06 July 2011

The Joshua Tree Inn

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photos by Tom b.

- vintage knit dress
- vintage Aigner flats
- thrifted belt

Some of our favorite time in Los Angeles wasn't actually in Los Angeles at all. It was the time we spent in the Mojave Desert at the fabled Joshua Tree Inn. If you're not familiar with the inn, its claim to fame includes housing the likes of Keith Richards, Donovan, Emmy Lou Harris, the Eagles and of course, the inn's most famous guest Gram Parsons. In 1973 Parsons died of an overdose in Room 8 of the hotel. His friend, acting on Parsons wishes, later stole his body and took it into the Joshua Tree desert to burn. Crazy! If you like, you can actually stay in Room 8 but we wanted to stay in Emmy Lou's room, number 9.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by the hippie innkeeper. After a brief conversation we realized that he was from Chester County, PA just a few miles from Lancaster. Small world! The rest of the day was spent being lazy in the room, reading, hanging out by the pool and taking some photos. These were taken in the room just before we headed out to dinner at Pappy & Harriet's. That place is pretty great. We ate veggies burgers and drank beer out of mason jars while watching The Americans play a rockabilly set.

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17 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

wild!!!! LOVE that first pic of you! What a cool experience!

Mags said...

These pictures remind me of a Hitchcock movie

LauraPage said...

These are soo beautiful! Adore the curtains x

Two Happy Hearts said...

lovely images! so pretty and timeless.

Marcia B. said...

WOw these pictures are awesome, love the mood! Your dress is so pretty!

Lini said...

I love the pictures and that creepy story around it :)

Joy said...

You have the best outfit shoots! Love your musings.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I used to go camping in Joshua Tree when I lived in L.A.-- sadly never got to stop into this famed Inn! Aren't all the little desert towns on the way to Joshua Tree creepily fascinating? They are all stuck in the 1930s/40s/50s. The first photo of you looks a bit like a still from a Hitchcock movie!

Jamie Rose said...

I'm kind of in love with these pictures! Especially the first one. You look so adorable on that telephone

Caitlin Rose said...

I LOVE that first photo of you!

Dainty Librarian said...

Absolutely wonderful! I'll have to stay there some time!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous photos! Sounds like a really fun time. And you look lovely, of course.

pinkmate said...

i so love the entire outfit, the entire look! Even the room is so nice so vintage! i love it!

vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

oh, man. i do love the mojave desert and the characters it houses. i've visited the inn before, but have never stayed there. such a neat place!

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Maggie said...

What a COOL looking place- looks like stills from a movie!

Georgy said...

very nice!