Palm Springs Eternal

Published: March 21st, 2016

Much as I love Chicago, I’m not averse in March to tricking myself into believing that Spring has arrived. So with a lakefront chill hanging in the air, my husband Bruce and I hopped a plane in search of warmer springs, — Palm Springs to be exact, with its lilting air, lime-green leaves and the scents of a desert in bloom.1

2A hike through Indian Canyon on the south side of town clears my head and reconnects my heart to nature.3Palm Springs is world renowned for its eclectic mid-century architecture, and our stay included several morning strolls through a neighborhood replete with the best of the best. Here are a few of my favorites.

45 6 7An interior designer’s day is not complete without strolling through the Design District at the north end of Palm Canyon Drive trolling for a couple of great finds, like the one-of-a-kind buffet below, and the second one by the mid-century designer, Milo Baughman.


9While there, stop in at Eight4Nine for dinner, a fashion-forward restaurant where Hollywood Regency decor meets West Coast modern American cuisine.10Here’s a shot of our last night out at Lavender Bistro in the nearby town of La Quinta.

11We came back to Chicago on a day when the temp hit 70 degrees. C’mon, Spring!