When Katy Perry
attended Coachella a couple of years ago, it was in the arms of a new man
, but this year the happily single
star attended the music festival with friends.
Perry, who split with John Mayer in February, made a brief appearance at Harper’s Bazaar‘s poolside party Friday, wearing a white mesh top and Daisy Dukes over a pink bikini and toting a black Chanel backpack.
Sipping water and hanging out with a group of pals who included celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek and DJ Mia Moretti “she seemed really relaxed and was having a great time,” a source tells PEOPLE.
While she posed for a photo with a PEOPLE reporter, Perry refused to take a solo shot, calling selfies “a disease.” In fact, she hates them so much that she later took to Twitter with the warning: “Dear festival friends remember selfing is a disease.”
Also at the pool party was Julianne Hough, who hosted the magazine’s luncheon at The Parker Palm Springs. Sporting a flower headband that she borrowed from her 15-year-old niece, the former Dancing with the Stars pro hung out with Jesse Metcalfe and fiancée Cara Santana and was overheard talking to friends about new boyfriend, hockey player Brooks Laich.
Jennie Garth was excited about attending Coachella for the first time. Wearing a flowy black dress and gladiator sandals at The Music Lounge at Ingelside Inn, she told PEOPLE that her number one must-have item for the weekend was “Sunscreen! And, of course, as little clothing as possible – you’re in the desert and it is hot out here!”
Selena Gomez clearly got the minimal clothing memo – she wore see-through white lace when she hit up the fest with Kylie Jenner, later switching to an all-black outfit of crop top, skirt and sandals at the Details at Midnight party on Friday evening, where she shared the VIP area by the pool with Dallas star Josh Henderson.
Fergie made a quick stop at the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s lounge, where she snacked on pizza and chatted about her son, Axl, 8 months. The Black Eyed Peas singer was overheard talking about how she loves being a mom and how hard it was to leave her baby at home for the day.
Former Twilight costars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz hung out at the launch of his Spring 2014 Abbot + Main Collection, where guests noshed on a gourmet lunch provided by Cousins Maine Lobster. Even though Greene was there with boyfriend Paul Khoury, it wasn’t awkward when she ran into her ex Joe Jonas, and they even hung out together with Jonas’s girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler.
Aaron Paul and his wife, Lauren Parsekian, were cute together as he taught her how to play Frisbee. “He was teaching her how to play and calling her ‘Angel,’ ” says a source. “They are really in love and enjoy being together but they also socialized with everyone.”
• Reporting by MELODY CHIU and PATRICK GOMEZ