Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest one of all? Well when it comes to the 2017 Desert X installations, id say Mirage by Doug Aitken takes the cake! This place was packed when I went. There were even people filming a video! But I am so glad I made the stop. Despite the crowds this was beautiful & worth the trip!
After attending the festival several times, you get a pretty good idea of what Coachella is like. But there is so much going on, it can be hard to figure out what you should spend your time doing. That is why I decided to go into a little more about the stages, events, & activities at Coachella in hopes it will help you have the best experience possible.
I was in High School the first time I heard of Coachella. Friends and I were planing to go to Stagecoach, a country music festival also held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. From that year on I remember fantasizing about going to the huge music & art show in the desert. I bought tickets in 2012, but it was not until 2013 that I went for the first time.
Since then, I haven’t missed a show! Throughout the years, I have learned a few things that make the experience so much better. What some people don’t realize is that these events are HUGE. The weather, crowds, transportation, & your accommodations all play a giant part in how your weekend is going to go. Not to mention your attitude & expectations when these things get a little out of hand. My wardrobe is also something that has evolved since my first show. I’ve learned that while some trends are worth sporting, others can be more of a pain. So without further ado, here is my guide to Coachella!
For as long as I can remember art has held a special place in my heart. When I was very young my mom painted the walls of my bedroom to look like a garden. She even painted pretty scenes at my preschool. When I was in elementary school we did The Pageant of the Arts! It was a show the 4th & 5th graders put on. Each kid would get a costume & learn a dance that matched a famous Artist’s painting. Together we put on a performance that would bring the art to life & taught us the value of art at a very young age.
For the Miss Santa Monica pageant I knew I wanted to make a dress for my interview. I love being able to share something that is so important to me with the judges! So as soon as I signed up, I went to Alamitos Bay Yarn Company & picked out a few balls of Sirdar Baby Bamboo Dk in the color Poppy!
When I was younger I learned how to knit with my Girl Scout troop. We went to the mountains & spent the whole weekend making, or trying to make, scarfs & ear warmers. Like most skills that go unused, I eventually forgot how.
It was not until February of 2016 that I decided to try my hand at fiber arts once again. I had seen a few photos of a granny square cardigan on Facebook & thought I would give one a try. Before I knew it, I was in Joann’s picking out some yarn. I got the cheapest green yarn, a few different crochet hooks, & headed to YouTube to find a tutorial to show me where to start. I spent the rest of the day searching for the right teacher & trying to learning different stitches.
Living in a beach town, I love taking an afternoon stroll to the ocean. After careful redesign, the Poppy Top has become my go to outfit for such an occasion! Paired with a flowy skirt, it’s the perfect balance of fun & flirty.
Growing up I loved to ski! But as I got older, ski trips were few and far between. I have been meaning to make it out to the mountains & I finally did for my friend Rachel’s birthday!
Working full-time I decided it would be best to go up for one night. So I left Seal Beach, CA at 7:00am Saturday. The drive flew by & before I knew it I was winding up the mountain to meet everyone at the cabin we rented on Airbnb. Not long after my arrival we were ready to hit the slopes!
Denver Colorado is full of breweries serving up flights of different beers. It’s the perfect place for a social drinker like myself or the most experienced beer connoisseur. So when my boyfriend said he wanted to visit one of his friends in Denver, I was in!
Let me start by saying drinking beer is not my favorite activity. I love the social aspects, but typically I get sick of drinking after a brew or two. However, I LOVE samples. And whether it’s at Baskin Robbins or a Brewery, I’ll try every flavor they give me!