Hello from San Francisco! I’m in the city for the 3rd Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival and having a blast so far. Hubby and I arrived into the city yesterday afternoon and checked into our cute, little, old-but-renovated hotel room. It’s very cozy!
We weren’t even in the city for an hour before I got into shopping trouble, but there was a Lululemon between our hotel and where I needed to check into the festival. I’ve never been to one, but have read many wonderful things about their running and yoga gear in the blogosphere. And I’ve been putting off buying new winter running pants for too long, clearly this was why!
They weren’t cheap at all! But looked amazing on me and so comfortable and supportive. Okay, they made my butt look awesome. I was seriously thinking of posting a pic from me dancing in the dressing room. I already know I’m gonna need to do a lot of running after this festival!
After getting side tracked, I did get checked into the festival and picked up the Foodbuzz goodie bag.
Lots of great loot this year including a cocktail book, Godiva luxo coffee, Oxo peeler which I can never have too many of, coffee mug, and fun samples.
The first hour was for cocktails, appetizers, and chatting on the first floor. Good thing for me the appetizers were sponsored by Sabra hummus.
There were lots of gorgeous veggies and chips for dipping in the many hummus varieties.
And toasted chickpeas which were pretty good, like low-fat, high fiber peanuts with more crunch.
I enjoyed plenty of hummus and wine, not a bad combo at all.
Along with these tasty vegan bruschetta bites.
I spent a lot of time meeting and swapping cards with many wonderful bloggers, but ended up spending most of the 2nd half with these wonderful ladies – Katie from Healthy Diva Eats, Sara of Nourish and Flourish, and Gina of Veggie Couture.
But dinner was lacking in vegan options.
Good thing I stuffed on plenty of hummus and veggies before!
The dessert buffet was a fun frenzy of picture taking and plate loading.
Not too many vegan options, good thing I was too full to care. But there was chocolate coconut dessert hummus that was, uh, interesting.
I liked the coconut flavors, but the texture was different, unexpected for a dessert, and barely sweet. Not my favorite and I probably won’t be experimenting with dessert hummus recipes anytime soon after trying it.
It was a wonderfully long and fabulous day, I left the event around 9:30 PM and, while a lot of blogger groups were heading out for a night on town, sleepy me headed back to the hotel to relax with hubby – I know, I’m a wild woman. :-)