Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

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Coachella 2017 Recap

Travel, LifestyleKelsey White2 Comments

Phew, I survived Coachella again! 

Foray hosted a 16 bedroom estate filled with fashion bloggers, along with a 200+ person event on Friday, April 14th.  Margo and Me, Kaitlynn Carter, Thrifts and Threads, Michelle Take Aim, Hunt For Styles, Evelina, Xenia Overdose, and Becca Tilley are just some of the bloggers that stayed at the house.  It was great spending time with girls in the industry and getting to know them better! 

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

shop festival

 

Most house guests arrived on Thursday evening just before our "welcome dinner", catered by Chef V. Veronica was our chef for the weekend and she cooked the most delicious, healthy meals to keep us fueled at Coachella. 

L'Oreal Paris was Foray's headline sponsor for the weekend, so they set up a "glam lounge" for house guests to get their hair + makeup done all weekend long...major life savor! UK retailer, boohoo, set up a "revolving closet" at the estate, where girls could pick out outfits every day.

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something beachy - coachella 2017

On Friday, Foray x Vampped hosted the second annual Desert Oasis party. The event was sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, boohoo, and Her Campus, which all had awesome activations throughout pool area. We had Emily Ratajkowski host the event and she was really sweet...and so hot, seriously! 

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After the chaos we made our way to the festival grounds on Friday. Some of my favorite sets that night were Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, and Travis Scott - so bummed I missed Sampha and Glass Animals! The festival seemed quieter on Friday compared to the past few years I have been...

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On Saturday, Foray x Funboy hosted a fiesta brunch, complete with a mariachi band. The massive buffet and a good laugh from the band was a perfect hangover cure. We spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and recovering. Before the festival, we stopped by the Victoria's Secret Oasis to say hello to some friends and stock up on some goodies! Around 5pm, a group of us headed to the festival to catch the sunset. We spent most of our time at Rose Garden and The VIP bar where you literally ran into everyone! Majid Jordan, DJ Snake, Future, and Martin Garrix were some of my favs that night. We topped off the night at Neon Carnival and danced the night away.

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

Let's be real - Sunday I was dead. Two full days of nonstop socializing, dancing, and singing.  I was totally beat...but we had to do one last day! We made it out one final time to see Galantis, New Order, DJ Khaled, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar.

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something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

I am so thankful for the team I work with at Foray. We are a small startup, so it's very rewarding to see growth and success after all of the blood, sweat, and tears go into planning such an extravagent weekend! Until next year, Coachella!

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OUTFIT DETAILS

White lace dress // ALICE MCCALL, Fringe Purse // COACH, Boots // ALL SAINTS

Floral two piece set // CINQ A SEPT

Black bodysuit // ARE YOU AM I, Jeans // RE/DONE, Belt // LUV AJ

Embroidered dress // BOOHOO, Belt // BOOHOO

Sandals // SOLE SOCIETY 

Sequin pants // TOPSHOP

Swim // FORAY COLLECTION

 

 

 

Sundance 2017

Travel, OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

Park City, round 2! Foray Collective made their annual trip to Park City for Sundance Film Festival this year and it was an absolute blast. We rented a cozy Air BNB in Heber and hosted Becca Tilley, Marianna Hewitt, and Brittany Xavier (aka Thrifts and Threads). Kaitlynn Carter, Sophie Elkus, and Witney Carson were also in town for the weekend, so we were able to hang with them a bunch too!

Sundance is a crazy time in Park City. Main Street is filled with chaos and industry people buzzing around town. We made our way to handful events like the Robert Redford Sundance Kickoff Party, Nylon x Dream Hotels EventTone it Up Wellness Lounge, TAO Pop Up, and Chefdance. We also visited the Midway Ice Castle Park which is an absolute MUST to go see. The Montage Deer Valley also has a cute s'mores station set up everyday at 4:30pm that is open to the public. 

It was snowing hard every day which made for amazing photos, but man, it was a hassle getting around town. We had some good laughs trying to navigate the snow - where is a guy when you need one?!!

Foray will definitely be coming back next year (and hopefully seeing more movies!) I'm already missing our cozy cabin and all of my girls! 'Til next year.... 

PARK CITY GUIDE

EAT: HandleHarvest, Chimayo, Tupelo, High West Distillery, Atticus Tea + Coffee

GO: Montage Deer ValleyMidway Ice Castles, Park City MountainGorgoza Tubing Park

Featured Brands:  Mackage, Marc Fisher, 525 America, Lauren Moshi, Eye Buy Direct

Shop the trip on FORAYhttp://bit.ly/SHOPSundance2017

PACKING LIST

Photography + Video by Nicole Moser

Miami Swim Week 2016

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

Another Swim Week for the books. 

As I’m sure you saw on my Instagram and other blogger’s social accounts, Miami Swim Week took place a couple weeks ago. I went with my Foray Collective girls @kaitlynn_carter, @littleblackboots, @the_salty_blonde, @jessimalay, @blankinerary, @evelina, @naila, and @racquenatasha, and it was too much fun as always!

