VESTAL VILLAGE 2017

VESTAL VILLAGE 2017
words • joey marshall

The annual pilgrimage to the desert for this year’s Coachella Music Festival was one for the history books. And even though my personal adventure never actually made it to the holy grail of festivals I had the absolute time of my life and was quite content spending the entire weekend at Vestal Village. To say these boys hit a homerun would be a drastic understatement. Upon pulling up the secret location, my jaw dropped at the rows and rows of teepees that were already setup for those lucky enough to book a glamping tent in advance. Fully decked out with a Tempur-Pedic bed, couches, rugs, linen and a care package of glamping essentials, I don’t think anyone could complain about the comfortable accommodations at this year’s Vestal Village.

I honestly don’t know how they do it, but every year the Village just seems to get better and better. I swear that they’ve thought of absolutely everything. And this year was no exception, as the four-day extravaganza was blessed with perfect weather, insane musical acts and pool parties that would make the Las Vegas hotel community jealous. It was literally non-stop action, as the 700-acre private venue had something for everyone. Big thanks are in order to all those who make this event happen, including but not limited to: Vestal, Bead Head, 805 Beer, all the musical acts, ????….

The big news was that at this year’s Vestal Village weekend two was Recovery Weekend, as the Vestal crew did something it’s never done before and went completely sober. To be honest, that is probably the best thing for everyone, because after weekend one I think we could all use a little health and detox in our lives. But by all means that didn’t make it any less fun, as there was countless activities and excursions that had been scheduled throughout: hiking, horseback riding, fishing, yoga, meditation, massages and unforgettable meals curated by Southern California’s finest chefs and restaurants – it was a huge success! We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings, as this really is the one event we look forward to each and every year. To see more, visit www.vestalwatch.com or search Instagram #vestalvillage.