Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Some of the palms in Palm Springs

One of our favorite annual events is Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Ten days long, Modernism Week celebrates everything "mid-century" about living in the dessert—especially the architecture, for which Palm Springs is renowned.

We don't go every year, but we couldn't resist this time around. We toured the area's most famous homes and buildings, attended a "jet set" fashion show, visited friends, ogled the prints in our fave artist Shag's gallery, saw a vintage car show, and ate breakfast at our favorite restaurants, Sherman's and Lulu. We also had dinner at the trendy Trio, which we loved. And all this over an extended President's Day weekend. Aren't we lucky that Palm Springs is only two hours from L.A.?

The Double-Decker Bus Tour

Taking photos from the back of the bus

Richard Neutra's Kaufmann house—the most
famous home in Palm Springs

Spanish-influenced architecture

Former home of Dinah Shore, rumored to be in
escrow for Leonardo DiCaprio

Liberace's final home, currently being renovated
into a boutique hotel

Mid-century modern home designed and landscaped
by Palm Springs architect William Krisel

Outdoor dining at Lulu

Welwood Murray library, being remodeled into a
downtown visitor's center

1961 bank building designed by E. Stewart Williams

Jet-Set Fashion Show

Vintage Car Show

Fabulous taillights

Edsel wagon taillight

Edsel front

Tim admiring a woody station wagon

More fabulous tailfins

Ultra-modern Studebaker

Postwar camper and BBQ

Krisel Homes Tour

Colorful entryway

And colorful interior

Shared pool

Another home's interior (note the Shag print above credenza)

Yet another—love all those modern colors!!

And, oh yeah . . .

The President just happened to be in town, too, so
we got to see Air Force One

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