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3 MUST HAVES FOR BRUNCH

3 Must Haves For Brunch

Where should I do brunch? I didn't know I would become one of those people. You know the annoying one that people make memes about. Since "bitches love brunch." Apparently, we do. We really do. To not fall completely into the stereotype. I only have brunch once a month with friends. One of my favorite places to have it is TART Restaurant in Los Angeles. But there's a lot of fantastic brunch spots in SoCal.

I love a good brunch. It usually leaves me buzzed the whole day. Though it doesn't seem like an event that people can mess up. They still manage to fail when it comes to planning a good brunch with friends. I've compiled a simple list if followed will yield beautiful brunch results.

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Location, Location, Location

When picking a brunch spot you want to find one that has a great ambiance. Here in Los Angeles where the weather is great. It’s always a nice touch to have a brunch where you can sit outside or have a killer view. It makes the brunch lively and makes for fantastic photo opportunities. Because do you even brunch if you don’t put it on the gram? Put into consideration where everyone is coming from. Everyone needs to take a lyft or uber when partaking in true brunch fashion (drinking).

Good Company

Now it’s time to pick your brunch gang. In keeping the stress levels down. When it comes to splitting the check, I always keep the group to 4-6 people. Any more and it can become a hassle to find a table to fit people at a popular place. You also want to make sure you pick fun people to enjoy this brunch with. Good stories, laughter, and fun are a must! So try to avoid that friend that complains when her water slices aren't cut to precision.

Bottomless Drinks

This is my number one! Not all restaurants have realized that bottomless drinks are a must. You don’t even have to do them all day! A lot of restaurants put a time limit of 1-3 hours for the bottomless drinks. Now, when picking your place you might have to try a few places until you find your “Home” brunch spot. I love TART because I’ve been a few times now. Each time I’ve gotten a wonderful waitress that has HOOKED IT UP. Always topping off the mimosas and giving more. That is what you want! If you’re paying $25 for bottomless, you want that champagne and OJ flowing.

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Those are my tips on creating a fun Brunch experience with friends. This will help you build a tradition that keeps you connected and making memories.

What are your favorite places to brunch? Let me know in the comments!

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KAT&GAB Vintage Loves

Cute LA and KAT&GAB Collaboration

Kathleen De Almeida and Gabby Blandino-Vasquez are two ladies on a mission to create their own opportunities. Best friends since childhood, they recently founded the online boutique, KAT&GAB. Their unique store carries a little bit of everything: vintage finds, handmade clothing, home decor, upcycled goodies and refurbished furniture. I love what they did to the jewelry armoire with chalk paint (below).The inspiration behind KAT&GAB is fueled by Kathleen and Gabby's desire to save money for college. 

KAT&GAB Refurbished Jewelry Box
KAT&GAB Refurbished Chalk Jewelry Armorie

 Always one to root for entrepreneurs and small businesses, I was honored when they asked to collaborate on an outfit post. They sent me a lovely vintage wool skirt, silk blouse and handmade patterned denim shorts. What's unique about KAT&GAB is the joy and care given to bring these vintage finds new life. There is a personal touch put in every item they sell. They'll even create custom designs. Given the passion of these budding entrepreneurs, the possibilities are endless with what they can create.

Cute LA x KAT&GAB levi shorts silk blouse vintage
Cute LA Kat&Gab Vintage Wool Skirt
Cute LA Kat&Gab Vintage Silk Blouse and Upcycled Levi Shorts

KAT&GAB is well on their way to becoming a successful small business and lifestyle brand.  With their sharp eye for style KAT&GAB will inspire you to find the beauty in vintage. I'm confident this is just the beginning and their college dreams will come to fruition in no time. Then, they'll be unstoppable.

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Two girls taking life into their own hands! What do you think of KAT&GAB?

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