a view of the Palm Springs Real Estate Market; and because it's the Hollywood Reporter, there's a lot of name checking and bold faced names of who live/have homes here; in addition, the article discusses the price surge in mid-century homes, with an angle on Hollywood's "elite" pushing the prices up.
Are there still bargains to be had? Yes. Are they becoming fewer and farther between? Yes.
Is it the Hollywood Elite pushing prices up? I think the better question is: Have we seen a younger set of Hollywood/Start Up/Creatives from LA, SF, Seattle, London + NYC recently?
Oh, YES. Absolutely.
Listen, the Hollywood Stars and the power players have been coming here since the 1920's. That is not going to change any time soon. They in turn attract others, and so on and so forth.
The Reporter also did a nice profile on Suzanne Somers 73 acre compound which, by the way, is A REAL honest to God compound complete with hiking trails, and trolley. Major bonus points for the Albert Frey designed guest house! If you have some extra cash laying about, I suggest you look into it.
On the opposite end of the Real Estate spectrum, the Reporter looked at the Who's Who of Hollywood who live in Big Horn Golf Club.
|Big Horn photo courtesy of BigHornGolf.com|
because it's a great one. Just an ambitious goal on the weekends of Coachella.
Speaking of dining out and drinking, The Reporter did a piece on the Hollywood regulars and where they like to eat and what to do - a nicely compiled list, though it can't compete with my list of Palm Springs old school eating and drinking spots that I did in my Welcome Wagon Letter to Leonardo DiCaprio. :) The Hollywood Reporter's list is great - keep it bookmarked, along with mine.
The article gave a nice shout out to Wil Stiles Shop which I love and in a different piece they talk about the the Grand Dame of Palm Springs Style,Trina Turk.
|Photo of Trina Turk Courtesy of LA Times|
Another shop is Deja Vu Vintage Finery a must stop for vintage clothes at reasonable prices. (Trina mentioned this shop as one of her favorites in her Reporter interview during Film Fest)
|Photo Courtesy of Deja Vu Finery|
Speaking of Style, some of my favorite Home Decor shops they missed (understandably so; otherwise, the article would be pages + pages long.)
Modern Way in Palm Springs. Courtney will steer you right. And if he doesn't have the piece you desire, he will know how to get it.
Hedge In Cathedral City for mid century furniture + home accoutrement. They have incredible finds, at really reasonable prices. Great fun shop.
Colin FIsher Studios in Cathedral City has an eclectic mix of modern, abstract, figurative, and traditional paintings + sculptures. Curated beautifully.
And lastly, a nice write up on the latest hotels which have gone up/are going up including Hard Rock Hotel + Arrive Hotel.
The Hollywood Reporter's section on Palm Springs is a well thought out and well researched love letter to our wonderful town. Bravo!