Entertaining

Picnic Time! A Sweet Summer Picnic for Two

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It’s the peak of summer — and for many of us, that means ridiculously hot day and deliciously warm nights. We love how Ashley Pepitone from Camp Makery styled this summery picnic with our Rattan Picnic Basket — perfect for warm nights outdoors. Macarons, watermelon feta salad, fresh baguettes and three of her favorite La Crema Winery wines combine in a beautiful, light meal that’s perfect for summer picnics.

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As part of our Style Your Summer Contest with La Crema Winery, we’re giving away everything you’ll need for outdoor entertaining this summer: outdoor drinkware, a bocce ball set, $250 and more! Enter here for a chance to win. Hurry — this contest ends July 7!

Styling and concept: Ashley Pepitone
Photography: Janet Howard Studio
Wine: La Crema Winery
Macarons: Ansley’s Macarons

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Turning on the oven and cooking a big meal sounds like the last thing we’d want to do in the middle of a summer heatwave. That’s what makes an evening picnic sound so appetizing — snacking on light bites that require little to no prep with a cool glass of La Crema Pinot Gris on the side? Count us in! This watermelon-feta salad is a refreshing accompaniment to a warm baguette — just mix cubed watermelon, feta, mint and lemon juice together in a big bowl.

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An outdoor lantern provides cozy candlelight as the sun sets.

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Tip: Use citronella candles if you’re worried about bug bites! Pepitone also added basil to her beautiful bouquet to help keep bugs away, too.

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What if your perfect picnic weather breaks into a sweet summer shower?

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Take the picnic indoors — personally, we think there’s something very romantic about an evening picnic for two on the living room floor.

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Don’t forget something sweet for dessert — in this case, Ansley’s Macarons and a glass of La Crema Rosé.

Product featured: Rattan Picnic Basket for 2, Picnic Table Stake, Rope Outdoor Dinnerware in White, PB Classic Outdoor Wine Glasses





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