It's not like you really need one more reason to love weekends away, but here's one anyway: shopping and gifting finds you can't find at home.
Check out this recent haul from one hot (100+ degrees) yet brief shopping afternoon in Palm Springs. Palm Springs is pretty famous for its vintage mid-century goods, but the Toad discovered that it's beneficial to hop off the beaten path of Palm Canyon Drive if you really want to get the goods. From left to right: a pair of perfect Blenko (complete with tags) glass owl bookends; one snazzy '60s lucite Kleenex holder; a '70s plastic sugar bowl (so sweet); a '70s tangerine hued mini Thermos; and a highly unusual vintage Limoges box, shaped like a lemon, which opens from the bottom. The haul ranges from $22-$120, which is pretty good for such an eclectic assortment of goodies. And two of the items are destined for giftage (the Toad is being greedy and gifting herself).