Even if life isn't a picnic, you can still throw one. It's amazing what a little time outdoors and some fine food can do for one's mood. There's something about eating outdoors on a blanket that makes eating anything just a little bit better. Today we are elevating the pastime of picnicking with fanciful finds like fringed food domes, blooming blankets, the perfect lobster roll and more.
Parisian Picnic Basket
The right picnic basket is necessary. Could one be any better looking than this? This wonderful insulated basket includes stainless steel salt and pepper shakers and a wine opener. I think it makes a gorgeous gift.
The Perfect Lobster Roll
If you can believe, I had my first Lobster Roll on Mother's Day. Of course, I loved it, but I found that I was looking for more of the little cubes of meat. This recipe with the whole lobster tail visible in the top split bun, leaves no surprises.
Paris Market Parisian Dinnerware
Made of melamine, these pretty plates add Parisian flair to your outdoor affair.
I was on quite a Sangria kick last Summer. It is the prettiest picnic beverage. Cool, refreshing, and just so fun to drink.
How Sweet Eats
This magnificent pie, is a brilliant showcase of fresh and seasonal produce. The ingredients had me at fresh basil and goat cheese!
This week I witnessed a fellow passenger boarding a plane with a stylishly wrapped ( in fabric ) pie. The poor dear needed this box! If you are serious about the safety of your pies, so do you.
The Berry Best Four Berry Pie
With a crust said to be "nearly as soft, sweet and supple as sugar cookie dough," this pie looks like Grandma's. I just know that "Mr. Shop This," will want it for a Father's Day treat!
Tuscan Tuna Sandwich
This stellar sammi features eight layers of deliciousness. The beautiful color comes from fresh arugula and purple cabbage. Tuna never looked so good.
Half Baked Harvest
Color Dipped Picnic Cutlery Set and Napkins
Chic and colorful, these pretty pieces truly are picnic perfect! Both can be found at
Layered Chicken Salad with Coriander-Yogurt Dressing
An easy and colorful salad that is layered in advance. Looks healthy and sounds delish! You can find the serving jars at Amazon.
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Kate Spade Patio Picnic Blanket
A pretty pick in a fanciful floral print. One side is cotton and the other nylon, making it a chic choice for grass or sand.
Mesh Food Cover Dome
Simply irresistible! Fringed and fabulous, this darling dome keeps the critters at bay in the most stylish way.
Grilled Chicken Panzanella
Grilled bread, marinated chicken with honey, fresh dill, and colorful heirloom tomatoes all add up to a picnic perfect salad!
Wine and Cheese Picnic Basket
Just add wine! One of my favorite finds. It also makes an unexpected and great gift!
Fried Chicken and Cole Slaw Rolls
What a combo, right? The crunch of the fried chicken and coleslaw stuffed into a soft yeast roll is so appealing. The coleslaw is unique as it is mixed with a buttermilk dressing.
Curried Chicken And Lentil Pita Pockets
Aren't pita pockets just great for holding everything? This is a super light recipe made with yogurt. Add grapes, almonds and plenty of herbs, you have a colorful combination that is actually rather healthy.
I have long been a fan of this portable grill. It's super stylish in four colors and great for grilling on the go.
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Ham Spinach and Gruyére Quiche
I so love a quiche! It's picnic perfect because it is so easy to transport. Good warm or at room temperature, this is a winner for your next adventure in outdoor dining.
Avalon Bamboo Caddy
Add a dose of color while you stay organized at your next picnic.
Coconut, chocolate, brownies, espresso. What's not to love?
Every picnic needs their own mixologist.
Potato Salad with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce
Because bacon makes everything better.....Can you just imagine the smoky sweet flavor?
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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Hero
This no fuss sandwich combines fresh ingredients that compliment each other. Marc gives you a step to step tutorial from his kitchen to yours.
Marc J. Sievers
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