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March 17

A French-Inspired Brunch with Le Creuset

Before all of the sweeping changes that COVID-19 has brought to our lives, we gathered with our family and hosted a brunch at our home. We are all spending more time at home right now and for the foreseeable future. In my opinion, that time shouldn’t be wasted. Instead we can be creative with the things we can do at home. Thomas loves to cook, and just like gardening, it’s his escape because he can focus on one thing for a few hours and we get to immediately benefit from his labor of love. You might be cooking with repetitive, boring or unfamiliar foods as a result of grocery shortages. Even more reason to switch it up with a new technique, recipe or cookware.

I love that Le Creuset has a strong connection with expressing yourself through color. Our kitchen is the space where we spend the most time when we’re at home. When we designed our kitchen, we wanted it to be the center of the house, where quiet family moments could take place as well as gatherings large and small with family and friends. The number one feeling we want people to feel in our kitchen is happiness. 

le creuset spring brunch
le creuset spring brunch

Le Creuset products have always had a home in our kitchens, oftentimes having a permanent home as a display on our stove when not in use. The same was just as true for Thomas’ bold Flame colored Le Creuset Dutch Oven (that he had when I first met him) as it is for the white Le Creuset Dutch Oven that sits on our stove today.

le creuset spring brunch
le creuset spring brunch

Each year, Le Creuset releases a few new colors that elevate the classic cookware they are known for. Although this is a paid endorsement of their company, I can honestly say I love the new palette of the Nectar, Indigo, and Olive Branch Collection. The Indigo and Olive Branch collections are natural additions to our kitchen’s blue and white color scheme, but the biggest surprise was how much I am enjoying  the addition of the Nectar color, which compliments without being too bold. 

le creuset spring brunch
le creuset spring brunch

The pop of color that the Nectar provides was a little unexpected at first, but really adds a fun dimension, especially in our kitchen which is so strongly influenced with blues and whites. Whether it was with the coffee mugs or mini cocottes, the smaller items we selected in this color add little pops of sunny cheer, which feels right at home and in time for spring.

le creuset spring brunch
le creuset spring brunch

My favorite of this year’s French inspired palette, however,  is the Olive applique. The pattern and soft white color  work well in our kitchen, bringing us back to some of our favorite places – France, Italy, Spain and even California. Our kitchen looks out on a large olive tree in our back patio, so it’s quite fitting to  extend a similar pattern inside.

le creuset spring brunch
le creuset spring brunch

The Indigo is a rich shade that adds character and depth, yet is neutral enough to fit right in. We love to incorporate blues through-out our home in varying shades as you would with any neutral.  It’s not only the color of our front door and shutters, but is seen in almost every room in some way. I love how the deeper blue looks against our existing blue and white backsplash tile, along with our lighter blue cabinetry.

To celebrate this beautiful new collection, we gathered  with our family to cook a big brunch, inspired by the new palette of the Le Creuset items. The best part of this shoot is that we all got to enjoy the delicious food we all cooked in the new Le Creuset items at the end :)

le creuset spring brunch

Thank you to Le Creuset for sponsoring this post.

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