I had been dreaming of Palm Springs since January. The trip had been postponed a few months, hence we found ourselves on a plane headed toward one of the hottest places in the country in the beginning of July. It was not for the faint of heart. One-hundred sixteen degrees people. That’s right. Triple digits. The kind of dry heat where you don’t even sweat because it just evaporates off your body.

The good news- since it was low-season we got upgraded to a fabulous hotel suite and had the pool to ourselves before the college hordes came in from LA for the holiday weekend.

To escape the heat we went up into the rugged San Jacinto hills, where it was merely high 90s. Let me tell you, it was a relief. We had fantastic food and drinks the whole time and mostly just enjoyed teach other while trying to stay cool and find air conditioning.

My favorite thing about Palm Springs (this is starting to sound like a “What I did over Summer Vacation” essay) was the gorgeous mid-century architecture and furniture everywhere. Oh, it was drool-worthy. Mid-Century styling is my favorite. It was such an elegant era, yet the architecture lends itself to a completely casual lifestyle where indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly. Low-slung homes were built to maximize light with glass walls that invite you to spend your day in the pool in between cocktails. I love our old classic crafstman house, but I think if I could I would live in a one-story mid-century rambler with a big open floorplan and outdoor courtyard…and lots of friends sitting around the pool with a gin and tonic while we listen to great music, eat hors douerves. Doesn’t that sound lovely? (This trip brought to you by The Grandmas. We love you lots.)

Have you ever been to Palm Springs? What kind of house would you live in if you could?
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