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review: beauty + essex brunch.

Today we’re flashing back to J’s bachelorette party in New York City to bring you a restaurant review. On the recommendation of our girls at BCBGeneration, we booked a Sunday brunch reservation at Beauty + Essex, a bi-level, chandelier-lit restaurant and bar on the Lower East Side.

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beauty + essex.

B+E has a retro vibe and features a pawn shop entrance (cool but also a little confusing).

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random pawn shop goodies.
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shine bright like a diamond.
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stairway to…champagne. photo: newyork.citypudding.com
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this is what happened when we told maggie and mary to “act natural.”

After cocktails at the bar, we moved into the main restaurant for brunch. The real scene at B+E is the champagne brunch upstairs (which was just getting cranked up by the time we left)…but we were in the mood for something more chill after our flights the day before. If you’re looking for great people watching, definitely request to go upstairs!

We enjoyed brunch at a large round table (great for conversation) under a pretty skylight.

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imagine us right there, in the center.

What We Drank + Ate:

Plus mimosas, of course.

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delish roasted potatoes. photo: fitnessnycblog.com
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more brunch deliciousness. photo: you made me like you.

What We Loved:

Everything tasted seriously great, especially that biscuit. We also loved the quirky, speakeasy-ish atmosphere.

What Was Just Okay:

Our service was competent but not amazing.

Our Verdict:

Brunch was great, but if we ever have a chance to go back we’re going for dinner. We can’t stop thinking about the dinner menu – Lobster tacos, anyone?

What’s your favorite brunch spot?

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ciao bella.

We love pizza. Like love love. When J heard Varuni Napoli was opening in Atlanta, a plan was immediately made to check it out:

M’Girls Maggie, Mary and I met up after work (and a mani on the fly) to try what would be our new favorite pizza joint. Varuni Napoli is really heating up Atlanta’s pizza scene. Naples-born chef, Luca Varuni, really delivers an authentic experience all the way down to the house-made limoncello that made me feel like I was sitting on a patio in Capri again. Total perfection. We even dined with Luca’s father, Papa, who took a great liking to us girls (What’s not to love?) All of the restaurants ingredients are imported from Italy and they feature a mozzarella bar PLUS prosecco on tap. If you aren’t sold now, we can’t be friends. 1540 Monroe Drive, NE Atlanta, GA.

precious dishes.
precious dishes.
margherita for 3, please.
margherita for 3, please.
papa and his girls.
papa and his girls.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
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