I had been dying to try chef Kris Morningstar's California brasserie, Terrine, on Beverly Blvd.. Mainly a dinner-serving restaurant, they also serve brunch Friday-Sunday, in the late morning. I thought it would be the perfect place for Sis and I to take Mom for a Mother's Day girls' brunch. And of course, "girls' brunch" means Miss Mila is in our crew too! She'll probably write her own piece for her toddler blog.
I love all of this - brick walls, bentwood chairs, booths and mirrors. It reminds me of a restaurant in Paris where I had my 30th birthday dinner.
Gorgeous French-style bar.
Cozy lounge spot, perfect for cocktails, out on the pretty patio.
Really nice vibe out here.
Time to get down to business and order from this great brasserie menu.
First up: Charcuteries plate and really good bread!
Four delicious craft cocktails: Paloma, French 75, Terrine Mauresque and Gordon's Cup. I might need to call an Uber after this party. Who knew Mom was so wild!
Avocado toast. Enough said.
Super delicious spread! Clockwise from top left: Fish and Chips, Brisket Hash, Butter Lettuce Salad, Avocado Toast, Fried Chicken and Grits.
The fried chicken and grits was everyone's favorite dish of the day. Two thumbs up!!
Happy Mother's Day! Love you, Mom!! xx
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending YEAH! Furniture's pop-up speakeasy party with Pharmacie. The evening included a tour of the furniture line's stunning statement pieces (which I would like to own very much), fabulous craft cocktails from Pharmacie - in beautiful vintage glassware from The Hostess Haven, tray-passed delights from The Vetted Table and free oxygen from The Plant Library. It was such a lovely evening. Here's a photo tour. *Please excuse the shaky iPhone photos.
The first vignette. YEAH! describes their pieces as "classic mid-century design, reimagined with a modern California edge." I'm in!! Every piece was truly fabulous.
I love being greeted with a glass of prosecco upon arrival. How gorgeous is this champagne flute from Hostess Haven?
Lovely view of downtown through the DJ set-up.
The gentlemen of Pharmacie.
The first cocktail of the night - "The Starlet" - A martini with fresh mint.
Delicious bites from The Vetted Table.
I became an instant fan of The Plant Library - you can rent their beautiful plants for events. GENIUS.
The "Italian Swizzle" went down reeeeaaaallly easily.
Ended off the night with "The Confirmed Bachelor" - Pharmacie's take on the Manhattan. I'm tipsy and ready to buy everything. Thank you everyone for such a beautiful night! xx