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Desert Vibes
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       Today's post comes to you from one of my favorite places EVER: The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Granted I've been working A LOT and playing very little, my New Year's Resolutions are a little different than most people's. I wouldn't even call them "resolutions". I'm trying to have a better lifestyle going forward, and it includes having more fun. Yes - It's just as important to have fun as it is to work, and I find that in the past few months all I've been doing is working.  We all need to work smarter, not harder. What's the point in life if all we do is sit around on our computers and in meetings stressed out over spreadsheets and SEO advantages? There's a time and place for work, but life must be a balance, so for that reason I'm choosing to relax more. That means not compulsively checking my e-mail on the weekends or taking on extra work load because I think I can (when really I can't). We all have our limits, and what I've learned from over stretching myself last year is that it isn't getting me anywhere, anyways.

So, here's my lesson of the day: smile more. Stress less. Be productive in increments, but don't overdue it. 

Anyway, to tie this all back to today's post, this whole mentality I've recently adapted really boils down to why I was in Palm Springs last weekend to begin with. I decided to be more relaxed and happy this year and that starts with vacations, even if they're tiny ones. We literally had no reason to go to the desert last weekend, but, Brian  (that's my boyfriend who takes the pictures in this post for those of you who are new here),  and I both had stressful weeks and said F*** it, let's go. So we did.

Our destination was the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, because it never disappoints. It has the perfect hip meets luxury meets laid back boho vibe. It's hard to feel stressed out here. Not to mention, it's very instagrammable. I've stayed at the Ace Hotel before and depending on the time of year it can be a different experience, but always a pleasurable one. This time of year in Mid-January is fairly relaxed, which is great when you really just need some R and R. Going in high season and especially for Coachella, expect a party season with a packed poolside. Either way I love it here. 

Check out all the photos we took below and let me know what you think.

 

Xo, Genevieve

All photos in this post copyright The Style Sauce, 2016 and Brian Gove

Upon arrival at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club you'll be greeted by their iconic ACE sign.

Upon arrival at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club you'll be greeted by their iconic ACE sign.

The Ace Hotel lobby where they frequently have live acoustic music playing.

The Ace Hotel lobby where they frequently have live acoustic music playing.

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The patio with fireplace rooms at the Ace are sure to keep you warm and entertained even when it gets colder at night. Great place for conversation with friends too.

The patio with fireplace rooms at the Ace are sure to keep you warm and entertained even when it gets colder at night. Great place for conversation with friends too.

The rooms at The Ace are simple and clean... and awesome for a great night's sleep.

The rooms at The Ace are simple and clean... and awesome for a great night's sleep.

Me by the fire at night.

Me by the fire at night.

There was a wedding at our hotel during our stay, so touches of cute love notes were everywhere.

There was a wedding at our hotel during our stay, so touches of cute love notes were everywhere.

The pool is always a must when in Palm Springs.

The pool is always a must when in Palm Springs.

Absolute FAVORITE meal poolside- the chicken tacos!!! You must try these!!!!

Absolute FAVORITE meal poolside- the chicken tacos!!! You must try these!!!!

Channeling Wendy Peffercorn by the pool in my  Wildfox  one-piece with  Ladybug

Channeling Wendy Peffercorn by the pool in my Wildfox one-piece with Ladybug

Wendy Peffercorn, the iconic hot lifeguard from  The Sandlot . Chick stole my look. 

Wendy Peffercorn, the iconic hot lifeguard from The Sandlot. Chick stole my look. 

On our way out of town we had to pull over and take a few photos for the quintessential roadside shot. Here I'm channeling another time in denim on denim, a white bandana, and cat eye sunglasses

On our way out of town we had to pull over and take a few photos for the quintessential roadside shot. Here I'm channeling another time in denim on denim, a white bandana, and cat eye sunglasses

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Autumn in New York

There's a reason there's so many songs written about it. Fall in New York is indescribable. I already knew New York was my favorite city, but this time around being there during October really made me fall in love (no pun intended ;)) I'm not sure if it's the incredible food and coffee, the briskness in the air, the orange and yellow leaves, football and baseball on TV, or a combination of all of these things, but New York is absolutely amazing in Autumn. When we took the photos in this post I had literally walked all over the city- roughly 10 miles- exploring different burroughs by foot. While downtown Soho/ Tribeca/ Nolita area is my favorite, we ended our day in Central Park after walking up the High Line (definitely something all visitors to NYC should do!). Us Southern Californians have a shortage of leaves changing color and it was worth the trip up town to see.  By the end of the day I was physically exhausted but mentally exhilarated, an affect that this city just always seems to have on you. Actually, I am so stricken and in love with New York that I plan to move there within the next year, so that's something I'm really looking forward to! 

As for what I'm wearing in this post, when I was preparing myself for a day turned to night in New York, layers were the answer. It was pretty mild during the day but got cool at night. I had flat boots on to walk the city but changed into the heeled Sam Edelman ones you see here to meet friends for drinks that evening. It's the kind of thing that's very Uptown meets Downtown depending on the shoe you have on and maybe the amount of eyeliner, ha. Also, this cape/poncho/whateveryouwanttocallit- it's from last Fall, but such a classic and I'm still seeing them all over for this year's shopping. I love feeling like I can wear pieces like this year after year and still be fashion forward and put together. It's a great feeling when you don't have to throw away a favorite from last year, isn't it? I'm putting some similar ones in the shop gallery below if any of you are looking for something similar to purchase now. I'd highly recommend a piece like this especially in a tartan or plaid which is so timeless and classic. 

What are some of your places to go and shop in New York? I would love to hear for next time I'm in the Big Apple.  I could go on and on about New York's fashion and my favorite places there,  but I'll save that until I actually make the move from West Coast to East- stay tuned ;)

Xo,

The Style Sauce

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