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Scenes From a Palm Springs Weekend

Hi lovelies! We hope you guys had a great Labor Day weekend and aren’t too depressed at the thought of summer being over… This weekend half of us were lounging in San Diego while the other (me, Karrie) was straight chilling in glorious Palm Springs. Some pics of the Palm Springs weekend below!

Karrie & Kilroy | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

That’s Kilroy. He makes himself real comfy. Can’t blame him. Traffic from LA-Palm Springs on a Friday afternoon = bruuuuuutal.

Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

But once we got there, this became our view for the four days. Our rental house was on a golf course and every morning (and afternoon, and night) it was soooo quiet and peaceful.

Football watching | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

This is how you watch college football while in Palm Springs. *Note: We did not leave these seats for h-o-u-r-s.

Bike ride thru Palm Springs | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

Until we decided to take the bikes provided by the owners of the house on a stroll thru the surrounding neighborhoods…

The pink house in Palm Springs | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

And YOU GUYS – #thatpinkdoor (THE most iconic in Palm Springs – maybe one of the most iconic homes amongst bloggers) was located half a block down from our house!

Homes of Palm Springs | Covet Living

And everywhere we looked there was a super cool home with – as is customary in Palm Sprizzles – a brightly colored front door. Can we paint ours this color Steph?

Palm Springs | Covet Living

That garage door is SO Jonathan Adler.

Homes of Palm Springs | Covet Living

Every house is different; every door color so vibrant!

Las Casuelas | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

Speaking of vibrant, if you’re ever in Palm Springs you MUST go to Las Casuelas and pound a burrito and a big ol’ marg straight to your head. Thank us later (or not)….

Karrie | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

Me, lookin’ all kinds of relaxed. Oh yeah, and I stole these sunglasses from my mom – aren’t they the raddest sunglasses ever? Thanks Mahm.

Palm Springs | Covet Living

Can’t you just smell the still desert air here? Sigh…

Have a great Tuesday and remember, just four days ’til the weekend!


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We’ll Always Have Palm Springs (Plus a New Playlist!)

Steph and Karrie | Palm Springs | Covet Living

{With Steph, feelin’ allllright}

This past Friday, Shtooph and I joined forces in the glorious desert town of Palm Springs for the long weekend, and it was exactly.what.we.needed.

Side note: I recently read this blog post about the impact that a positive response has when someone asks you how you’re doing.  The blogger made a good point – that 99.9% of the time, responding with how stressed you are doesn’t really further the convo any… it’s like describing that crazy(!) dream you had last night with your 6th grade gym teacher, a white lion and a swimming pool filled with chocolate pudding… not many people care.

So, I apologize profusely, dearest readers, because there’s something I need to get off my chest: Being an adult is really, really stressful sometimes, and I have been painstakingly, exhaustingly stressed these past few days.


To say Steph & I needed this getaway is the biggest understatement since Yeezy explained his outbursts by saying he was a “passionate” person.

So we both packed up our mags, dogs and sunblock and booked it from Santa Monica and San Diego.  Once there we immediately set up marination station at our adorable, slightly kitschy (as in the place hadn’t seen the soft touch of an interior designer since the late ’70s) home away from home, replete with a pool/jacuzzi, a sprawling backyard looking out onto a golf course, and room for 10 of us *including GusGus and Kilroy, our sons, to sprawl da eff out.

Palm Springs house | Palm Springs | Covet Living

{We loved our house!}

GusGus and Kilroy | Palm Springs | Covet Living

{GusGus and Kilroy, brothers/boyfriends}

Shtooph | Palm Springs | Covet Living

{“Steph, didn’t you borrow that bathing suit from me 3 years ago?”


Straight chill in' | Palm Springs | Covet Living

Sunset | Palm Springs | Covet Living

On the agenda: 1) Sunning 2) Eating junk food like we were at a slumber party circa ’96 3) Listening to the Bruce Hornsby Pandora station for hours at a time 4) Cackling 5) Gazing at the stars, and  6) Not brushing our hair:


{What is wrong with us?!}

OH. And we might have taken a trip to a fabulous Palm Springs party where frothy drinks and go-go dancing were on tap:

Go go dancing | Palm Springs | Covet Living

{Whoooops, how’d we get here?}

So anywho, it was a blast, and with the memories and a sunburn all that’s remaining from the weekend, I’ve put together a nifty little playlist to commemorate our little sojourn in Relaxation Town. Warning: It can veer into crustiness at times, but ya know, sometimes you just need some old school 80s crustiness to put your mind at ease……..:

“Sara” by Fleetwood Mac:

“Breathe” by Hands to Heaven:

“The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby:

“Between Dreams” by Poolside:

“Fading Listening” by Shiny Toy Guns:

“When the Stars Go Blue” by Tim McGraw

“Blue Jeans” – RAC Mix by Lana Del Rey:

“Embrace” by Goldroom:

“Give It Away” by Zero 7

“Til Sunrise” by Goldroom feat Mammals:

“Sights” (Tourist Version) by London Grammar:

Now, if you can just fast forward these next four days ’til Friday evening……. #thestruggleisreal.


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