Palm Springs....the beginning


I"M BACK! The trip to Palm Springs California was over-the-top fun, and I was genuinely impressed with the friendliness of the locals and the retro modern feel of the city. However....like any big event, there were  HITS and MISSES.  It is too much to post in one sitting. So just like the outfits, I'll break it down into portions. Part One........

We stayed at the Riviera Hotel (where Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe used to stay). I would love to go on and on about how amazing the room was......but honestly, we had nothing but problems. Between cleanliness and plumbing challenges, we ended up switching rooms twice (almost three times). Ugh - such a hassle! (MISS) The divine soaking tub in our room? (HIT) No robes and noisy hallways (MISS)
The pool made up for the room hassle. Isn't it gorgeous? Notice the mountains in the back? Excellent service, and I was able to eavesdrop on the singers sitting behind me. So much fun! (HIT)
Early on I asked Mr. C if he would wear EUROPEAN SWIMMING TRUNKS and he said 'Yes' - never thinking I would actually find them. Imagine his horror shock when we stumbled upon these in town. Of course he back pedaled and said "No Way".

SIDENOTE: Why is it that women have to SQUEEZE into bikinis, yet guys get off easy with the 'roomy' Bermuda swim trunks? It's crap I say.....total male-biased crap. Guys should have to feel self conscious too. (neither Hit or Miss - just side commentary to make you confused on what to comment on later.....)
The hotel group spent an excessive 90 million dollars renovating the hotel in a glamorous 50's Hollywood theme. Just lovely - and each corner was filled with some piece of eye candy. A diamond pool table? Over the top and done perfectly. (HIT)

Not really practical, but it be incredible to have this furniture set in your home. (HIT)

See the limo photo below? We were supposed to have a private limo service, but instead we were CRAMMED in here with everyone else. (MISS)


The entrance to Frank Sinatra's sprawling rancher. I know it doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interior is authentic and has great energy. It was funny, some of my new glamorous California friends were telling me this house is dumpy compared to the other homes they usually celebrate in. Geez - I need to hang out with them more often as I would LOVE to see the inside of a Cali palace. (HIT) (Hi Shannon & Carol - yes, I'm talking about you dolls!). 
 
Mr. C, Mr. P and Mr. B = my own personal RAT PACK. HIT (...of course).

Phew, it's been a long day of traveling - so that's all for now kitten kats. Event photos  and more Hits/Misses tomorrow!

xoxo
Michelle


9 comments:

Miss K said...

amazing! i love hearing about your trips! you look gorgeous in that red number!

Christianna said...

Sounds like a lot of fun even with the misses! You got to spy on singers? Which ones? Lol.

Megan said...

palm springs is fantastic, but the most fantastic part is that he will sport those euro swim trunks LOL :)

Claudia Moser said...

Great red dress!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

There was more hits than misses so thats all that matters. You look absolutely gorgeous with your rat pack X

Sarah Pearson said...

The biggest hit had to have been you in that dress :-)

Krista said...

Looks like fun! Love the last photo of you by the pool!

Angela said...

SO much fun! once and a life time getaway.

Bibi said...

:) the pool view looks beautiful! thanks for sharing!