Road to Indio

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.

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  1. Kimberly Ann says:

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

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

    I’m doing a giveaway! :)

    04.15.14 · Reply
  2. Aw yay, this just looks like a heck of a lot of fun!! Plus you’re way too adorable, lovey!! xoxo

    04.15.14 · Reply
  3. Emma Fox says:

    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!

    http://poorgirlrichlifeblog.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  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!

    04.15.14 · Reply
    • Dani Shapiro says:

      It’s in Palm Springs near Cabazon off of the 10!

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  5. Berty Morales says:

    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.

    04.15.14 · Reply
  6. Brandi says:

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

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

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  8. i ALWAYS stop for a date shake!

    from – The Lion’s Den

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  9. rhiannon says:
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  10. Fun & fabulous photos. Looks like you had a fabulous time Coachella-xing.
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xo

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  11. Natali says:
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  12. Brittany D says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  13. Looks like you had an absolutely fun time!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  14. Andrea says:

    This sounds like such a fun trip! I’m sure you had a blast!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    04.15.14 · Reply
  15. Looks like a great event….hot weather and drinks…always help too!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

    04.15.14 · Reply
  16. photosbyjaana says:

    i have hearts in my eyes for this one!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  17. Ahh, love all of the colors in these photos! Looks like it was a great time :)

    26 and Not Counting

    04.15.14 · Reply
  18. JB says:

    Love these pics. Looks like an amazing time!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  19. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    These pictures are all so fun!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  20. Bowties says:

    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.

    xoxo
    http://www.bowtiesandcaviar.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  21. Rosely Carrasco says:

    What a fun trip and event.

    04.15.14 · Reply
  22. lulu says:

    Love your photos <3

    04.15.14 · Reply
  23. Sounds like you had fun well except for the getting dehydrated part.

    http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

    04.15.14 · Reply
  24. Fiona says:

    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

    http://alwaysbananapancakes.blogspot.ie

    04.15.14 · Reply
  25. You are gorgeous Kendi and that green bag is stunning!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    04.15.14 · Reply
  26. This looks like so much fun!! Yay!!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  27. looks like you had a blast! i’m proud of you for wearing cut offs 😉
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  28. Miss J. says:
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  29. Sheila says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! :)

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  30. Kimberly Ann says:

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

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

    I'm doing a giveaway! :)

    04.15.14 · Reply
  31. Aw yay, this just looks like a heck of a lot of fun!! Plus you're way too adorable, lovey!! xoxo

    04.15.14 · Reply
  32. Emma Fox says:

    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!

    http://poorgirlrichlifeblog.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  33. Joey Roberts says:

    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!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  34. Berty Morales says:

    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.

    04.15.14 · Reply
  35. Brandi says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  36. Supal says:

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

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  37. i ALWAYS stop for a date shake!

    from – The Lion's Den

    04.15.14 · Reply
  38. rhiannon says:
    04.15.14 · Reply
  39. Fun & fabulous photos. Looks like you had a fabulous time Coachella-xing.
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com
    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

    xo

    04.15.14 · Reply
  40. BillKRodriguez says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  41. Natali says:
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  42. JeffersonJCoker says:

    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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  43. Brittany D says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  44. Looks like you had an absolutely fun time!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  45. Andrea says:

    This sounds like such a fun trip! I'm sure you had a blast!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    04.15.14 · Reply
  46. Jessica Rose says:

    Looks like a great event….hot weather and drinks…always help too!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

    04.15.14 · Reply
  47. photosbyjaana says:

    i have hearts in my eyes for this one!
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  48. Jessica says:

    Ahh, love all of the colors in these photos! Looks like it was a great time :)

    26 and Not Counting

    04.15.14 · Reply
  49. Jourdin says:

    Love these pics. Looks like an amazing time!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  50. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    These pictures are all so fun!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  51. Bowties says:

    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.

    xoxo
    http://www.bowtiesandcaviar.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  52. Rosely Carrasco says:

    What a fun trip and event.

    04.15.14 · Reply
  53. Sierra Parsons says:

    SO CUTE! Where’s the snake print blouse from? Love the colors!

    04.15.14 · Reply
    • Gypster Veil says:

      It’s the Shook Tunic by Show Me Your Mumu, have this ADORBS style for sale on GypsterVeil.com :) http://bit.ly/TyDXBS
      Xx, Jenn

      05.22.14 · Reply
  54. lulu says:

    Love your photos <3

    04.15.14 · Reply
  55. lavieenliz says:

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

    giveaway on my blog

    http://hashtagliz.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  56. Sounds like you had fun well except for the getting dehydrated part.

    http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

    04.15.14 · Reply
  57. 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
    http://www.twentysomethingsimple.wordpress.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  58. Fiona says:

    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

    http://alwaysbananapancakes.blogspot.ie

    04.15.14 · Reply
  59. You are gorgeous Kendi and that green bag is stunning!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    04.15.14 · Reply
  60. This looks like so much fun!! Yay!!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  61. looks like you had a blast! i'm proud of you for wearing cut offs 😉
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  62. Miss J. says:
    04.15.14 · Reply
  63. Sheila says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! :)

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  64. BillKRodriguez says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  65. JeffersonJCoker says:

    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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  66. Sierra Parsons says:

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

    04.15.14 · Reply
  67. Kimi says:

    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
    http://www.twentysomethingsimple.wordpress.com

    04.15.14 · Reply
  68. Louise says:

    Old Navy has come such a long way– I love their clothes now!

    04.15.14 · Reply
  69. Dani Shapiro says:

    It's in Palm Springs near Cabazon off of the 10!

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  70. Louise says:

    Old Navy has come such a long way– I love their clothes now!

    04.16.14 · Reply
  71. mandagrifff says:
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  72. Nikki says:

    sounds so fun!! and i love YTG!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  73. mandagrifff says:
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  74. nikki says:

    sounds so fun!! and i love YTG!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    04.16.14 · Reply
  75. Meghan Ouellette says:

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

    04.18.14 · Reply
  76. Meghan Ouellette says:

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

    04.18.14 · Reply
  77. loved the mini video. ridiculously cute!

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  78. loved the mini video. ridiculously cute!

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  79. Kristen says:

    so much fun! I just started following a piece of toast on instagram, lovely ladies!

    04.29.14 · Reply
  80. Gypster Veil says:

    It's the Shook Tunic by Show Me Your Mumu, have this ADORBS style for sale on GypsterVeil.com :) http://bit.ly/TyDXBS
    Xx, Jenn

    05.22.14 · Reply
  81. Thanks!

    06.27.14 · Reply