Road to Indio

posted on: 4/15/2014

This weekend I headed out on the open road with sisters Sally and Molly from a Piece of Toast headed to Old Navy Oasis in Indio, CA. They kindly let me drive the Mini Cooper that we rented and now I'm trying to devise a plan to somehow get one for me and B. Completely impractical for us but 100% adorable.


We decided to stop at a few iconic places along the way from LA to Indio. I mean these are Texans who between the three of them had been to California 2.5 times in their lives. Stops were a must.




Dino Land / AKA the best $8 I've ever spent at a roadside attraction
Coachella Valley Preserve / literally an oasis in the desert, if you are ever around the area you HAVE to go


Date Shakes #delicious



Below is a map that is pretty much the route that we took. I am 100% that this is a completely accurate and to scale. Let me know if you need copies for your text road trip.

By Saturday, we'd made it to the Old Navy Oasis where we hosted the event, sat poolside and listened to a live performance by Young the Giant. (Four of the nicest human beings possible.) I did learn a few things during my time in the desert: wear closed toe shoes because sand is your enemy; it's just as hot as they say it is -- no one is exaggerating; and water is your everything. I think at one point I really was hallucinating an oasis because I forgot to drink water. Luckily there was a sno-cone stand, so my vital signs weren't down for long. 






All in all it was a quick trip but I'd do it all again this weekend if I could. California kind of stole my heart, which is not hard to do when you have beautiful weather and palm trees. 


You can see more of our trip on Old Navy's twitter and Instagram and see the mini-documentary (and I do mean mini) below!


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Thanks to Old Navy for the invite to host Old Navy Oasis and for sponsoring this post. Check out Old Navy's latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

42 comments:

  1. I love these pictures! It looks like you had so much fun!

    Kim
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  2. Aw yay, this just looks like a heck of a lot of fun!! Plus you're way too adorable, lovey!! xoxo

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  3. Looks like such a fun time!! And I totally want a Mini Cooper too - I drive a VW Beetle so just as (if not more) fun and completely impractical!

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  4. So, I'm super stoked and interested in this Dino Land you found. I'm headed down to So Cal next month and really want to stop there with my boyfriend. Do you remember what city it was in or what freeway it was off of? All I can find is a Dinosaur Land in VA. Thanks Kendi!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this great post. What an amazing event and so glad to see that all of you girls got together. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love all of your outfits.

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  6. Can you share what your green/mint crossbody bag is? Thanks!

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  7. Ah how fun is this and two of my fav bloggers collaborating, swoon! x

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  8. great photos!!

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  9. Fun & fabulous photos. Looks like you had a fabulous time Coachella-xing.
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    xo

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  10. Great photo diary! :)

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  11. Kendi, where did you get your green purse? It is exactly what I've been looking for!

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  12. This sounds like such a fun trip! I'm sure you had a blast!
    xo Andrea
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  13. Looks like a great event....hot weather and drinks...always help too!


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  14. i have hearts in my eyes for this one!
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  15. Ahh, love all of the colors in these photos! Looks like it was a great time :)

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  16. Love these pics. Looks like an amazing time!

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  17. Paige Cassandra FlammApril 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    These pictures are all so fun!


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  18. So jealous! This looks like it was so much fun :-) Great photos and I love the little mini video to go along with all of it.

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  19. What a fun trip and event.

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  20. hope you had fun! I was there too...how crazy was that sandstorm on saturday?! Love the pics <3

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  21. Sounds like you had fun well except for the getting dehydrated part.



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  22. As much as I love seeing your outfits..this post was a real treat! It's great to see a little bit more of your life :)

    Fiona

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  23. You are gorgeous Kendi and that green bag is stunning!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  24. This looks like so much fun!! Yay!!

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  25. looks like you had a blast! i'm proud of you for wearing cut offs ;)
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  26. Impressive pics! ;)

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  27. Looks like a lot of fun! :)


    xo - Sheila
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  28. Looks like a great event....hot weather and drinks...always help too! http://s6x.it/l521

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  29. I think at one point I really was hallucinating an oasis because I forgot to drink water. Luckily there was a sno-cone stand, so my vital signs weren't down for long. http://phlpn.es/c0yntd

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  30. SO CUTE! Where's the snake print blouse from? Love the colors!

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  31. Forever jealous of you getting to hang out with Young the Giant! Looks like you had a lot of fun! I love sno-cones. :)

    xo Kimi
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  32. It's in Palm Springs near Cabazon off of the 10!

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  33. Old Navy has come such a long way-- I love their clothes now!

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  34. so fun!

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  35. sounds so fun!! and i love YTG!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  36. So cute! Love the commercial and all the bts pics! what i wouldn't give to go to Coachella! xoxo

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  37. loved the mini video. ridiculously cute!

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    Xx, Jenn

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