MAY 26-JUNE 4, 2023
CALIFORNIA
SMALL GROUP
9 NIGHTS/10 DAYS
FROM US$13,500
MIM FANNING A TRUE DESIGN LUMINARY

In selecting her journey destination Mim was drawn to the design heritage of California.

The Modernism Movement heralded a design revolution. Emerging from the fog of war, liberation fostered incredible creative thinking rooted in optimism, ingenuity and pragmatism.

Visiting modernist mecca Palm Springs, mega-city Los Angeles and the charming Los Olivos you’ll be immersed in the best of design. Experience private homes, hospitality venues, retail and galleries through Mim’s inimitable perspective.

Every aspect has been considered to ensure a frictionless journey which means all you need to do is pack your bags and surrender to the magic of the journey.

 

 

YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

ACCESS TO STORIED PRIVATE HOMES IN PALM SPRINGS & LOS ANGELES
PRIVATE SHOPPING IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST DESIGN STORES
ACCOMPANIED TOURS OF THE GETTY CENTRE AND THE BROAD
THE LATEST AND GREATEST DINING EXPERIENCES

YOUR ITINERARY

PALM SPRINGS

FRIDAY 26th MAY – YOU’VE ARRIVED

Arrive at LAX and be whisked by private transfer to Palm Springs (1h30m) where you’ll arrive at the famous facade of the Parker Palm Springs. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with the group as you hear all about the wonders in store.

Accommodation – Parker Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS

SATURDAY 27th MAY – MID-CENTURY IMMERSION

Dive straight into the mid-century architecture with a guided tour of some of Palm Springs most significant homes. We’ll take in the entire Coachella Valley with a sunset ride on Palm Springs’ famous aerial tramway.

Accommodation – Parker Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS

SUNDAY 28th MAY – SUNNYLANDS CONFIDENTIAL

With Collections Director Anne Rowe- Sunnylands was created by industrialist Walter Annenberg and his philanthropist wife Leonore as a desert retreat. It was bequeathed to the public and serves as a bipartisan political and cultural retreat.

Accommodation – Parker Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS

MONDAY 29th MAY – LA BOUND

Enjoy a leisurely final morning at the Parker before your luxury transfer to Los Angeles where you’ll arrive the incredible Santa Monica Proper by design legend Kelly Wearstler.

Accommodation – Santa Monica Proper

LOS ANGELES

TUESDAY 30th MAY – HOUSE HUNTING

Jump straight into the LA design scene with a series of exclusive visits to some remarkable homes. Learn the history of these properties through Mim’s incredible insights. We’ll enjoy an incredible dinner in Beverly Hills.

Accommodation – Santa Monica Proper

LOS ANGELES

WEDNESDAY 31st MAY – GONE SHOPPING

Mim is passionate about retail design – today she’ll take you through some of LA’s most beautiful stores. You’ll meet designers and have a chance to get your shop on. Finish the day with drinks at quintessential LA hot spot Chateau Marmont.

Accommodation – Santa Monica Proper

LOS ANGELES

THURSDAY 1st JUNE – GALLERY HOPPING

We’ll visit the iconic Broad Gallery in the morning. We then cross town to explore the iconic Getty Centre. Look out for movie stars over dinner at Nobu Malibu.

Accommodation – Santa Monica Proper

LOS ANGELES

FRIDAY 2nd JUNE – SURPRISE SURPRISE

Mim’s planned a final surprise for your time in LA that is sure to be memorable. Following this epic moment you’ll be driven (2h) to the gorgeous town of Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez valley.

Accommodation – The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern

LOS OLIVOS

SATURDAY 3rd JUNE – THE LAST HURRAH

Enjoy the morning strolling through the town of Los Olivos, go for a bike ride or drive to nearby Santa Barbara. This afternoon Mim will host the final group meal – an unforgettable very long lunch and tasting at a local vineyard.

Accommodation – The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern

LOS OLIVOS

SUNDAY 4th JUNE – HOME TIME

Take your time today as you savour the last few hours of time on tour. Following a late check-out the group will be transferred back to Los Angeles for onward journeys.

JOURNEY GALLERY

Parker Palm Springs
Stahl House
Santa Monica Proper
Apparatus Studio
The Broad
The Hideaway - Beverley Hills
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
The Getty Centre
The Webster
Juniper House

JOIN US FOR CALIFORNIA DREAMING


  • Prices subject to change based on final group size.
  • Itinerary is indicative, elements may change subject to availability and final group size.
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