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Weekend Update on 3.8.12: New York City Vegetarian Food Festival

From my Chocolate Bar to my heart:

The greatest love letters ever given.


Bar Fly Not Yet- Thomas Moore….

Fly not yet, ’tis just the hour,

When pleasure, like the midnight flower

That scorns the eye of vulgar light,

Begins to bloom for sons of night,

And maids who love the moon.

‘Twas but to bless these hours of shade

That beauty and the moon were made;

‘Tis then their soft attractions glowing

Set the tides …

Must I even point out that last weekend I possibly ended up eating  the equivalent of my weight in chocolate? It seems to bring me so much happiness: I can’t deny the love I have for it, at least it’s there when I need it the most.

Chocolate is a true lover.

Last weekend was the New York Vegetarian Food Festival, as I had previously mentioned. I woke up with a start as I made sure to get up early and get ready for the day ahead full of treats and friends.

I chose to wear my “brand new” 60s red vintage dress that I had bought at Beacon’s closet in Brooklyn and paired it with a vintage scarf I had received as a gift, I think.

The line was long when I arrived but this year I was prepared and bought my ticket in advance so I was able to skip right to the front and inside in a matter of seconds.

I excitedly walked in and bumped right into several of my friends and spent some time hanging in the front areas near Daiya & Coconut Bliss (a favorite vegan ice cream of mine!) until our eyes pulled us in several directions and distractions ensued…

Chocolate Coconut Bliss meaning: yes, I am in bliss.

I ran right over to the Mercy For Animals table giving hugs and left my jacket there while I ran to the For The Animals Sanctuary table:

All day this happened while I ate samples of all sorts of things. I ran right over to my friend Sara’s table to say hi and give her a hug, she is the genius behind the incredible vegan marshmallows, Sweet & Sara:

I had to buy a container of Teese, a vegan cheez that tends to be quite hard to order in New York City (Perelandra will carry it soon!) and they gave me a total of 3 bags of Dandies Marshmallows over the weekend as gift! Mm Mmm…I realized that most of the samples I was waiting on-line for I had previously bought and or tried as I am a vegan “foodie”, I try everything at least once just to see if I like it or not.

I waited patiently online for my friends shop, Vegan Bodega and then made my way over to Sun in Bloom’s booth, my favorite brunch stop in Brooklyn so I can grab a mini gluten-free cookie!

Bumping into Ashley, from the PETA table, who I happen to always be happy to see because she’s one of my close friends. (Thank you for always being there for me, Ashley).

I ran over to the raw ice cream table and waited patiently with Jen & Chris, who were running the Humane League Table between PETA and VSpot. (Thanks Danny for the Quinoa!)

After running around most of the day and watching  a few panelists speak and some cooking demos, I ended up having a delicious and healthy lunch with a friend of mine at JivaMukTea, my favorite cafe in the Union Square Area. I ordered the Spicy Tempeh Caesar Salad and had a Green Machine Juice. After spending time enjoying lunch with my friend, I had to run across town and head to see my father……

Day 2, New York City Vegetarian Food Festival.

Taken and posted in The Village Voice Online…

The second day of the Vegetarian Food Festival proved to be even better than the first and I chose one of my favorite vintage floral dresses I bought at The Vintage Warehouse, pairing it with a black cardigan with bows. (I love bows!)

I still couldn’t wait to arrive some new tasty treats that I knew would be at the festival on Sunday: Vegan Sushi, my new favorite to start with. I grabbed several other samples, bought a bunch of items and received a lovely “mod” ring as a gift that had Black Beans inside of it from:  Wired up Creations(post coming soon!).

Kristy and I made plans to run around together so of course, we bumped into one another with plenty of kisses:

And ran over to try some hot sauce placing tattoo’s on us stating what we strive to be (but may never actually achieve):

Badass!

We hung with our friends; Robyn(momma to be) & Sarah, one of the head organizers for this tasty event!

Running into a few more of our friends….

