Joshua Tree + Palm Springs 2017

While spending time in Southern California with family I took a day trip to the high desert with my husband, my sister and her beau. Joshua Tree and Palm Springs have always been on the top of my list of places to visit and I'm so glad we were able to get away and explore a little bit.

Although we traveled to Palm Springs during off-season (most shops and restaurants in the downtown area were closed), we did a little browsing, stopped by a thrift store and made our way to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club for lunch (tacos!), photo booth hangs and a little bit of pool exploring. Obsessed doesn't even begin to cover how I feel about this place and I'm already mentally planning an actual stay at the hotel for the future.

After leaving Palm Springs we made our way to Joshua Tree National Park and Desert X (an ahh-mazing mirrored art installation in the desert). Both places were absolutely stunning and it was such a breath of fresh air to wander around in wide open spaces. While I wouldn't recommend venturing into the desert on a 110 degree day, we had such a wonderful time.

Lately I've been trying to get more consistent with memory keeping so I took a few iphone video clips during our getaway. It's so nice to have something to look back on and I thought you might enjoy seeing this little video too:

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