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  • Jewels from the Roving Stove

    You may have noticed by now that I’ve become obsessed with the desert and the mid-century architecture that abounds there. I’m not alone, Leonardo DiCaprio just bought a rather spectacular home in Palm Springs, and of course there are landmarks  like Bob Hope’s Lautner designed home (for sale for a mere 50 million), and Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms estate with his recording studio still in tact and the piano shaped

    Julie Anne Rhodes courtesy of John Stoddart

    pool, but none can quite compete with the grand scale of the Annenberg estate known as Sunnylands in nearby Rancho Mirage. The palatial home was designed by architect Quincy A. Jones in the mid 1960′s, and it is set in 200 acres of spectacular desert-scaped gardens.

    The gardens of Sunnylands

    Sunnylands was quickly dubbed “Camp David West” as Walter and Lenore Annenberg regularly entertained Heads of State, Royalty, and Hollywood Royalty there.  In fact, President Obama just met King Abdullah of Jordan there in February while I was visiting my parents up the street (evidently, seeing Air Force One land in the small Palm Springs airport was quite a… Keep Reading »

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