Modernism Week Recap

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Guys, Modernism Week has come and gone again here in Palm Springs.  I will be honest, I did not attend nearly as many events as I have in the past.  Blame it on my already crazy schedule or the fact that I was a bit overwhelmed looking at all the fabulous events but I only made it out to 3 things (insert eyes covered emoji).  For those who are unfamiliar, Modernism Week is an annual event in Palm Springs highlighting the city’s rich mid century modern architecture and design.  The 10 day event is filled with tours, lectures, bike rides, swanky soirees, and shopping.  I highly recommend attending at least once if you have even the smallest interest in the design of my fair city!

So what did I actually make it to this year?  Great question!  Chris and I kicked off Modernism Week by attending the VIP reception for the Modernism Show and Sale at the Convention Center.  The event runs the first weekend of Modernism and features hundreds of vendors selling everything from clothing and jewelry to furniture and art.  The opening night party offered attendees an opportunity to sip on cocktails and enjoy snacks while getting the first chance to buy before the full swing of the weekend.  We personally did not buy anything, although there was plenty I liked, since we just invested in some vintage patio pieces that I can’t wait to share.

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On Sunday we were invited to a media tour of the Christopher Kennedy Compound that I personally was so excited for!  Each year during Modernism local designer, Christopher Kennedy, brings together a talented group of designers and vendors to remodel a local home.  Each room is the vision of a different designer and they all bring their A+ game!  This year’s house featured a chic pool house that was hands down my favorite space!  The pink and green color scheme was an elevated take on Palm Beach and the Justina Blakney macrame bed was hands down my favorite piece…I already looked and I don’t think I will be adding one to my master anytime soon…

After lunch and a quick nap we made our way to the West Elm House reveal party in Movie Colony.  The local West Elm in Palm Springs worked with Acme House, one of the biggest vacation rental companies in the desert, to design a dream vacation rental in the Movie Colony neighborhood.  We snacked on grilled cheese and mashed potato bar from local pop up, The Heyday, sipped on sparkling rose and toured the 3 bedroom home.  If you have a chance to stay at this chic home you should 100% do it!


Be sure to check out my other posts on Modernism Week HERE and HERE!

XO, Niki

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