Picnicking is delightful in summer as the heat seeps in, the smells of lilacs and jasmine permeate the air, and the sound of ice pushing against the inside of the glass calls to us like a pied piper. This “Fashion Report” is an homage to the sweet zest of outdoor sophistication. Picnic baskets and gourmet goodies that look and taste delicious! I mean, whoever thought picnics had to be dull clearly haven’t explored all of the possibilities!
Below is a look at some of the most chic and unique picnic baskets:
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“We poured the lemonade that we did not drink immediately into these lemon cups and topped them with fresh violets, set them into the freezer and later in the day we had lemon ice picnic style in the yard. It’s a favorite treat for the kids and for mama too after a day of working in the garden!”
PICNIC in your own BACKYARD!
Why not get dressed up and picnic in your own backyard?! Our kiddos love a little one-on-one time and love us even more when we act silly so – if you are in the mood for a little elegant adventure, why not tap into your inner child, grab your kids and create a #Wonderland picnic. Marshmallows, teas, cookies, tea sandwiches using food coloring wherever possible. It is a good excuse to bake some cookies and dust off the “child inside” and have some fun. You can even make paper lanterns using construction paper and pipe cleaners. Get creative, wander the backyard and search for fresh flowers, interesting herbs and really indulge in a bit of fairy tale-like magic.
Dawn Garcia is an LA born and bred Hispanic Latina. Growing up in a mixed race family that assimilated, and another that didn’t really allow for curiosity, the culmination of both became the driving force for pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and devoting her life to the fight for equality and social justice. In a quest to go against the grain, she started writing at a very young age to process trauma and better understand her innate desire to live out her free-spirited nature. She is a journalist and screenwriter who has developed original TV series’ and films. Her genres of choice are drama, dark comedy, and comedy. Her strengths lie in empathetic story lines, descriptors and dialogue — both natural and raw — and while diffused with humor, inevitably she hopes to show the thread that connects us all.
She is currently developing a comedy TV Series for MGM Studios/Gato Grande Productions. She is a mother, an activist, and lover of life.