Friday, April 6, 2012

entertain me -- spring brunch.

Mini delicious apple short

ATTAINABLE: J. Crew Mini Delicious Apple Short
www.jcrew.com; $54.50
There are few prints with which I'm more enamored this spring than the fun apple one that J. Crew has put out for the season. Whimsical and unique, this fruity print feels so fresh for the season. These shorts make me want to do all kinds of warm-weather things: visit farmers' markets, pick flowers, go on picnics -- and when clothing inspires you to do all of those fabulous things, I think it's a crime not to own that piece.

Brunch is undoubtedly one of my greatest vices. There's just nothing bad about it, especially in the spring: pancakes are fluffy, the sun shines down in high rays over picturesque brick patios, and orange juice comes served in the prettiest of glasses. As brunch is basically an institution in DC, I'm a sucker for going out for a great one -- but hosting can be just as fun, and I've been collecting my favorite inspirational ideas so that as soon as I have a few minutes, I can throw a fabulous one for my closest girlfriends.

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{whimsical centerpieces with sophisticated flowers via}

Easy dispensing!
{surefire way to get perfectly-shaped pancakes via}

Love a french toast kebob!
{berry-filled french toast kebabs via}

watercolor name cards
{watercolor nametags for champagne flutes via}

{cinnamon roll pops with dipping glaze via}

How have YOU been celebrating spring?
xo Josie
Thanks to J. Crew and credited sites for the photos.

32 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Those French toast kabobs are genius.

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love all those ideas!! And I love when brunch gets a little fancy-pants and girly :)

Cate said...

I need those shorts. End of story.
cate @ wildruffle.com

Vanessa. said...

I love all those ideas!

Erika said...

Gah! Those centerpieces are truly the cutest thing ever - I love!

I have been celebrating spring with pastel nail polishes! :)

Rachel M said...

I adore those centerpieces! They're so pretty!
And I'm drooling over the cinnamon roll pops. Yum!

Honey said...

i love the french toast kababs idea. brilliant. how am i celebrating spring?? hmm.. i guess buying cute clothes... :-) today i'm going to bake for my niece's b'day.

C said...

Love your ideas! you definitely have to move to Barcelona!!!
LOL!!!!

Katie said...

All those ideas are so good!

meg said...

I love these ideas! Beautiful center pieces. Usually, here..ends up more as a cook out with friends.

Now I want a brunch!

Clara Turbay said...

Great and interesting!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love the Fruit Loops centerpiece!

Clara Turbay said...

great example of style.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Mmm :)

I wish more of my friends were into brunching because I love it!

The Millers said...

First of all, that outfit is amazing! I think I need those shorts now. Love the blog. Xo

Style Servings said...

Oooh this all looks lovely, those shorts are so cute! Have a great weekend!

Rachel - Notes from my closet said...

The shorts are super cute :) I love hosting dinner parties but have never thought about hosting brunch! I need to start planning one :)

Love, Rachel

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice random post! <3

Suzie Q said...

What cute shorts!! These photos are so pretty with the yummy and delectable looking food! The flower centerpieces are too cute! I just found your blog, and it's so lovely! I'm following you now on GFC! I hope you can follow back =)

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Punctuation Mark said...

here in miami it's more like summer already... i'm celebrating by taking all my cute dresses out for a walk! happy weekend!

Melina Dulce de Leche said...

yummmmmmyyyy!!
xx

Elle Sees said...

it's been a year since i've had a brunch with friends outside. inspiration, indeed.

Tesa said...

nice blog!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I want to you have brunch with YOU, Josie. It would be fabulous.

Maria said...

Great photos. I love those shorts. Super cute!

Maria @ Orchard Bloom

MosaMuse said...

LOVE that first photo!
beautiful!
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I love the pancake batter idea and the apple pattern!! I've been celebrating spring with gingham & mimosas! :)

X
Rachel

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

French Toast KABOB??? Heaven.

beckspick.com said...

i have to try French Toast Kabobs!! x

www.beckspick.com

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beancakes said...

such a cute presentation, those flowers in the candy + colorful cereal!!
xx

STYLE'N said...

those kebabs look so cute..(just pinned it) I would love to try that for brunch.

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