Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend In Photos: Birthday Edition

We were in Palm Springs this past weekend for a little late summer/birthday holiday. It was my birthday last Friday, and we also really needed a break from our daily routine. So we booked ourselves a three-day weekend in a spa with a salt water pool and off we went.

It was a total success. We basically did nothing all day, everyday. Total relaxation. Well, I did go shopping on my birthday, but ended up buying nothing. It wasn't for the lack of shops. There were plenty there. It was because of the temps. At least 110F every single day. Not exactly inspiring me to buy Fall fashion.

But hey, we had that salt water pool and our poolside cabana. Hello, lap of luxury. It had a nice big bed, a cooler filled with ice, drinks, and fruits, and Nick, the poolside attendant who came by every so often to see if we needed anything else. I reclined on that bed for half a day, flipping through September's issue of Vogue. It takes half a day to do so. Have you seen that sucker? It's at least 700 pages.

And now, we are back and ready for the back to school season. Kind of. (The truth is, we are dying to go back there. But during a cooler month.)

I'm usually a super light packer. But when traveling by car, I can bring 4 dresses and a few blouses for a 3 day trip. Right?
Walking down El Paseo in Palm Desert. HOT!
We ate a lot of chips and salsa.
And tacos and iced tea too.
A blurry selfie in Anthro's dressing room. Tired, sunburned, but happy.

The view down from inside the gondola.
We watched a storm roll in from the mountaintop. Then went back down, and got rained on. For about 30 seconds.
Just about everything blooms in Palm Springs. Stuff that doesn't normally bloom around Los Angeles. Is it because of the crazy amounts of sun + copious watering?
More random flowering bushes.
Cabanas! Nice! (Yes, Jenn Olson, it came complete with a cabana boy. No, he did not look like Taylor Kitsch.)
They are happy!
More happiness.
1 pool + 3 boys = water fight.

7 comments :

Cindy August 30, 2011 at 5:41 AM  

LOVE vacations where you do nothing..nice :) great pics & love the selfie :)

Amy Coose August 30, 2011 at 6:47 AM  

Oh, this looks like a dream vaca! Love all the pics.

LisaDay August 30, 2011 at 6:57 AM  

Sounds like an awesome vacation! Love the pics!! You look beautiful!

Keshet August 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

Looks like fun!!

Susan Weinroth August 30, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! it looks like you had so much fun - even with the crazy hot weather. and all that mexican food = YUM!

melanie August 30, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

I'm green... Green I tell ya!! Lounging by a pool, cabana boy.... seriously! Sounds totally heavenly, love the cute pics and esp. that selfie. :) So glad you were spoiled and had a great bday... So, did you get a camera?!

Jenn August 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Well, life would be just too good if your cabana boy looked like Taylor Kitsch...that's almost like asking for too much, ya know?

Looks like you had a good time despite the heat. I can tell that the boys did, anyhow! Yay for getting out of town!

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