Tag Archives: Palm Springs

{frosting} palm springs moments

24 Aug

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

Palm Springs is my happy place. A short drive east, but a million miles away, when I’m in this desert mirage of mid-century heaven, there’s no choice but to relax and decompress. A few girlfriends and I have made a hot August weekend an annual getaway, and it’s a favorite new tradition in my LA life. Here are a few snaps from my trip…

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

{ many places close during the low (read: crazy hot) season in Palm Springs – including this great brunch spot, Jake’s }

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies, palm springs

{ of course you need a giant turtle floaty in the pool, duh }

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

{ relax, indeed }

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

{ Viceroy is a favorite stop for a pre-dinner martini & to swoon over the brilliance of Kelly Wearstler — decorspiration to. the. max. }

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

{ I love mid-century sun shades, these in-particular, shielded me from the er, moon, at The Ace }

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs


{frosting} fun & the sun

17 Aug
danielle deojay, sequins and ponies

{nothing beats a perfect beach day in SoCal}

Today brings my 3rd annual summer weekend in Palm Springs with some super cool girlfriends. The forecast calls for 106, hot, dry, sun — the perfect recipe for laying by the pool, sipping cocktails, and hopping in every 15 minutes. I predict some vintage shopping, mid-century modern decor shop browsing, and an enviable tan and overall feeling of calm by the time Sunday arrives.

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies

{my new ray-bans. It’s love}

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies

{this weekend’s marine vibe mani-pedi – Essie’s Go Overboard}

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies

{power breakfast – knudsen’s cottage cheese, organic raspberries, raw walnuts, honey drizzle}

palm springs… miss you already

7 May

the flower girl does flowers — center piece assembly duty for the main event. Orchids & floating candles (not pictured) are simple and elegant.

The weekends I spend in Palm Springs are decidedly too few and far between. This weekend was yet another visit — to attend my friends’ incredible and fun wedding — that made me appreciate the little oasis of relaxation and happiness that’s just a short drive down The 10, yet feels a million miles away.

boutique hotels all the way — (if I can’t stay at The Parker) the Movie Colony feels like a home away from home with a laid-back vibe and easy amenities

Breakfast ritual – take-out by the pool from Cheeky’s. Mmmm brunchy BLTA.

cocktail hour & dinner at Melvyn’s is like stepping back in time, in all the best ways, including a mean martini

a homey hotel touch — real keys

working by the pool feels a little less like work, and comes with a side of bronze

{friday frosting} desert dreams & bottega louie

12 Aug

I'm smitten with Bottega Louie in downtown LA

This week has been a countdown to Palm Springs with a bunch of work throw in. I’m off for a very quick, but very needed, weekend in the desert and it can’t come soon enough. Nothing sounds better than laying poolside at my most favorite hotel with my Kindle, a cocktail, and a couple fabulous friends.

A few things making me happy this week…

my newish sunhat ready for its debut - a wire in the brim is key

napkins (unintentionally) personalized for me, thanks Drago Centro

a blank canvas is like a fresh start: the possibilities are endless

{decorspiration} bold patterns, rich texture, splash of color

16 Feb

love all white rooms with a dash of fabulous

this dining room belongs in the Palm Springs house of my dreams

want. need.

adore a bold pattern or texture with a clean 3-color palate

calm + clean = dream bathroom

{inspiration} weekend in palm springs

15 Feb

I am always daydreaming of weekend escapes to Palm Springs. A couple friends and I are plotting at least a couple trips this spring/summer — lounging at the pool, casual dinners in town, browsing mid-century modern furniture stores for even more inspiration.

  1. Red Carter Snake Print Amazonia Ring Bikini, $70
  2. Wyatt Jersey Belted Tank Dress, $54
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Shined Up Silk Belted Romper, $143
  4. Chelsea Flower Silk Beaded Fringe Tank Dress, $199
  5. Topshop Tiered Chiffon Maxi Dress, $135
  6. Forever 21 F4564 Sunglasses, $5.80
  7. Forever 21 Peacock Teardrop Earrings, $3.80
  8. Diane von Furstenberg Joss Leopard Print Voile Scarf, $165
  9. Ann Taylor Statement Tassel Necklace, $68
  10. Pins and Needles Floppy Straw Hat, $29
  11. Michael Antonio Driver Sandal, $45
  12. Jessica Simpson Dany Sandal, $98
  13. Mar Y Sol Valencia Tote, $88