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It’s All About the Sauce with Rao’s Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

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It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

It's All About the Sauce with Rao's Homemade | A Brunch Party with @xo.RachelPitzel

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

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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

48 Comments

  1. Douglashouseoflove
    September 22, 2017 / 8:37 am

    It sounds like you had an amazing time and your pictures are lovely! The menu sounds absolutely scrumptious!!!

  2. September 22, 2017 / 9:05 am

    This looked like such a fun brunch. And everything looked so delish!

  3. Julia Comil
    September 22, 2017 / 9:20 am

    This brunch is amazing!! Looks so good and I love osea cosmetics! Great pictures!

  4. September 22, 2017 / 10:54 am

    The table setting is so gorgeous! What a great opportunity to go and enjoy yummy food with friends!

  5. Holly
    September 22, 2017 / 11:14 am

    What a fun looking brunch! Love those silver platters!

  6. Shibani
    September 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    The food delicacies looked unbelievably delicious!! Love the decor of the place, the roses and you people also looking beautiful!!

  7. Ruthie Ridley
    September 22, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    What a blast!!! You look so gorgeous babe!!!

  8. Rachel Pitzel
    September 22, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much for this gorgeous event recap. You looked so gorgeous that day; it was amazing having you there beautiful!

  9. Eloise Maoudj Riley
    September 22, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    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 ; )

  10. September 22, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    seems you had so much fun nothing like a nice event with good food and great company

  11. Tonya Mezrich
    September 23, 2017 / 5:32 am

    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

  12. Nicole Kirk
    September 23, 2017 / 8:12 am

    What a fun brunch! I actually picked up Rao’s sauce at the grocery store last week, it was delish!

  13. Cát Khánh Trần
    September 23, 2017 / 8:18 am

    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!

  14. jacqueline
    September 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Oh my god I’m so jealous! This looks amazing! You know me and brunch 🙂

  15. Ashley Hargrove
    September 23, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    This post is making my mouth water!! Looked like such an amazing time!!

  16. Jessica Bradshaw
    September 23, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Everything was presented so beautifully. I love their table. all of the food looks delicious. too.

  17. September 23, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    That sounds like such a fun time! And all the food looks sooo good!

  18. Azanique
    September 23, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    You ladies look gorgeous! I love the table set-up

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  19. September 23, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Looks like a great time! Everything looks so beautiful and the food was amazing.

  20. September 23, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    what a beautiful setting! everything looks so delicious!

  21. jillconyers
    September 24, 2017 / 1:38 am

    What a fun experience. It looks like everyone had a great time.

  22. Pentené
    September 24, 2017 / 9:17 am

    What a lovely looking event! Everything looked beautiful even your outfits. Always great to see instagram friends in person.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

  23. Stephanie Taylor Jackson
    September 24, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    What a fun event! Glad you got to host this event. Looked like a blast!

  24. Mandy Gragg
    September 24, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Omg this looked so fun!! Love the table scape, such a gorgeous set up.

  25. September 24, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    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!

  26. Kari Kriewald
    September 24, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    This looks like such an amazing brunch – the food looks delicious and I’m loving your outfit! x

  27. Patricia Lora
    September 24, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Looked like such a fun event and the food looked delicious!

    xo, Patty
    http://www.pattyskloset.com

  28. Christina Boyer
    September 24, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Wow, that food looks insane!!!

  29. themotheroverload
    September 24, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    It was so great meeting you in person sweet friend! This sauce is now our go-to for sure. So delish!

  30. September 24, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    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.

  31. Krysti Jaims
    September 24, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    What a cool party to attend! The food looked so fantastic and your photography is AMAZING!

  32. September 25, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Brunch with the babes is the absolute best!

  33. Nina Rand
    September 25, 2017 / 5:37 am

    Looks like such a fun brunch!

  34. Amber Stanfield
    September 25, 2017 / 10:01 am

    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!

    Amber S.
    http://www.thesuburbansocialite.com

  35. September 25, 2017 / 11:07 am

    What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL looking brunch! Looks like so much fun and the food looks delicious too.

  36. Sara
    September 25, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Oh my goodness this brunch is what food dreams are made of! Now I’m hungry! 🙂

    xo, Sara

  37. Nikki Arnold
    September 25, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Yummy that looks so good!!! It looked like such a well planned and decorated event!!

  38. Emily Soto
    September 25, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    That food looks amazing! Such a beautiful event!

    Emily
    withstyleandgrace.net

  39. Melissa Yang
    September 26, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Looks like a fun party. The food looks amazing!

  40. Thena
    September 30, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Looks super fun and yummy!! Thanks for the great pics!

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