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Where to stay in Palm Springs

The preservation battle has paid off in Palm Springs, California, where the abundance of 1950s architecture has earned the desert town its reputation as a mecca of mid-century modern.

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Posted in California, Hotel, Palm Springs, USA

At the Grolier Club

One of the advantages of living in the city is the opportunity to temporarily live out of your league. A perch at the poshest cocktail lounge brings an hour of the good life at perhaps $25 per drink.

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Posted in Books, Grade "A" Fancy, New York

Herb Lester in orbit

For the foreseeable future, we'll be using our Out There guide with both feet on the ground. These clips makes an acceptable stand-in for real-life adventures in the solar system.

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At the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

Looking as if it was floated down to its lakeside position by some superior future civilisation, The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is one of a pair of restaurants designed by Patrick Gwynne in 1964.

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Posted in Architecture, Coffee shop, England, Food, London, Restaurants, UK

At the Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

The grandeur and opulence of the 1920s is alive and well in the Hotel Alfonso XIII, which was designed in the neomudejar style, a distinctive Sevillian architecture that mixes Moorish and Spanish influences.

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Posted in Hotel, Marcus Hurst, Seville, Spain

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