A Springtime Breakfast with Annie Campbell
The advent of spring signals the start of longer days, sunny skies, and fresh new blooms. We can think of no better way to usher in the season than celebrating over a light al fresco brunch with Annie Campbell, the queen of elevating the everyday. Annie’s always been adept at taking something simple and making it special, and this brunch was no exception. With a few key hostess notes from Annie, you can use these tabletop tips to commemorate the vernal equinox or to simply bring a bit of cheer for any occasion.
A good centerpiece doesn’t steal the show, but lies in perfect accompaniment, as a part of the natural surroundings. An organic arrangement of bright, cheerful poppies are balanced with a bit of the unexpected—languid kumquats drape down the vase for an atmosphere of abundance. We love this bouquet for its visual beauty as well as its subtly invigorating scent.
Natural fibers like linen are refreshing in spring for their airy touch and feel. In a palette of quiet neutrals, the tablecloth and napkins serve as a solid foundation to present the citrus-centered table. A personal touch always makes guests feel warm and welcomed, and a loose mandarin orange, stem and leaf in tact, add to the perfectly undone aesthetic of this springtime table. Woven tumblers and carafes (perfect for mimosas!) add to the wildcrafted atmosphere, while a glint of gold from Canvas cutlery anchors down the tablescape with a welcome air of elegance.