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Chic picnic: instructions for use!

Chic picnic: instructions for use!

We are in June and we can now enjoy long sunny days (or almost). So to spend a privileged moment with your family or your friends in the open air, I suggest that you introduce yourself to the art of picnics. Who has never wanted to settle in the grass for lunch in the sun? But beware, we are talking about a real meal and not a snack! So when I talk about picnics, I immediately see the beautiful tablecloths, large baskets and elaborate preparations to enjoy in a friendly atmosphere. For your next picnic, start by offering yourself a beautiful tablecloth in a summer pattern. The Liberty and its small flowers will be ideal for the country side. You will find some at Ikea or Alinéa but you will also be able to find custom fabric to make your tablecloth at Saint Maclou. As for the dishes, to avoid breakage, I suggest you equip yourself with a small melamine service. Not only is it not fragile but it is also quite economical and the colors and patterns are endless to create beautiful table atmospheres. Visit Casa for colorful dishes or Habitat for more original models. Prepare some cakes and salads then place everything in a large basket and find a corner of nature where you can settle! If you want to shake up the traditional picnic a bit, I also have what you need! Rather than dishes, bet on the bento. You have no doubt already heard of it: it is a small lunch box from Japan where the preparations take on a very aesthetic character, like paintings. The boxes are also very decorative with many models: some have funny shapes, others in lacquer are very precious, and there are also very design models like at Mon Bento. Finally, for all those who would like to enjoy a picnic without having to worry about organization, the baker Arnaud Delmontel offers all Parisians a shopping bag (for 4 to 5 people) to take away. This is a real picnic kit where you will find sweet and savory products that will delight you but also practical accessories such as a plaid and a knife. All articles by Cendrine Dominguez Photo credit: Pierre Olivier / TEVA