So what did we do? A lot! I hope I won't forget half of it. We...
- arrived at La Bellevilloise shortly after 11. The program began at 11, and there were already many people present.
- had brunch at the restaurant. For 29 Euros there were lots and lots of very delicious foods, fruit juices and hot drinks. I saw some honey standing around, but apart from that it was perfect.
- missed Isa Chandra Moskowitz' cooking show because the program that I printed out in the morning did not seem to be the latest version.
- saw Terry Hope Romero's cooking show, which was really great. It was a bit complicated because it was translated into french, so people seemed to have some difficulties to be totally enthusiastic about it.
- forgot to bring a cookbook from the PPK authors to let them sign it. Gnarf.
- visited the stands of many exhibitors who all brought their delicious vegan goodies.
- were amazed about the animal rights activists' stands downstairs - If there is so much good activism and information in France, how can there still be foie gras and the likes?
- had tasty Sojami ice cream.
- said hi to lovely tattoo artist Punky.
- met friends from France, Germany, and Switzerland.
- did not see much of the fashion show because it was so crowded.
- tried tasty food at the Vegusto stand.
- wondered why so many people were standing outside until we realized that the location was too full at a certain time to let everyone in.
- saw some more good cooking shows of the VG-Zone creators.
- tasted their incredibly good caribbean sponge cake, together with a nice cup of Løv tea.
- could not resist a spring roll and a plate of other food from the Loving Hut.
- managed to get the very last book sold by Melisser Elliott. It is called "The Vegan Girl's Guide To Life" and is incredibly cute.
- won a great price at the tombola (food from un monde vegan, bathroom fun from Lush, a cute T-Shirt from Herbivore)
Congratulations to the organizors of the PVD! This was a great event, and surely very stressful! I totally understand the little chaotic things with the program and dying printers and stuff - I never imagined that the event would be that big.
All in all, it was a wonderful day that made us roll home rather than walk. Do we really have to wait a whole year now for the next PVD? Far too long!