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Spring Picnic

March 30, 2017

Could I Have That

I’ve been fantasizing about an Easter picnic since last May when I scored some baskets at a sale. Even though we were a year out, I marked my calendar and started collecting ideas. One of the first images I tucked away in my folder titled “hop hop” was a white bunny sugar cookie made by my friend Elizabeth Colling of Merci To Go—you know I got them, scroll down! She helped me put together a Spring picnic menu and I started sourcing my vision of neutral tones with blush accents, babies and bunnies, lacy white dresses, wildflowers and glittery eggs. We got lucky with the weather and soaked in the 70+ degree day under an oak tree. We picked the spot, a field just next door to my in-laws house. They let us borrow their coffee table which I surrounded with throw beds and cushions from Hedgehouse—easily my favorite discovery as of late. You can roll them up, take them to the beach or just lounge on the floor at home. They’re crazy comfortable and the fabrics are really good. Hints of blush came from a bottle found at Diani Living, wildflowers and hand died silk ribbon from Tono + Co. Elizabeth made spring vegetable tarts, a mixed greens salad and deconstructed cheesecake. Naturally, a live bunny (or 10) had to make an appearance. It was a huge hit with the kids, Elin is still talking about them. Marguerite dress from Dôen, Preston & Olivia hat. Meringues from Merci To Go, Hedgehouse throwbed in Toulouse. When it comes to DIY projects I like to keep it simple. I took brown and white eggs (hardboiled) and lightly sprayed one side with glue. Then took some fine gold and silver glitter and dusted it over the area I sprayed. Baby chicks made an appearance too! We used Parties Fantastic out of LA who are amazing. They have mini horses, ducks, goats and more. Basket from Diani Living. I’ve turned into a basket lady this past year. Some of my favorites here: Market Carry-All basket, Fisherman’s basket and Rustic Wire Basket. This natural Easter basket grass is the best. Left: Tutu du Monde Playsuit on Ava. Right: Ralph Lauren dress (similar) on Elin. Photography by Arna Bee