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This isn't about Kaitlyn or about Britt... it's about... me.Well, you already know that Ali and I went and got married last weekend! It was the most beautiful, loving, and fun-filled affair. But before we walked down the aisle and exchanged vows, it was important for us to take some time alone with our friends. I had iffy-feelings about bachelor/bachelorette parties, but it ended up being really wonderful to spend time with my besties without all of our significant others. In New York, I went out with my friends for a night of karaoke and dancing at one of the city's last remaining lesbian bars, and back in California, a few girlfriends and I drove down to Palm Springs for a weekend to relax, get some much-needed sun, and have deep conversations into the wee hours of the morning that ultimately turned into conversations about sex (I guess it was a bachelorette party, after all.) I'm always so appreciative when my friends are able to share their time with me; as we get older, deeper into our careers and deeper into our own relationships and family, it can be harder to get real quality time with friends, but now I'm resolving to have more weekend retreats and trips with my besties - next time with our other-halves.I found an amazing, mid-century style house with an enormous pool and hot-tub close to downtown Palm Springs, and then invited my girls to join me. We set out for a some serious R&R, first and foremost, luxuriated in silky robes from Gabi, and indulged in face masks from Chrissy, some really amazing meals (Cheeky's, Tinto, and Norma's at The Parker), 'lette macarons courtesy of Dannielle, and many borderline-offensive games of Cards Against Humanity. It was kind of the perfect weekend (second only to our wedding weekend), and I'm dying for another weekend retreat with my girls. 
My sister and I decked out the house with palm tree, flamingo, and cactus decorations - and we made welcome bags for each of the girls. The totes & emergency kits were made by Ilu Lily on etsy, and we filled the little kits with advil, gum, altoids, sunscreen, and bandaids. The totes were stuffed! We got these cute tanks (which, yes, we all wore to brunch at Cheeky's), makeup bags, sunglassescompacts, lip balm"girl gang" headbands, palm printed socks, pineapple cups, floating flamingo coasters, and of course, a few bits of candy.All wearing robes made for us as a gift from GabiOutside The Saguaro, I'm wearing ASOS Curve dress, Loeffler Randall Bag (now 30% off), Loeffler Randall Shoes (now 30% off), Ban.do "Future Mrs" Headband, McKean Studio Scarf
Outside The Parker, where we had brunch at Norma's. Wearing a Mara Hoffman dress, Loeffler Randall Shoes, Loeffler Randal Bag
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