Finally! After obsessing over my baskets (read Diary of a Picnic Basket) for the better part of the summer, we recently went on another road trip up North and got to put them to use. Preparing a picnic, like preparing an outfit, is best when it’s effortlessly–but not haphazardly–put together. Thankfully, even though weather forecasts predicted thunderstorms in Baguio, we were greeted with sunshine and cool weather for our baskets’ first foray.
The cool temperatures and scent of pine were a welcome change from Manila’s heat
These vintage-print denim culottes that I designed were perfect for lounging outdoors
For the simplest picnic with no cooking required, I packed cold cuts, cheese, fruit, a crusty baguette, biscuits, and some drinks–absolutely fuss-free! Oh, and linen table napkins, just because 😉 We also had our summer playlist and a deck of cards as we lazed about and enjoyed the weather (read Tips On a Picnic).
A small candle was a good way of keeping the bugs at bay
We found an idyllic spot that was peaceful and away from the crowds to settle down in
Our zip up coolers (inside the lightweight basket) were packed with frozen water bottles which kept our drinks chilled
We took care of the food, Mother Nature took care of the ambience
It’s never truly a picnic without a visit from this little guest
Life’s little pleasures can be found anywhere you can set up a picnic 😉
*Photos by Ito