Palm Springs gets its cool back

The Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate in Palm Springs is the original desert estate of Frank Sinatra.I land in Palm Springs, and even with a quick stop for the date milkshake friends told me I had to try “right off the plane” I’m lying by my hotel pool within an hour. The desert scene around me is beyond postcard: San Jacinto mountain range, blue skies and palm fronds fanning me. Fly Me to the Moon plays on the sound system. Scattered around the deck are copies of Atomic Ranch, a magazine devoted to 1950s and ’60s modernist American homes.

I take off my watch. Less because I’m on vacation than because I’m no longer in the present.

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