Palm Springs

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As we adapt to spending more time at home, day dreams of hyper helpful (and entertaining) at-home amenities begin to dance in our heads. From the comfort of your couch, we’re bringing you an inside look into great properties with cool modern conveniences—from resort-like, palace-inspired grounds to at-home bars and exquisite master suites.

11 CLANCY LANE SOUTH | RANCHO MIRAGE
Modeled after an authentic Moroccan palace, this Clancy Lane estate was crafted by the same artisans who built King Hassan of Morocco's palaces and the Moroccan Pavilion in New York's Metropolitan Museum. Among its incredible amenities are a four-acre equestrian and tennis center, a resort-like pool and spa surrounded by a spacious lounging patio with a fire pit and a standalone pool

Around the globe, our agents are nabbing headline-grabbing listings, setting records, connecting with their communities and teaming up with their colleagues to give back. Here’s a rundown of the latest and greatest regional happenings from The Agency’s global team.

British Columbia - Jason Binab—Managing Partner of our Vancouver Island office—and Mark Nelson made a record-setting Cordova Bay sale in just 21 days of rebranding and relaunching the property. 1104 D’Arcy Lane sold for $3,095,000.

Los Cabos - Spring is just blooming, but many are already dreaming of summer. Luckily, Janet Jensen of The Agency Los Cabos represents a pair of the region’s most spectacular homesites, situated at La Montaña in Villas Del Mar (Homesite Three and Homesite


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in Palm Springs.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR HERE - The 10th annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival rolls into town March 27-29 in the tree-lined El Paseo shopping district. Produced by Palm Springs Life magazine, the most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival in Greater Palm Springs features a roster of the nation’s top chefs, vintners and brewmasters, including Carla Hall, Elizabeth Falkner and Curtis Stone. Savor mouth-watering cuisine, sip premium wines and craft brews, and enjoy hands-on cooking demonstrations during the three-day event. Get your tickets here. 

INDULGE THE FASHIONISTA INSIDE HERE - The West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, Fashion Week El Paseo, celebrates 15


While the results are almost always a grand improvement (and worth every stressful moment), the process of rehabbing a property is a true challenge. Here, we’ve shared a few of our favorite tips to ensure your “after” hits all the marks.

Commit to a Complete Reno - Natalie Amir from The Agency in Calabasas—who sold a renovated residence at 18411 Hatteras Street in Tarzana last summer—recommends fully committing to a smart renovation, because today’s buyers have an eye for less-than-stellar efforts. "The biggest do is do renovate everything. Don’t just reno partial, buyers don't like that,” she says. “When you renovate, use tile wood floors they are the best to maintain, clean and last a long time. Buyers love white kitchens. They also love cool features in


Great coffee, freshly brewed tea, delectable pastries—it’s no wonder cafes are a neighborhood’s social hubs. With atmospheres as varied and distinct as the refreshments they serve, here are a few of our favorite cafes in and around Palm Springs.

Koffi Coffee
A beloved Palm Springs staple, Koffi Coffee dishes up speedy breakfast plates—think grilled egg sandwiches, fresh-baked muffins and gooey cinnamon rolls—and handcrafted coffee beverages made from beans Koffi roasts themselves. Family-owned and operated since 2002, Koffi now has four locations around Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. The original location on North Palm Canyon Drive in the Uptown Design District is a favorite for its Mount San Jacinto views and grassy outdoor courtyard.

Old Town Coffee


Ready for a weekend getaway? Here’s a rundown of our favorite places in La Quinta—a desert escape just 40 minutes south of Palm Springs and two-and-a-half hours east of L.A. From local museums to exhilarating hikes, these are must-dos on your next (well-deserved) impromptu retreat. 

STAY HERE - La Quinta Resort & Club is an iconic destination for a reason. Set on 45 acres —which house five top-rated golf courses, a spa, world-class restaurant, pools and hacienda-style casitas—this 94-year-old resort ensures your desert excursion will be a memorable one. Indulge in the breakfast burrito and a Bloody Mary at Wallaby’s West before kicking back by the pool, or ducking into a spa treatment. 

SHOP HERE  - For some retail therapy, head to Old Town La Quinta, a


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Palm Springs.

FIND YOUR NEW FAVORITE WINE HERE - Gourmet food tastings, wine, craft beers and live entertainment—the 13th annual Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival has all the makings for a beautiful Saturday. Taking place at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort on Saturday, February 22 from 11am to 4pm, the gathering will offer tastings and samples from over two dozen local food and wine vendors plus live entertainment provided by Big Rock Pub.

BRING YOUR DATE HERE - In addition to being the perfect opportunity to share some cheeky “date” puns, the 74th Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival will offer a range of fun activities and events,

A new month means a fresh new Hotlist. Catch the latest coverage of The Agency’s properties and personalities in top publications and news networks, from Architectural Digest to People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and more.

5824 JED SMITH ROAD - The Wall Street Journal got the scoop when a stellar new listing with an intergalactic pedigree hit the market. Represented by Mauricio Umansky, Emil Hartoonian and Arvin Haddad, this Hidden Hills estate is out of this world, complete with a private observatory, music studio and a galaxy’s worth of Star Wars memorabilia. 

497 CHALK SOUND ROAD - In a New York Times report on the ongoing appeal of investing in Turks & Caicos real estate, the publication interviewed Sean O’Neill of The Agency Turks &

 

year since 2009, Palm Springs Modernism Week has been a siren call to fans of groundbreaking, site-specific art and lovers of midcentury modern design. This year, the 11-day event kicks off February 13 and will showcase more than 350 events, including Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour.  

We asked local agents from The Agency Palm Springs to tell us what they love about this annual event, their must-sees this year and to share some expert advice.  

 

Ruben Valerio

The Agency Palm Desert

Modernism Week is a feast for the eyes, an educational experience and an incredible coming together of our local community. There’s always an incredible


It’s a new year and a new decade—now is the perfect moment to refresh your space. 

Here are a few looks that are gathering momentum for 2020, culled from a range of trend-setting sources, from design fairs and fashion runways to Pinterest and beyond. Happy (re)decorating, Palm Springs.   

Bring in the Bathtubs
Spa-like bathrooms remain all the rage, as do luxurious soaking tubs. Choose any style that appeals to your space, from vintage-inspired claw-foot creations to large-scale luxurious designs (think Jacuzzi-style jets). 

Craft Cozy, Sociable Spaces
To better facilitate conversations, try gathering seating into cozy groupings. Add in comfortable poufs and ottomans for additional seating, and consider covering them in inviting, richly textured fabrics—like