Dave had to scout in Palm Springs this past weekend so P and I grabbed our bating suits and leisure wear and tagged along to the desert. These "workcations": trips done for work with a vacation squeezed in, are always last minute. Sometimes they can be a juggle for me but I wasn't about to pass up Mid Century Modern heaven.
We were put up at the Holiday Inn, which was quite nice and in tune to the Palm Springs feel. They've done a pretty good job of "upscaling" the brand. But, it was no Ace Hotel. We did go over to King's Highway for breakfast. The hotel and the meal did not disappoint. As always, it's the details that make a place so perfect.
Ace Hotel Lobby
The pool at the Ace Hotel
Dave had to shoot in the morning and afternoon. He managed to squeeze family time in the middle of the day. He drove me to a couple of thrift stores and shops but I didn't find anything we needed that was within our budget. After dropping Dave off at the airport to rent a car I had about a half hour to kill before DWR opened. I decided to drive around and look at houses in the meantime. I came upon a garage sale and found these three Hoop chairs for $200! Yep! $200 for all three!
I was so excited! I texted Dave a picture. He said to get them but he didn't understand that I wasn't at a store. I had to run to the ATM to get cash. I drove off and half way to the ATM I realized I was on the phone with Dave and wasn't watching where I was going. I didn't write down the address before leaving either and I do not know Palm Springs very well. Luckily, Dave with his genius sense of direction got to the house before I started driving back and texted me the address! Phew!
I saw great chairs and said "I'll get them!" not thinking about how to get three patio chairs into a Prius with a child!!!! P wasn't in any rush to leave. She was happy lounging on one of the chaise chairs for sale while watching us play rubix cube with our three hoop chairs and the car.
In the end it all worked out but I had the luck of timing that day. Within seconds of arriving on the scene another woman arrived and wanted the chairs as well. Thank God I claimed them and thank God Dave arrived to get me back to the house and to load the chairs in.
I'm thrilled with our weekend purchase. I did go to DWR after but as usual, even a sale at that place is $1000 over my budget. But I did see these two pots across the street and I had to photograph them for reference. Loved the plant combos as much as the color combination.
Labels: outdoor living, reference, travel