A Taste of Summer: Not-So-Basic Brunch

french toast recipe for brunch
Joseph Gonzalez



Blueberry Banana French Toast Recipe



One of our favorite things about summer (or any time of year, really!) is long, lazy vacation and weekend brunches filled with favorite dishes that make a simple meal feel like a special occasion. If you’re looking for a fun way to jazz up your brunch or breakfast menu, look no further. We’ve got you covered with the prettiest, yummiest recipes for every palate. Bon appetit! 


banana pancakes recipe for brunch
Chad Montano



Vegan Banana Pancakes

loving it vegan


avocado toast recipe for brunch
Joseph Gonzalez



Avocado Toast Recipe

skinny taste


kitchen sink green smoothie recipe for brunch
Brooke Lark Photography



Kitchen Sink Green Smoothie

brooke lark



artisan bread recipe for brunch
Monika Grabkowska Photography



5 Minute Baked Artisan Bread Recipe

–  leite’s culinaria


Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!



Looking for some fun this week? Have you joined us on Friends and Fiction yet? If not, we are having the BEST time! Join Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and me on Wednesdays at 7 pm. This week, we’ll be hosting the fab Fiona Davis and her new book, THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE. Don’t miss it!



Then, on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm, join Mary Alice Monroe and me virtually with Sumter County Museum for a fun talk about FEELS LIKE FALLING and ON OCEAN BOULEVARD.





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Blank to Beautiful: NYT Bestselling Author Mary Kay Andrews


Happy Tuesday, chic readers! We are so excited to share this week’s installment of Blank to Beautiful with all of you. Our good friend–and one of our favorite authors–Mary Kay Andrews is here today chatting about her new Instant New York Times Bestseller, Hello, Summer, (Which I couldn’t put down… I think it’s her best book yet!) the design aesthetic has inspired several of her novels and our fantastic new Wednesday night live collaboration with our friends Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel and Patti Callahan Henry, Friends & Fiction. You’ll want to hang on to every word Mary Kay says!


Check out some of our favorite summertime design photos too!






beach chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas
Serena & Lily



Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey
Feels Like Falling


The amazing, adorable and oh-so-smart Amy from Amy Believes in Pink was SO kind to have me on her fabulous blog as a part of her “Female-Founded Business” Series! We talked about design style, Design Chic, Feels Like Falling, and so much more! Check out our fun interview and keep up with her on her site or over on Instagram