What better way to kick off the start of Summer than a trip to Palm Springs! It's only about an hour and a half drive from OC and it seems like a world away because of the lax desert vibes. If you're like me and think of Vegas and run the other way this is a place for you then ;) I mapped out my two and a half days to have a bit of everything to do since I knew we would want to live it up because we hardly get to go out the two of us! First off we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, which was super cool looking but seemed to have lots of hidden fees :/ price you pay to stay at a resort I guess...oh well...onto the fun stuff!!!
We set off to the desert in the morning and arrived at Morongo casino before 10 am! I've never actually been here before, but driven by the tall casino/hotel each and every time we pass into Palm Springs!. I found my fav slot machine (Sex and The City) and an Iced Latte and I was in the zone! After pressing buttons vicariously and not knowing what the hell I was doing, I realized I was hungry and I better find my other half and get along our way.
We hopped back into the car and drove on over to Aladdin Cafe in Cathedral city and we were in love! Ry and I love Lebanese food & Kabobs so this was our little oasis in the desert! Family owned and it has a deli and market all in one, this is a place that I highly recommend for a simple bite of well made Mediterranean food!
Here is a look at our Amazing platter from Aladdin cafe!
After eating it was time to head to town and get situated into our Hotel room and get our drink on! I think it was about 110' that day, which explains the look on my face! LOL
First things first, a drink from Bongo Johnnys where we seem to always have a fun time! Last time we came together was on my birthday and the men here got us TURNT! They LOVE TO PARTY AND DRINK at this place! I got a Moscow Mule, I'm sure Ry got a beer, and all was well in our world.
After drinks we went to the courthouse and got married, GOTCHA! No I just happened to stumble upon this cute little chapel in downtown.
In a drunken frenzy Ry decided to get a hot shave. Seems like when he has had a few his egotistical self turns up the noise and he suddenly cares about his looks and wants to be noticed by the world for his good looks. I said good for you, and me and decided to leave him at the barbers and explore. Thats how I ended up going on this flight of stairs with pretty Spanish tiles and a great view of the street below!
My view from the rooftop, was hot as all hell btw!
And the final reveal of Rys new look! HOT PERSIAN NOT PERSIAN LOOK! Hehe thats an inside joke so you may not understand. Anyway he looked amazing :0 thanks to @je_zeus_the_barber
(that's his instagram if you're in Palm Springs and need a hair cut/shave shout out to him!)
Even after all that we still had time to sit by the pool and drink our Adult beverages and melt into the night!
During the week the Cabanas at the resort are non-reserved so I snatched one up and thank god I did or else I would have turned into a lobster!
We headed out that night to the Street fair which is every Thursday night in downtown. Here's how I looked, not sure why I wore that shoes, I thought I was gonna die of a heatstroke and day drinking! Oh the memories!~
Had dinner at La Terraza, mediocre Mexican food to say the least. Lat time I went here it was really good, this time eh. Maybe it was the Transvestite Acid rock Guitar player from the street fair that was competing with our attention for our meal! NO SERIOUSLY IT WAS BETTER THAN THE FOOD!
Ry and I could barely stay awake after eating so we went on over to the casino and spent our evening living the Air conditioned high life! SO NOT VEGAS LOL
Next morning it was up and at em! We had breakfast at the Kings Highway Diner inside the Ace hotel! Was really good we had a Moroccan Scramble...I'm actually looking at their menu now, trying to think of re-creating it myself! After breakfast it was off to the AERIAL TRAM! After walking around for a few hrs on the mountain top we HAD to have a beer! Lol what would we do without beer...
After having a light lunch of BLT and fries at Sherman's Deli we headed back to our hotel room where Ry stayed in the cave and I headed poolside! Dont ask, he doesn't do pools..I on the other hand love them...can you tell! I was in my happy place!
Our final dinner of our trip was spent at Greek Islands where we were serenaded by a talented guitar player! We danced with the owner who thought Ry was Greek! Of course!
All in all we had a great time getting away and treating ourselves to some R&R and spending time with one another! We shared most of our food we ate so we were able to try many things and not spend as much money! Till next time Palm Spring