You know, the thing I loved most about camping as a child was that my siblings and I had no curfew. We were allowed to stay up as late as we wanted to, we didn’t have to take showers before bed, and we were allowed to indulge in as many smores as we wanted! Of course, when you’re camping, 8pm feels like 3am, so going to sleep when the sun went down was easy … well played parentals. Well played.
I recently took a work trip to Palm Springs and we stayed at the Ace Hotel, a hotel I’d only visited once before, for breakfast. You instantly get these vibes of chic vintage meets boho camping. There were these sort of vinyl curtains that you tie together at night and a wall of this huge mosquito netting that separated my room from the sitting area. But think chic mosquito netting, not like regular weird mosquito netting. Can you imagine it yet or are you just picturing weird netting?
So with staple midcentury modern pieces sprinkled throughout, and a very specific decor unique to the desert, I wanted to share what my suite looked like and some things that made the stay memorable for me.
When I walked into the suite there was music coming from the record player (a record player, hello cutie!) and a welcoming treat was left by the entrance. I loved most the personal touches of this camping theme (it may not even be a camping theme they were going for but that’s what it felt like to me) like a walking stick and a survival guide should you decide to explore around using your walking stick. Even the doors leading to my outdoor patio were being cute with a sign that read, “keep your heart unlocked, but know these doors lock automatically”.
I’d assumed there would be a full length mirror for selfies in my room when I packed for the trip … ps anyone else think of these things when packing? No? Just me? Mkay thanks. However, no full length mirror could be found so I got thrifty and created my own tripod so that I could get my OOTD’s for the week, in this rustic setting. See below for the kind of images my shoe box situation took of me.
If I’m being honest, the pool is nothing to write home about but the fact that you can make smores on your patio, stay up past your bedtime, and shower at your leisure are totally worth writing about.
So when’s the last time you went camping? Have you been to Palm Springs before? Are there other properties I should check out? Joe and I have our anniversary coming up and we’re really trying to plan a trip again this year!
*photo cred: the hotel front photo of the Ace is from The Great Outdoors by Dawna Robertson <3