Weekend Anthology ~ January 2016

Morning ritual c/o the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in PSP
Morning ritual c/o the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in PSP

Every year around this time I get the itch. The Palm Springs itch. The Coachella itch. The incredibly strong pull south to the desert itch.

Every January, the Coachella line up is released, a flurry of tickets sell out and I’m left yearning for days of sun, music, dancing and friends. After the festival, we usually spend a few more days with poolside drinks and patio ceviche or coffee at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club or mini-excursions to explore the other nooks and crannies of the Coachella Valley. When I’m old I will own a vacation house in PSP – I swear.

This year to help with the itch I’m taking part in my first EVER DIY challenge as I participate in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge at the Edmonton Renovation Show. Upcycle a door for charity? Kick 2016 off with a major creative outburst? Pay homage to my love of desert modern architecture? Why not! Thanks for the nudge Karen Seen & Heard in Edmonton, so far playing with paint and sandpaper and an old closet door has been oodles of fun. (More later this month…)

Besides usual life/work/mamahood/winter juggle, I’m (like you) scanning the interwebs for good reads, big laughs and life hacks/advice.


I’m missing the Albert Frey designed Tramway Gas Station come Palm Springs Visitor Centre.

Loving this new Canadian typeface.

Re-reading this comic advice on apologizing over and over #sorrynotsorry

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