The L.A. Escape You Need To Hit Up — Stat

We live for the weekend. So, this fall, we're sharing the epic destinations that are filling up our 48 hours of uninterrupted freedom in this new series, Weekend Wanderlust. Get inspired, and then show us your own #Epic48 weekend snaps on Instagram.
Whether it's a new museum exhibit guaranteed to give Instagrammers FOMO or a must-eat breakdown of desserts, there's always something to do in Los Angeles. That's nothing to complain about, but sometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle without totally unplugging from the city. So, in search of a weekend that was part getaway and part exploration, we turned to L.A. native Leore Hayon.
The 24-year-old actress and model has been in the City of Angels all her life, so you can bet she knows not only where to go within city limits but the best escapes, too. The spot that tops her list isn't Palm Springs or a trip to wine country in Santa Barbara — it's Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert.
We teamed up with Secret's Scent Expressions and Destinations Collection to get an exclusive look into how Hayon does the desert. Take a look at her relaxing weekend, and then start packing. This is going to make you want to book a trip out west.