Amorous Building Blocks

Plan a date night that celebrates Modern architecture



Explore the Wexler and Harrison homes located in Palm Springs.

David Glomb

Sleek lines, open spaces, and sensual simplicity are the earmark of modern architecture. Greater Palm Springs shines with its internationally appreciated nod to designers like Richard Neutra and Albert Frey. Follow our quick-reference guide to plan your romantic trek through the beautiful homes and landscapes that add distinctive flair to our valley.

5 p.m. To experience desert modernism at twilight, download the Palm Springs Modern: Mid-Century Architecture Tour App. Use it to enjoy a romantic self-guided driving excursion of Wexler and Harrison’s series of steel homes, Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway on Ladera Circle, the Kaufmann House designed by Richard Neutra, and more. Modernism Week (Feb. 13-23, 2014) attendees, join other architecture lovers for Illuminated Modern. The event showcases significant midcentury modern building facades along Palm Canyon Drive by lighting them for maximum exposure. In previous years, Design 849 and Oasis Tower were featured.
Palm Springs Modern: Midcentury Architecture Tours,
www.palmspringslife.com/psmodapp
Illuminated Modern
www.modernismweek.com

7 p.m.  Dine in a chic industrial atmosphere at Workshop Kitchen + Bar. Your reservation is a ticket to a visually stimulating world of family-style dining and contemporary glamour. Steal away to a secluded booth within this concrete-accented structure and discuss the events of the day while you imbibe classic specialty drinks like a Singapore Sling, or Sloe Gin fizz. Both pair well with Workshop’s delicious prix fixe menu.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-459-3451

www.workshoppalmsprings.com

8:30 p.m. Kindle your passions with a stroll through the scenic Uptown Design District. Visit shops that burst with bright colors and statement pieces. Art is in abundance at Woodman/Shimko Gallery. Explore archangel art collective, which is next door.
Woodman/Shimko Gallery
1105 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-322-1230

www.woodmanshimkogallery.com
archangel art collective
1103 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-320-4795

www.archangel.marketinghubinc.com

9:30 p.m. Wind down your evening with dessert and a nightcap at TRIO Restaurant. This elegant hideaway is as renowned for its streamlined design as it is for its culinary fare. Order two cupcakes of the day and pair them with Palm Springs Punch, a savory specialty drink made with Bacardi rum, crème de noyaux, and pineapple juice.
TRIO Restaurant
707 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
760-864-8746

www.triopalmsprings.com


Palm Springs Modern App

Take a self-guided tour of modern homes on your date night.

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