Palm Springs couch surfing (not)

I'm one of those people who can't stand Frank Sinatra, (yes, we do exist), but that wouldn't stop me from staying the night in the house designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Frank and his first wife, Nancy Barbato.

The house, Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, (of course), accommodates up to 8 people, and is being offered for nightly rental for $2,600, (3 night minimum), through Read about the house and its amenities here, and in this post that Tom wrote after reading a recent Sinatra biography.

So the fact that is was Frank's house definitely wouldn't stop me from enjoying its pleasures and vistas, but the steep rental fee sure would! – GF

Not ready to be inside for the winter

Where we live, the season has changed enough that you can't get a load of laundry dry in a day out on the line, and although we can use the gas grill all year round, eating dinner outside ended weeks ago as dark – and swarms of mosquitoes – descended faster than during the true summer months.

I've always wanted an outdoor kitchen, and this one seems like it could nicely extend outdoor summer living deep into Autumn. Seen on Dezeen. Visit there to see many more photos. – GF