Restaurant Review: Mattei’s Tavern

matteis-tavern-4Restaurant Name: Mattei’s Tavern
Location: 2350 Railway Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★★
Halfsies Bank: $$
Genre: American
Great for: Brunch / Your wedding / Living here forever

This place is a little magical getaway in the middle of Los Olivos. It’s perfect for brunch because outdoor seating is plentiful. There’s a huge grassy outside area with bocce ball, live music, and lots of space for dancing and frolicking in the sunshine! Plus, the food is amaaaaazing. So is the coffee. Do you really need anything more?? #heaven

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Brunch was followed by a fun little photo shoot around the grounds! We were all soooo over caffeinated after 4 cups of coffee each… the stuff was just so damn good and they kept refilling our mugs!!

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How fun is this little chalk board cabana?? It’s literally a cabana on the grounds and the walls are all chalk… pretty sure it’s there for little kids to doodle on while their parents brunch. We’re kids. That’s why we love it.

Drooling yet?? Visit the website here 

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&& “WRITE DRUNK, EDIT SOBER.” Words of wisdom, blogger friends. Never let that wine leave your hand. JK! But only kinda…

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Skinny Tip: Flavored Ice Cubes

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I’m known to guzzle water all day longgg. Drinking water just makes me feel so good and cleansed! And it’s sooo important for your brain / weight loss / clear skin / a healthy body overall!

It always amazes me when people tell me that they haven’t had any water all day. I chug water first thing in the morning and don’t stop all day! Nothing does a better job of waking me up and helping me to feel refreshed.

If you’re one of those people that doesn’t get their water fill, try this fun trick and I promiseee you’ll be more inclined to remember that water! These flavored ice cubes are super yummy and infuse water with different flavors and nutrients! You can pretty much do whatever you want here, but I’ve found that the most successful ice infusions are cubes made from a fruit base (lemon juice, orange juice, apple juice, watermelon, strawberries) with fun little accents embedded within (blueberries, mint leaves, orange rind).

There are two distinct ways of doing this, but I tend to favor blending fruit into little smoothie ice cubes! Gather your ingredients and follow the instructions below!

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Here’s my fave recipe:
Blend 1 cup strawberries with 1 oz orange juice and 1 tsp on mint. Pour into ice cube molds, let freeze. Drop in your water (or hell, your favorite vodka soda??) and enjoy!

Another option that I love? Straight lemon juice with blueberries floating inside! These look super pretty and taste even better!

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On the go? Try adding fruit to this fruit infusion water bottle!

What awesome combos have you tried?? Share with us below!