In partnership with Whole Foods Market, Danzante, West Elm and Splendid
A couple of weeks ago I hosted a girl’s brunch at my house with the help of my personal chef friend, Natasha, and two other fashion bloggers Kelly and Christine.
I thought it would be fun to have a girl’s brunch at my house and just hang out, eat good food, and exchange experiences and knowledge about our blogging journeys. So I kicked Matt out (just kidding, he had to work), asked Natasha to bring her brunch A-game, and got started.
I met Natasha freshman year of college when she lived across the hall from me. It’s been years, but we recently reconnected via the social app. Kelly and I met last year at an event after following each other on Instagram and trying to connect. And after hitting it off virtually with Christine for sometime, this brunch was actually the first time I met her in real life! Instagram has a crazy way of connecting people and that’s one of my favorite things about the platform.
Whole Foods Market was gracious enough to provide us with a gift card so that we could cook with seasonal and local items. We incorporated in-season items like pomegranates, figs, potatoes, and butternut squash to give our brunch a taste of fall. Here in Los Angeles, sometimes food is the only connection we have to a season since it always stays so warm, even into fall and winter. Natasha even spruced up our water with lavender and pear slices for some subtle flavor. What an easy way to up the ante on a regular pitcher of water, no?
Natasha made a delicious spread of food for us using simple, real ingredients from Whole Foods Market. The best part about all of it? You don’t have to be a private chef to create any of these recipes. They are all super easy and use common ingredients. I always hate when a recipe calls for some very random, hard to find item that you have to travel to five stores for. Not here! We got everything at Whole Foods Market. Find your closest store here.
Click through each of the below to see what we had at our girl’s brunch, and how to make it all:
- A seasonal frittata with butternut squash, goat cheese, and chard
- A delicious arugula salad with horseradish dressing (make a bunch of dressing and use it all week!)
- Rosemary smashed potatoes
Of course brunch isn’t brunch without some bubbly, right? I’ve always wanted an excuse to create a DIY mimosa bar. They’re easy to set up and it’s fun to add in a customizable moment for guests. All you really need are a couple of carafes and labels. I got the tags and jute on Amazon, and then tried my hand at some fancy cursive with a metallic marker. (I also did the same thing for name settings by tying the string around fabric napkins for a no-fuss set up.) Then, I arranged everything in a tray to keep it as a dedicated station, with some mixed berries to drop into the glasses.
Grapefruit, orange, and limeade juices provided different citrus flavors to mix in with Danzante Prosecco. This dry yet fruity, bubbly Italian wine made for a refreshing drink for our brunch. Plus, Prosecco was a fun alternative over typical Champagne.
I am obsessed with home décor and I wanted my home to look a little extra special for this brunch. I’m always on the quest to make my rooms look like they belong in magazines. My local West Elm helped de-clutter my living room, dress my space, and add some style to my tabletop. Our house has a lot of gray and white, so they brought light pink, navy, and gold pieces. It all helped to add some simple color (nothing too over-the-top) while tying everything together. I linked some of the items at the bottom of this post so you can shop them.
We all had so much fun chowing on Natasha’s yummy feast, sipping on Danzante Prosecco, and just having a great day. All in all it was a successful girl’s brunch!
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P.S. A special thanks to Splendid, who gifted us with comfy clothing that we could cook and lounge in.
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Mimosas are always a must! I definitely need to try this!
Yes! It’s so easy to set up a little DIY bar! And so fun!
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