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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why Do I Like Palm Springs, you ask?


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?

5 comments:

婷珊 said...

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anthonyjensen張anthonyjensen欣虹 said...

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王春蕙王春蕙 said...

美麗的事物是永恆的快樂,它的可愛日有增加,不會消逝而去................................................

溫緯李娟王季 said...

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Sunny said...

Hi! "HisTechnoAngel" from the Swap-Bot Blogger swap. I had to laugh about IHOP ;). My dad, mom and I all have worked at IHOP. My dad is STILL the GM at the one here. I love all these vintage items you find, too! I wish that Florida was cool like that. All you can find here is tourist stuff!!