Trip date: April 2017
Most Seattleites have annual pilgrimages to escape the rain and grey, if you read this blog with any regularity you know I have many! Late winter/early spring in Palm Springs is one of the best as it is just a pure vitamin D soak.
On the Alaska Air flight down I was pleasantly surprised to get upgraded to Premium Class. This was a new thing at the time and it comes with a free snack box and complimentary drinks! Good morning mimosa!
Upon arriving, Paul, Lauren, Steve and I had lunch at King's Highway at the Ace Hotel. It's a hip restaurant housed in an old Denny's building (besides IHOP are there any more recognizable buildings?) serving pretty good food and drinks. I had a fried chicken sandwich with additive battered french fries and a very refreshing gin cocktail.
Contempo Oasis for the week but this year we had a new guest as Mary brought her adorable dog, Charlie.
We made our obligatory runs to Costco and Jenson's to stock up for the week and then set about the serious business of daily pool floats, hot tubbing, grilling, and mixing cocktails.
Also as per usual, I worked most mornings after taking a sun-filled walk through the neighborhood. Deepwell Estates is really such a great location. The houses, landscape, and the hills are so cool!
Bootlegger Tiki which makes delicious high octane rum drinks in a very small (and dark) space. This isn't the place to bring your large groups to!
From here we went to Mr. Lyons and waited for our table in their hidden-in-plain site speakeasy Seymour's. This cocktail lounge is absolutely gorgeous and did very good classic cocktails as well as fun originals.
Once our table was ready we moved into the restaurant; we were there for their Sunday Prime Rib Dinner. Three courses for $29! It was all very good and the restaurant, just like the bar, was beautiful.
My tickets are purchased for this year's trip, just 3-weeks away now! Bring on the desert sun!
All Palm Springs photos here.
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