It was my FIFTH Swim Week in a row so I’m officially in veteran territory. Miami is one of my favorite places—the mix of city and beach is what I feel like I’m a hybrid of, and it’s hard not to fall in love with the energy there.

We stayed at the 1 Hotel South Beach which I’m obsessed with. Everything from the modern beach décor, to the clean, minimalist aesthetic matches my style perfectly and is what my décor dreams are made of.

The weekend was crazy busy, but in the best way. Friday we hosted a brunch with Kendra Scott Jewelry at our hotel. After that, we checked out the Bollare gifting hub in the Penthouse of the 1 Hotel. The suite had 360-degree windows, so as you can imagine, the views of the skyline + turquoise water were ahhhmazing! They had gifting racks from a few of my favorite brands like Alo Yoga, SUNDAY SOMEWHERE, and Vitamin A Swim. There was also a refreshment bar with coconut waters and sake-soaked pineapple skewers which is the best way to eat fruit, right?! Best of all, there was a beauty lounge upstairs where you could get VIP makeup, nail, and hair treatments. Basically the ultimate beachy dream scenario.

Saturday we hosted an event at Cecconi’s @ Soho House with bikini.com and Be Social PR. That was a blast!

And let’s not forget about the main reason we were all there…swimwear! We went to a bunch of shows including Tori Praver, VIX, For Love & Lemons (with an adorable French-girl theme), and Frankies Bikinis. Foray co-hosted the Indah show at the W hotel which was my personal favorite! We also attended the Mikoh cocktail party on the 1 rooftop where I got to catch up with designers Oleema and Kalani about their line.

It’s always sad to say goodbye to Miami, and I’m already looking forward to my Swim Week #6 in 2017!

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San Francisco, CA

Lifestyle, Outfit, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh1 Comment

An memorable adventure to San Francisco with bebe and Foray Collective. 

Another #FORAYgetaway for the books! This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco for the first time with some of my favorite ladies for a branded content trip with bebe. Kaitlynn Carter, Jill Wallace, Jessi Malay, Cara Santana, Racquel Natasha, and the creative team from Bebe all joined in for the festivities. Friday

we flew to SF and checked into our beautiful rooms at

The Clift Hotel

. We explored the city and went to the iconic Painted Ladies houses (where Full House was shot).   When happy hour arrived, the girls gathered for drinks and appetizers in The Redwood Room at The Clift Hotel.  Fun fact - the entire room is created from of a single redwood tree!  Afterwards, we made our way to

The Dorian

for a beautifully set up welcome dinner with the team. The night continued on with drinks, photo ops, dancing, and more drinks. :)

The next day, we found our way to the ocean and explored Sausalito. Sausalito feels like a mixture of Newport Beach and Santa Barbara. The town had bicyclists zipping up and down the streets, cute boutique shops, and locals trotting along the oceanside boardwalk. We shot some photos around the area and took a mini detour to the Golden Gate Bridge which was awesome to see. On Sunday, Foray and bebe hosted a #backtobebe brunch at Marlowe. The brunch was held in a quaint, private room in the back of restaurant. The table placement cards were fashion sketches of each girl - so cute!  Cara Santana suggested we play a game to REALLY get to know one another that was so much fun.  She asked us questions below as we went around the table.  At the end, she told us what the answers revealed about ourselves:

1. If you were an animal, what would you be and why? 

This describes how you see yourself.

2. What is your dream car to drive? 

This is how you see your life partner. 

3. How would you landscape your dream home? 

This describes the type of friendships you value. 

4. What body of water would you be? 

This describes your sex style. 

Needless to say, the weekend was memorable not only because of the experiences, but the girls involved. I am so lucky to know such a driven, smart, and beautiful group of ladies working in the fashion industry.  It really makes me proud to be in this business.  Til' the next #FORAYgetaway!

Shop all outfits by bebe here:

Off Shoulder Sweater Top

Bag Waist Palazzo Pants

Front Cross Strap Bodysuit

Tie Wrap Trench Coat

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Mar Adentro Los Cabos, Mexico

Lifestyle, TravelLindsey Cavanaugh2 Comments
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Mar Adentro Los Cabos. Mar Adentros Los Cabos is a modern Mexico dream!! This hidden gem had a soft opening in December and fully opens later this year. The architecture + design is luxurious and innovative - we had the best time staying there.

The hotel is set to have 5 restaurants. The rooms have a spa like feeling, sliding glass doors with ocean views, and bathtubs on every balcony! Mar Adentro is away from all of the Cabo madness which I appreciated since we were visiting during the same time as college spring break. It was nice to get away to zen out and relax with girlfriends.

We escaped on Saturday to explore Flora Farm - an Ojai feeling shopping center in San Jose Del Cabo. The center included Flora Farms restaurant (AMAZING food & vibe), a gourmet ice cream stand (so cute), novelty shops, a wine lounge, and James Perse.

Definitely looking to book another trip asap! Here are some highlights...

Stay: Mar Adentro Los Cabos

Day Trip: Flora Farms

Dinner: Pedregal, Agua at Palmilla 

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