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happy friday + what we did in palm springs…

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Our little getaway to Palm Springs was much different than past trips we've taken before. Ruby wasn't her usual perky self, and we spent a lot of time consoling a cranky, teething toddler. So this visit was much more low key, and we really spent the majority of time hanging by the pool and at the house where we were staying. But we did manage to have a few little adventures…


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We went to go pick up a "thank you for having us" gift for our friends at the Trina Turk store. Because nothing is more Palm Springs than this shop full of color and pattern and summery goodness.

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It was super windy in Palm Springs, but we still managed to take a few dips in the pool in between the wind storms!

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We had lunch at the Colony Palms Hotel, which is a super-charming spot. It feels very Old Hollywood, and it's a nice retreat from some of the flashier hotels that Palm Springs is known for.

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Of course, we found a park…because parks are pretty much Ruby's favorite thing these days…

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My friend Kelly took me to one of her favorite shops, Party Lab, where you can get a plethora of party decor (if only I had a party to plan right now!). My favorites were the lawn flamingosโ€”a must for any Palm Springs house.

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I scored these awesome little stools from Revivals. Then we celebrated with chocolate milkshakes after…

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…except someone stole my milkshake when I got home.

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We went grocery shopping for a fun BBQ night in with friends. The grocery stores in Palm Springs are huge and not crowded at all. It was like food-shopping bliss! Ruby happily walked the aisles and re-merchandised the gourmet pickles as she saw fit.

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Ruby learned how to kick in the water…a little preparation for swim classes this summer!

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Despite a couple hiccups (wind storms and a teething toddler), it was great to get away and take a little break from the day-to-day routine. While we were lucky to get to stay with friends, if you go to Palm Springs with a young child, I definitely recommend renting a small house. It was really nice to have the space for Ruby to play and to be able cook and prepare our own food and to catch up with good friends in their beautiful home…

Have a wonderful weekend guys!

(Sadly, we'll be cleaning up this!)

{Photos by Bob Cho and Oh Joy. Ruby's clothing: swimsuit (past season, on sale), pink polka dot tee, neon dotted cardigan, and colorblock dress by CrewCuts. Triangle leggings from Target. Sunglasses t-shirt from My Little Square. My clothing: swimsuit by Marysia for Anthropologie, denim top from Madewell, dress from Target, and striped skirt from Target.

46 comments

  1. How fun! Look at all that color! The pool looks so lovely. not warm enough here for the pool, yet! Ruby’s suit it adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your weekend!

  2. That looks like an awesome break! I’m quite keen to go to Palm Springs now…how’s the cycling out there? (I can convince my husband to go just about anywhere as long as he can cycle). ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I’m so sorry about your plates, that is horrible.

  3. Poor Ruby! But it looks like you guys were able to have a little bit of fun. I love Palm Springs there is just something about this sleepy town that has a trendy scene as well.
    Can’t wait to go back.
    Lovely pics as usual. Ruby is getting so big!
    xo Quinn
    Quinn Cooper Style

  4. Ruby is making an excellent face in that pic of her in her swimsuit, and you look so beautiful in the one below! Looks like a fun trip!

  5. Well she certainly looks perky! But this is my experience with 1 1/2 year olds – we tried Hawaii once at 18 months and learned our lesson – with our second one being that age, we’re buckling down to ride it out at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Gorgeous pictures! I love the striped skirt, when I clicked the link to Target, it’s a maternity skirt, do they have the regular or is this what you are wearing in the picture. Your pictures are always so colorful and happy!!

  7. That little milkshake thief looks too cute in her swim suit! I prefer the one piece for my little one also. Vacationing with a toddler can be rough, so I’m glad you were able to have some fun!

  8. Ruby is such a sweetie! Palm Springs looks beautiful. I have a family friend that has a house there and I’ve always hoped for an invite ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Hi Amber!
    Yes, I am wearing the maternity one. I am NOT pregnant but I grabbed it not realizing. Its a little loose but still fits and is SO comfy!
    They may have a non-maternity version, but Im not sure!
    Joy

  10. What a sweet collection of photos. It looks like you had a lovely time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh goodness all your plates!… I’m a collector of plates too, so my heart goes out to you. Was there a small quake, do you think?
    On another note, have you heard of amber teething necklaces? They’re not intended for teething, but actually release a pain reliever that our bodies make naturally. So when the amber is warmed by our skin, it releases the smallest amounts of pain reliever that aids in relieving those baby gums. We only buy our amber from Inspired By Finn. com My little one only had a couple of rough nights while teething, which I found incredible! We also really liked highlands teething tablets.

  11. That picture in her bathing suit with her scrunched up face KILLS me!!! Ditto the one with the backpack. Oh man. Ovaries. Ouch.
    p.s. Please come back soon. It was sooo nice having you guys here xx.

  12. We visited Palm Springs last month ….we’re from Sydney, Australia and spent 3weeks in California. We had such a great time! I loved the architecture, the relaxed holiday feel and loads of funky shops and good food!!

  13. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  14. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  15. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  16. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  17. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  18. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  19. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  20. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  21. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

  22. Sounds like it was so much fun. We’re glad you guys were able to take a well-deserved vacation. Palm Springs seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit. These photos of Ruby are so perfect. She is like a little model for the camera!

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