No Basic Brunch – Convivial

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Shaw has surely stepped up its restaurant game lately with the opening of many new hot spots in the past two years. Convivial is one such restaurant, which brought fancy French-American fare to the neighborhood. The restaurant opened in 2015 and has already made its mark in the District, earning the #4 spot in Washingtonian’s “100 Very Best Restaurants.” The fried chicken and waffle, Convivial’s most popular brunch dish, has taken Instagram by storm. It was teasing my taste buds for way…

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Fashion Travel

Island Chic in the Lace-up Trend (Anguilla)

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If you follow me on Instagram, or read my Cliffside Brunching post, you already know that I recently visited Anguilla… the place I call home. It was surely good to be home! As cliché as it may be, the saying is true; there’s really no place like home. There’s always something comforting about returning to the familiar. While in Anguilla, I jumped at the opportunity to work with local photographer Jerome Dupont and use the island’s beauty as a gorgeous…

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Food Travel

Cliffside Brunching at Malliouhana, Anguilla

Malliouhana, Anguilla

The amazing ambience and food at Malliouhana is a lover of outdoor dining and brunch enthusiast’s dream come true. Situated on the luxurious Caribbean island of Anguilla, The Restaurant at Malliouhana sits cliffside at the northern end of Meads Bay overlooking pristine white sand and crystal clear waters. The view from the restaurant is simply breathtaking, and Malliouhana has always been in my opinion, one of the prime real estate restaurant locales on the island. As I sat perched high,…

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Brunch on a Budget – Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

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I first heard about Fuego Cocina from a coworker who raved about it being her go-to brunch spot in Clarendon. When she mentioned that it was just $19 for a three course Mexican meal with $2 brunch cocktails, this Brunch Belle may have gotten a tad too exited. Let’s be honest… this brunching lifestyle can get expensive! A brunch entrée alone can cost almost $19 at many DC restaurants; and three course or bottomless DC brunches usually run between $29 to $39. So I…

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CharmTastic Brunch – Tabard Inn

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If you are a Washingtonian, you are likely aware that Tabard Inn’s brunch has become a staple of Washington, DC, long holding the coveted spot as the city’s best brunch. So naturally I had to make it the subject of my first DC brunch post. I am a bit ashamed to admit however, that I only recently tried their brunch menu. I know what you are thinking… how can I call myself the Brunch Belle right? But hold up; don’t…

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About Me

10 Fun Facts About Me

So you’ve probably already checked out my About Page and gotten yourself familiar with the concept behind Brunch Belle, but below I’ve provided a little fun snapshot of the “girl behind the blog.” I prefer… Coffee to tea I despise tea… of any kind! As much as I eat everything under the sun, I have never acquired the taste for tea. Many people don’t get it. Hell, I don’t get it! I mean, what’s not to like? Whatever the reason,…

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