This is probably my least favorite time of year, when the gray skies of winter have begun to overstay their welcome and a few days in a warm locale would be simply amazing!
How about a few days in Palm Springs?
With its close proximity to Los Angeles it was simply destined to become a favorite spot for the rich and famous... along with well-to-do retirees. Between 1947 and 1965 the Alexander Construction Company built approximately 2,200 houses in Palm Springs, effectively doubling it's housing capacity and setting the reputation of the city as an enclave of modern architecture.
Advertisement image from another one of their developments, Twin Palms.
It's so much fun to look at these homes, take in the modern and sometimes futuristic designs, and envy the gorgeous pool areas - is there a house in Palm Springs without a pool - that just beg relaxation!
Have you ever been? I haven't and I think a trip is long overdue!