A Tropical Champagne and Sweets Brunch

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A Tropical Champagne and Sweets Brunch

 

Beverly Hills What A Thrill! If this does not bring on some major Troop Beverly Hills memories, then we can’t be friends! I kid (only a little)! Growing up, it was one of my favorite movies and I loved Phillis Neffler’s confidence and obvious sense of style. In a way, that movie has informed my own sense of unapologetic style and introduced me to one of my favorite places in Los Angeles – the Beverly Hills Hotel. I love the landscaping and tropical-inspired pink and green decor that will never get old.  I was recently thinking about a fun Valentine’s Day concept and I thought of a few of my favorite things: champagne, sweet, and palm leaves. I knew right away that I wanted to bring together some of my favorite creatives to bring to life a beautiful brunch concept.

All photos by Sadaf Murad

Brunch Decor

 

Whenever you’re planning a themed party, decor is always so important! My friend Charmain of Emblem Flowers designed these beautiful arrangements which brought together the tropical inspired fete. I asked her for a bright, tropical arrangement worthy of the Beverly Hills Hotel and SHE DELIVERED.  Jody of My Baby Olive Juice wrote the menu for the party on a large monstera leaf and then handmade the beautiful watercolor place cards.  #imean #icant. These ladies took the party concept and made it a reality.  For the table settings, I used a mix of my vintage glassware and accessories, plus my go-to white modern china.

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Champagne

 

Technically a sparkling wine, I love Sophia Blanc de Blanc.  Not only is it a light sparkling wine with elegant flair, it is also gift-wrapped in pink cellophane style evoking a peony. This makes it perfect for a girls’ brunch and pairs nicely with light desserts and sweets.  I always keep a bottle of it chilling in our fridge for a last minute gift or get together at our place. When it comes to serving cocktails or wine at a party, I always use my barcart as the serving station. It helps break up any crowding by the food station and sitting areas, but also serves as a focal point for the party.

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Sweets

 

If you’re looking for your favorite food blogger, then look no further than Leah of FreutCake.  Leah’s recipes are simple, yet delicious and oh so pretty! Leah made delicious strawberry cupcakes with champagne buttercream for the branch. They were so good we literally had to tell Alan to stop eating them while we were shooting pictures. The cupcakes paired perfectly with the Sophia champagne and I am not embarrassed to admit that I had this duo for lunch and dinner (while Alan had it for breakfast).  Head over to Leah’s blog for the delish recipe. I made sure to top off the cake with a dose of sugar, thanks to my friend Amber.

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Guests

 

I’m my mother’s daughter and I love to host parties any time of the year. I love to think of any reason to have friends over, make some food, and pop open a bottle of wine. It’s just in my DNA.  With hostessing duties comes friends who love to party – wine, dine, and laugh. Whenever I host a party, I love to invite friends from different circles so I can introduce my favorite people, but also to keep the conversation exciting!

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What to Wear

 

As a hostess what you wear does matter – trust me! If you’re throwing a themed fete, then dressing the part is half the battle! I love to wear something comfortable but with tons of personality! I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t wear one of my vintage garbs and throw on some accessories.  Next time you’re planning a party, think about what you’re wearing when you come up with the theme or concept.

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Sources

 

Brunch Concept & Styling: A Vintage Splendor | Cupcakes & Food Styling: Freutcake | Flowers: Emblem Flowers | Calligraphy: My Baby Olive Juice | Photography: Sadaf Murad

Decor: Crate and Barrel Coupes, White Plates, and Gold Chargers | Vintage Pink Plates | West Elm Rose Gold Flatware | Vintage Culver Glassware (gold) | Vintage Rattan Tray | Vintage Brass Candlesticks | Vintage Barcart | Vintage Blendo Glassware (colorful) | The Aestate Palm Leaf Print | Oh Sugar Sugar Cake Topper | Heart Straws

Furniture: West Elm Dining Table | Vintage Chairs | Jonathan Adler Chandelier | Rug | Lamps Plus Lamps | Vintage Credenza | Marble Platter | Palm Leaf Wallpaper

Outfit: Vintage Dress | Zara Heels (old) | Vintage Earrings

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11 Responses to A Tropical Champagne and Sweets Brunch

  1. Leah says:

    Loved this day! Let’s do it again soon.

  2. This is amazing!! Literally, amazing! I love everything about this post!! Can you come do this at my house?!??!

  3. This looks straight out of a magazine…I’m in awe. The tablescape is STUNNING! Call Martha Stewart – she needs you!!

    Coming Up Roses

  4. Lauryn Hock says:

    This set up is insanely gorgeous!

    xo, Lauryn
    Lauryncakes

  5. Oh my, the loveliest brunch! Beverly Hills is so fun, the pics are stunning, feel like I was invited. The flowers are stunning, such a gorgeous job decorating. I can taste those yummy sweets from here. What a fab party!

  6. Greta says:

    Your table and decor are so beautiful! You have such an eye!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  7. Kim says:

    Everything about this brunch is perfect! Every little detail was thought of and I am totally jealous of those beautiful peonies!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  8. This is my kind of party this looks so fun and I love your style

  9. Bailey

    says:

    OMG everything is so picture perfect! love all your decor!

    xoxo,
    Bailey
    Here’s The Skinny
    @baileyschwartz

  10. WHAT a cute brunch!!!! All the details, I’m just dying. Those champagne glasses are to-die! Also… I definitely feel like I need that chandelier in my life!

  11. Mandy

    says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I absolutely love what you put together!

    xoxo Mandy
    http://www.sparkleshinylove.com

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