Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nudist Resorts are the Best for your first time Nude Sunbathing Experience in the US



Every week, we will get one or more e-mails or phones call from guys saying they made a mistake by taking their wife or girlfriend to an unofficial nude beach. She hated the experience because of all the creepy single men at the nude beach and now she will never try nude sunbathing again. Then they ask for our advice on how to get their wife or girlfriend to vacation at our resort.

Most of the time, it is too late at that point because in the woman's mind all naked places, nude beaches, nudist resorts, nudist campgrounds, etc are all the same. We explain that he should tell her that just like in the real world there are major differences in accommodations like state parks, private campgrounds, Motel 6's and Ritz Carlton's, the same is true of nudism.

Here's a post I just read on a nudist forum:
"Ha ha, well I can just about see her point. I actually had the EX at the beach a couple of times. But I guess they were two bad times to be there because she caught guys going at it both trips. I tried hard to explain to her that was not a normal thing, but she had already made up her mind." The conclusion was she has never gone anywhere nude again.

The best thing is go to a nice nudist resort first. Your first experience is so important. If a woman has a bad meal at a restaurant, she doesn't stop going to restaurants, she just stops eating at that particular one or chain. That's not true of nude recreation. If the first experience is bad, odds are a woman will NEVER try nude sunbathing with others again.

Now one exception is legal nude beaches in the US like Haulover Beach, Sandy Hook, and Rooster Rock. They have lifeguards so they are like regular beaches, just every one gets better tans. Those beaches are OK of a first experience. And most European nude beaches are fine too as they have a much more mature attitude towards nudism than most Americans do.

Because of the importance of your first experience, we have first timers from around the world fly here to our resort, the Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, CA. They then of course become our repeat guests.

In December 2010, Palm Springs Life Magazine in their Best of the Best issue picked The Terra Cotta Inn as the best small resort of ALL small resorts in the whole Palm Springs area. We were picked not because we are exclusive and snobby. Quite the opposite. We were picked the best because it is so friendly here and because the guests have such a great time.

So we hope to see you too in sunny Palm Springs whether you are a first timer or experienced nudist or naturist.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, CA
Call 800-786-6938 for info or reservations
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Go Nude Sunbathing in sunny Palm Springs with an American Airlines Airfare Sale - Buy by March 3rd


Get out of the cold and snow and come to sunny Palm Springs, California. Time to go nude sunbathing at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. Buy your tickets by midnight Thursday March 3rd and fly until May 24th, 2011.

American Airlines just announced a big airfare sale.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, sunny, unique vacation experience this winter or springs.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Last November, MSNBC picked us as the Best value nude sunbathing resort in the western US

Here's the details from American Airlines site http://aa.com

"U.S. Flight Deals
Fares as low as $49* each way!

Find great flight deals to your favorite U.S. destinations! Whether you're interested in exploring a new city or visiting friends and family, American Airlines has low fares that are sure to fit your budget. Purchase your flight on AA.com by March 3, 2011, for travel through May 24, 2011, and save!

For the full details and making airline reservations Click Here

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations.

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Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever.

Friday, February 25, 2011

An interesting look at Freedom of the Press in the US



There is more to this story than just a funny prank in Minneapolis.

As far as the story line goes, this seems like a funny prank, which I bet it is. Someone painted a bra on a billboard advertising the art museum's show of paintings by the grand master Titian. The artwork on the billboard was topless. You can see the before and after photos of the billboard here.

If you notice, this story is from the Daily Mail newspaper in London, England.

I googled this story and saw there were 25 google news mentions. 24 from the US, and this article from the Daily Mail. Guess how many websites in the US ran the before photo? Zero, Nada, Zilch. Now this is the true censorship story. These publications are either such bad journalists that they didn't ask for a before photo from the Art museum like the Daily Mail did, or they are scared to death to show even a 450 year old famous painting of a mythical woman with bare breasts.

So much for freedom of the press in the USA. It's a myth. The government doesn't have to censor us, we're already doing it to ourselves. No more Watergate investigative reporting. News is now about entertainment.

According to reporters without borders survey in 2010, the US is ranked only the 20th most free press in the world out of 178 countries. We're closer in press freedom to Ghana, Nambia, Mali and Latvia than we are to Germany, Sweden, or Switzerland. On a positive note, the US has taken great strides to improve our press freedom. As Americans know, from the years 2001-2009 press freedom in the US almost disappeared. Just 5 years ago we were close to 50th in free press in the world which meant most of the western world had a freer press than us.

Yet, with this story here, the American press won't show a painting of a topless mythical woman that is 450 years old. That is pathetic and our press should be ashamed of itself.

