Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid takes off today at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — three days of radness with artists large and small. If you’re not here already doing yoga, making cool stuff, skateboarding, eating s’mores, you can get day passes or stay the weekend by calling us here.




All shots from Kimmel Kids on Instagram

Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid takes off today at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — three days of radness with artists large and small. If you’re not here already doing yoga, making cool stuff, skateboarding, eating s’mores, you can get day passes or stay the weekend by calling us here.


All shots from Kimmel Kids on Instagram


We’re having a family artists’ retreat weekend in October with tons of interactive workshops — including underwater photography, felting, succulent gardens, airbrushing, dioramas, and macramé — and activities like  sunrise yoga, skateboarding 101, and music and storytelling under the stars. It’s called Crafting Community, and our friend Karen Kimmel is returning with a band of talented artists to bring you this awesome weekend. Splendid will also have a pop-up shop where you can customize your own clothing and get family portraits. Fireside s’mores, a taco dinner, and Kimmel Kids goodie bag are all part of the fun. We have a special package and rate for the event, and Karen and Daily Candy are hosting a contest to give away a package for the event.

We’re having a family artists’ retreat weekend in October with tons of interactive workshops — including underwater photography, felting, succulent gardens, airbrushing, dioramas, and macramé — and activities like  sunrise yoga, skateboarding 101, and music and storytelling under the stars. It’s called Crafting Community, and our friend Karen Kimmel is returning with a band of talented artists to bring you this awesome weekend. Splendid will also have a pop-up shop where you can customize your own clothing and get family portraits. Fireside s’mores, a taco dinner, and Kimmel Kids goodie bag are all part of the fun. We have a special package and rate for the event, and Karen and Daily Candy are hosting a contest to give away a package for the event.


Art of Exchange at Ace Palm Springs

We just wrapped up a seriously amazing weekend with Karen Kimmel and The Art of Exchange at Ace Palm Springs. 90 kids and their parents and friends showed up to craft it up, eat s’mores and a fresh, organic menu of kid-friendly meals, make friends, and take home their amazing art projects. Some of our favorite shots are the fakin’ bacon, a sneaky Havaianas x Ace flip flop toe, and the miniature version of the desert diorama in the lobby.

We’re planning another Art of Exchange for the fall — come make some paintings and let them dry on the clothesline while you take another dip in the pool. Stay in touch for updates.

A this photo is insanely adorable.

Photos by Connie Wohn and Taylor Kieburtz


The Art of Exchange: Crafting Community at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

We’re looking forward to spending a weekend in April with artist Karen Kimmel and her friends making art and eating fireside s’mores at Ace Palm Springs. The Art of Exchange is a two day, two night artist retreat for kids and families with interactive workshops, activities, projects, Saturday movie night with popcorn, and the aforementioned s’mores (which we’re obviously feeling pretty casual about). Karen and friends — including Clare Crespo, who made the diorama in the lobby — will guide art projects like potato prints, miniature gardens, macramé, dioramas, and knitting, with a focus on the reuse and repurposing of natural materials. You can also just do your own thing, hang out by the pool, and explore. Community activities will include a poolside barbecue, Sunday brunch, and some communal dining with a special menu for families.

There’s a special package for the event that includes all workshops, projects, and group activities, and a Kimmel Kids tote filled with goodies. See more about visiting daily just for activities here.

Karen’s handmade trivets and Kimmel Kids totes and coloring books are also sold exclusively through the Community Shop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.


Photos courtesy of Karen Kimmel


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