Take one look at @burtonhousepalmsprings on Instagram and you will immediately be mesmerized by images of an artfully designed Palm Springs vacation rental run by Jessica Falvo and Consuelo Ruybal, whose impeccable personal styles embody their home’s mid-century modern decor.
Jessica is a feather and sequin-clad old queen trapped in the body of a middle-aged lesbian. A New Yorker, she first went to Palm Springs 15 years ago on a second date to the Dinah Shore weekend. The relationship with the girl didn’t work out, but the love affair with Palm Springs is still going strong.
Consuelo devotes what some may consider an inordinate amount of time on all things dandy. She loves wearing fabulous, smart and flamboyant vintage menswear that most cis-men wouldn’t be caught dead in. When she isn’t sewing custom plaid flannel cozies for her French press coffee pot, Consuelo works to help companies create their own identities.
We asked Jessica and Consuelo to share with us a few of their Palm Springs favorites, since their taste is so spot on. Here’s what they had to recommend:
Those up with the sun should high tail it to Cheeky’s, an all local, all organic breakfast and lunch spot. Gaze at the San Jacinto mountains whilst sipping on a bloody Mary served in a big glass boot.
Workshop is a sophisticated farm to table restaurant with craft cocktails in a serene redo of a former garage.
No trip is complete without a visit to Melvyn’s. Frank Sinatra took the 18 minute flight from Hollywood to lunch there in the 60s and 70s. Dishes made table-side, mirrored everything and locals singing at the piano bar. A classic.
The Great Outdoors:
If hanging around by and in the pool is just too much relaxation for you, there is amazing hiking and biking nearby. Intrepid outdoors. People can take the aerial tram to the top of one of the mountain peaks and hike from there.
Architecture and Design:
Architecture and design buffs will enjoy the bonanza of Mid Century Modern homes and hotels. There are many good architecture tours. For a special treat, spend 150.00 for Michael Stern’s “The Modern Tour.” It is exhaustively informative and allows parties to enter famous homes rather than just viewing them from the road.
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