Desert X: Doug Aitken’s Mirage | Time for Friendship



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In celebration of turning 39, my bestie and I hit the road to Palm Springs. Let me just start by saying that if I had known girls’ weekends away were this amazing, I might have started taking them a lot sooner.

To be honest, it wasn’t until about 4 years ago that Carol and I started taking annual girl trips. Keep in mind, I had my first daughter May when I was just 18 years old which means I’ve literally been a mom my entire adult life. For me, that meant a life devoted to caring for my babies and family, along with pursuing my career as an interior designer which left absolutely no time for a typical twenty year old lifestyle.

So fast forward to turning 39, a road trip to Palm Springs with my bestest friend was nothing short of amazing. Carol and I have known each other for what feels like forever, and just when I thought we knew all there is to know about each other, our time away helped me discover so many more reasons to love my friend and our friendship. This time away was definitely food for my soul.

Desert XOne of our favorite parts of our trip was definitely our visit to Doug Aitken’s Mirage from the Desert X Art Exhibition. Desert X is a series of site specific art installations located in the South California desert.

Doug Aitken MirageUnfortunately, most of the other Desert X installations have already closed, but as luck would have it, the Mirage still remains open for viewing. Located in Desert Palisades, this beautiful ranch style house is covered inside and out with mirrored surfaces. It is really quite stunning. I’d say, it’s definitely a MUST see, but catch it while you can!

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