Bee bops in Bonarooville, nASHville!

“…to say what happened. To get it down before it’s lost. To make mythology from your life and the lives of your friends..” ~Jack Kerouac

Good morning my precious party people! It’s a sunday funday indeed when you’re waking up to pack for another adventure. This time I’m off to Bonarooville, Nashville. If you’re not familiar with the friendly festy circle, Bonaroo is an amazing annual music festival held  in the outskirts of Nasville, TN. I’ve been around the block with a few fests in my So Cal circuit to say the least; Coachella, Outside Lands, Wanderlust, etc. But this, this will be the first time I head to another state to get down with the music loving crowd.

Another first for me will be travel without checking bags. Now, it seems like since I have circled the globe a bit, I’d know something about the perks of packing light. But the truth is, I don’t.

I’ll be staying with a beautifully fun and fantastic friend of mine who we’ll call Miss Ash AKayA, without whom I wouldn’t be going to this grand event. I know I’ll be able to get what I need. I guess I’m wrestling with this idea that I won’t.

We are conditioned to think we NEED so much stuff, to come prepared for anything, and what that means is a grip of goods to keep us “safe” from whatever pops up; cuts, bruises, being bored. You name it, we pack for it.

This time I’ll keep it simple, trust that the universe will take care of all the silly details I think are sooo important, and leave the bogus baggage behind.

So… What to bring for a week of southern festy fun?

Bonaroo Bullsh*t Free Checklist!


  • Cut off shorts
  • Linen Pants
  • Cutesy Big Girl Onsie
  • 5 fun tops (tanks, tubes, and a Tee of course!)
  • 3 Bikinis
  • 5 sets of underthings
  • Party Converse
  • Flip Flops
  • Shades
  • Make-up: Mascara, blush/bronzer, eyeliner (all of which should be waterproof)
  • Extra canvas bag for random shit I pick up

Annoyingly Big “Personal Bag” (c’mon give a check-in free girl break!):

  • Passport
  • Wallet (Cash, I.D., Credit cards, Business cards)
  • Phone/ Phone charger
  • Camera/Camera charger
  • Lip Balm
  • Book
  • Journal/Pen
  • Laptop
  • Cliff Bar
  • Toothbrush

All toiletry items can be bought no problem, not to mention the fun festy essentials (party lashes, feathers, glitter, squirt guns, etc.) Well sexy folks I’m off to follow Jack’s advice. I’ll see ya’ll on the southern flip side!


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