Here are some of the highlights! I’m loving the bold colors and fun details, especially the corset, contrast piping, and plaids. I only wish they’d premiered some of these at Indian Wells so I could have seen them in person.
Since March is almost over I thought it was about time I posted some highlights from our February diptychs. At the end of February Kaitlyn and I had finished four months (a whole quarter of a year) of taking and uploading a photograph a day and combining them on flickr. I’m excited that winter is nearly over and we are seeing more life and light in each day.
desert landscape + fragrant blooms + incredible facial + poolside breakfasts + fish tacos + mecca of mid-century modernism + hotel viceroy + kelly wearstler decor + world class tennis + rafael nadal + two of my best friends = dreamy weekend in palm springs. What a way to begin a year of celebrations for my 40th birthday!
HOTEL VICEROY in PALM SPRINGS
LEE + LESLEY
Agassi + Nadal + Federer + Sampras at the Hit for Haiti fundraiser (watching a challenge which Sampras & Federer won)
Rafael Nadal practicing (he was wearing orange… i was wearing orange – must be a sign!)
Rafael Nadal on the stadium’s big screen (it was hard to choose between the views of Rafa or the views of the mountains)
Feliciano Lopez singles match (which he won!)
Jankovic + Yan doubles match (Jankovic went on to win the women’s singles title)
Apparently you’re never too old to visit the Magic Kingdom – the happiest place on earth!
Yes, I’m deathly afraid of heights, but yes I did indeed take a ride on California Screamin’. This is no ordinary roller coaster. It goes from 0 to 55 mph in 4 seconds at the ride’s inception and includes one complete inversion about halfway through. I truly felt the limits of my fear and amazingly enough came out the other side.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Los Angeles for years, but I don’t need to bore you with that battle. What I can say is that I’ve found it! I’ve found the best place to be in LaLa land, especially when a fast-moving storm is rolling off the Pacific Ocean. What began as a bummer of a day with low grey clouds hovering over L.A. (one of the city’s few high points is its constant sunshine) ended in dramatic fashion with a courtside view of the storm followed by the Getty Center lighting up like a jewel. The rain soaked marble reflected every possible bit of light emanating from Richard Meier’s architectural masterpiece. I saw the city and one of its prized possessions in a whole new light. That’s a three-pointer at the buzzer for L.A.
I’m not excited or anything… I can just hardly sit still for two minutes before getting distracted by thoughts of the weekend. And no wonder! I going to be in sunny and warm Palm Springs. We have tickets to the tournament at Indian Wells (that’s Rafa heading to practice yesterday). We have spa appointments which will greet us the day we arrive (thanks Lesley). We are attending the Hit for Haiti fundraiser where Federer and Sampras will be playing Nadal and Agassi… and Graf and Davenport will play Navritilova and Henin (thanks Lee). We are staying at the swank Viceroy Hotel. And I am doing all of this with two of my dearest friends (who also happen to love tennis) Lee and Lesley! I am one lucky girl! (photo credit: zumapress)
As if I wasn’t already excited enough to go to Palm Springs for a weekend with my girlfriends to bask in the sun and watch Rafa play tennis at Indian Wells, and then he goes and stars in a steamy video with his friend Shakira. Vamos Rafa! Lee, Lesley and I are on our way!