Here’s what I learned from my mini vaca to Palm Springs… that it’s possible to stay in a Barbie Dream House. At least, that is what the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs looks and feels like. Every wall is painted a bright color. We had neon green pillows. I don’t know about you, but my Barbies never stayed in the same outfit for more than 10 minutes, and neither did we! My BFF, Marisa, and I were changing clothes every chance we could. Mostly to make ourselves feel better about over packing for a two day trip. Whoops.
Most of the day was spent laying poolside, alternating between reapplying sunscreen and relaxing on an inflatable chaises. We had dinner at a fabulous restaurant called Blue Coyote Grille. I highly recommend the trio of mini burritos, which turned out to be the opposite of mini. Downtown Palm Springs was beautiful at sunset, but the nightlife was non existent, but only because we were there on a Sunday. This allowed us to go to bed early, and wake up for Avocado Eggs Benedict and more poolside lounging.
Packing for vacation is becoming increasingly easier. At least this short summer trip was a no brainer. 2 Days means 2 bathing suits. Check. 2 Coverups. Check. And 8 different outfit options. Whoops-a-daisy. The dress I KNEW I had to pack was this Faithful the Brand off-the-shoulder number from Blue Eyed Girl boutique. It can be worn off-the-shoulder or on-the-shoulder. Wearing long sleeves would have seemed crazy in the heat, but the material was so light-weight that it felt like I was just in my bikini. My key accessory for Palm Springs was my Whim Things custom floppy hat. It kept me shaded and cool, protecting my scalp, face, and neck. I chose the phrase ‘Bon Voyage’ because I wish I was Parisian, duh. I have one more trip planned for this summer, a wedding in NorCal (again just one night), but it never hurts to create a preliminary packing list!
But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
In the midst of the desert, Palm Springs is like an oasis, full of palm trees. It’s amazing to me that in such a dry landscape that green, flourishing palm trees thrive. What comes as no surprise to me is that the Bible talks about how the godly will flourish like palm trees. It’s natural to have ups and downs in your spiritual strength, but speaking from experience, the times I am closest to my Heavenly father, my life is progressively moving in a direction that is most fulfilling. When I am distant from God, I feel stagnant and dissatisfied. Sometimes it’s as simple as a prayer, showing up in church, or listening to a worship song to get me back on track!
Have a blessed week!