Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Place

I'm ready to say sayonara to the rain and find my happiness in the midst of a psychedelic conga line at the bottom of a Mai Tai. Time to perfect my golf swing, get frisky with the pool boy, and go "annual tripping" to Palm Springs, California!
WHO? Grandma's Closet! Every time I go to Palm Springs, I score vintage Pucci, Gucci, Hermes and Louis at an Estate Sale or Consignment Store.
WHAT? Desert Modernism! Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid-century architecture in the world! Pictured: The Legendary Kauffmann Desert House

WHERE? Joshua Tree National Park! Breathtaking desert landscape, eye-opening canyons, and the spirit of Gram Parsons! Pictured: Keith & Anita open their eyes at Joshua Tree.

WHEN? "The Two Hour Rule!"
Hollywood studios used to contractually obligate actors to reside/vacation within two-hours of the studio, in case they were needed for last minute shoots. This made Palm Springs a favorite hideaway for members of "The Rat Pack," Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, and Bing Crosby (to name a few). The palpable "Old Hollywood" vibe in Palm Springs is largely attributed to "the rule."
Pictured: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe
WHY? "Because we like you!"

Okay, so Disneyland's not exactly in the desert, but it's close enough! I'm taking my #1 nephew to the happiest place on earth!
Time to start packing and stop yacking... see ya!

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