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Palm Springs' Modernism Week

Feb 11-15, 2021

5 days | USA | alumni UBC Travel Club

Join alumni UBC’s peripatetic Fred Lee and Palm Springs Maven Sarah Bancroft for a Valentine’s Day Long Weekend in Palm Springs. We’re in town for an insider’s celebration of mid-century modern design at the annual Modernism Week. The event is packed with events, lectures, and exclusive home tours, all aimed at highlighting mid-century modern architecture, art, interior, and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area.

Meet in Palm Springs on Thursday in time for cocktails and dinner and the attend the Opening Night Gala with Fred and Sarah, always a big-to-do that kick-starts Modernism Week. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sarah and Fred will select two key Modernism Week events each day we’ll attend as a group. We’ll have dinner on Saturday at one of Fred’s favourite restaurants
and Sarah will lead a walking tour of the Uptown Design District and share her favourite shops. On Valentine’s Day Fred and Sarah host a special Happy Hour Mixology event.

We’re staying at the stunning Rowan Hotel, nestled among magnificent desert landscapes, vintage treasures, and architectural gems. Enjoy the rooftop pool with sweeping mountain and desert views. Its lobby bar is one of the most inviting in the city with stunning mid-century modern leather furniture sourced from around the world.

 
Fred and Sarah will select six tours from the 2021
Modernism Week lineup as soon as these are released!
 
 


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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$2995
Group Size:
16 - 20 participants

What’s included: Accommodation for four nights at the Kimpton Rowan hotel; breakfast daily; welcome cocktail; two dinners; Valentine’s Day Happy Hour Mixology event; opening Night Gala; six Modernism Week events – curated by Fred and Sarah; gratuities for all group events; taxes.

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DayActivity
1Arrive in Palm Springs, welcome dinner
2-4Modernism Week events (details forthcoming!)
5Farewell dinner, depart Palm Springs
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Your Tour Leaders

Fred Lee is Director of Alumni Engagement at alumni UBC, and a regular contributor to The CBC, The Province, and Vancouver Magazine. A tireless volunteer, Fred had held numerous roles chairing various organizations. His efforts have been cited in many arenas, including the National Post’s Worthy 30 list. Fred is mad about modernism and regularly attends Modernism Week.

Sarah Bancroft is a Canadian media personality currently based in Vancouver with a home in Palm Springs. She co-founded the trendsetting web-native magazine VitaminDaily in 2004 which was acquired by Glacier Media in 2013. Before that, Bancroft was a senior editor at Vancouver magazine, and at FASHION magazine. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science, speaks English and French, and is fluent in all matters sartorial.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$2995
Group Size:
16 - 20 participants

What’s included: Accommodation for four nights at the Kimpton Rowan hotel; breakfast daily; welcome cocktail; two dinners; Valentine’s Day Happy Hour Mixology event; opening Night Gala; six Modernism Week events – curated by Fred and Sarah; gratuities for all group events; taxes.

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