Before my nickname was “Turtle” it was Kiki B- B first standing for Bendel, later for bunny. Not sure if the second iteration has more to do with me actually looking like a rabbit or my proclivity for falling down hypothetical rabbit holes. In any case, I once required guests at my birthday party to parade around downtown in darling little bunny ears. Birthdays are great excuses for props… as are brunches. And wouldn’t you know, Easter is coming up and that’s prime brunching time. What better way to add a little fun to your Easter brunch than with some stylish lace bunny ears for you and your guests?
Pro tip: You can also create lace cat ears with the same technique (which I made for my special video guest, Bud).
This Sunday, the Easter Bunny will come to town and bestow upon us lots of calories we probably never needed, but will enjoy every moment intaking them. With him comes Easter bonnets and pretty pastels which also happen to be one of this spring’s biggest trends. So, whether you celebrate Easter or Passover… or you’re just in it for the Cadbury eggs, pastel is a perfect way to usher in this very stubborn spring.
Pastels and spring just seem to go together (kind of like champagne and orange juice) and seeing as this weekend we are breaking fifty degrees in Manhattan, it finally feels like spring has arrived. Whether you’re putting on your Easter bonnet or celebrating Passover, a pastel frock is right on trend for this season. Muted mint, dusty pink, or light lavender are flattering shades for even the most sun deprived skin. So, grab your mimosa and settle down for Sunday brunch in something pretty and pastel.
So, it snowed here yesterday, which reminds me of the story my mom told me of once building an Easter snow bunny. Might be happening again this year. Despite what the weather and that damn groundhog have up their sleeves, the Easter bunny is coming. That means it’s time to decorate some eggs. Granted I haven’t done this since I was like seven and I can only assume I was simply overseeing the procedure, so I thought I’d revisit this darling tradition. Turns out dyeing Easter eggs? Not so awesome. But, if you must, here’s a quick tutorial on how to get perfectly pastel Easter eggs for your Easter brunch party.
While some of you may only look forward to the Easter season for those delicious Cadbury cream eggs and Peeps, others take this day pretty seriously. For instance, my mother. For as long as I had no say in the matter, my mom decked me out from head to toe (literally). She didn’t just stop with a pretty pastel frock for Sunday service. She went as far as sewing fresh flowers into my bonnet and that little handbag I was holding. She was at least kind enough to tuck away some jelly beans in my bag so as to keep me quiet during all those songs at church. Did I mention I’m tone deaf? Anyway, if you’re anything like my mom, you’re probably looking to deck yourself out this Sunday. Lucky for you (and the Easter bunny), everything pastel and floral is right on trend this spring and you should have no trouble at all finding something pretty to wear. And for my non-Easter celebrating friends, Happy Passover. Chag Sameach.