Say ‘Hello!’ to summer and fire up the grill!
Jamie and I stayed at Monkey Tree Hotel in Palm Springs and I cannot wait to make the another trip back. As a preservationist, I can appreciate a storied history and the Monkey Tree Hotel has rich one. The property went through several iterations: the OG Monkey Tree Hotel phase ran from 1960 until 1988 when it switched hands and [...]
Perhaps it is the inevitable Coachella burnout but I get the sense that Palm Springs is underrated in the sense of cultural resources, art, and architecture. The desert town is not just flamingo floats and alcoholic beverages, although there is plenty of that, but I am so excited to share the rest of the best [...]
Jamie and I took a friendship roadtrip from southern California destinations up to Napa. We went sideways, you could say. Our first stop on our friendship roadtrip? A bucket list destination for both Jamie and I has always been Palm Springs. Fun fact: Jamie and I met in graduate school, where we were both at [...]
last... Who else shopped the Target / Vineyard Vines collaboration? Admittedly, in addition to shopping for my mom, dad, nieces, and nephews, I shopped for myself. I knew that once it was gone, it was gone. And it was gone about twenty minutes after the collection hit the online store, midnight PST. I ordered another [...]
If denim is the basis of all wardrobes, long denim (meaning skinny styles of 34 inch inseams or longer and all other cuts of 36 inch inseams or longer) is the holy grail for any lady topping six feet. The first pair of long denim that I ever scored was from Abercrombie & Fitch at the [...]
I distinctly recall the first time I noticed lucite accessories within the pages of a glossy. The November of 2001 I had gotten my little paws on an issue of Cosmopolitan. The cover tag line, "is stress making you bitchy" really sold me on the issue that I procured at the local KMart. (Spoiler alert: [...]
Concert festivals are not a new thing. There was Woodstock, Altamont (looking at you, Hell's Angels), Live Aid, Lollapalooza, Lillith Fair (#tbt amirite?), Warped Tour, and my favorites: Bonnaroo and Jazz Fest. Jazz Fest walked so Coachella could run. My upper years of undergrad I ran with a rather trustafarian crowd. A friend and I [...]
last... After the indulgence from two week's ago, no shopping for me this past week.