Monsoon in Palm Springs!

Even puppies need shelter from the torrential downpour!!!
     Sorry, I just couldn’t contain myself. We got to Palm Springs yesterday and set the booth up in pouring rain. I seriously looked like a drowned rat by the time we were done – my jeans were soaked up to the knees and water flowed from my hair like a river.
Drowned rat, drowned cat… same difference.
We woke up to this: dreary, drizzly desert. Oxymoronic alliteration??
Luckily, we saved the artwork from complete destruction by covering all the pieces with thick plastic last night. It could have been a dreadful wake-up call!
DOUBLE RAINBOW! Oh, no wait… just a regular rainbow…
We had enough of a reprieve in the rain that I was able to go get lunch.
Turkey Cranberry sandwich on whole grain bread from Koffi!
I also got super fancy chocolates from Cafe Chocolat. The one on the left is an aged balsamic truffle – So sticky sweet and richly delicious! The one on the right was a honey lavender truffle – tasted like perfume. Not in a good way.
I also got treated to this gorgeous ring! My boss gave it to me for my birthday! 
After the show wrapped at 4pm, we met up with a couple of artists at Monsoon, one of the top-rated Indian food restaurants of Palm Springs.
Eatin’ at Monsoon durin’ a monsoon. Tralalala!
I started with one of my favorites – Mango Lassi!
The four of us (oh, hi there, Robert!) split chicken tikka masala, baingan bartha, and chicken korma.
Of course we had to end with gajar halwa, or as I call it: butter-carrot pudding!
We were originally supposed to check out the new Liam Neeson movie, but working all day in the rain, freezing your ass off can really exhaust a person.
I retired to my room with a tall glass of Stone IPA.

Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny!
Praying for dry weather!!


Filed under art show, Cafe Chocolat, Delicious puppies, DOUBLE RAINBOW, drowned rat, Gem Mountain Studio, Indian Food, Koffi, Monsoon, Monsoon Indian, Palm Springs, Stone IPA

6 Responses to Monsoon in Palm Springs!

  1. Anonymous

    Butter carrot puddin!!!!!!! I want some!!!!!

  2. Heather

    What makes the first picture even cuter is that is a tough, leather-jacket-wearin'-guy. *click click*

    The balsamic truffle sounds yummy. This Fall, Tifa had a strawberry balsamic gelato – that was yum.

  3. Ameena

    They have Indian food in Palm Springs? I am totally motivated to go back now – I've only been once and ate at CPK. 🙁

    Stay warm my friend – at least the rain is over now!

  4. Bexter

    @Heather Paciugo has strawberry balsamic gelato almost every day! You need to try! It's like happiness in your mouth 🙂

  5. Bexter

    @Ameena A chain, Ameena? Boo! Next time you go, let me know. I ate at TONS of delicious, local places!

  6. What a brilliant set of images! I particularly love the second one……………………