Travel Guide to Joshua Tree


For a day around exploring Joshua Tree I chose a breezy comfy floral shift dress from Line and Dot. I love the lace up detail on the neck. I paired the dress with these fab snakeskin embossed wedge espadrilles from Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn , they are so comfy for a day of exploring. I finished the look with a vintage patchwork saddle bag from Patricia Nash Designs. The patches are all handcut from 9 different vegetable tanned Italian leathers and have been braided together , sewn by hand to absolute perfection.





Dress – c/o Line and Dot

Shoes – c/o Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn

Bag – c/o Patricia Nash Designs

Sunnies – Brightside Eyewear

Rings – c/o ASOS

Here’s a quick recap post on my Travel Guide to Joshua Tree with a bunch of must dos and must sees if you visit anytime :

Where to stay :

To get the real desert experience, I would highly recommend going the Air bnb route if not camping outdoors in the park. We stayed at the most stunning and romantic desert oasis called Cactus Mountain. Check out the full post here!



What to do :

Joshua Tree National Park – check out my post here for the highlights.


Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum – We absolutely loved this quirky art museum in the desert. It is located on 10 acres of open land near the town of Joshua Tree and contains over one hundred works of art, created by the artist Noah Purifoy. All these photos below are from Noah’s museum.




_DSC0239And here’s my gorgeous blogger friend Tienlyn from Thoughtful Misfit!


The Integraton – If you are fan of conspiracy theories (or not!) this is a must visit. Check out more about the history behind this place here. We didn’t have time for a Sound Bath but I have heard that it is an incredible experience. Also don’t miss a chance to relax in the peaceful hammock village here.



Pioneertown – a short drive from Joshua Tree, see my post here.


Joshua Tree Downtown – Quaint and charming, you can spend an afternoon walking down this little strip rich with murals, cafes, gift shops and other unique shops.

Relax and unwind – Go about and explore the vastness of this space. Or soak in the desert experience and catch the beautiful sunsets; grab a bottle of wine and stargaze at night! The night skies are just beyond amazing.


Where to eat : 

Joshua Tree Coffee Company – fantastic coffee. We stopped here so so many times. Try the nitrogenated cold brew, it is so yummy and refreshing on a hot day.

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Natural Sisters Cafe – This organic foods, juice and smoothie bar was yet another local fave of ours. Try the Agave Berry Bliss smoothie or Green Goodness juice if you want something to drink. As for eats Anush tried the Curried Rice wrap (so good!) and their pastries are to die for. Really you cant go wrong with anything here. Oh and don’t miss this awesome mural right outside the cafe!


Crossroads cafe – stopped here for brunch, was pretty good. I have heard that even Country Kitchen is good even though we didnt go here. (was featured on the Anthony Bourdain show. )

La Copine – fantastic cafe in Yucca Valley for lunch/brunch. Everything on their menu is amazing (a glimpse into our meal here yum!). I would highly recommend this.


Sam’s Pizza – so random to find an Indian restaurant in the middle of the desert? Imagine our excitement haha. Try the coconut korma pizza – holy yum!

Thanks for stopping by! I am headed on yet another roadtrip this weekend to Tahoe to celebrate Anush’s birthday weekend yay! Catch glimpses into my trip on my Instagram and snapchat @cuppajyo. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo



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