Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? Me neither, but I love a picnic, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my summer picnic essentials. My first memories of picnics were with my parents in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco with some fresh sourdough and salami. My idea of a picnic has changed a bit since then, but it’s always about good people, good food and good drinks. For this photo shoot I decided to have a picnic at La Brea Tar Pits. They have several beautiful grassy areas either in the front or in the back. We chose a quiet area in the back with lots of shade. There is a fee to enter the museum but not to be on the grounds and have a picnic.
Here are my Summer Picnic Essentials:
- Make sure that all of your food is in separate containers. I really love the the compartmentalized container that I used in the photos, it keeps 5 different items separated but in the same container for easy transportation. It’s BPA free plastic which is lighter that glass and non-toxic.
- We recently bought a picnic table which makes picnicking on uneven services much easier.