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happy friday + what we did in palm springs...

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Our little getaway to Palm Springs was much different than past trips we've taken before. Ruby wasn't her usual perky self, and we spent a lot of time consoling a cranky, teething toddler. So this visit was much more low key, and we really spent the majority of time hanging by the pool and at the house where we were staying. But we did manage to have a few little adventures...

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We went to go pick up a "thank you for having us" gift for our friends at the Trina Turk store. Because nothing is more Palm Springs than this shop full of color and pattern and summery goodness.

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It was super windy in Palm Springs, but we still managed to take a few dips in the pool in between the wind storms!

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We had lunch at the Colony Palms Hotel, which is a super-charming spot. It feels very Old Hollywood, and it's a nice retreat from some of the flashier hotels that Palm Springs is known for.

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Of course, we found a park...because parks are pretty much Ruby's favorite thing these days...

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My friend Kelly took me to one of her favorite shops, Party Lab, where you can get a plethora of party decor (if only I had a party to plan right now!). My favorites were the lawn flamingos—a must for any Palm Springs house.

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I scored these awesome little stools from Revivals. Then we celebrated with chocolate milkshakes after...

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...except someone stole my milkshake when I got home.

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We went grocery shopping for a fun BBQ night in with friends. The grocery stores in Palm Springs are huge and not crowded at all. It was like food-shopping bliss! Ruby happily walked the aisles and re-merchandised the gourmet pickles as she saw fit.

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Ruby learned how to kick in the water...a little preparation for swim classes this summer!

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Despite a couple hiccups (wind storms and a teething toddler), it was great to get away and take a little break from the day-to-day routine. While we were lucky to get to stay with friends, if you go to Palm Springs with a young child, I definitely recommend renting a small house. It was really nice to have the space for Ruby to play and to be able cook and prepare our own food and to catch up with good friends in their beautiful home...

Have a wonderful weekend guys!

(Sadly, we'll be cleaning up this!)

{Photos by Bob Cho and Oh Joy. Ruby's clothing: swimsuit (past season, on sale), pink polka dot tee, neon dotted cardigan, and colorblock dress by CrewCuts. Triangle leggings from Target. Sunglasses t-shirt from My Little Square. My clothing: swimsuit by Marysia for Anthropologie, denim top from Madewell, dress from Target, and striped skirt from Target.

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