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Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

by × January 20, 2018 × 0 comments

Food, Travel

Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Reservoir at Arrive Hotel, Palm Springs

Just in case you hadn’t yet noticed, we should point out that Palm Springs is one of the hottest spots in California right now. A whole bunch of new downtown developments have given an extra boost to a desert resort that was already well on the up, and everyone seems […]

by × August 4, 2016 × 0 comments

Conversations

The William Kopelk Conversation

The William Kopelk Conversation

William, what first led you to study architecture and design? I think it was aesthetics and my environment. My parents built their post and beam house in 1962. They would show me the blueprints and walk me through how things were laid out. Then during construction, we would visit every […]

by × May 12, 2016 × 0 comments

Travel

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

Number 444 – Palm Springs, California

There are few destinations where you can take advantage of sure fire winter sun without compromising on quality of accommodation and local attractions. Palm Springs is one of those rare places – interesting, cool and most definitely sunny. Not so long ago Palm Springs was seriously down in the dumps. […]

by × March 24, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, Palm Springs

Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, Palm Springs

“I was working on a Sunday, and Frank Sinatra just walked in the door. He had a little white sailor hat on, and he had an ice cream cone in his hand. He said ‘I want to build a house. My only requirement is I want to be in by […]

by × January 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Food

Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs

Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs

Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs is a proper destination restaurant. Whether or not you opt to stay at the equally fabulous Viceroy hotel (review here), it’s definitely worth a trip downtown to dine in the zesty lemon coloured indoor restaurant, or take advantage of a balmy evening and dine poolside; […]

by × April 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Travel

Parker Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs

Parker Palm Springs, which opened in 2004, has had several incarnations. Formerly, it was Merv Griffin’s Givenchy Resort and Spa, and before that it was Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch; home to the singing cowboy. And now iconic potter and designer, Jonathan Adler, has sprinkled the Parker with his unique combination of Mid-century […]

by × April 2, 2014 × 2 comments

Travel

Viceroy Palm Springs

Viceroy Palm Springs

Viceroy Palm Springs traces its heritage back to the 1930s when it was a desert inn. Now a leading boutique hotel in a prime downtown spot, its original glamour has been artfully preserved with splashes of zesty citrus, accents of chic black and white, Hollywood Regency style furniture, and remnants of […]

by × February 27, 2014 × 3 comments

Books

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood

I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood is an exquisite, glossy homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. A book that every lover of the ‘golden era’ of film-making should have on their coffee table. Comprising a selection of unpublished essays written by British-born twin brothers, […]

by × February 14, 2014 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

James Dean And The ‘Little Bastard’.

James Dean And The ‘Little Bastard’.

This was the nickname which James Byron Dean gave to his 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. He purchased the ‘Little Bastard’ new from Competition Motors in Hollywood just as he was wrapping up the filming of Giant. Even though the actor was a novice racer, he was a fully fledged petrol head and had already experienced […]

by × February 28, 2012 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Palm Springs: The Home of Desert Modern

Palm Springs: The Home of Desert Modern

Palm Springs became a fashionable resort in the 1900s when tourists suffering from ailments requiring dry heat, arrived to take advantage of the town’s unique microclimate. On their heels came the Hollywood movie stars, who in the 1920s, would drive down from Los Angeles to enjoy the hot dry, sunny weather, not […]

by × February 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Travel

Thrifting for Vintage in Palm Springs

Thrifting for Vintage in Palm Springs

No trip to Palm Springs is ever complete without a hunt around the best thrift stores in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. This is where many of the top US fashion editors come to get their vintage fix. For those readers who share a love of quality vintage clothing, I would recommend putting aside half a day to patiently flick through endless racks to find a treasure. It’s not for the faint-hearted and your efforts won’t always be rewarded, but when you do find that beautiful Louis Viutton dress for $30 or the pristine pair of Ferragamo pumps in your size for $8.00 (as I did yesterday), then it’s worth it.

by × February 6, 2012 × 2 comments