Summer Romance: Picnic


Over the last month, the Mr has been training away from home during the week, making our weekends extra precious. It makes us appreciate the time we have together, and we’re much more intentional about planning special memory-making outings.


I couldn’t think of anything better to kick off a summer weekend than a picnic dinner. So last Friday, to help him unwind after a long week, I packed up a basket: roasted chicken sandwiches with avocado and arugula, chips, salami and cheeses, strawberries, and my go-to chocolate chip cookies (and a couple fouta towels to lay in the grass). When he came home that evening, we rode our bikes a few blocks down to a nearby park, with a view of downtown San Diego and the flight path.


We popped a bottle from our wine club collection (a sweet gift he gave me a few months ago, with the idea that each bottle would only be enjoyed together, on special occasions – and a romantic summer picnic certainly qualified). It was so dreamy.


I so enjoyed planning it out, and looked forward to it all week. It was the perfect start to a restorative, romantic, summery weekend… So go on and take your love outside! Be intentional. Pop a bottle of something special.

Are you planning any romantic outings this summer? I’d love more ideas!

16 thoughts on “Summer Romance: Picnic

  1. I wasn’t planning on planning anything romantic, but this post is making me reconsider! Very romantic and glad you and your man got to spend some time together. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is uber dream boat-y. When my boyfriend asked what I wanted to do to celebrate our 3 year anniversary later this week, my instant response was a picnic by the lake under the tree in the park we sat under on our first date! Taking a cue from your picnic when packing mine and going to keep it classy and simple :)

  3. Not only is your idea a good one, but your photos are outstanding! Your cover pic looks like it’s out of a magazine. Great job, k!

  4. This looks amazing! My husband and I have only ever been on one picnic – and that was on the day we got engaged. Definitely want to plan something like that for this summer since we are looking for cheaper date options. :D


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