Champagne Brunch at The Mission Inn

October 24, 2016

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Life is full of so many wonderful experiences worthy of experiencing. In most cities, great brunch spots don’t take reservations have line ups out the door. Lucky for me, this weekend Tom surprised me with reservations to The Mission Inn. Voted as the #1 Best Historic Hotel by USA Today, The Mission Inn is very well known for their historical architecture, lovely courtyards and of course, their dining experience, including their champagne brunch.

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The Property
The Mission Inn is heavily influenced by various architectural and cultural influences around the world, including Italy, Spain, China and Japan. You’ll see a pagoda in one area, and beautiful fountains and pillars in another. There are lovely tiles and bougainvillea-covered out in the courtyard. They’re truly picturesque. It’s a great little spot to wander around. It rained, so unfortunately we didn’t see everything, but we admired what we could and greatly appreciated the elegant feel of the warm cozy interiors and juxtaposition of the lightness from the exterior. With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, visitors could stumble upon pumpkins around the hotel grounds. Walking around meant it didn’t take us long before we were famished, so we headed to the dining room to get seated in a spacious room with really tall ceilings and cozy leather seats.

The Food
The moment we sat down, our waitress introduced herself and filled our glasses with water, juice and champagne. The buffet brunch is largest I’ve had. The extensive menu ranges from seafood, such as ceviche, crab legs and shrimp, to typical breakfast fare items including pancakes, waffles, hash browns, applewood smoked bacon, eggs benedicts and custom omelettes. They have an entire table dedicated to ham, cheese, breads and crackers and multiple tables for hot lunch items such as prime rib steak served the way you like, baked salmon, stuffed chicken and of course, a really large dessert table to close out the entire dining experience. Needless to say, we were stuffed at the end.

The Experience
We both enjoy fine dining, but also love checking out dives with amazing food. Tom and I have been lucky enough to have had a few champagne brunches around the world, and this is definitely one of the best experiences we’ve had. It helps that the staff was attentive and the chefs did a great job preparing the food.

Recommendations
Book reservations, as they won’t take walk ins. When doing the champagne brunch, get waffles topped with maple syrup and add fresh berries and creme fraiche. They were delicious. For the main, if you like prime rib or baked salmon, definitely go for these. Finish off with bread pudding, chocolate dipped strawberries and cinnamon rolls. After the meal, walk off all the food and stroll around the grounds to admire the courtyard and grounds. It’s a lovely properly with little courtyards and lovely architectural elements. Finally, dress up and have fun!

Have you ever had a champagne brunch? What was your favourite brunch experience? What would you wear to a pretty little champagne brunch? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

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Xo,

Miki

Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ.

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120 Comments

  • Reply Camille October 24, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Great post, thanks for sharing. Beautiful look, I love your style and brunch sounded delicious 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

      Thanks so much Camille! The brunch was very delicious. You should check it out if you’re ever in the area!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Noma October 24, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I love the dress and jeans combo espcially with a gorgeous lacy piece like that.
    Great photos. 🙂

    XoXo Noma

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Daria October 24, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Beautiful photos!!! The location is stunning!

    XO

    Daria

    http://www.dbkstylez.com

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

      Thanks so much! It’s definitely a pretty spot!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Cara October 24, 2016 at 8:43 am

    you look so chic!
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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Cara!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply molly October 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Looks like such a fun time!!

    Xx
    Molly
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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:56 am

      It was! Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply The Fashion Folks October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am

    The brunch sounds amazing, anything with champagne and lots of food and I’m down for it! Also, loooove this outfit. The top is gorgeous! Xx

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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Haha. I feel the same! Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Camila October 24, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    You always make me want to go to the places you go to! I love this outfit and it is perfect!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:57 am

      You’re so sweet Camila! I hope you get a chance to visit when you’re in Southern California!
      Have a beautiful week. Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jessi Malay October 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love the ambiance at this place girl!! Definitely need to try it out Xx

    XO, Jessi
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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Thanks Jessi. Definitely a great spot with girlfriends!

      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sharon Wu October 24, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    LOVE that top! I would totally wear it with over the knee boots haha the details are so pretty <3 You look gorgeous, Miki! xo, sharon

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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:58 am

      Thanks! I love the idea of doing it with boots, only my torso is short, so the transparent part of the lace goes below my hips hahaha.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Aleeha October 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    All the lace on that dress is so pretty, very elegant!
    Aleeha xXx
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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:58 am

      Thanks so much! I love lace.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Taislany October 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Wow, such a lovely blog! Great photos

    Lots of Love,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:58 am

      Thanks so much!! That means a lot to me. 🙂 Have a great day babe.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Lydia Webb October 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go there! Your photos are beautiful. I definitely want to go soon!!

