Welcome to The Week in Pictures!
As youâ€™ve probably gathered by now, Iâ€™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, donâ€™t you agree?
The Caliente Tropics motel is a slice of midcentury modern heaven.
Iâ€™m guilty of constantly snapping palm tree photos. Everything looks like itâ€™s out of a movie set.
New favorite poolside hangout: The Avalon. Best service, drinksâ€¦.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 couldnâ€™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 treesâ€¦itâ€™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 timeâ€¦
Have an amazing weekend!