Happy Monday friends! How are you? I hope you had a great weekend. This past weekend was your typical June gloom weekend, super heavy marine layer for most of the day on both days, though I’m not complaining. We decided to hang at Coronado Beach, I know, shocker!
The first day of summer can’t come soon enough, I mean, I know we live in a mild climate, but this May gray is getting a bit old! Plus I can’t wait until the little ones are out of school, no more packing lunches and getting everyone out the door before 7:15am. I can let them run wild, stay up late and eat whatever they want for 10 weeks! (kidding, partially)
Happy mid week people! Friday and the long weekend can’t come soon enough, am I right? We were on the go this past weekend, visiting family in L.A. which is always super fun but super exhausting. I’m so ready for a chill weekend and for the kids to hurry up and be done with school.Continue reading
Real life. It’s almost comical now if I say, hey guys, let’s take a real quick picture with mommy. They intentionally try to be goofy and that’s just the way it goes. But I’m not complaining, their personalities are always shining through. Knowing my crew we will have some breakfast and end up at the beach this Mother’s Day, my perfect day, throw one of the items below into the mix and that makes for an even better day.
From top left, ONE- Go with anything gold slides at the best price. TWO- Coconut body polish, sounds delightful doesn’t it? THREE- The most perfect rose gold necklace you will never take off. FOUR- The second most perfect rose gold necklace you’ll wear with all your plain white tees this summer. FIVE-Another wear with anything, this simple camel colored tote. SIX-This wireless BOSE speaker, perfect for impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with the kids. SEVEN-The most whimsical ballet flats. EIGHT-The cutest floral container to hold all those recipes I plan on getting to someday. NINE-The most chic backpack. I have the medium size version and have been carrying it everywhere. TEN-Prettiest floral detailed robe.
Thanks for reading and have fun celebrating!
Happy Monday! How’s your week looking? I’m recovering from back to back nighttime outings this past weekend!(which hardly ever happens) Today I’m sharing some of my staple items for spring/summer. Continue reading
Hello May! If you want to find me I’ll just be, ya know, casually hanging out in all the floral fields I can find. Seriously though, this time of year is all about bohemian vibes, and for me that equates to spring florals. I’m all on board with this trend.
Raise your hand if you want to live in a festival? Me! Me! Coachella 2017 was my third year in a row in the desert and again it was one for the books.
Art Installation One. This year’s art was super fun and playful.
Grabbing some shade, waiting for Two Door Cinema Club to take the stage.
Day 3 with the girls. The best group to spend the weekend with!
That golden hour.
Outside of our room, at the amazing La Quinta Resort and Spa.
La Quinta Resort and Spa, the most peaceful resort.
Art installation two. Whimsical pastels 🙂
Rebecca Minkoff bag, Forever 21 gold slides, Banana republic sunnies
Quality time with the girls in the beer tent, these two are the easiest going concert goers ever, hope we can do it again!
Oh Coachella… not gonna lie, this year took a wee bit longer to recover from than last year. I’m blaming it on the fact that the festival was much bigger this year, which meant much more walking around to get from show to show. I get the appeal of wanting to see Coachella VIP style but I prefer being a part of the crowd, you meet so many people from all over the world, it’s such an amazing experience, but you definitely pay for it by the end of the night!
As we did last year, we checked into the La Quinta Resort and Spa, a beautiful oasis in the desert. You’d be surprised too at how peaceful the resort is considering it’s packed with people in town Coachella. During the day it’s quite serene around the property, especially at one of the many pools. We lounged during the day so we could rally for another night.
Walking into the festival on day one is always a magical experience, seeing the Ferris wheel, feeling the vibes, all that energy can’t be replicated.
Seeing New Order and Radiohead. My musical influences definitely took shape during the late 80s and 90s, so for me, seeing these two bands were a must!
Spicy Pie. Pizza in the beer tent never gets old. Oh, and the corn dogs. Back to back Saturday and Sunday night.
Kaleo in the Gobi tent. His entire set rocked and was set against the backdrop of the swaying palm trees. One of the best shows all weekend.
Hans Zimmer performing at night. He wrote the score for Gladiator, which is still one of my favorite movies of all time.
Phantogram, GroupLove and Two Door Cinema Club were also great shows.
Writing this now, it’s tough to say if we’ll be back next year, but looking back on all the photos I’d say there’s a really good shot we make it. Until then, peace out Coachella.
(Ok, so this post should have happened a year ago, and I never got to it, but with Coachella 2017 weekend right around the corner, I thought I may as well post my Coachella 2016 experience and then post 2017, might be kind of fun to see the posts back to back:) )
Coachella. Three magical days in the desert. The combination of heat, live beats, and beer tents makes me want to live in festival land.. For a short while anyway. Made the drive to Indio and stayed at La Quinta Resort. This was my first time staying at La Quinta, all I can say is I definitely will be back. It’s an amazing laid back property, set against the mountain and full of interesting architecture.
Although this year’s lineup wasn’t as great as last year’s, (my personal opinion) we still had a great time and I came away from this trip feeling surprisingly well rested, go figure. (Something to do with being able to sleep all the way through the night and until 8am every day does wonders for your body!)
This year I kept it casual in New Balance kicks and loose fitting rompers and dresses for the three days. We managed to log over 8 miles a day cruising from stage to stage, so kicks were necessary. The 20 somethings seriously impress me, for real, they look so great and dress to be seen, definitely not dressing for comfort, like me! I kept it easy breezy all three days to beat the heat and will probably do the same this year, stay tuned to see my 2017 recap. Thanks for reading,
Hey everyone, happy mid week! This is a short week for me because I’m taking off this Friday to head to the desert. I am so excited to be going to my third Coachella in a row.
Nothing says spring like the color coral or jumpsuits, right, or is that just me? Come spring I’m happy to cruise around in loose fitting clothing, it just seems appropriate for the weather. And right now I’m slightly obsessed with wide leg jumpsuits. I don’t think you can go wrong with wide leg anything right now.
This jumpsuit is super easy breezy. There’s not a lot of structure to it so I chose to balance out the billowy feel with a statement necklace and these wood block mules. You could easily pair this jumpsuit with some flat sandals, and if I’m being completely realistic, that’s most likely how I’ll be wearing it throughout spring and summer, just throw it on and go. I’m loving mules right now though and the wood block makes them slightly reasonable to wear when I’m with the kiddos, and I mean slightly, because let’s get real, at 5 and 6 I am still chasing them down most days!
Wishing you a happy week!