We Faked Going To Coachella?!

#nochella is real. In all honesty, I didn’t really care to go to Coachella… the lineup wasn’t so great and I just didn’t care lol. But then when weekend 1 came around and everyone started posting their pictures, I was like “well crap, I wish I was there”. The sad part is that I really only wished I was there FOR the pictures, aka basically why 85% of people go (which again, is sad).

So my boyfriend and I were scrolling through everyones pictures Saturday morning and decided we wanted some cool “Coachella” pictures too, without paying ridiculous amounts for a ticket! Living in LA, you can find tons of different environments by driving just a short distance! So we got in the car, drove around an hour north and ended up in the desert. It was the complete opposite direction of Coachella, but we got the scenery we wanted for our #nochella pics!

Coachella Tara Michelle
Coachella Tara Michelle

The destination we had on our GPS was for the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, which was STUNNING! I don’t think the poppies had fully bloomed yet, but they were everywhere!! All over the hills there were tons of other people  taking pictures as well, so we felt less awkward about it lol! Everything about it was perfect, except the wind!! My hair was NOT loving it, to say the least. If only you could see the amount of pictures I ended up looking like a legit mop with my hair all over the place!!

Coachella Tara Michelle

It may seem kind of silly to drive all that way just to take pictures, but it was so much more than that! It was a perfect day to get outside and do something different than the normal day-to-day stuff we do! 80 degrees and sunny, what more could a girl ask for?! The drive itself was absolutely beautiful, so many hills and curves and little shops on the side of the road! It was such a cool adventure, we had our own music playing and we got to just enjoy it with each other. If there’s ever an opportunity to get up and explore your city, DO IT! It will always always alwaayyyys be worth it, no matter where you end up (unless it’s prison, don’t end up there).

Coachella Tara Michelle
Coachella Tara Michelle


  1. Delaney J
    May 20, 2017 / 8:13 am

    The things you do for these pics are absolutely amazing! Stop being so hot Tara. (haha)
    ily <3

  2. Hannelore
    May 20, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I loved this vlog of the Fauxchella!!! So quickly you’ve become my favourite youtuber to watch and I just love you so much!!❤️❤️ I have a quick question where did you get that palm leaf tapestry to cover the closet in ur office?? It’s so pretty !! Just like you ????

  3. Chacha
    May 20, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Such cool pictures! Love your blog and can’t wait for more posts
    Lots of love from France
    Charlotte <3

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 10:56 am

      so glad you like it!!! thanks so much!!! lots of love from meeee! 🙂

  4. Mariam
    May 20, 2017 / 10:20 am

    This is so cool! I love you so much Tara!! <3

  5. Haven Beaumont
    May 20, 2017 / 11:37 am

    That’s so cool! The pictures turned out really pretty! Who took them for you? And did you photoshop any of them? Love you!

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:17 pm

      my boyfriend Taylor took the pictures of me! 🙂 they’re not photoshopped tho, just a slight filter on them!

  6. Leah Rogers
    May 20, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Your sense of humor, personality, and writing style really come off well as I’m reading your posts. People who don’t watch your videos could still get a sense of who you are with your posts and that’s a good thing! Keep up the good work, Tara. PS As a blogger on YouTube I know it’s easy for moments to pass in a blur, especially while recording in the moment, but a Blog allows you to relive the moment with immense details which brings a joyful element back to experiences. Very good choice I don’t think you’ll regret! Thanks for sharing!

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      seriously appreciate what you have to say! i’m super excited about blogging and like you said, it’s a different way of getting to relive the moments!! super cool! hope you’ll enjoy! 🙂

  7. Maddie
    May 20, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Aww Tara I love you so much, good for you for starting your own blog 🙂 love all these awesome pics

  8. Kenan
    May 20, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I love this! I will definitely be looking on your blog for inspiration, as I do with your YouTube. I have been watching your blogs and main Chanel for years and am so proud of how far along you have come, keep doing you!????

    • Kenan
      May 20, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      lol *vlogs

  9. vasilia
    May 21, 2017 / 1:41 am

    i love this blog! i am so happy for you that you found something inspiring and fun to do! keep up the good work girl you deserve it!

  10. Hannelore
    May 21, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I love your blog!! This way I can slow down and relive all the amazing things you’ve said or done in your videos without worrying about missing anything and like you said it is a really creative way to share with us more of how you feel and your ideas !! This was an amazing idea and I’m loving it so much! I LOVE the pictures!! Such great quality. ❤️❤️

  11. emilie ramos
    May 21, 2017 / 9:22 am

    I’m 15 years old and i know i have a long way when it comes to this festival. but i can agree with you when it comes to nochella. Last year i wanted to go so bad but now i don’t really care that much. i want to be a photographer when i grow up and i would basically go the festival just for pictures like you sad lol. When I’m 21 i could do more things with the money you have to pay to get into the festival and i could just go traveling to different places.

  12. Diana Flores
    May 25, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Hey, I Love your pictures and your blog. I was wondering what type of camera you use for these pictures and what kind you use for your YouTube account?

  13. Brooke Arelano
    June 7, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I have a very important question that is killing me !
    Where do you get your CUTE BOOTIES ?!
    I am short 5 ft 2 to be exact, and any extra inch i get would be amazing ????????????

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