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Happy Halloween!

With Halloween just a day away, I thought I would share with you the “Witch’s House” and other so-called “Storybook Houses” in the Los Angeles area.  This style was popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Whimsical in form, they conjure up another world filled with fantasy and magic.  This style of home was built around […]

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Lutah Who?

Lutah Who?  The answer is quite intriguing and I enjoyed getting to know this little known architect in Santa Barbara at a recent screening of a new documentary “Lutah. A Passion For Architecture: A Life Of Design” launched by the Lutah Maria Riggs Society.  As Santa Barbara’s first licensed female architect (1928) and the first […]

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Curated Destinations visits the Charles Farrell House in Palm Springs

I had the unique privilege recently to attend a garden party at the Charles Farrell residence sponsored by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.  It is a fine representation of Desert Spanish, the early architectural style of Palm Springs.   As stated by Patrick McGrew in his book Desert Spanish, “The Palm Springs of the 1920’s and […]

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Curated Destinations And PSPF Invites You To Tour The Charles Farrell Residence In Palm Springs

The Charles Farrell Residence Garden Party – November 16, 2013.  A 1930’s Style Garden Party In The Vintage Spanish Home Of A Movie Star & Former Mayor Of Palm Springs. Saturday, Nov. 16th from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 For reservations, visit the event page on the PSPF website:  www.pspreservationfoundation.org/Farrell_Residence_Garden_Party.html  The 1934 Charles Farrell […]

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Curated Destinations travels to the Costa Del Sol, Spain

The Costa Del Sol, Spain’s Rivera was very much like Hawaii to me.  Our resort had swinging palm trees and many pools with tourists lying around looking like lobsters.  This is where many Brits come to escape to the sun.  Most restaurants have English menus and English is widely spoken here.  Expats send their children […]

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La Vida Dulce!

La Vida Dulce! We are traveling to Spain for the next few blogs.  Up today is Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia. “Sue, there must be something you can do with our timeshare” said my husband.  So that’s what I did.  I found a Marriott Resort on the Spanish Costa Del Sol that was just right […]

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