Wednesday, June 18, 2014

palm springs {travel diary}

If you happened to spy some sunshine-infused Instagram shots from me this weekend, you already know I ran off to Palm Springs for a quick getaway. My mom had booked her annual San Francisco trip a bit early this year so we decided to mix things up and head south for some much needed: 1.) sun 2.) pool side reading and 3.) retail therapy (hello outlet malls!). We even managed to sneak in a few bucketlist-worthy road side attractions, which included large robotic dinosaurs (quirky, but fun) and Salvation Mountain (a must-see!). It was my first time down in the Springs and I'll admit it right now, it definitely won't be my last! From the palm trees against stark mountain scapes to the saturated 60s-mod-inspired colors everywhere, I think I found my new weekend escape! 

Oh, and apparently, the  President is on the same page -- his Air Force One made our flight back home quite tricky (read: several hours delayed). 

Our home away from home. I loved the fact they converted an old Howard Johnson and Denny's restaurant, maintaining the original road side hotel + diner vibe with extremely covet-worthy decor.

I've wanted to visit Salvation Mountain ever since that scene in "Into the Wild" (also known as the only movie I can really stand Kristen Stewart in).

The pool side essentials. #Obvi.

When I wasn't lounging in my bathing suit, I lived in these white Guess overalls.

Each day, they had a new saying listed out on this old marquee board. It was fun to check each morning. // Pool party life!

A fun idea for patio furniture -- brightly painted, but chipped, mismatched chairs.  

Photos by Krystal Bick


  1. Looks like a fantastic trip! LOVE your overalls!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  2. Wow looks like an amazing trip. Love the pics :)

    xx Mira

  3. What a marvelous place to visit! Love your look too! That hat is darling!

  4. Cute overall:) Love these traveling photos:)

  5. LOVE the overalls. I haven't seen someone rock them in white yet this season, and I'm surprising myself by saying I like them even better than the classic blue ones! You look fabulous. Also, I'm dying to go to Salvation Mountain too! I'm living vicariously through these photos right now, haaard core haha :)

  6. great overalls! what a great getaway!

  7. I was in Palm Springs this weekend too! I've always wanted to check out the ACE hotel...looks so cute. Salvation Mountain is also on my list to see! Great pics! And I NEED those overalls.

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  8. amazing photos!

  9. lovely pics.x

  10. Great picture, great outfit!

  11. Super cute! I wanna try a similar outfit with my Chinese Laundry booties

  12. Your picture diary is so cute and I LOVE Palm Springs. It's definitely one of my favorite spots and you look great. Hope you had a nice time with your mom.


  13. Love the travel diary - Palm Springs is such a great destination! Next time you go you have to visit The Nest - it's quite possibly the most fun I have ever had in a bar. Happy Friday!


    PS - also love the overalls!


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