VegFest and a Body Bag

Our city hosted its first VegFest on the weekend. I wore my body bag. Did you know that’s what they call fanny packs in Germany? They use the English words body bag! Apparently, fanny packs are back in style. I bought this one with a colourful, delicious, fruity pattern at a craft sale at Christmastime. This is my first time wearing it and its perfect for the occasion!

My granddaughter with her uncle (her dad’s brother).

Sea Shepherd was there and you can read more about our adventure on board the Martin Sheen vessel in Seattle.

Their mission: “Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.”

Frog Hollow Farm Sanctuary sells beautiful crossbody bags to raise money for feed for the animals. There are several delightful animal prints to choose from.

My pearl gray tank top has lace detail and a ruffled hem with a racer back. I bought it 7 years ago at Hollisters.

These crinkled white palazzo pants are cropped with slits and pockets on the sides. I never need to iron them. I bought them 10 years ago at Spanner.

Cherry earrings with a matching pendant, colourful bracelets and red vegan sandals complete the outfit.

There were long line ups for all the delicious vegan food.

Check out Maria’s blog for some sweet vegan recipes.

Did you ever use fanny packs? Do you think they are passé?



About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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26 Responses to VegFest and a Body Bag

  1. jesse.anne.o says:

    That’s hysterical that they call it a body bag! I started using one again since they’re “in” now and they’re useful (mine is a vintage Le Sportsac floral one with black trim). I like your new fruit one!

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  2. Bob says:

    As always, an entertaining read delightful to the senses. You take care that your accessories complement or match ….. even the VegFest signage!
    The body bag wears well on either your right or left side.
    I prefer the “body bag” terminology.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I like the term body bag too! You are very observant, I did change my body bag to the other side for the photo by the sign. 🙂

      The future is vegan!


  3. purpleslob says:

    Oh dear, Carmen!! Fanny packs were NOT my first thought when I saw “body bags”!!
    I love those pants! Wish I could find some!!
    No iron?? Now you’re singing my song!

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    • carmen says:

      I know! When I heard that in Germany they say body bag, I was surprised. They use a lot of English words in German but many people won’t know what body bags really are. Although, it is a good name for these little bags, right?

      So, I’m not the only one who doesn’t like ironing. 😉



  4. utesmile says:

    We call them Bum Bags, and they are so useful, I got one too. I do love your fruity one though, much nicer than the plain dark blue one, I have. If in fashion or not I do like them. Your outfit looks so summery and light, love it, specially the trousers, mainly because you don’t have to iron them. I do not like ironing…..

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    • Bob says:

      I too wear a bum bag…..a wallet in the hip pocket only causes discomfort…. 🙂

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      • carmen says:

        They are also called bum bags here too. I prefer the German term body bag. Although body bag has an entirely different meaning in English. I don’t like ironing either, so these are great palazzo pants. The fabric is lighter than a feather, cooler than shorts and keeps the sun off.

        Thanks for your visit! 🙂


      • carmen says:

        Oh my, Bob! You must have a lot of money in your wallet if it causes discomfort. 😉


  5. sandypatti says:

    What a cool festival, Carmen. I love the theme. You look cool and summer-y, and so pretty! xo


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  6. Jodie says:

    What a fabulous celebration!! I have seen the fanny packs making a comeback, but I don’t have one yet…..I’m sure I will try them again. Especially if I can get a colorful one like yours, Carmen!!

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    • carmen says:

      I’m sure we’ll be seeing more fashionable fanny packs. I have one from the 1990s that looks like a watermelon slice. I’m glad I kept it and plan to wear it again. It’s perfect for a cell phone and money. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!


  7. These red shoes and fit the whole

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  8. josep-maria says:

    How interesting this festival, and how beautiful your look for the visit. The little bag is cute and all the accessories are very nice. The linen pants are beautiful and the shirt is perfect on your beautiful figure. Beautiful photo of your son and your granddaughter, she seems to be happy with her uncle. The look, without the bag, is very delicate and elegant. The color of the top is so close to your eyes, it is a wonderful combination. You look really beautiful in the photos.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I have been to several VegFests in other cities and I’m so glad that our city had one now. It makes me very happy to see so many people that have compassion for animals and care about our environment. 🙂

      Vegan for life!


  9. Ralph says:

    Lovely post dear Carmen 🙂
    They call that type of waist bag in the UK ……. Bum Bag.
    I have one. They are really useful when travelling 🙂 ❤

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  10. Maria says:

    Lovely piece! I love the outfit and it looks like such a great day out at veg fest! Thank you for linking me in! And I have to admit I am guilty of the fanny pack, or bum bag as we call it here 😜❤️

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Maria! VegFest was fun, but we’re having a heatwave and I didn’t bring a hat because I thought it was going to be an indoor event. I have another fanny pack from the last century, it looks like a watermelon slice, really cute! They are very practical.

      I plan to make the lemon drizzle cake as soon as the weather cools a little because we don’t have air-conditioning and the oven will heat up the house.


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      • Maria says:

        It sounds wonderful, although I hope you didn’t get sunburnt! Enjoy the lemon drizzle cake, it is a personal favourite of mine and my little sisters for whom I usually bake it – very refreshing especially in this heat! ❤️

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  11. carmen says:

    Lemon drizzle cake

    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 125g caster sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • Half a teaspoon of baking powder
    • 200ml oat/almond milk
    • 100ml rapeseed/vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tbs golden syrup
    • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
    • 100g icing sugar


    • Preheat over to 180C.
    • Line and grease a 1kg loaf tin
    • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix in milk, oil, lemon juice and zest, and golden syrup. Mix using an electric whisk.
    • Pour into tin and bake for 35 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
    • While cake is baking, heat the lemon juice from 1 lemon and dissolve icing sugar into it.
    • Prick the baked cake all over while it is still warm and pour the icing sugar all over it.

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