our weekend in palm springs

me + my girl in front of #thatpinkdoor in palm springs, california | thelovedesignedlife,cin me + my crazy crew in front of #thatpinkdoor on our trip to palm springs, california | thelovedesignedife.com

my dress [last season, similar here and here] | my hat | my shoes | alessandra’s dress | her shoes | adriano’s tee | diego’s moccs

This past weekend, we ventured out to Palm Springs. We went for a dear friend of mine’s wedding! She was one of the first friends I made early in my fashion career in Los Angeles and it was so wonderful to get to celebrate her special day with her and her beautiful friends and family. Plus, I just adore weddings [and am a huge sap for them].

Since having kids, my husband and I haven’t done much traveling. It’s like, either way, the logistics of finding someone to care for the kids OR finding reasonable accommodations for us all just was too daunting. Especially when they all were really little and I was breastfeeding. Just so many things to think about and plan for! But we have always made a point to try to celebrate weddings with people who are most special to us. Even still, over the years, we have missed a few. Now that the kids are getting a bit older, it seems easier to figure it all out. Depending where we are going, or maybe it’s just that I am finally crawling out of that newborn haze for the first time in almost 6 years! Either way, it seems more manageable now.

In fact, this summer, we are planning more travel both with and without the kids! You can follow along on our travels with my newly minted hashtag on Instagram @thelovedesignedlife #theldltravels. And of course, right here on the blog too!

twinning with my girl in our matching lace kaftans in palm springs | thelovedesignedlife.com pool time in palm springs | thelovedesignedlife.com the lemon tree in the backyard of our palm springs airbnb | thelovedesignedlife donut pool float? yes please! | thelovedesignedlife.com when in palm springs, pool time is a must! | thelovedesignedlife.com swimming in palm springs with the fam! | thelovedesignedlife.com family time in our backyard palm springs rental | thelovedesignedlife.com loved this palm springs backyard! | thelovedesignedlife.commore interested in rocks than getting dressed after swimming in palm springs | thelovedesignedlife.com

my cover up [similar] | my suit | alessandra’s cover up [last year, via crew & lu] | her swimsuit

This trip worked out well because my sister lives in LA still and was able to drive out to meet us there. And the drive for us from Phoenix is not bad – only about 4 hours with stops. It was like, the best of both worlds because we got to spend the weekend with her, and she helped us by watching the kids on the night of the wedding! We stayed at this cute Air BnB that I found last minute. But there are so many cute ones there! I chose this one because I loved the mid-century modern style of the house. The inside decor wasn’t quite my taste, but still, it fit all of us very comfortably and we spend most of our time outside in this lovely backyard/pool anyway!

And because we never really dress up anymore, and even more rarely take any pics without our kids, here’s a couple of shameless selfies when we got wedding ready:

my love and I, ready for our friends' wedding in palm springs | thelovedesignedlife.com pre-wedding selfie | thelovedesignedlife.com loving this man for all of my days. in palm springs, california | thelovedesignedlife.com

my dress is from free people last year and is no longer available. sorry guys!

The wedding itself was absolutely beautiful too! And the venue was so divine! I’m over here trying to think of an excuse to book it myself for something. It’s was called Colony 29 and was an old artist’s colony back in the 1930s. So cool, I want to move in. We also went back the next morning for brunch, so the kids got to see it too.

my girl, the beautiful bride. in palm springs, california | thelovedesignedlife.com simple and elegant wedding place setting in palm springs | thelovedesignedlife.com the kids at brunch at the cutest palm springs resort | thelovedesignedlife.com colony 29 in palm springs, california | thelovedesignedlife.com

Palm Springs, I love you. Hope to see you again real soon!

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2 Comments on our weekend in palm springs

  1. Anne
    March 5, 2017 at 1:21 PM (9 months ago)

    looks like so much fun! that venue looks amazing and your dress and the pool time, oh I could go on and on!

    • Paige
      March 12, 2017 at 2:03 PM (8 months ago)

      Thanks Anne! It was a blast.