Brunching in New Haven

Brunch (n): the socially acceptable excuse for day drinking.

So, I have been on the scour to find you the best places to brunch in New Haven. I have found two that I will now be frequently visiting and I’m not even mad about It.


First on the list is the famous Box 63. They are known for their weekend bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. It’s a little different from other places and that once you have placed your order for them, they just walk around with pitchers to refill your glass as soon as It looks low (in my family, we call this low tide). They even had some live music to accompany our meal and day drinking escapades.

Super Bowl Sunday calls for brunch and bottomless mimosas 🥂

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Next, the food. While most places that specialize in brunch, forget the food, this place is far from that. They have bomb burgers that really satisfy. They brunch options like chicken and waffles, salad for those that want to be healthy and my absolute favorite thing… truffle fries. This is my top place to go for brunches in New Haven. In the warmer weather, they even have an outdoor patio for the optimal instagramming aesthetic.

Next on the list is Maison Mathis New Haven….

Mimosas to get me through my travels 🥂

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This place is perfect for food pictures and the lighting is just right. Besides that, the food and mimosas really are up to par. For the health nut, they have salads and oatmeal and for the rest they have unlimited options. They have light and fluffy Belgium Waffles and a lot of avocado options like this crispy avocado roll. Their food is very fresh and the people serving It are so kind.

Drinks… The mimosa was the perfect amount sparkling and the perfect splash of orange juice, they are not bottomless, but delicious. They have hand-crafted lattes and coffee drinks to anyone’s likings, when do you not need coffee. They even have fresh made juices. The juices are very energy packed and leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day. Not quite, brunch, but they are good.

The next place I plan on trying out is Barracuda’s Brunch. They have all the different fixes with some latin flair. They have your basics from two egg breakfast and omlets to crepes, bacon, egg and cheese sliders and lobster Benedict. You can even get a Latin Hangover, which are brunch tacos. That’s right… brunch tacos. They even have live music at most brunches. Now, for drinks. They have mimosas and more importantly, the bottomless kind. They even have some fun flavors if you’re feeling It that day. Think mango, guava and passion fruit. Now, I don’t know about you, but I already know what I’ll be eating before I even sit down (Passion Fruit Bottomless Mimosas and a Latin Hangover, and yes I’m ready).


If you don’t feel like going out for brunch this week, here are a few ways to keep things exciting at home!

Margaritas to start the party early!
Did somebody say avocado toast?
Healthy Smoothies for the on-the-go bruncher!





Where’s your favorite place to go for Brunch near you?

March Mood

Happy March! I hope you all are staying warm with this snow storm! This March I hope is full of happiness, some Spring weather and some surprises!

What Happened Last Month

+An amazing Valentine’s Day
+Recruitment & most importantly Bid Day
+My Little & My 1 Year
+My Big & My 3 Year Anniversary

What is Happening in March 

+My Mom’s Bday
+My Little planned Family Day
+I Get to go home for spring break
+Applying for jobs for when I graduate
+Hopefully March will be filled with some surprises

Check out the pinterest board I have created for March on my new Always Sunkissed Pinterest!

This board is based around warm red tones and women empowerment! It really has me feeling the women empowering women mantra!

What are you doing this March?


50 Little Things to Find Joy In

Yesterday, I was scrolling though my instagram and found one of my favorite profiles who also blogs. She did her own 35 little things that I find joy in and inspired me to do one as well! You can find that over at her blog I just fell in love with this idea and I think It really helps with self-love and curing some gloomy thoughts. She said in her post that “Being grateful for the little things is a way to not only be content with your life but it marks the first step towards discovering the true source of happiness” and I couldn’t agree more! Well said, Hannah!

So here is my list of little things that bring me joy and maybe you can find joy in them as well!

  1. Opening a new bottle of rosé
  2. Taking a long hot bath
  3. Finding the perfect piece in the clearance rack
  4. Sharing a smile with a friendly stranger
  5. Someone noticing your new lipstick, or new shirt or new hairdo
  6. Getting packages in the mail
  7. Someone mentioning my blog to me in person
  8. Finding the perfect lipstick shade
  9. Smell of fresh flowers
  10. Laughing over nothing with someone who is everything
  11. Sunshine on your face
  12. A oddly warm day
  13. Happy Hour
  14. The sound of waves crashing
  15. Singing in the car with the windows down
  16. Clean sheets
  17. Good Morning texts
  18. Finding a song to obsess over
  19. Maison Mathis
  20. Box 63 Brunch
  21. Traveling to a new place
  22. Walking off a plane into a warmer place and feeling the sun & warmth
  23. Watching the sunset
  24. Bananas & Sunflower Butter
  25. Perfectly ripened avocados 
  26. When your barista knows your name
  27. The way snow looks right after It falls
  28. Your boss tells you did something good at work
  29. When your coffee has the perfect amount of sugar & milk
  30. When someone offers to take your picture
  31. Laying in your towel after a shower without having to rush to be anywhere
  32. Trader Joes
  33. When your jeans fit just right
  34. Finding a good bottle of wine for under $10
  35. Waking up to sunshine and birds chirping
  36. When a brand reaches out to you to work with them
  37. New undies 🙈
  38. When your favorite Instagram person follows you
  39. When a brand responds to your message on Social Media
  40. When you have time to just watch an episode of your favorite show
  41. The warmth of a blanket fresh out of the dryer
  42. A super soft sweater
  43. When you get a good grade on something you thought you didn’t do well on
  44. Getting tagged in a photo
  45. Seeing the emojis people put next to your name in their phone
  46. A peaceful coffee shop
  47. Getting lost in a good book
  48. That feeling after you get your hair done
  49. When your curls stay perfect all day/ night
  50. A homemade meal

I really hoped you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing It. A great thing is that all of our “little things” are different, but all those little things, once you know what they are, truly bring you joy throughout a day. In the comments, tell me what some of your “little things” are! 


Happy National Margarita Day!

I hope you are all celebrating correctly on my favorite holiday! In case you are wondering, OTB (on the border) has $2 margaritas tonight. Go treat yourself!

If you don’t feel like going all the way to OTB, or to your favorite local places, here are a few recipes to treat yourself at home! Whoop, whoop!


Pineapple Margarita // Pineapples are life and so are margaritas. Would you say this is the best of both worlds? I would.Read More »

Oh My, Oh My, What To Do With An Avocado?

So, I have been asked this great question a few times… “what can you do with an avocado?”.  SO I have complied a list of all the yummy things that I do with Avocados to make your life just a little easier!


Make a pasta sauce // I hav recently discovered a super yummy pasta sauce that you can make with avocados. I take one mini avocado (Trader Joes), add pesto and a tablespoon of vegan spread (Trader Joes). I toss this over tortellinis or zoodles. Please note it may look like green mush, but it’s actually pretty amazing! Read More »

Sunday Morning Coffee Date // No. 2

Happy Sunday!

Today’s Coffee Order is : Hot Vanilla Latte with Coconut Milk & Cinnamon Dolce Powder

Fun Things that Happened recently:

  • Started selling chocolate bars for a fundraiser ($1 each, hit me up if you want)
  • Increased my blog Instagram following (part of my independent study)
  • Got to try a a Piggie Drink! Peep It here!
  • Got to go to Brunch at Box 63 finally! It was so yummy and the atmosphere is just so much fun! The waitress was fabulous, timely and tentative! Check It out here!
  • Valentine’s Day was incredible, thanks to my mans!
  • Had a great Galentine’s Day IMG_4965.JPG

Recipes I found this week:Read More »