JD Brunch Series - Cafe Sbisa

Cafe Sbisa has been on my radar for a minute and with the beginning of Black Restaurant week being right around the corner, I figured it would be a perfect time to go. It’s located in the French Quarter, a few blocks away from the French Market. The restaurant has two floors with a large bar on the first floor and a smaller bar on the second floor. It gave me a 1920s feel.

Art at Cafe Sbisa

Art at Cafe Sbisa

It was pretty dark on the second floor so it wouldn’t be ideal for pictures however there is a balcony overlooking the quarter.

The JD Series on Cafe Sbisa’s Balcony

The JD Series on Cafe Sbisa’s Balcony

I went in with really high expectations for the food, however I was a little underwhelmed. I ordered the Crawfish and Andouille Omelette with wild mushrooms and a creole sauce. It wasn’t bad. Overall I think the plating could’ve been a tad bit better as well since it is a fine dining restaurant. Check out my dish and some of the other dishes below:


Cafe Sbisa Crawfish & Andouille Omelette

Cafe Sbisa Crawfish & Andouille Omelette

Now the customer service was on point and our waiter kept the bottomless rolling. We didn’t have to look for him because he was on it. He also has the mimosa ratio down with 80% champagne and 20% orange juice!

I always enjoy the brunches. It’s great to have a network of successful and confident women. These ladies are all about supporting each other and strongly believe in collaboration over competition. The vibe is always great and I look forward to these monthly meet-ups!

Now ya’ll know I always tell ya’ll to stop sleeping on the cheaper stores! I always tend to find a few gems! My “Overdressed” t-shirt can be found at Pretty Little Thing, the skirt came from It’s Fashion and the shoes are from Citi Trends…yes Citi Trends!

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My photographer Britt wandered and found some other picture worthy areas in the restaurant. Check out some looks from the ladies!

JD BRUNCH SERIES – March (SALON BY SUCRÉ)

If you knew Sucré had a restaurant raise your hand. No? What about you? Salon Restaurant by Sucré is located in the french quarters. Sucré is on the first floor and Salon is on the second. The restaurant is not very large but the restaurant is super chic with various paintings on the wall and there is also balcony seating. So it definitely got a check for photo-worthy. The hostess complemented us and was super sweet. We were seated exactly at our reservation time which is always a plus. While we browsed the menu, I ordered a Bottomless Mimosa. I was told that they don't do bottomless for large parties. So large parties be aware, you won't get the overindulge in my favorite brunch beverage.

The menu was super cute. It’s more like small plates, so you may have to order a few to get a filling. I ordered the Breakfast Sandwich which was Herb Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Cheddar, and Tomato Relish on bun. It was really good. It didn’t come with a reasonable side so I was glad I decided to add the Salon Grits starter which I added Shrimp to. The grits were okay. Check out some of the other dishes below.

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The cons of this visit were that it was a little misleading to advertise Bottomless Mimosas and then notify us when we got there that it wasn’t available to larger parties. Also they don’t split checks for larger parties so make sure you bring a mathematician. So what have we learned here? Don’t go to Salon by Sucré with a large party…haha just kidding. Overall I had a good experience and would be willing to give them another try for dinner. Those options looked delicious! I couldn’t visit Sucré without getting something sweet so I chose to try their Turtle Cheesecake Gelato, it was divine!

Check out some Brunch Fashion below!

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JD BRUNCH SERIES – FEBRUARY (KINGFISH)

Due to technical difficulties I didn't get many quality photos and I considered not posting but I just had to share my best JD Series Brunch experience thus far! Kingfish which is named after the late Huey P. Long is located in the French Quarters. The restaurant came up as a suggestion to me twice so I did a little research to see if it had at least 3 Things on my Must Have List when Brunchin with a crew. They actually had 4:

  1. Photo worthy area
  2. Food looks good
  3. Bottomless Mimosas
  4. Split Checks
The hostess was very pleasant and we were seated at the time of our reservation. We had the pleasure of being served by the dynamic duo Karl and Kelsey (spellcheck). Ya'll they were like special agents when it came to refilling the mimosa glasses. It was like they read my mind! It has been my experience in the past that I would have to look for the waiter when it was time for a BOTTOMLESS refill...not at Kingfish. We have a mommy-to-be in the crew as well and she was especially pleased with her Mocktail! David the manager on duty was super helpful and checked in to see how our experience was going.

JD BRUNCH SERIES – JANUARY (DTB)

 Special shoutout to my loves for attending! Be sure to follow them and keep up with their blogs/vlogs! Samjah of Style & Energy, Kineatra of Naturally Nex,  Tracey Wiley, Kierra of Jus Kierra, Whitney of Whitney J. DecorDerra Howard, Dev of Dev and the City, Felicia T. Simpson, Yadie of IV Grey, Chaila of Baeology, Ashlee of Ashlee Rene Hair, and Sumya check out her style here

JD Brunch Series - March

The JD Brunch Series

The JD Series Brunch

The idea behind the JD Series Brunch came from wanting to have more fashion related events in New Orleans. I love to dress up but I'm a little over the clubs. I wanted to create an event for myself and like-minded individuals. Besides who doesn't love brunch?!

The event was held at the People's Health New Orleans Jazz Market. I had several unique vendors such as AK Dollhouse, A Church Girl, Nola Sense, Fitz Clothing, Perfectly Flawed Creations, and Bijoux de Delone!

I also had an amazing fashion show with designs by L'Jai Amor; she previewed her Fall/Winter collection. Live fashion sketches by Ken 6 Studio, complimentary manicures by Cartina's Eye-Catching Nailz and Bella the DJ had the place jumping non-stop! 

 I would like to thank my sponsors Eye-Catching Hair & Nail Salon, Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, and Whitney J. Decor.

For my look I really didn't have a specific look in mind. I knew I wanted to wear a dress. However I saw this beauty on MissGuided and fell in love. The dress is sold out however the same dress is available on Asos here.

 The J is backwards but ya'll get the picture! Photo Credit: Clint Blane

Calling All Fashionistas: Let's Brunch

As many of you know I am having my first fashion event on Sunday, October 23, 2016. "The JD Series Fashion Brunch"! I thought it would be a great idea to shoot a promo video for the event. Since my event is geared to fashionable women of all sizes and ethnicities. I had the idea to feature some of my favorite fashionistas. The video will be released soon but the ladies and I had a blast filming and sipping on mimosas! Check out some photos below! Don't miss out on this event! I promise you won't be disappointed! Purchase your tickets here . Special shoutout to my leading ladies, Jessica of Justini Cocktails (IG: JustiniCocktails), Sierra of Si Styles (IG: SiStyles), Lauren & Torrie of Blossom Teen Mag

 

Hair : Nadia Mays (IG: Prissynadi)

Makeup: Ri Make Faces

Dress : Eloquii

Shoes : Asos

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Art of Yoshiko