Every time we travel to Palm Springs, I’m always excited for three things: yard sales, thrift shopping and food. This past weekend, with temperatures at 112 degrees, neither myself nor others were much in the mood for yard sales. So that left only 2 other fabulous choices: local shopping and food.
After I got over the excitement that there’s now an IHOP off the strip (yes, my guilty corporate pleasure), I turned my gaze across the parking lot to a slice of heaven. Or as others call it, a store. Located in a mini-strip mall with a 2 entrances, I entered Swank.
Let me just say: I <3 Swank! Can I get that in a girly tee, size large, puh-leeze? It’s true, I love Swank. I love people with swank, I love my husband ‘cause he’s got swank, and I love Swank, the vintage furniture and home accent store on the southern end of the strip in Palm Springs.
As I swaggered into Swank with the dude-man, I immediately scooped up this fantastic glass ice bucket with serving tongs. It goes well with my growing set of 1950s Franciscan Atomic Dinnerware and Serving Set. At only $28, I would’ve been a fool to let this baby sit on the shelf a moment longer.
As I wandered from front to back and side to side, I took in all the beauty: matching 1950s Danish chairs, vintage fabrics in flawless condition, unique accent tables, vintage art and accents.
One of my favorites, at only $850: a round table with 4 matching chairs. The set, including the fabric, is in great condition!
Every time I turned my head, I saw new items: leather-padded desks, vintage rugs, paintings, lamps and hutches! Heaven, I tell you.
Riding out on Cloud 9, we headed back to our place to get ready for dinner. Yummmmy....dinner. We had a list of recommendations from friends, and we had our own personal recommendations from dining experiences past. However, we found ourselves at a spot that we’d never heard of, and no one had told us about: Roscoe Grill.
Taking advantage of their Summer Special, I ordered the Filet Mignon (medium), had the steamed veggies (because I’m a good girl) and threw in mashed potatoes...(because I could). As if it that wasn’t delicious enough, once I finished licking my plate clean, I managed to find room inside for dessert. After all, could you have passed up a brownie sundae?