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A Preview of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

Modernism Week returns to Palm Springs Thursday, February 13th through Sunday, February 23rd. It’s no coincidence the annual event, which attracts thousands from around the world, is occurring on Valentine’s Day weekend this year. Modernism Week is an absolute love letter to the desert city of Palm Springs. It’s the city’s signature celebration of all things mid-century modern: architecture, food and wine, style and design, vintage Hollywood, culture, and so much more. There will be home tours of Palm Spring’s most architecturally significant houses, talks with experts, designers, and architects, film screenings, live music, drag bingo, cooking demonstrations and special atomic age-themed dinners and other culinary events, dancing, and, if the weather forecast holds, plenty of sun.

While Modernism Week is always an extraordinarily popular event for Palm Springs, there are still plenty of shows that still have tickets available. Yes, Charles Phoenix’s Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour sold out months ago, we’ve highlighted some of our most anticipated events below and there are still dozens of others available to choose from. We’ll be staying at the recently remodeled and just opened Les Cactus boutique hotel in the city’s Warm Sands neighborhood, but a cursory glance online shows there are still dozens of rooms and rentals available, or, with events scheduled throughout the day and into the evening, Modernism Week also makes the perfect day trip from Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego.

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The Best Academy Awards Viewing Parties in Los Angeles 2020

The Academy Awards are this Sunday which, if you are reading this, means you are either a) attending the Oscars or b) deciding on what you will be serving during your Oscar party or c) wondering where you could go to watch the Oscars with a friend or ten. Below I’ve highlighted the best options in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Los Feliz, where the 92nd Oscars will air on the big (or sometimes little) screen and bottles of champagne will be popping.

Joker leads the 2020 field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman received 10 nods each. The rest of the Best Picture nominees include Ford v Ferrari (4 nominations), Jojo Rabbit (6), Little Women (6), Marriage Story (6), and Parasite (6). Who is your favorite to win in the acting awards? Could Parasite potentially upset frontrunners 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and take the top prize?

Viewing parties across the city invite you to make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

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Historic Whitley Heights Mediterranean with 25 Ft. Leaded Glass Windows & a Guest House

This stunning three bedroom home in Whitley Heights was built in 1922, distinguishing it as one of the very first homes in this Hollywood Hills neighborhood. Soon to celebrate its centennial anniversary, the romantic Mediterranean has been lovingly maintained and preserved by the same owners for nearly 35 years.

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Spanish Colonial Casa Canem by Architect Carl Lindbom in Hollywoodland

Built by famed architect Carl Lindbom in 1927, “Casa Canem” is a world-class Spanish Colonial estate on nearly half an acre in Hollywoodland with stunning up-close views of the iconic Hollywood sign, impeccable style, and fortress-like grounds.

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Spectacular Reservoir Views at Gigantic 4.44 Acre Silver Lake Compound

This Memphis Group-affiliated estate in Silver Lake is a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece set on a nearly unheard of 4.44 acres towering above the Silver Lake reservoir. The gated compound includes gardens, a tennis court, a pool and spa, complete privacy, and unrivaled views of the reservoir and the San Gabriel mountains beyond.

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For Lease: Romantic Hollywood Hills Mediterranean Hideaway

Set behind secure gates in the prestigious Bird streets neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills, this romantic, Mediterranean hideaway offers complete privacy and is surrounded by nature.

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Reimagined 5 Bedroom Gem in Studio City – 13025 Dickens Street

A handsome and stylishly reimagined 5 bedroom home has just hit the market totally unrecognizable from its previous incarnation. Located in a fantastic Studio City neighborhood, just south of Ventura Boulevard, near Sportsman’s Lodge, and a short stroll to Harvard-Westlake Upper School, the home is a must-see for those of you searching for a turnkey, totally renovated property that provides plenty of space and privacy.

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Charming 1920s English Tudor in Los Feliz – 1937 Myra Ave

This lovely and unique English Tudor-style home is on the market for the first time in 45 years. Located in the highly desirable Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz, the three bedroom beauty has been immaculately maintained over the years, features many upgrades throughout, and great, private outdoor spaces. Last sold in 1973 for just under $50,000, the property offers a rare opportunity to own a timeless nearly 100-year-old year old home.

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Beautiful Bird Streets Traditional – 1518 Blue Jay Way

This beautiful Bird Streets Traditional estate has been lovingly maintained by the same family for decades. The property exudes classic Hollywood Hills elegance and sits on a rare hilltop promontory thats offers panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean and beyond.

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The Best Events in Los Angeles This January – 2020!!!

Happy New Year, Los Angeles! As ever, our great city is filled with many amazing events and things to do in January 2020 including ice skating, star gazing, Photo L.A., the Women’s March, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concert, and so much more. Check out all the events in Los Angeles you won’t want to miss this January!

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