Palm Springs in March is a golden slice of perfection. The weather isn’t too hot (yet), the hotels aren’t too expensive, the pools aren’t overcrowded, and pretty much life rules 24/7 there.
Also, you’ll notice about a hundred photos in this post and that’s because I’m taking a photo editing class and I need my practice. Lots and lots of practice.
First, a few snaps from Ace Hotel Palm Springs, where we stayed. I literally cannot recommend this hotel more. It’s one of my absolute favorites (photos from my last trip here). It has so much character and puts out serious good vibes. The rooms are also quite dreamy, especially if you can get one with a patio. Oh and the pool! Pool days there are top notch.
We spent an afternoon at the newish (and very colorful) Saguaro hotel, where we ate tacos and drank a few margaritas. This place is sure easy on the eyes. What a beaut!
We strolled around the gorgeous Parker Palm Springs and had brunch at my favorite place in all the land, Norma’s. I’ll tell you one thing right now…I want to LIVE at the Parker. I don’t want to just stay there for a few days. I want it to be my own private house. It’s such a dream.
Hey PS…I love you!
When you’re having a quarter-life crisis (I’m having one by the way), the only thing you can do is recharge those batteries. Recharging batteries include but are not limited to: being in 85+ degree weather, laying by pools occupied only by hipsters, drinking margaritas even though you have a pretty decent sized stomach ulcer, getting a ton more freckles (because let’s face it, this pale skin doesn’t tan well), and reading a teen novel but ONLY on the iPad so no one at said pool will give you dirty looks.
Good thing I’ll be doing all of the above the next few days because these batteries need recharging! I’m at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs (one of my favorites), soaking up the sun and enjoying this precious life.
Hope your week is off to a fresh and exciting start!
Before you watch (if you watch) this semi-awesome video that I made re: Palm Springs, here are a few disclaimers:
- This is the very first time I’ve ever recorded and edited together a video of sorts. That’s why it looks like your 5 year old sister in kindergarten was the cinematographer.
- I apologize to my poor iPhone for giving it shaken-baby-syndrome. I need a steadier hand.
- I used an iPhone app called 8mm to get the neat effects. My good friend Ann-Marie has posted REALLY CUTE videos on her blog using this app as well (I copied her).
- The song used is “Black Water” by Timber Timbre.
- My next video will be cooler, I promise.
Palm Springs/April 2011 from The Style Eater on Vimeo.
As I mentioned in the last post, Kyle and I went on an impromptu trip to Palm Springs. I absolutely love hot, deserty weather so Palm Springs is right up my alley. We stayed at the Ace Hotel + Swim Club and it was beyond wonderful. Besides the fact that we’re quite fond of Ace Hotels in general (see NY here), our experience at the Palm Springs location was one of my favorites.
The hotel itself has a chic, retro vibe, the atmosphere is laid back and relaxing, and the food and libations are a-plenty. Kyle had his fair share of bloody mary’s and I had my fair share of coconut french toast. Yum. Ace, I’m comin’ back at you real soon. Miss you already.
And of course, my slew of Instagrams (that app is addicting!):
So yesterday, Kyle and I planned a very last minute trip to Palm Springs. I’ve never booked a hotel one day in advance before. Quite spontaneous of us!
Hotel: Ace Hotel + Swim Club
Weather: 90 degrees
Degree of untanned skin: PALE ALERT
Nail color: Essie Polish, French Affair
Poolside book: “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver
Board Games: Bananagrams (Scrabble minus the board)
Music of choice: Lykke Li
Number of hipsters: Astronomical
Be back in a few days!