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Coachella – There’s no stopping us right now

18 Apr

Wow is all I can say.  With being the music lover I am, I cannot believe I missed so many years of the infamous Coachella in Indio, California.  Every year I had to miss out for one reason or another and always was so bummed to hear what a great festival I missed out on.  Well this is my year of no regrets and so far I think I’m doing pretty well.  A lot of large changes but all have enhanced my life and have really allowed me to spend close time with some of the best friends the world could give you.  We packed our bags and hit the road for one of the most epic weekends I’ve ever experienced.

I was a little bit hesitant to how the festival would be because I don’t always do well in large crowds and feeling trapped but this was a mass of people that were all there for the same reason – to enjoy some of the best music the world has to offer.  It was impossible to catch every band that I wanted to but some of the highlights for me were: Miike Snow, Feist, Calvin Harris “Feel so close” and Rihanna’s guest appearance for “We Found Love,” Grouplove, Justice, the Shins, M83!!!, and so many more.  There were guest appearances left and right on any set stage and the music was going all weekend long.  The sound quality was nothing short of excellent and the Tupac hologram that performed was UN-REAL.  Snoop and Dre were a set I wasn’t sure I’d like but ended up loving.  Eminem, 50 cent, Wiz Khalifa and Usher were all guest rappers to close out the weekend of all time.

The weather was the coolest it had ever been for Coachella and I was not complaining.  At a perfect 70-75 degrees the entire weekend, we maintained the sun living while not sweating our lives away in the normal 100 degrees this festival usually is.  The forcast for weekend 2 is hitting triple digits so bring your water bottles to the festival to re-fill at all of the watering stations.

I couldn’t bring my nice camera in and my little camera wasn’t always charged but I tried to shoot some photos of the atmosphere of Coachella is like so that if you’ve never been you can have a little taste of it for yourself.  On the grounds were some of the largest art sculptures and lights to just add another amazing element to the scene.  Oh and did I mention this is held on polo fields so there are horses everywhere?!  Talk about my heaven!  I’ll have some more posts this week on Coachella Weekend 1 but for now I give you these, enjoy!

The iconic Ferris Wheel.

Palm trees.

Just ONE of the many stages/tents.

Dance parties everywhere.

Grouplove ❤

Cooler weather rolling in for the night time.

Sculpture made out of recycled cans.

Huge light sculpture by the main stage.

The light sculpture from far away.  Gives you the idea of how large it is!

All of the past Coachella line-ups.

Sunshine and balloons.

Manchester Orchestra!

If you are going for weekend 2 be prepared for nothing short of amazing.  However, be careful with the scorching weather and go prepared.  I can’t wait to share the rest of my experience with you all!

Magnetic Pretty

9 Apr

Over the weekend, I was perusing Sephora with none other than my right hand fashion woman (Chelsea) because I had a gift card to spend there.  We stumbled upon this AWESOME nail polish that I’d never seen before.  I’d heard of it but wasn’t exactly sure what it was.  We were testing it out and when we realized how easy it was to use, I was instantly hooked.  It’s a great way of giving yourself a quick manicure that looks like you spent lots of time perfecting.  It’s kind of expensive at about $18 a bottle but I figure there has to be at least 25 coats in the bottle.  They have about 7-10 different colors in the Nails Inc brand that I bought (I got turquoise) but I’m sure there are other brands that will start coming out with this for cheaper.  You paint the coat on your nails, which I only needed one, and then flip the lid of the bottle over to hover over the freshly painted nail.  The magnet pull the paint in different directions to give the polish the fun texture.

I’m not the best at manicuring myself but you can see more what it looks like here.

In the sun, it gets even a little brighter.  You can also hold the magnet over the nails for as short or long as you want creating different definitions in the lines.

The bottle that I got and love.

I hope everyone had a GREAT Easter weekend!  I spent lots of time with family, baking and with the horses – I know all of this is shocking, right? 🙂

New York, New York

24 Feb

I have hundreds of photos from my East Coast trip that I’ve been trying to sort through and lots of great things to come this weekend.  For now, I’ve managed to get through sorting some of my New York photos and here they are.  Enjoy!

There are people just pushing these carts down the middle of the street everywhere.  It’s pretty funny.

