Hi everyone! As I kick of the new year, you’ll be seeing some changes to the blog: all for the better. Expect a new layout, and new web design to come in the next month or so. Also, from a content perspective, my life has changed rather radically in terms of my job, so I find myself on travel far more than ever. I have decided to lean into that for the blog, and I hope to be sharing lots of exciting adventures with you this year!
In November of last year, my friend Jenn and I decided to take a long weekend trip to Palm Springs. We rented a convertible and drove from Los Angeles. I had never been before, and I was so excited to finally check it out! One of the sights I was dying to see was Salvation MountainSalvation Mountain. I knew that it was a gigantic art piece, and that it was about 45 minutes outside of Palm Springs. Jenn and I hopped in the convertible and drove through the desert to explore.
Driving through the desert in a convertible was an incredible experience. I was always a “wind in my hair, salt water on my face” from a boat kind of girl. There’s an exhilaration I get from riding in boats, that this actually matched. I put my hair back in a scarf, and wore this cute Persifor dress for the car ride. With so much wind, the long Lilly dress that I planned to wear was getting thrown about, so I had a “travel” outfit for this trip as well. Packed it all up in my darling Charleston Weekender bag, and set off on an adventure.
Salvation Mountain was like nothing I had ever seen before. It’s a masterpiece of color and devotion, and will. It’s created out of a pile of trash, and coated with cement and adobe clay. Leonard Knight began his work decades ago to show his devotion and love to God, and it’s been recognized by Congress as a National treasure. Over 10k gallons of paint have gone into creating this.
Feeling on top of the world. With all the flat desert surrounding the site, you can see for miles and miles and miles atop the crest.
This was such a unique place, it was like walking through Leonard Knight’s heart and mind. If you ever get the chance to be in that area of California, it very much well worth the visit. It’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer (similiar)
Dress: Persifor (Solid Color version)
Sunnies: Oui Fresh