Hey gal pals!
I hope your day is off to a splendid start!
Today’s post is double the fun because it includes my friends Emily & Barbara, the two fab ladies behind the blog Fortuitous Foodies! As you may have noticed in this previous post, I have a penchant for picnics these days. Nothing is more fun than hitting up the park, wicker basket in hand, and picnicking the day away! And there’s no better way to picnic than with fun friends that bring deliciously healthy eats…they are foodies, after all!
What made this picnic even more of a party, was Stephanie Drenka joining in on the fun! I wish her pretty face would have made it into the pics, but her talented-self was behind the camera! Side note: She brought the most divine avocado chicken salad made with shredded chicken, avocados, and plain yogurt. This healthy combo is totally a new quick lunch option that I plan on whipping up from time to time. Absolutely scrumptious.
As you know, I’m all about the frills. So naturally, no get-together is complete without some beautiful blooms. The easiest way to add a little panache to a picnic is with pretty yellow petals and some citrus wine spritzers, see my recipe below! And, of course, my most favorite picnic basket is an essential. Since it’s fully stocked with plates, glasses, cutlery & a built-in cooler, to boot – you’re set no matter what you forget!
No picnic in the park is complete without the most perfect summertime print…gingham, of course! This gingham top will be a go-to of mine for both summer and fall (hello, transitional wardrobe!) and I love the idea of mixing 3 different prints in the same blue hue. This striped blue skirt paired perfectly with the checks in the top and the polkadots up top! Unfortunately, this particular hat is sold out, but I’ve included some alternate options below (like this or this!) that would look absolutely impeccable! And since mixing 3 blue prints brings plenty of pizzaz to the party, I kept jewelry to a minimum with simple pearl studs and a dainty gold necklace.
When someone says picnic you might think juice boxes and lemonade, but since this was a grown-up soiree of sorts, I decided to stir up my favorite low-sugar champagne spritzers! They’re a sensationally simple refreshment that are perfect for sunny day sipping!
Low Sugar Citrus-Berry Champagne Spritzers
- Brut Nature Champagne (Read more about why I choose this low-sugar option in this previous post.)
- Grapefruit Citrus Zevia (My favorite stevia-sweetened soda alternative!)
- Frozen Blackberries, Raspberries & Blueberries (The most delicious way to keep your spritzer cool in the heat!)
- Mix Brut Nature Champagne and Grapefruit Citrus Zevia together. Wing the ratios – some summer days call for more bubbly than others!
- Pour mixture into these classy, glass carafes (that happen to be amazingly affordable!)
- Add frozen assorted berries into carafe to keep your spritzers cool in the summer sun 🙂
And, that’s all folks! Easy as pie! The stevia-sweetened Zevia provides the perfect amount of sugar-free sweetness to the Brut Nature bubbles! You won’t miss the sugar, I promise!
Be sure to check out Fortuitous Foodies for more delish picnic recipes like Watermelon Salad & Chocolate-Filled Strawberries (Yum!)
Cheers to summer days, sugar-free spritzers & sweet friends!
Shop My Look:
Gingham Top: Nordstrom
Striped Skirt: Nordstrom
(runs large, I’m wearing a 0)
(adorable, alternate options!)
Sandals: Neiman Marcus
(block heel sold out, flat version available)
Pearl Earrings: Nordstrom
Spike Bracelet: Oasap