Sherman's has a great bakery, with really good chocolate rugulach. We had schnitzel one evening at Johannes, followed by a desert sampler. Both were quite good. Alicante is a Mediterranean restaurant, with heavy Spanish influence. We had great tapas, including grilled octopus, grilled artichoke heart with an egg and asparagus, and a particularly good tiramisu. We liked Alicante so much we went there twice.
On Thursday we drove up to Desert Hot Springs to tour the Cabot's Pueblo Museum. The story of this place is quite interesting, but also rather intricate. Here is a link to the Cabot's Museum website if you want to learn more. The place is over 5,000 square feet, 35 rooms, with 150 windows and 65 doors. It was built almost entirely by one man, Cabot Yerxa, over the years between 1941 and 1965. Photography is not allowed inside during the tour, so here are a few images from the outside.
The inspiration for the building style is the Hopi pueblos of the type found in northeastern Arizona.
Mr. Yerxa had an elaborate weather station at his pueblo.
Palm Springs is all about Mid-Century Modern. I didn't spend much time this trip photographing the architecture, but I did get a couple shots of some interesting furniture at the Hilton.
Click here to see more pictures from our week in Palm Springs, California in early December.