Kathy Condon

8 Must See Modernism Week Events

  • Posted by Jan 17, 2019

By: Modern Mary at Acme House Company Vacation Rentals Each year tens of thousands of design and architecture enthusiasts flock to Palm Springs to soak up the sun and celebrate everything midcentury.  Now in its 14th year, Modernism Week (February 14-24) is an 11-day Festival where Modernists from all over the world come to the Coachella Valley to revel in swanky cocktail parties, double decker bus tours, classic car shows, lectures, films and…

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Everything You Need To Know About Coachella 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Coachella 2019

  • Posted by Jan 16, 2019

What with its great location, sunny skies, celebrity crowd, a Instagram moments, this Californian music festival is everything a music festival should be.  In fact, it’s evolved into more than just a festival for music lovers. Its formal name is The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. With the 2019 festival fast approaching and the line-up having just been announced, we’ve got all the information you need about the event and what you can…

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Palm Springs' Art Scene Thrives

Palm Springs' Art Scene Thrives

  • Posted by Jan 15, 2019

As Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley and new art installations arrive in the city, Palm Spring’s allure for art and architecture lovers is going from strength to strength. From artworks across the desert landscape and intriguing ‘giant babies’ to celebrations of modernism and renowned architecture, Palm Springs has it all. Desert X  - February 9th to April 21st 2019 This spring, the Coachella Valley will welcome back Desert X, a free bi…

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You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

You’ll Never Want to Leave this Escape Room

  • Posted by Jan 14, 2019

By Kevin Perry Stick your head in a cauldron, call up Scotland Yard, and sleuth your way over to Escape Room Palm Springs, a quizzical playground that unleashes your inner explorer. Now, don’t worry; you won’t stick your head in an ACTUAL cauldron, nor will you literally be locked in the game space, but you will have a rare opportunity to bond with your chosen teammates in a private setting. Players conquer themed challenges in an attempt to…

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Fall in Love, Italian Style, at Il Giardino

Fall in Love, Italian Style, at Il Giardino

  • Posted by Jan 11, 2019

By Kevin Perry Palm Springs has always been a tastemaker, from our breezy resort wear to our mid-century modern flair. And taste is celebrated, exalted, and amplified at Il Giardino, a hearty slice of heaven nestled in the soul of downtown. “Everything is house made,” declares Rosario Cultraro, who owns and operates the charming ristorante with his wife, chef extraordinaire Teresa Attardi. He sings the words “house” and “home” as…

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Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

Spotlight on the Charming Vintage Shop Dazzles

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Barbara Beckley It should come as no surprise that Mike Sauls was born in New Orleans – given the cheery “Hi there!  How are you doing today,” he says to everyone who enters his vintage wonderland. Sitting behind the counter of the “Beauty Bar,” an exquisite cosmetic counter, which originally graced the I. Magnin department store in San Francisco, Mike, along with his friend Keith Burke, preside over Dazzles – one of Palm Springs original…

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Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

Explore Paradise with Big Wheel Tours

  • Posted by Dec 27, 2018

By Kevin Perry Tourists make the best tour guides. An exuberance for discovery spurs them forward, a curiosity for details fuels their soul, and a connection with their surroundings becomes contagious until you’re swept into the flow of an adventure in the making. Such is the life journey of Evan Trubee, owner of Big Wheel Tours. Credit: Big Wheel Tours Although he has lived in Palm Springs for two and a half decades, Evan’s enthusiasm for…

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The 6 coolest poolside bars in Palm Springs

The 6 coolest poolside bars in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 26, 2018

A trip to Palm Springs is all about treating yourself. And what better way to luxuriate in the California sunshine and vacay-vibes then poolside sipping a cocktail? Whether you choose to check-in to one of these chic desert retreats or simply drop by for an afternoon (some are open to the public while others require purchasing day passes), you’re sure to relax and unwind (and look cool while doing it) while dipping and sipping in these poolside…

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 8 Free Things to Do in Palm Springs

8 Free Things to Do in Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 21, 2018

Palm Springs Art Museum Located in downtown Palm Springs, the museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by western, contemporary and glass artists, and features temporary exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists. Each month the museum features a free community day on the second Sunday of every month and is always free every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. VillageFest Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm…

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UK Guide to Palm Springs

UK Guide to Palm Springs

  • Posted by Dec 21, 2018

Hayley Rubery recently visited Palm Springs to write about her stay for her blog, Frock Me I'm Famous.  We are excited to share her story, "UK Guide to Palm Springs: What to Do, Eat and See in Palm Springs!"    Let's go!...  

