Hottest New Hotels, Restaurants in Palm Springs 2024 – The Hollywood Reporter

Between Valentine’s Day and the lengthy Presidents Day weekend, February is the right month to scoot out to Palm Springs for some enjoyable within the desert solar.

The Modernism Week festival, which this yr runs Feb. 15-25, is the centerpiece of the month’s occasions. “Modernism Week is the biggest gathering of midcentury trendy structure and design fans within the US,” says Lisa Vossler-Smith, its CEO.

Highlights of its nineteenth yr embrace excursions of The Shag House, which brings to life the midcentury-inspired drawings of artist Josh Agle, higher referred to as Shag; Wexler ’54, a post-and-beam dwelling that represents one of many first collaborations between grasp architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison; and town’s well-known Villa Sierra “That Pink Door” house positioned close to the place the film Don’t Fear Darling filmed. (The four-bedroom, 5,300-square foot Villa Sierra might be booked for stays through Natural Retreats, with some dates accessible for round $1,770 an evening.)

The celebration of all issues midcentury isn’t the one recreation on the town. The February calendar additionally consists of the Intersect Palm Springs Art and Design Fair (Feb. 8-11) and the High Desert Art Fair (Feb. 24-25), whereas the Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM) showcases the exhibition Contemporary African Art. “Go see the attractive work by Amoako Boafo [who’s featured in the exhibit] earlier than the present closes this month,” says L.A.-based artwork adviser Sophia Penske. “Moreover in March, Desert X is having a weekend [March 8-10] of programming taking place in collaboration with the PSAM which is able to embrace artist talks, workshops, screenings and a go to to excessive desert BoxoProjects and HDTS [High Desert Test Sites]. I just lately joined the Desert X Collective to help their unbelievable program and installations of rising artists throughout Desert X.”

Palm Springs’ Modernism Week 2024 consists of excursions of The Shag Home, designed by the artist referred to as Shag.


The place To Eat and Drink

Liv’s Coming quickly to the Palm Springs Artwork Museum is Liv’s, the humanities establishment’s reinvented restaurant, now headed by Gabriel Woo of Bar Cecil (Del Rey at Villa Royale, with its Spanish-inflected menu, can also be below his route). Named after his youngest daughter, Olivia, it spills out into the museum’s sculpture backyard. Benefit from the shareable cinnamon buns alongside breathtaking views of the mountains.

Alice B. The most recent creation from L.A’.s longtime OG chef partnership of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Alice B. is about in an artwork gallery that options native feminine and LGBTQ+ artists. Impressed by the lifetime of author Alice B. Toklas, the restaurant gives a seasonal Cal-Med menu.

Work of Alice B. Toklas (left) and Gertrude Stein at Alice B. in Palm Springs


Cover Wine Lounge Longtime native and former U.S. ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet is behind Canopy Wine Lounge, positioned in a contemporary area designed by Christopher Kennedy. Its menu options charcuterie boards, caviar, empanadas and bread with iberico ham, manchego cheese and fig jam.

Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar is served with Spanish chips and crème fraîche.

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Mister Parker’s Convey a jacket and collared shirt (required by the brand new gown code) should you’re hoping to linger on the up to date Mister Parker’s restaurant on the Parker Palm Springs lodge (rooms accessible from round $540 a night through Kayak). Its old-school, elegant service consists of cocktails in reduce crystal glasses and a basic menu worthy of the Rat Pack.

A Ardour Fruit Ricky at Parker Palm Springs.

Courtesy of Parker Palm Springs

The place to Keep

Life Home Palm Springs New on the lodge entrance is midcentury-style Life Home Palm Springs that describes itself as “impressed by starlets who fled from the extravagance of Outdated Hollywood for a extra minimalist life-style.” Its plant-forward bar and restaurant Minerva’s Pool Home consists of an out of doors patio and a lounge with reservable cabanas and sunbeds. Rooms from $189 an evening at or via

A visitor room at Life Home Palm Springs

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Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa The primary lodge from the model, Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indiana Wells weaves three saltwater swimming swimming pools, two eating places and a bar into its 11 acres of citrus groves, olive bushes and flower gardens. Rooms from $300 an evening at or via

Visitor room at Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

CoralTree Hospitality

The place to Store

The most recent retailer openings and retail happenings embrace a Palm Desert department on the Gardens on El Paseo of Arhaus, for luxurious handcrafted furnishings, and The Gilded Owl, which has relocated from West Hollywood to the Perez Arts District in Cathedral Metropolis. (Diane Keaton’s already been in.) Additionally, pop into Patrick Dragonette’s Palm Desert antiques store to take a look at a group of items by iconic designer Billy Haines from an property in Bel-Air, which may also be featured at his sales space on the Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale. Haines aficionados can also try the present, Variations to a Theme, he curated at Sunnylands historic property in Rancho Mirage.

‘Variations to a Theme: William Haines’ exhibition at Sunnylands.


What to Do

In the event you desire flexing your muscle tissue, Art Flying Aerial is now open for drop-in courses. … Buff up your skating abilities at Acrisure Area’s Berger Foundation Iceplex, which gives day by day public skating classes. … Get in your steps with a stroll across the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza whose 48,000 sq. foot museum celebrates the heritage of Palm Springs unique inhabitants. … Put your toes up at The Spa at Séc-he, a 73,000-square-foot spa advanced with remedies that embrace non-public mineral baths, halotherapy salt caves, float pod suites, and a cryotherapy chamber. … And take a look at the brand new Co-Ed Wellness Lounge & Spa Expertise on the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa‘s 38,000-square-foot Spa at Desert Springs. The brand new lounge options high-tech choices just like the Mid-Sync Lounger, with sound wave remedy and nil gravity positioning. (Full/half day passes accessible, $125/$45 per individual.)

Soccer followers, together with these whose curiosity was piqued by Beckham, Netflix’s four-part deep documentary on the star’s life, may benefit from the Coachella Valley Invitational, which welcomes 12 of the largest golf equipment in US soccer for a preseason exhibition match at Empire Polo Feb 7-18.

And if a weekend whets the urge for food for extra of the world’s charms, make time to go home looking. Now that Palm Springs has put a restrict on Airbnb leases in neighborhoods, some prices are falling in keeping with the L.A. Occasions as traders who purchased in the course of the pandemic — hoping to money in on the short-term lease market — have put their properties up on the market. 

A model of this story first appeared within the Feb. 7 challenge of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click here to subscribe.

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