PALM SPRINGS SETTING US RIGHT AGAIN

So as you know, we joined some friends and rented a little mid-century gem in Palm Springs last week over the kids' spring break.  It was an Airbnb rental and to my great pleasure there was NOTHING I would have changed about the aesthetics of our setting.  Every detail, right down to the mid-century lawn furniture and patio planters, was sheer perfection.  


The house itself was done in a very well-edited, all-white palette, with just a few shots of restrained color here and there.  It was completely mid-century modern without being overdone or kitchsy.  The white palette made for SUCH a soothing vacation vibe ... clean, calming, uncluttered, unbusy ... all the things you want to feel when you're away on vacation.  





(This is a link for a house we nearly took but didn't ... and while it looks fun and all, I think you'll see the difference between the two right away.)

But back to our vacation ...





We all took our "down time" very seriously, leaving the house only for provisions, cooking up plenty of delicious goodness for each other, and eating and drinking all meals together in the beautiful back yard.  Never ate out once.  Love that.


You know how it usually takes a couple days to fully unwind when you finally get away on vacation?  We were so good about just chilling that I think full relaxation was in effect easily by day 2 ... I mean, do these people look stressed out to you?





These two little cuties were the only ones working.  Somehow they co-wrote a book together during our stay, even though they pretty much never left the pool ...


Where I confess to spending the majority of my time as well ...


A fire pit made the perfect spot to sit out under the desert sky and watch the full lunar ecplise that transpired one night ... did anyone else catch that!?


What is that magical quality about warm desert nights that makes you want to hang around the table long after the meal is over and just talk story? ...


Marc and I snuck out early one morning while everyone else was sleeping in to ride around the neighborhood and snap photos of our favorite houses ...





Have I ever told you that my guy is an incredibly talented REAL photographer?  Check out his gorgeous portraiture at marcroyce.com (he's so good that I feel kind of silly talking him up on my little blog.  I mean, the man worked in NYC alongside Richard Avedon.  Kind of makes anything I say here seem a bit beside the point :)  BUT either way ... if you like really witty and intelligent urban street photography, his instagram feed is BANANAS!



 Look how cute he is in action :)  I adore this man.


I've always been particularly enamored with all the cool geometric cast concrete block used in mid-century design.  Here's my homage (my collage homage montage, if you will :)



Yup. It was good there in Palm Springs.  We headed home happy, sun-drenched, and fully refreshed for another round :)
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2 comments:

Vanessa said...

Rosa, what a wonderfully relaxing time it looks like you had in Palm Springs! I've been dying to get back there for a mini vacation. The house you rented is perfection! I booked an apartment through Airbnb for the first time in March for a girls trip to LA and had great success. Airbnb is basically house porn, but that's besides the point. It's seems so much more civilized to rent a house or an apartment as opposed to a hotel. Plus it's usually more economical, which is a bonus!

Cheers, Vanessa
www.theentrenousblog.com

Rosa said...

Hi Vanessa! Yup, Airbnb is a revelation for sure. And Palm Springs was divine...maybe you should come down for Modernism Week there next Spring!?

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