First published September 14, 2016
Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places to visit. Its 2 hours east from the urban congestion of LA, maybe 30 minutes north of the glamour and bustle of Palm Springs, and once you get there it feels like a million miles away from earth. A moonscape. The National Park itself is a natural wonder, but the general atmosphere of the tiny town is a little magical. Earthy, artistic, relaxed, and inspired.
I have been eyeing a few AirBNB getaways that capture the spirit of the locale: spartan, sun faded kilims, Western long horns, vintage 70's brass and macrame, found natural objects, nomad meets mystic, midentury meets rustic. They all seem wonderful and they are usually booked when I want to stay there. Lodging in Joshua Tree in general is pretty affordable like the Pioneertown Motel or Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway.
If you don't see yourself getting out to Joshua Tree any time in the near future, the Veneer shop carries stunning larger scale fine print photography prints by Amy Bartlam that will make your heart skip a beat and take you there. Inquire to purchase.