When I received an invitation for an End-of-Summer Brunch Party with Rao’s Homemade from Instagram darling Rachel Pitzel of @xo.rachelpitzel, I immediately said yes! Rachel and I have been friends through Instagram this year and it has been so fun to get to know her. I am inspired by her adorable, positive, informative, and relatable posts on social media. I couldn’t wait to meet her in person and experience the goodness of Rao’s Homemade first-hand!
It’s All About the Sauce!
The brunch party took place in Venice, CA which is know for its fun, upbeat, and unique beach vibe. The setting was absolutely gorgeous and every detail was taken care of. Beautiful delicate summer blooms adorned the table, each place setting was curated perfectly, and a stylish woven tote with goodies galore from Rao’s Homemade was waiting for us to embrace.
It was so enjoyable to sit next to Rachel, her lovely mother, and my new friend Gladys @themotheroverload (see our cute Boomerang together!)! I also got to meet Rachel’s cute daughter Harper who often frequents her mommy’s style posts and amazing campaigns. The company was one of the best parts of this brunch party!
There was a fun meet-and-greet at the beginning of the brunch where I loved meeting each guest and at the end we were all excited for the nosh session to start! Dish after dish was brought out in an orderly fashion from the Rao’s Homemade Team featuring delicious organic salads, zesty pasta dishes featuring Rao’s Homemade premium pasta sauce and the fruit dessert at the end was heavenly!
Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times
There was one small part of me that resisted going because it is always a headache arranging childcare for the kids and managing travel time and traffic headaches as I allotted two hours each way for safety and promptness. But, I am so happy I decided to go. Meeting Rachel in person was such a blessing, getting feed the best cuisine by Rao’s Homemade was a huge treat, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone always yields great results.
Thank you again Rachel for the invitation and warm greeting, Osea Malibu for the mini-facials, many enjoyed rose from One Hope, and the beautiful blooms from @valleybrinkroad.
Wishing all of you a sweet Friday and happy weekend! Thank you as always for stopping by!
Photography provided by Katharine Hauschka
Top: Gap (old), similar here
Bottom: Lulu (old), similar here
Belt: Old, similar here
Earrings: Old, similar here
Shoes: c/o Guilty Soles, similar here
Handbag: H&M (old), similar here
This looks like a lovely spread!
It sounds like you had an amazing time and your pictures are lovely! The menu sounds absolutely scrumptious!!!
That looks so fun and what a pretty space!
This looked like such a fun brunch. And everything looked so delish!
This brunch is amazing!! Looks so good and I love osea cosmetics! Great pictures!
The table setting is so gorgeous! What a great opportunity to go and enjoy yummy food with friends!
What a fun looking brunch! Love those silver platters!
The food delicacies looked unbelievably delicious!! Love the decor of the place, the roses and you people also looking beautiful!!
What a blast!!! You look so gorgeous babe!!!
Thank you so much for this gorgeous event recap. You looked so gorgeous that day; it was amazing having you there beautiful!
I would love to meet up with friends in such a beautiful, charming place filled with great food… I’ll have to look into this Rao’s Homemade place ; )
seems you had so much fun nothing like a nice event with good food and great company
I love RAos! We live by it in our home. Actually making it tonight! Love your pics and love the party setup. Genius!!!
Tonya @ http://www.tonyamezrich.con
What an incredible event! The space is so cute! Sounds so fun!
What a fun brunch! I actually picked up Rao’s sauce at the grocery store last week, it was delish!
These photos looks amazing! It would be so much fun to come to such gorgeous event with a good friends. The table setting looks very elegant. Thanks for sharing this event!
Omg this looks delish! Love your outfit too.
Megan | http://www.styledbymegan.com
Oh my god I’m so jealous! This looks amazing! You know me and brunch 🙂
This post is making my mouth water!! Looked like such an amazing time!!
Everything was presented so beautifully. I love their table. all of the food looks delicious. too.
That sounds like such a fun time! And all the food looks sooo good!
You ladies look gorgeous! I love the table set-up
-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com
Looks like a great time! Everything looks so beautiful and the food was amazing.
what a beautiful setting! everything looks so delicious!
What a fun experience. It looks like everyone had a great time.
What a lovely looking event! Everything looked beautiful even your outfits. Always great to see instagram friends in person.
What a fun event! Glad you got to host this event. Looked like a blast!
Omg this looked so fun!! Love the table scape, such a gorgeous set up.
A brunch event sounds too good to pass up, and look at how friggin cute it was! I also love the outfit you wore to attend!
This looks like such an amazing brunch – the food looks delicious and I’m loving your outfit! x
Looked like such a fun event and the food looked delicious!
Wow, that food looks insane!!!
It was so great meeting you in person sweet friend! This sauce is now our go-to for sure. So delish!
You are totally right. It can be very stressful trying to get to an event that is very far. So happy to hear you had a great time.
this looked like so much fun!
This looks like such a fun brunch! How fun!!
What a cool party to attend! The food looked so fantastic and your photography is AMAZING!
Brunch with the babes is the absolute best!
Sounds like so much fun! Love these photos!
Looks like such a fun brunch!
such a gorgeous set up! everything looks beautiful! the food is gorgeous too!
Courtney Bentley || http://www.starsystemz.com
Such a beautiful table setting, and the food looks exquisite! Glad you had a good time! I find that whenever I have obstacles in getting to an event, it turns out to be the best time ever!
What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL looking brunch! Looks like so much fun and the food looks delicious too.
Oh my goodness this brunch is what food dreams are made of! Now I’m hungry! 🙂
Yummy that looks so good!!! It looked like such a well planned and decorated event!!
That food looks amazing! Such a beautiful event!
Looks like a fun party. The food looks amazing!
Looks super fun and yummy!! Thanks for the great pics!