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SKIRT: Peach Blossom Skirt (on sale for $21!) | TOP: Anthropologie (old, similar here and here) | HEELS: Elsie Heels (also love these & these) | NECKLACE: Crystal Trillion Collar | BAG: Chloé Marcie Bag | COAT: Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat (on sale!)
It’s no secret that I love champagne, so when I was invited to a brunch hosted by Veuve, I was over the moon! Brunching is one of my favorite things to do on the weekend when it’s nice outside and that Sunday afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect! The weather had finally broken it’s negative streak and was a balmy 40 degrees, so naturally, I ditched the pants and tights and I put on the fullest floral midi skirt I own. I may have looked a little out of place, and let’s be real, I was definitely pushing it with the skirt and striped shirt, but it felt really nice to not be so bundled up for once!
The brunch itself was held at Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue with a view that overlooks Michigan Avenue. We enjoyed small bites like these delicious mini burgers, scrambled eggs with lobster and chicken & waffles. Of course, they were all paired with Veuve Cliquot! We sampled the brut and the rosé and I have to admit, I was blown away by the rosé. It was fabulous and ended up becoming my new favorite!
We listened to some history about Cliquot — did you know that it was taken over by Madame Clicquot at the ripe age of 27? She developed a technique to remove excess yeast and keep the champagne from getting cloudy. A more advanced version of this technique is still used today, pretty crazy right?! I’ve started thinking of her as the original #GirlBoss. Before the brunch ended, I finally got to ask the one question I’ve been wondering for years, how on earth do you actually pronounce Veuve Clicquot? Turns out I’ve been saying it wrong, oops! It’s pronounced ‘vuhv klee-koh’, the easiest way to remember? Veuve, like love!
photos by Jess Keys