I’m off getting married and honeymooning and all that so, in my absence, some good friends are filling in. Today’s look at Palm Springs comes from Kemi Adeyemi.
There are plenty of things to say about LA when comparing it to cities like Chicago: there’s too much driving, the buildings are ugly, everybody’s fake, everybody looks fake, everybody’s trying to make it. And while for the most part these observations are true, the only thing truer is that Palm Springs is worse. It’s hotter, the people look crisper, they’ve already made it and look at you askew, knowing that you are just a transient.
When you leave LA you drive through the desert, past Windmill Alley and, eventually, on the horizon there comes an oasis. You see the palm trees and the fresh-paved roads and you can just feel the elderly vibe. It’s mad special.
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