Get Ready for Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022 !
By Jerry Braun, January 2022 Modernism Week 2022, here we come! Tickets are now on sale for Palm Spring’s Modernism Week 2022, the annual celebration of everything midcentury modern – from architecture, design, art, fashion, and culture. The dates of this year’s events are February 17th through 27th, 2022. According to Modernism Week’s website, “the […]
Michelle Boudreau, Designer Extraordinaire
By Jerry Braun, January 11, 2022 Michelle Boudreau, Palm Springs Designer I recently sat down for a chat with Michelle Boudreau, owner of Michelle Boudreau Design. She is renowned for her extensive design experiences in a variety of fields, which she now applies to her design work across the Coachella Valley and beyond. Tell me […]
Indian Lease Land in Palm Springs CA
What to know about Indian Lease Land versus Fee-simple Land when buying a new home in Palm Springs, CA When purchasing property in parts of Palm Springs and some other areas of the Coachella Valley (including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage), buyers should know the difference between “Fee Land” and “Lease Land.” With Fee Land, […]
Eight4Nine – a fun Palm Springs place to eat, drink, and be seen.
Have you been to restaurant Eight4Nine in Palm Springs, CA? With beautiful indoor and outdoor dining areas and a spacious, trendy bar, Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, located in the fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs at 849 North Palm Canyon Drive, is a hip and fun place to eat or enjoy a cocktail with […]
Holiday Season 2021, the Time to Share the Joy
‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to share the joy. This joyous season is a wonderful time to share holiday joy with family and friends. It is also a great time to share that joy with those in need. And, timing is great because Tuesday, November 30th is #GivingTuesday. A non-profit called GivingTuesday.org set […]
Check out the 2022 Palm Springs Film Festival
November 19, 2022 Tickets Now on Sale for the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival The stars will shine a little brighter in Palm Springs on January 6th at the Palm Springs International Film Awards Gala. This star-studded event kicks off the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which will run from January 6th […]
Dog Days in Palm Springs – Pet Friendly Hotels
Here in Palm Springs, we love our dogs. And, our town caters to them in all sorts of ways. From fur-baby speciality shops, to special accommodations by restaurants and hotels, a dog’s life is good in the desert. If you’re looking for speciality pet stores, there are several in Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella […]
Modernism Week 2021 Continues
Hopefully some of you took advantage of Modernism Week’s 2021 online experience in February and March. Celebrating our love of all things mid-century, Modernism Week continues in April to offer online and socially-distanced, in-person events from April 8-18, 2021. Take a tour in Desert Palisades to look inside master architect Raymond Kappe’s last project and […]
Go Ride A Bike!
The flatlands of the desert and 13 miles of marked bike lanes make Palm Springs a great place for bicyclers. A free biking map is available from the City of Palm Springs and describes the different types of bike paths around town. You can find it here. Is your bike in need of repairs? Don’t […]
Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is open!
Blue skies! Fresh air! Gorgeous views! We all know and love the local hiking trails on the breathtaking mountains around Palm Springs. Did you know that there’s also a lake and recreational area in nearby La Quinta? Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park is a 710 acre open playground situated around a 135 acre reservoir at […]
Celluloid Stardust – Drive-in film festival in Joshua Tree!
For the next four weekends, we can all enjoy drive-in movie theater fun in a socially-distanced, COVID compliant environment, thanks to the folks at Joshua Tree Music Festival & Cliffhanger Guides. Hosted at the Joshua Tree Music Festival Site on Friday & Saturday evenings at 6pm, the film festival will feature a different classic film. […]
Modernism Week Extended!
Great news! Modernism Week’s Online Experience has been extended due to popular demand. There are lots of programs to choose from. Highlights include: an architectural driving tour of Palm Springs, a movie about Albert Fey and the famed Aluminaire House and a virtual conference with more than 25 notable speakers (including architects, authors, preservationists and […]
Covid-19 February 2021 Guidelines
Updated February 23, 2021 Thanks to everyone’s efforts and the continued vaccine rollout, the California statewide stay-at-home order was recently lifted. Palm Springs is part of The Coachella Valley, in Riverside County, which is still in California’s most restrictive, purple (widespread) tier. Some businesses, public services, stores and restaurants are open with restrictions. This includes […]
Giving Back 2021
Check it out! I’m celebrating our Palm Springs community with a very special offer. Living here now for over a decade, I am constantly inspired by the spirit of kindness and generosity that we promote in our community. The outpouring of love and support that we give to our friends and strangers has not stopped, […]
Lawrence Welk’s Mid-Century Home Hits Palm Springs Market Today
Once home to the beloved bandleader and musician, Lawrence Welk, this mid-century home in the El Mirador neighborhood of Palm Springs is just under 2,800 sq.ft. and sits on over a third of an acre. It was originally built in 1952 as a spec house by Palm Springs builder Joe Pawling, who collaborated with architect […]
Fall 2020 Palm Springs Dining
Outdoor Dining is a mainstay of Palm Springs life, especially now that cooler weather is on the horizon for the high season (November-May). As of October 2020, due to a surge in Coronavirus cases, Riverside County was moved back to the most restrictive, purple (widespread) tier. This means restaurants can be open with limitations. In […]
Mid-century modern meets desert modern in Palm Springs
2610 Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2256 sq ft On MLS 10/1 Discover the perfect fusion of mid-century modern and modern architecture in this Racquet Club home rebuilt in 2014. Douglas fir tongue and groove ceiling in the living room gives warmth and personality to this unique 2200+ sq foot […]
2018 Palm Springs inventory of homes for sale
As we enter summer, the busiest time in real estate for Palm Springs, we, agents, find ourselves with a shortage of properties for sale, compared to the demand. Single family homes for sale inventory in Palm Springs: Condos for sale inventory in Palm Springs:
Mid-century modern meets state of the art eco-renovation in Palm Springs
The Sunmor Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs is a treasure trove of remarkably well maintained mid-century homes built by the Alexander Construction Company, Robert C. Higgins, and Jack Meiselman in the late 50s and early 60s. Though modest in comparison to many homes built today, these properties are sought after for their clean lines […]
Architect Walter White’s Palm Desert ‘wave’ home going to auction
reprint from the spaces & 11alive. Architect Walter S White’s midcentury ‘wave house’ is heading for the auction block in California’s Palm Desert – and it has no reserve. The property, located at 73697 Santa Rosa Way, Palm Desert, was built in 1955. Famous for its sweeping ‘rollercoaster’ roofline – which gives it its name – echoes […]