In honor of my birthday and my first Mother’s Day, we celebrated this past weekend in Palm Springs. It was a last minute surprise idea—something my partner and I were ok with given we are both fully vaccinated now. It was also baby Zara’s first flight. I was a little nervous at first but she did so great! We haven’t been on a trip in over a year due to Covid, so this was a nice little getaway.
We wanted to go somewhere sunny, yet not too far since this was baby’s first flight (that means we’re coming for you later, Hawaii!) I had never been to Palm Springs before and we weren’t looking to do anything too active or out of the norm—simply just enjoying our daily routine in a different, sunny location. I love that my company has gone fully remote so that I can work from anywhere. Ultimately I decided to take a couple days off so I could fully unwind.
I love all the mid-century modern homes that Palm Springs has to offer. Right up my alley! There were so many different photoworthy spots at our Air BnB. I basically had a photo shoot in our own backyard. The photos mean a lot to me because they capture the bond I’ve developed with baby. Being a mother, without a doubt, is the greatest role of my life and I’m so glad to have captured these special moments of motherhood.
On a side note, if you are traveling with a baby, you must check out Baby Quip. I rented the Snoo and a play mat for Zara, which were delivered and picked up from right where we were staying. You just select the time frame you need them by. How convenient is that?
One of the highlights of the trip was catching the sunrise at Joshua Tree, specifically at Keys View lookout point. We would have stayed longer but were not prepared for the wind chills. Note to self for next time: bring a blanket or a sweater.
We got breakfast burritos from Palm Greens and coffee from Ernest Coffee every morning (they brew Stumptown coffee from Seattle). I highly recommend both places! For dinner, we couldn’t help ourselves and ate Mexican food every night. My favorite was El Patron.
We were super safe throughout the trip and on our flights. I am looking forward to things returning to (somewhat) of a normal grind this summer and hopefully more travels in our near future. I left feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-energized. I’ve been slacking in the blogging department, so this feels nice to come back to it with a new sense of purpose. Peace out, Palm Springs!