Bigger and better than ever, the daylong health and wellbeing festival featured some amazing names in the London food world, lectures and demonstrations, exercise classes, book signings and all things health and wellness. Organised by the team behind PearDrop and the Columbo Group, tickets for the festival were £17 and so worth a gorgeous day out – even just for the buzzing atmosphere.
I thought I’d share just a couple of my favourite photographs from the day.
My favourite of the spaces saw hundreds of people, friends, family, sat together on huge long benches, covered in flowers, books and insanely delicious food from the market stalls located in a circle around them. Sweet Virtues ‘roll your own raw truffles’ workshop was just one the free sessions I caught the end of and loved in the ‘have a go’ corner.
Hemsley + Hemsley observed from the side, happily greeting fans and serving their famous bone broth. Pip + Nut, The Hardihood, Raw Press, Raw Halo, Qnola, Urban Fruit and many more also served food, sold goodies or chatted to attendees, but it was the stunning food stalls from PearDrop and Nama Foods (note the beautiful raw pizza above and blueberry cheesecake below) that just topped my favourites list.
I didn’t pay to attend any of the lectures but talks and demonstrations by Tanya Mayer, The Good Life Eatery, Gizzi Erskine and Gluten Free Rosie among others were fantastic, with The Good Life Eatery ‘starting your own food business’ and Gluten Free Rosie’s ‘the Mediterranean diet. nutritional benefits and lunchbox ideas’ talks, personal favourites of those that I saw.
More names located in the market place included Potage, 26 Grains, and Sister and Co with their amazing coconut oil (remember this turmeric and coconut oil face mask?), while the very cool Amelia Freer, Green Kitchen Stories and of course Deliciously Ella were on hand for book signings in between giving lectures.