Palm Spring Design Tour 2018

October 16-22, 2018

Be surrounded by iconic mid-century modern architecture in the colourful city of Palm Springs with Melissa Lunardon, as we visit houses of the likes of Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin, sip on martinis and wonder through vintage boutiques.

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Our week together starts with an architecture tour with local celebrity Kurt Cyr of Palm Springs Mod Squad, as he takes us on a tour of the iconic Desert Modern architecture and walk inside an original home as we discover what it is like to live a modern life in a mid-century modern home in Palm Springs.                             

In true Palm Springs fashion, we'll stop for a martini or two!  There, Kurt will share his martini knowledge with us and discover why martinis are shaken and not stirred and how this drink became the signature cocktail of the era.

Not only will we enjoy an intimate shopping experience wandering through the design district and visit a range or galleries, artesian workshops and vintage furnishing stores, but also be taken on a private tour of Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate.

Kate Hansen from Kate Hansen Photography will be hosting a private workshop on photography tips and tricks where we can then put these new skills into practice as we visit Pioneertown, Joshua Tree or Salvation Mountain. There will also be an opportunity to book in for a photoshoot with Kate if you are after new headshots for your content marketing!

Take advantage of ModAutumn (mini Modernisim Week) and join us on an exclusive trip that will be offered to 8 people who are after an inspiring opportunity to step away from work and bring back that creative spark. This could be an up-leveling of your education as well as your personal development by spending an amazing week away with creative, like-minded people!


The saguaro hotel

6 nights accommodation at The Saguaro Hotel is included in our package. The hotel is a technicolour dream, full of fun and sunshine! 

The rainbow-colored day beds, all day food service, and delicious frozen drinks mean that you’ll never have to leave poolside. If you’re looking for activities to do in your free time, try one of their on-site yoga classes or take a hotel bike for a spin around the neighborhood.



The Palm Springs Design Tour includes 6 nights accommodation, Welcome Breakfast, Farewell Dinner, and tours. 

$3,500 AUD per person twin share

$4,000 AUD per person, private room

Flights are not included but can be booked through Mark Elevato from Elevate Travel, who is assisting with the trip. Mark can customise airfares and transfers to suit.

Mark Elevato M: 0412 711 494        T: 1300 720 837      E:

If you think this is your ideal design getaway and would like to discuss further, fill out the form below. A 50% deposit will be required at time of booking, and balance due by August 15, 2018.

Note: Itinerary is an example and is subject to change to better suit the trip. You will receive all confirmation closer to departure.

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