April is a busy month for California. A place that is ruggedly good looking, deeply creative, with a sunny disposition to boot…if LA were on Tinder, the app would crash.
Dreams are huge in La La Land. Home to Hollywood, this is a city where fantastical thoughts are encouraged; a place gleefully wrapped in endless layers of modern legend and mythology. Every year countless small-town dreamers pour onto its streets, itching to share their tales with LA and the world – on screen and stage, in lyrics, or on the whitewashed walls of galleries. The end result is an electrifying whirlpool of creativity: edgy art spaces, cult-status rock venues, acclaimed concert halls and thought-provoking stages, all fueling a city addicted to the weird, the wonderful and the downright scandalous.
And of course April is the month for Coachella.
California’s two-weekend event has kicked off the summer festival season since 1999 and has done the same for 2018.
The annual festival is usually held at the Empire Polo Club which is in Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.The Coachella lineup is divided up and the artists perform on different stages called the Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, Sahara Tent and the main stage, the Coachella Stage.The Oasis Dome was introduced in 2006 and 2001 while a Yuma stage was used in 2013 as well as the Sonora Stage in 2017.
Now back to city....
I personally think the food in Los Angeles is one of the best; but, who really has the better food scene: LA or SF? While the latter may claim more Michelin stars, LA packs one heck of a culinary punch. It's here that you'll find California's best tacos, the country's most authentic Korean and one of the nation's biggest concentrations of vegan restaurants. And when it comes to imbibing, SF best take a cable car home. From dirty martinis in a basement power station, to craft brews in a steampunk bowling alley, LA has a knack for turning humble drinking sessions into otherworldly adventures worthy of a toast or three.
I spent a week in Los Angeles and had an absolute blast with friends.
Go experience it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.