Cara Santana, Jesse Metcalfe

Cara Santana

Coachella 2014 weekend one is a wrap! Take a look at my behind-the-scenes diary for an inside look at the fun and the festival from this past week.

Arriving on Thursday evening for the raucous weekend, I checked in to The Viceroy Hotel for a night of leisure! After a lovely dinner with my love, Jesse Metcalfe, we ended the evening with some s'mores with Joe Jonas and Blanda Eggenschweiler.

Friday morning it was day one and Coachella was officially upon us!

After a tanning session with my girlfriend, Salem star (premiering on WGN April 26th) Ashley Madekwewe showered up to hit the scene.

Cara Santana, Jesse Metcalfe

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First stop was the Harper's Bazaar lunch hosted by my friend Julianne Hough at The Parker Palm Springs. Set behind the pool, in an intimate design with picnic tables and flowers, we noshed on organic greens and grilled shrimp.

The chic crowd was warming up for the weekend ahead.

Afterwards, we headed to the FORWARD by Elyse Walker party at the Soho House pop-up, located on the Merv Griffin Ranch.

The spectacular home housed its guests on the sprawling property, where there was no shortage of music, food or fun!

After, we headed off to the fairgrounds for some music. Dancing in the outdoor venue, we partied all night.

Cara Santana

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On our second day, it was party circuit time, stopping first at the Guess pool party! The music was bumping and everyone was having a blast.

Next, it was off to The Ace Hotel for the Marc Jacobs Party. Jesse and I nibbled on kale and quinoa salads and iced teas as we chatted with creative director, Katie. 

Hopping off the day party train, I headed to the festival in time to catch Pharrell and the crazy windstorm that followed.

Cara Santana, Jesse Metcalfe, Ashley Greene, Paul Korhoy

Cara Santana

Ducking out of that madness, it was Neon Carnival time.

I rode rides and ate Fat Burger all night while dancing with friends. Finally at 2 a.m., it was time for some rest.

After a long morning of sleep, we decided to make the trek for one last evening of music. Catching Lana Del Rey on the outdoor a stage was the perfect end to a lyrically-inspired luxurious weekend in the desert of Palm Springs.

For more details on my weekend and what I'm wearing, check out CaraDisclothed or follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest : @CaraASantana.

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