Here's the British story:

"It's a cover up! The Titian billboard that was given a little tweak by rather prudish vandals

Titian's masterpiece of the Goddess Venus has managed to be inoffensive to spectators for more than 450 years.

But one graffiti artist in Minnesota seems to be a little bit prudish about her naked bosom being on display for all to see on a street side billboard.

Clambering up the billboard for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Titian exhibition, he gave its star attraction – a bare-chested Venus Rising from the Sea - a bright red bra.

Of course, he could just have been worried the Greek Goddess of Love was a little chilly in the sub-zero temperatures of Minnesota, which would explain why he added the letters: 'Brrr!'...

A spokeswoman for the MIA said: 'Without those words it did look as though some one's trying to censor it.'

'But with '"Brrrr!" it has that whole sort of funny element. Because it is cold.'..."

For the full story Click here

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, CA
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Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Modernism Week is almost over - However, nudists can stay anytime at the Terra Cotta Inn


South Beach has it's Art Deco. San Francisco has Painted Ladies. Palm Springs, California is famous for mid-century modern architecture.

There were many modernist architects in the 1950's and 1960's, but one of the most famous is Albert Frey. He only designed a few hotels in the Palm Springs area, but his most famous or infamous (if you have a closed mind) small resort is The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, our resort. He is considered the father of desert modernism.

Above is a photo of Mary Clare and Albert Frey in front of our hotel shortly after we bought it in 1994. Mr. Frey called us as he saw an article about our resort in our local newspaper and he immediately recognized it as the hotel he designed which was originally called The Monkey Tree.

The Monkey Tree was built for celebrities. That's why we have large rooms (300-500 square ft) and why we were built with very high walls to protect the privacy of the celebrities that stayed here. We have learned that Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Desi & Lucy, Spencer Tracy, President Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and many other famous celebrities used to stay here. To this day, we still get some celebrities. Those that want a fun nude experience where they can meet lots of other nice people, come. Those that want privacy and want to go to places where hardly anyone else is around or talks to each other stay at other nude places in town.

What is cool is we chatted with Albert Frey for a few hours where he told us he came up with the slanted roof line to be in synergy with the slope of the San Jacinto mountains. Another thing he told us is he has always been a nudist at heart, (he was Swiss). When he was young, he used to go to Ile du Levant which is in the Mediterranean and was one of the very first organized nudist destinations in the world. Albert thought it was so cool that his hotel became a nudist resort.

All week long Palm Springs has been celebrating modernism week. http://www.modernismweek.com/ A few years back I went to the Palm Springs Modernism Committee and asked them why they never list The Terra Cotta Inn as one of the famous mid-century modern properties in palm Springs. I got a nose up in the air and a committee member very condescendingly said "honey, this is family friendly event, we would N-E-V-E-R mention your place because you are N-U-D-I-S-T-S." When he snidely said nudists, it sounded as if he was going to gag having to say that word.

Thus, visitors to Palm Springs Modernism Week would be sad to know that Albert Frey's most favorite hotel doesn't even exist in the committees small minds.

Now in all fairness, we have been treated extremely well in Palm Springs by almost everyone. I am a past President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, I work well with Palm Springs tourism, we have had very good stories in our local newspaper and TV, I was on The Palm Springs City Council's Citizen Finance Committee for 2 years, and was a campaign treasurer for one of our city council members. This December in palm Springs Life Magazine's Best of the Best issue we were picked as the BEST boutique hotel in the whole Palm Springs area. I could not ask for a more friendly community. Albert Frey would be proud of us.

But, sadly I have never been able to break into the little Palm Springs Modernism clique. They obviously do not really care about history, or only their version of it!

Nudists are the lucky ones as they get to stay at one of the most famous hotels of all Palm Springs. And since we are the most mainstream nude sunbathing resort in the US, we are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, CA
Call 800-786-6938 for info or reservations
Visit our website by clicking: http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our facebook page by clicking http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The nudiarist blog is featured in the March H & E Magazine

I have always said that nudiarist http://nudiarist.blogspot.com is the best nudist and naturist blogger around. I always enjoy his posts. He is very sincere in his beliefs. I greatly respect him.

Well others do too. In the March 2011 edition of H & E Naturist Magazine in England, they had a full 1 page article about his blogging. It is in the Web Watch column. The article is not online. You can visit H & E Naturist's website by going to http://henaturist.net

Here are the highlights:


"One of the most popular naturist bloggers is Nudiarist...The blogger is based in the USA, so he therefore naturally comments on issues relating to AANR - and he doesn't pull any punches. His observations are astute, and go to the very heart of the workings of the organization. For instance, one of his blogs is headed "The crisis in nudism and naturism, and what YOU can do." It refers to seedy allegations surrounding Lupin Lodge, "a cornerstone of the nudist and naturist movement since 1936," which somewhat fly in the face of the family friendly image the AANR is trying to promote.

