* Items gifted
Summer garden brunch with Laura Ashley
Hi everyone, the ladies over at Laura Ashley let me pick some gorgeous pieces from their Summer range and I thought I would style them and show you how you can create your own at home bottomless brunch. At the moment there is a huge trend for bottomless brunch. I have to say I have experienced one or two of these bottomless brunches and I was a little worse for wear after all of the bottomless mimosas! They can also be a bit expensive so why not host your own and have the girls over to your house and host your own bottomless brunch. Save your pennies and use the money you save by treating yourself to some pretty tableware or even a pretty new outfit instead.
When it comes to styling your table you can have fun and you can show off your culinary skills ( or if you’re like me your lack of culinary skills). I picked some pieces from the garden shop on the Laura Ashley website to style my table. For my glasses, I picked these blush acrylic glasses. How perfect for serving up your bottomless mimosas or bellinis. They come in different shapes and sizes and you can get them in tumbler styles or champagne flutes too.
I also picked up the blush daisy salad bowl. You can use this for serving up the salad or even use it to serve bread. Don’t forget to pick up the matching salad serving spoons. The best thing about these pieces is that they are made from acrylic so they are picnic friendly and can be easily packed away in a cute basket for a portable picnic.
What better way to show off your perfectly poached eggs than on these cute floral plates. They come in a set of four and they were larger than expected which was great. Just like the glasses these are also lightweight and made from a plastic style material making these perfect for packing into a picnic basket. I used the adorable rabbit print tray to serve some pastries and jam off. I just thought the rabbit print was perfect in the garden.
If you have been following me for awhile you will know that I am not a pro in the kitchen but I did enjoy trying to style my brunch to make it look pretty. When it comes to serving up brunch there are tonnes of ideas. You can stock up on pastries, serve some french toast, experiment with omelettes and get creative with poached eggs with avocados. Don’t forget to wash it down with a cheeky mimosa or bellini. I love how Summer makes it more acceptable to have a cheeky mid day drink.
I also picked an outfit from the website that I thought would be perfect to wear for hosting brunch. Nothing says Summer like pretty floral prints, so I picked this cotton floral printed skirt and I teamed it with this white scalloped tee shirt. I loved that this tee is fancier than a normal tee and that it covered the tops of my arms too. I fell in love with the print of the skirt as it is really timeless and something to pull out of the wardrobe each year. This outfit is really comfy but it looks stylish too. So, if you have a few cooking disasters in the kitchen then don’t worry, your outfit will keep you cool even if your poached eggs have overheated.
Let me know if you are going to have a go at styling your own bottomless brunch. I would love to know your favourite recipes and dishes you cook for your brunch so please share in the comment section below or you can tag me over on Instagram. I hope you enjoyed today’s post. All items are currently available instore and online from Laura Ashley.
Thanks for reading.
* The items featured in this post were kindly gifted to me by the guys over at lauraashley.com
This is a great idea Catherine and I love the items you picked. Being able to have my own brunch parties in the garden is one of the things I look forward to most about buying a house x
Thanks so much for reading Victoria! I hope you get your home soon x