Ode to: Burning Man





A week long festival in the middle of Black Rock Dessert…. Burning Man….. a most welcoming event where money is left behind and kindness and free spirited-ness are the currency spoken there. A festival dedicated to radical self expression, creativity, freedom of speech and art. I have never been…. but do plan in this lifetime to able to whisper the words… “I survived the extreme conditions at Burning Man.” The first Burning Man was in 1986 with 20 participants…. and this year there is an expected 70,000 people that will be radically self reliant….

Always starting the last Monday in August and ending the first Monday in September…

With today being the start of Burning Man…. I thought we should go over the 10 Principals.












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Our Ode to Burning Man OutFit: Creatures of Comfort black linen jumpsuit. Headdress bought in Kauai (originally from Bali ) and cost only 80.00. The statement beaded pullover is from a little store in London and was in the $200.00 range. Whenever I see unusual pieces I grab them as quickly as possible…. because you never know when a statement piece will come in handy for changing the entire look of an outfit. 

With Some Burning Love,

Laura Dunn


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31 thoughts on Ode to: Burning Man

  1. Imagine that! That’s exactly what we need today! To be able to come together in peace and community. This just seems like you can go and come back a different person with a better attitude and outlook.

  2. I’ve always wondered about Burning Man. Never really knew what it is all about, so thank you for going through it and explaining. This seems really cool!

  3. A friend of mine went to Burning Man once and said it was such a great experience and she had such a good time. One day I’ll make it out to the desert for this!

  4. You are so adventurous Laura, I’m surprised you haven’t been already! 🙂 Definitely something to check off the bucket list!

  5. I did not realize it’s a week long! I was thinking a weekend. I’m not sure if I could last the whole week, but a couple of days would be pretty cool!

  6. I have always been curious about Burning Man and why it is what it is and you have made that so simple to understand, thank you.

  7. One of these years I will make it out to Burning Man too! I’ve always wanted to check it out! My son and his friends are planning on going next year. Maybe I’ll wait to see what they have to say about it. But does sound like a great time!

  8. This is a spectacular event! I love that it supports the arts and people get so creative! To anyone going out there….have a blast, take in all in and drink lots of water!! Then give us an update when you return!

  9. “A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers” = from Burning Man website! LOVE THIS!!!!!

  10. I have never thought of buying certain pieces like the beads to accessorize an outfit like this. You are simply brilliant.

  11. It is kind of sad that you have to go to an event to practice these natural ideals, but if it changes one person’s outlook on life, it is a success.

  12. With all of your knowledge on Burning Man, I can’t believe you haven’t been. You will be a pro when you finally go.

  13. I’ve never heard of such a thing and it’s been going on since 1986?! Where have I been? I feel like I’m too old to do this, but maybe not. This is something that would be perfect for my niece who is very artsy and is so up her alley. I’ll have to ask her if she knows about it. Thanks for the info!

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