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Hi.

I'm Bri Garbani, a designer + photographer living in San Diego, California. It's here that I express my passion for dogs, design + DIY through writing + photography. If you like what you see, you'll want to check back often as I have a constant need to create + Native Blonde is my prime creative outlet.

Joshua Tree Desert Dream

Joshua Tree Desert Dream

This weekend I scratched another location off of my California bucket list by taking a day drip to Joshua Tree National Park. From the peculiar plants and animals to the gorgeous vistas that stretch mile after mile, I was constantly surprised during my visit. How could there be so much life and beauty in a seemingly desolate place? Below is my photo journal during my visit to this desert dream land full of surreal geologic features in Southern California.

Hiking the trails with my in-laws, the doctor and the artist.

Pictured is my hubby at Jumbo Rocks followed by Skull Rock, Keys View providing panoramic views of Coachella Valley, the Salton Sea, the Santa Rosa Mountains, Indio, Palm Springs, the infamous San Andreas Fault and even Signal Mountain in Mexico, followed by Barker Dam and nearby petroglyphs.

My favorite spot in the park was the Cholla {choy-uh} Cactus Garden. The way the light illuminated the needles of cholla cacti was breathtaking. Watch your step in this garden though - you can take my word for it.

While on the road I stopped at the Cactus Mart upon seeing their sign on highway 62 in Morongo Valley. This nursery also has home decor, art, ceramics and unique gift items. And did I mention Butch and Sundance, the shop cats? That's Butch with the chickens and Sundance greeted me at the register where I purchased this piece by local artist Karine Swenson and an irresistible scent by Joshua Tree Candle Company.

And just as we were on the road to home, a storm began rolling into the Mojave Desert and there was a sudden abundance of rainbows in every direction. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ending to a day spent at Joshua Tree.

Pechanga Powwow

Pechanga Powwow

Baja Bound!

Baja Bound!