|Jenny from super vegan resto My Kitch'n, about to make her grand entrance.|
What I definitely hadn't expected was for the soiree to be a who's-who of the vegan Parisian gliteratti. Stepping across the threshold and into the open and airy space, I immediately spotted Amelie Pieron, who hosts amazing pop-up vegan events in Paris and Montreal. (I was lucky enough to attend one of her raw events a couple of years ago.) Next, I spied Marie LaForet, a blogger and cookbook author who's work I've long admired. Could it get any better? Well, there was Ona herself, more beautiful in person than in her lovely photos--and behind her, Sebastian Kardinal, the dapper dude/creative talent behind the vegan lifestyle blog Kardinal.fr and VG-Zone. Woopwoop!
|Sebastian, Elodie, Jenny, and Marie strike a pose.|
|Ona, in the vivid turquoise scarf, holds court in her palatial digs.|
|Isa Chandra was there, too!|
|Vegan powerhouses/local celebs Amelie Pieron and Ona Maiocco.|
|This creamy, nutty, chocolately confection was the best thing I'd scarfed down in ages.|
|Pretty awesome: Lovely Ona kindly gave me a copy of her nearly-sold-out cookbook. I can't wait to make the Apricot and Lavender Creme biscuits ((swoon)).|