Like most New Yorkers, we’ve been dying to escape the horror that is the winter of 2015 (yes, I know you’ve had it worse, Boston). We haven’t been a non-family visit and/or friend’s wedding vacation…ever… so when our friend Tim mentioned that he was heading to California in February, we sprung for tickets and got to work planning a trip within our trip. We found this awesome Air Bnb called Sweet Rock Ranch nestled in the boulders overlooking Joshua Tree and spent a few days cooking, listening to records, hot tubbing, checking out the views and doing a bit of exploring in the park with a group of friends. I had never been to the desert before, so this was a pretty incredible introduction.
Almost immediately after we arrived, I grabbed my camera and started scaling the rocks in my skirt and inappropriate shoes. I think I am part goat.
Yes, we did got to Pappy & Harriet’s. Their bloody marys were delicious.
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That mini phaisctio cake looks great! Reminds me of the phaisctio loaf cake at Rose Bakery… more baked goods need to use phaisctios! Such a great color.I read Lean In just shortly after it came out and it’s definitely extremely relevant to me as a young woman (only a year out of college) working in the tech industry. I thought it provided some great business advice in general, but I do wonder how much of the book pre-supposes that a woman’s success in life is predicated on staying in the workplace. I also went to a book discussion about Lean In, and it was interesting hearing from guys on the subject. For myself personally, I think men are just as important in this conversation as women are, because I think that men can play an instrumental role in mentoring/guiding women with some extra effort, as has happened to me in the workplace. Also, I think this book can inspire women to support each other a lot more, as I think there is always some subtle competition between women in the workplace which prevents unity/solidarity — also it’s true that so many business deals/agreements end up going down outside of the workplace instead of in the office, and being able to integrate one’s business/social life more wholly is important. I enjoyed the book a lot and I think it raised a discussion that needs to be had, whether or not I agree with some of the finer more specific points!