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Truly Chillaxing, and Bookish Palm Springs


Tortuga del Sol, Palm Springs, originally uploaded by moleskineboy.

I spent my birthday in Palm Springs the past weekend. Tortuga del Sol is a very quiet resort tugged away in the desert against the backdrop of the mountains. For a good amount of the stay we were the only guests who got to enjoy all the facilities to our own. If you look to the right of the photo, the corner taken up by wicker chairs and love seat was my reading spot. I would peruse Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (a recommendation thanks to many of you) over coffee when the sun touched on that spot. In the afternoon, the sunny spot fell on the left side of the pool. I would get into the pool with my book propped up on the cement side. I would for hours on ends in the sun while having a drink. Did I tell you that we made our own cosmos? We would much over a nosh on candle-lit table by the pool and walked around the garden. Palm Springs is my winter paradise.