Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th (at His Palm Springs Casa)

Sip a cocktail poolside at the crooner's Twin Palms Estate.

HE DID IT HIS WAY: Productions seem to come along every week, on the stage, on television, and in the movie theaters, shows that pay homage to a certain era when martinis were well shaken, pool surfaces were unstirred, and the hi-fi took up the better part of the sunken living room (a living room that naturally came with shag carpeting, mirrored walls, and pendant lamps). But no one did the look as well as people who lived through the era, and few people who dominated the time were as famous, and famously cool, as Frank Sinatra. The music of Mr. Ol' Blue Eyes pretty much dominated every hi-fi in every sunken living room in all the land, lending the finger-snapping soundtrack that the mid-century required. And mid-century style is at its zenith in the home where the iconic crooner once lived: The Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs. Many Sinatra mavens know of this storied abode, the very place where Mr. Sinatra would run a flag up between its pair of eponymous palms to say he was in residence, but few people have been able to visit it. That'll happen, though, in February, via the mid-century-mad Modernism Week. But this is no mere visit to Frank Sinatra's estate. It's a...

CENTENNIAL PARTY... in honor of one of the great interpreters of the American Songbook. A dinner shall be served poolside, with five courses in all, and expert mixologist Devon Espinosa will keep all of those pretty, long-stemmed glasses well-filled. The "magnificent soiree" will also feature a performance from Nick D'Egidio and plenty of time to scope out this fabled, music-celebrated abode.

THE SWANK-A-TUDE... happens on Sunday, Feb. 15. A ticket? It's $265. But if you can't swing-a-ring-a-ding that, you can still join in a history-focused walking tour of the Chairman of the Board's neighborhood, where mid-century beauties still hold court. That's happening over multiple days during Modernism Week, which fills up a good part of the middle of February (much in the way that Sinatra still fills up much of our music-fueled playlists). 

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