Secret Garden Mother's Day Brunch
May 9, 2014
United States
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Though there's no shortage of lovely here at SMP headquarters, every so often an event sneaks into my life and throws me for a loop. As it turns out, when you pair RomaBea Images with Jill Fawcett, magical things ensue. Things like Mother's Day brunches that are so lovely it's almost painful. Ones that are dripping in delicious details every which way you turn. And if you like what you see here, you're going to love the rest.
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From RomaBea Images... Nestled in the seaside hills of the picturesque little town of San Clemente, five women were gathered in the Secret Garden. Two incredibly talented Mothers, along with their daughters gathered to honor the upcoming Mother's Day holiday with a fabulous array of florals, scrumptious foods, and appreciation for their respective Legacy, the talents passed on from generation to generation.

Jill of Studio Mama's, has passed on the love of art to her daughter Jenna, talented calligrapher and artist of Monvoir, as well as her love of gardening, always encouraging her gifts along the way.

Laura, a caterer and Culinary graduate in her own right, inspired daughter Caitlin with the love of food and presentation, and encouraged her talents in the culinary field, leading to Caityln's newest venture, a boutique catering company. Her other daughter Madeline inherited Laura's love and passion for gardening.

Each Mother watered the seeds of creativity in their daughters, and continue to support them along the way. The love they shared was evident, not only in their mutual respect and admiration for one another as accomplished artists, but for that special Mother/Daughter bond they so fortunately embrace.

I was so honored to have been included in their special celebration at the Secret Garden, so full of love, laughter, and a little touch of magic.


Mother’s Day Secret Garden Menu

Smashed peas, fava beans & burrata on toast
Salad Giverny
Baby lettuce, fresh spring herbs, organic rose petals, yellow pear tomatoes, & crushed hazelnut vinaigrette
Buttermilk biscuits and kumquat marmalade
Heirloom chocolate chip cookies
Strawberry rhubarb crostata and mint crème anglaise
Meringue cake, fresh berries, roasted pistachios, caramel and sea salt
Pink Lemonade with floral garnish
A dash of love

Photography: RomaBea Images | Florals/Table Scape: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Screen Printing: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Catering: Caitlin Vartanian Of The Abode Kitchen | Wardrobe Stylist: Jessica Ambrose | Cutting Boards: Andrew Penniman Of Eastwood Hertiage | Make Up: Shanna Campbell | Clothing: Sweeet Repeeet | Accessories: Petals And Stones | Calligraphy: Jenna M. Rainey | Hair: Jamie Dana