CA Travel Diaries: COACHELLA

I spent a pretty extortionate percentage of my savings on my L.A trip, most of which went towards a little-known festival called Coachella..

 Arriving in Palm Springs


I wasn’t going to talk about the day of our arrival just because, well, let’s face it, you’d probably much rather hear about the festival. But I felt that I really just needed a space where I could talk about how much I freaking adore Palm Springs, aside from the festival. Or more specifically, the part of Palm Springs that our villa was in, the old town. Not only is the weather amazing, the old town is maybe the cutest place I have ever been to. There’s little boutiques and restaurants with fairy lights and palm trees lining the streets everywhere you go. Not to mention the fact that if you look to the right there’s some really cool mountains just chilling there. They even have their own walk of fame, which is pretty cool considering I missed out on the Hollywood walk of fame. It’s just such a chill, happy place and I want to live there forever, please. Oh, and our house was also uuhhh-maaazing.

DAY ONE
I have to say, my expectations of Coachella didn’t line up much with the reality of it, probably because they were so high. While it is undeniably a beautiful place full of beautiful people in beautiful clothes, it’s also overpriced (be prepared to pay $10 for a lemonade) and overrun with the smell of weed. Nevertheless, Coachella was still one of my most favourite parts of my trip and I made some amazing memories.

My day one outfit is one of my favourites, simply because it’s all pink. I got my pink two piece at a boutique on Melrose Avenue a few days prior to the festival, and my cat ears are from Claire’s accessories.


DAY TWO


Day two brought my favourite performance of the entire festival: Lady Gaga. From when she released her first album I had always wanted to see her live, and she definitely didn’t disappoint!

I decided to go for a slightly more chilled look with my outfit on day 2 with my simple black crochet accessorize top (purchased at the airport, very last minute I know) and my favourite palm tree skirt from Topshop.


DAY THREE

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The last day of the festival brought another one of my favourite performances from Lorde, someone I never expected to enjoy seeing quite as much as I did, she’s an amazing performer, I really want to go to one of her concerts now! We also went on the famous Coachella wheel as the sun was going down, which was, as you can probably imagine, just lovely. The only negative was that I just missed Kehlani, who I was so desperate to see. I had planned to go to the last 10 minutes of her set after seeing Lorde, but somehow only managed to see the last bit of the last song she played, gutted.

My day three dress was another last minute airport purchase from Accessorize (they never let me down) and I love my feather headband which was actually the result of a chance encounter in Topshop at The Grove in L.A. earlier that week. I’m so glad I saw it because the colours went perfectly with my dress!


To conclude, was it worth the money? For the experience, definitely. Is it really all that different from any other festival? Unless you have a VIP pass, helllll na. Never the less, if you like big dress up parties in the desert where you get to be as extra as you like with your outfit, you don’t mind paying $10 for a lemonade and enjoy a bit of celeb spotting (I saw Josh Hutchinson and Tyler Posey and was very happy about it), this may be the festival for you.

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