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Palm Springs …..

While visiting Palm Springs, I couldn't help but yearn for an era long gone. I knew that coming here I wanted to capture not only its architecture but submerge myself in it's past to try to emulate what it was when it was created. It seems to hang onto its past, and is determined to save itself from demolition. After seeing what is happening to Vancouver, I need a reprieve and get re inspired by Palm Spring's iconic architecture. A Frame House Tracey Ayton Photography

Pretty White Bungalow Tracey Ayton Photography

Purple Cactus Palm Springs Tracey Ayton Photography

The HorizonThe Horizon Hotel

Saguaro

The Saguaro Hotel

Info Center Tracey Ayton Photography

The Palm Springs Visitors Center

Big Grey Wall Palm Springs Tracey Ayton Photography

Palm Springs City Hall Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel is where we stayed and I have no words to describe how much eye candy this place has.

The Parker Hotel Entrance Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker House Restaurant Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel Gounds 2 Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel grounds Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel Grounds

The Parker Hotel Lobby 3 Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel lobby 2 Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel room Tracey Ayton Photography

While in Palm Springs, I couldn't help but think of my grandmother or "Nani" (she didn't like to be called a grandma) Nani would take trips down to Palm Springs frequently ….. she was the epitome of a "waspy" character that would go down for a few days to get a tan. Which meant sitting in the sun all day. I don't believe she ever took a dip in the pool either in fear of "ruining" her hair. She dressed to the nines, wore white gloves when she drove and if you got her mad, heaven help you, she was mean. I have some interesting memories of her and I can't say she wasn't on my mind throughout trip.

Mom with friend in Palm Springs

My mom (on the right) in Palm Springs

Nani in Palm Springs

Nani suntanning under her arms in Palm Springs

Nani

Rejuvenation

How was your long weekend?? Did the Easter bunny bring you any goodies? We took a small night cap into Seattle and while we were there, we visited a store that I have been dying to visit called Rejuvenation. If you haven't already heard of it, Rejuvenation is a brilliant place that not only sells vintage architectural salvaged goods, but they reproduce lights and house parts that were integral to home building and design from the past such as Arts & Crafts to Mid Century Classics. I didn't bring my camera on this run to Seattle so you've got good ol' Iphone pics. If you get a chance to go to Seattle anytime soon, you cannot miss out visiting this amazing store. Their flagship store, down in Portland is twice as good as there is 10 times the amount of space and goods sold there ........ apparently the corbel selection is unprecedented. Their motto: "Rejuvenation is built on a passionate love affair with history, architecture, and bringing back the best lighting and house parts ever made. We obsess over the details of period authenticity and great design like on one else". I LOVE THAT!!!!