Mr Mod PS

Mr Mod PS

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Post Palm Springs Modernism Week: Dwell Magazine Dinner

As part of Palm Springs Modernism Week's celebrations, Dwell magazine contacted The Paul Kaplan Group to arrange a dinner party at six separate architectural homes.  The dinner party was underwritten by Lincoln Motor Company, and was catered by Workshop Bar + Restaurant in Palm Springs.  60 attendees were invited, among them architectural aficionado Moby.  I was a guest at the home of Liz and Frank Malinka, where we dined after cocktails at the Fontinell, the former Max Factor family compound.  The Malinkas own a 1963 Charles DuBois-designed Alexander in Vista Las Palmas.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Post Palm Springs Modernism Week

One of my favorite events every year during Palm Springs' Modernism Week is the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation's Retro Martini Party.  This year it was held at the Abernathy house, designed by William Cody in 1962.  Everyone dresses to the nines at these, arrives in vintage cars, and most are in vintage clothing.  It's a perfect Palm Springs evening, and I always look forward to the really fantastic homes that they hold this event in each year.