Editors’ Picks: Desert Dreams


Years ago, a friend of mine applied for a job at a sweet little deli/cafe/pizza joint near our university in Tucson. The job application was over the top, including gems like “Draw your current emotional state” and “Are you a mountain person or an ocean person?” Something about the preferred landscape question stuck with me; I’d often revisit it in wanderlusty journal entries or bring it up as a conversation-starter at parties. So what is my preferred landscape, you ask? I’ll take Option C: The Desert. Yes, just give me some sunshine, a dusty road and a wide array of cacti and other curious vegetation and I’m a happy camper. A quick search for“desert” or“cactus” on Etsy proves I’m not the only one. Check out our picks below to bring some desert magic to your life, no matter where you live.