For our very first anniversary, we spent a long weekend in Palm Springs, CA. We honeymooned in Palm Springs a year ago. We returned to some familiar places and explored some new ones.
First stop: Foundation 10’s compound, consisting of the hotel Alcazar, dinner restaurant Birba and brunch spot Cheeky’s. We checked into our room at Alcazar, relaxed, freshened up and headed to Birba for dinner. It was amazing. Three words: short rib ravoli.
We headed over to Kitchen + Workshop Bar for drinks and a snack (duck fat fries). The next we started off by eating at Cheeky’s. Photo evidence: us waiting for a table at Cheeky’s and being in love and stuff.
Highlight of Cheeky’s: tie between everything. We had a flight of bacon, an open-faced short rib breakfast sandwich, and the most amazing eggs benedict. And coffee. Lots of coffee.
We went to an antique store (Zazzles, duh) and then hit up the record store. Last year, on our honeymoon, we bought a Rolling Stones record there. This year we scored a copy of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, on vinyl, from 1973! I repeat: original release edition of Dark Side of the Moon. The paper sleeve is still intact (holds the record while inside the cardboard sleeve). One of posters that originally came with the album is still folded up in there. Holy business. (Sure, it’s missing the other poster and the stickers, but there’s no such thing as perfection.) (According to my husband, based on the serial code, we have one of the early North American releases. Squeee!)
We checked into Korakia Pensionne, where we honey-mooned last year, got a couple’s massage and exchanged gifts.
We celebrated the big ONE YEAR with a fancy fancy dinner at Tinto Palm Springs.
The next day, we drove out of town just as a giant rainstorm came in – a rare sight for Palm Springs!
See you another time, Palm Springs. Thanks for the memories.