Sometimes in Southern California you’ll still pass those vintage billboards painted with smiling faces reading “Palm Springs, the one tank vacation!” But girls like us need no such convincing to pack a Prius to the sun roof with crop tops, bikinis, and shades. Like a mirage our final destination appeared in no time, the rainbow in the desert – The Saguaro. We made ourselves right at home in this desert oasis from the bucket lists and wanderlust boards of so many dreamy adventurers like us. Post check-in it was straight to the pool where we stretched in the sun on plush pink towels. There was little reason to leave with scrabble, good reads, and slight waves of a hand enough to keep our thirsts quenched and tummies satisfied. Eventually our curiosity got the best of us when the rumors of vintage shopping led us to explore downtown where we indulged even more on iced coffees, flan, cookies, and margaritas. In the end the sunset brought us back home to our balcony because while sun worshippers by day, we had celebrating to do that night. With a table of tapas at The Tinto Rachel’s LA entourage and I toasted to a quarter century of her, my oldest friend. We topped off chocolate mousse with a candle because birthdays do not go unnoticed at The Saguaro. It was one of those weekends that makes you want to sing like a girl scout ♫ make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold ♫. After all, what better way to catch up with old friends and make new ones than to travel together. Eventually work would call us back west to the coastline with our new tan lines and these photos as our souvenirs. But we’ll be back here soon, or should we say how could we stay away.
24 April 2013
Rainbow in the Desert
Palm Springs, United States
Amazing photos, Haleigh! Your eye for photography never ceases to blow me away. You’ve not only convinced me to visit The Saguro some time soon, but that we’d be best friends. I’m sure of it. 🙂 Hugs from sunny Miami! (Which, by the way, I think you should consider adding to your travel list and visit ASAP.) xx
OMG awesome pictures
and i love the design of your blog
I’m adding this to my bucket list. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Haleigh!
True to be told is, that California has been on my bucket list since I was like 5-6 years old (in short 12-13 years ago… I know long time ago) and I’ve dreamed about going there whether is alone or with my family some day. In fact, I just added this top my top 4 places to live in during the rest of my life. I’m just a little curious about this place and I really would like to know it better and is it me, or is it California so colorful? XO
Love these pics! Looks like such an amazing time!
Arf! Ton blog est vraiment mon préféré de tous! Tes photos, ton univers, toi! Tout y est parfait à mes yeux.
Mais je ne comprends toujours pas ta fascination pour Paris ou les gens sont gris et dépressifs comparé à la Californie!!! J’ai tellement hâte d’y retourner!
Des Bisous ♡♡♡
Fun Fun Fun. Looks like you chickadees had such a great time.
Hopefully I’ll be able to call California home in a few more years!
Circle round, that has no end- that’s how long I want to be your friend!
Omg your photos look amazing! Makes me wish I was there!
what a dream girls travel… so beautiful!
I agree with Vanessa: I too think you and I could be friends too. LOL. But it looks like you girls had an absolute blast together! Hurray for California and it’s glorious sunshine!
Amazing pictures & beautiful place…definitely on my travel wish list now. Great retro feel. Love your blog!
these are so perfect along with music.
I’m lucky enough to live in Palm Springs year round, and just want to say, Haleigh, THANK YOU for capturing the real feeling of the place so beautifully! Glad you and your bffs had such a wonderful time, and hope you’ll return soon!
What a gorgeous holiday. I want to go to there!
Such a wonderful time…gorgeous xx
Such beautiful photos. Looks like you had a blast!
Aww, California – your pics are delightful, so summery and gleeful <3
nice pixs. america suits you more than paris
Wow, amazing pics!
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