In the foothills, overlooking Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs has the only aquifer of thermal, mineral spring water in southern California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural hot mineral waters originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer, which continues to be heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. Naturally heated to temperatures as high as 180 degrees, for centuries, the waters have been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was affirmed.
For my 30th birthday, I wanted to have a special celebration in one of my favorite places, Palm Springs. The city is a time warp taking you back to mid-century modernism with sprinkles of desert magic. I am a designer so of course I’m attracted to all the bright colors and architectural wonders. I even scored some great deals on some vintage glass to add to my collection. Here are a few highlights from my #thisis30 weekend:
Where to have a dirty martini: Parker Palm Springs
Where to brunch: Workshop Palm Springs
Where to dine: eight4nine