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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. :-(

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  5. 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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