The family that plays together stays together. It’s no secret that many parents struggle with finding the time and energy to balance their full-time jobs and parenting. In an effort to alleviate stress and create a bonding environment, the boutique Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. partnered with artist Karen Kimmel to host an artists retreat/crafting weekend for parents and kids. Launched last fall, the Crafting Community returned this month (Oct. 8-10) hosted by Kimmel and Splendid. Families participated in a slew of interactive activities that included stencils, underwater photography, felting, airbrushing, dioramas, pottery, creative cookies and macramé. At the Sew Splendid pop-up store, families could create their own garments; and for a little R&R, the hotel provided poolside recreation like sunrise yoga, and at night storytelling, s’mores and music. To learn more, click here.