From Palm Springs With Love

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I have fallen in love with Palm Springs for many reasons. Sure, the mountainous landscape that surrounds the lush palm tree scattered city is absolutely beautiful. But, what really has my heart beating is the easy-breezy vibe that glistens the streets, the friendly locals, quaint shops and darling little restaurants.
Oh, and I am also a huge fan of the mid-century-retro style homes.

Love, Love, Love them!!

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So much so that  I gathered my posse of friends for a weekend adventure at our own private Palm Springs pad.

Andy-Dwyer-Saying-Great-IdeaThe drive from Los Angeles is roughly 2 hours but with all the bogus traffic – you should expect some delays. 

IMG_1998Lots of delays.

IMG_2006Once you do get pass the monster traffic of LA and are finally breezing down freeway, you will start to see elements of Palm Springs from your car window. From the tall rocky mountains, cluster of outlet stores, funny looking windmills, to that one casino that literally pops out of nowhere. 

IMG_2004 IMG_2002As you enter the heart of Palm Springs, you begin to get a sense that you just entered a secret town. The brown desert surroundings start to suddenly fill up with big green palms, vintage looking resorts, antique shops, and cozy neighborhoods. The personality of Palm Springs comes to life and you begin to realize why so many celebs and fabulous people call it home (or their second home).

IMG_2270 IMG_2272 IMG_2273The house we chose was centrally located and only a couple miles from the main drag. This worked out perfect for us since our main goal was to chill out in the sun and catch up on some R&R!  

giphyWith that said, how about I give you a quick look inside our funky little spread.

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Pretty cool, huh??

After shortly entering this Palm Springs palace – our pool party colorfully erupted!

IMG_2182 IMG_2057 IMG_2027 IMG_2051Even the sun setting did not put a stop to our wet and wild ways. With the magic of two technically savvy straight boys and one awesome projector, our daytime pool-time extended into the wee hours of the morning.
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Football + Pool = Heaven

IMG_2056However, the next day started with a bit of a healthy twist! Hey! Like everything in life – you must have balance.

So, we put our party button on pause and ventured off for 5 mile hike through the Indian Canyons Hiking Trails!

IMG_2084These pictures tell their own story.

IMG_2098 IMG_2100 IMG_2102 IMG_2133 IMG_2233 IMG_2176 IMG_2160 IMG_2105As you could see – it was a gorgeous hike! Hot as hell but still gorgeous. 

Besides, there is no better feeling than making it to the end of a trail.

You also don’t feel so bad eating ice cream later that night! HA!

If you look closely, you can see the four us rejoicing (or is that us posing?).

1Oh-yeah, we also found our balance!! 

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After dusting off our feet and bringing our body temps down to a normal level – We swung into the near by juice bar. 

Take a peak at their menu! I could not believe all the choices.

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I chose the “PB Power” (minus the greek yogurt).

YUM!!

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Once back at the casa, we laid low and continued cooling off in our backyard oasis.

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IMG_1953 IMG_2036One of the benefits of renting a house than staying in a resort is that you get to grill your own food!

14251_lLook at this sexy piece of meat that my buddy bbq’d for us.

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IMG_2207 (1)IMG_2212IMG_2213We added in some veggies, a chopped salad aaannnnnndddd – VOILA!!!! 

Dinner in the desert.

IMG_2220So, if you are looking for a quick getaway trip or a long vacation…..

….I hope you put Palm Springs on top of your list!!

Whether you stay in a luxury resort or create your own private retreat, I promise Palm Springs will be a place you will never forget.

xo

The Other Hubby

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