Nudiarist is pretty on the ball - when Skinbook closed down some months ago, he was among the first to comment. There are regular news updates and comments, all of which go some way to making the point that the internet and the wider world at large is hysterically worried about images of naked people...

There is much to read on this blog, but not all of it is very heartwarming. The writer is promoting and defending naturism - and he has garnered a wide audience, too... It's well worth a read, and is a very good example of how intelligent comment can be a force for good, and possibly a force for change. Naturist campaigners in this country might take a leaf or two out of his book."

Nudiarist, what would the British say? Pip, Pip, Good Show, well done old Chap! And from me a sincere thank you.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, CA
800-786-6938
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Is Facebook too strict with nudity?


It seems Facebook has a vendetta for some reason against the human body. Even for simple things like bare backs on a woman.

Facebook banned breastfeeding photos. They've banned breast cancer photos. They've banned many of The Terra Cotta Inn photos and we did not even show frontal nudity. Then they've banned artwork from artists and art schools. I guess Facebook figures they haven't pissed off enough people yet, now it's time to ban photos of women who try to duplicate the famous Demi Moore Vanity Fair photo pregnancy photo.

Off course facebook says it's a violation of TOS, terms of service. They don't allow nudity or "post content that: is hateful." Yet, they allow groups titled I hate Israel and I hate America to exist. Those are OK, but dare show a piece of side boob? Never.

I know facebook is scared to death of cleavage, unless it is from hot babes. They would love to have everyone wear bathing suits from the late 1880's unless you're a Victoria Secret's models showing cleavage or bare backs. Then that's OK.

SF Gate carried this story:
"Does Mark Zuckerberg have a thing against maternal women? He lets the stripper shots slide after all.

Mother-to-be Angela Hurst hired a professional photographer to take pregnancy shots. The 34-year-old who lives in England wanted a portrait of herself in that striking naked pregnancy pose that Demi Moore made so famous when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in August 1991.

She loved the images so much, according to the British Sun, that she used one as her profile picture on Facebook.

Three days later, Facebook yanked the photo because its terms of use bar nudity... It was meant to be a celebration of a pregnant body and Hurst was covering all of her "bits" just as Demi Moore did in her photo.

"I had a lot of messages from people, particularly women, saying how much they loved it," Hurst told the Sun. "It was something nice to remember my pregnancy by and was not sexual -- and if Demi Moore can do it, why can't I?"

When Facebook banned some photos of mothers breastfeeding their children because it deemed the images inappropriate for showing exposed breasts, mothers were outraged. Some 200,000 people joined a group called "Hey Facebook, breast feeding is not obscene!"

On the page's wall, members point out that Facebook allows many other types of photos in which women are revealing a lot of skin. Rebecca Love writes in: "How stupid are these people?? People can post pics of women with g-string bikini's barely covering nipples & other places, but a woman showing off her baby bump is obscene?"...

And then there are all those Brits who are pointing fingers at those prudish Americans...

For the full story Click here

What was interesting is the story first broke in the Sun newspaper in London. Facebook originally blocked the link to that story. I guess they have changed their attitude as they realized the stupid PR mistake they were causing.

And it would be so easy for facebook to solve this issue. Yahoo,flickr, google, tumblr, and I'm sure many more sites have 18+ pages. Facebook has our ages. Just create an 18+ zone. And Mark, I won't even sue you like your Harvard buddies did for giving you that idea. That one's on me.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa
Palm Springs, CA
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Join the Terra Cotta Inn this weekend February 25th and 26th - Only 4 rooms left



It's beautiful here in sunny Palm Springs California. And this weekend we just have 4 rooms left at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

This weekend only stay just 1 night or really relax and stay Friday and Saturday nights.

Of course on Sunday thru Thursday nights in February, take advantage of our special coupon of stay 2 nights, take $25 off, stay 4 nights, take $50 off.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, sunny, unique vacation experience this winter or spring time.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Last November, MSNBC picked us as the Best value nude sunbathing resort in the western US

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs this weekend or any time of the year!

Today is National Margarita Day - Are you drinking yours naked?



Today is the namesake day for all Parrot heads, fans of Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville" song. And nudists all know, what's the best way to drink an iced cold margarita? Naked of course!!!

The Food Channel has some fun facts about margarita's. Here they are:

1)Named after a lady named Margarita. The original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her cliffside hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with ‘the drink’...

2)Tops in 2008. The Margarita was the most popularly ordered drink in 2008, representing 18 percent of all mixed drink sales in the U.S.,

3)...On average, Americans consume 185,000 Margaritas per hour (Brown-Forman, 2008)...

