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Desert Festival Final Photo Diary

I have been to many music festivals in my life, but I have never experienced anything like the one that takes place every year in Indio, California. There is something about this festival that doesn’t feel real – the setting is almost too beautiful. On more than one occasion I experienced those moments of pure bliss – when you’re so happy, so at peace with yourself and everything around you, that you are fully in the now. It’s a sensory overload, as the music fills your ears from all different directions. Soundwaves from stages across the field from each other meet and blend to create other-worldly sounds. Everywhere you look is a backdrop of mountains, palm trees and clouds, and strangely beautiful art installations decorate the grounds. I often found myself just staring in awe at my surroundings.  My favorite moment from the festival came on Saturday night during Yeasayer’s show. We ran into a group of friends and danced barefoot as the sun went down…I never wanted it to end.  On Sunday morning we woke up and did some yoga by the pool to wind down before Brigette and I had to head back to LA to catch our flight home.  Here’s a final photo diary from our trip!

coachella balloons

coachella ferris wheel

coachella main stage violent femmes

The main stage and its beautiful backdrop.

coachella music festival installations

coachella installations

coachella sunset sky ferris wheel

The sky on Saturday night was pretty special.

coachella crowd hug

Ran into the lovely Amy Soderlind at Yeasayer :).

amy soderlind lauren

Amy and her man Lauren are two of the most beautiful people (inside and out) I have ever met.

coachella at dusk ferris wheel

pool floating lily pad

There is nothing more refreshing than jumping in a pool after a long day at a festival!

flowers in mason jars

On Sunday morning we got up and did some yoga to wind down. We were lucky enough to have some of our FP Movement Printed Yoga Mats to use!

coachella yoga by pool

coachella yoga by pool tree pose

coachella yoga by pool

coachella yoga by pool

coachella yoga outside

relaxing lounge chair

We soaked up every last second that we could at our amazing house before it was time to hit the road back to LAX.

flowers and shadows

driving out west

Back to reality! Thank you for an amazing time, Indio :).

Read more of our festival coverage!

Photos by Brigette & Julia.

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MissTeaAddict -April 16, 2013, 7:36AM

Where are those gorgeous, colourful umbrellas/parasols from?

Eva -April 16, 2013, 8:16AM

are the parasols from India, I have seen similar there – they are beautiful…u guys should sell them <3

also is Dylana wearing FP shorts , love the print!

Eva -April 16, 2013, 8:17AM

are the parasols from India, I have seen similar there – they are beautiful…u guys should sell them <3 I have mini embroided parasols which I collect to decorate would love to get my hands are a large one with fringe.

also is Dylana wearing FP shorts , love the print!

Alexis -April 16, 2013, 9:21AM

Aaahhhhh I lOVE Yeasayer. Did they do “Tightrope”?? Amazeballs.

lj -April 16, 2013, 9:59AM

super cute yoga outfits ladies. where is the zip front/sky print suit from? i

lj -April 16, 2013, 9:59AM

super cute yoga outfits ladies. where is the zip front/sky print suit from?

Charlotte -April 16, 2013, 10:41AM

Wow, what a beautiful place to practise yoga! Xx

Megan -April 16, 2013, 10:43AM

Looks so magical!! California in itself seems like a fairytale vacation place!

Meghan -April 16, 2013, 11:12AM

The balloons and colorful tents are amazing!

Baylen Phillips -April 16, 2013, 11:25AM

I love Amy’s dress!

lee -April 16, 2013, 11:55AM

where is amy’s dress from? lovee

fp julia -April 16, 2013, 2:47PM

Lee – her dress is free people but unfortunately it is no longer available! This one is similar though! –

M -April 16, 2013, 4:32PM

You guys should of did a house tour of the Free People house. From what I can see it looks amazing with all the details of patterns, prints and flowers.

Emmylee -April 16, 2013, 7:13PM

i swear i have amy’s rad hat. I picked it up at a small thrift shop in portland and it looks exactly like hers. Its brand is bailey’s.
emmy lee

Sarah -April 16, 2013, 8:57PM

That is a huge no-no to press the sole of your foot against your knee in tree pose and may cause an injury. Place your foot above your knee and press into your thigh or below your knee and press into your calf instead.

Jenny Ekberg -April 17, 2013, 2:03AM

I really love your writing style. It feels so honest, I truly believe that this festival is unusually beautiful! This post is great.

Jenny Ekberg -April 17, 2013, 2:05AM

Ps. what a cute couple, love their outfits

Ana -April 18, 2013, 10:47AM

Really glad someone brought this up, Sarah!! Be careful, ladies!

fariba -April 29, 2013, 8:54AM

Hi ,thank you soooo much for your pictures ,these are very great ,I really enjoy and feel relax,hope you have a great time with your friends .

Kalisi L. -May 26, 2013, 7:59PM

What amazing photos! I think I am going to try to make it to Coachella next year. Fingers crossed!!

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