Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cheers to Mimosa Brunches!

Coral and Pink Love...Ady Fleur De Lis Skater Fit and Flare Dress Brown Gucci Bamboo Glasses BCBG Cream Snakeskin Print Peep Toe Heels  White Embellished Purse Pink and White Bead Necklace Iridescent bead bracelet

Coral and Pink Love...Ady Fleur De Lis Skater Fit and Flare Dress Brown Gucci Bamboo Glasses White Bead Necklace Iridescent bead


Coral and Pink Love...Ady Fleur De Lis Skater Fit and Flare Dress Brown Gucci Bamboo Glasses BCBG Cream Snakeskin Print Peep Toe Heels  White Embellished Purse Pink and White Bead Necklace Iridescent bead bracelet


Coral and Pink Love...Ady Fleur De Lis Skater Fit and Flare Dress Brown Gucci Bamboo Glasses Pink and White Bead Necklace Iridescent bead


Coral and Pink Love...Ady Fleur De Lis Skater Fit and Flare Dress Brown Gucci Bamboo Glasses White Embroidered Purse Pink and White Bead Necklace Iridescent bead bracelet


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Photography: Franz Swantko


When was the last time you went to a really wonderful Mimosa Brunch and ate way too much and swore you would never eat again?  For me, a good brunch always serves mimosas and freshly made dishes.   Let me share my reviews with you about a few of the brunches I have been to recently…

The Terranea Resort in Palos VerdesVibe: Romantic/ Peaceful/ Classy

What to Wear: classy resort wear, a classy sundress, a maxi skirt with a nice camisole and tailored jacket, a wide brim sun hat, sunglasses, dressy-casual attire, wedge sandals or espadrilles.

This brunch serves a Belgian waffle bar, rosemary crusted prime rib, roasted portabella and artichoke benedict.  When I was there they served dim sum, sushi and a great selection of breakfast pastries and desserts.  Did I also mention that they have a delicious gelato and ice cream bar?  The last time I was there, I took my girlfriend out for her birthday and we had a great time dining and catching up on life.  And yes, we did have mimosas!  Since this brunch is at a gorgeous oceanfront resort, we had the opportunity to walk around and take in the most pristine sights of the surf, sand and natural wildlife around the area.  There is so much to do and see there, you can even take your doggie on hike!  This is a great brunch to go to for a very special occasion.  If you plan on spending the whole day with someone in a romantic or peaceful setting, this is definitely the place.  The cost of this brunch is $52 for adults (totally worth it for the most gorgeous natural coastal setting, a visual experience you won’t forget).

The Loews Hotel in Santa MonicaVibe: Casual/ Classy/ Cool

What to Wear: Nice dark blue or white jeans and a flowy top, nice pants and a nice top, open toe wedge or sandals with heels, a sundress and a tailored jacket or coat, classy resort wear, large beaded or stone jewelry or small gold and silver accent jewelry.  In the colder months, I would bring a coat since it is on an outdoor patio overlooking the beach.  You can also dine inside if you want.  Also, don’t forget your sunglasses!

I went here for my birthday with a few friends and it was super fun and memorable!  This brunch is located inside of the hotel and has a view of the beach and beach volleyball players.  Some highlights of this brunch are that their omelettes, gourmet eggs benedict and waffle station are all made to order!  They also serve a variety of cheeses, and for main dishes they serve braised beef short ribs, mashed potatoes, seared Pacific salmon, gourmet pizzas, chilled shrimp cocktail, and chicken and grilled vegetable quesadillas.  For dessert, they have many items to choose from such as: mini pastries, brownies and assorted pies.   They serve mimosas and have great service!  The cost of this lovely affair is $49 per person (and it’s totally worth it for a gourmet feast overlooking the beach).


The Queen Mary in Long Beach -Vibe: Elegant/ Classy-Casual (It’s a mix of everything)

What to Wear: An elegant long evening dress, a long flowy classy sundress with nice jewelry,  a short classy dress, a floral dress with heels, nice jeans and a flowy or classy top, nice pants and a nice top with a nice tailored jacket or coat.  You can go as glam as you want and flash those jewels, if you want to feel like a princess for an hour or twoJ  Or you can wear a casual dressy outfit and sit comfortably while you mix and mingle.  It’s up to you, there is no wrong or right here.  However, I always tend to dress up, not down.


