Monday, July 29, 2013

A Blue and White Brunch Part Two

Hi all! How was the weekend? Ours was a lovely, three-day affair full of friends, food and a whole lot of fun. But I'm not too blue to be back to reality with a lovely sunny summer week ahead.

Shall we start Monday off on a blue note? As promised, here's another look at the Blue and White Brunch I hosted last month.

As much as the theme was blue and white (the guests even dressed in blue and white), the vision started with pink - peonies were giving up their last gorgeous blooms and I imagined a blue and white table spiked with pretty pink blossoms.

We started in the kitchen with coffee, tea, and a cocktail - La Rosette, which I spied on the This is Glamorous tumblr. Just St. Germain, Pink Champagne and a rim sprinkled with lavender sugar. A divine sip for a summer bash!

For brunch, we nibbled on croissants, Ina's blueberry scones, and Gwyneth's gluten-free banana date muffins (which actually weren't bad as a gluten free option).  A tomato-basil tart, sausage and limoncello fruit salad were a hit, as was "It's Never Too Early For Chocolate" coffee cake.

The most delicious part? Sitting around talking about just about everything under sun and enjoying the company of dear friends. A perfect way to celebrate a blue-sky day in June.

What's your favorite thing to serve at brunch?


  1. Hello Jeanne

    And I bet your guests lingered in your gracious hospitality. I love your entertaining style.
    Have a glorious week

    Helen xx

  2. What a beautiful (and yummy!) spread. We love to serve a frittata and Ina has a great recipe for one. Easy to cook and easy to serve!
    C + C

  3. Beautiful AND delicious - perfect combo in my book!!

  4. You have impeccable taste, my friend. We're so lucky to be the recipients of your creativity - on so many levels! XOXO

  5. Sourds like a perfect day. I lové St. Germaine and cant wait to try thé cocktail.

  6. I haven't hosted brunch in a very long time but this has certainly inspired me. The flowers are fabulous and blue and white is a favorite.

  7. Peonies, herend, and blue canton...perfection. I need a big girl brunch...who better to spoil than good friends. Yum!

  8. ahhhhhh. what a yummy brunch, and i spy betsy eby as well! gorgeous, jeanne. and i'll need more details on the chocolate coffee cake.:)

    have a wonderful new week.


    1. Michele, I put that photo with Betsy in it just for you! The link to the coffee cake recipe is embedded in the post - it's a Godiva recipe I found online. It was pretty simple to make (I'd never made a coffee cake before) and was pretty darn yummy!
      Hope you have a wonderful week, too! XO

  9. Gorgeous and deeeeee-lish, Jeanne! Your pink peonies were an unexpected twist. And just lovely. Thanks for sharing more from this beautiful brunch.
    x Loi
    PS - My favorite brunch food to serve is either quiche or eggs benedict.

  10. So pretty Jeanne, my absolute favorite is your beautiful artwork gracing each table setting...lucky guests!!

  11. It all looks delicious, and blue and white are my two middle names!
    Occasionally we sit down to stacked egg,bacon,feta,tomato and basil on a Sunday:)

  12. Jeanne,
    Your friends surely must feel very special to sit at such a chic blue and white brunch with such scrumptious bouquets and a feast for all the senses. Now do tell us about the lively conversation~ won't you?

    For Brunch we love to serve a sort of Scandinavian smorgasbord of items, a variety of salads, herring, pickles, and lots to choose from or Salade Nicoise - or Salade Caprese during the summer.
    Rose Wine or something bubbly.

  13. Wow! What a fabulous party! Love the peoney centerpiece, blue and white tablescape and scones!!! Yummy menu--who woul'nt love to be invited?

    xo Barbara

  14. so incredibly gorgeous! I'm in love with it all!

  15. Love knowing that your "blue and white" party was originally inspired by some pretty pink peonies!! :) I think I'll have to try La it combines some of my favorite things and the only thing better than sipping out of a champagne glass is sipping out of one rimmed with lavender sugar! My kind of party!!! I'm sure your friends are still talking about it!

    xoxo Elizabeth



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