    Xo, Lydia
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    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:59 am

      Oh, I hope you go for a visit soon then! Definitely worth checking out. 🙂
      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jenn Hanft October 24, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Such a gorgeous top!! You styled it so well! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have yet to try a champagne brunch but it sounds so divine.

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • Reply miki October 28, 2016 at 1:59 am

      Yes, you absolutely need to do a champagne brunch. Do it with a bunch of girlfriends or a significant other. It’ll be so much fun! Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Bukky October 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I absolutely love the lace top! And the food looks spectacular.

  • Reply Diana October 24, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    so nice of your husband to book hotel. I need to check it out since we are traveling in November. love your outfit. And I never did champagne for brunch.

    • Reply miki November 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Diana! You’d definitely have to try a champagne brunch sometime! This place has a great one.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui October 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Just adore this lace dress on you babe! It’s soo elegant and chic. 🙂

    xoxo
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    • Reply miki November 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Atsuna!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Linh Dao October 24, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    That top is to die for babe! I’m obsessed with lace so this is definitely my style! Thanks for sharing!

    Love Linh
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks Linh!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply yuka October 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    wow that top is so eye catching! I love the lace details! also the food here looks heavenly!

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks Yuka! I am obsessed with lace.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply brenda October 25, 2016 at 1:30 am

    The lace dress is fantastically fantastic.. And the pictures are so very cool.

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Brenda!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Marianne Sophia October 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I love your outfit, you looks amazing! It looks like a lovely place there. I hope you had a wonderful time! 🙂

    Much love,
    Marianne x http://www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Marianne! Had such a great time! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Candace October 25, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Never had a champagne brunch before, but I’m sure interested in trying now. That food sounds so yummy!

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      I highly recommend trying one. It’s so good!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sophie October 25, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful white outfit and I love the place. So gorgeous. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Lovely post and you’ve got a great blog.
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Sophie! That’s so sweet. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo October 25, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I love a champagne brunch 😀 And what a beautiful place to have it in! Gorgeous dress btw!

    xo, Jo
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks Jo! Me too. Champagne brunches are just too good!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Fe Samaia October 25, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I absolutely love the top you are wearing! I would totally wear it myself 🙂 Also thank you for sharing about your experience it sounds like an amazing spot!

    xoxo
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/5-amazing-things-you-can-find-at-the-flea-market/

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      It is. Hope you get a chance to stop in. Such a lovely brunch!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Gigi October 25, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This place looks so dreamy! And the food sounds delicious too!!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      It is! Thanks Gigi!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jo October 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love that lace top, very feminine look! How nice it is that you could travel to so many places!! Beautiful images and memories captured, Miki!

    Xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks girl. I like to always be on the move, even when it’s not always possible. lol Enjoy your week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply the Fashion Matters October 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I love the location! wow!

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Definitely a lovely spot. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Tori October 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This sounds/looks like an amazing place my dear! You had the perfect Outfit for the Champagne Brunch.
    So elegant, feminine and still stylish! Love it! <3

    Love,
    Tori https://abouttori.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks Tori! Have a lovely week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply samira radmehr October 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    what a great post babe, thanks for sharing! love that top so much also, the lace is perfect and you wear it so well!! such a great look for brunch!

    xo, samira

    http://www.leathertolunch.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Samira! I love the lace dress. So comfy! Enjoy your week beautiful!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Carmen October 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I am absolutely loving all of the pumpkins. You can’t go wrong with a champagne brunch, especially if you look at chic as you. :]

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      You’re so sweet. You really can’t go wrong with a great brunch, right? Such a great start to the day, isn’t it? 🙂 Enjoy your week Carmen!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Maryam October 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Oh, my! These pictures are amazing! Champagne brunches are the best 🙂

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      I agree – champagne brunches are so good! Thanks Maryam!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Katrina Fernandez October 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I love everything in this post, from place, food, and most especially the dress. I so love your white dress, you look beautiful and stunning

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Katrina! You’re so sweet. Have a lovely week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Francesca October 25, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    perfect post. love all the info on it! Gotta bookmark this !!
    xx F
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Francesca!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Rosy October 26, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I love this outfit, you look gorgeous 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Rosy!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Nora Gouma October 26, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Absolutely such a great post, amazing pictures, fabulous outfit, I love your blog, thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      That’s so kind of you. Thanks Nora! Have a fantastic week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Charlotte Sjusdal October 26, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Looks so beautiful!!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Charlotte!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Amely Rose October 26, 2016 at 5:21 am

    what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    simply love it!
    the dress is amazing

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Amely!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Recommended Blogs October 26, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Always so gorgeous

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Andreea October 26, 2016 at 7:28 am

    You’re so lucky to brunch at The Mission In! The whole place has such a cute set up and the architecture is simply stunning! Would really love having such a fine dining experience.

