Saguaro strollin' on a

Valley High


Both my sister Joey (who came with me to the festival as my plus one + photographer!) and I decided to take it easy on our last day at Coachella by easing into our morning before hitting festival grounds for the last time.

Dressed in my

newest Valley High digs

and a few sips into my

Cupcake Vineyards prosecco

, we strolled around the Saguaro, soaking up the colorful ambience the hotel exudes - both architecturally and visually. The whole time I couldn’t shake what a strange yet sane vibe it was to be representing the other Valley (

San Gabriel Valley

) whilst in Palm Springs. It’s always interesting how we find personal meaning in the clothes we wear. If you do, wear it proud and never forget where you came from. That’s what Valley High ultimately represents to me - clothes that speak to one’s roots and how it empowers them.

It was early evening by the time we were done with the shoot and a quick marathon of Forensic Files in our

Saguaro suite

, so we made one last trip back to our stomping grounds - the VIP section of Coachella - for a sit-down, multi-course meal at




(it’s an awesome app if you up your restaurant reservations game - be sure to check it out!). Shortly after the dinner, we attempted to camp out for

Kaskade, Florence + the Machine and Drake

but it was far too late. Masses upon masses of people have descended onto festival grounds - most likely for one reason -

Madonna’s cameo appearance during the Drake performance

. My sister and I did the best we could to document those last few moments - but alas, we admitted defeat, left the festival early on to head back to our hotel and picked up some chili cheese fries on the way.

And that was it - my recap of Coachella over the span of three days. Until next time, Indio. For now, a bittersweet farewell!

Please let me know in the comments below if you plan on going to Coachella next year or any other music festivals this year - would love to see/hear your recommendations.