Palm Springs became an unlikely favorite city of ours over the past few years. My snowbird parents have been migrating every winter for over a decade but my husband Rory and I never made the trip until our daughter was born two years ago. Outside of Coachella season it's a sleepy California desert town that moves at a very slow pace but there are a million hidden gems if you seek them out. From unbelievable vintage shops in Yucca Valley to Pappy & Harriet's to the Integratron.
A yearly tradition has been to leave our daughter overnight with the grandparents and check-in at the ACE Palm Springs, easily our favorite hotel. Its pool has an unreal view surrounded by mountains and the design is so perfectly unperfect, it's one of my all time favorite inspiration sources. Here are some ways you can recreate its very laid back West Coast desert feeling in your own home.