Stay: Movie Colony Hotel
Perks: – Breakfast every morning until 11, happy hour every evening at 5
– Walking distance to downtown Palm Springs
– You still get to experience modern design on a budget
Do: Walk around downtown Palm Springs. Go to the street fair that happens every Thursday night.
Visit the Spa Resort. You can use their amenities like the steam room and mineral bath for $40.
Pit Stop: Crazy Coyote Tacos – (when you’re hungry before you get to Palm Springs) I got the giant carne asada taco.
Lunch: Woody’s Burgers and Beer – Some of the best burgers I ever had. We got the slider trio: Jalapeno, Hawaiian and Portobello burgers. You get to choose which 3 sliders you want.
Dinner: Purple Palm at the Colony Palm Hotel
Margaritas: Las Casuelas Terraza
Brunch: Jake’s – The Chilaquiles and fish tacos are fantastic. Top it off with a white sangria.
100 Layer Cake is my favorite wedding blog. Before you ask if I’m getting married soon, I’m not. I just like to read it for inspiration and party ideas (not all the decorations, color schemes and giant balloons have to be reserved for wedding celebrations!). Also, when I do plan on getting married, I can look back on everything I’ve bookmarked and know exactly what I want on my day.
Last night they held an event where Benefit Cosmetics gave the first 35 people to RSVP a free brow wax and makeup session. It was like a big slumber party, all the makeup artists were really sweet and they decorated and catered with a lot of my favorite things including tarts from Fruute and Geronimo Balloons.
After my makeup was done, I ended up getting the POREfessional, a balm that minimizes the appearance of your pores. It really works and is light on the skin.
Our visit to the Tim Burton Exhibition at the LACMA. Spooky.
There are two exhibitions at the LACMA I recently went to see. One of them is the California Design: Living in Modern Way exhibition showcasing mid-century modern designs from furniture to prints to clothes. The best parts are a tie between the Eames House living room actually sitting in the middle of the exhibition and the entire lineup of all the Eames chair designs.
The actual living room transported from the Eames House in Pacific Palisades.
A bitty Eames plywood chair.
I just read in Anthology magazine that West Elm is having a Yellow Owl Workshop event this Saturday at their store location in Emeryville. It’s going to be a stamp carving and printmaking workshop combined with a book signing with Christine Schmidt, author of the Yellow Owl Workshop. She’ll be signing copies of her new book, Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects. Sounds like fun.
Also, I sort of have to have this elephant set of goods – way too cute.
Checked out the downtown LA Artwalk Thursday, a few photos from the night…
It was interesting but I definitely prefer going to the opening show of an artist I really like. I think people in LA get really excited when an event has to do with “walking” because we never do it, but I’m still waiting for a good walking experience to pop up because this one was a lot of walking but not much to see.
Anyway, a lot of people seem to like it and have a blast, so maybe I should give it another try but drop by a couple bars during the process – that seems to usually do the trick.
This past month my friends and I have been mildly obsessed with a card deck version of Monopoly – Monopoly Deal. I don’t like Monopoly the board game and I don’t like card games either, so a combination of both wasn’t tempting to me at all. The first 15 rounds that were played, I sat out. Now it’s gotten to a point where I hosted a Monopoly Deal party at my house last night, with two games happening simultaneously with 11 people and two decks.
I played this afternoon, and I’m about to play a couple rounds right now before bed. It takes a lot to pull me away from video games, so I definitely give this one five stars.