Brighten your brunch with a rustic yet refined look

Plus a delicious beverage recipe.

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  • Produced, styled & photographed by
    Kara Mickelson
  • Special thanks to
    Artistic Habitat and Magical Blooms in Redondo Beach

The Main Table

Exposed wood tables are a nice alternative to linens when they reveal an authentic charm. This sustainable dining table at Artistic Habitat was crafted from a recovered yucca tree in Southern Mexico. With natural fissures in the wood, it’s a one-of-a-kind piece with distinct design qualities found in all of its beautiful imperfection. The mix-and-match table décor is a collection of hand-selected, limited-edition designer pieces.

Floral Inspiration

Jenny, owner and designer at Magical Blooms, chose a pure, loosely styled approach for the florals, which include ranunculus and tiger anemones. Adding painted foliage keeps the larger table arrangement playful and artistic. “Variations on the peach and coral tones are popular and energizing choices for spring and summer … bright, cheerful and life-affirming!” she says.

Finer Details

Handwoven blue textiles adorn the pillows, adding a seasonal but subtle pop of color, style and character. A handcrafted bowl filled with tomatillos plays off the origin of the unique furniture pieces curated from Mexico. Fill handmade earthenware vases with colorful blooms to brighten up darker spaces.

On the Menu

Sparkling Pisco, Pineapple & Passion Fruit Margarita

Serves 1

  • Tajín Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 2 ounces passion fruit (frozen puree or fresh-strained)
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce pisco
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 ounce Pineapple Simple Syrup (see below)
  • 1 ounce sparkling soda water
  • lime or pineapple wedge garnish

Place water on a small plate and Tajín mix on another small plate to cover. Dip rim of glass in water, then Tajín. Place remaining ingredients except soda water and garnish into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into glass with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime or pineapple wedge.

Pineapple Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ granulated sugar

Pour ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use.