Ensemble du Jour: Sunday Brunch

It seems that my time as a political journalist is coming to an end (the publication for which I write will be closing its doors at the end of the month) but I am excited for new beginnings. I start a new job, in the PR industry, on Monday morning. Because of this exciting news, our weekend ended up being quite full (had to shop for work clothes, of course) yet we managed to have a leisurely brunch on Sunday.

One of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville, ‘town, will be closing its doors at the end of the month (that seems to be a common theme lately, doesn’t it?) so we decided to have one last delicious meal there before it’s too late. We went all out and probably ate too much (appetizer, entree and dessert) but we knew we might not get the chance again. Sugar-encrusted doughnuts with caramel and bananas were the perfect accompaniment to my french-press coffee and our entrees were out of this world. I had the lobster eggs benedict, while my boyfriend opted for the grilled hanger steak and eggs. For dessert, we split some fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, and a white chocolate malt. Heaven.

After our enormous brunch, we headed to Memorial Park to walk off the excess and take in the beautiful views of the St. Johns River. I have written a lot about the health of the river in recent years, and will greatly miss writing about environmental issues.

I wore a striped Equipment button-down, J Brand jeans, Versace sunglasses and Prada heels. The bag is Doo. Ri for Be & D and the necklace is Chanel. 

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