Palm Springs

by Liz Dowling

We left cold, gray – did I mention COLD – Boston and headed west this winter in search of sun and an abundance of citrus.

Guess what?

We were in Palm Springs for a couple of weeks, which now seems way too short. Our daughters came to visit, we saw great old friends, explored the city, the design, the food, the desert landscape and the pickle ball courts!

Norma’s for dinner at The Parker Hotel with friends from Manhattan Beach. How pretty is the orange door… All decorated by Jonathan Adler.

Dinner at Workshop is a no miss and GiGi’s for a special “swan” aperol spritz.

The gang at GiGi’s! (photo credit: Anne Cox)

Gabino’s creperie too many times – for amazing sandwiches!

“The Pink Cabana” at the Sands Hotel in Indian Wells was an amazing choice for a special birthday for a very special person.

The pink entrance  was adorable with rounded black doors and the vintage restaurant interior! We had the best cocktail EVER at lunch, the Cabana Colada. It tastes like key lime pie over ice. Here is the recipe: 2oz Gin, 2oz Coco Real cream of coconut, 1oz (or to taste) La Croix coconut seltzer, 1 oz fresh lime juice. Shake well and pour over ice. Grate lime zest on top of drink. You’re welcome 🙂

Plenty of snow for Emily and Tim to ski at Big Bear one day. Is Tim wearing a polo shirt?

Touring this gorgeous town.

Modernism in full swing baby!!!

Moving into this casita.

Dining room goals.

Wallpaper is a theme and I am here for it!

Modern art – lucite books on display.

The scenery is one of my favorite parts of the desert.

Who needs the ocean when you have the mountains?

And mountains with snow on them ~ from our bedroom window.

We went to Joshua Tree this trip on a beautiful, chilly day.

Dr. Seuss was here.

All of these rock formations were created from huge pools of magma rising up under Southern California over 100 million years ago. It is so beautiful.

It was an incredible trip thanks to all of our hosts who took the time to make it so wonderful. Fabulous dinners, playing cards, mixing cocktails, hanging by the pool or just sitting outside and enjoying the incredible weather.

Rhino living her best 16 y/o life in Palm Springs.

the wry home

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Katie March 2, 2023 - 6:26 am

Falling in love with Palm Springs!

Mary Stetson March 2, 2023 - 6:37 am

Always love your posts. You have a gift!

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