Hello from Palm Springs! It’s been a whirlwind of a trip since we arrived Wednesday. We made a visit to Joshua Tree, spent a few days at The Avalon, squeezed in plenty of cruising around town to try new restaurants and bars, toured a bunch of condos and drove past some of our favorite midcentury modern marvels including the most famous of the Swiss Miss houses. *insert heart eyes emoji here*
Being here after six months away has me reimagining what day-to-day life will be like when we finally put down roots since it will probably be an even split between here and Portland. The contrast feels like a nice balance.
We spent yesterday touring places and may have found “the one” which sounds quick but behind the scenes, Joey has put in months of nonstop research. We’ve been mulling it over and it has nearly everything we want (close to downtown, private patio, lower level, ample storage space, plenty of pools on the property). Miraculously, our top pick came in under budget which makes me very happy. I always get nervous with big changes but we’re leaning towards YES. And if that doesn’t work out, I’m staying positive since we’ll be back down here next month, continuing the hunt. I’ll let you know what happens!
I hope you had a good week and are enjoying the longer days. Since the beginning of the year, I’d been cooped up in my office so feels good to get out on long walks in warmer weather, excitedly exploring and snapping photos. It’s such a nice change of pace and a good reminder that life needs to be lived. We all deserve a break here and there — not everything we do has to be defined by work and accomplishments.
And with that, I’m off to do some more exploring. See you back here next week!
• How Palm Springs became hipster central. Haha!
• Virgin just pulled off a hilarious prank with their April Fool’s logo redesign.
• I love this guy’s account of what it’s like to work in a startup.
• The recent Instagram change is the symptom of a much bigger problem with the free internet.
• This is a great reminder that you have to start somewhere, even if you’re the Beatles.
• My friend Sian just released a rad bundle of products aimed at rookie creative entrepreneurs at a value price. If you need some inspiration to push your new business forward, this may be the perfect fit.
• It’s crazy to think about how many Instagram photos are being posted each day.
• Totally up my alley: things organized neatly.
• The New York Times shares classic dishes you should master. I love that it includes simple crowd pleasers like chocolate chip cookies, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
• Apple just turned 40.
• A great reminder that staying in a relationship that makes you unhappy doesn’t make you a good person.
• Traveling with a group of friends can have a huge benefit.
• The Wall Street Journal asked a photographer to re-shoot the same scenes in New York 80 years later and seeing the contrast is pretty amazing.