palm springs

Palm Springs. Probably the weirdest vacation I’ve ever taken but nice all the same. It is just the sleepiest town with really nothing to do but lounge at the pool or in your hotel, cocktails or coffee in hand.

There wasn’t much I planned for this trip except for a stay at the Ace Hotel, which I’ve been wanting to visit for quite a while. It’s not a luxury hotel (though the prices say otherwise), but it’s very hip and has fun things like an old photobooth, diner, poolside drinks, a spa (which we didn’t take advantage of), and bikes to ride. Plus, it has photo opps all over the place, and you know I’m all about that.

So we ate brunch at Cheeky’s and King’s Highway. We drank cocktails and ate appetizers at the pool (man was it hot). We relished the air conditioning as we don’t have it in our LA apartment (the trip was worth it just for that). We ate at Birba (pizza, duh) and shared a delicious shake at Great Shakes. We rode bikes with pretty mountain and palm tree views, but it was too hot to do for long. We watched movies in our hotel room and caught up on sleep.

I thought maybe we’d check out the cactus garden, or ride the aerial tramway, or do some vintage shopping. But we ended up just relaxing the whole time – something my husband is not good at it, but it was my birthday trip, so we did it all the same.

This is a great getaway to if you want to do nothing. If I were to go again, I could see renting a coolΒ Airbnb (I know Palm Springs has some cool homes), researching where to actually vintage shop, and maybe go horseback riding. But I’m definitely a plan-everything-with-a-packed-itinerary type of person, so even though a weekend of “nothing” was nice, I don’t know if I could do it often.

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-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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