Flâneur’s Guide to Modernism Week

There is no better place to be a casual wanderer than Palm Springs during Modernism Week, so be the best leisurely observer you can be and saunter your way into these parties and receptions.

Pool-side cocktail party at the West Elm House
Pool-side cocktail party at the West Elm House 2017

Yes, we just made a Beaudelaire reference (wrong century, we know), but the point is that we should all aspire to be flâneurs on occasion.  And Modernism Week is the perfect place to be a midcentury-enthusiastic observer, leisurely lounging his or her way through poolside parties, making cocktail banter look effortless.  So come on, join the party!

Shop & Sip Like a Boss at the Palm Springs Modernism Show Preview Party
Start the weekend right on Friday night and be among the first to check out the Palm Springs Modernism Show and the first-ever Palm Springs Modern Design Expo. Tickets available here for $85 until Feb. 14 or $100 at the door.

Boogie Like a Beatnik at the Tiki Beat Dance party at Royal Hawaiian Estates
Indulge in a bit of vintage aloha spirit at the legendary Royal Hawaiian Estates designed by Wexler & Harrison.  This is a Polynesian paradise party that you’ll not soon forget.  Tickets available here.

Sneak a Peek at the Big Reveal Party at the West Elm House
This perfectly curated pied-a-terre designed by the West Elm Design Lab brings this renowned brand to life with a distinctly Palm Springs twist.  Don’t miss this retro-themed reveal party.  Tickets still available here.

Lounge Like Lacy at the Moroccan Modern Cocktail Party
When Saturday night fever hits, you’ll want to be sipping cocktails poolside in this gorgeously appointed Moroccan-inspired midcentury residence designed by Hal Lacey. Join us for a special evening hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, featuring Thermador and DXV products throughout this celebrated home. Recently featured on the cover of Interiors Magazine, this is one of Modernism Week’s Featured Homes. Tickets still available here.

Hang Like You Mean It at the ARRIVE 2 Year Anniversary Party
Come wish the Arrive happy birthday and hang by the epic pool.  This low key daytime celebration is kid and dog friendly and features live music by DJ Alex Harrington and The Dreamboats.  No tickets necessary.  This event is free!

Embrace Bauhaus at the Living the Modern II Home Tour and Cocktail Reception
Beautiful in its white splendor and Bauhaus-inspired minimalism, the house formerly known as Linea designed by Andrew Adler and Anthony Poon plays host to a soiree at dusk.  There’s no better way to end your Sunday. Score your tickets now to live the modern yourself.

See Southridge on Sunday at Sunset
If you’ve always wanted to peek inside one of the homes in the famous Southridge enclave, this is your chance.  Grab a ticket now to see the Thomas and Berniece Griffing Residence designed by Ross Patton and Albert “Duke” Wild.  This midcentury residence will make you rethink your opinion of the ubiquitous California Ranch.  Tickets available here.

Party Like a Super Spy at the ADC Fundraiser aka Koerner Affair
Support the Palm Springs Art Museum on the last Saturday of Modernism Week by attending this spy-themed soiree.  Get a peek inside the rarely seen Koerner Residence designed by iconic midcentury modern architect E. Stewart Williams.  Get your tickets here.