3 Steps for an Easy Autumn Picnic or Pique-NiqueWhether you call it a Picnic or Pique-Nique, Autumn is the perfect time for an outing…or to be specific to the translation of the French: an outing with food! (BTW: Since 1991, “Pique-Nique” no longer requires a hyphen per the approval of the Académie Francoise.) Regardless, here are my 3 Steps for an easy, breezy Autumn Picnic or Pique-Nique:
Step #1 Get a Great Blanket & Picnic BasketI love my Pendleton Blanket (for lots of reasons) especially because it has a leather carrier! On this day, I also chose the smaller of two picnic baskets from my pantry, because it is oh, so easy to carry….. no bigger than a great handbag. Picnics should be fun, not work! At the same time, however, I love making the whole experience more special than brown-bagging LOL.
Step #2 Don’t Forget the SparkleI love the Colors Of Autumn; so, it just felt right to wear Fancy Color Diamonds and Hearts! You already know that I am the Resident Diamond Expert at HSN. The HSN “COLORS OF DIAMONDS” collection offers beautiful fancy color diamonds that are priced right for rolling in the leaves worry-free LOL! Oh, that colorful Carmel covered apple with sprinkles is from Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck NJ. I LOVE Sprinkles & Sparkles!
Step #3 Location, Location, LocationMy choice this day is Allaire State Park, Monmouth County, NJ. The park spans more than 3,000 acres with hiking trails, camping areas, a tourist center, a tourist railroad and The Historic Village of Allaire. The Village is an interactive museum where you can experience history directly through hands-on activities. (Kids small & adult-size love it!). They also have a large area with picnic tables (and grills), but I prefer blanket-picnics. So, I found a beautiful area, perfect for Leaf-Peeping.
Did I Mention the Bling?
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