The Week In Pictures: 10.11.15

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Hello from Palm Springs! I’ve missed all of you! This has been an action-packed week filled with an anniversary shoot with Joey and Rocky, Designer Vaca and plenty of reconnecting with creative friends old and new.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Arriving in Palm Springs always feels like walking into a parallel life. It’s a life I love and dream about all the time full of relaxation, sunshine and friendly folks around every corner.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

I visit Palm Springs a few times each year but this time since I was in town for a full week, I wanted to mix things up even more. We drove out to the Salton Sea and on the way home, lounged under rows of date trees. There’s so much beauty to discover in the desert.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

This time, I played a bit of hotel musical chairs switching places every two days to keep the atmosphere fresh. Halfway through my stay, I moved over to the Ace which has one of the best pools in town. In between Designer Vaca talks, this was our home base, with plenty of late nights catching up in the hot tub.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

I’d been having serious withdrawals from Chubs so it made my day when my friend Jessica surprised me with a golden squirrel figurine. Best gift ever!

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

I wholeheartedly believe in the art of visualization. During the retreat, Star, Jessica and I noticed a communal fire pit and became obsessed with googling sources for s’mores making supplies.

Then, our friend Meg of Darn Good popped up on Instagram one night, crafting s’mores from the fire pit on her private patio. It was a sign. A half hour later, Jessica, Meg and I were gorging ourselves on freshly roasted marshmallows. Dreams do come true.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Jessica’s power color is pink, obviously. Joey and I even drove her by the pink-doored house.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

The best wall in town is always at the entrance of The Parker.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

The ingredients for a perfect day in Palm Springs: an Instax camera, fresh lemonade and plenty of photo booth moments with friends at the Ace.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Pooltime is always easier when you have a nice, oversized beach towel. I love the Kate towel from Australian brand Navy emblazoned with MOSS THE BOSS. Super fun.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Every year, the mural at the Ace changes and this one is my most favorite yet.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Breakfast at Norma’s is always a highlight of my stay. I’ve tried a bit of everything but those waffles are my top pick.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Joey and Rocky feel right at home surrounded by the midcentury modern kitsch of The Parker.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Cactus portraits never get old.

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This house is around the corner from Elvis and Priscilla’s honeymoon hideaway and I’m OBSESSED.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

I love this Cadillac so much. It’s usually parked outside of Caliente Tropics, a tiki-themed hotel that was once frequented by Frank Sinatra and Elvis. With Brianna and Rachel as my witnesses, this is one of the best pool parities in town full of epic costumes and tiki drinks.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

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When I want to really relax and unwind, I head over to Avalon Palm Springs and hang out poolside. If boutique hotels are your jam, they have some of the most stylish digs around.

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs

On the topic of Palm Springs, I’ve been working on a detailed travel guide for ages (there’s a lot to cover!) and it’s nearly done so if you want more of the inside scoop, tune in later this month. And with that, I’m off to LA for the day to visit some more friends. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

6 Responses to The Week In Pictures: 10.11.15

  1. Scarlett says:

    Lovely photos and I didn’t know that about the Caliente Tropics! Palm Springs is a magical place – I will be a travel guide customer – my mom is obsessed with all of the history. She dragged me to tour the Annenburg Estates twice :-)
    It was nice to see you Shauna!

    • Shauna says:

      I’m so glad you came out to Designer Vaca — it was great to catch up with you yesterday! And I hope you can come back…the Modernism Week and other events go into so much more of the history. :)

      • Scarlett says:

        I will be back in Palm Springs in March for Spring break and my 20th Anniversary *gulp*.You gave me the idea to do a mini-shoot to commemorate the occasion <3

        • Shauna says:

          YES! Go for it! Joey and I had such a great time with our shoot that we’re talking about going back and doing one every single year from now on. Let me know if you need hair / flower / etc. recommendations!

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