The perfect weekend.

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Derek and I went to Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs for the weekend to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary.  Derek had been working like crazy for the last few weeks, so a relaxing weekend was exactly what he (we) needed, and it was so great to enjoy it together.  We laid by the pool for most of the time, but we also treated ourselves to a suuuper relaxing couples massage…oh man was that ever amazing.  We will definitely be back to Ace – it was very much our style.  Everything’s decorated with a vintage, hand-picked flare, and nothing is without character.  Mmm.mmm.mmm.  Love it.

Also, we started a new tradition!  Since not only did Derek propose to me with photobooth strips, but we also had a photobooth at our wedding, we are going to take a photos in a photobooth each year on our anniversary!  Lucky for us, the Ace Hotel has an old black and white photobooth in their lobby.  Meant to be.

I’m pretty sure I’m more in love with Derek now than I ever have been before.  He’s the best I could ask for.

4 Responses to “The perfect weekend.”


  1. 1 sanctamonius 9th August 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The photbooth thingy is too flippin cool, good for you!

  2. 2 sarah montoya 9th August 2010 at 3:28 pm

    LOVE it. It makes me want to go there! oh, and can’t wait to see you in October!!!

  3. 3 katie 10th August 2010 at 1:01 am

    aweeeeee mel. this is such a fantastic post. im so happy you two love birds got to get away. how fun is that?
    that photobooth thing at the hotel is totall fate, isnt it?? how amazing. really so wonderful.

  4. 4 Jessica 10th August 2010 at 9:45 am

    Love it!!! So glad you guys had a great anniversary! ;-)


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