THE WANDERESS | DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO MOVE THROUGH
THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.
There’s a vibration here that unhinges ones creativity and, in the quiet, in the space, you can flourish. The air smells of palo santo, thick and humid it carries across the open plains of cacti, and rugged landscape. Cactus Mountain is the passion project of owners Tienlyn & Nikko, which was built by hand and now available as a dream getaway via Airbnb. A perfect mix of desert rustic, and minimal sensibility — The Wanderess finds this the perfect creative cleanse for a stagnant case of writers block, and a much needed escape from the city.
Eat / Drink | La Copine Kitchen: New to the neighborhood and with a mouth-watering selection of California cuisine, it’s the must hit spot for cool kids passing through the Yucca Valley.
Joshua Tree Saloon: If you want to get really integrated into true JT life, this is the place. A rack of ribs, and a Wednesday eve of karaoke is just what the doctor ordered.
Papi & Harriett’s: What one can only hope for as refuge on a long cross-country road trip, this is the roadside dream. Burgers and live music — need we say more.
See | Sunrise over Cactus Mountain: The Wanderess treats herself to a sunrise everywhere she travels. This one however was magically memorable.
The End: This vintage shop is exactly what The Wanderess dreamed of in terms of stumbling upon hidden gems in the desert. Brimming with good finds, it’s insanely well-curated.
Indian Cove: This is where serious desert terrain comes to life. Massive, time-carved stones, and vast scenes leave lots of space for Insta-worthy shots.