Me and my husband Johnny are big music lovers...enjoy gigs, festivals, art, thrift shopping in the valley...but also doing absolutely nothing in the sunshine preferably with palm trees in the vicinity and a mojito in hand.
Our Home in Palm Springs is sparkly, clean and has the ability to make you feel completely relaxed. Like Palm Springs itself! Anyone who expected California to be all about the big Sur....get down to the desert.
We love the low rise Palm Springs architecture of Wexler, Kaufmann and Krisel. Its everywhere here. The house was built in the early 60's and we've made it as stylish as we can so you can get the feel of a Californian desert home. We both have creative backgrounds and made them the sort of place we'd like to stay; a bit of designer furniture, a bit of art, a few quirky bits, & a dash of nature. We want you to feel you are in a different place, both physically & mentally - that's what a vacation is all about.
The garden has recently been landscaped; one from a bare dust bowl to hopefully, a haven for honey bees and hummingbirds. We will continue adding bits to the houses with art and home furnishings to make it a home from home for you.
The town has its own feel, its own spirit. Its a crazy mix of seniors and a massive gay community...so you get a really chilled out vibe, nothing moving too fast but with some very nice cocktail bars. Not forgetting the uber cool Ace Hotel, voted one of the top bars in the USA....great bar with great DJs. A new contender for the crown though is 'Bar' in the centre of town which opened in 2013...great music, cocktails & food!
Travel out to the Joshua Tree and you find a creative community doing their own thing. The Coachella valley has a growing art movement....and this will continue to raise Palm Springs profile over the coming years.
If you like to be active..or at least pretend to be, the San Jacinto mountain that watches over us, is so so beautiful...cheat and go up on the tram and bring a picnic. Its 30 degrees cooler up there, and you can go snow showing in winter. Either side of that, you can take a lovely spring walk around the pine trees and come back down into the valley for a bit of afternoon sunbathing. There are treks for more fit amongst you, and there is plenty of bike trails for those who love a bit of mountain biking, easy & hard.
The Indian Canyons are pretty special and the place to see native palm trees with little bits of heaven dotted around.
The Palm Springs Art Museum I would rate as one of the top in the world. Its not over big but has some whopping pieces in it for a town that only holds 40000 people. Giants of Modern art sit alongside landscapes of the local areas, and traditional native work. The exhibitions they bring in are well thought out and never disappoint. The big bonus - its free on a Thursday night. And Thursday night is Village fest in the town...main road shuts and you get stalls with a mix of jewellery, food, clothes and buskers all doing their thing. It gets busy, and if you have a dog, well its the place to show off your pooch - especially round Halloween...they are all dressed up.
We are happy to answer any questions, whether it be what restaurants allow doggies, to find where to find the best thrift stores are.
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