I was gonna call this post "Raw Spirit Fest", only to realize that I have next to no pictures from the event. Boo hoo! I've been waiting to attend this festival for the past few years... you'd think I woulda snapped some shots - but I was so caught up in the fantastic moment that I completely forgot. I decided to take a 6 day trip down to Washington DC as a little "end of summer hurrah!" Perfect opportunity to visit with my friend Kristen, and go to the festival - not to mention the fun of shopping at some of my favourite places that we don't have in Canada, like Victoria's Secret, Express, and Macy's.
Kristen kindly came to the festival with me on Saturday, despite not being a big fan of raw vegan.
We enjoyed listening to the speakers, touring the vendors, and eating the delicious food, but the highlight for me was meeting so many wonderful people.
Living in a small remote town there really aren't
many other people into this lifestyle so I always enjoy being in a place where I can connect with like minded individuals. I finally got to meet my buddy, the forever funny Charles Balcer that so many of you know from Give It To Me Raw , and the inspirational Philip McCluskey from Loving Raw.
I enjoyed a delicious lunch from Java Green Cafe in DC one afternoon ...and finally got to try a Gnosis chocolate bar. It was so delicious that I easily managed to plough through the whole bar in one afternoon.
Backtracking slightly, I was thrilled that my best college friend, Renee, came up to visit for a few days before my DC trip. We used to have a hoot of a time and get into innocent trouble together back in the day - things haven't changed - we still have a blast and enjoy each other's company to the hilt when we have a yearly visit.
Here are a few other snapshots from the end of
summer. I had my birthday party around a bon fire under the full moon (another year older, another year wiser!)
My super food birthday cake!!! Recipe coming in the next post...
Sunrise on my birthday
Yoga on the dock... my favourite place to practice
Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake
...with strawberry sauce
A night out...
...with close friends, Lauren & Nicole
Freshly picked wild blueberries - the best part of summer!
Fabulous time spent with Kristen!
Ah, good times...
Where will my next adventure take me? I'm in the midst of planning!