Festival Survival Kit

April 15, 2011

I’m so so sad to be missing Coachella again this year! I was fully convinced that this year would be the year that I’d finally get my act together and go to it, but other things like my upcoming vacation, internships, etc. popped up and made it kind of impossible for me to hit it up.  The fact that the tickets sold out immediately didn’t help either. For anyone who’s there now, have the time of your life!  Soak it all in for me.  In honour of Coachella, here is my personal recommendation for what an ideal survival kit should be comprised of. 

Urban Outfitters romper and hat, Nivea Lip Shine in Cherry,
Norma Kamali cat-eye sunnies, Neutrogena sunscreen (SPF 85!!!),
Urban Outfitters bathing suit and crossbody satchel, Volvic water (my fave),
Levi’s cut offs, Rachel Comey perforated sandals
You might notice this little survival kit of mine is pretty spartan, and I’ll tell you my reasoning for this: last time I went to Sasquatch, I spent maybe a week planning out outfits, piecing them together, matching swimsuits to rompers, etc etc.  I spent hours upon hours puzzling in front of my closet, and guess what I ended up wearing all weekend?  One of two bathing suits, a little silk scarf I turned into an inappropriately tiny sarong, and sunglasses.  Sometimes I wore sandals.  Most of the time not.  So in conclusion, less is more at these sorts of things.  For the most part, you kind of forget that you have a suitcase packed with other things, and you’re bound to just be covered in a thick layer of dirt for most of the trip anyway, might as well wear as little as possible.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday!  I’m heading off for a little belated celebration later tonight with some of my Vancouver friends who weren’t able to make it out to Whistler last weekend for my actual birthday.  This has literally turned into a full-on “birthday week” and I could not be happier about it.
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  • Reply Anonymous April 16, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Saquatch and coachella are two different games completely. Coachella is a warm shower, deoderant, roller bag and running water. Sasquatch is a coating of dust and sweat, a lonely toiletry bag and battery draining car stereo dance parties next to tents that are really just there for show. I don't think coachella is a presentation of who you go see, but who you go see wearing what.

    I wish more than anything that I could have gone to coachella this year, the lineup was tastier than any year before… but I hope we can all find solace in this enlightening and informative article.

    Happy belated!

  • Reply Cee April 17, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I have to admit, festivals (and anything involving the outdoors, really) hold absolutely no appeal for me. I went to an outdoor music festival once and will consider it a punishment if I ever have to repeat the experience… But I have to admit I'm quite fond of that bikini you've picked out for your hypothetical trip to Coachella even so 🙂

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