enjoy reading hayley's road trip, it may find you craving a visit. it's certainly turned my head around!
historically known as a haven for la's outlaws, joshua tree, with its desert landscape and la castaway culture, is the new hipster oasis. for my spring break, i, my boyfriend, and our puppy frankie decided to check it out. we booked an incredible air b&b in the heart of joshua tree, packed our bags and hit the road.
joshua tree coffee co., an adorable little coffee shop, whose enthusiasm for serving the perfect coffee is as refreshing as a cup of their cold brew. they even roast their beans locally, by hand.
pc: @_candidaafter getting our caffeine fix, we descended down one of joshua tree's many unlit, dirt roads to check out our accommodations for the week, the dome in the desert, an eccentric geometric dome equipped with a mainly handmade, bohemian interior to perfectly match the theme of joshua tree village.
the natural sisters cafe, a cute little vegan place, a local hot spot for delicious smoothies and wraps. side note, their vegan carrot cake is to die for!! we followed this up with an exploration of joshua tree's unique collection of vintage shops and art galleries. our favorite was hoof and the horn, offering a wide variety of cool vintage clothing and handmade jewelry.
pioneer town motel. the pioneer town motel was established by the likes of western icons roy rogers and gene autry. this quaint spot boasts a one-of-a-kind hollywood history, being constructed from an old western movie set and having hosted the likes of robert plant and paul mccartney.
pc: pioneertown-motel.comthe motel also comes with the added bonus of being next door to the legendary pappy and harriet's, a family owned restaurant serving fall off the bone mesquite barbecue. pappy and harriet's is also famous for providing the perfect joshua tree atmosphere by showcasing local bands.
pc: pappyandharriets.comjoshua tree is truly a one-of-a-kind place with its own unique energy. it's the perfect weekend get-away from the hustle and bustle of la life!
p.s. check out my joshua tree inspired spotify playlist that provided the jams throughout our trip!