A Pretty Picnic Basket for Two
Sitting surrounded by the stable equilibrium of nature this afternoon I find quietness, calming me from within. At some point in our lives we must inhale and breathe, for what comes after it is a blessing and a clear vision to what is next on our horizon. From the acres of grassy knolls that can be seen all around in such abundance, to the lush covering of redwood trees, curious squirrels, and paths garnished with white roses, today I find a perfect harmonious balance between luxury and nature.
With a pretty woven picnic basket set for two, a bottle of premier red wine sits upon a traditional plaid patterned blanket, displaying a classic, yet historic time in al fresco dinning. What started from the mid-1600s, the word “picnic” originates from the term “pique-nique” which was frequently used to describe connoisseurs who brought their own wine. Of course an afternoon picnic wouldn’t be complete without a charcuterie board of fine cheeses and delicate bites, as an elegant appetizer.
Today, I’m wearing an authentic piece from my vintage wardrobe that was once owned by, in my opinion, the definition of a lady, my belated namesake and grandmother, Doris Alexander. Pairing her navy blue wool skirt that she wore on her wedding day with the modern touch of a white blouse, a diamond embellished gold stem rose brooch and matching earrings create such an afternoon of classic ease. And let’s not forget that no outfit is complete without a large -brimmed, straw, floppy sun hat, as we all know it’s not only an investment for summer, but is the finishing touch to one’s ensemble.
The Camel Hat Shop (similar here) // Vince Camuto Pleated Blouse // 1950s Wool Garbine Skirt (Namesake, Doris Alexander) // Vintage Rose Brooch // 50’s Trifari Pearl Earrings c/o Sweet & Spark // Brian Atwood Pumps // Highlander Picnic Basket // Really Red Lipstick c/o Marykay