Margaret’s Guidebook for Palm Springs

Margaret
Margaret’s Guidebook for Palm Springs

MARGARET’S FOOD ’N COFFEE SPOT RECCOS

Food is my LIFE literally so take these reviews seriously… remember, you don’t come to Palm Springs for the food (I cook at home mostly) but while these recommendations are NOT gamechangers for those of you who are foodies… they certainly are the best of what Palm Springs has to offer!
Like the idea of Cheeky’s (next door) BUT don’t want the wait or the hype - then TRY Jake’s! Excellent Lunch/Brunch, full bar, good value and no wait usually!
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Jake's
664 North Palm Canyon Drive
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Like the idea of Cheeky’s (next door) BUT don’t want the wait or the hype - then TRY Jake’s! Excellent Lunch/Brunch, full bar, good value and no wait usually!
Walking distance from my house…. (1km) these freshly baked NY style bagels are a game changer to the Palm Springs morning food scene. Try the Jalapeño Bagel!
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Townie Bagels | Bakery | Cafe
650 E Sunny Dunes Rd
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Walking distance from my house…. (1km) these freshly baked NY style bagels are a game changer to the Palm Springs morning food scene. Try the Jalapeño Bagel!
They don’t take Rez’ but seriously worth the visit.
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Rooster And The Pig
356 South Indian Canyon Drive
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They don’t take Rez’ but seriously worth the visit.
Because COFFEE I’m a coffee snob and this is the best that Palm Springs has to offer.
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Ernest Coffee
1101 North Palm Canyon Drive
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Because COFFEE I’m a coffee snob and this is the best that Palm Springs has to offer.
Local PS Coffee spot with huge outside mini park… IF you love DOGS and SUNSHINE and COFFEE - this should be your spot. I recommend the location downtown/central Palm Springs *only*
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Koffi
515 North Palm Canyon Drive
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Local PS Coffee spot with huge outside mini park… IF you love DOGS and SUNSHINE and COFFEE - this should be your spot. I recommend the location downtown/central Palm Springs *only*
Great food, upscal restaurant in Palm Springs
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Workshop Kitchen + Bar
800 North Palm Canyon Drive
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Great food, upscal restaurant in Palm Springs
Old School vibe, great cocktails and classic meals. Dressy!
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Le Vallauris Restaurant
385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
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Old School vibe, great cocktails and classic meals. Dressy!
Top notch Pizza (thin crust wood fired) and killer salads. That’s it. Oh and a full bar with decent cocktails. 100% outside seating… sometimes ther is a wait!
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Birba
622 North Palm Canyon Drive
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Top notch Pizza (thin crust wood fired) and killer salads. That’s it. Oh and a full bar with decent cocktails. 100% outside seating… sometimes ther is a wait!
OK now this is a restaurant I leave my house for…. yes, a drive to Yucca Valley (Plan a trip to Joshua tree and eat here. Chef is super talented. Food is 100%. https://la.eater.com/2017/6/12/15784774/la-copine-yucca-valley-brunch-photos-road-trip
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La Copine
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
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OK now this is a restaurant I leave my house for…. yes, a drive to Yucca Valley (Plan a trip to Joshua tree and eat here. Chef is super talented. Food is 100%. https://la.eater.com/2017/6/12/15784774/la-copine-yucca-valley-brunch-photos-road-trip
Mindfully healthy and walking distance from our house. This is a great food market with a little whole foods cafe attached. Lots of Veg, Vegan and GF items to buy OR eat in.
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Nature's Health Food & Cafe
555 South Sunrise Way
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Mindfully healthy and walking distance from our house. This is a great food market with a little whole foods cafe attached. Lots of Veg, Vegan and GF items to buy OR eat in.
Small but bountiful Farmer’s Market. Please support. Amazing produce from small farmers who drive a long way to sell.
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Farmers Market Saturdays
2300 E Baristo Rd
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Small but bountiful Farmer’s Market. Please support. Amazing produce from small farmers who drive a long way to sell.

