Friday, February 27, 2015

Pineapple Smash

It’s cocktail Friday; Palm Springs, here I come (again).  The cocktailing will only stop when we’re on the flight back home Sunday afternoon and I have no doubt the folks at The Riviera know how to mix a few gems, so with that in mind, here’s some inspiration from The Kitchy Kitchen:
2 chunks pineapple
Angostura bitters
1 big pinch chipotle powder
2 ounces mezcal
1 ounce rum
1 teaspoon maraschino
Muddle the pineapple, bitters, and chipotle in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the mezcal, rum, maraschino, and a few ice cubes. Stir vigorously, then pour into a tumbler.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

1960's Palm Springs Glam from OKL

1960's Palm Springs Glam from OKL

Just in time to get me back in the mood for another Palm Springs departure, One King’s Lane is having a sale on home pieces curated to reflect “the bygone glamour of this desert oasis”.  Click here to see get a glimpse of the full shop – there is some seriously Palm-Chic furnishings in here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rainbow Ribbon Salad

Crush winter blues with this bright, light Rainbow Ribbon salad from Coco + Kelley.  The ingredients are simple and fresh and the prep time is minimal. Full recipe here.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Palm Springs Photo Album #1

What a lovely, long weekend. After  a horribly delayed flight on Friday, we finally touched down in Palm Springs and headed to La Quinta for the next few days. We took in the sights, drank up a storm, and got a little pool time. Here’s a small photo recap of  our hike through Joshua Tree and our visit at Salvation Mountain, which was really remarkable and something I would encourage anyone interested in folk art to make the journey for a visit. You’ll be impressed and leave inspired. We ended all of our excursions on Sunday late afternoon by sitting in a cabana poolside, which was great until the winds kicked up, so I didn't get as much poolside time as I had hoped, but I have a feeling I'll get enough to make up for it this coming weekend when I head back down there.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fig + Yarrow

Shower/bath time is one of the most precious moments of my day…mainly because I can lock the door and indulge in a few minutes of peace and quiet away from the three dudes in my household. I was recently gifted a sampler set of herbal steams for the bath (or to be used with a hot towel) from Fig + Yarrow and the herb blends are incredibly soothing and help to cleanse pores, draw impurities, deeply hydrate and detoxify. Check them out here

Friday, February 20, 2015

Palm Springs on the Horizon (x2)

I’m taking off for the first round of two back-to-back weekends in Palm Springs and I could not be happier to hit the road. This weekend marks a birthday celebration for my fella, who plans to spend every waking moment golfing. I on the other hand, plan to take on a hike in Joshua Tree, hit some cocktail spots in downtown PS, and take a drive to check out this funky, fresh folk art beauty.  We get home on Monday and then I’ll turn back around and head south again next Friday for a fun girls weekend at The Rivera…where I assume nothing will be accomplished aside from cocktailing poolside all day and into the night. I’m not complaining about that, by the way. Have a good weekend. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Beautifully Boheme

I can’t get over how jaw-droppingly beautiful this modern bohemian home is. Filled with natural light, loads of greenery, stunning textiles natural textures, this space is so inviting and one of my favorite interior looks.

 Photos vie The Beetle Shack

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