Category Archives: Palm Springs

Best. Breakfast. EVER!

     On our final day in Palm Springs, we got up ridiculously early in order to try a local restaurant recommended to us by one of Ora’s clients.

Cheeky’s is a local brunch dig that always has a huge line surrounding the building. We attempted to have breakfast there on Sunday, but didn’t have time to wait for an hour to be seated.
On Monday morning we got up bright and early, and were the second group of people waiting outside in the brisk morning.
Inside the restaurant it was warm, spacious and yet cozy at the same time. We were tucked away into a warm corner where I had the perfect vantage point to see what everyone else ordered before making my decision.
And holy crap, was it tough making a choice! Duck Confit hash with Tillamook cheddar or an apple omelet with kale??
Brioche French Toast with banana custard or Panisse cakes with maple glazed pork belly??
While I pondered, our waitress brought out heavenly pots of caffeine, accompanied by this cute glass container filled with steamed soymilk
After a lot of deliberation and two cups of coffee, I finally decided on Blondie’s Eggs Benedict with real bacon and sauteed arugula on their delicious cheddar scones.
I could have died happy right then and there.

The cheddar scones were delicate and bursting with cheddar-y flavor. The thick slices of bacon melted into salty, smoked ecstasy as soon as they touched my tongue. The bright green arugula added an earthy depth as it tenderly crunched between my teeth. The hollandaise sauce tasted rich, buttery and had a hint of lemon, and almost brought me to tears.
It was that good.


Filed under brioche french toast, Cheeky's, Cheeky's Palm Springs, Duck Confit hash, eggs benedict, Heaven, maple glazed pork belly, omelet of apples, Ora's Art, Palm Springs, panisse cakes

Indio vs. Palm Springs: Hotel Showdown!

Let’s compare a few things: Indio vs. Palm Springs.
Indio hotel hallway.
Palm Springs hotel hallway.
Indio hotel shower.
Palm Springs hotel shower.
Indio hotel comforter.
Palm Springs hotel comforter.
Indio hotel “thermostat”.
Palm Springs thermostat.
Indio hotel view.
Palm Springs hotel view.
Indio hotel Becki.
Palm Springs hotel Becki.
See any difference?


Filed under Death-Trap Hotel, happy Becki, hotel showdown, Indio, Marriott Renaissance, nice hotel, Palm Springs, sad Becki

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