SHOPPING

It's all about resort wear and specifically Palm Springs chic!
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Trina Turk | Mr Turk | Palm Springs Boutique
891 North Palm Canyon Drive
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It's all about resort wear and specifically Palm Springs chic!
Best grocery food experience, mostly organic, wine, beer, spirits, fresh meats, deli etc
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Whole Foods Market
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Best grocery food experience, mostly organic, wine, beer, spirits, fresh meats, deli etc
Not Quite Whole Food’s but 2nd best and close to our house
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Jensen's Finest Foods
2465 Palm Canyon Drive
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Not Quite Whole Food’s but 2nd best and close to our house
CHEAP and Cheerful beverages of all kinds. South Palm Springs
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BevMo!
333 S Palm Canyon Dr
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CHEAP and Cheerful beverages of all kinds. South Palm Springs
OK Plan ahead… or not! This is probably the best Outlet Mall in North America. You could spend days here (and I have) everything from Gucci, to Cuccinello to Burberry, Versace, Lulumelon, Puma, Adidas, Nike, Northface, Tory Burch, Bottega, lacoste etc etc. Totally worth giving up a pool day!
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Cabazon Outlets
48750 Seminole Dr
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OK Plan ahead… or not! This is probably the best Outlet Mall in North America. You could spend days here (and I have) everything from Gucci, to Cuccinello to Burberry, Versace, Lulumelon, Puma, Adidas, Nike, Northface, Tory Burch, Bottega, lacoste etc etc. Totally worth giving up a pool day!

BARS + EMBIBING EXPERIENCES

Steakhouse Restaurant and a bar with excellent food. Get there early to get special happy hour pricing. Recommend their Hamburger (in the bar) plus it houses SEYMORE’S Speakeasy Bar within a bar - opens at 6.
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Mr. Lyons
233 East Palm Canyon Drive
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Steakhouse Restaurant and a bar with excellent food. Get there early to get special happy hour pricing. Recommend their Hamburger (in the bar) plus it houses SEYMORE’S Speakeasy Bar within a bar - opens at 6.
Very cool and unassuming spot in weird strip mall. Paul the owner is Irish, excellent cocktails. Go there. Take an Uber!
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Paul Bar/Food
3700 E Vista Chino
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Very cool and unassuming spot in weird strip mall. Paul the owner is Irish, excellent cocktails. Go there. Take an Uber!
Speakeasy within a bar - opens at 6. Get there early and snag a seat…. excellent cocktails.
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Seymour's
233 E Palm Canyon Dr
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Speakeasy within a bar - opens at 6. Get there early and snag a seat…. excellent cocktails.
Because it’s fabulous. See my photo comment! Copy this link for menu: https://assets.ctfassets.net/5pq524z2ntfb/1oEFNG0HCOZvw8e6MsUKLT/37f6e706c90081289afa85ba54a75d0b/CR_Food.pdf
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Counter Reformation
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
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Because it’s fabulous. See my photo comment! Copy this link for menu: https://assets.ctfassets.net/5pq524z2ntfb/1oEFNG0HCOZvw8e6MsUKLT/37f6e706c90081289afa85ba54a75d0b/CR_Food.pdf
THE PARKER HOTEL is an experience from the Valet staff in Desert Pink shorts to the relaxed but chic interior design…. this is a ‘must see’ if you are new to the desert or just want to have an upscale but relaxed afternoon. It’s always 5 o Clock at the Parker
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
4200 East Palm Canyon Drive
THE PARKER HOTEL is an experience from the Valet staff in Desert Pink shorts to the relaxed but chic interior design…. this is a ‘must see’ if you are new to the desert or just want to have an upscale but relaxed afternoon. It’s always 5 o Clock at the Parker

MARGARET’S MID-CENTURY SECRET HIDEAWAYS

Palm Spring’s is home to some of the best mid-century design items in the country. It also boasts aton of mid-century shops, galleries and fab finds. Here are some of my favorites...
BEST DESIGN DISTRICT IN THE USA
North Palm Springs
BEST DESIGN DISTRICT IN THE USA
THE ESTATE COMPANY FAB finds. Deals galore. 5 mins drive from our house.
4185 E Palm Canyon Dr
4185 East Palm Canyon Drive
THE ESTATE COMPANY FAB finds. Deals galore. 5 mins drive from our house.
Art and COOL Jewelry / Love the owners!
Flow Modern
768 North Palm Canyon Drive
Art and COOL Jewelry / Love the owners!
Sassy mid century finds north palm springs
a La MOD INC
844 N Palm Canyon Dr
Sassy mid century finds north palm springs
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The Shops At Thirteen Forty Five
1345 N Palm Canyon Dr
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Eclectic, fun, fair priced one of a kinds… the guys that run the shop are lovely.
Bon Vivant
766 N Palm Canyon Dr
Eclectic, fun, fair priced one of a kinds… the guys that run the shop are lovely.

