What I Wore ... Furnace Creek Inn - Death Valley

I had no idea 
when we decided to do a 
Road Trip to Death Valley
stay at the Furnace Creek Inn
the hotel would be so magnificent!

Built in the 1920's
part of the National Park systems
the property is definitely an oasis in the desert!

It was 100 degrees with big winds
so the marvelous pool called out to me
like a siren song!

It was a  quick caftan change
to catch the sunset begin to  play out over the desert floor!
It was also a perfect time to take in the gorgeous property!

The bar inside the lobby
was the perfect place to grab a glass of wine
to take outside to the patio with it's 180 degree views!

In the morning 
a peek outside our room
had the moon setting directly across!
It was a truly breathtaking sight to behold.

After an hour of the most amazing sunrise 
I have ever seen
we set off to see what else we might find.

It was an amazing adventure 
to Death Valley's 
Furnace Creek Inn.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Road Trip To Death Valley

Last weekend Jeff and I hit the road early for a 
Road Trip to
Death Valley!

For us it had been one of those destinations
we had heard about for years
but never veered off  over the years
on our main drive to Mammoth Mountain.

We thought it would be an interesting drive 
for an over night stay at the Furnace Creek Inn.

Located in the heart of Death Valley
it is one of our great National Parks.
It's  so named because of the scorching summer heat.
Death Valley boasts the highest temperature ever recorded
in the history of the world
134 degrees.
But this time of year the temperatures are much more manageable.

I thought the desert would offer some fantastic backdrops
for the most recent ensemble I put together.

I found a beautiful high low maxi at Target in
The Who What Wear Collection
that was the perfect compliment to a kimono
I purchased last year.

I paired both with some new black pants and ankle boots 
also from Target.

It made for the perfect opportunity to 
pile on my necklaces and cuffs!

The scenery on the way out was spectacular
taking new roads into nature is always exhilarating!

One of my favorite parts of our 
Road Trips
is taking the long 
less traveled road
taking the time to poke around.

After a lifetime of
trying to get the most done in the least amount of time
the ability to have the luxury of time
is an exciting gift.

And definitely another gratitude of
an empty nest.

We stopped in a quaint history museum
to learn more about the area.

I packed a  new to me pair of  vintage cowboy boots
that a dear friend had gifted me
when they ended up too big for her.

Taking these boots out on the road
with my new dress
was part of the impetus for our chosen destination.

I very often put an outfit together
then try to find the perfect destination or occasion to where it.
For me outfits are compositions
that come to life
when worn.

And these vintage boots deserved an adventure 
off the beaten path.
They were literally the perfect 
real life grounding piece to my ensemble.

I was so happy with the styling addition of my sunglasses.
Pulling my hair loosely back under
 the hat
gave  perfect framing 
for these embellished glasses from ElseWhere Vintage in Orange California.

My antique basket used as a purse
was the perfect finishing touch!

We discovered Amargosa Cafe
about an hour and a half outside of our destination
located in Death Valley Junction.

Only recently reopened
it had all of the charm of the past ...

With a fresh new redo
that captured the best of the old and the new.

But it was Travis who was behind the counter
who brought such a friendliness and passion
for the area
that reminded me of the richness to be found in a life
slowed down.

We continued on our way
to our destination of 
Furnace Creek Inn
in Death Valley.

I will be back in my next post 
to share what a fantastic destination
Furnace Creek Inn
actually turned out to be!

I had not idea you could find historic luxury
tucked away in the middle of such an unforgiving desert!

And of course I will be sharing what I wore!

As always my friends 

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life