After a week of too many screens and not enough fresh air, stretching out in nature, gourmet snacks, fruit, a good book and cozy blanket in tow, can effectively curb cravings for Paris, or any other sorely missed destination. It’s easy to round up the essentials and break open your picnic basket at any park, scenic vista, or rooftop in your city to create a romantically relaxing scene for yourself, friends, or loved one.
Below are my go-to picnic essentials that I have been utilizing weekly in parks and on beaches across Southern California. I like to pick up ready-made meals from local restaurants or grab-and-go gourmet markets to make things easier. Some picnic friendly favorite foods and drinks are rosé, fruits, baguette, sandwiches, and salads.
Below are my must-have picnic essentials that are important to remember for any successful picnic, including a basket with plates and cutlery, picnic blankets, temperature-controlled beverage holders, and more.