RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT PICNIC:
A seasonal salad served cold, or barely warm. We also made an on-site caprese. (This is all from the farmer’s market: 2 ears of corn, shucked, 3 tomatoes, diced, 1/2 lb green beans, halved, and minced garlic, all braised in butter + a bit of vegetable stock. Finish with lemon juice + red pepper flakes + salt and pepper. Delicious cold.)
The perfect location. Labyrinthine + deeply magical + with the deep scent of roses wafting throughout.
A deep basket to hold everything (including four bottles of contraband rosé.)
Mixtapes your boyfriend gave you and a cutting-edge portable sound system.
Plenty of charcuterie, cheeses, fruits, spreads, and crackers.
An adorable dog.
She is gorgeous. This looks like the beginnings of a very promising black velvet painting.
With summer almost being over, the urge go picnicking has died down. I spend more time daydreaming about lamb stews + a roaring fireplace. But if you haven’t done a proper picnic at least once this summer, find a grassy spot + stay for at least five hours. Don’t forget to bring enough tapes.