Palm Springs Dining and Entertainment

Palm Springs Dining and Entertainment

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The holidays are upon us, and The Paul Kaplan Group has curated a Palm Springs gift guide with finds that are sure to please any architecture and design lovers on your list!

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide, West Coast Edition by Sam Lubell, photography by Darren Bradley (Phaidon)

Enamel pins by Mid Mod Pin

René planters by Boyce Studio

Sunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece, by Janice Lyle

Bargello Hex throw pillows by Jonathan Adler

Smeg retro small appliances

Terrazzo objects by Besler & Sons (can be used as bookends, doorstops, serving platters or just decorative objects)Acrylic coasters and drink stirrers by California Lustre

Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On, by Nancy Baron (Kehrer Verlag)


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Dispatch from Palm Springs - No. #1
Cool Finds, Features and Events as curated by The Paul Kaplan Group


Welcome to the Paul Kaplan Group's first Dispatch from Palm Springs installment, where we'll be regularly rounding up interesting mid-century modern architecture and design finds; real estate and local features and updates.

At the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, we not only have a passion for real estate, but also great modern design in Palm Springs and beyond. Welcome to the Paul Kaplan Group's first Dispatch from Palm Springs installment, where we'll be regularly rounding up interesting mid-century modern architecture and design finds; real estate and local features and updates; Palm Springs area events that you won't want

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The Paul Kaplan Group Welcomes Modernism Week fans back to Palm Springs this weekend.

Modernism Week Fall Preview kicks off in Palm Springs,  tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 21), offering attendees a three-day taste of the annual 11-day festival held in Palm Springs each February. The preview weekend features a number of great activities and events, including double decker bus architectural tours; walking neighborhood tours; lectures and film screenings; cocktail parties; and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Tickets are still available for a number of great events this weekend, and we’ve rounded up some picks for you to check out! Just click on each for a direct link to the event details and tickets, but

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Get ready-  August 1, 2016:  Modernism Fall Preview tickets go on sale!

The fall preview, scheduled for Oct. 21-23, "is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to get a taste of what our 11-day festival in February will offer," said Lisa Vossler Smith, Modernism Week's executive director.  Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to kick-off the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs. Perennial favorites like the walking tours, architectural bus tours, tours of Palm Springs neighborhoods and iconic buildings, educational events (including lectures and film screenings), and a series of receptions celebrating all things modern will be included in the October program.


A Modernism Show & Sale

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  All of us at The Paul Kaplan Group look forward to this every year in Palm Springs -  Its a great opportunity to try some of the restaurants you've been wanting to test out-  as well as revisit some old friends, featuring amazing dining selections.     

Experience some of the best restaurants, attractions, spas, and hotels in the Coachella Valley during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

It's the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant (or try a new one), explore area activities, relax at a spa, or enjoy a resort vacation. Restaurant Week offers something for everyone!


CLICK HERE for a list of participants and more information.  Please let us know your favorites and recommendations!



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The Coachella Music festival is not the only cultural event going in Palm Springs this week.  The Paul Kaplan Group welcomes Los Angeles photographer, Nancy Baron's new photography exhibition, Beautiful Trailer Town featured at their studio. Although still considered "real estate," this exhibit offers a visual treat of vintage mobile homes and communities of Palm Springs.

A precurser to the "Tiny Home Movement," Nancy Baron offers an intimate look at Palm Springs' Mid-Century mobile home communities through her creative photography. Experience an inside glimpse of the desert's Trailer Park world and their inhabitants during this unique exhibition.

“Some years ago I was involved in a group project to document the economic downturn in Southern

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Los Angeles Eater blog  just published a quide where to grab a cocktail during Palm Springs' Coachella-  Although you don't have to go to Coachella to enjoy your favority libations, here are a few of our favorite watering holes from the list. 

Bootlegger Tiki, Palm Springs  

"Whether you're coming for Coachella or Nochella, the good news is that you'll never be far from a decent cocktail wherever you are in the valley. Here's a helpful roundup of bars, lounges, and live music venues intent on keeping your thirst quenched in and around Palm Springs. And if you're looking for restaurants too, head over here."



Look for the giant mural on the side of a building downtown Palm Springs.  "This downtown hot spot, popular with young

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Palm Springs is once again a favorite among TripAdvisor users and also now coined as one of the hippest cities in the US.  As recently featured in various blogs and articles, Palm Springs is again on the radar.

Trip Advisor's travel site's 2016 Travelers' Choice Awards place the Coachella Valley city  of Palm Springs in the No. 12 spot on the ranking of top 25 United States destinations.  Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

Maybe Palm Springs made the top 25 travel destinations because we're also HIP??


From "The Daily Beast," People who have never been to Palm Springs, California, or those who haven’t visited this picturesque desert

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SUNDAY 12:00 to 2:00PM
GARDEN VILLAS -  360 Cabrillo Road - Palm Springs*

*Call/text 760-808-3300 at gate for Access code

Offered at $549,000

Real estate builder Paul Trousdale, who also developed the famous Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, was the lead in the development of the Racquet Club Garden Villas in Palm Springs. During many years, as well as while working on the project, he owned a uthere which had its own pool. Unit 113. This large condo, an iconic mid-century modern architectural masterpiece, designed by famed architect William F. Cody, is now available turnkey furnished.

Large open living and dining room with walls of glass

Nicely appointed kitchen with a passthrough window to the main patio


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Palm Springs is hot and its not even summer yet.  The recent rebirth of Palm Springs has been making international headlines lately, in fact,  almost daily!  Here are just few snippets from  various recent posts. Click on the titles for the full articles.....

The 10 Hippest Cities in America

 By Gogobot || 1 March, 2016 | 1

 "There is no universal definition of “hip.” For some, it’s hipster — that ironic cool that has been perfected by the likes of Brooklyn and Portland. For others, it’s trendy and fashion forward, showing off the latest, chicest clubs, restaurants, and boutiques, a la Miami or LA. And while big cities are often known for being hip, smaller cities get passed over, but that shouldn’t be the case. To find the 10 hippest…
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