Welcome to The Week in Pictures!
As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person. My world is very black and white (literally). And while firing on all cylinders can morph into a lot of energy and excitement, it also tends to result in needing the occasional time-out to refuel. Over the last month, with a plate full of projects wrapping up, my workdays had been stretching onto 2 am some nights. While I’m used to that pace from my past life working at agencies while freelancing on the side, I knew a vacation was necessary.
Cue a very last minute booking of flights and hotels in Palm Springs. Joey, Rocky and I flew down to LA at the crack of dawn Saturday morning, grabbed a rental car and hit the road. By 3 pm, we were exploring our favorite midcentury haunts and being reminded why this is the place we want to retire to (as soon as possible).
My days started at 6 am with the sun blazing through the hotel window. As I rolled over to answer work emails, I didn’t mind a bit because I knew that within 2 hours, we’d be out the door for another day of exploring.
I’ve been to Palm Springs at least 6 times now (maybe more?) but this time was very different. On past trips, I showed up with no plans but this time, I researched city guides and made sure we visited every restaurant, hotel bar, and famous residence (hello, Elvis and Priscilla!) possible. Below is a small snapshot of the trip; I have more detailed posts to share soon.
The quintessential Palm Springs scene, don’t you agree?
The Caliente Tropics motel is a slice of midcentury modern heaven.
I’m guilty of constantly snapping palm tree photos. Everything looks like it’s out of a movie set.
New favorite poolside hangout: The Avalon. Best service, drinks….and they let you take as many photos as you want!
Palm Springs necessities: a palm-covered clutch, Ace photo booth strips and sunglasses.
I couldn’t stay away from The Avalon! Their entrance is totally dreamy.
I spotted this artwork at Interior Illusions and had to share. So awesome, right?! The entire store was a modern, black and white heaven.
Beautiful foliage lurks everywhere! Flowers, cacti, palm trees…it’s hard not to take a photo every 10 feet as you walk down the street.
On this trip, I vowed to take as many real photos as possible and packed along my Fuji Instax. These are some midcentury modern beauties I fell in love with. The top photo is of the famous Honeymoon Hideaway.
The car game is strong in Palm Springs. An orange Porsche? Yes, please.
Until next time…
Have an amazing weekend!