Monday, March 17, 2014

Giveaway: Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs


Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm super pleased to be doing a giveaway with Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, California. SQUEALS.

As you might recall, I participated in Meet Make Do with some awesome crafty ladies (see the recaps here and here) and after a twist in our plans, we ended up staying at this colorful getaway. It was all my technicolor dreams brought to life (remember how I matched the bedspread?!?). Some of the comments on my Instagram posts from you read something like: "It's on my bucket list to stay there" and "I've always wanted to stay there." Well, wait no more because our fine friends at Saguaro (also in Scottsdale, Arizona) are offering 2 nights AND a facial. Dreamy, huh?!
You'll stay in a room like this:
And tell me this isn't perfect...the colors used throughout the hotel are based on desert flowers. Is this meant to be or what?! 

And lastly, you'll go through the entrance like this with a ping pong table waiting for you.
What more could you want?!

Well, turns out their restaurant, Tinto from Chef Garces, is delightful so you'll definitely want to eat in at some point. We ate there for breakfast and got the french toast and it was killer.

AND, their spa is the only one in the area that offers Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment (note: the giveaway is only for the facial)

AND, Palm Springs is the BEST for mid-century everything AND sun AND relaxation.

AND, AND, AND!

SO, what do you have to do to enter? First, check out the Saguaro Tumblr and Saguaro Facebook site and then...

  1. Follow The House That Lars Built on Instagram and post a picture of a color that inspires you and why. A red apple? A green gecko? A fancy blue skirt? Anything! Tag it with #LarsSaguaroGiveaway As you might be able to tell, Saguaro is all about color so we want to see how you use it! 
  2. Follow Saguaro on Instagram @thesaguarops
  3. "Like" The House That Lars Built on Facebook 
  4. Leave a comment here on the blog telling me that you've complete the steps.
The contest ends Friday, March 28th. 

Good luck!

Note: This contest is open to US citizens only. Travel to and from hotel is NOT included. This is only for 2 nights stay and a facial. $500 value.

Last photo by Mary Costa Photography
The rest from my Instagram and Saguaro's website

91 comments:

Southern Hike said...

Love all the colors! Entered by doing 1-4! :)

Ilenia said...

The colors make me wish for sunny spring days, they look wonderful!

Entered by doing all of the above 4! x

Ceci Bean said...

I liked you on FB! I would love to see the Saguaro in real life. It looks magical.

Denise Ragland said...

I posted a picture on instagram, also of a desert flower, because I live in the desert and they inspire me to live colorfully! Pink is such a happy color and stands out in a crowd!

The House That Lars Built said...

Did you tag it with the hashtag? I'm not seeing it...

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This Confetti Life said...

How exciting! I've followed, followed, and liked, and am now leaving a comment. I'll post an Instagram later, when I find something inspiring!

Lisa Rupp said...

I've always wanted to stay there! I followed you on FB! :)

tamaramonet said...

Oh what a dreamy and most beloved place for a get away! I added you and The Saguaro on instagram, tagged a post to you and Saguaro as well! LOVE your blog and admire your talent and special creativity that you have. Xx

Brittany said...

I did 2 and 3!

Tara Carberry said...

All steps completed! The Saguaro is a great hotel, I really hope I can go!

Naomi Sampson said...

All done! Thanks for the chance, this would be oh do wonderful! Love N :)

sarah said...

Loving the colors and I've always wanted to visit Palm Springs! Hope I win :)

Angela Jensen said...

Just posted my color inspiration on instagram and followed The House that Lars Built & The Saguaro!! I adore that place. @angelajeannejensen on Instagram

Veronica W said...

To The House That Lars Built-

I have officially posted my color inspiration picture on instagram as well as follow The Saguaro and THTLB. Looking forward to some more color inspiration!

Jasmine Monét Sandoval said...

Aside from telling you you're beautiful, intelligent, and funny …I will also tell you I have completed all steps for this awesome giveaway!:) So hard to pick one color but I followed my inner leprechaun to choose green in honor of St. Patty's!

Lily Sahagun/onelittlehanger (IG) said...

I follow both IG accounts•The House That Lars Built + The Saguaro/ I posted a colorful inspiration picture tagged+hash tagged/ liked on FB. What a fun colorful giveaway•••Thank you !

evelyn eslava photography said...

Love it! I follow both accounts / like at Facebook / Instagram photo and tag! Thank you!! :)

The Laidlaws said...

Just completed all steps! You know I need this giveaway! It's my anniversary, birthday, and I never got a babymoon!

Kristin Fleming said...

This place looks awesome when you stayed at it for your conference! I love there bright color palette.

Miki said...

I've followed the steps :). I'd so love to go back to Palm Springs and stay at the Saguaro! :p

Cassidy said...

