Coachella, I Love You

Coachella! Coachella! Coachella! The countdown to Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is approaching faster than I want it to (April 10 - 12). Somewhere in between deciding what to wear & packing for 3 nights of car camping, I've become a bit overwhelmed. But that's how life works, doesn't it? It's a mix of excitement & anticipation & everything that still needs to get done.

But in the end it'll be worth it. I get to spend my birthday with my boyfriend, the love of my life. We'll be camping in Indio, CA & going to our first festival of the year. I love to count down to an event. But then there's that sad moment when the countdown ends & it's back to real life. Ever experience that?

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Right now we're slowly acquiring all the camping & Coachella essentials needed to survive in the desert, where it's brutally burning during the day & quite cold during the night. It doesn't help that neither my boyfriend nor I haven't gone camping in a good 10+ years.

We are religiously Googling camping checklists & Coachella Valley checklists because I don't want one of those experiences when you get there & you realize you forgot your undies. (This actually happened to me on a Girls Scout trip; I'll never forget it).

Do you have any festival plans for 2015? Whats your #1 camping essential? Take a look at the Coachella lineup & let me know who you wish you could see live! :]

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54 comments

  1. Ah you won't believe how jealous I am of you! I'd love to go to Coachella one day but until then I'll have to live vicariously through your photos! Hope you have fun and can't wait to see your posts about it :) xx

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    1. I shall do my best so you can live vicariously through me :]

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  2. I don't go to festivals, but it sounds like so much fun. I wish you a great time there in April :)
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  3. I really wish I could go to Coachella! I'm hoping someday in the future to go! ahah
    Love

    Pili

    Records of my Troubles

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    1. Maybe one day. I live really close & I'm only just going. :]

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  4. I'm excited for you !! Have a great time!

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  5. OMG, I am so jealous! I want to go to Coachella so bad, especially because Drake is preforming this year lol. I was supposed to be going to Ultra in Miami this weekend, but my husband has to work so no fun for me. Hope you have fun love!!

    XOXO
    Alethea

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    1. Ah man. Ultra would've been so fun! I excited to see Drake but I assume it'll be PACKED at his stage. :]

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  6. I wish I had some tips for you on how to survive camping at a festival, but I've never been to Coachella and don't really go camping. haha! I have gone to a couple of festivals, though, and I always make sure to bring sunblock and a hat. You don't want to burn! I can't wait to see your photos. :D

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Sunblock, hat, & comfy shoes are essential. Like so essential you will regret it so much if you don't have them. :p

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  7. So jealous!!! I can not wait to see the pictures from Coachella!! Hope you have a blast!

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    1. Eek I'm so excited since it's on my birthday. :D

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  8. So so so jealous. I've been wanting to go for so long! One of my favorite festivals is here in my own country called Pukkelpop! I love the atmosphere and the line up is usually great! xx Naomi

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    1. Oooh Pukkelpop has an awesome name! :]

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  9. Going to Coachella is on my bucket list! Have fun!

    xxAnna Rose
    www.thepureblissblog.wordpress.com

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  10. Sounds like fun, Carmen. Just being anywhere that isn't covered with snow sounds immensely appealing. Maybe someday!!

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    1. Whoa, well here in San Diego it's already getting hot & Coachella is held in the desert so it'l be extra hot. :p

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  11. Awesome! I would have to say my number one camping essential has to be (as strange as some people think it is) baby wipes!

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    1. OMG Yes! This is seriously the tip I keep hearing over & over. :]

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  12. This sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to read all about your experience :)

    xoxo, SS
    The Southern Stylista

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  13. great :) love your blog :)

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  14. I never really go to festivals but I can see their appeal. I definitely can relate with regards to the feeling of sadness when it's over, I get that on a Sunday after the weekend haha! At least you'll have the memories of it, enjoy Coachella!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  15. I have not gone to a festival for many years... this one sounds like a lot of fun... I hope you enjoy it... Camping and me don't mix... unless the camp is next to mall in a 5 star hotel, I wouldn't make it... lol..

    Thank you for dropping by an commenting on my blog... have a great weekend xox

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    1. Hahaha!! This comment made me laugh a little too much. HA! :D

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  16. aw, we went right before the kiddos were born and had an amazing time. i hope you guys go CRAZY and have the time of your lives. :D
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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    1. Eek! How exciting. Ok, we will go crazy! :]

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  17. So jealous! When will I be on Coachella T_T
    Enjoy tho!!!

    http://www.jhanzey.net

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  18. So jealoussss I hope I get to go to Coachella before I'm too old haha.

    Going to a beach music fest next month because my boyfriend is DJing. I also went to Laneway Singapore last January. I love music fests. <3

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    1. Beach music fests are amazing! I went to one last year. :]

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  19. Wow! I would love to go to Coachella too!!! Enjoy it and I hope you will blog about it! Google is always your bff when in doubt! :) x
    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  20. I wish i could go to coschella but i live in the UK :(
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  21. Sounds amazing all except camping, haha:) I don't go to festivals anymore:(
    xo
    Elmira
    Http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

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    1. Coachella is family friendly! (supposedly) :]

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  22. That sounds like fun!! I have very little plans this summer, haha.. I was too focused on having a baby.. now I feel like I need to keep my eye open for some shenanigans! ;-) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Now that Thyme is here it's time for fun. ;D

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  23. I'm hoping to go to a festival this summer, we'll see :) Great plans!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  24. I'm so jealous! I've been dying to go to Coachella, hopefully next year! I know you'll have a blast! :)

    www.vanessasrunway.com

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    1. Pre-sale tickets go on like 1 month after the fest, so keep your eyes & ears peeled!

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  25. Coachella sounds like so much fun...wish I could go!

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  26. It's just few weeks ahead but I see you are already planned everything, great job!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  27. Oh wauw... lucky you! You will have SO much fun !
    X Charissa
    Fashion- Healthy Lifestyle- Beauty
    www.LadyGoldapple.com

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  28. Soooooososososo jealous! I end up going to Lollapalooza every year because of its proximity, but I've always wanted to try Coachella. I think the camping sounds so fun! I can't wait to read your update posts!
    Randi with an i

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    1. Hey well Lolla is a wonderful festival as well! At least there's always a fantastic lineup. :]

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  29. Ohhh this is so exciting - you guys will have so much fun! I'll be glamping in June at Firefly in Delaware... Also haven't been camping in forever and am so stoked! Can't wait to see how Coachella goes for you :)

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  30. It's been my dream to go to Coachella! Maybe some day :) The tickets themselves are pricey but then adding a flight to the West coast from Finland..!

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  31. I am so jealous of you! Coachella sounds like the ultimate festival, I'd love to try Coachella. Burning Man is on top of my festival wishlist right now, but all those festivals in the USA are a bit too far away, unfortunately ;-) I'd love to hear about your experience!

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  32. I love festivals and this one sounds amazing. No plans to go to any this year though. Boo! X

    ♥ Carly's Beauty World - UK Beauty & Lifestyle Blog ♥

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  33. This festival sounds incredible! I've heard of this but never really looked into it. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. x x

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  34. ahhh would so love to attend one day :)
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  35. We loved this event planner! Our party was two weeks ago and every detail of it was amazing. From start to finish the planning team has been there every step of the way going above and beyond to make our party so special.

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