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House Warming Brunch

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Photographs by Jenny Liu.

I’ve mentioned before that I moved to San Francisco in January. It’s been an incredible change of lifestyle and I’ve had a great time walking around my neighborhood, trying new restaurants and living closer to dear friends.

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Bit by bit my apartment has been becoming more “me” and feeling like home. And what has really helped me settle in has been hosting friends this past month – best friends from college stayed with me for a weekend and then Jenny came to visit from Vancouver, BC…staying up late chatting, cooking breakfasts and playing tourist in the city has made a huge difference in helping me feel good in my new digs.

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In honor of Jenny’s visit, I hosted a small housewarming brunch with Melissa and Lucila. It was a spectacularly sunny, warm morning in San Francisco so we ate outside on my porch surrounded by bougainvillea. Melissa brought some beautiful natural wine that we paired with Health-Ade kombucha for a fun twist on the bellini. I created my favorite smoothie, Melissa’s Sweet Greens (recipe here) and Melissa brought her amazing pink pancakes served blini style topped with greek yogurt and smoked salmon.

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Summer fruits were just coming into season and we hit the magical moment where apricots, dark cherries and sweet strawberries were all perfection at the same time – no more prep needed than piling in a bowl.

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What are your favorite ways to settle into a new home? What are your go-to brunch dishes?

Photographs by Jenny Liu Photography.