The warm weather always brings out the best in people. There's something about the hot nights that makes people smile, dance, and have just a few more drinks! This is the second time Todd and I have met my parents in Palm Springs in the spring. There's a energy that the city has allowing people of all ages to truly enjoy life. I'll never forget the elegant couple in there 80's dancing to live music, sipping Coronas. The man was wearing a suit with a vest and the lady was in a beautiful dress. It was a casual restaurant, but to them this was a special occasion and they dressed the part.
We ate good food, drank good wine, and spent some quality family time together. We spent a day in Indian Wells at the Tennis Tournament (BNP Paribus Open) watching the semi-finals and soaking in the sun. Todd and I took a walk in the morning and watched the local morning Pilates class on the town center grass. This is where we saw the 26-foot tall “Forever Marilyn” sculpture located on the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way she will be on display through June 2013. The dramatic statue by American artist Seward Johnson represents one of the most famous images of Marilyn Monroe, taken from the film “The Seven Year Itch,” learn more.
I have always loved palm trees as you can see I took a few pictures :) As a kid when I visited California and Hawaii from the Mountains I would see palm trees, so to this day they make me feel like I am on vacation.
If you're planning on escaping the cold San Francisco fog this spring/summer here are a few restauran recommendations for Palm Springs.
Las Casuelas - Mexican food on the strip (live music, dancing, and good margaritas)!
Zin American Bistro - great atmosphere and delicious steak.
Wangs in the Desert - great Chinese food.