6 steps to : picnic perfection
Our favourite summer treat - what could be more relaxing than lazy summer afternoons with delicious food, good wine and great company during a luxurious summer picnic. Prepare for picnic season with tips from Città Stylist Sam van Kan on styling a luxurious spot to lounge in.
1. Pack to perfection
Our stackable Breka Maplewood Crates make the perfect picnic carryall. With handles for easy transportation, you can pack these full of your picnic essentials as you wander in search of the ideal picnic position.
2. Luxurious layers
After finding a shady spot under a tree with just the right amount of sun peeking through, start setting your picnic from the ground up. Depending on the size of your gathering, you could layer rugs and blankets to sit on, or simply lay down a linen tablecloth on the grass - just make sure there is enough room for all your guests to stretch out and enjoy the sunshine!
3. Linen love
One of my favourite textures this summer is linen. Add a level of luxury to your picnic by treating your guests to linen napkins, not only are they eco-friendly and can be used time and time again, you can wrap them around glassware and ceramics to stop them clinking together. Scatter linen cushions across the picnic setting to perch on while dining, and don’t forget to bring blankets for when the sun dips below the trees!
4. Set the table
Try as we might to find a flat piece of grass to picnic on, there is always the possibility for spillage! Turn the crates upside down and use the base as your make-shift table and grazing station; and use other hard surfaces like chopping boards and placemats scattered around the picnic blanket to rest wine glasses and plates on.
5. Finishing touches
Flowers and foliage really are the finishing touch. You could bring some with you to scatter around your setting using small vessels, or go foraging for a posy of wild blooms to bring home.