Photos by Drew
1970s dress: Etsy
One day in Palm Springs was enough to make me fascinated by the desert. We’d wanted to go to Joshua Tree the day before, but I got sick, and so Drew did some exploring in the country and took some inspiration shots and videos for a project we’re working on with a friend. And the photos he came back with made me anxious to get up early the next morning and see what desert landscapes we could find just outside of town.
If I went to Palm Springs with images of ’50s Hollywood glamour in my mind I think I left it with mostly late ’60s/ early ’70s inspiration. Which could have have something to do with these photos I found online of Keith Richards, Gram Parsons, and Anita Pallenberg at nearby Joshua Tree. Or it could have been because of my extra ’70s dress and the ’70s macrame hanging up at the King’s Highway restaurant, where they played lots of ’60s/’70s county-rock (including Gram Parsons-era Byrds).
I was sad we couldn’t go to Joshua Tree, but maybe it would have been overwhelming, because all the land around Palm Springs blew me away–even the airport was different than any airport I’ve seen. Anyhow we’re determined to go back, because it was definitely one of our favorites of all the places we visited.