Behind the Scenes with Brunch at Saks

Today I’m excited to introduce you to someone that likely doesn’t even need an introduction. Annemarie writes the blog Brunch at Saks, and it is one of my favorite daily places for inspiration. She’s the creative mind behind that gorgeous glitter bow photo you saw everywhere before the holidays, and I especially like reading her take on favorites made gluten-free (Cheez-its, anyone?). After you learn more about her below, be sure to say hello on her blog!

Annemarie, 25

Los Angeles, CA

Italy, Greece, Australia, Paris, and the French Riviera

Plan B: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper, Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Onassis, The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith, and An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler. I’m sort of an “across the board” reader, so my selections are from quite a few genres!

Family, happy in my career, and a home

I have a lot of food allergies, so it’s been a goal of mine to integrate healthy, clean foods into my daily routine effortlessly. Another goal is to decorate my master bedroom on a budget. I’ve been shopping around Los Angeles for items, plus I’ve been glued to Pinterest and blogs for DIY ideas.

I’d love to explore and journal my way through small towns in Europe for a year.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my all time favorite movies, and Saks Fifth Avenue is one of my favorite places (even if it’s just to window shop!), so that’s how/where Brunch at Saks came from.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is a huge inspiration for me. I loved her style and her work ethic in the literary publishing world was astounding. I’m a huge reader, so books, magazines, and blogs are a great source of inspiration as well.

Graduating Cum Laude and finishing my first feature length screenplay when I was 20.

Napa or Mexico.

I began blogging in 2006 sporadically, and then created Brunch at Saks in September 2008 as a place to keep all of my inspirations pertaining to fashion and home decor. Since then (and mostly due to the influence of other wonderful blogs) my interests have expanded which have led to me blogging about photography, gluten free recipes, entertaining, and beauty.

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  1. 1.4.12

    Great feature on Annemarie! I love her blog so much so it was fun to learn more about her! xoxo

  2. 1.4.12

    I love learning more about Annemarie, her blog is one of my favorites!! Can’t believe its been around for 4 years, so impressive!!

  3. 1.4.12

    Annemarie is such an inspiration! She was one of the first blogs I ever read and her loyal following is incredibly impressive. Love learning more about her and her amazing accomplishments {hello, screenplay by 20}. Woah!

  4. 1.4.12

    Victoria, I love this series so much! I’m obviously like, the only person not reading Annemarie’s blog, but thanks for introducing me to it and her, I can’t wait to check out what I’ve been missing!

  5. 1.4.12
    christin said:

    I did not know all of these fabulous things about Annemarie and I read her blog daily! Loved this feature, Victoria! (not Vicki because that’s not ok!)

  6. 1.4.12

    Love learning more about Annemarie! She’s even more fabulous than I already knew! Cum Laude and finishing her first feature length screenplay when she was 20!?! Wow! xoxo

  7. 1.4.12

    I always find the coolest blogs from this series. Thanks Victoria!

  8. 1.4.12

    great feature! love her blog (:

  9. 1.4.12

    What a fabulous feature! I’m a big fan of Annemarie’s blog!

  10. 1.4.12

    I loved reading this, have been a huge fan of Annemarie’s blog forever, so it was fun to learn more about her… I loved learning that she wrote a screenplay!

  11. 1.4.12 said:

    love this series!

  12. 1.4.12
    Shay said:

    I love love love this! The photos are so inspirational & I love Brunch at Saks. The story behind its name is great! I love me some Audrey Hepburn.

  13. 1.4.12

    Brunch at Saks is one of my favorite blogs & I enjoyed learning more about Annemarie. Such wonderful dreams & likes!!!

  14. 1.4.12

    I loved reading this and what a fun way to get to know AnneMarie. Wish you all the best for 2012!

  15. 1.4.12

    Yes to all these lovely pics! Gorgeous!

  16. 1.4.12

    Absolutely chic. Love it. And great series.

    (great to “meet” this blog as well)

    Greetings from Curacao
    Priscilla Joy
    House of Tulips

  17. 1.4.12

    I read her everyday and didn’t know a lot! thanks!!

  18. 1.4.12

    Love Brunch at Saks!!! Such a fun post – thanks :)

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  19. 1.4.12

    Great Post! Can’t wait to see how the master bedroom comes along! I could use some inspiration for mine!:)

  20. 1.4.12
    Jacquelyn said:

    as always Annemarie has tackled this with such style and grace! Loved finding out more about her!

  21. 1.4.12

    She’s only 25!?!? Good grief. She’s so good. Great photog, great cook, great inspiration. Her blog always amazes me.

  22. 1.4.12

    This was fabulous. I am sooo happy to meet a new blogger (to me) and obviously someone who is quite talented and incidentally someone who I have much in common with, not the least of which is my undying love for Napa and Mexico…ahhh wouold love to be there now! Shes a veteran blogger, wow since 2006, impressive!
    Headed over now…great format, great interview and two great bloggers in one superb post!

  23. 1.4.12
    Alexa said:

    I love Annemarie. She is a great inspiration! I’m also a huge fan of Jackie O. But who isn’t? ;)

  24. 1.4.12

    I love, love, LOVE your behind the scenes series! Hearing other bloggers’ stories is so motivational and inspiring to me and my little newborn blog :) And yes, Jackie O. is fabulous, there is so much I didn’t know about her until recently when I began reading up on her.

    <3 Blonde Vivant

  25. 1.4.12
    Neda said:

    Love this series and I love Brunch at Saks…so cool to learn more about her accomplishments and dreams…wonderful post!

  26. 1.4.12
    tabitha said:

    I love this. Such a fun idea for posts. Plus she’s pretty fabulous.

  27. 1.4.12
    Amanda said:

    Oh this was so fun getting to know you better! I love your bog and this series. I love peeks into the lives of others! I hope all your dreams come true!

  28. 1.4.12

    What a great post!

  29. 1.4.12
    alyson said:

    Love getting to know Annemarie a bit better. SHe’s one of my blogger favorites, with endless home and lifestyle inspiration. Journaling for a year would be incredible!

  30. 1.4.12
    Anonymous said:

    Great to learn more about you, Annemarie. You have accomplished a lot already!
    Great post.
    Have a nice evening.

  31. 1.4.12
    Tamra said:

    Screen play at 20!!! I already admired her, but even more now. I’m so glad you featured annemarie, she is such a sweetheart. Glad I got to learn more about her!

  32. 1.4.12

    Great post, what a talented woman!

  33. 1.4.12
    Amy said:

    I adore Annemarie’s blog and am so happy to have found your blog now too Victoria. Thanks for the great series and I look forward to reading more this year!

  34. 1.4.12

    How have I not been following AnneMarie? She sounds fab! Off to check out more…

  35. 1.4.12

    Loved learning more about her! And wow cannot believe she is only 25! Such style and vision…wish I had that in my 20’s!

  36. 1.4.12

    So lovely to see Annemarie here and to learn more about her! Love this series Victoria! xx

  37. 1.5.12
    Tania said:

    She’s amazing I’m so glad you did a feature on her, I’m also loving your blog!! Now following, you’re such an inspiration xx

  38. 1.5.12

    Love Brunch at Saks! Thanks for featuring her!

  39. 1.5.12

    I love this– gorgeous inspiration and two of my favorite blogs mashing up! XO

  40. 1.6.12
    Lauren said:

    Love this behind the scenes post! AnneMarie is so inspirational! Loved reading about her!