The History Of British Picnicking

Come spring all I can think about is having a picnic. It used to be one of my favorite things to do when I lived in the UK. While I was living in Bristol studying at university, a group of us used to make cucumber and cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches, buy a bottle of wine and head to the canal with a blanket. It was a great way to watch the day slip away and have a little gossip. Read More

summertime and the livin’s easy…

with the start of summer upon us and independence day just around the corner, the timing is certainly appropriate for our new web theme – americana picnic.  imagine a hot summer day, throwing cutoffs and a tee or a sundress over your bathing suit and heading to the park for a picnic with friends.  a blanket spread across crisp green grass, the plucking of guitar strings and the smoky smell of barbecue wafting through the air.  cooling off with a quick dip in the lake, letting the warm rays dry your sun-kissed skin.  picking flowers to weave into a headband and eating strawberries and ice cream. telling stories as the sun goes down and catching fireflies in humid starlit skies.  it is a collective memory that we all share…the sounds and scents of summer.

here is some imagery that this trend brought to mind…

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