We reach our little dive motel, Motel 6 East into the evening and food is on our mind.
Seeking a proper meal we find a local steakhouse and grill called Palm Canyon Roadhouse where we take up the daily special of an 8oz steak and veggies.
Honestly you have no idea how good the fresh meat and veggies tastes after all the crap!
A day of prep organising our outfits and rest before Coachella begins!
I have been blessed to be gifted with a couple of items from the Dress Collective which will be incorporated in days 2 and 3 of the festival.
To give you a bit of background, Coachella is one of the world’s biggest music festivals running now for 17 years. This bring not only the every day person from all around the world but also makes a great meeting spot for celebrities all over the world. So you can understand my excitement!
To finish off the day we relax by the motel pool with a cider or two, pick up our coachella wristbands and head back to the Palms Canyon Roadhouse for the special of half a rack of baby back ribs – best we’ve had!
Day 23 – COACHELLA Day 1
Up early to have some Brekkie then time to get ready into the first prepared outfit.
Day one was massive with the highlights being A$AP Rocky who brought out Kayne as a special guest as well as Jack U who did the same thing. Aside from getting elbowed in the eye from the craziness of excitement it was an amazing day.
In comparison to festivals back home this is by far the most unorganized I have to say. The crowds are out of control pretty much feeling like sardines most of the day. They also closed the drinking area at one point due to capacity.
After a fantastic day we then took our spot in line for the return shuttle home….this took 2 hours which left us all in a pretty uncomfortable sardine state yet again.
Day 24 – Day 2 Coachella
Knowing what to expect we decide to head in a little bit later today.
For the eyes I went with a purple smokey to match my purple inglot lashes. With green eyes this colour does help to enhance 🙂
The most major highlight from today would have been Ice Cube and the performance from the reunited NWA. The crowd went nuts and not feeling like sardines meant that everyone could enjoy it! Other highlights included Disclosure and an extremely extended set from Guns n roses lasting 2 hours with various fireworks going off throughout.
Day 25 – Final day of Coachella
Being the final day you can certainly tell that we are on the tired side of things that’s for sure!
Make up was with a softer burnt orange lip and smokey eyes as my blind was the main focus, wearing my vintage piece I purchased from Miami!
Today’s highlights (ranking in order) were Sia, Major Lazer, Calvin Harris and Flume. Unfortunately, seeing Flume twice previously, this was the worst performance I had seen and he is one of my favourites 😦
Rhianna was a surprise guest in Calvin Harris which may have had us smiling ear to ear 🙂
We called it a night before the crowds got too rough and went straight to bed.
Now this was a day full of food and recovery! There is not much more of a simple or honest way to put it.
Rejuvenate and rehydrate!
Day 27 marks the last day of the trip with a 10pm flight direct back to Melbourne!
We swapped hire cars and off we go back to spend a day in LA. First stop of course is breakfast as this adorable cafe in Santa Monica called Blue Daisy.
From here we went straight to Melrose AVE to finish the afternoon off. This may have ended in a small tattoo which I have been wanting for ages but to also signify this adventure, a vintage world globe showing America and South America.
What a trip! I’m always sad to go back home and I love gallivanting all over the place but is it time to get back to reality and I suppose start planning the next one. I really do believe that travelling, especially at my age, is good for the mind, body and soul but also for growth as a person and to put goals into perspective.
Here for your inspiration 😘