A few weeks ago, I attended Alt Summit and lead a group of 21 people on an Instagram Tour of Palm Springs! It was a three hour tour (cue singing) of some of the top Insta-worthy spots in Palm Springs including City Hall, the Women’s Club of Palm Springs, the Moorten Botanical Garden, and, of course, quite a few stops at some of the awesome, colorful, mid century modern doors in the Twin Palms Estates. Thanks to Mixbook, we were able to take a shuttle and drive around to all of these spots and take photos all morning. It was like a dream come true. I LOVE driving around and taking photos. I especially like when someone else does the driving and I get to take photos with other Instagram enthusiasts! Our first stop was at Palm Springs City Hall. I chose this location because a lot of the Alt Summit attendees are from out of town and I wanted to let them get a shot of something that read “Palm Springs.” Plus, the architecture is amazing! The hole in the roof for the palm trees? The weird tube thingys? Yes and yes! Then we took a quick drive over to the Women’s Club of Palm Springs. It’s such a cute little pink building with adorable signs and since Alt Summit is like 99% female, I wanted the attendees to be able to shoot a quick gram of the sign or do a Boomarang in front of it. I mean, because after all, the conference feels like one big woman’s club (plus 4-5 awesome guys). Next, it was a hop over to the Moorten Botanical Garden which is a DREAM! The cacti are amazing, the little signs are quaint, and the cactarium has the best, diffused light ever! We were there wandering around, snapping photos, learning about cactus for about 40 minutes. And then we visited the famous Pink Door and Party Lions! It was fun watching everyone try to get their shot in front of the pink door or with the lions, but I also loved that everyone was so respectful of each other trying to get the shot, not rushing, etc. And then we drove up the street where we hopped out of the shuttle and walked the most amazing little street and snapped all of the colorful, cute doors! I also LOVE the community pool! And if you’re planning an Doortrait Tour of your own, be sure to check out my full blog post on some of the best doors in the area with a FREE, printable map of all their locations! Leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite!
First photo by Justin Hackworth. All photos of me by Meg Tsang Hand.