weekend scenes: palm springs drive-bys

palm springs architectureWhile project a-frame has gotten off to a slow start (so far the carpet has been pulled out and that’s about it), we have been making more frequent trips to Palm Springs to get the show on the road! Luckily it’s one pretty road, and we often spend Archer’s nap-time driving round and around it, ogling all of the houses. Rupert drives, and we poke and point at different mid-century gems, I take photos out the window, and Archer snores. It’s a pretty great way to kill an hour and a half when you don’t have a bed to nap in. ;)

Here’s a couple more from our last trip… here and here. I can’t get enough!

from the weekend: modernism week, palm springs

MODERNISM WEEK-ENDI was thrilled when I was asked to be a part of the #psmodsquad covering Modernism Week. A weekend in Palm Springs packed full of home tours, exhibitions, and cocktail parties all centered around midcentury architecture and design… YES, PLEASE!

Racquet club garden villas tour // racquet club Modernism week is happening right now and this weekend Rupe and I headed back to the desert to partake in the mid-century loving festivities. To see more of my instagrams from our trip check them out here.

Top left photo is of the Shapiro House by Michael Black // Top right is inside the Edris House by E. Stweart Williams // Bottom left is a patio in the courtyard of one of the homes inside the Racquet Club Garden Villas by William Cody // Bottom right is of what is left of the Palm Springs Racquet Club, where Marilyn Monroe was “discovered” by her agent, and the birthplace of the Bloody Mary.

Images by me via iPhone for Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

from the weekend: chicago

12.30.12 weekend chicagoWe spent the last weekend of the year wandering through Chicago, taking long walks until our toes went numb, visiting a few old favorite restaurants and trying out a some new ones. Every time I go to Chicago I fall in love all over again with the old brownstone houses and the architecture in the city. It was nice to stay in a different area then I have before and take the few calm days together between Christmas and New Years to relax and do some of the things that I love most… eat, shop, and explore. :)

Images from my iPhone via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)