Savvy has yet to be to a town where she can’t find fabulous shopping of some sort (she’s bought boots in Billings, perused vintage pepper shakers in Peoria, snagged some silver in Santa Fe… ). When she’s asked about her favorite secret out-of-town shopping destination, she has one answer: Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, Calif. Did Savvy just say outlets? Yes. While she’s loved sending Baltimore friends to darling little boutiques in Paris, London, Miami and more, nothing has ever quite matched the reaction of folks who come back with tales of current season Etro, Ferragamo, Prada, Zegna, TSE and more for way less. Just a two-hour trip from Los Angeles, the outlets are right outside of Palm Springs. Follow the hipsters to the Ace Hotel (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, 760-325-9900) which is a little like staying at an Urban Outfitters, but you’ll get into it. After your day of shopping, head back into Palm Springs for a fabulous dinner at Johannes (196 S. Indian Canyon Drive, 760-778-0017) the only restaurant that Savvy has ever been to that does California and Austrian cuisine equally well (she loved the rack of lamb and the schnitzel!).

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