(We choose our favorite picnic spot at Calabasas Lake for our engagement photo location)
The key to a great picnic is keeping it simple while being prepared.
The Picnic essentials list:
Utensils (don't forget a knife!)
Cups or wine glasses
Music - make sure you have a great playlist on your ipod (I like the Ameli soundtrack for Picnics)
Game - Bring a kite or frisbee or even travel scrabble for entertainment
Cheese: Get a few different Blue Cheeses to sample and compare
Fresh Bread: I like fresh bread with cheese, plus a baguette makes my picnic basket look complete
Fruit: Bring raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or grapes
Sandwiches: I like BLTs - In order to ensure the bread isn't soggy, pack the ingredients separately and then assemble them on the picnic
Water: Sparkling water steps it up a notch
Wine: I like a crisp pinot grigio for a picnic
Dessert: Stop at a bakery and get a couple different pastries to try.
Where is your favorite picnic destination?