Relaxed Vibes at Hippie Hill
Jacket: Members Only/ Shirt: American Eagle/ Jeans: Express/ Shoes: Toms/ Laces: Hickies/ Sunglasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: 1 Face
Last Sunday was a special day, not only for Easter Sunday, but just so happen to land on 4/20. An unofficial, (official) holiday of cannabis. Yes, a day to celebrate a lot of peoples green friend. While in San Francisco I was able to observe the festivities with my new Coachella friends at Hippie HIll in Golden Gate Park. We made sure to get there just before 4:20pm, so we could whiteness the 4/20 x 4:20 festivities. If you can’t tell in the above photo, there was a literal cloud of smoke over entire Hippie Hill. Such a cool site to observe, but wasn’t our scene. Luckily the botanical garden was just a few steps away perfect for honestly the most relaxing Sunday I’ve had all 2014!
As for my outfit, San Francisco weather is such a charm, but can be confusing at times. Leaving my car I first thought I didn’t need a jacket, then I did, and then didn’t again in the sun, but then again did when we were leaving the park. Moral of the story is, I was comfortable and the jacket just happend to work its purpose of warmth when needed and casually held when not. Some days it’s best to roll with the weathers flow.
Coachella Weekend 1 Wrap Up
Hat: Qilo /Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole/ Shirt: Vans/ Shorts: Uniqlo/ Shoes: Toms/ Laces: Hickies/ Bracelet: Coach + Philip Crangi
I haven’t wanted to admit this since Monday morning, but as weekend 2 of Coachella kicks off it’s time I come to terms with Coachella being over for me (at least until next year). On Sunday, I decided to take it extremely easy and enjoy Lacoste’s pool party for the second day in a row, but this time actually get in the pool. I wore yet another floral situation, because I’m a flower child. I’ll leave the aztec prints and florals to my girlfriends.
As The day came to a close it was a bittersweet feeling to three sensational days that flew by like a blink of an eye. Filled with camping, partying, dancing, and sweating. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends to make while camping. Together we experienced some of the best performances by Martin Garrix, Zedd, MGMT, Lorde, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and my favorite Disclosure.
Weekend 2 goers, have a f*king AMAZING time!!
Transitional Coachella Attire
Shirt: Guess/ Tank: Vans/ Shorts: French Connection/ Shoes: Sperry’s/ Bracelet: Coach + Philip Crangi/ Bracelet: Men in Cities/ Cuff: George Frost / Sunglasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: 1 Face
After my first day at Coachella on Friday, I learned first hand that the field is a desert in true form. Going from extreme heats during the day, to really cold lows during the night, which is not acceptable for shorts and tank-top weather (I froze the entire walk back to my campsite). Planning for day two, I knew better and decided to work on layers that would be easy to take on and off. Which is where my button down came into play, perfect to protect from the sun, easy enough to take off when got hot and wrap around my waist, and then great to keep me warm when I got cold a night. Because honestly, functionality is key to surviving Coachella for the long haul!
As for the music, Saturday was so much fun! I saw Skrillex and Zedd perform live in the Sahara tent. Hands down my favorite tent at Coachella; the lights, the music, the experience! You don’t wanna miss this tent for house music if you’ve never been! Though there was a dust storm on Saturday, I was luckily prepared with a handy bandana (not photographed), which is also another great accessory to have for soacking in ice cold water and wrapping around your neck or face when the heat becomes too much. Now if only I was going back for weekend two!
Festal Attire: Florals at Coachella
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply/ Shorts: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply/ Shoes: Vans/ Watch: Casio
I can’t believe how fast this weekend flew by, only just what felt like yesterday was I arriving to Coachella’s camp grounds. Now it’s Monday afternoon, and I’m back in LA with a bittersweet feeling of nostalgia (can’t you be infinite Coachella?). This weekend Coachella became my home, filled with many new friends and memories that will last me a lifetime embracing my first Coachella experience. From kicking my first night off with Martin Garrix, to actually camping for my first time in a least 10 years. I can go on and on why this weekend was sensational, but I’ll add more detail over the course of this weeks posts.
Luckily I saved a few refreshing pieces to pull me through Coachella after Thailand, because the weather wasn’t any cooler! When they say it’s in a desert, it is in a desert with high heat and cool evenings. I knew that I needed to wear something refreshing to stay cool during the day, but quickly learned on my first night that a jacket is necessary to stay warm unless you don’t mind freezing. So pro tip for your first Coachella, pack a light jacket and a beanie for the nighttime shows.
I’ll be hanging out in LA for the next two days, then headed up to San Francisco to visit a great friend at Sanford and a new Coachella friend in the mission district. The real treat will be taking the Pacific Coast Highway for my first time. Some say it’s the drive of a lifetime.
Tricks on Wearing Shoes in Thailand
Shirt: French Connection/ Shorts: American Eagle/ Shoes: ASOS/ Laces: Hickies
When packing for my trip to Thailand I most importantly knew that I would be taking my shoes on and off a lot due to Thai culture. In addition to packing many light layers, I made sure to include my HICKIES. They made taking my shoes on and off a seamless part of going through my busy days traveling through Thailand.
On my last day in Thailand it was a real treat to visit the Sukhothai Historical Park filled with their many temples. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my last day in Thailand, as when I first researched the many destinations I’d be visiting, these temples stood out to me the most. The history and beauty behind this location is what captured my attention, and after exploring the park it more than lived up to what I expected.
Lastly, I’m finally back in the states after 30 plus hours of traveling! I’m currently finishing up my blog post on the camping fair grounds of Coachella. I couldn’t be happier to be done traveling and enjoy my first Coachella. Here’s to another weekend of new experiences!