Posts Tagged ‘Palm Springs’

Palm Springs to Seeking Salvation

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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On my bucket list of sites to see is Salvation Mountain, so for Valentine’s weekend in Palm Springs Val and I made the drive to seek salvation.

This inland gem adds a punch of positivity to the otherwise decrepit desert. The creator, Leonard Night, built Salvation Mountain out of adobe clay, stray and paint, as a testament to his faith. While Leonard recently passed away, his legacy lives on.

Salvation Mountain sits at the entrance to Slab City, off the grid 190 miles south east of Los Angeles. Val and I ventured into Slab City, and witnessed a mashup pf Burning Man meets Breaking Bad. Dubbed “the last free place in America,” Slab City takes its name after concrete slabs left behind from the abandoned World War II Marine barracks of Camp Dunlap. Today it’s a hot spot for snowbirds, squatters and those looking to get off the grid. Slab City, definitely a site to be seen.

If you’re exploring the Indio Vally, make sure to swing through Salvation Mountain. Slab City too, but I wouldn’t go there alone. Happy hunting and good vibes in your search for Salvation!

♥ BB

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Palm Springs Reunion

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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It’s become tradition to visit my Great-Aunt Virg and Uncle Jim in Palm Springs every winter, and boy do we have fun!

Books by the pool, lazy lunches and lots of gin left me with a taste of retired life. What’s better than all that is our time spent catching up. We talked for hours. Los Angeles, love, family, friends and politics… You name it, we discussed it. Aunt Virg always gives the best advice and at 83-years-old, wisdom definitely does transcend generations.

While Aunt Virg is my grandma’s sister, it’s obvious we’re related. I see a lot of her characteristics in me. We both lived overseas, are open minded, adventurous and refuse to settle. She married my Uncle Jim in her 40’s and he was worth the wait. They travel, laugh and love. These two are the epitome of relationship goals. Aunt Virg says to find someone who is your best friend and remember “the best relationships don’t always end in marriage.” Geez, are old people smart or what?

I feel fortunate to have such an amazing family. The memories made during our annual get-together are priceless and I will cherish them always.

What are some of your family traditions?

♥ BB

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Palm Springs Dreams

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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There’s something about Palm Springs that makes it perfect for outfit posts. Maybe it’s the palm desert vibe. Maybe it’s the perfect poolside tan. Maybe it’s the surreal sunsets. Either way, whenever I’m here I can’t help but snap a few outfit shots.

Yesterdays look is a desert fave. My mom worried Grandma Bess wouldn’t like it because of the under-boob. Au contraire. She loved it. Maybe today’s styles do transcend generations?

Lemme break down the deets:

Hat: Vintage from AAA Palm Stars
Dress: Rehab
Sandals (not really shown): Isabel Marant
Rings: Vintage
Cuffs: Vintage
Sunnies: Louis Vuitton

♥ BB

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Palm Springs Style

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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After lots of positive feedback on yesterday’s Palm Springs style, I thought I’d include a little breakdown.

Hat: Vintage
Shirt: Vintage
Shorts: Skingraft
Boots: Isabel Marant
Sunnies: Venice Beach boardwalk vendor
Jewelry: Vintage

Someone please me back to the desert, it’s a mere 71 degrees in LA!

♥ BB

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Dripping in Gold

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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Oh Miles, you outdid yourself with these photos!

Talented doesn’t even begin to describe Miles, or the crew from our weekend in Palm Springs. Once again, humongous thank you’s to Val for makeup and Sarah for nails. This triad made me look and feel like a supermodel!

If you get a couple minutes of down time, click Miles’ link above and scope his Vimeo. Inspiring work!

Swimsuit: Minimale Animale
Bracelets: Sarah’s
Earrings: Sarah’s
Body Armor: TRILLERY
Makeup: NARS

Now Playing: Crave You – Flight Facilities

♥ BB

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