4)Vanilla, Chocolate, or Margarita? The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 and it was based off a soft-serve ice cream machine

5)We’re Number One! The U.S. is the number one tequila market – larger and more important than Mexico

For the full food channel story, Click here: Click here

And sadly, the Food Channel left off the BEST way to drink a margarita, naked at your favorite nudist resort or nude beach, while relaxing in the sun.

Enjoy your day!!!

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn
http://sunnyfun.com
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
800-786-6938

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Come to Terra Cotta Inn for a Fun Mardi Gras Celebration



Mardi Gras is almost here. Next thing you know, it’ll be Tuesday, March 8th. Time to celebrate. Come to the Terra Cotta Inn for the most fun, NAKED, Mardi Gras event outside of New Orleans.

Free Hurricane drinks, lots of beads, free food, and lots of fun.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, sunny, unique vacation experience this winter or springs.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Last November, MSNBC picked us as the Best value nude sunbathing resort in the western US

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs for Mardi Gras or anytime of the year.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Emmy award winning TV Show The Doctors discusses Nude Recreation Friday


The Doctors TV show is shown nationally in the US and Canada. Tomorrow, Friday, February 18th they will air a segment called "The Naked Truth About your Health."

Their promo says:

"The Naked Truth about Your Health

It’s time to get comfortable in your own skin and uncover the truth about your body. Learn the risks and benefits of hot tub skinny dipping, take a peak into the lifestyle of a nudist couple and discover which foods help you look better naked!"

The risk they mentioned was people with high blood pressure should not spend much time in a hot tub, which is good advice. Our segment was very positive.

Here is the link: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/show_page/D3099 To find what time it airs in your town, click here: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/local_listings

Tom and I were guests on the show. Our segment was filmed for about 15 minutes which will be edited to maybe 4-5 minutes. So we anxiously are looking forward to see how they edit our segment. We were invited on the show as the experts about nudist resorts since our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs is so popular.

During the show, one doctor admitted going to nudist resorts in the Caribbean, and all 4 doctors said "skinny dipping, yes!"

Now the part in the promo about the couple throwing off their clothes from behind the sofa was not part of the original filming. it will be interesting if anything "else" is added.

Hopefully those parts will be included in the show.

I hope everyone enjoys it.

Tom and Mary Clare Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn, sunny Palm Springs, CA
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Come to Terra Cotta Inn's Decadent Valentine's Day Sweet Heart Dessert Buffet Monday February 14th




The weather is predicted to be in the low 80’s on Valentine's Day and the rest of the early part of this week and 100% sunny. Play hookie from work and come stay with us for our Fun, Free, Naked,Valentine’s Day decadent Sweet Heart dessert buffet served on Monday. Above is photos of some of the yummy desserts. Also free champagne and a rose for all the ladies.

Don’t forget in the month of Feb, use our discount coupon and stay 2 nights to get $25 off. Stay 4 nights and get $50 off on Sunday through Thursday nights.

There’s always a lot of pressure on you at special holidays like birthdays,
anniversaries, or Valentine’s Day. You just don’t know what to get your loved one, so you do the safe thing and you grab a box of candy and/or flowers.

Don’t feel bad, most people have difficulty thinking outside the candy box too. This
year, do something fun. Get away to The Terra Cotta Inn on Valentine’s Day
February 14th. (Or any other day of the year for that matter).

Give each other the gift of romantic time together at The Terra Cotta Inn.

So if you want a fun, romantic vacation, one you will remember and cherish
forever this Valentine’s Day), give us a call at 800-786-6938. And get ready to say goodbye to your funny tan lines forever.

Our site is http://sunnyfun.com

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Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Come to Terra Cotta Inn's Fun, Free Naked Super Bowl Party this weekend February 4, 5, and 6


Palm Springs is supposed to be 80F this weekend. Fantastic nude sunbathing
weather. Sadly we have had 4 cancellations here at Terra Cotta Inn from guests
who are unable to fly here for their vacations because of the blizzards in the
midwest.

Their loss is your gain. You can now come to our fun Super Bowl party this
weekend Feb 4th, 5th, and 6th. Stay 1, 2, or 3 nights or more.

And on Super Bowl Sunday ONLY, all rooms are just $99 for the night.

And you get to come to our fun, FREE, Naked Super Bowl party. We have free drinks, snacks, home made pizzas, a fun guessing the final score pool and more.

Click here to see photos of previous parties:
http://bit.ly/NudeSuperBowl

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for reservations.

And don't forget in February, we have our room sale on Sun-Thurs, stay 2 midweek
nights, take $25 off, stay 4 midweek nights and get $50 off.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook Page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!