[Updated] Summer Picnic Essentials- Picnic Tips You Can’t Live Without

Did you know that July is National Picnic Month?  I love a good picnic, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my summer picnic essentials.  My first memories of picnics were with my parents in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco with some fresh sourdough and salami.  My idea of a picnic has changed a bit since then, but it’s always about good people, good food and good drinks.  I believe you can have a picnic almost anywhere, whether it's on the roof of your home or apartment building or at a local park like the La Brea Tar Pits.  I do believe in brining a few of my favorite items to make sure that the experience is perfect though.   [caption id="attachment_3647" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Roof picnic: I always like to have chilled bubbly and something to keep it cold on hand.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3648" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Roof Picnic: with the right accoutrements, you can have a picnic anywhere.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2221" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Picnic in the park: Just grab a friend![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2220" align="aligncenter" width="900"] What can I say, I like color, especially in the summer![/caption]   Here are my Summer Picnic Essentials: Make sure that all...Read More
How to Pack a Wine Picnic

How to Pack a Wine Picnic- My Favorite Essentials

If you've seen my Instagram, you know that I love going wine tasting and I love a good picnic.  If you've ever been wine tasting, you probably noticed the strange phenomenon that wineries rarely have food.  If they do have food, they usually don't have much variety and it won't be gluten free (I'm gluten intolerant).  Therefore, I'm in the habit of packing a wine picnic when we go wine tasting.  I've packed quite a few at this point, so I know what works and what doesn't, so I'm pretty much an expert on how to pack a wine picnic.   Here are my Wine Picnic Essentials:     I decided that instead of buying a picnic table cover that I would simply re-purpose one of my Turkish beach towels.  It can be very windy on a vineyard, so these colorful cloth napkins come in very handy. I love these great melamine salad plates and they all fit in the picnic basket.  Pack an all purpose cutting board I love to bring music with me too, but make sure that you're not bothering other people.  I love this Beats Pill. I also really love my insulated picnic basket.  Not only...Read More