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#TBT: 429 Escapes | Modernism Preview Week Palm Springs


It’s well known that Modernism Week Palm Springs is a highly celebrated event in an incredible city. Back in October the FourTwoNine crew and four influential designers and creatives took to this storied city for weekend of modern design and adventure like no other.

Absorbing the sights and experiences this one of a kind town has to offer, we explored the unique history of design and cache that is literally everywhere you look. From Christopher Kennedy’s House tour to the incredible food and beverage offerings across the city, we shared our experience via social media for a unique, interactive weekend with our audience.

Our influencers included:

Robby Durler: @robbydurler
Rob Duncan: @wearemucho
John K. Anderson: @jkadesign
Bryan Thompson:@bryanthompson

After a quick plane ride from San Fransisco to Palm Springs via Alaska Air we landed in Palm Springs with no time to spare. We zipped to our respective homes, provided by the amazing Relax Palm Springs team to get ready for the night.

A highlight of the weekend was the Palm Springs Modernism Show Reception where we mingled with artists and curators alike. Following the preview reception, we had cocktails at Seymour’s and dinner at the adjacent  Mr. Lyon’s (all generously provided by F10 Creative).

The following morning we started the day with a traditional Mexican breakfast prepared by a personal chef and hydrated with Caliwater brand cactus water (the perfect antidote to the previous evening’s cocktails). After spending the morning relaxing poolside, we headed to Cheeky’s in downtown Palm Springs for brunch. If you haven’t been here, go! It’s a local must – we recommend the bacon flight.

Next up was a personal tour of interior designer Christopher Kennedy’s chic, modern home. We then took a docent led tour of the “Meta-modern” exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

Saturday evening we gathered at Relax Palm Springs property, “PS Wag,” for custom cocktails and a BBQ created by the personal chef.

The trip ended early Sunday when we were all shuttled to Palm Springs airport for our Alaska Air f ights back to home. This was exactly how Palm Springs is done.

In celebration of Modernism Week, we take a look back on the extraordinary preview.



Palm Springs evening with 429 Mag #relaxps #psenvy @relaxpalmsprings

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