California adventures: Coachella, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara

California adventures
Where do I begin… I LOVE California. Me and my Smythson had one of the best trips of our lives.

We covered some serious ground work; from the desert in Palm Springs (Coachella!) back to The City of Angels (LA) then heading over to the delights of Santa Barbara, to sample the most delicious wines. We had a blast.

Here’s my diary from eight epic days doing all-things-Cali.

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Style File: Coachella 2016 | Festival Chic

Sarah Woo Style File Coachella

As soon as we booked our tickets to Coachella back in January (after a nail-biting 1hr 20mins wait to purchase our tickets online, you’ve never seen me so excited/emotional, and sat so still for that amount of time) – my immediate obsession commenced, ‘outfit planning’.

What was I going to wear? And THREE different outfits… I relentlessly searched Pinterest, blogs, every platform possible using the hashtag #CoachellaStyle and did my SS16 trends research (prompting me to write Top 10 Spring 2016 trends to follow right now).

I went for three very different looks: a little rock chic (supporting one of my faves, Ellie Goulding) in outfit 1.  a sassy, with a funky edge, vibe in outfit 2. – and going completely boho and all tassel-tastic, pom poms included, for outfit 3.

Sharing the love: Heading to a festival this year too? Let me help you… Here’s the lowdown on what outfits I wore, and you can shop most of these items straight from this blog! Happiness.

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Coachella countdown: LA here we come


// Shoes Elina Linardaki ‘Penny Lane’ embellished leather flat sandals // Sunglasses Le Specs Thunderdome sunglasses // both from

So, the first weekend of Coachella is done and dusted (I’ve tried not to look at the press / the Instagram feed this weekend, to keep an element of surprise, but failed miserably!) meaning the countdown for weekend two is officially on! It’s my first time to Coachella, Palm Springs, and LA in fact… I am so excited and cannot wait to fly out with the girls on Thursday.

Get involved: Follow me on Instagram and I promise to keep you updated on the latest and everything that we’re doing 🙂

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My trusty travel companion: Quintessentially Smythson


Happy spring time! It’s got me thinking about holidays… One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to travel more and discover new places.

First up, I’ve just booked flights to go to Coachella. I have never been to the iconic Arts and Music Festival (think Glastonbury in the middle of the desert) or California, so I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am 🙂

Every holiday, I always have a trusty travel companion that comes with me; my Smythson travel wallet. Personalised SMC, just for me, this wallet keeps all my valuables in good order and works as a nifty, and beautiful, clutch bag too. Multi-tasking at its finest.

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River Island x Pacha

River Island x Pacha

Ibiza is one of my favourite holiday destinations… The beautiful beaches, the mesmerising sunsets, the hippy market (too much fun), the endless great vibes and the most incredible music that’ll have you busting a groove 24/7.

So when River Island recently launched their latest Pacha Collection, I couldn’t help but feel all Cafe Mambo 🙂 Here are my top picks for Beach-Chic (think Babylon Beach Bar and Ocean Beach Club) and Club-Queen (fly me to Space and take me to the cherry-delicious, Pacha).

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The Glow After Dark Show


Today is a special day. Seven years ago to this very day, I embarked on one of the best adventures of my life. I flew to New York to take part in the Glow After Dark Show, an online reality show to promote Jennifer Lopez’s new perfume. Wild, sexy, breathless – we had a BLAST.

For some light entertainment, you can watch a very youthful Sarah Woo, along with four American beauties, taking on challenges around the city (including a 2½ min comedy sketch in an elite comedy club. Yes, that happened).

Watch the webisodes here:

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