Picnic Season


I have this strange obsession with eating outside. I am happier eating a nondescript burrito on a patio on a warm spring night that I am eating a fancy meal inside. Which makes me a big fan of picnics! I’ve reminded Andrew over and over that nothing is more romantic that a husband who packs a picnic as a surprise after a long week. Even if it’s just to be eaten in your backyard. But men can be dense when it comes to blatant requests for romance, so I will be packing my own picnics this season most likely, which is okay because then I know they’ll be pretty :)  When it comes to packing up a basket there are a few essentials- great wine, real wine glasses (stemless for lawn-balancing), disposable plates for less messy clean up, cheese and crackers and a great blanket!


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17 Responses to “Picnic Season”

  1. jillian says:

    i love a good picnic :) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. Angie says:

    Erin, Cannot tell you the number of times your suggestions have resulted in saving me time. I ordered the pineapple wine opener to be shipped (free shipping today) to Ohio for a housewarming gift and I will hand deliver a bottle of wine. Thanks! Have been following you every day since ’08. So wish you were coming to Florida to do a book signing. Love ya.

  3. Ali says:

    I feel the same way. Even if it’s just a glass of wine and cheese on our balcony, it instantly elevates my mood! I am looking forward to a few picnic dinners with all the outdoor movie nights we have here in DC.

  4. I will always remember a picnic I had with my husband when we were dating on a rocky ocean cliff. I think I need to plan another picnic! Love your picks.


  5. Lily says:

    A friend told me she got a picnic set as a wedding present and I think that’s such a cute, original gift!

    x Lily

  6. Rachel says:

    So cute! I love the idea of bringing along a fun tablecloth and napkins to dress the picnic up.

  7. Jen says:

    I mean, LOVE me some Whispering Angel rosé!!! Great call ;)

  8. Kathleen says:

    Saw Whispering Angel at Marty’s in Newton. Must try! I love me a good Rose. Urban Grape had one last summer that I LOVED: Domaine Jean David Le Rose de Janot. Sadly, it is not in stock this year. :-(

  9. Tiffany says:

    Picnic season is THE best!! Love this post :) xx, Tiffany | http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com

  10. Erin Gates says:

    Whispering Angel is SO YUMMY!!!! :)

  11. Eleanor says:

    I love a good picnic basket!

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  13. Lori says:

    Erin, if you want to use your stemmed glasses for picnics, you just need the right holders! This is how we roll at Concerts on the Square in Madison, Wisconsin: http://www.amazon.com/True-Fabrications-Picnic-Stix-Set/dp/B0027XN5B4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_k_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=07GP8M6712A86475E6VZ

  14. Love those stemless glass, but would rather bring something plastic on a picnic. I don’t mind that they’re not “real” when I can rather carry something lighter and less fragile.

  15. Anett says:

    Those stemless wine glasses are pure brilliance! I’ve got to get me some of those, though I’ve never planned a picnic in my life. But it’s never too late, no? At least I’ll have the appropriate glasses…

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