Brunch Review: Warwick Melrose Hotel and DIY Gift boxes
Mother’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still trying to decide what to do or what gift to give a mom in your life I have just the thing for you.
For our last brunch, my brunch club decided to have a Spring Fling themed brunch. I made a reservation for us at the Warwick Melrose Hotel and everyone was encouraged to wear a Spring outfit (think floral dresses and tea length skirts).
The Warwick Melrose is a beautiful historic hotel located in Oak Lawn, Dallas. The lobby was in full bloom and seem to be celebrating Spring too. We were promptly seated and started off with an order of deviled eggs for the table as well as a round of mimosas. The mimosas were served in big goblets and they were mixed perfectly. I ordered the chicken and waffles. My fellow brunchers had the eggs Benedict, and strawberry tart. The chicken and waffles were solid. I sampled the strawberry tart and it was good. The crust was flaky and the custard filling was creamy and not too sweet. The egg Benedict got a thumbs up as well.
Since we were doing a Spring Fling theme, I decided to make some Spring inspired boxes to give as gifts to my brunch club members. I’m a huge fan of beauty subscription boxes, where you get sample items of different products to try. I really enjoyed the Essence Beauty box (unfortunately they discontinued them) because each month had a different theme, that’s the direction I was going in with these boxes. I found every item for my box at guess where??!—Dollar Tree (I’m telling you, they help me get it right every time). I found the cutest floral print boxes and filled them with items that you can use for Spring: hand lotion that fits perfectly in any size purse (because friends don’t let friends walk around ashy), a nude lip gloss, and a lemon meringue scented candle. The ladies loved their boxes. I think this would be a great gift for Mother’s Day as well. And the beauty of it is you can cater it to the person you’re gifting.
I used the same idea last week for my son’s teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. That box contained: a sangria scented candle, hand sanitizer (because kids are germy), hand lotion, chocolate truffles, and a Target gift card (isn’t this everyone’s happy place?!). His teachers loved them as well. If you’re looking for a cute, thoughtful idea for a Mother’s Day gift, this is super easy and can be inexpensive.
I’m pretty sure (if he knows what’s up he better lol) the Hubs has some things planned this weekend for his Mom and I for Mother’s day. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see what goes down. If you’re a Mom I’m wishing a you a moment of peace and a few extra hours of sleep this Mother’s Day!