Thursday, January 5, 2012

deep in the desert

during our stay in palm springs, we escaped with a few friends out to joshua tree/pioneertown. stop one was the integratron in a small town called landers. the story behind this place is quite *trippy* but i'd been promised that taking a sound bath was the equivalent of a week's vacation to a tropical island. sign me up! by the end of it i had definitely sailed to a distant shore and back. it felt like a great massage or meditation. i left feeling so peaceful and grateful for life.

best of all was being in the quiet desert with family and close friends, taking a hike in the middle of nowhere and then heading to pappy & harriet's in pioneertown for really fantastic barbecue (lots of options for vegetarians too!) if you are ever remotely near palm springs, please try and visit joshua tree and pioneertown, it's one of our favorite destinations close to los angeles. your mind will thank you.



































































































































elodie saw a shop with a dreamcatcher in it and decidedly doesn't like them. every day she says 'i don't like dreamcatchers' - it's so interesting to see the things that they find disagreeable. she also doesn't like hearing crickets!

11 comments:

  1. It sounds amazing. I've always wanted to visit the desert.

    Bises from France!

    Flo

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  2. We went to palm springs on our honeymoon and I'm so glad we drove out to joshua tree. remarkably beautiful. the landscape is otherworldly.

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  3. That is too funny, not liking crickets. She is a little city girl! It looks like a really magical trip. I thought we may have lost you to the desert permanently, glad you all are home. xoxo

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  4. great ideas for a future trip. thank you!
    also, where are your jeans from in the last photo. gorgeous!

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  5. my mother in law made a dream catcher for my daughter when she was about 3 and my girl HATED it! I ended up hanging it in my sewing studio because I thought it was pretty. Now that my daughter is 5 she likes it okay, but my littlest is the one who can't stand it. :) funny!

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  6. Lovely photos. i like the one with you holding elodie wearing the poncho best. you look so relaxed and chic at the same time. perfection! Happy new year to you and yours!

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  7. my jeans are from j brand. poncho vintage. xo

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  8. hello! I have to admit that I was at the Ace checking out at the same time you were! It was so sweet to see you and your family. I read your blog all the time and love it, but have never commented so I felt awkward about saying a hello. Next time...

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  9. Love and miss that part of the desert...I have a tattoo on my arm that says "desert empire", for the Mojave National Preserve. Spent many a solo roadtrip out in those deserts taking photos.
    Q has her very specific "don't likes" as well. It is interesting what they pick. Q hates dolls. Every time a doll is mentioned, she says "Oh, I don't like dolls".

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  10. I live in Las Vegas with my family so the desert is an all too familiar sight! Its nice to see others appreciating it as I'm living here loathing it,haha. maybe Nevada isn't too bad?

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