Shall we brunch? Nothing causes weather envy faster than being cooped up on rainy days in Switzerland seeing California friends post gorgeous pics in the sun. Beach days in January!? Of course there’s a remedy to fix gloomy day blues and it’s not the ‘beauty sun solariums’ (aka tanning beds) all over Europe. There’s nothing more refreshing than a delicious brunch wearing one of this seasons hottest, happiest shades – cobalt blue!
Here’s how to create a faux Spring feeling on an ice-cold day with family and friends. Take advantage of sunny afternoons and indoor entertaining with a light champagne brunch. As much as I miss my mom’s pancakes and California scrambled eggs with melted cheddar; I love European style brunches. To prep you own – add a savory spread of cheeses, cold cuts, marmalades, fresh squeezed OJ, plus warm croissants and cappuccinos. Brunch is served, but first comes the style. White denim and color-block cobalt heels optional….
<DETAILS by Dale> The Outfit – clutch ℅ Hobo the Original ‘Lauren Abstract,’ jeans (old) ~ Express, heels ~ Kurt Geiger on sale now at Nordstrom, watch ~ Vintage, sunglasses ℅ ~ ‘Ice Cold’ by Shady Sl*ts, sweater (old) ~ H&M, bracelet ℅ ~ Cruciani
The Brunch Diet Details – Last year, I started mentioning European diet secrets I noticed. There is a major difference between this brunch we had with my in-laws and American style breakfasts. Although there are baskets of fresh bread and croissants here in Europe; there isn’t the scrambled eggs, big fluffy pancakes, french toast, bacon, butter or syrup. It’s mainly salmon, soft-boiled eggs, greek yogurt, cheese, bread, Serano ham, marmalades and juice. The carbs are there, but the big greasy portions are not. Also missing – one of my breakfast faves. Eggo waffles.
Do you have any brunch must-haves at your family breakfasts?
Hope you’re have a great week so far!