Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Palm Springs, California
the Rat Pack and full of Mid-Century modern architecture, I was pleased to find some older buildings to interest the classicist in me.
Kaufmann House from 1947 was an exciting find -click the link for a great tour at Architectural Digest.
Old Las Palmas neighborhood is full of beautiful mid-century houses and lush gardens.
Colony Palms Hotel and can't recommend it highly enough: both for style and most of all location.
Just Fabulous for its wonderful and stylish book collection and gifts just a block from the hotel.
Elle Decor travel tips (very useful) to find a lot of the better vintage stores and weed out the junk (literally). The best string of about 5 shops I found thanks to that magazine are in a sort of run-down business park just outside of Palm Springs in Cathedral City adjacent to its best store, Hedge. I was a bit surprised to find the stores empty on a Saturday during the high season but after the shabby treatment I received in most of the shops (Hedge was moderately friendly) I wasn't so surprised. After trying to get help in 2 (empty) shops to purchase something and receiving no recognition I just left with empty hands. More money to spend elsewhere! Is it because I'm much under the average age in Palm Springs of 80? I still have money to spend!