I hate to call it the end of summer since we still have a good few weeks left, although I will admit we ARE well past the midway point and into the latter part of the season. But let’s not dwell on the negative, shall we?
Summer, of course, is picnic season, so I figured a little end-of-summer picnic was in order. (I’ll probably try to sneak in at least one more picnic before the end of the season, but let’s be real: It probably won’t be as cute as this one, so enjoy!)
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Since picnics are during the summertime and summertime fruit is my favorite EVERRRR, I tend to go heavy on the fruit when I pack for my picnics. It’s not unlike me to cut a watermelon in half, grab a spoon and dig in. But in the interest of keeping this picnic elegant and ladylike (it WAS going to be photographed, after all!), I made sure to take more than the usual care in presentation. I even made a raw vegan gluten-free blueberry cheesecake for the occasion! Did I go overboard or WHAT?! To take this picnic to the next level of pizzazz, I added some IZZE Sparkling Water to the mix. Sparkling water is the newest addition to the IZZE family. It comes in three flavors: Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon.
Let me tell you a little story about IZZE: I first discovered IZZE when I was a wee middle schooler flipping through a PB Teen catalog one day after school. What did I see? None other than a bottle of IZZE sitting pretty on one of PB Teen’s featured coffee tables! Born with an innate love of graphic design, I distinctly remember being transfixed by the cute logo and package design. It was love at first sight. Oh yes. Years later, look at me now! Having a PICNIC with IZZE Sparkling Water! My middle school self would approve. IZZE is now USDA certified organic, which is pretty cool too.
I’d also like to give a shout-out to my mom for joining me in front of the camera for these pictures! (She’s the one who takes most all of my outfit pictures! In case you’re wondering, my dad took these pictures of us together.) I got her to put a ribbon in her hair, wear a cute vintage-y dress and help me lug all these props and food to the park. She’s too good to me! (I anticipate I’m going to have to do a bunch of favors for her in return, but oh well. Y’all got to look at pretty pictures, so it’s all good.)
How do you like YOUR picnics? Are you one for careful planning or do you prefer casual spontaneity?
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