Come celebrate the Royal Hawaiian Estates’ summer exterior facelift at “Tiki Tête-à-Tête” – a Cocktail Party! Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison designed this iconic Polynesian-themed oasis with Modernist ideas in 1961. Designated as Palm Springs’ first historic residential district, this community continues to lovingly restore its famed and archetypal buildings with additional “tiki apexes”, “flying sevens”, and roofline “teeth” and "ladder extensions", along with an original exterior color palette. Hollywood’s movers and shakers have owned units here, including comedian/actor George Jessel, who (legend has it) regularly hosted Hawaiian-themed poolside parties with Vegas showgirls serving martinis and models floating on giant blocks of ice.
Stroll through the grounds of this newly refurbished, desert-tropical community while strutting your finest tiki-inspired, South Pacific attire. Gather at the west pool for light snacks, wine, and cocktails, featuring Royal Hawaiian signature mixology creations! Take a short break from the party to tour the interiors of 3 tiki/vintage styled homes with “peek-a-boo” showings of many others, all of which were open during our earlier home tour event. Appreciate the community’s vaulted ceilings, sliding glass doors to outdoor lanais, clerestory windows, and desert-tropical vegetation. Then return to the party and continue that “tête-à-tête” with like-minded tikiphiles while enjoying vintage Hawaiian music! Might you see a mermaid/merman or two? Cool cat…don’t be square – be there! Hipa! Hipa!
Before the cocktail party, consider attending a separate ticketed, more expansive neighborhood interior home tour event occurring earlier in the day, featuring 8 - 12 iconic properties.
A portion of event proceeds will support ongoing restoration and modernization of the Royal Hawaiian Estates community.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 21 and older.
Free parking available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association.
Event Check-in Location
Location is printed on the ticket.
Photo Credits: Joel Maurer & Quinnten Caylor
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