Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pool Days





There's nothing like a day at the pool!

I'm not a sun worshiper, I'm actually white as a ghost, but there is something about Palm Springs that makes me want to lay around the pool all day.  It's almost like I'm plugging myself in and recharging my batteries.  It's the ultimate form of R&R.  I just lay there and bask in the warmth of the sun, meditating and feeling unbelievably grateful for all my blessings and for the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life with all it's stresses and worries.  There is the added benefit of people watching, palm trees swaying, backgammon, pool drinks, reading, napping, and just being completely present in the moment.  Of course there is always a downside and that is putting on a bathing suit... but I'm an expert at finding the cutest cover-ups!

40 comments:

Debby Lee said...

Lucky you! Glad you are getting a chance to relax. Love the picture of the striped door!

Hamptontoes said...

I'm in love with the striped door...what a great whimsical touch!

The Zhush said...

I'm an expert cover upper too...you just named all my favorite things to do...down to a tee! Sounds like you are having THE BEST time, ENJOY!
XX
Sue

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I'm with you; pool days rock! These images and words had me dreaming of sun, glistening water and cocktails! Thank you!

FrenchBlue said...

You MUST go over to the Viceroy Hotel and check out Kelly W. decorating!!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! If your hungry have breakfast on the little side patio:) Have fun in the sun!!
XO

1 Funky Woman said...

I so want that green striped door! Ok so where do you get cute cover ups?
I won't even put a suit on but maybe if I could cover me and not look like I was wearing a Moo-Moo then I might be so inclined.

I am white as a ghost with my mother's veiny legs so I am pretty scary at the pool. I just love people watching and sipping my Pina colada with a good book!

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, keep enjoying it!

Privet and Holly said...

Funny, I'm just wrapping up a two week trip to PS with my family! It's our fifth year visiting PS for spring break and I agree, it is SO relaxing! It's been a bit windy up at the house where we are staying, but I never get tired of walking the neighborhoods and taking in the sights.....flowers, fruit and palm trees framed by snow-capped mountains. Be sure to go to Ruby's in downtown PS for a fabulous retro breakfast! Enjoy!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, yes, pink and green! Love it! Have fun!

A Perfect Gray said...

enjoy!

My Castle in Spain said...

oh my...that's what i call pure bliss...
enjoy it with or without getting tanned ! :-)

ps : was just looking at your finds...great stuff!

Kathysue said...

Terri, I am so glad you are getting some R&R. the fun in the sun will be just what the Dr ordered. Enjoy my dear friend!! I love that striped gate, I have it saved also. I am thinking maybe black and white in my backyard, what do you think? Have fun!! xoxo Kathysue

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I say embrace the Palm Springs lifestyle. With sunscreen of course. Enjoy, enjoy! XO

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Reading by the hotel pool feels completely indulgent to me - especially if I can see the ocean at the same time. Of course, I'm in the shade, wearing clothes AND sunscreen, with an engrossing book and a stack of magazines, a tall refreshing drink and no watch.
Enjoy your holiday!

Cristin said...

I am a shade girl too - just bought a great cover-up at Trina Turk.

xo,
cristin

Splendid Willow said...

Therese, splash a little for me too! Enjoy every second of your trip. And come home safe.

Happy Easter my friend, ox Monika

Beach House Living said...

Sounds divine! Enjoy.
The green striped door is very fun.

ashlina said...

woo-hoooooo! :)

lisa golightly said...

Loving that door ! What is it about that color combination that makes my mouth water ?? Sharing in your excitement, Lisa

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Damn, that striped door is HOT! I'm already wondering how i can adapt that idea. I think I know...

Morning T said...

Sounds like pure heaven to me!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Ah, such nice pictures, I'm not a sun worshiper either, but love the water (and pools)! Happy relaxing.

FYI: You were featured yesterday on CC!

M.A.the2nd said...

That door is gorgeous - green and white stripe
with the hot pink towel slung over it! Love it... Can you get a cocktail for me too! Enjoy it sounds fantastic.
Frances

Punctuation Mark said...

I regret really badly never going to there when I lived in LA... hope to be able to do it at some point!

Rosie Campbell said...

Have a wonderful time in Palm Springs. Such a relaxing place to be.

www.rosiecampbell.net

Cashon&Co said...

those are both absolutely gorgeous pictures....
funny, because it's not that hot here yet, and last night it was windy and in the 70's and my sons INSISTED on getting in our non-heated pool. my 7 year old's lips were blue, and he was shaking, but he wouldn't get out. I think they're ready for summer. I can't wait to hear more about Palm Springs. jealous!

preppyplayer said...

If you get bored and want to shake it up?
Head over to Indio, to the polo grounds and hang at the Tack Room Tavern. Got turned onto it in January. Very funky and fun.

overthetopstudios said...

I'm begiining to feel left out. Everyone is posting thier "Fun in the Sun" images while I am at home watching buckets of rain fall from the sky. Your pics remind me that somewhere in the world the sun is shining.
Hugs,
Amada

Anonymous said...

Jen:
I want to know where you get the cute cover ups too! Do tell! Have fun in the sun and get some for me as that is the only way I can now enjoy my favorite activity...through others! Miss you! Happy Easter..have a sundae at that super fabulous place for me and a big kiss for Chris...tell him Happy Belated Birthday...I will make enchaladas for him! xxoooo Elizabeth

Lumo said...

Lucky you, enjoy!

1 Funky Woman said...

Hey there, I'm having problems with your email going through.
Here is mine mcarusopartridge@gmail.com so then we can exchange and address.

If you want to get involved with sending out more postcards just click on the blog on my post!

Megan

joanny said...

Theresa:

Happy Easter to you and your family, I hope this is the most blessed year for all of you --- Don't forget to pick up some shells and oddities -- looking forward to your lovely blog when you come back.

Joanny

Deborah said...

The pool look so inviting. I look forward to following you! Nice blog.

susie q said...

Happy Easter! Love the striped door. And, I'm headed to the pool -- in a fabulous cover up that will completely cover every jiggly thing!

Porchlight Interiors said...

So jealous! Would love to spending my Easter break in Palm Springs! Glad you are enjoying it! Tracey xx

Kellie Collis said...

I love to look at the water!! Always makes me so happy! xx

Cashon&Co said...

okay, enough vacay...
come back!!! I miss you! :)

Noel Solomon said...

Hi Therese!

YES! We did feel in the earthquake! A bit scary huh? I couldn't imagine being in a pool when that happend.. oh my goodness! We saw it was down in Mexico.. so sad. :(

Sending you many wishes this week, I hope you're having fun!

Love,
NOel

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I wanna go too!!!!

The Plush Pad/The Adorned Life said...

Hope you & your family had a wonderful holiday weekend! Soak up that sun :) xo

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