ANNIVERSARY TRIP PART 3 // The Ace Hotel
OUR COOL HOTEL ROOM:
Here are some pictures we took during our stay at the Ace Hotel.
I had been wanting to go to Palm Springs for a really long time and was so excited to finally go. Even though it's known to be a party city, I just wanted to go so I could nerd out on all the modern architecture built during the mid century modern glory years of Palm Springs (also known as "California Modernism"). So many of my favorite designers and architects come from the modern era- Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Ray and Charles Eames, to name a few.
I had planned to spend a day doing a bike tour to see the various homes, but it was just unbelievably scorching hot, so we spent the majority of our day at our hotel instead.
I felt kind of bad because Taylor was so excited to swim (he used to go to Palm Springs with his family every summer and kept telling me stories about swimming from morning til night and relaxing all day). But as soon as we got to the pool and saw the ridiculous herds of beautiful model-esque people walking everywhere, we got too intimidated and scurried off back to our room! We eventually worked up the courage to go to the quieter pool where people were reading, but it was still kind of awkward because we felt like we weren't allowed to talk and had to whisper the whole time!
Things didn't go totally as expected, but I still had fun because I was with Taylor and I'm thankful that we can still laugh at ourselves when we are in awkward situations