I know I keep going on and on about the desert, but ever since our trip last fall to Palm Springs I haven’t been able to forget it. I was sick when we went and so we couldn’t go to some of the places we wanted to go (Joshua Tree) so we vowed to go back one day. I don’t know when it will be but all those pictures from Coachella a few weeks ago are making me want to plan an imaginary trip and to pack up an imaginary suitcase, too . . . .
Palm Springs House Tours. Supposedly there are celebrity tours where you can see where old Hollywood stars lived and stayed back when Palm Springs was even more amazing. I’d be happy just taking house tours and learning more about the history of the place (and to walk in the footsteps of Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford).
Joshua Tree. This isn’t a very sensible Joshua Tree outfit, but to tell you the truth the outfit I was planning on wearing there last September was even less sensible. I was going to wear shoes with three-inch heels; I think maybe it was a good thing I got sick and we had to turn back. These shoes are a little bit more sensible, and a southwestern ’70s-style crop top seems perfect.
Ace Hotel Swimming Pool. This is where we spent most of our time on our September trip, and where we’d probably spend just as much next time on our next trip. It can seem scary and hipster in photographs I see of it, but when we went it was quiet and relaxing and not too intimidating. And the views of the mountains and palm trees in the background are about as good as they come.