My friends and family can attest that I am a true picnic lover. As soon as there’s even a hint of sunshine I’m already reaching for my picnic basket and dusting off the nearest picnic blanket. Even though the European summer seems far off on the horizon after a somewhat non-existent spring, surely the weather has to sort itself out sometime soon, right?
When the sun does show its face, here are some of my go-to bits and bobs when planning a picnic:
1* – If you’ve got time, hang some cute decorations up so your guests can easily find you in the park.
2* – Keep your picnic basket or market bag organised and ready to go, so you can always say oui, oui to spur of the moment picnics when the sun comes out! I use a French-style market bag.
3* – If I had a car I’d always keep my picnic blanket in it, to whip out for impromptu picnics! Love this Tweedmill range, and the blankets and rugs from Urban Outfitters. I also like to keep a chopping board in my picnic basket. It comes in handy for last-minute preparations, and also makes for a nice serving platter.
5* – I’m always on the look out for hats like this one from H&M to add to my collection, and love whipping them out for picnics. Not necessarily the most practical purchase when travelling – they don’t fold up in a suitcase so well!