Palm Springs Vacation Hot Spots for Aesthetes

MODERN OASIS: A Chicago design pro reveals his favorite places in this modern oasis, the desert getaway for Hollywood renegades and architecture buffs

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Notable sights in Palm Springs
(Clockwise from top left) The aerial tram offers stunning 360-degree views of Coachella Valley; the classic Palm Springs sign welcomes you; getting a look inside a vintage trailer during Modernism Week; Hedge, one of Sanfilippo’s favorite design galleries in Cathedral City.


Ace Hotel & Swim Club The hipster design set stays here. 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-325-9900, From $155. Colony Palms Hotel Poolside dining and cocktails at the Purple Palm. 572 N. Indian Canyon Dr.; 800-557-2187, From $179. Riviera Palm Springs The legendary Rat Pack resort. 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr.; 866-588-8311, From $259. Sun and Fun Vacation Rentals Vintage and celebrity rental homes with concierge service. 1051 S. Palm Canyon Dr.; 877-322-7961, Condos from $120; homes from $250. Viceroy Palm Springs Hollywood Regency glam meets modern luxury. 415 S. Belardo Rd.; 800-670-6184, From $130.

Jake’s Palm Springs Casual indoor and outdoor restaurant in the Uptown Design District. 664 N. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-327-4400, Lulu California Bistro Affordable downtown dining. 200 S. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-327-5858, Trio A social hub with great food. 707 N. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-864-8746,

Boulevard 800 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. A; 760-832-9011, Christopher Anthony Ltd. 800 N. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-322-0600, Colin Fisher Studios 68929 Perez Rd., Ste. M, Cathedral City; 760-324-7300, The Estate Sale Company 4135 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 760-321-7628, Hedge 68929 Perez Rd., Ste. F, Cathedral City; 760-770-0090, Wil Stiles 875 N. Palm Canyon Dr; 760-327-9764,

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Spectacular Coachella Valley views from its vantage point in Chino Canyon. 1 Tram Way; 888-515-8726, Palm Springs Art Museum 101 N. Museum Dr.; 760-322-4800, Palm Springs Modernism Week Midcentury modern design festival, February 16 to 26. 760-333-9169,


Photography: Courtesy of Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority; Bryce Duffy/Getty; Gregg Felsen; courtesy of Jerry Sanfilippo



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