Wind Farms and Whimsy: A Weekend in Palm Springs

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Even in the stifling heat of August, Palm Springs, despite its smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-the-desert location, is a fantastic little place. It has lots of charm and character and, even better, wind farms! I was at a bachelorette party Saturday and Sunday, and we spent most of our time swimming and sunning and kind of playing pool volleyball. Great times! I also felt the need to include a photo of this really cute fabric-covered camera (film camera. With a giant flash. Love!).

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Inspired Swimwear for a Hot Desert Getaway

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Happy Friday, everyone! I’m headed to Palm Springs this weekend and I’m pretty excited—it’s going to be a lot of time in the sun, reading magazines and hanging out by the pool with friends. I’ll be sure to take some pics of the weekend, plus, I hope I’ll get in some time to snap some peaceful desert landscape photos.

While I was packing my own swimwear last night, I thought I’d bring you my favorite part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, which was Mara Hoffman‘s 2014 swimwear collection. She created amazing pieces that seemed to take her 2013 collection—which had a “desert gypsies outlaw” theme—to a new level, with inspired prints and fabulously bright colors. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! I

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