This post is long overdue but last month we had the fortune of traveling to Maui for the holiday and absolutely loved it! We stayed in Kaanapalli, which was so green and so lush, I really never wanted to leave.
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,
And away we go! California has been getting hit hard with tons of rain and snow in the high country these past few weeks. My husband was kind enough to get me a weekend away (sans kids and husband) for a recent birthday, to Mammoth Mountain. I hadn’t been in the mountains for the past two years or snowboarding for the past four years, but as soon as I stepped off the plane and into this snow filled winter wonderland, I was back into my Colorado element.
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