Not too long ago, I was in one of my favorite cities in the world: San Diego.
In case you didn’t know, I went to college in San Diego and then lived there a few years after. I’d love to move back there one day, but for now, any short trip will do.
In September, I just so happened to plan a trip to celebrate my bf’s bday and we ended up going to Kaaboo Del Mar to see one of our favorite artists: The Chainsmokers. In addition to the concerts, it was a three-day event full of comedy shows, food, and beauty services!
I kept my outfits pretty simple since the weather was pretty warm still. I packed light for this trip, so I made sure I had pieces that I could wear multiple times and that could transition easily from day to night. Luckily, I didn’t do much walking at the festival, so these boots served me well, especially when we were on the grass and sand.
One of my favorite parts of the festival had to be the Indulgences tent, which was something I’ve never experienced at a music festival. It was a tent full of local nail salons and spas. I spent at least an hour roaming around and I even convinced my bf to get a facial, ha! Scheduled appointments were available, but I just stopped by the Skin Authority booth to get an SPF treatment on my arms and face. They have an AMAZING product range that truly changed my skin, so if you haven’t tried that brand out, I highly recommend that you do!
For my second outfit, I reused the same backpack, shorts, and boots to keep it all simple. Luckily, Coola and a lot of beauty brands offered to spray SPF on all attendees, but just to be safe, I brought along a floppy hat (plus it hides day old hair).
Here’s what I brought with me in my backpack:
- Hair ties
- Phone charger
- Lip gloss or lipstick
- Sunscreen (love this one by Colorescience)
- Hand sanitizer
The crowd was a mix of different types of people at this festival, even families! Besides the Indulgences tent, I liked that they had other tents to eat gourmet food and view artwork. Whatever your taste in food, Palate showcased local food where guests could sample the food and watch demos from celebrity chefs.
Getting there and the lines around the vendors were easy breezy, but I’d advise you to plan accordingly when you leave the venue. We tried to leave early, but we basically waited for at least 2 hours before we could exit the lot. Eek!
All in all, we had a fun experience! If you live in the Southern California area, I’d definitely recommend going to KAABOO if you’re looking for a more relaxed festival vibe!
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Outfit photography by Arielle Levy.