Coachella Weekend 1: Vestal Village Party Pics Trend-Spotting and Photo-Bombing at the Exclusive Action Sports Pool Party

April 14th, 2015 | By | 11 Comments


The who’s-who of the Action Sports industry converge on Coachella Music Festival for an invite-only camp out and 4-day pool party. Enjoy the evidence of the concert and see who got in the mix.

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Modern Ensemble | Festival Vibes OC Style Blogger Jennifer Wilson's Coachella Outfit Inspo

April 7th, 2015 | By | 22 Comments

untitled-5035editI cannot believe Coachella is around the corner… That being said, I have been loving all looks that involve festival vibes. When I laid eyes on this off the shoulder crochet top from Swell, I became obsessed with how many ways I could wear this piece.

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Coachella Playlist | AMBSN Beats

April 5th, 2015 | By | 16 Comments

The brothers behind AMBSN clothing kinda selected choice tracks to get your Coachella festival fix.
Their patented Californian taste is the perfect compliment to the festival-savvy styles they’ve stitch togetther for another season of grooving in the grass.

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How to Take Better Outdoor Instagrams A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

April 3rd, 2015 | By | 15 Comments

betterinstagrams Tired of the vicious cycle of spinach wraps and Sepia filters on Instagram? Break the mold and curate a gallery of double-tap worthy adventure shots—it’s not as hard as it sounds. Most of the time, creating a gorgeous Instagram gallery isn’t about where you are, it’s about how you shoot it (because any outdoor excursion, big or small, is pretty dang beautiful). And keep in mind, Instagram isn’t just about racking up followers—it can be a great way to revisit your favorite moments and connect with old friends easily. Here, eight tips for taking better outdoor Instagram shots you’ll definitely “like” for a long time to come—even if you aren’t a professional photographer.


Figure out what your goal is with your gallery—is it to tell a story? Chronicle your life? Score a sponsorship? Let that dictate what your photos look like.

Tip #1: Rethink Your Instagram

My friend Kat Carney, who happens to have one of the most beautiful Instagram galleries I’ve seen yet, once told me to think about my Instagram as if I were curating a small, square art gallery—advice that’s totally changed the look of my own account! Instead of snapping everything and anything and posting it, try being pickier with what you share with the world. Just like you’d edit a real-life photography gallery to fit a theme, your Instagram should reflect a specific mood or story. Choose yours and post accordingly! (more…)