Time flies when you have a cold, hurt your wrist doing yoga, and pass kidney stones… all in the span of 3 weeks! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to sit down and post about my first ever Paleo f(x) experience. Better late than never… I don’t know why it took me 2+ years to attend PFX, but hopefully I’ll never miss another one. Austin was AMAZING, and I can’t wait to go back. Let’s recap from the beginning:
I flew to Austin and met Jenny Casteneda (aka Paleo Foodie Kitchen) at the airport since our flights arrived at the same time. We had a hilarious encounter trying to start my Prius rental car, because WTF who would ever think to make a car start that way?! Then we made a beeline to get some great Austin BBQ. The brisket was melt-in-your-mouth status and I *may* have had a few non-paleo bites.
I was staying in a house with 6 other beautiful lady bloggers. Jenny from One Pot Paleo, Karen at Holistically Engineered, Vanessa at Plaid and Paleo, Rachel at Grok Grub, Caroline from All-American Paleo Table, and Angela at Paleo Kitchen Lab. We rented the cutest Airbnb house for the weekend and it was less than 2 miles from the convention center. During the day we worked the Page Street Publishing booth on the Expo floor with Steph from Stupid Easy Paleo and Ciarra from The Frugal Paleo Cookbook.
It was so cool meeting bloggers that I’ve been following for over 3 years! Cool but also a little bit weird because it was like, “Hey! You don’t know me but I’ve been IG stalking you for years! Wanna grab coffee?!” #awkward.
Some highlights from the weekend include:
-Meeting Primal Toad IRL and discussing Lost with him at a Paleo pot luck.
-Attending the Page Street Authors Dinner at Salty Sow.
-Having George (Civilized Caveman) recognize me as South Beach Primal and calling me out for IGing during his cooking demo.
-Being greeted at my booth by the infamous Jenni (The Urban Poser) and Ben Hulet (#coffeewithben). Probably the coolest Paleo people out there. Seeing the pair of them was like watching Brad & Angelina walk through the door.
-Watching Nom Nom Paleo‘s Umami Cooking Demo and picking up a few tricks.
-Being personally invited by Paleo Parents to their annual Pot Luck Brunch.
-Sneaking off to eat a #nonpaleo doughnut burger from Gourdough’s. Because who wants to be a Paleo perfectionist anyway?
In all, it was a jam-packed weekend full of great food and easy laughing with new/old friends. I can’t wait until next year! My only disappointments are that I didn’t get to eat sushi at Uchiko or get to meet Juli (PaleOMG) in person. Next time!