Tired of going to restaurants, getting overdressed and spending a lot of money for an intimate brunch? You have a busy weekend but you’d love to spend a few hours and relax? I love going out or have a weekend getaway but we can all agree that we can’t have one every weekend. Don’t worry though, there are many interesting things to do during your days off that are not far from the big city and that are very friendly with your pocket.
Going on a picnic! It may sound a bit old fashioned, but trust me: it’s pretty amazing and on a budget!
You can go as a couple for a romantic (and relaxing) brunch in the middle of nature or you can convince your closest friends to go together for a no-fuss outdoor entertainment. Either way, a picnic is always a good (and a very fancy) idea.
What you need to host a great end-of-summer affair or maybe a welcome-fall small party? Not much: a cute blanket, snacks, drinks and a very good mood. of course, if you plan to organize this type of events more often and to do it like a pro, you should invest in a fully equipped picnic basket (mine is on his way), some cozy pillows and at least one lantern (preferably vintage).
Me and Alex went on a Saturday in August to catch some sun and have a few moments for ourselves away from all the wedding planning noise. We had this striped blanket from IKEA (red and white), took a nice little basket, a good book and some table accessories from our home and drove straight to Mogosoaia park. No so fast though…we made a quick stop at our favorite bakery, Rue du Pain to buy the essentials: lemon cheesecake, raspberry tart and peach cake. All of them delicious, I must say. But what is a picnic without fresh fruit and a bottle of prosecco? So we made another stop and we were ready to start our French-inspired brunch!
Green meadow, clear blue sky, some falling leaves coloring the landscape, curious dragonflies, us two and our thoughts. Time stops for a few moments and all you hear is the birds singing.
Definitely a lovely experience which we’ll repeat this fall in a new style: pumpkin spiced everything! So stay tuned for further posts and who knows…maybe we’ll meet for a picnic! We promise to share the food!
So…when in doubt, go for a picnic.