House Warming Brunch
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are your favorite ways to settle into a new home? What are your go-to brunch dishes?
Photographs by Jenny Liu Photography.