 at 12:12 am

      Thanks Raquel! It was soooo cold and windy.

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