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The Desert Cure

02/03/2015

Six more weeks of winter have been predicted, according to the groundhog in Punxsutawney, matching our somber mood this week in Seattle.

Here is a remedy: go to Palm Springs!

This is the undeniable season for it. I just visited in December and experienced such warm weather I wore a short skirt and a tee shirt during the day and lunched on a sunny patio. Paradise.

While there, I took a tour around Old Las Palmas and the Movie Colony neighborhoods and particularly admired what my local guide called tracery walls, a mid-century construct of breeze blocks or architectural screen blocks, meant to allow breezes through.

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Marvelous, aren’t they?

I also had a drive by Brad and Angelina’s home, as well as the former home of Cary Grant. It was all terribly glamorous.

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If you are now tempted to book a trip, you can stay in this mid-century home, the one from above with the pink flamingo pillows, perfect Palm Springs kitsch. Embody the old Hollywood lifestyle!

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Paseo Gracia. Four bedrooms, three baths. Rents for $350 to $1300 per night.

While there, ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and visit Joshua Tree Nation Park.

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Palm Springs is a special, dry kind of dreamy.

 

 

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Desert Retreat

10/04/2013

Imagine indoor/outdoor living all the year long.mediaservice.themls.com

Imagine state of the art kitchen and baths.mediaservice-2.themls.commediaservice-4.themls.com

Imagine laying your head down in the most glamorous bedroom possible. mediaservice-3.themls.com

Imagine living beneath palm trees and the majesty of  the San Jacinto mountains. mediaservice-1.themls.com

This is the time of year to plan a trip to Palm Springs! And having a desert home get-away is the best antidote to Seattle winters. I have known a lot of people over the years who have embraced this idea. I imagine myself joining them.

1115 Pasatiempo Road, Palm Springs, California. Asking price $848,000. Built in 1955. Four bedrooms, two baths. 1995 interior square feet on a 10,000 square foot lot. Sophisticated; reminiscent of old Hollywood style but modern in every respect.: white porcelain floors throughout, European cabinetry, Carrera marble countertops, open concept living. Private, luxurious, and inviting.

Listed by Richard Guelich, Guelich Group, Inc. For more info, click here.mediaservice-5.themls.com

See you poolside.

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