This is my first spring living in La Jolla so I was unaware of how gloomy and cool it can get here in May and June. Being from the East Coast, I was getting a little envious of all the pictures I was seeing on social media of my friends and family enjoying warm weather and sunshine back east. Desperate to beat the May gray/June gloom, I decided to chase the sun and the heat to Palm Springs.
I fell in love with Palm Springs when my husband and I took a day trip and rode the aerial tramway (read about my day trip here). For this trip, I had my heart set on a peaceful weekend with my husband and son, enjoying the 100 degree weather in a private pool. Palm Springs conjures up mid-century nostalgia so I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere but in a Palm Springs mid-century vacation rental. Thanks to Vacation Palm Springs, I found the perfect rental home for my tiny family.
This 1959 Alexander Construction Company house is the quintessential Palm Springs home, complete with mid-century modern furnishings. Turn up the Frank Sinatra music and have a martini. POOF – you’ve entered a timewarp! I love how the city of Palm Springs has managed to preserve and embrace this oh-so-cool period in time.
We enjoyed our house and pool so much that we only left to eat! We spent hours upon hours in the pool, day and night. It was a great time for us to play and connect. For the first time in a while, I was actually able to slow down and be present in the moment. While in the backyard, I watched a little bird land on the power line, I watched the huge palm leaves blow in the breeze, I played catch with my son, I was in awe of the size of mountains around me, and I watched the moon and stars light up the sky. Most importantly, my son must have enjoyed the slowed down pace and time spent with family, because at one point, he came over and kissed me.
If you’re a fan of mid-century modernism and design, Palm Springs will be your heaven. Skip the hotel and book your stay at one of the many Palm Springs mid-century vacation rentals and re-live this nostalgic city’s heyday.