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.
A hike through Indian Canyon on the south side of town clears my head and reconnects my heart to nature.Palm 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.
An 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.
While there, stop in at Eight4Nine for dinner, a fashion-forward restaurant where Hollywood Regency decor meets West Coast modern American cuisine.Here’s a shot of our last night out at Lavender Bistro in the nearby town of La Quinta.
We came back to Chicago on a day when the temp hit 70 degrees. C’mon, Spring!