Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dinning al Fresco

I have always been a fan of eating out and a picnic is just even better. A few years ago when I lived in LA, I used to go to a park to read and would always enjoy seeing families and other people having picnics no matter if it was summer or winter... of course, LA winters are quite mild.

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Whenever you can plan it, chose a site near a tree so you have support for decorations like lanterns, battery operated string lights, or flowers that can create the perfect mood.


Opt for foods that require refrigeration as you may run the risk of your food getting spoiled. If you bring something that needs to be cold, fill plastic bags with water and freeze them so you can put them with you food to keep it cold.

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Go for comfort, bring pillows and lost of blankets that you can lean into, keep you from the cold and prevent for you and your food to get dirty or covered from the sun.

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Comfort applies also to you food, look for foods that are easy to eat and if your ingredients have water in them, like tomatoes, leave them out and add them when your are ready to serve that way sandwiches won't get soggy or salads get watery. Now go out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Have a lovely day!

8 comments:

  1. Love these settings, so gorgeous. I like eating outside this way, as long as there is no bugs or anything like that to distract from relaxing. The umbrellas are so sweet, I love those :)) Happy Wednesday doll xx

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  2. You've got me dreaming again... beautiful post.

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  3. I love how neatly those sandwiches are packed in the last photo - so excited it's finally warming up around here!

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  4. Al fresco dining makes my heart happy. Picnics I can do once in a while, but being at a cafe or bar that has a beautiful outdoors area is always an easy decision for me. We recently went to a place that offers blankets and hot water bottles (it's about 6 degrees here!), I thought that was the sweetest thing!

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  5. i used to live in LA too! Where did you live? I was down in Venice Beach! :)
    Now in NYC, where are you again?

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  7. It has been years since I have had a picnic. I plan to try to have several this summer.

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