Why We Should All Probably Road-Trip to Tucson, Arizona
Tucson’s main street is anything but a drag.
Now that Jess Hannah, the stylish genius behind the so-sleek fine jewelry line J. Hannah, lives in L.A., she can road-trip out to Arizona without taking a week off work. We asked her to give us the low-down on the mesmerizingly charming town of Tucson, which she recently explored on a gem-buying pilgrimage. Here, her stunning trip pics and the all-American stops that make her want to get back there, stat.
A Cup Cafe breakfast worthy of a true cowgirl.
“I stayed in an Airbnb but went to this very cool, old hotel for classic breakfast dishes like bacon and eggs. Everything is so cheap compared to what you’d find in L.A. or New York!”
“This is a beautiful Mexican restaurant with a rotating, family-style menu, which they write out on a chalkboard and carry over to your table.”
Go here to rock out, even when the gem show isn’t up-and-running.
“There’s huge selection of different minerals and stones at this spot, but they also have weirder things like small fossils.”
“This store has all kinds of weird plants and gifts. I picked up a cute lil’ cactus to go.”
No, you can’t take this one home—but Jess has a more portable option covered.
“We went to the Raptor Free Flight demonstration, which was both terrifying and amazing. Handlers set birds of prey loose so you can see their natural behavior, but they get pretty close to you.”
Cool jewelry designers aren’t the only foxes hanging around the Sonoran sands.
“We drove through Tucson Mountain Park to Gates Pass, which is an overlook with an incredible view of the desert.”