For Karen Kimmel and Stacy Bernstein, family time is fun time—
so much so that they created Crafting Community (craftingcommunity.com), a series of all-inclusive weekend retreats that bring kids and parents together. This month (May 1-3), they return to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs with a roster of activities including underwater photography, yoga, skateboarding and tie-dye. “Seeing a family come together through creative endeavors puts a smile on our faces,” says Kimmel. When the pair aren’t organizing ice cream socials and desert discos, they’re frequenting a short list of eclectic haunts in Palm Springs and Los Angeles: RAYMOND LAWRENCE An incredible selection of colorful Lucite. 830 N. Palm Canyon Dr., P.S., 760-322-3344. A LA MOD Requisite midcentury goods and pieces from the ’80s. 844 N. Palm Canyon Dr., P.S., 760-327-0707. VINTAGE OASIS A serious selection of retro pinball machines. 373 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Studio A, P.S., 760-778-6224. POTTED A wonderful garden shop with gorgeous ceramics made by local artists. 3158 Los Feliz Blvd., L.A., 323-665-3801. INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY An awesomely eclectic shop of earthy, groovy artisanal home accessories. 3176 Glendale Blvd., L.A., 323-665-5344.
Written by Maile Pingel.
Edited by Amanda Tisch Weitzman.