The park by the statue of liberty.

Hop on, hop off.

I absolutely love street art like this.

Eyes in the sky.

Shannon and I at Carrie Bradshaw’s house in the village.

I love arch-ways in architecture.

More filming.

Old cars and taxis for the movie or show they were filming!

We stayed in the Garment District where there were all kinds of fabric stores everywhere for all of the fashion/art students.

This was really special.  They were hand made tiles in memory of the 9/11 victims attached to a car lot fence.

I love my friends so much.

Brunch downtown at a cozy diner.

They are so cute : )

Press.

Something I’ve realize over the past few weeks is the importance of friends, family and time.  Time is the best gift you can give somebody because you will never be able to get it back.  Make sure you give it to the right people.

And with that said, don’t take any moment of your healthy life for granted.  Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you do something well worth your time : )!

Details, details

25 Sep

Last weekend I went to the Concourse d’ Elegance car show to check out some unique and exotic cars.  To say Ian is a car guy is the understatement of the year.  When I met him, I learned more about cars than I ever thought I would and to be honest I like them more than I ever thought I would, too!  I still don’t know everything about them by any means but I can enjoy looking at them and driving fun cars.  I also learned how to drive a stick-shift once I met him which opens all the doors to amazing cars.  If you share this joy in fast, fun cars the first step is learning how to drive a stick shift.  Car shows are great family events and pet friendly!  I loved seeing all the dogs out at the show.  Here are some photos of the cars from the car show.

I’m personally a fan of the look of the Lotus Elise.  They are SO tiny and light weight but really unique looking.  Also for how exotic they look, they are much more affordable than you’d think.  They also come in an array of interesting colors.

The front end kind of looks like a smiling bug but an attractive bug at that!

The inside is pretty stripped so if you’re looking for luxury this isn’t the car for you.  It’s only a two seater with pretty tight quarters.  It’s a convertible though so on a nice day you can just go cruising with the top down.

The owner offered to let Ian and my mom and I to sit in the car.

The tail end of the Lotus.

This is an Ariel Adams.  It’s street legal but pretty much perfectly made for the track.  The latest V8 version holds the fastest track time around the Top Gear track (if you watch that car show).  It sticks out like a sore thumb on the street.

It’s an open care so it looks like a go-cart that’s mated with a dune buggy.

There are no body panels so you can see the suspension and all other elements that drive this vehicle.

And now Ian’s favorite… the Viper.  He and his dad each have one of these right now and love it (see below).

Ian’s dad, Ron’s, and Ian’s viper.

An all motor Cobra.

Big O Tires was there with a Hooked on Driving car.  Pretty great idea for anyone wanting to get into track driving.

Corvette ZR 1 – the ultimate Corvette (fastest Corvette ever made)

They also had these crazy looking boats in the middle of the show.  They were beyond loud and crazy looking!  Somehow I get the feeling these things just skim along the water because they fly so fast.

Here’s a Noble which is a kit car.  You buy the pieces and put the car together yourself (unless you buy it used from somebody).  Pretty cool looking.

You can’t forget Porsche and blue is my favorite color in most sports cars.

Lamborghini’s

Lamborghini Diable VT engine

Super race cars!

Pet friendly!  I loved this Newfoundland dog, he was HUGE!

And the dog liked the cars too.  I think Ferrari was his favorite.

Brand new Jaguar XKR-S Coupe.

Ferrari Italia.

And then we arrived at Ferrari lane.

One end of the car show with the majority being Ferrari lane.

After leaving Ferrari lane, we saw this race car with the most interesting windows.  I’m sure there is a great purpose for them but I think I’d get a little claustrophobic going so fast in something I knew I’d never be able to crawl out the window if I had to!

We had such a great time at the car show admiring all the fun toys and on our way to the car we saw one last beautiful piece of machine – the Lamborghini Murcielago all black with black rims.

The exhaust is really just huge on this car.  One day I will experience driving one of these 🙂

I love modern

16 Sep

Here are some modern spaces I wouldn’t mind being in and around.

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I LOVE this interior space.  The cabinets all blend in and it’s just so clean looking.

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I’m pretty impressed with the over view of this work park/courtyard.

I don’t know what it is about modern art/architecture/design but I can’t get enough of it!