Elizabeth & John-Flor ❤

While waiting on the line for The Vegan Bodega, I bumped into the owner of one of the brightest smiles I have ever seen: Annie Shannon.

Who mentioned that I should make my way to meet Michelle, the designer of Herbivore clothing. A table that I was trying to slightly, stay away from just because I knew there wouldn’t be much to persuade me to buy this cardigan, that of course: I did end up buying.  🙂 (A Happy lady, this did indeed make me..)

Herbivore Cardigan..with an Anchor. Cardigan with a vintage flavor...

Annie snapped this photo of Kristy & I:

Vegans are smart & stylish! 🙂 <-- Thanks Annie Shannon for the photo 🙂

We relaxed quite a bit more: snacking and munching away and indeed, basking in quite a bit of sugar high euphoria. We ended up being some of the last people at the festival, staying back to help a little bi and hang with my good friend, Melissa.

Saying a hello and making sure to volunteer for a minute with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Volunteering for a minute to answer some questions about The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary for The Sensual Vegetable who snapped this photo:

Photo Credit: Sensual Vegetable Blog

With Trista & David K.

That night I had made plans with Diana (Sissy!) & Kneel & Alicia who came in for the festival and was visiting from Texas.  Of course, I somehow made sure we end up at Sacred Chow for dinner!

I ordered the same dish I have been ordering recently which is the power bowl that has “Mama’s Meatballs”, Brown Rice & Collard Greens and brocoli.  Diana had brought in some special treats as she usually does: Cupcakes and Tea! Ah, my sissy knows how to really make me smile amongst plenty of other joys! Though I had indulged during the day in chocolate,  raw ice cream & marshmallows I couldn’t resist the temptation to eat any treat she brings me.

The night turned out to be such a treat as we all giggled away over our delicious dishes and it was sad to bid Alicia another farewell till the next time she is visiting here in New York City. At least Kneel gave me a few songs to sing and some advice I will never forget.

The weekend was a mix of emotions from having a great lunch with a new friend that I am glad to have gotten to know better  to seeing my close friends  and making new ones. This is what life is about: experience….

I truly had not been able to post for a while due to something personal coming up but I do need to mention a special thank you to my friends & people I care about who had rung my phone at all hours, sent text messages and brought me cupcakes(Sissy!) & just made sure I slept well for the few days that I needed them the most.

Wednesday

The day turned out to be better than the last few ones and the weather was nice as my friend Tod & I strolled on over to the NY Dosa Man, where we are regulars and gorge ourselves on delicious vegan dosa’s & Faux Chick’n drumsticks with sugarcane centers.

As we passed Cafe Wha, the cafe & Bar that Jimi Hendrix made famous, or is it the other way around? I had to get a shot of me in front of it: like a true NYC Tourist.

The rest of the night, I made sure to get home and relax, talk to some friends and take it easy…..

And nibble on high quantities of chocolate, because I can always rely on it….

02.03.12: I want candy….All the time.

Not really candy but tons of chocolate. And guess what? Now is the PERFECT time for chocolate: It’s almost Valentine’s day. This time of year reminds of sweet aromas of vanilla and rose petals flow in the wind and hearts are worn on sleeves..

I just get more passionate about my sweet tooth.

Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better
But I like candy when it’s wrapped in a sweater
Some day soon I’ll make you mine,
Then I’ll have candy all the time

I absolutely adore vintage valentines cards.

And I am preparing myself to have a very vintage valentine’s day. It’s the perfect excuse to buy great goodies at vegan bake sales like Whalentines which will donate all profits to Sea Shepherd which will be at Moo Shoes in New York City on Sunday, February 12th.

Moo Shoes sells all vegan footwear store that is located in the Lower East Side and is somewhere I tend to frequent whether it is to shop, go to an event(like bake sales or book readings!) and or just see some friends of mine who work there and pet the cats.  I always head over there to marvel at the beautiful new vegan shoe fashions out there whether I can afford it at the time or not but this Whalentines: I will be buying myself quite a bit of goodies and am likely going to share.