SIGHTSEEING + EXPERIENCES

Historically meeting place for many US presidents the past several decades. Book a tour in advance… you will not regret it.
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Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
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Historically meeting place for many US presidents the past several decades. Book a tour in advance… you will not regret it.
Because you *must* It’s amazing. Hike, climb, see, picnic, camp…..
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Národní park Joshua Tree
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Because you *must* It’s amazing. Hike, climb, see, picnic, camp…..
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
1 Tram Way
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Palm Springs Art Museum
101 North Museum Drive
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Easy but adventuresome local hiking….
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Andreas Canyon Trailhead
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Easy but adventuresome local hiking….
My Go-To yoga studio in both S. Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Both locations are nice and super clean BUT the location in Palm Springs is EXQUISITE. PROBABLY THE NICEST YOGA STUDIO I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. OK to Pop in or they will accommodade 3 day stays etc http://coachellayoga.com/palm-springs-bikram-yoga-plus-location/
Bikram Yoga Plus - Palm Springs
611 S Palm Canyon Dr
My Go-To yoga studio in both S. Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Both locations are nice and super clean BUT the location in Palm Springs is EXQUISITE. PROBABLY THE NICEST YOGA STUDIO I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. OK to Pop in or they will accommodade 3 day stays etc http://coachellayoga.com/palm-springs-bikram-yoga-plus-location/
It’s not cheap but the Spa here at the Parker hotel is the BEST in the area.
Palm Springs Yacht Club
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
It’s not cheap but the Spa here at the Parker hotel is the BEST in the area.

NEIGHBORHOODS

This is OUR neighborhood… tranquil, fabulous for walking, running, house-hunting, amazing range of discerning architecture
Deepwell Estates
This is OUR neighborhood… tranquil, fabulous for walking, running, house-hunting, amazing range of discerning architecture
Rent a bike and peruse thsi very old and elegant neighbourhod in Palm Springs. Nestled up against San Jacinto mountainside, it is steeped in history and the homes are one of a kind… once the homes (and still) to some of the Hollywood Greats of the 20th century
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Old Las Palmas
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Rent a bike and peruse thsi very old and elegant neighbourhod in Palm Springs. Nestled up against San Jacinto mountainside, it is steeped in history and the homes are one of a kind… once the homes (and still) to some of the Hollywood Greats of the 20th century
OK I admit apart from the fact that my wife’s great grandfather Phil Regan (B list movie star from the 1930’s) owned a grand home here… I don’t know the full history and I found this blip online where you can get loads of info on tours, walking tours and the rich and famous who lived there:The Movie Colony With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. In this tranquil neighborhood lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson, and Jack Benny. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood in the 1950s when his home, known as "Twin Palms," became “party central.” One of the celebrity estates here was called the “Desert Royal Palace” because so many Europeans with royal titles and Hollywood elite were guests there. Some of our most renowned Modernist architects designed homes in this charming and prestigious area including E. Stewart Williams, William Cody, and Donald Wexler. It is home to iconic architecture of the Spanish Colonial Revival style as well as the Mid-Century Modernism style. This tour affords a visual feast of residences of Hollywood Royalty and unique architecture.
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The Movie Colony
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OK I admit apart from the fact that my wife’s great grandfather Phil Regan (B list movie star from the 1930’s) owned a grand home here… I don’t know the full history and I found this blip online where you can get loads of info on tours, walking tours and the rich and famous who lived there:The Movie Colony With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. In this tranquil neighborhood lived some of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson, and Jack Benny. Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood in the 1950s when his home, known as "Twin Palms," became “party central.” One of the celebrity estates here was called the “Desert Royal Palace” because so many Europeans with royal titles and Hollywood elite were guests there. Some of our most renowned Modernist architects designed homes in this charming and prestigious area including E. Stewart Williams, William Cody, and Donald Wexler. It is home to iconic architecture of the Spanish Colonial Revival style as well as the Mid-Century Modernism style. This tour affords a visual feast of residences of Hollywood Royalty and unique architecture.