dining in the desert.
portland + los angeles + joshua tree

Does it get better than this?
(dinner in Joshua Tree)

I just returned from a magical event in the desert curated by Brooks Hudson Thomas of SPECIFIC Merchandise. It was a quick trip into sunshine, mountain tops, and two of the best meals I've had in the longest time. The table and chairs above are by Von Tundra, the Portland based design-team and artist-collective including Dan Anderson, Chris Held and Brian Pietrowski. Three guys who are up to some amazing things. (Go here to see some of their work!)

Los Angeles chef Colleen French of the Renegade-Dining-Club and her team cooked two amazing meals. Not sure how you pull off a dinner in the desert, but it was flawless and delicious.....
Andrea Zittel of High Test Desert Sites hosted the dinner event on her property. Her work has inspired me for years, and it was exciting to see it in person out in Joshua Tree. We stayed in a new hotel about to open called the Mojave Sands. Thanks Blake for the tour and the amazing place to sleep and hang out. His attention to detail in this hotel is unbelievable (8 yrs in the making.) Hoping to post some more images of the event in the upcoming week as soon as I dust myself off.

photo via specific.