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
9 years ago

Where are those gorgeous, colourful umbrellas/parasols from?

Eva
9 years ago

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
9 years ago

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
9 years ago

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

lj
9 years ago

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

lj
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

Wow, what a beautiful place to practise yoga! Xx

9 years ago

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

Meghan
9 years ago

The balloons and colorful tents are amazing!

http://happinessiscreating.com/

Baylen Phillips
9 years ago

I love Amy’s dress!

lee
9 years ago

where is amy’s dress from? lovee

M
9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

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.
xoxox
emmy lee

Sarah
9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

Ps. what a cute couple, love their outfits

Ana
9 years ago

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

fariba
9 years ago

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 .

9 years ago

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