Summer Soiree: Planning The Perfect Summer Picnic
Summer is finally here and it’s time to celebrate in style! I was thrilled when Lucky Magazine and La Crema asked me to celebrate by planning the perfect Summer gathering. For me Summers are all about creating memories and picnics are a great way to spend a memorable and relaxing afternoon with friends and family. It’s been years since I’ve picnicked but I plan on making 2013 the Summer of chic and stylish picnics!
For my perfect picnic look I chose a pair of colorful and comfortable shorts. My chambray shirt made a wonderful layering piece and protected my arms from the sun’s rays. I completed the look with a few simple accessories and wedges that were easy to slip on and off.
Location, location, location. Cozy spots with plenty of shade make prime picnic real estate. Invite your friends to meet you under a leafy tree at your local park or grassy knoll. If you live near the water, set up your afternoon picnic on the sand. Just remember to bring an oversized umbrella for shade.
Delicious snacks are an important element to pulling off the perfect picnic. Make a trip to the Farmer’s Market to pick up a fresh fruit. Grapes and strawberries are just a few ideas of refreshing summertime treats. If you’re shopping at the market, head to the deli and pick up some pre-packaged sandwiches or pasta salads that make it easy for you to grab and go!
What will you pack in your Summer picnic basket? Let me know in the comment section below. Feel free to leave your favorite recipes because you guys know I want to try them! #SharingIsCaring
The perfect picnic also calls for the perfect beverage! Summertime is the perfect time to try out new wine. La Crema has introduced a new Pinot Gris to their collection and I was thrilled to try it for myself. It’s delicious! It’s light, refreshing and fits
For more information about the Pinot Gris head over to La Crema Winery. Plus, visit The La Crema Facebook page to enter the “Fill In The Blank” contest for your chance to win $200.
To read more of my tips for planning the perfect picnic head over to LuckyMag.com
Photos via Vince Trupsin