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WHO'S NEXT Retail Store Brings Exclusive French Fashion Brands to Palm Springs Posted By: Kathy Condon T

If you want a sense of the colors that make up Palm Springs, California, you need to walk into Who’s Next directly across from the Kimpton Hotel being built on North Palm Canyon. Benjamin Perdereau lived in Aix Provence in Southern France, and visited his parents often in Palm Springs.  He owned and operated a store in Southern

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Palm Springs Modernism Week Premier Bus Tour a Delight

When you see a Double Decker bus touring around Palm Springs, it is a sure sign Modernism Week is happening or about to be launched. The popularity of this event has grown so festivities have expanded beyond one week in February. This event, which provides an in-depth look at architecture from the 1930’s through 1960’s started 11 years ago an

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5 Estates Available for Small Weddings in Palm Springs

There are numerous locations to have weddings in Palm Springs. However, if you have dreamed about having one in an intimate, beautiful location, here are some possibilities for you.  These estates will work with you to design your day with your special touches. The results will be a memorable day for you and your guests.  Casa Elizabet

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New Uptown Design Boutique Hotel Serves Visitors and Locals

Palm Springs Boutique Hotel Arrive As we watched Arrive (pronounced just like it looks) located in the Uptown Design District, we locals heard all kinds of rumors about this new boutique hotel.  It was supposed to be hip place that was welcoming to visitors, yet would provide an atmosphere that would serve as gathering place for year-round

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Palm Springs Libraries Offer Informative Lectures About the Area

Palm Springs Libraries Palm Springs Public Library….Main Branch 300 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs, CA   (760) 322-7323 www.palmspringslibrary.org Hours Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair Attracts Artists and Patrons from throughout the World

Once you have been to the Palm Spring Fine Art Fair you will want to put it on your schedule each year.  The high ceilings of the Palm Springs Convention Center and 12,000 sq. feet of space provide the perfect backdrop for artists displaying their Post War and Contemporary Art. The venue facilitates making the art approachab

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Tour of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Annenberg Retreat, Sunnylands, Located behind a pink wall is a 200-acre estate known as The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.  Ambassador Walter Annenberg and Lenore Annenberg created their majestic western home on grounds that were once barren desert land.  With the commissioning of Southern California Architect A. Quincy Jones, develo

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Frank Sinatra Remember by Mel Haber at Melvyn's in Palm Springs

One always feels like something special is going to happen when you approach Melvyn’s, adjacent to the Ingleside Inn. Perhaps, it is the lavish plantings that have grown over the years and provide a great shield from the hustle and bustle from downtown Palm Springs. The sense of elegance continues as you are greeted by the maître. On

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New Palm Springs Art Studio Attracting Patrons of the Arts

Love Art? Then get in your car and go on a great adventure to the Gerald Patrick Art Studio. It is tucked away in a strip mall near the corner of Sunrise and Vista Chino. Gerald (Jerry) wanted a place where he could produce his art and have great walls to display his large canvases. Recently, he invited two other internationally kn

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History of Joshua Tree National Park

The National Park Service will be 100 years old in 2016. Joshua Tree National Park has already started planning activities that will highlight this amazing park. Check out their calendar for activities at the Park. Visitors attendance to the park has increased to $3 million people a year—a 50% increase in three years. 

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8 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to Rent a Home for Your Vacation

People definitely are discovering Palm Springs and are realizing there is “Like No Place Else.” People from all over the world are deciding to make Palm Springs their next destination vacation. No longer are people wanting to stay for a week, they often settle in for a couple of weeks, a month or even six months.  They are search

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Palm Springs Windmill Tour

No matter what form of transportation you take to enter Palm Springs, you will be amazed at the sight of over 2,000 windmills lining the Valley and the hills.  It is easy to understand why they have been the backdrop for movies and countless photo shoots.   If you want to look at them up close and personal, the Palm Springs&nb

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Moorten Botanical Garden - A Place Not Be Missed

  If you are lucky, Clark Moorten, the son of the founder of the gardens, will be there to greet you as you walk through the garden gate.  He weaves the history of the garden and his family accomplishments into intriguing stories that will entertain you.  In addition, you will learn about the early days of Palm Springs. His

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Sweet Treats Downtown Palm Springs on South Palm Canyon Drive

BRANDINI TOFFEE 132 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.brandinitoffee.com  (760) 200-1598 Hours:  M-W 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.    T-S  10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Need a rest from exploring? The perfect way to rest and people watch in downtown Palm Springs, is to order a Brandini Shak

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Sunnylands Center and Gardens a Magnificent Gift to the Valley

Ever wonder what is behind the pink wall along Bob Hope Drive?  Well, you have a wonderful opportunity to find out. Enter Sunnylands Center and Gardens through the gate on Bob Hope Drive. Keep your eyes open for there is very little signage, including signs for the various plantings. On a recent tour, I learned the lack o

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Luxury Colonial Revival Style Hotel Rises Again in Palm Springs

The majestic Triada Hotel sits on  corner along Indian Canyon Drive in the Movie Colony.  Newly remodeled as a Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel, this space is once again reclaiming its place in Palm Springs history as a place of luxury.  The sprawling, boutique hotel is sure to attract people who seek privacy, rela

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