Photos by Sofala Knapton
I love clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry. I love acquiring new versions of all of the above. But I would trade new things any day for an amazing experience. A catered brunch with my closest friends like the one IfOnly hosted for us this past weekend is the perfect example. Actually enjoying time with friends instead of stressing over food preparation is a luxury more valuable than any pair of shoes. Pretty much any pair of shoes. OK maybe not these.
But seriously, I feel so fortunate to have wonderful friends to spend a Sunday afternoon with, and this was a really special group. Jennine Jacobs of Mrs. Peasy provided beautiful Heath dishes and pretty coupe champagne glasses. Natalie Goel of Like Fresh Laundry inspired the blue-hued tabletop and did an amazing job of styling it. Mira of Mira Mira brought beautiful flowers that matched her dress. Alexei Angelides and Marie McCarthy of Fiat Lux and Rose Gold’s gifted me the amazing tassels hanging on the wall. And I was so excited to finally invite fellow Pacifican Alexandra Sklar of The Merchant Home and her beautiful family to our home.
I got a little misty as I wrote out that last paragraph. But you already know I’m overly-sensitive.
Anyway! Learn more here about how you can have your own catered brunch at home (or your office or wherever) any day of the week. Our Chef Carly Pricco was just lovely and did a fabulous job with the food. She served some of the most amazing bread pudding and mini quiches I’ve ever tasted!
IfOnly has lots more experiences, too, from airplane rides around the bay to balloon rides to a champagne reception at Gary Danko’s house. And each experience donates a portion of the fee to charity. My brunch, by the way, benefited Meals on Wheels.
See something you’d like to try? Get $50 off your first IfOnly experience with the code STYLENIK. The coupon is valid through June 30, 2016, and you can feel free to share it with friends.
Or, do you have a hidden (or not) skill that you’d like to share with the world? You can apply to become an IfOnly luminary and teach people your thing, whether it’s ceramics, photography, or sharing the secret history of your neighborhood. If you apply through my link above and also use the referral code STYLENIK, you’ll be in a specially-approval queue because I know people 🙂