So finally, both crazy weekends of Coachella 2013 are officially OVER! Yes, there’s still dust covering my boots, bikinis lying all over my bedroom in LA, oh, and body paint still out on my bathroom counters. I was at Coachella weekend 1, and let me tell you, I am only now getting back into the groove of things….getting that much needed sleep and vitamin water to help me recover! Though most of my pals were out party hopping across Palm Springs desert, I found myself making my way to the festival a bit earlier with the other music lovers. I mean, I am totally one of those girls dancing during the band’s entire set! I started early, and ended late. Local Natives, Tame Impala, and Red Hot Chili Peppers all lit up my nights. I did get to spend downtime at our pool, snoozing on a floaty in the hot morning sun. I brought about a million bikinis, mini-skirts, band tees, and basically anything colorful and crazy. I had the most fun getting dressed, and still, for one more week, I’ll be living out of my Coachella suitcase. We used paint to draw up and down our arms, and chalk to color our hair. And it isn’t any news that every festival comes with a new hat! This time? A rockin’ leather Minnetonka piece, perfect for braving those 2 am gusty winds! I’m in LA for one more week, and already I’m missing our Palm Springs weekend, one that went by just too fast. Palm Springs really is just a a lonely and quiet place when Coachella’s over…probably missing all the havoc and noise already. Luckily I’ve got loads of photos and music to create memories that will last a lifetime. I can’t wait till the next time I’m back. Until then, I’ll be re-playing these two tunes from Coachella, making me miss the weekend, and the people that made it so special. I love you California.
Tame Impala: Feels like we only go Backwards
Local Natives: Ceilings
xx Natalie Suarez