Trippin’ | Palm Springs

When you think of Palm Springs, you think of this sort of thing, don’t you? (This is actually one of Peter Granser’s wicked-rad pictures of Sun City from his book of the same name, but it’s fitting.) With early dinners, long golf games and a lot of quiet, your grandparents love it in the California desert, don’t they?

But can your grandfather do this?

Palm Springs is a blast even if you’re not living off a pension. Doing absolutely nothing but blasting Snoop on your poolside stereo, sipping sangria — which, when I make it, is more like a fruit salad with red wine dressing…

…and bobbing around on pool noodles. It’s my kind of vacation. Not travelling, vacationing. There’s a difference and I love them both (almost) equally.

The area’s beautiful too and not just in a sunshine-and-palm-trees kind of way.  These days, every ad campaign, music video and look book seems to be shot in the middle of the desert, and for good reason — the light is gorgeous, the landscape is eerily barren and the weather is usually incredible (though, as I learned from sweater-wearing experience, that’s not always the case).

Speaking of wearing things, I left my white linen suit and Panama hat at home and opted instead to rock a bamboo t-shirt dress c/o Soleone (comfiest thing ever), vintage beaded belt and Frye shoes. When I wasn’t wearing my swimming costume, that is.

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  • Reply SLK May 29, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Simple, so nice on you.

  • Reply camille May 29, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I love that dress!

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon May 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

    SLK — Easy breezy, right?

    Camille — Bamboo, I tell ya. It’s like wearing PJs. So comfy!

  • Reply Lesley May 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    So relaxing! You should look at the Coquitlam Centre Pinterest contest…. :)

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