Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Festival Season: Loquat Cocktails, Crazy Pants, Hippies, Phish Dancing etc.

 What would happen if a kooky art lady and a ninja had a baby? 
These pants. 

Our weekend was full of grass sitting, beach hanging, BBQ having, and regret.......of everything we ate at aforementioned BBQ's. On Saturday we made our way up to hippie heaven, aka Topanga Days. It's a small music and arts festival in Topanga, CA. Great place to watch people Phish Dance. You know, the gyrating/flailing dance that hippes do at jam band concerts. So I says to myself,
"what a perfect excuse to wear the crazy pants!"
I love them even if they resemble the innards of a clog-wearing art lady. I threw on my Ramones denim jacket and the hat to even out the hippie vibe.

After the grass grazing and people watching at Topanga Days, we cruised to a friend's house for a BBQ, and Loquat cocktails. I is a Loquat? Growing up in Texas my exposure to fruit consisted of 

Since moving to California our fruit horizon has broadened, and now we eat (and drink) things like Loquats, which have a mild peach-citrus-mango flavor. Check out our friend Zach's recipe at the bottom of the post! 
 Topanga thugs, up to no good. 
Boys that like to snack. I told Jonny he could keep the mustache if he rocked it with the Fresh Prince hat. The outcome was amazing. 
Loquat Cocktails
1 loquat, muddled (you can use mango too)
Club Soda
Pinch of brown sugar or simple syrup
1 shot of dark rum

In a glass, muddle your loquat (or a peeled mago) with a bit of brown sugar, and a splash of club soda. Add a shot of rum, and ice that mother doooooown, stir and enjoy!


  1. Wonderful photos! Looks so nice xx

  2. Ooh.. I love those pants!! And I just might need to try that cocktail! How fun...

  3. i am crazy about all of this, but especially the loquat cocktail!! my grandma had a gigantic loquat tree in her backyard, and some of my best childhood memories involve playing in her backyard and gorging myslef on loquats.. in fact, my next tattoo is going to be a branch from a loquat tree. love all these summer vibes and your crazy pants!

  4. lovely look.
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  5. In love with your pants! :D

    xx MJ

  6. OMG these photos! So magical...I wish I could teleport into these photos. Mostly the photo of the mini-thugs with fake tats. Ok also the photo with the cocktails...I want one. What's that patch on your denim jacket? I also want to teleport into these photos so I can obtain said's perf.

    xoxo Britt

    1. Girl! How did I know you were going to love those little thugs?! It's a Ramones patch. I sewed it on in my pop punk phase. It's still relevant. I love it. That jacket is one of my faves.

  7. Not only am I loving those pants- but I'm still laughing over your opening joke. You never cease to entertain and inspire me Ashley! Love your blog!!! :) xo!


  8. I am in love with your pants! They are insanely bohemian! Love all the pictures!

  9. The styling of "crazy pants" are perfect! Gorgeous photos as usual :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  10. Love your pants!!Would you like follow each other? Let me know!!Kisses

  11. Those pants rock.

  12. Nice one Ashley! This is so laid back yet so cool :) Love your hat! Your blog captivates me so I followed on twitter and bloglovin. Wanna keep updated dear =) Btw, Thanks for that sweet comment on my blog!

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  13. these photos capture everything i want my summer to be. sunshine, snacks, tropical fruit, mini thugs, and tropical cocktails. and this is the ideal outfit for all of those things. get me back to california already!


  14. Okay, yeah! You are so right about the pants' parents. Absolutely hilarious. You look truly amazing! I love your photos too. So Summery.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  15. So yeah I LOVE this outfit! I just wish I had the abs too...x

    Underneath The Lights

  16. Hey ho, let's go!
    I love Topanga, I wish I could live there in one of those shacks with chickens roaming around. Can I borrow your jacket?

  17. Hahaha, crazy pants indeed. I love it, kind of hippie and sexy at the same time.
    And yeah, the mustache with that hat= awesomeness!

  18. Those pants are wild, but you totally rocked them! I love your festival look, and based on the photos, it looks like you had an amazing time :)

  19. Those pants look great on you! Sounds like a pretty fun festival. Who doesn't love watching hippies dance?

  20. Very cute festival look! And I had to Google loquat - sounds delicious!

  21. wonderful!
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  22. Great festival look, love the denim jacket!

    - Laura

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  24. Girl these pants are awesome!!!! And this looks like such a blast... Gosh I love festival season. And you look incredible. Really.

  25. This looks idyllic! And you look awesome, as always of course!
    Those cocktails look DELICIOUS!

  26. Your pants look great, I love the color:) your whole look is rockin~~ I was just talking about printed pants here in case you want to check it out:

  27. Ashley I love those pants! They are super cool!
    Leah Faye
    e plus l

  28. I LOVE crazy pants! They're perfect for boring days and fun days!

    Wonderful pictures :) And the cocktails sound delish!

  29. Wowwww your pants are magical. Looks like an awesome time!

  30. Loving these photographs! Seems like such a great day :) makes me nostalgic for those festival times and summer :)
    Maya - Archistas


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