Palm Springs Decor

Tent Week: Ace's Aces

Oh Me, Oh My!  Something WILD has happened!  My real life has aligned itself with my blog life!  Are you all as astonished as I am?  You see, today is the final day of tent week and boy, have I got a great topic comin' atcha:  The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  And... as luck would have it, I happen to be headed down there in a few hours to celebrate the last few weeks of my dear friend's "freedom" (jk, E ) before she gets hitched. But don't get too excited because I won't be sharing any of those juicy details with all you voyeurs!  What I will be sharing though, is one of my absolute favorite hotels ever!  That features (yep, you guessed it): TENTS!

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This FABULOUS hotel is situated in a converted Howard Johnson motel.  And they have an on-site retro diner called King's Highway in a refurbished Denny's (talk about an upgrade, right?)  

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It's truly a summer camp for adults (and not just in the way that people always say that, this time I really mean it!).  They have the best games (which obvi includes ping pong), you can “rent” bikes (and by rent, I mean, for free – so hippy, so lovely), they offer "boozy sno cones" out of a bar stand they call the "short bus" (truth), there are HAMMOCKS GALORE and there's even a Yurt sauna in the middle of the patio (which I couldn’t find a picture of besides one of the spa, so now you’ll all have to go there and check it out for yoselves).

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The room walls are covered with tent canvas to give the illusion of “camping” without all the “ew” nasty stuff of actually camping (LOL), each room comes equipped with a record player (and records, of course)... yes, in your f'ing room, and macramé curtains in the lobby (hell yes!).

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Did I mention that they also have outdoor fire pits, these green canvas palm frond like things for pool umbrellas (see below), and a spa (I know I already mentioned that but I think it’s worth noting twice – all adult summer camps must have a spa)?They're also rocking sick beats playing at the pool party (or "swim club" as they call it), and have ahhmazing food (basically, the best chilaquiles I have ever had).  ALSO: Hot pre-pubescent lifeguards and the weirdest robes imaginable, probably just to get you out of your comfort zone :).  If you're eclectic and have a shred of coolness, this is right up your alley.  I swear it on all things holy.  There's no point in denying it, it's hipster-esque, BUT it's done in a way that really everyone can appreciate. 

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Best part:  When I went there last, there was a group of people there that were getting married.. IN THE POOL.  Um, yes.  The bride's dad literally walked her down the pool steps in a wedding dress to her groom.  And all of the guest were wearing ridiculous and enviable hats of all sorts!  Where the heck else are you going to see something like that?!

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Basically, it's zee best!  That's all you really need to know. 

Sorry for the predominantly picture post… And lack of my special brand of wit (I mean, they say "brevity is the soul of wit" right? So chew on that for a while!)… I'm just a bit rushed today.  But, if I’m being honest with myself, I’m sure you all are actually pretty relieved. So...

Hope you have a saucy weekends!  I lurve you all!

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Oh Heyy, Pinterest ;)

So…… This is embarrassing BUT yesterday I sort of, like, “officially” joined Pinterest.  I know.   Please, please don’t stop reading from here on out because I’ve seemingly lost all blogger street cred.  I think I was afraid of Pinterest and how much time one can spend on there... and as I’ve come to find out since my inauguration, for good reason.  I may be developing carpel tunnel in my right index finger from scrolling, but regardless, the site can back up the hype!  Damn guurl… So, I’m going to break all blogger rules and post some pics from my new Pinterest account (I know, how tacky!) and in the future, maybe I’ll get it together to do it the other way around and pin pictures from my blog posts to my Pinterest boards like all the big girl bloggers do (ya, maybe don’t hold your breath for that). 

So, for everyone that’s, OMG, already over Pinterest, don’t hate me, and for the small few that have been living under a rock with me, you’re welcome.  Here are some of my favorite home finds from my first late night browsing sesh:

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How shocking that I like this? Not.  I was similarly inspired by Palm Springs decor with my Palm Springs Barstools (please excuse the "link juice" I'm trying to SEOqueeze here). 

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Kelly Wearstler makes the cut: ALL DAY, ERR'DAY.

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Is this real? Or is this just fantasy?   If you can't tell what this is, it is a TRAP DOOR TO A SECRET SLIDE!  Far out!

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What IS it about canopies?  This room was designed by Mary McDonald, who has a design aesthetic I just adore, so it figures that I'm giddy about this room.  I love how she knows how to get right next to the line of over-styling but never crosses it.

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Will you feast your eyes upon that ceiling? Yowzer! An often overlooked detail that makes the space in this case! 

And last from my severely edited picture pull... 

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Would you ever be sad if you lived here?  I don't think it would be possible.  This house seems to emit drops of sunshine. 

And I'll leave you with that.. Hope the sun is shining wherever you are in the world today! 

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