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March 17, 2009

things we did over the weekend…

that I recommend you do too. If possible. If you live close-ish to palm springs.

Stayed here:

Had drinks in their awesome bar, the Amigo Room:

(tabletops made from mexican bank notes! their design details are excellente.)

Went running through the desert:

Looking at wildflowers:

Watched lots of this:

(that’s Federer, btw. Yes I’m a big tennis nerd)

Saw the Wayne Thiebaud exhibit (which was amazing):

And popped into the new, terrible-for-bank-account-but-excellent-for-new-additions-to-your-home DWR Annex.

Disclaimer: we said before we set foot inside this craven home of modern design items that we were ONLY going to look for one thing. A particular bed we’ve (I’ve) been eyeing forever. And we said this knowing there was like pretty much no way the exact one we wanted was going to be there. Except it was. Brand new, never been out of the crate, returned by the original purchaser even before unpacking, but couldn’t be sold as new. (SCORE!)

We like to think that we’re doing our part to stimulate the economy. At a ridiculous discount.

I’d also like to mention that we usually only accomplish a fraction of the above when we’re out in the desert. Our normal agenda includes running, drinking coffee, reading the paper, laying by the pool, maybe playing tennis and then settling in to cocktail hour. So we’re feeling pretty proud of ourselves. We went to a museum!


  1. Teresa said on March 17, 2009

    looks like you had a fabulous weekend! what fun!

  2. jora said on March 17, 2009

    I’ve been dying to try this place. Did you go to the restaurant? If so, how was it??

    p.s. does the Ace have babysitters? kidding.

  3. Rachel said on March 17, 2009

    So jealous. I’m thinking of making time for a little trip out of town very soon.

  4. Logan said on March 18, 2009

    oh so jealous! i heart roger federer. i would love love love to see him play one day.

  5. jamie said on March 19, 2009

    no. fair.

  6. east side bride said on March 25, 2009


  7. Stephanie said on March 25, 2009

    Lucky! Was Federer just as cute in person as he is on the small screen? Sigh…

  8. genevieve said on March 26, 2009

    Beautiful bed! Seems like it might be worth a road trip just to go there…(hmmmm, gears turning…)

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