So as my second post I thought i’d write about something that most of you have experienced or would perhaps want to know more about – music festivals. Here in the UK the summer is jam packed with music festivals up and down the country and I was lucky enough to experience one this summer.
So here’s my Lovebox experience…the good, the bad and the ugly:
A group of myself and a few close friends travelled into London and the day was gradually growing hotter and hotter, the weather was glorious but, unfortunately left us all a little frazzled due to long wait to actually get into the festival. Once we were in, the whole environment was amazing, a plain public park had been transformed into a carnival themed festival with different ‘areas’ and tents with a range of urban music genres. I was surprised to see that there was a range of people there from the young (babies!) to the fabulous oldies, whom definitely could show us young ones a trick or two on the dancefloor! The festival advertises that it is a ‘family friendly’ atmosphere however I would strongly recommend NOT taking your children as with most festivals, a large percentage of the people were publicly doing drugs and were extremely intoxicated before they even got in.
A lovely highlight to the park was the beauty box where Elle magazine and Rimmel London teamed up to provide free manicures, make- overs and a little mini photo shoot afterwards! I absolutely loved the idea as us girls could do with a little pampering on such a sweltering day – they definitely helped everybody to look their best despite the conditions.
So anyways, the fabulous thing about Lovebox (aside from the music!) was the outfits! To match the gorgeous weather was a wonderful display of colour and vibrant prints. The most popular pick of the day was shorts, skirts and playsuits (which i absolutely love as they’re so light and love gorgeous!) paired with a cute pair of sandals or a classic pair of Chuck Taylor converses. For the day I sported a bright floral bralet and white shorts paired with nude heeled sandals and a detailed bucket bag.
Whilst in and around the park I managed to snap a few shots of some gorgeous outfits:
So to complete this post i though i’d put together a few do’s and don’ts about festivals:
- DO bring your best friends – it makes the day even better!
- DON’T think sunscreen is a waste of time
- DO wear comfortable shoes as a flimsy pair of flip flops or heels will not withstand your dance moves and the amount of walking there is.
- DON’T forget to drink lots of water and stay hydrated
- DO sport a cute pair of sunnies and a chic fedora – sunstroke is nobodys friend!
- DON’T forget to bring cash as there are hardly any card machines
- DO print or pick up a copy of the timetable of acts as you don’t miss any of your favourite artsts!
- DON’T bring a big bag as you’ll get fed up of it (no girl can dance with a big tote bag) and it’ll annoy others – nobody wants a rucksack blocking their view!
Thanks for reading my lovebox experience and I hope you enjoyed it! I wanted to get your opinion on whether I should do a holiday diary while I’m away travelling in Sri Lanka – I look forward to reading your feedback and comments below!
Lots of Love