The dreamy Palm Springs vibe washes over the traveler at the first sight—from land or air—of the vast windmill farm sprouting from the Southern California desert; surrounding the town like guards at the gate to paradise.
Here are my impressions of this storied American resort town and its Mid Century Modern lifestyle from the vantage point of a resident. Baron picks up where she left off in The Good Life > Palm Springs (Kehrer 2014), documenting, with a positive bias, her ongoing and endless discoveries of her second home and its community of Mid Century Modern enthusiasts. This large and tight-knit group of self-proclaimed Modernists are committed to the Mid Century Modern life style and the preservation of its architecture. Their homes, cars, and clothes pay homage to this carefree post World War II time in US history that glows warmly in their vintage rear view mirrors. Many of these Modernists weren't born yet in the 1950's and 1960's, but they find comfort in this reenactment of gentler times.