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May 22, 2012 by Aurelie | 0 comments

Si il y a un pays vers lequel je pourrais m’évader et finir mes jours, ce sont les U.S.A, plus particulièrement la côte ouest et très précisément Palm Springs: “the improbable city set in the middle of nowhere”.

Palm Springs est une palette de couleurs pour les photographes avec son désert de Mojave et la vallée de Coachella ainsi qu’un oasis d’architecture moderne où les grands architectes du modernisme américain ont réalisés leurs plus grands projets. Richard Neutra , John Lautner , William F. Cody, Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, A.Quincy Jones and William Kristel all inspired by the European creations of Ludwig von der Rohe, le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

During the 30′s , 50′s and 60′s, Palm Springs was a favorite spot for Hollywood stars who were attracted by the winter sun surrealistic landscapes, therapeutic desert silence, and also its proximity to the studios. An absolute Paradise. Then in the 70′s the beauty fell asleep and it is only in the 90′s that Palm Springs woke up from its torpor and now it’s alive again! Let me guide you ….

  • Directions

From Los Angeles ( 1 hour and 45 minutes ) , Take Interstate 10 east, approximately 110 miles, Take CA-111 to Palm Springs, CA-111 becomes Palm Canyon Drive, the one-way main street in the center of town.

  • Hotels
Del Marcos Hotel: Architects: William F. Cody, an intimate 16 rooms hotel take us back to the fifties. www.delmarcoshotel.com
The Viceroy Palm Springs decorated by our beloved Kelly Wearstler . www.viceroypalmsprings.com
The Ace Hotel. It’s on the grounds of a renovated mid-century modern motel. www.acehotel.com/palmsprings
  • Rent a Villa
Lease an iconic villa for a photo shoot, film, or party , or even to fulfill a dream for a few hours or a few days: www.vrbo.com
  • Mandatory
Discover the modern architecture of Palm Springs with a guided visit with Robert Imbert. psmoderntours@aol.com
  • Shopping for vintage furnitures and modern objects
North Palm Canyon Drive is the best street to find all our favorite shops and designers including Eames, Nelson, Day, Bertoia, Schultz, Cardin and Zanuso.
Galleria, 457 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Galaxy 500, 1007 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Vintage Oasis. www.vintageoasis.com
  • Most wanted Homes
Bougain Villa: Architects: Burgess & Albert Frey dominates the Coachella Valley
Elrod House: Architects: John Lautner
Kaufmann House : Architects Richard Neutra
  • Fall in Love
The Aerial Tramway Station, ( Frey and Williams ). Stunning vue!
Polo matches at the El Dorado Polo Club. www.eldoradopoloclub.com
Palm Springs Style. Aline Coquelle. Assouline. www.assouline.com