It’s been a while since I wrote about my adventures and the reason being is that I was busy moving to the desert! Palm Springs is what I call home now and the Kasbah will be my main residence for a couple of years or so. Although this beautiful resort area is only two hours away from LA, its scenery, landscape and climate make it look like a completely different exotic country. Sometimes I feel like I’m in Casablanca or Mexico or when I drive through the lush streets lined with gorgeous palm trees, I have to remind myself that I’m not in Hawaii. The lifestyle is quite the opposite of LA, as well; the pace is much slower and people are in no rush and always friendly. The quality of the air seems better and the 350 days of sun with dry heat makes it a great location for a healthier you.
Honestly, I’m a little scared of the heat, as so far I’ve only experienced a couple of days around 102 and don’t know how I will handle the real deal when Summer hits, but I discovered that our bodies really do adapt and there are tricks to live your everyday life without being too affected by it. Also, contrary to the usual stereotypes, yes this is mainly a retirement area, but I already met a vibrant community of young artists, entrepreneurs and movers and shakers. Culturally, Palm Springs is considered the epicenter of midcentury architecture and art in general, with a stunning number of houses that are case studies and art collections displayed at the museums and also private estates (Sunnylands being the most notorious and open to the public.) Also, did I mention this used to be the playground for the rich and famous? Being home to Hollywood royalties such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope to name a few. Their legacy is palpable and makes it all the more glamorous!
On a personal note, I started juicing regularly and enjoy going for long walks on the nearby washes by the mountains. I’m definitely going to write more now and explore all that this community has to offer. I like change, so I’m diving in this new adventure with an open heart and open mind. Stay tuned!