Bandana Diaries: Alison Carroll

Based in Joshua Tree but always on the go, Wonder Valley co-founder Alison Carroll is our kind of traveler: moving from one place to the next with ease, openness, and a sense of adventure. We caught her during a summer visit to Santa Fe, where she is a creative partner in the newly restored El Rey Court hotel. Here, Alison puts her spin on our essential bandana.







Alison Carroll

Where I am right now:

Our hotel, El Rey Court, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sensory overview — a current sight / smell / sound / taste / feeling ?

The scent of roses and honeysuckles blooming
Western tanager, a local songbird singing  

When I travel I get inspired by:

Newness! New experiences, food, nature, art. New ways of living. Even if I'm revisiting a place, I try to find something new. 

3 things I always travel with:

1. My boys! My husband Jay and pup Lefty
2. Wonder Valley Face Oil 
3. A notebook and a novel — right now I'm reading "The Abundance of Less; Lessons in Simple Living in Rural Japan"





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