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Sunday Brunch

Posted Oct 07 2012 4:10pm

Last week was my moms 50th birthday. It was a Friday night, and she works….so my siblings, our significant others, my dad, aunt, cousins came down to have dinner at the restaurant she works at. My mom has always worked very hard and hasn’t had a real vacation in probably 15 years or more! So we got her a trip to go to Marco Island with her best friend from childhood who also turned 50 that same week. However, we never got to spend time together as a family so we planned a surprise Sunday brunch for the following weekend. It worked out because my sister was able to get off of work and I actually didn’t have yoga teacher training this weekend (I just practiced a lot this week—including Saturday morning). Our instructor had to help out at another workshop so it freed up my Sunday.

We make reservations at award winning Radnor Hotel on The Main Line. Their Sunday champagne brunch menu looked ridiculous.


And it definitely lived up to the hype.


Your mother’s 50th birthday comes around once so it was one of those days I made sure to sample anything I wanted and not look back. It was all worth it!

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The omelet (spinach, onion, cheese), and the smoked salmon (not together!) were probably my favorite parts. Oh, and the Belgium waffle. Fabulous.

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I surprisingly wasn’t too into the pastries but was sure to sample a bite from some of them.Since quitting sugar from my overall diet I can control myself a little better around the desserts. Eating them sparingly and not feel bad about going overboard is a wonderful thing.

Unfortunately none of us had room to sample the chocolate fountain. There was an entire plate of strawberries covered in it that the no on touched at our table.

A waste of perfectly good chocolate if you ask me.


Everything looked beautiful.

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Ella had a blast. The main room was gorgeous, but since we had such a large group they didn’t have a table that would fit all of us. When we arrived they told us we would have to sit at a 10 top and a 4 top, which was not what we wanted to do. They had another room where they pushed tables together, and it no one was in it, which ended up being perfect. The kids got to run around the table without us being concerned about disturbing other diners.

They were all so well behaved, and adorable.

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Mom had fun…and was completely shocked we were all there. She thought her big surprise was on her birthday so she really had no clue about surprise number two! As far as mom was concerned my brother was taking her to brunch, only to find 10 more of us there also! My little brother CJ was very missed :( He’s away at school and it’s not easy for him to come home.


Good news is I spent all morning curling my hair and it actually stayed—in the rain mind  you!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I am off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday…and do some reading and practicing. I am really enjoying Baron Baptises book 40 Days to Personal Revolution . It is incredibly inspiring and I think I am going to try the program. The most challenging aspect will definitely be the  meditation. I’ll keep you guys posted on that!

I’ve been missing practicing at the studios, closer to home that I normally go to, but it’s free to go where my teacher training is… the other

classes are awesome because she’s always switching things up and throws things in…but as far as learning the sequence, power yoga works is closer to the standard.

however, my friend who owns Sol posted this on facebook last week and it is just so true I had to spread the word! This was a reading from her class that she shared:


I hope everyone had a weekend. Hope to catch up again soon!

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