Blogger Brunch at Halcyon Brasserie


Nothing beats brunch having brunch with friends and family. I am always looks to find a new place to enjoy some great food and a mimosa while I am at it. So when Karen from Paris and Latte hosted a blogger brunch at Halcyon Brasserie, I could not wait! The event was filled with incredible food, amazing goodies and a chance to connect with some amazing bloggers.


Not let’s take a moment to talk about the food. Everything was absolutely scrumptious! I literally could not say no to anything that was put in front of me. How tasty do all these appetizers look? Not only were they so tasty but also pretty and Instagramable.

Karen and I have been friends on Instagram for a few months now. We had a chance to meet at Style Collective’s NYFW event but did not get a chance to sit down and talk. Additionally, I got a chance to connect with other local tri-state bloggers as well as some local Montclair business women

We got a chance to meet Jessica from Aris Couture Boutique. Her boutique offers luxurious, feminine pieces at an affordable price! We got a chance to hear how she started her business and as well as got to see some of her pieces in person. What a boss babe!

We got to end the event by literally stuffing out goodie bags with luxurious makeup from Measurable Difference, bracelets from Cayteno Legacy and tons of other freebies. I was an amazing way to start a new work week. If you are ever in Montclair, I encourage you to go to Halcyon Brasserie. You will not be disappointed!

A special thanks to Davin from Davin Tes Photography to taking all these amazing images for us.


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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  1. 12.4.17
    Taylor Aube said:

    All that food looks so yummy! What a fun event!

  2. 12.4.17

    Yum! This looks delicious.

  3. 12.4.17
    Danielle said:

    Aren’t blogger brunches the best?! So fun getting the time to connect with local girls!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • 12.4.17
      Cristina said:

      They truly are! It was so much fun connecting with so many local bloggers and share tips with one another. xx

  4. 12.4.17

    ahh so fun! what a great event and community!


  5. 12.5.17

    Omg I need to attend one asap. This looks beautiful!

  6. 12.5.17

    This is such a fun gathering. All of you ladies look gorgeous!

    -xo, Azanique |

  7. 12.5.17

    This looks like y’all had a great time! So fun!

  8. 12.6.17
    Kim said:

    This brunch looks amazing and sounds like you had so much fun!


  9. 12.6.17

    This place looks so adorable! And I love all of those little bites!
    xo Jessica

  10. 12.6.17
    Amanda said:

    The food looks delicious, what a fun event!

  11. 12.7.17

    i’m still thinking about all the yummy food. I was too busy talking I didn’t get to eat my fill! I’m so glad you were there Cristina. It was so nice having you there. We definitely have to get together again soon so we can chat more. have a great week love. xoxo, Karen

    • 12.12.17
      Cristina said:

      Thanks again for inviting me! It was so much fun being there with you and all those amazing bloggers. Yes please! Hopefully I will see you soon. xx

  12. 12.7.17

    Oh my gosh! this looks so amazing! What a fun brunch!

    xx Rebecca

  13. 12.7.17

    This looks so fun! I so need a group of blogger friends!


  14. 12.7.17

    This looks like such a fun event! You all look fabulous!


  15. 12.7.17

    oh my gosh, this place looks gorgeous and that food looks ahhhmazing! So fun!!! xo Jana |

  16. 12.8.17

    That restaurant looks incredible! Looks like it was a great event!