I nearly wrecked my station wagon this morning pulling into my office parking lot at The Paul Kaplan Group on Vista Chino- there was an amazing Spartan Mansion being towed by its new owner to Huntington Beach. The owner said he'd just bought another Spartan and put it in the Ramon Park. Okay, I admit it. I would totally own a mobile home like this. My favorite model by Spartan is the Carousel- with a massive picture window in the front. I think these would be fabulous in a park in Palm Springs for a full time resident!
I was very excited to see my Airstream featured in this month's issue of Palm Springs' Desert Outlook Magazine, and even more flattered to see all the nice things they've written about me! Be sure to pick up an issue, and see even more photos online on their website.
With all the warnings from the residents at Palm Springs' Happy Traveler RV Park about how hard it is to get around the park during season, I decided to purchase a 1968 Honda Cub Scooter at a garage sale. It's been a blast, and really has come in handy when two or three RVs are moving in and out of spots blocking passage for my giant cars. I just hop on the scooter and tear over to my office at The Paul Kaplan Group. It makes quite a noise, and parking is a cinch in our lobby!
I spent part of Saturday touring homes for PSmodcom's Fall tour, with
such homes as 1961 by Home Lab, the new Dee Residence in Rancho Mirage
by architect Lance O'Donnell of o2 Architecture, and a recent renovation
of a rear patio unit at The Ocotillo Lodge, which was designed by
Palmer and Krisel and built by the Alexanders (one of my favorite condo
complexes, there are plaques with celebrity names on the doors, harking
back to when it was a favorite weekend haunt of celebrities). This one
had a "Dinah Shore" in gold on the door. The Estrella Swim club house
in Indian Canyons was a crowd-pleaser.