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Night at the Frank Sinatra Estate

February 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm |


As the stories go, Frank Sinatra was the consummate Palm Springs host. When he resided at the Twin Palms estate, he was known to run a flag up between the two palms which gave his iconic home its name to let his neighbors know that his bar was open for Happy Hour. Modernism Week is thrilled to fly the proverbial flag and let friends know that the bar is open. Please join us for an evening with classic midcentury cocktails made with the finest hand-crafted whisky by Glenfiddich & Balvenie Single Malt Scotch and Drambuie.

Sinatra’s stunning 1947 residence, designed by Desert Modernist architect E. Stewart Williams, will be the backdrop for this rare and magnificent soiree celebrating Sinatra. Guests will be welcomed for a suitably stylish and well-appointed classic midcentury cocktail experience.

Stroll by Frank’s piano sipping on a “Rusty Nail,” a legendary favorite with sophistication and style. Drawn from the prohibition-era popularity Drambuie gained in speakeasies of the East Coast, the famous “Rusty Nail” first appeared on the menu of an infamous New York club in the early ’60s. At a time when the legendary carousing of the Rat Pack came to prominence, the Rusty Nail was adopted by the scene, confirming the drink’s iconic status and establishing its place in pop culture history.

A full bar with classic cocktails and non-alcoholic libations is also included. Exquisite hors d’oeuvres will feature culinary creations from Lulu California Bistro.

Don’t miss this rare chance to step into the past and relive the festive glory days of the Twin Palms estate when Sinatra would hold court with his celebrity pals and music, while tall tales and cocktails flowed as freely as the desert breeze.


February 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Additional Information

21 and older.
Things to Know
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GUESTS: Due to the special event policies in the City of Palm Springs, event parking is not permitted at the Sinatra Twin Palms Estate or on the street. Guests are required to use the complimentary valet parking provided at the event location. No exceptions, please.
Photography Credits
Courtesy of Beau Monde Villas Courtesy of Beau Monde Villas Courtesy of William Grant & Sons


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Frank Sinatra’s “Twin Palms” Estate
1145 East Via Colusa
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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