in OUTFIT on 26/08/16
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Grlfrnd jeans (c/o REVOLVE)
Tory Burch flats
Keltie Leanne Designs bracelet (c/o)
When we lived in Paris, picnicking wasn’t just our favourite summer activity – most days, it was the only activity that made sense. Parisian summers are hot, so hot that staying in your small Parisian apartment often feels nothing short of unbearable, and the only solution is to get outside, where it is also hot, but less so. We picnicked out of necessity, but also because it is a wonderfully lazy way to wile away an afternoon with friends; the preparation required is minimal, as is the effort, but you leave feeling like you’ve really made the most of the beautiful weather. In Vancouver, we don’t picnic nearly as often. There are so many different reasons for this, the fact that Place des Vosges is no longer down the street from our apartment among them, but after years of hearing me reminisce about our summers in the French capital, Lyndi suggested that we recreate one of the picnics that I loved so much here in Vancouver, at Stanley Park – and I couldn’t agree fast enough. A true Parisian picnic, particularly one that takes place outside of Paris, has a few essential ingredients – a good baguette (with a side of cheese and fruit of your choice), a bottle of wine (or two!) and a healthy dose of macarons; luckily, we now have a Laduree on Robson Street here in Vancouver, so we were able to bring along an excessive healthy supply of macarons. And as for my picnic outfit, I stayed true to exactly what I would have worn in Paris, even though it probably doesn’t what align with what a lot of North Americans think of when the envision Parisian style. I’m pretty much obsessed with my high-waisted Grlfrnd jeans because they’re so comfortable, which made them an obvious choice for sitting on a blanket on the grass. When you’re carrying picnic supplies and walking on grass, flats are really the only way to go – in Paris I only had one pair, but in Vancouver I have a selection and I eventually chose espadrilles. As for my blouse, admittedly, in Paris I always reached for black or white, but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up (which is not to say I expect to get into the habit of wearing a lot of pink because, well, I’m me) and I loved how my L’Academie top matched our treats, I admit; I’m a sucker for all things matching. While Stanley Park will never be Paris, we still had a really lovely time on our picnic, and it was so easy to put the whole thing together that I know we’re going to do it again before the end of the summer which, by the way (and I know I keep saying this) I really can’t believe is so soon. How are you enjoying the last days of the season?
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