April 2017

There are 5 blog entries for April 2017.


Welcome to The Paul Kaplan Group's latest architecture & design dispatch from Palm Springs!


Palm Springs Modernism Week is featured in Monocle (take a closer look at this photo to see if you recognize anyone!):

Cultural oasis - Issue 102 - Magazine

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A look at aerial trams across the U.S., including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, via Curbed:

9 aerial trams in the U.S., from mountaintops to city streets

With urban areas across the U.S. considering proposals for gondolas and cable cars, we loo...

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Palm Desert's pretty-in-pink Marrakesh Country Club is featured in the New York Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/fashion/palm-springs-marrakesh-california.html

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"La Piscina," an art installation by Marco Walker // photo by Jennifer Wiley

As fans and supporters of the arts, The Paul Kaplan Group team is inspired by the growth and evolution of art events in the desert. Last weekend marked the second Bombay Beach Biennale, a celebration held on April 14 -16, featuring art, music, dance and film set in the nearly desolate community of Bombay Beach, located along the Salton Sea. Once a hot spot frequented by celebrities and wealthy families during the 1950s and '60s, the area became largely abandoned after environmental problems escalated in the area, and there are now only a few hundred residents remaining. The event eschewed commercialism, with no promotional activity and all events were free to the public. 

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Where to dine and indulge in your favorite adult beverage in Palm Springs?  Numerous lists are printed internationally each year.  However the list supplied by Zagat's represents some of our most favorite dining establishments here at the Paul Kaplan Group.  Check out their "20 Reasons to Drive to Palm Springs."

We've highlighted some of the places we love most too from their list, below:

Credit: Audrey Ma/Truss & Twine   April 11, 2017 · by Lesley Balla   Credit: Kings Highway

South Palm Springs is becoming the hot spot (and just around the corner from The Palm Canyon Mobile Club too)

Kings Highway and the Amigo Room
The Ace Hotel's all-day diner got a recent refresh from chef Carlos Salgado of Costa Mesa's

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Coming to Coachella?  Typically a visit to Palm Springs always involves a stop to stock up on necessities-  Here's a locals guide for where to buy your favorite adult beverages:

 

North Palm Springs

Albertson's market  (at Vista Chino and Sunrise)
Sunrise Square Shopping Center, 1751 N Sunrise Way #1, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Las Palmas Liquor
1595 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Larry's Liquor and Deli (Right as you're entering town from the 111)
2781 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Palm Springs Liquor
1200 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Central Palm Springs-

Bev'Mo  (Downtown Palm Springs in an historic building too)
333 S Palm Canyon Dr #4, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Cork and Bottle (On the historic Register!

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William Holden Home

The Paul Kaplan Group is grateful for the local architects who contributed to the "Desert Modernism" movement in Palm Springs. John Porter Clark (1905–1991) was responsible for the design of many important commercial and residential buildings in the Palm Springs area, both individually and in partnership with other esteemed architects of his time.

Clark was born in Iowa and raised in Pasadena, California, and attended architecture school at Cornell University. Following graduation, he returned to Pasadena, where he joined the architectural firm of Van Pelt and Lind. In 1932, Clark set up an office for the firm in Palm Springs and began designing projects in the desert.

Welwood Murrary Memorial Library

After meeting Albert

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