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Andreea. It’s definitely a great spot to have brunch at!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Vanessa October 26, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Stunning pics, Miki! Mission Inn looks and sounds amazing!! Also, love the fall decor!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Vanessa!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Face to Curls October 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Love your outfit, it looks beautiful and the food looks delicious. I’m hungry now. I love going out for brunch. Yum!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Me too. Brunch is one of my favourite weekend activities! 🙂 Thanks Ann-Marie. Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Mariann Yip October 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve never thought about pairing a white lace dress with white jeans but you did such a great job styling it! 🙂

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Mariann! I didn’t really expect to do that either. The transparent part of the dress drops quite low and black looks quite strange under it. Definitely meant to be with white denim or pants.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Andrea October 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Obsessed with this look! The top is fabulous! Great pictures and place!
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Andrea!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christine Kong October 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I love this lace, white tunic dress and this adorable brunch spot! I personally love a fancy brunch and this place is the cutest. Will definitely have to try them out sometime. xoxo, Christine
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      A yummy spot, for sure. Thanks Christine!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply sonia // daring coco October 27, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I’ve never heard of The Mission Inn but it looks and sounds incredible. The food looks utterly indulgent and I can only imagine how beautiful the grounds and building are. I love all the pumpkin decor, very much in th spirit of things! I’m also seriously LOVING that white lace top/tunic. Stunning.

    Sxx
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      It’s truly a beautiful spot. Definitely worth stopping by if you’re ever in the area. Thanks Sonia!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply diana October 27, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Such a gorgeous look! the lace detail is so pretty xx
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Diana! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply curls all over October 27, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Oh babe…this shot is awesome!! You look fabulous!!!

    Love, curls
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Joyce October 27, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Really nice shots. Love this look too 😀

    Joyce | http://joycentricity.blogspot.com

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Joyce!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply 4evajessie October 27, 2016 at 6:49 am

    This lace top is taking my breath away!

    Xx,Jessie
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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Jessie!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply JOY October 27, 2016 at 7:12 am

    amazing place, lucky girl

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Joy!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Violette October 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

    This place is so beautiful and the food looks delicious! I also love your dress! Hope you had a great time!

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Food was so yummy! Thanks Violette!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Nina Nguyen October 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

    You look so pretty, love that top!
    xo-Nina

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Nina! Obsessed with lace.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Shai Chung October 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    First of all, I absolutely love your dress! I’m a sucker for ruffles and you got me here! Lol This venue is insane. Agh! I died. Incredible architecture. I loved learning about the many places that influenced its structure. Honestly so gorgeous. Love this post and how well you described everything!

    Xoxo

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Shai! It’s a really lovely spot. I didn’t want to overload the blog post with photos, but I’ll share more later. 🙂 I hope you get a chance to stop in for a bite if you’re ever in the area. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Beauty Follower October 27, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Wonderful place!

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      It is!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Luci's Morsels October 27, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Great post, Miki! You look just beautiful in this lace dress and white jeans! xo

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  • Reply malu October 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    That is a fabulous look on you! Mind checking out the brand new BLES Magazine? I’d love to hear your opinion!
    xx

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    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Malu!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Alyssa October 27, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This looks wonderful!! I want to go ☺️I love your lace top! Sooooo pretty ❤️❤️

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Alyssa! I love lace! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Darlene October 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Wow babe that brunch sounds so good right now! Yum!

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Darlene!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Ellé Simpson October 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Your top is absolutely beautiful! x

    Ellé | http://www.ellesimpson.co.uk

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Thankis Elle!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply jasna November 3, 2016 at 4:19 am

    sounds so fab hun and you look gorgeous! 🙂 xx

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Jasna!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Leah - Devoted To Pink November 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This place looks brilliant and you look gorgeous! Wish I lived in the US so I could visit! x

    • Reply miki November 21, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Leah! Hope you find an amazing champagne brunch in your area. ?
      Xo,
      Miki

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