Monday, August 6, 2007

Welcome to the Parker

With television decorating shows being notoriously unwatchable, there is one bright light this season on Bravo. While not a traditional design show, "Welcome to the Parker" is actually an unscripted drama about the everyday, goings-on inside the lush, Jonathan Adler designed Parker Palm Springs hotel.
Watching the daily routine of the hotel staff is fairly entertaining, but the real star of the show is the unique, mid-century hotel and surrounding desert property. This former Holiday Inn was redesigned and opened in 2004 with Adler's artistic vision. He occasionally visits the show (with his dog, Liberace) to lend a manic decorating hand. Meanwhile, the frazzled management team rolls their eyes at some of his more outlandish suggestions (like that they hire a full-time pillow fluffer/macrame curtain untangler for the lobby). Great TV!
On Bravo Thursdays 10/9 c.


Habitually Chic said...

So funny, after reading my blog, one of my friends sent me a link to the Parker because he thought I would like it. It's certainly my style. Great post! I will definitely be checking back!

katiedid said...

Have you been watching? This show is such a crack up!

Liking your blog! I will be back!