It’s On A Boat!  This brunch is a very special brunch because it takes place aboard the historical ship called the Queen Mary which made her maiden voyage in 1936.  This ship is known across the world and has hosted the rich and famous such as: Fred Astaire, Sir Winston Churchill, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo and Clark Gable.  This brunch took me on a voyage to the past with its Art Deco décor and dreamy harp music.  It was also used in military efforts in World War II.  Did I mention there is music?  Yes, there is a harpist dressed in a beautiful gown that plays on a golden harp while you dine!  She is stunning, and the music is lovely.  This brunch features over 50 dishes from around the globe.  Last time I went, I remember being so overwhelmed by all of the choices available to me, that I ate in several shifts over a couple of hours hee hee!  The food is excellent with choices like prime rib with au jus, leg of lamb with mint jus, domestic and imported cheeses, Asian style ribs, Albondigas soup, made-to-order omelettes, pancakes and eggs benedict.  They also serve champagne and mimosas here!  This room has gorgeous vaulted ceilings and lots of gold accents.  You will feel as if you are part of the royal upper class aboard this ship during this brunch.  This brunch is set in a very large ballroom and bustles with the excitement of many guests.  The customer service is impeccable here as with all of their events (I have been to many).  The price of this brunch is $55.95 (worth it for a royal brunch experience).

Which brunch sounds good to you?

Cheers to a wonderful week! 

XO Joanna 

103 comments:

  1. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  2. You look absolutely stunning! Love all of the bright colors!

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  3. Hello Joanna! You look today like Jackie Kennedy,so stylish <3

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  4. Always so elegant. I love it !
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  5. Beautiful dress very girly style
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  6. Beautiful .. you ,the Dress ,the Pics :)

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  7. What a summer outfit!!!! ladylike style ;)

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  8. Such a wonderful dress! you look utterly beautiful and stylish...and thank you for sharing your brunches suggestions.

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  9. You're a girl after my own heart! I'm not even a big drinker but it's VERY hard for me to say no to mimosas! That place with the Belgium waffle bar sounded great too! I LOVE this dress you wore and I love that you found a matching background! XO
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  10. Brunch is one of my favorite things! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. OMG just a nice dress for a special ocassion.

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  13. Wow what a cute dress! You look so chic! :)

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  14. You look gorgeous!
    I love all the bright colour xx
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  15. You look lovely! That dress is beautiful! xo Vivian

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  16. That dress is such a gorgeous color! So pretty!

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  17. wow.. that's a beautiful dress <3

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  18. Wow....you look so chic and beautiful. This is such a lovely dress and it looks perfect on you.
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  19. Amazing post dear!

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  20. Gah! They all sound incredible - now I'm starving and dying for a mimosa! Haha. Also, your dress is so gorgeous! Love, love, love it! I really like the way you styled it, too. The whole outfit is beautiful!

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  21. I so love this. Thank you for sharing and have a great day! :)

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  22. Wow! Your dress is so beautiful! You look gorgeous!
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  23. Very nice dress !i like your photos !kiss

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  24. These place all sound so wonderful! I've always adored a good brunch with mimosa's. I'm even planning my baby shower as a brunch! You look absolutely love in this dress. Love the pretty print and color!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I can't wait to see pictures from you brunch:)

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  25. absolutely love this outfit :)
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  26. Girl you are rocking this outfit from head to toe! Just stunning!
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  27. i love your dress, and the necklace goes so well with it! and i'd never say no to any kind of brunch, haha! x

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  28. What a gorgeous dress, absolutely love the ornate detailing on it! :) xo~ Lena
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  29. wow! beautiful dress!

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  30. Wow these places all sound so good! I need to attend one of these. I always end up going to a chain restaurant instead of exploring new spots in my area. I would love to check out the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica once day, since it's a mix of everything!

    You look amazing in this dress and I love how you paired it with these pearls - Creating such an elegant look. The backdrop you selected for these photos is perfect and really compliments your outfit:-). Have a great weekend xoxo

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Maybe next time you visit CA you can check it out. I hope you have a great weekend as well:)

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  31. looove this dress girl,it looks so pretty and sophisticated!

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  32. Nice look!
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  33. I love your dress, it's gorgeous! The pattern is perfect!

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  34. you are so gorgeous

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  36. hellou Joanna :)
    Absolutely stunning and beautiful look! Dress is gorgeous, I love colours :) You look so elegant and stylish !!
    have a nice sunday dear :)

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  37. WoW!!! Amazing dress! You beautiful dear! )

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  39. you look gorgeous so stylish and classy :)
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  40. You look so beautiful!!
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  41. you look beautiful. lovely dress

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  42. I love the color of your dress. Looks sexy and girly.

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  43. such a pretty dress!!!!!!!!!

    you look wonderfully feminine and chic<3

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  44. Great dress and great post! ❤️❤️❤️

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  45. Super stunning Joanna Dear. :)

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