Joshua Tree & Palm Springs: Photo Diary


For Labor Day weekend, Paul and I decided to pack our bags and head to Joshua Tree. We started doing mini Labor Day weekend getaways about 4 years ago, and look forward to staying somewhere local every year. While we have taken day trips down to Joshua Tree before, this was out first time staying there and we were pretty excited about it! We stayed at the most perfect Airbnb called the Vintage Desert Loveshack. Tucked away from the main town and highway, it was just what we needed to escape the craziness of our day-to-day lives and just totally relax and unwind. With Paul back in grad school, planning a wedding and us looking to move soon, we definitely needed a weekend to not think about any of that!

Our Airbnb was honestly perfect and I could not stop admiring all the little details inside the place, especially the vintage stained glass window! At night, we would just sit outside, watch the sunset and snap some pictures of the night sky. It was so clear that you could even see the Milky Way in some of the pictures Paul took! We love staying at Airbnbs over hotels, because you really get the opportunity to get a much more private and relaxing experience. So many Airbnbs offer everything you need to feel like you’re right at home, which I love. For anyone interested in booking a stay at our Airbnb, use my link here to save $55 off your first trip!


While this was a much more relaxing trip than our past Labor Day weekend trips, we still got out during the day and even spent some time in Palm Springs. On any trip, I always like to plan what we are doing and where we are eating but this time around we had nothing planned, other than our Airbnb. It was honestly kind of nice to just go with the flow and not feel like I had to get everything done that we wanted to. We still shot some content and outfits, but overall it was a much more relaxing and laid back trip than I am used to doing.

We only visited Palm Springs for about 1/2 a day, but we couldn’t leave without stopping at the vintage shops. For my fellow thrifters, some of the my favorite thrift shops in Palm Springs are: The Frippery, Gypsyland, and Dazzles. Some other notable spots in Palm Springs are Ernest Coffee, Wilma and Freida’s Cafe for brunch, Cheeky’s for brunch, and the Moorten Botanical Garden for all your plant loving needs. We also stopped to take some pictures by the iconic Hotel California and Ace Hotel.


Joshua Tree also has so many amazing small shops and thrift shops to stop in. One of the days we were there, they were doing a special Labor Day Flea Market where I found a vintage 70s skirt with warm tones, that I am so excited to style for the fall! Some of our favorite places to eat in Joshua Tree are Pie for the People for some New York style pizza, The Natural Sisters Cafe for some healthier, organic options, The Joshua Tree Saloon for your typical bar vibe and Joshua Tree Coffee Company for some of the best coffee.

If you have ever been to Joshua Tree or Palm Springs, tell me your favorite spots to visit down below in the comments section!