#veryberrypicnic. Wow. I really don’t know what to say. It was incredible.
Last Thursday I hosted my first event ever. Very spontaneusly, to be honest, since I only anncounced it two days earlier. So many of you had told me that you’d love to meet me now that I’m in Cologne (pinch me please, you guys are crazy!) and when I organise something, I want it to be something amazing. So we needed an idea to make it spectacular.
And oh, it was beyond spectacular.
I organised a picnic to which everyone had to contribute something edible. Preferably vegan, but not necessarily. The best dish would win a prize. Apart from that several amazing brands contributed to the picnic. Immergrün sent us salads, curry, wraps and yogurt parfaits and we got lots of amazing smoothies and superfood snacks from Berioo. My best friend Timm (I’m always so so so thankful for his help, I’d have no idea what to do without him!) and I made sure we had picnic blankets, plates and cutlery. Oh and decorations. When Lottie organises a picnic it has to look like out of a children’s fairytale. That’s why we also got balloons, lacey tablecloths, dotted napkins and lampignons… yes, I love it when it’s almost a bit too cheesy!
Before the picnic I was incredibly nervous that there wouldn’t be any people coming, even despite the Facebook-signups. But I shouldn’t have worried! There were a lot of lovely girls (and boys) from Dortmund, Bonn, Bochum, so even quite far from Cologne. And even another Finnish girl! So cool!
So, what else should I say? I think the pictures say a lot already. We said at the Rhein, the food was incredible, in the end my outfit was way too tight, we talked about sports, musicals, hobbies and travels, we got along so well and everyone left home with at least one wrap and a smoothie and a piece of cake. Oh, now that I’m mentioning that cake – it was the best. Kathi won the first prize for the best dish and she so deserved it. I was way too full but I couldn’t stop eating here vegan Raspberry cake with silk tofu inside.. mhh!
And guess what! People liked the picnic so much that there will be another one this Wednesday in Berlin already! Two picnics in one week, this is crazy! You guys are the best as you’re the ones that make it possible. I hope to see as many of you as possible on Wednesday (sign up for the picnic here), and I can’t wait for the #veryberrypicnic-Hashtag to grow.
I love you all!