On Friday the 13th of June, it was a full moon and Mercury was in retrograde, so instead of being thrilled about a potentially lavish weekend in Palm Springs, I was a little nervous.
But the occasionally superstitious side of me was immediately eliminated once I stepped foot in this incredible villa at the Viceroy Palm Springs. Complete with a kitchen, private patio, dining room and spacious, elegant bedroom, my weekend was off to a great start.
On the first night, I was joined by two of my really good friends Dave and Jen. The main reason for coming out to the desert for the weekend was to attend Splash House, an indie dance music festival that extends over three different hotels in Palm Springs (Saguaro, Hard Rock and Hacienda). After hanging out by our hotel pool, we headed to the Splash House after parties that night, and it was totally a Vegas-meets-Palm Springs scene – something I hadn’t really experienced in the 760 area code prior – But it was a blast and everyone was so much fun.
The next two days, Dave and I made it to the actual festival, which was so incredibly amazing. It was just a bunch of fun people frolicking in the water, making new friends and listening to music while sipping on drinks. Some people prefer live performances as opposed to DJ sets, but I enjoy DJ sets by my favorite artists because it reveals a lot about their personalities and it’s nice to see what songs we share interests in. Toro Y Moi, RAC and Purity Ring were highlights. But the best moment was on Sunday when we met Tycho, his wife and one of his best friends, who could not have been nicer. It ended up being by far the best weekend of 2014 up to that point in my opinion, which was hard to say, considering I said the same thing about the weekend prior. I cannot wait to go back next year.