Sunday Brunch

eat Choose a brunch menu that shows off a spectrum of fall and winter flavors like cinnamon, pumpkin, almond, and sage.

drink A bottle of bubbly is just right for a light brunch and Elayne Duff, Veuve Cliquot a mixologist for Diageo North America, says that a classic brut or rose champagne is always good to have on hand. "You can serve it on its own or top it off with a classic French 75," says Duff.

Pollack suggests going with a Prosecco or Cava sparkling wine. "They will go a long way without hitting your pocket," he says, adding that rosés and fruity ice wines are also nice alternatives. Find these and more holiday essentials at FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com.

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be merry All you need on the breakfast table is a few sprigs of color. "You don't always have to do a big bouquet— smaller, petite flowers look beautiful in vintage juice glasses," says Roth. Pick up a fresh bunch or two at market value on Fridays and Saturdays at Robertson's locations in Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr. See what else Robertson's Flowers has to offer!

Recipe

French 75

1 OZ Tanqueray London Dry Gin
half of a lemon lemon Juice
.5 OZ simple syrup
Shake with ice, strain into a champagne flute, and top with 1.25 oz. champagne.