Bastille Day Picnic
Ooh la la! Bastille Day is upon us, the perfect occasion to break out your picnic blanket and hamper and traipse to an idyllic countryside meadow or leafy museum park and celebrate all things French!
Whether by bike (romantic) or Vespa (zippy) style is of the essence as you embark upon your epicurean adventure. Paper plates and plastic cups are firmly frowned upon — instead, opt for melamine in vibrant florals reminiscent of the perfumed fields of Le Petit Trianon, and acrylic glassware trimmed with pretty details to pair with a chilled bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé or sparkling lemonade.
An abundant offering of gourmet cheeses is vital for any proper French picnic, especially when displayed on rattan serving pieces that evoke the rustic refinement of Provence. Charcuterie and bright red cherries are recommended (because life is art) and charming linens reminiscent of vintage flea market finds capture that fabulous essence of joie de vivre like only the French can do.
For those who love to go over-the-top, channel your inner-Francophile with statement pieces like our hot air balloons that can hang whimsically from tree boughs above or stand as centerpieces (which we especially adore filled with flowers or colorful macarons)! And no Bastille Day celebration is complete without champagne, so don’t forget the bubbly and toast to a glorious day shared with good friends, delicious food and savoring magical moments together in the sweet summertime.