May 2, 2016

Palm Springs is one of my favorite cities in California. I love that it is a short drive away from home in LA, yet I feel like I am transported to another world. It’s a little desert oasis. As the name suggests, there are palm trees in every direction and I am always left inspired by the modern architecture and epic colorful sunsets. This season I decided to skip the Coachella. Instead, I attended the POPSUGAR Cabana Club event and pool party and was not disappointed. It was such a treat! It took place at the Avalon Hotel and was decorated so beautifully! There were guesthouses surrounding the pool that each featured a different activity from hair braiding to shoe DIY’ing to photo backdrops. I was beyond obsessed with the backdrop with the tri-colored shadow. One of my favorites at the event was the Walgreens Photo Airstream. It was designed so adorably and I loved that you could take home a photo for a little memento! The icing on the cake was when Jhené Aiko serenaded the crowd at the cabana. I was able to sit right in front and I was completely mesmerized by her stunning and angelic voice. I had the best time! While there I took so many photos to document the fun to #sharelifeshappy with everyone. Below I teach you how to take vacation photos and add calligraphy to create photo memories to frame or add to your mood board.




To create a calligraphy photo, take a few photos that are colorful and bright, but have blank areas in the photo to write. A good example of this are photos where they feature the sky with little bits of trees in the corner or the water in the pool. I printed my photos from a local Walgreens. I submitted my order online, then picked it up about an hour later. The process was so quick and easy. Also, they have a great 40% off printing promotion until May 31st. Enter the coupon code: COACHPICS when ordering online.
– vacation photos with blank areas to write
– permanent marker with fine tip
– photo frame
– black tape
– blank paper
– pencil



Step 1: Practice writing the word you want to write on your photo in cursive with the permanent marker.


Step 2: Calligraphy is all about the beauty of thick and thin lines.  Add thick areas to your cursive word, like below.


Step 3: Fill in the thick areas.


Step 4:  First, lightly write your word in pencil on the photo.  Then, trace with the permanent marker.


Step 5: Add thick areas to the word.


Step 6:  Fill in the thick areas.


Step 7:  Frame your photos or tape onto the wall as part of your personal mood board.  Have fun!



Disclaimer: Coupon code COACHPICS valid for up to 5 uses per account or the Walgreens Mobile App thru May 31, 2016. Code must be entered at time of checkout to apply discount. Includes collage. Discount does not apply to previous purchases, taxes or shipping charges. Orders must be placed by logged-in customer by May 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to qualify. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Offers cannot be combined on one product. Multiple coupons can be used in one cart if no overlapping products exist in the offers being applied. Shipping costs may apply if in-store pickup is not available in your area. Offer not valid in store. Void where prohibited. No cash value. Subject to change without notice

This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Walgreens, all opinions are my own. 

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