Mandarin Morning: 4 Steps to a Beautiful Brunch

By: Stella BlackmonClementine Daily

Let the citrus top notes and herbaceous base notes of Mandarin Vetiver inspire an energized yet grounded morning. A sun-drenched brunch setting celebrates the magic and vim of the new day. Follow these four simple steps to create a beautiful, citrus-laced brunch.

1.  Opt for the sunniest spot in the house. The scenery change will invigorate your day’s intentions and illuminate a cherished routine. Here, brunch is set at a coffee table in a toasty sunroom, overlooking the icy outdoor scenery.

2.  Gather tableware with a shared theme, such a plates and glasses with gold embellishments. The approachable yet sophisticated touch adds sparkle without feeling overly coordinated. Mismatched metallic vintage tea saucers and etched coupe glasses give the table a worldly feel

3.  Prepare mimosas with freshly squeezed grapefruits, oranges and tangerines. Use a citrus reamer to juice the fruit, and then added equal parts chilled champagne. The handmade drink pairs perfectly with any savory breakfast, such as spinach frittata or ricotta toast. For the ultimate hors d'oeuvre, broil leftover grapefruit with coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Display the roasted citrus at each place setting.

4.  Taking cues from Mandarin Vetiver’s earthy base notes of vetiver, thyme and musk, enhance the aroma of the room with a bouquet of magnolia leaves, bouquets of fresh herbs, or perennial grass. The robust scents will ensure a cozy experience, while the lively colors add a cheery elegance