What do you do when you’re dying to go to Palm Springs for the weekend to lounge by the pool but you don’t have time to drive there and don’t have money to spend at The Viceroy? You host a Fake Palm Springs Day at your own pool, of course!
The first thing you need is an invitation, of course. I decided for this particular Fake Palms Springs Day, it should just be my mom, sister and me. I felt our nicknames would be more fun for this invite. No, you don’t have to get out of control and make an invite. But you know how I need to make an invite for all unimportant events! It’s called “obsession”, folks.
Next thing you need is drinks. What’s a day at the pool in Palm Springs without drinks? The pool in my complex isn’t fancy enough to have a swim up bar (too bad) so we had to bring our own. A couple bottles of crisp white wine shall do the trick! (*Note: glass is usually not allowed at pools, so please be sure to have your back toward the property managers unit so she doesn’t see you open the wine bottle and pour. You don’t want to get kicked out of Palm Springs, do you?? We did use plastic wine glasses, though.)
Ah yes, the food. Finger foods are the order of the day, here. My sister brought cheese & a baguette from Venissimo (of course) and I whipped up some wraps. Huge flour tortillas from Trader Joe’s, slathered whipped cream cheese on them, topped with turkey, sliced olives, green onions & lettuce, garnished with grape tomatoes. We kept the menu simple. Sliced fruit or hummus & veggies would be real good, too.
That lavender spread was so good. And look how gorgeous that soft cheese is that has the dark blue line through it? Seriously delicious stuff here, folks.
So, we got our snacks, drinks, I made sure they both brought their hats, water, magazines to read & towels, and we were set! An entire afternoon of sun, at a pretty pool with virtually no one there but us, catching up and getting fat off cheese. What could be better?
We were having so much fun we decided to make it last through the evening. We skewered up some chicken & veggies and bbq’d our hearts out and watched the sunset off the balcony.
It was a stress-free relaxing Sunday with the fam before we had to start the dreaded work week again. What are you waiting for? Better plan your Fake Palm Springs Day before summer goes away!