There is more to Palm Springs than smoking medical marijuana and suffering through mediocre indie start-ups at Coachella. Design savvys have been flocking to the desert for Modernism Week, now in its 10th year, to preview the latest in midcentury architecture and contemporary interiors.
For a full list of events taking place until Feb 22, go to http://www.modernismweek.com/february
Here are my top picks of this beautiful, sunny place.
SEE: The Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States (www.acehotel.com/palmsprings)
EAT: King’s Highway
King’s Highway, The Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
STAY: The Saguaro
The Saguaro 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States (www.thesaguaro.com)
SHOP: Party Lab
Party Lab 830 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States (www.shoppartylab.com)
Raymond-Lawrence, 830 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States (www.raymond- lawrence.com)
PACK: “Popsicle” swimming shorts by Nikben
VISIT: Christopher Kennedy Compound
Christopher Kennedy Compound1590 S. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA. 92264 (www.christopherkennedy.com)