The Art of Al Fresco

Summer means so many things: freedom, popsicles, daylight that runs on forever, and nights that you’ll always remember. Sunshine, a trip to the pool, snappy white sheets sun dried on the lawn, and sunflowers. Ideally, cut from a field on the way home after a weekend in wine country, but if Trader Joe’s has some, girl, buy those flowers. You won’t regret it.

In Northern California, summer also means picnics. Despite the crap weather and the perennial fog, San Franciscans can picnic with the best of them. From Sausalito Fridays to Stern Grove Sundays, every weekend is a chance to flex your traveling culinary abilities and show everyone that you, too, know the fine art of eating al fresco.

From what to wear, what to cook, and what to pack in that jazzy little bag you picked up at Cost Plus World Market for only $14.99 – this week, we’re talking picnics. You won’t regret it.

2 thoughts on “The Art of Al Fresco

  1. Jen says:

    I recommend a post on Pimm’s Cups! When I went to Stern Grove several Sundays ago, I had total Pimm’s Cup envy a few blankets over. That group really knew how to picnic!


  2. Hilary says:


    I’m so glad someone else gets picnic envy. I had a serious cheese board crush at Stern Grove last week and we basically made puppy dog eyes until they shared with us!!

    There are lots o’ beverage recipes on their way, and I will definitely add Pimm’s to the list!

    PS – thanks for checking out my new venture!


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