Happy Monday ladies. Two weeks in Palm Springs is just about perfect for me. Any longer and my clothes wouldn’t fit;) I’m not the type to miss out on special foods and restaurants while on vacation so now that we’re home, I’m back to Pilates, walking and paying attention to my food choices.
Here are a few things I’ve been thinking about:
Did you catch the Very Ralph documentary on Ralph Lauren last week? I found it fascinating. I’ve always loved the Ralph Lauren aesthetic which got me thinking about style vs fashion and yes, there’s a difference. His collections don’t change appreciably from year to year because he’s not interested in trends. He creates looks to inspire a lifestyle. I’ll have more thoughts on Ralph Lauren’s style in another post.
I wore nighties for years before I discovered the comfort of pajamas. I was always bothered by nightgowns riding up in bed and pajamas solved that problem. In fact, when It’s really cold I’ve been known to tuck my pajama legs into my socks to keep really warm. There’s a visual for you;)
I love and wear the Cool Nights PJs from Soma. Lately, I have my eye on linen. I’m a big fan of linen everything. It gets softer with each wash and definitely keeps you cool in hot weather. Most linen pajama sets are insanely priced so I was thrilled to find these ones.
One of my favorite discoveries last week was The Sparrow Lodge and its chicken salad. I know, weird, but it’s fabulous. A reader suggested we try the family-style dinner they serve on Wednesday and Saturday evening but they were sold out so we went for lunch. The lodge itself is stunning and we hope to stay there on our next trip.
I could blissfully spend many afternoons relaxing by the pool enjoying this view and atmosphere. Lunch is served outside on long tables under a pergola that’s shaded by orange trees. We sat for hours just enjoying the ambiance, light breezes, and amazing food. The chicken salad, as I mentioned, is out of this world so I’ll be trying to recreate it at home. They keep a steady supply of freshly-picked oranges on every table which we heartily enjoyed.
I also discovered the Grown Alchemy line which they use at the lodge. This handwash smells so amazing I immediately tracked it down and ordered it. It’s just dreamy smelling and so good for your skin.
I’ve never been a fan of desert landscaping but this trip changed my opinion. I knew I wouldn’t find them where I live so we drove up into the hills to buy some. I had no idea how many varieties there are. The farm didn’t take credit cards and we had very little cash so I could only buy two. Here’s hoping my black thumb won’t kill them. I’m already questioning my impulse to water them as soon as we got home. I see some horticultural reading in my future.
Do you garden?
Thanks for reading ladies and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.