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hello all!

what are your plans for the weekend? we’re super excited to be headed east on saturday! in an effort to avoid the worst of the ps summer heat we’ll be camping out at the lake for the next (gasp) 3 weeks! woohoo!!!!

i cannot tell you how excited i am to dip my toes in that cool, velvety water! three whole weeks of morning swims, pancakes, sailing, porch chats, grandparents, campfires, great wine and berry picking…yes!

looking forward to posting some summery photos and updates from one of my favorite (and most inspiring) places. until then, just a bit of this and that to kick off your weekend…

incredible collection of kid things . i want them all!

and this!

again with keri russell . killing it.

baby obviously needs desert boots

waves from the inside out

summer must have: pool swan


rock painting with kiddos

daydreaming about this moment

have a wonderful, dreamy weekend.


photo: sunset over keuka lake last summer.



soooooooo, we’re finally headed to sunny mexico this weekend! woohoo! it has been a crazy first year of residency and we’re beyond excited to celebrate one year completed, not to mention the ‘passing with flying colors’ of step three! yay Ben!! but above all, we’re really just looking forward to spending some quality family time sipping fruity cocktails and lounging about! no schedule, no plans. hooray for vacation!

i’m looking forward to sharing beachy pics from our trip next week. until then, here’s a bit of this and that to help while away those wee friday afternoon hours…

how to eat like a local in paris

doesn’t this look like such a romantic way to travel?

obsessed with this dress

and this one too !

great diy beauty products

bananas !

the perfect summery dessert

hope you all have a truly fabulous weekend!


photo via pinterest


what are you up to this weekend? Q is spending the next few days with his grandparents-woohoo adult time! we’re headed to the ace for dinner tonight and then we’re planning to snuggle in with a pint of ice cream and this movie! i’m prettttttty excited!

looking forward to hanging with some great friends on saturday night and capping the weekend off on sunday with a dinner party celebrating the end of ben’s first year of residency! yow!

until then, just a bit of this and that…

champagne is always a great idea

cutie onesie

dreaming of tulum

lemon cake

also, these look ah-mazing!

hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


photo of the ace hotel via pinterest


there’s so much to celebrate this weekend! Q was born on memorial day nearly 4 years ago! we’ll be celebrating the big day on his actual birthday next saturday, but something about the holiday itself always makes me think of that crazy, wonderful day when we met our little guy for the first time!

today is also the one year anniversary of our first home! i can hardly believe we’ve been living in palm springs for a whole year…seems like just yesterday we were daydreaming about this backyard!

i hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend full of family, friends and celebration!


ps. i’m making this summery pie right now and it smells incredible!

photo of our lovely, sun-drenched living room this morning. i love our desert home!

cindy joseph began her modeling career at 49, giving us all a bit of perspective on youth, aging, and the importance of basking in the the inherent pleasure and joys of life. i’ve posted her inspiring and refreshing interview below. it is definitely worth a read…


read her full interview here

photo and interview courtesy of refinery 29.


here’s a sunny little cocktail to kick off the first official weekend of summer! this frozen lemonade is so light and refreshing (and it keeps nicely in the freezer) perfect for impromptu guests and all those lazy, hazy, crazy days ahead. we’ll be sipping on these poolside with a few L.A. friends this weekend. cheers!


12 oz frozen lemonade
12 oz vodka
24 oz cold water
zest from 1 lemon
lemon slices to garnish, if desired

combine lemonade concentrate, vodka, water and lemon zest. pour into a shallow, freezer safe pan and freeze mixture for at least 8 hours or overnight, stirring once halfway through freezing.

fluff ice crystals with a fork and spoon into glasses for serving. top with lemon slices.

happy summer sipping!

how awesome are these?






check out more of paris-based artist, ailzee lafonn’s brilliant posters here

photos via my modern met

today we decided to take a break from house-related things and drive out to joshua tree! the park is incredible. apparently the joshua trees only bloom once every 100 years and, while they were almost on their way out, we did get to catch a few fleeting blossoms! we did a little hike, took in some amazing vistas and then grabbed a quick bite at this great little roadside cafe. i cannot wait to head back for an overnight trip or two when the weather cools.

what a gorgeous day.





welcome to pretty in palm springs! come join me as i take a peek at all things new, delicious and lovely in PS. i’ll be posting about everyday things that inspire beautiful living. food, friends, design, family, and all the small bits in-between.

so sit back, relax and, most importantly, enjoy! x