I so want to go here!!! Followed all the steps, minus the IG photo but will do that this afternoon!

Lucie said...

Woohoo completed all the steps :) I'm planning on going to California very soon - this would be amazing

andee B said...

Done, hope I win!

andrea boyle said...

Such a great giveaway! thanks

andrea boyle said...

Such a great giveaway! thanks

Katrina said...

I just returned from my first trip to Palm Springs. I simply fell in love with everything in the area. My jaw dropped when we first drove by The Saguaro! The colors and its 'retro' feel inspire such creativity! I am so excited to share a photo that was inspired by the Saguaro on Instagram.
I hope I win as there will be one happy pup to join me.

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Katrina said...

My apologies for the double post, but trying to make sure my Gmail address posts (katrina731@gmail.com)

Great contest and I hope I win.

"I just returned from my first trip to Palm Springs. I simply fell in love with everything in the area. My jaw dropped when we first drove by The Saguaro! The colors and its 'retro' feel inspire such creativity! I am so excited to share a photo that was inspired by the Saguaro on Instagram.
I hope I win as there will be one happy pup to join me."

Caroline Cregan said...

Just finished all of the steps! I could use a nice sunny, colorful vacation! And my instagram is of my favorite animal: flamingos! What great color.
Fantastic giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The saguaro is the most colorful place in the desert. Dying to go back. I entered the contest with a picture of one of the most eclectic places in the world. Amoeba Music. Fingers crossed.

Christina May said...

The saguaro is the most colorful place in the desert. Dying to go back. I entered the contest with a picture of one of the most eclectic places in the world. Amoeba Music. Fingers crossed.

Leefee said...

Hey Brittany! I posted an Instagram pic (@leefeelife), been following you there, and followed Saguaro. Thanks for the chance to win.

Heather said...

I did it all! We've never taken a trip without our kids EVER (oldest is 5 yrs) so I'd freak out if I won! Perfect getaway! What a fun giveaway! Xo

Stephanie Lonas - Wanderlively said...

OKay, this is totally dreamy and I'd love to stay here! Thanks for the giveaway. I've entered on IG, and completed all the steps! Crossing my fingers...

dayle bennett said...

I have completed all the steps. I'm so excited about this giveaway. I hope I win this one!!!

Andrea said...

I loved that you matched the bedspread! And what a wonderful giveaway! Done, done, done, and done! I would LOVE to go back to Palm Springs. My husband and I got engaged there and we haven't been back in awhile.

G said...

HEY!!! I've done all the steps, and I'm crossing my fingers!!!!

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Panty Buncher said...

Love the Saguaro and Palm Springs! Done and done.

Lizzie Lewis said...

I've completed all the steps! :) I've been DYING to stay here!!

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Sarah said...

Completed #s 1-4. Check. Ooo, I hope I win this one!

smorrison said...

Checked out the fabulous Saguaro tumblr and facebook page and began drooling.

Started following you on Instagram, (such a fun feed) and posted my pick of a Poppy. On these grey Oregon days, this little flower reminds me to be patient for warmer weather and immediately makes me think of a warm summer day!

Then I liked you on Facebook and started following Saguaro on Instagram!

I needed all of these shots of color, Thanks for that!

Danielle said...

Steps completed. What a fun giveaway!

Jen Bosen said...

Done and done and done! And I'm loving all the photos people have tagged on Instagram so far...such a fun contest!

ryanfoy said...

I have done it! Bring me back to Palm Springs!

Jessica said...

This giveaway has me so inspired! This place looks INCREDIBLE.

I entered by doing all of the above.

Kali said...

Done and done. Happy colors and happy Thursday!

Lisa said...

Completed the steps! Posted our favorite sunny yellow items, because in the midwest, if we dream of sunshine, maybe, just maybe, we'll see it!

Brandee Sharp said...

Completed steps 1-4. My Instagram name is "Isisveiled." So excited! :)

Tessa @ Lighting the World on Fire said...

done! this hotel is magic. the moment you ladies ig'd it, I knew I needed to see it in person!

trexisgreat said...

Steps completed. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Briette Nielson said...

Entered,!!!!

Gretchen Saffles said...

I love everything about your post and this hotel! My husband and I are travel lovers and absolutely adore this place! The colors bring life to our souls by just looking at it. :) I entered by doing all four!!

shakti space designs said...

Thanks for always inspiring me by sharing your beautiful life. I've completed all the steps. Thanks!!!

Kimberly of Kimberly Lewis Home said...

Done and done, I need a getaway like you won't believe!!

Kimberly of Kimberly Lewis Home said...

Done and done, I need a getaway like you won't believe!!

A R H said...

Done! Thanks for the contest and for letting me share my teal addiction. ��

Carly Suzanne said...

