A Palm Springs Getaway

We are enjoying a two week spring break! Last week my hubs and I went on our own getaway while our younger two went on a track trip to Hawaii. We decided to head to Palm Springs. Our winter has not been nearly has horrible as the rest of the country but it rains here and we wanted to visit somewhere where the chance of rain was VERY slim. Enter Palm Springs. After a bit of research I stumbled across the most fabulous inn, The Orbit In, that was situated in the heart of Palm Springs in the Historic Tennis District. The owners have maintained the original fixtures that date back to the late 50's. It was SUCH a treat to stay there. Not only was the inn full of vintage MCM goodness but the experience of staying there was amazing. Kevin and Jinny, the owners and hosts for that week cater to all your needs. It is run like a bed and breakfast, with free breakfast in the morning and then cocktail hour in the early evening, where Jinny whips up their signature drink, The Orbitini. With only 9 rooms, all facing into the courtyard and pool, you can't but help socialize with all the guests. Sitting poolside you have sweeping views of the San Jacinto Mountains and palm trees.

The original pink bathrom. I loved taking a shower - it was a huge space.

The fridge and stove all worked!

A vintage Bertoia chair in our room! So comfy to sit in.

A vintage Bertoia chair in the front office.

 An authentic Eames chair in the front office bathroom. Check out the vintage Thermador heater in the wall!

 Our goal was to have no plans, which we fulfilled, by doing things on a whim, except a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Another out of this world experience. It was like visiting another planet, very surreal.

We also spent an afternoon in the Uptown Design District popping into shops. Our favourite was Just Modern where we fell in love with the concrete table. It was too heavy and too expensive to take home!
If you are a fan of mid-century furniture and architecture, then a visit to Palm Springs is a must. I admire MCM, but can't say I have anything of the sort in my home. I think it would be nice to incorporate a few pieces in our home. I am going to keep my eye open for some!

My husband is an avid cyclist to say the least, and he brought along his road bike. When he went biking, I either tanned by the pool or drove around checking out the historic mid-century homes that are  everywhere. I bought an iPhone app called : FanGuide Palm Springs Modern Architecture tour, which is a self guided tour. Even our hotel was in the tour!

Our hotel.

This is the home where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned.

Not on the tour, but I LOVED this house. 

This one wasn't on the tour either, but again, loved the house and the door.

Frank Sinatra's house.

Another one, not on the tour, again, fabulous door!

There you have it our trip in a nutshell. I have the rest of this week still off, we had a two week spring break. I have been sewing some pillows for the family room and working on a project at my sister's house - which I will share soon!

XO Barbara


  1. Loved seeing your Instagram and feeling the desert warmth vicariously! Glad you had an amazing getaway.

  2. It's like stepping back in time! Love it! Sounds like a perfect getaway :)

  3. Love Love Love it! Fabulous trip I am sure! Am glad you got the sun! I shall have to hit all the links here! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Well, you've definitely made me want to visit Palm Springs, I've never been. I love the house with the red door (the first one) with the background of the scrubby desert hills. Thanks for sharing all the MCM goodness you discovered!


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