Last weekend, I had was invited to brunch with America’s First Bachelorette, Trista Sutter. We do that sometimes, you know. Go for brunch and catch up on life.
Allright, fiiiiine. It wasn’t just me. Actually, a group of bloggers and writers met together for Honest Tea’s #RefreshinglyHonest brunch, where we talked about how important it is to keep things real. We love posting adorable pictures on Facebook and Instagram of our kids all dressed up, or of us having a great time on vacation as a family — but we also like to know we’re not the only ones who screw up sometimes! We like other people to be honest, and it’s important for us to share the harder moments, too.
So Trista talked about keeping it real, and how she tries to show their daily life on social media, along with the fun, beautiful, highlight-reel kind of stuff. And about how hard it is dealing with people who just want to tear you down (mean people on the Internet? Whaaaaaat?). It was a great, honest conversation.
And we had some goodies as well. Brunch was downtown at The Kitchen, and was fabulous. I love that they’re a farm-to-table restaurant, with food sourced from local gardens and farms. If you have a chance to eat there, jump at it. Their quiche was amazing. We also learned to mix up a few drinks (for kids AND adults), using Honest Tea.
The punch you see above is kid-friendly and simple to make, but really really good.
- 1 oz fresh cantaloupe syrup (one cantaloupe, peeled and cut into pieces, and simmered in simple syrup for 15 min)
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon
- 4 1/2 oz Honest Cherry Juice
Mix it all together and drink up!
How do you stay real and authentic in a world that sometimes seems obsessed with beautiful Instagram pictures and Pinterest-perfect lives?