Category Archives: Brunch

LENSCRAFTERS-1LENSCRAFTERS-3LENSCRAFTERS-4LENSCRAFTERS-2LENSCRAFTERS-5I recently went to LensCrafters  to experience a Clarifye exam. The entire process was quick and easy thanks to the innovative technology used to fast track the process of perfecting your prescription and monitoring eye health. Anyone who wears contacts or glasses has experienced sitting in the doctor’s chair trying to determine which one of the lettered screens looks clearer. For me it was always the most frustrating part of the exam.  Clarifye, eliminates that process allowing you to breeze through the appointment giving you more face time with your optometrist. I was so happy with how my appointment went, I plan to keep going to LensCrafters on an annual basis.  It didn’t hurt that I got my glasses the same day as the eye exam.

A huge thank you to LensCrafters for inviting me to Art Basel this year and hosting a beautiful, artful brunch.

*This post was created in collaboration with LensCrafters.

ACAI_BOWL_SMOOTHIE-1Sam and I recently started making our own Açai bowls. They’re super easy and make a great breakfast or a healthy alternative for dessert.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp Açai powder

1 bag frozen strawberries

4 tbsp honey

1 cup blueberries

2 cups almond milk

(for toppings)

bee pollen

raspberries

blueberries

dehydrated pineapple

Makes 4 servings

Directions: 

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add almond milk as necessary for consistency. Assemble by putting fresh blueberries and bee pole in the bottom of the jar. Add Açai mixture to jar then garnish with blueberries, bee pollen, raspberries, and dehydrated pineapple.

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BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-1BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-7BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-2BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-3BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-6BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-4A few snaps from lunch at one of the most iconic LA haunts, The Beverly Hills Hotel. This outfit incorporates 3 of my favorite trends for fall; metal chokers, block heel pumps, and statement sleeves. I like combining all 3 trends while maintaining a muted color palette and minimal accessories.

Sam and I are off to NYFW for a few days, followed by our very first trip to Washington DC. If you’re from the DC area, please leave us some suggestions on what to do/see/eat while we’re there.

Wearing: Dress – Anthom, shoes – Miista, necklace – Jenny Bird, sunglasses – Céline, bag – Chanel

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I whipped up this  recipe for mini blistered tomato tarts on a whim the other day. It ended up being surprisingly easy and delicious. Perfect for cocktails parties or a quick lunch.

Ingredients:

1 sheet puff pastry

1 cup Ricotta

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1.5 cups cherry tomatos (halved)

Basil (finally chopped)

Chives (finally chopped)

Salt & Pepper

1 Pinch of Herb de Provence

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Directions:

Preheat the over to 375°F and let your puff pasty thaw. Heat up olive oil in a skillet on high. Once the oil is hot, cook cherry tomatoes letting them blister. Create a filling with Ricotta, Parmesan, herbs and seasoning. Once the pasty sheet is thawed, cut it into squares. Spread the filling on each square and add the blistered tomatoes on top. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and flaky. Serve hot with a few shavings of fresh Parmesan.

Happy Sunday and Enjoy!

Tacos are the gift that keeps on giving.  These breakfast tacos are nothing ground breaking, but the vegan option with roasted cauliflower is an excellent alternative for brunch.  Plus it’s breakfast tacos. They’re always a good idea.
Ingredients:
6-8 corn or wheat tortillas
 6 eggs
1/2 head cauliflower
Lots and lots of guacamole
Salsa or hot sauce
Potatoes or hash browns (optional)
Pinch of cumin
 Pinch of smoked paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Directions:
Preheat the oven at 400°. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and evenly cover in all the spices and a drizzle of oil. Roast for 10-15 or until soft and golden. Scramble the eggs to your liking.  Season everything to taste. Assemble the tacos. The vegan option gets the cauliflower and the rest get the eggs. Easy.  I like my guacamole on the bottom and the salsa on top. But that’s just me. Go crazy with it and happy Sunday.