What is a vintage valentines, you ask? Well, considering I usually wear vintage and most likely it seems as if I might be flying solo: I will be dressing myself fashionably and for a night on the town & possibly even taking myself out on a date. Maybe even purchase some lovely lingerie from my friends line in Dublin: HoneyTrap Boudoir which reminds me of the classic sexy calendar girl retro style I always like to go for when wearing my lace little nighties. (And yes, I have many of those).

I am kind of addicted to vintage lingerie: the feel and satin that usually just drapes over my curves perfectly. We all admire this and I for one will speak on it. Lingerie is a spectacular fashion and sometimes I do not understand why most women now a day’s don’t spend time wearing it.  Its classic, it’s beauty under your clothes and pleasing when you lay between your sheets: alone or with a significant other. This is in fact an instant confidence booster to know that you look as good as you feel.

Where will I go? A classic movie at the IFC? Buying myself a lovely vintage valentine? Wait, let me stop for a moment, I LOVE vintage valentine’s. They were creative, gentle and now just pure precious: always innocent and sweet like candy, because I want candy(chocolate).
The candy of choice will be my chocolate of choice:

Occupy my heart with Fine & Raw Chocolate

Only choosing the best for myself: Fine & Raw.  I have a thing for aphrodisiacs and this exactly what it is: Raw chocolate. Ever want to make a grown woman like myself smile? I’ll give you a hint: this is it. All vegan and loving, no animal products in it what-so-ever.

Also you can purchase Sweet & Sara’s Heart Marshmallows! Delicious and smooth, I actually would love this as a treat, indeed!….

Sweet & Sara Marshmallow! All vegan.

I will dance over to one of my favorite restaurants and enjoy a candlelight dinner. So honestly, whether you are going out on a date for valentines and or taking yourself out solo or out with your friends, I think you should enjoy a classic vintage valentine’s day full of kisses full yourself or kisses for someone else. Wear a lovely dress, buy some delicious chocolate….and get your candy, lots of candy. I know I will fe3el and look beautiful where ever or however I end up on this day because to me it’s just like any other day of the year except you see a lot more red & hearts and people seem to make a point to be just a bit more sentimental. Though, I am sentimental every day, being single or with my friends or even with someone I care for: Valentines day is not just one day a year but everyday. Oh yes, while I smell of sweet vanilla.

So it’s not entirely valentines day yet and I will most likely write about it in the future and maybe my plans will change; maybe not. I already had some sweet dark chocolate covered cashews this morning: always a nice treat & a lovely nibble to wake up to.   Aphrodisiacs are a daily need.

Speaking of Aphrodisiacs: Music is my number one aphrodisiac as it eases it’s way into my heart and soul with it’s lyrics and riffs. I will be listening to some nice jazz and then some classic rock if need be. Just to set the perfect tone to my night…

Today’s outfit:

Mod about sparkling; vintage dress bought at AUH2O. Flower Pom Pom headband (my roommates!) & vintage mod pokodot bracelet.

SO obviously, this morning I was thinking of the English punk band: Bow Wow Wow, no I am not referring to the R&B/Rap artist kid of the 90s. But the genius punk band that we all have grown up listening to. The video for “I want Candy ” came out in 1981 & is still often played on the radio. Is this because it’s upbeat? Hell yes. I love that no matter what: you want to shake your bum to it. (And I’ll even do it in my lingerie! ha!) So today this song inspired my 80s “mod” outfit. Isn’t it marvelous how music can often inspire your outfits for the day? Or is that just me?

Last night I went shopping at AuH2o last night and again came out with quite a few items: The dress I wore today, some plastic colorful bracelets & a mod ring, school girl gray skirt & a striped blue long tunic with a peter pan collar (very mod).

So this year, I want chocolate…

And you can pick some chocolate and other goodies up at The Whalentines Bake Sale for Sea Shepherd at Moo Shoes (78 Orchard Street) on February 12, 2012 from 12:30 to 5:30 PM.

Dance with me on valentine’s or I’ll just be dancing to myself.

I want candy, I want candy
I want candy, I want candy…

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