18

Apr

Follow Friday.

Roundup of my favorite things this week.
Follow it, don’t judge it.



Music. Galantis.
Rare is the story of a group making their live debut at a festival the magnitude of Coachella and rarer still is the story of a group that can fill that festival’s stage and have nearly every attendee sing along to songs that were released just two weeks prior. That is the story of Linus Eklow and Christian Karlsson’s Galantis, but it is a story in which everyone in the electronic sphere anxiously awaits the next chapter. With their first performance officially one for the books, these are the moments that made Galantis’live debut so special.

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Hotel. La Semilla.
I know where I’ll be next January…
Hotel La Semilla is a labor of true love and passion. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico this intimate hotel is the love-child of Alexis Scharer and his wife, Angie Rodriguez. They both have a history in the hotel industry and after nine years, their dream to open their own establishment became a reality.

Hotel La Semilla is inspired by the Rough Luxe movement, as Alexis shares;  “Rough Luxe embraces the imperfection created by the wear and tear of time. It’s authentic and unpretentious, reversing the past from the youthful perspective of the present.” Combining fresh white walls with furniture and details hand-selected from the flea markets around Mexico, results in a distinct interior which reflect Mexican heritage, whilst evoking a sense of comfort and homeliness.

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Class. General Assembly + Nas.
Tech has a serious diversity problem — so General Assembly (GA), the New York City private vocational school for programming and engineering, is now opening an “Opportunity Fund” to give scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans and Latinos. The first contributors to the fund are GoogleMicrosoftHirepurpose and, well, Nas.

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19

Apr

The Deal: Coachella

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This year, we did things differently. Normally, the grounds at Indio get my undivided attention, but with inspired events, social-space snagging brands, and an influx of folks flocking to the fest, there were a bunch of bashes worth the crashes (Harpers Bazaar + Neon Carnival to name a few!) 

On the tune front, it was the new Yuma tent (full of tech house sounds, some from the father himself - Richie Hawtin) that fueled my fuel band; the Sahara Tent continued to impress with hard hitting acts like Hardwell, Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand.

But there’s still something about the stages - lined along the grassy lawn that make Coachella so unique. And having the The XX, Lumineers, Wu Tang and Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform? Well that certainly made the trek worthwhile… even in a sandstorm.

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More on Instagram… 

11

Apr

"Happy" by @RobertDeLong

Because, well, I’m happy… 

Coachella: A-Trak’s Food + Music Pairings

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20

Apr

212 by Azelia Banks

Because I am sold, hook, line and kicker. Hey, I can be the answer…
You’re Welcome.  

19

Apr

Coachella 2012: The Truth. 

16

Apr

Album Art
140 plays

“Little Black Submarines” by The Black Keys via randomistheplan

Drive your way home.  

13

Apr

Bromance x Coachella Mixed By Brodinski & More.

Check in to Coachella. 

12

Apr

Top 5 Thursday: Party in Palm Springs

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This year, we’re going to try things differently. The (evidently soggy) grounds at Indio get my undivided attention, but with questionable weather, social-space snagging brands, and an influx of folks flocking to the fest, there’s no doubt that a bunch of bashes are worth the crashes.

Here’s where to party in Palm Springs…


Neon Carnival.

Neon Carnival was created by Bolthouse Productions in 2010 and continues annually at the Aviation Airport during music’s biggest festival weekend in Coachella Valley. For two years and counting, it has become a playground for its invited guests consisting of celebrities, music VIPs, and concert goers. Recreate the scene from Fear. Yeah I said it. 

 


Burton Bash.

Busy P and a BBQ sound brill, but Burton Girls, sound even better. Mingle with the Madame’s at Burtons backyard bash. And no, this is not just because I’m a Burton Girl… It’s because of Nina Dobrev. 

 


The Saguaro Desert Weekend
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From A-Trak to Brodinski, The Saguaro has a weekend lineup to fill the festival hungry LA crowd, who may or may not actually make their way to Indio. 


Lacoste LIVE.

Photobooths, Elijah Wood, more Busy P and some mysteries, Lacoste will serve up 6 hours of wholesome fun in the sun.  


MUSE & The Art of Esylum.

Join Wildfox, CIROC and Muse for an all out sensory experience. Think light installations, themed lounge areas, a dance floor with surprise guest DJ’s, Geodesic domes, and art installations done by fine artists Anthony James and Kevin Llewelyn, this event will BLOW YOUR MIND.

Ok, I’m packed and ready. #Coachella2012

Ok, I’m packed and ready. #Coachella2012

11

Apr

Wear it Wednesday.

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I love nothing more than dressing than part, especially when the part includes @BreezebyKD. Self-made designer and material magician, Breeze by KD offers one of a kind gear made with blood, sweat and well, wine. She’s dressed the mess from Rhianna to Ke$ha, so when Twitter and Facebook sent me rivalry t’s, there’s was only one place to send the lot. Here’s what happens when you mix a social media geek with McGyver chic. Twitter vs. Facebook Coachella Gear Showdown… 

03

Feb

Twitter Targeting. Genius.

 

09

Jan

This Is Not a Fake. Coachella 2012 Lineup

18

Apr

Snapshot.


365 until Coachella 2012… who do you want to headline?

16

Apr

Soundbite. Coachella 2011.

Playlist. @Coachella 2011. From Chromeo to Cold War Kids, you can thank @MNipon for this. You’re Welcome!