Monday, April 15, 2013

First Picnic of the Year

Sunday morning picnic with nobody around.


The outfit

I really need to get the knack of posing. Any tips?



Outfit:
Hat - H&M last year
Sunglasses - Paul Smith
T-Shirt - Monoprix
Cardigan - George Hogg
Skirt - Zara, 4 years ago
Belt - came with another Zara skirt
Shoes - Les fées de Bengale, unfortunately, this brand is disappearing from the market
Lipstick - YSL Rouge Pur Couture n°13 Le Orange

Two Years Ago

In 2011, spring was long and hot and nice. We started picknicking in March. I got my first sunburn during Easter (in the two hours it took our friend to do grocery shopping and bring back some sunscreen). While in Paris, we went picnicking a lot. And when I say a lot, I really mean a lot. Most of our dinners after work happened outside, on the lawn in front of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs or on the banks of the Seine. On the weekends we were in Paris we always spent at least a few hours there. Eating, reading, playing cards or simply laying in the sun. La dolce vita. I didn't count how many times we went but let's say 3 times a week for four months... about 50 times. How silly was I to believe this would happen every year.

Last Year

Last year's spring was cold and wet. We only went pickicking about 3 times. In total. Including summer. I don't have to tell you, how disappointed I was. Nothing more to say. It was sad.

This Year

You all know how long winter was this year. And that spring came only recently. But last Sunday in Paris, it was more of a summer than a spring. Saturday was still a bit cold and windy as you can see here. Sunday was not. It was warm since the morning. Everybody in Paris knew, that this would be the first really nice and warm day of the year. We expected all parks to be packed most of the day. Which was why we went picknicking for breakfast. On our usual spot in front of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, almost in the Jardin des Tuileries but right before the real garden starts, in that place you are still allowed to sit on the ground. At 10 AM, there were just a few people there - old ladies with their over-shampooed dogs, boxers having a morning workout, one yogi, two fathers with their kids playing football, two american girls who sat down for 10 minutes with their McCafé breakfast and us: with our plaid, our plates and glasses, some freshly made orange juice and cofee, fresh strawberries and pastries.




We had a blast. Thank you again, Eliška and Vojta for the very practical picnic backpack you gave us as a wedding gift!

I can only hope 2013 will be as "picnicfull" as 2011. Let's get the season started!






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