DONE! My photo of yellow daffodils are my favorite part of Spring! I love the flower and I adore the color!!

allison said...

oh my goodness! i'm trying to plan a little vacation to palm springs and just stumbled upon this giveaway! this would really be amazing and make my trip a reality... it's been so hard to save up money to relax and travel, even with working two jobs. :(

i'm already a fan of yours on facebook and instagram, and i just followed the saguaro hotel on instagram — so pretty! i just posted my photo, as well. :) thanks for the opportunity... fingers crossed!

ModernSouthwest said...

Entered and pulling out my rabbit's foot.

Jessica Duong said...

Woohoo! Followed, liked, and tagged! My boyfriend and I are planning a road trip up the west coast after graduation and a stay in Palm Springs would be sweeeeet.

Homelesshotels said...

I did, I did, I did!!! Homelesshotels for #LarsSaguaroGiveaway.

Michelle said...

Done! Thanks for the doing the giveaway. I am planning a trip to Cali this fall and a stay here would be amazing.

kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS said...

Posted! Loved all of these pictures you guys shared on IG. This place is incredible!

Jessica Duong said...

I'm kind of bummed out because I don't think my instagram photo tags work (it may have to do with my third-party instagram app... I have an old windows phone) Will I still be eligible? :(

http://instagram.com/p/l_WhM_MLTK/

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Rachel Kuch said...

Just instagramed my artwork which was inspired while on my honeymoon in the Caribbean with a pit stop to Miami! My color inspirations came from the architecture, the Caribbean, the Art Deco style of Miami with a slim Aaron's vibe and to top it off the jcrew style guide matched up perfectly with my travels. Therefore, I took my favorite page of the style guide and whipped it all into my favorite abstract that I have created, EVER! I'd love to win this trip as my guilty pleasures are hotels and traveling! I'd even whip up an abstract after my weekend getaway!

Thanks!
Rachel

ALEX STEELE said...

Just posted on insta, I love following HTLB and now the saguaro as well! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway.

turleybenson said...

Done! I dreeeeam of staying at the Saguaro.

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

I would LOVE to win this! I've always wanted to stay there! BubbleGum pink is my color inspiration right now. Just shared on IG. what a cool giveaway!

Breanne said...

All steps complete! Awesome giveaway! Palm Springs is calling my name. Possible sisters getaway? Or a weekend with my honey. Hmmm... Either way sounds divine! Thx

Jessica OhSoAntsy said...

All done! So exciting!

Sharonjohnsonphotography@gmail.com said...

Done and done. Oh, this would be a pick me up, inspirational dream. Fingers crossed.

Elizabeth Moon said...

So in love with all the pictures of this magical place!

Sarah said...

Done and it was actually fun! You're right this place looks dreamy!

Debra L. Andersen said...

Crossing my fingers and packing my cherry red bag :)

Book Club Girls said...

1-4 done! Excited

Hoosier Mama said...

Done! oooooh, i hope i'm a winner! I posted a pic on my instagram... blue yellow and red!

Ani said...

Completed! Fingers crossed :) Color inspo was my recent shot from Haight & Ashbury in SF!

Meagan Van Eaton said...

I have completed all the steps and enjoyed every minute of it. I love color and the photos of Saguaro are so inspiring. I have a serious life long love affair with motels/hotels from this time period (I realize the Saguaro might be new, but it looks very much inspired by 60's motels to me.). I hash tagged/posted several photos to the my Instagram account @ottoleebythesea . email: ottoleeclothing@gmail.com

Love you blog and your instagram posts. Will find you on Pinterest.

Meagan Van Eaton said...

I have completed all of the steps and joyfully posted several color inspiration photos hash tagged to my Instagram account @ottoleebythesea. I've been obsessed with the idea of going to Saguaro ever since I saw photos of from the summit you posted. I have a life long obsession with this era/style of motel/hotels. And the colors are Amazing!

Jennifer Zimmer said...

Okay Brittany the deeds are done! Count me all in for a future fest of colors, desert flowers, outdoor pools and some very clean skin...Can't wait! Thank you thank you thank You for this fun opportunity.

Jennifer Zimmer said...

Hi again...forgot to mention in my earlier comment that I am a US citizen (living in Canada) - didn't want my Google profile to throw you off. Thanks!

jenny said...

Done and done. This would be such a dreamy getaway!

Hollywood said...

Oh wow. All this color! I've entered!

craftysunday said...

Done! Hot pink at my favorite taqueria.

Riva said...

Completed all four. And HELLO, win or lose, what a great place to stay!?! Eye candy GALORE. Love color, what a fabulous giveaway!

Bridget said...

Hmm I don't think my comment went through! Such a generous giveaway! Dreaming of being in warmer weather than Syracuse:)