Contributor post by Janis Pinecone Camp
I have to admit, it was kind of hard to leave sunshiny Palm Springs to come back to sideways rain here in Vancouver. Palm Springs is such a pretty city! Despite the crazy wind storm, it was a perfect little get-away (with a couple of work days thrown in). Have you been?
Here's a bit of what we got up to....
We stayed for a couple of days at The Hideaway. Loved all the mid-century goodness happening there. The assistant manager, Bill, was so sweet and helpful. Will definitely go back.
Picked up "A map of Modern Palm Springs" at the visitor's centre for $5. Saw so many beautiful homes, but some of them are tricky to get a good look at. These ones weren't on the actual map, but I loved them. Nothing like happy coloured doors.
Had lunch at King's Highway at Ace Hotel. Great room, and the food was good too.
One thing I noticed about Palm Springs was all the colour. This shop was no exception. Trina Turk carries things for the home, books and women's clothing. Their men's shop, next door, will be opening soon.
A few sites from a quick road trip to Indio, Coachella and Salton Sea.
Came across The Fine Art of Design in Palm Desert. I want to live in this shop. They have the best change rooms ever. Amazing collection of vintage fashion, books and accessories. If you're in the area, you have to check them out. Say hi to Nicolas and Katherine for me!
This image, of the entrance to Parker Hotel, was taken just as the wind storm was hitting. We didn't get to sit on the patio for that cocktail we so wanted, but it looked pretty. How can I work that wall into my home?
Love this restaurant. Birba has a delicious short and sweet menu, and the best staff. If you go, try the potato gorgonzola pizza and for dessert the butterscotch pudding. Wow.
That was our short but action packed trip to Palm Springs. Can't wait to visit again!